1.I saved every fortune from every chinese meal I have ever eaten. I keep them in a jar in a kitchen cabinet.
2.I am working on visiting all 50 states. I have been to 31 so far-some of them more than once.
3.When I was small, I had a dream that I was adopted. It took many, many years for my parents to convince me that I wasn't. Exasperated, my mother finally found my birth announcement and gave it to me. I carry it in my wallet to this day.
4.I can curl my tongue.
5.In 1991, I flew a Cessna 172 Skyhawk for 1.6 hours and have my First Flight Certificate. This was under the supervision of a friend of ours who is a private pilot.
6.I graduated high school 35th out of a class of 570 students.
7.I met Stephen King in 1980 in a department store at a book signing. I acted like a complete dork--but he signed 2 of my books.
8.I take oil painting lessons from an 87 year old Dutchman! Just for fun and because he is one of the most interesting people I have every met.
9.When I was younger, I always wanted to go skydiving. Never made it and am too chicken now, but I did the next best thing. I went to a flying chamber in Las Vegas which simulated skydiving. Basically, it's an upright wind chamber with a jet engine mounted in the floor. You gear up and everything! My poor mother (who was always very supportive) had to watch her kid do this from an observation window. For those who know me from Etsy and this blog....are you sensing the connection? Skydiving simulation, plane flying, hot air ballooning....all this from someone who gets motion sick!
10.Most of you already know that I love Elvis and have even been to Graceland...but prior to that I was and still am a die-hard Beatles Fan. My favorite has always been Ringo Starr. When I was a kid, I had a Ringo Halloween costume. I made my own drum set out of boxes & tin pie plates. I remember sitting there, dressed up, playing the "drums" for hours. In the late 1990s I realized my dream & was able to see Ringo in concert.
So, there you have it!