Wednesday, April 28, 2010

7 Random things you don't need to know....

Krista tagged me. First of all, I have to say how happy I am to have a new blogging friend named Krista with a 'k' -- all you "Blogging Amy's" watch out, it's only a matter of time before we catch up and take over the blogosphere....mwah haha!

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:

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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.

So, who wants to go next? How about Carol and Amy? This is only a wee notch above a chain letter, so if you're not into it, that's okay with me, but on the upside, you don't have to make anything for this blogpost!

9 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

Impressed by your physical achievments and smiling about the rest.-)

Andrea C said...

I had no idea about the olives! Crikey!!

Something people may not know about me? Well, I don't check lottery tickets right away because the dream is so much better than the disappointment.

Dianne said...

You..a motorcycle mama? Is there no end to your talents? :-)

carol said...

I think I'll have to think about this for awhile if it's okay with you????

Krista said...

I like it! This randomness stuff is fun and a good way to get to know someone. Thanks for playing along.

And I agree-- let's find even more Kristas take over the blogosphere!

Amy said...

Ha, ha, ha...good luck to you Kristas, the Amys outnumber you big time! I will have to think too. I don't think I am interesting enough!

Skiffer said...

I love that you were spunky at 8, and that you say suckas. I can hear you saying it! I won a public speaking contest in grade 3, and I still have the book that was the prize. Imagine, me - enjoying speaking.....

Rachel said...

Well, cool. What a fun post. (I hate olives too.)

Have you noticed there are also a lot of blogging Rachels? Or maybe we all just have the "blue Toyota syndrome" - you know, it's like when you own a blue Toyota you see them everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ich erinnere mich an das Motorrad!