So here goes:
1. My husband was the first stranger to introduce himself to me at university. We started dating three years later and married 5 years after that....15 years ago.
2. When I was 8, I swam 100 lengths of the Belleville, Ontario swimming pool and raised the most money of anyone in a charity swim-a-thon. No one thought I'd swim more than about 20 lengths, so when I went door-to-door, smiling sweetly, they sponsored me $0.25 to $0.50 per length. Suckas. In the local newspaper they described me as "the spunky 8 year old". They even gave me a trophy for Top Fundraiser! My dad swam too, then waited (a long time) for me to finish.
3. I've seen Mt. Everest in person. In 1990 I trekked to Gokyo Re in Nepal and had a most magnificent view of the world's highest peak. That was really tiring and probably the hardest physical thing I've ever done (yes, harderthan swimming 100 lengths, and because I know someone will ask, childbirth was a piece of cake compared to that day at 5500 m elevation).
4. I hate olives.
5. For one year, during university, I owned and rode this:
6. I can do a killer witchy cackle and am regularly called upon to do so at campfires by my kids, as in "my mom is a real witch you know...do it mom...do the cackle!"
7. Math was my best subject. Ever. But geography was my favourite.