Sunday, August 10, 2008

10 things you may not know about me...

Tagged from Tasha. This was fun.

1. I failed math in the fourth grade. For some reason, I found long division and graphs really, really difficult and decided, instead of asking for help, that I'd just avoid learning them altogether. Whenever it was time to turn in and go over the previous day's math homework, I'd ask to go to the bathroom and hide out there until my teacher or someone came and found me. I had to go to summer school, where I learned that math--or those two elements of it--was actually really easy, and I got an A. I never failed anything else in school again. (I graduated with the fifth highest GPA in my class.)

2. I can't really tell time. Also something I refused to learn in grade school. If you ask me what time it is, and there isn't a digital clock around, I can't just look and tell you what the time is. I have to count it out. I'd never owned a watch that wasn't digital until about three years ago when an ex-boyfriend gave me one as a Christmas present. I've never worn it.

3. The first time I ever tried beer, I was in the ninth grade. A friend and I found two six-packs of Bud Light bottles in the park near our house. There was one unopened beer left. We buried it beneath a tree to hide it until we could come back and try it. When he did, it was hot and awful. We threw the full bottle over a fence and into someone's yard.

4. I was a vegan for six months in high school and a vegetarian for two years. I cooked all of my own food since I was 14.

5. I didn't find out I was pregnant with Isaac until I was 12 weeks along. I was using birth control and skipping my period, and the month I finally decided to have one was the month it didn't come. Still, it took me two weeks to realize something was wrong. I finally went to the doctor thinking I was about six weeks along. Surprise!

6. Isaac was born four days after mine and John's two-year anniversary (which is actually a date that he made up. I think it was the first time I spent the night at his house. Other than that, we have no real marker for the beginning of our relationship. Our first "date" wasn't until about a week after we had been seeing each other).

7. Until the first grade, my last name was Maier. My parents married when I was six, and my dad adopted me when I was seven. I'd been calling him "dad," though, much longer than that.

8. I've never broken a bone. I've only had stitches once, the result of falling out of the bathtub and hitting my head on some exposed pipe under the sink of my grandparents' bathroom.

9. I wanted desperately to move to New York after high school. I applied, auditioned for and was accepted to the theatre program at Marymount Manhatten College, but it was about $24,000 a year, and I missed the deadline to apply for scholarships (I learned later I qualified for free tuition for four years). I moved to Tulsa and went to TCC instead. In my first year there, I decided I wanted to be a journalist.

10. My past occupations include body piercer (for one year) and go-go dancer (for one month).


Tasha said...

How fun. Thanks for doing this! You'll definitely have to give some details about the body piercing and go go dancing!! I can't believe the New York college crazy! Funny the journeys life takes us on.

Also, thanks so much for the very sweet comment!! We'll have to talk about my OCD one day ;)

Shelly Collins said...

I've never broken a bone either!

Ok, ready, "Holly, what time is it?"

He He. And cool video, I'm inspired to try. Is it from your camera?

Tina said...

Oh, my gosh, I remember when you got those stitches!

And a go-go dancer? Really? When was this?


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