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January 21, 2009

A Number of Random Things You Might Not Know

Filed under: My World,Thoughts — steegness @ 5:05 pm

From a meme floating around Facebook. I didn’t want to do it there. The “Number” was either 16 or 25, depending on who I decide to copy from, so given THAT subjective nature, the number of things here shall be totally arbitrary.

1. I had two of my elementary school teachers at my wedding.
2. The teachers mentioned above chipped in and bought me the microwave for my dorm room after high school graduation. That microwave is right behind me, still functional, as I type this.
3. I failed one quarter of one course in all of my education: third quarter AP Calculus, mostly because I didn’t like doing the homework.
4. If I could pick my career, I think I’d still like to teach, preferably at the undergrad level.
5. I used to be a kick-ass Magic: The Gathering player, having placed tenth in a two-state tournament in Germany at one time (eighth and higher went to German nationals, so I barely missed the cut). I still think I could do pretty well, but you’d have to give me the deck. Creation was not my forte.
6. Favorite movie: Hudson Hawk.
7. Favorite game: Uno.
8. I’m organizing a company volleyball team.
9. Despite being a trash-brained trivia whiz, I actually read very little, bookwise, at least. I read most everything that’s not a book, though, like the backs of cereal boxes.
10. I couldn’t tell you how much money I make in a given paycheck.
11. One Defining Moment: In high school, I was rehearsing for a play (Of Mice And Men), and my acting was pretty flat. My director asked me what it was my character wanted at that moment, and I failed to produce an answer. He LAID INTO ME, telling me that if I didn’t know what the character wanted, I should get off the damn stage. Yeah. That had an impact I still feel.

Enough for now, I think.

3 Responses to “A Number of Random Things You Might Not Know”

  1. Junima Says:

    Okay, I knew about 8 of the 11. As your mom, I figure that’s not too bad. It’s up to you to figure which ones I didn’t know!

  2. steegness Says:

    Honestly, I’d have figured that you’d go 11 for 11.

  3. Junima Says:

    Well, #8–that’s new, #10 is none of my business, so I wouldn’t even think to ask (although I might guess the neighborhood) and #11, if I knew, I forgot (and he was right!)