Thursday, February 10, 2011
Who am I ?
Having been given the Stylish Blog Award by Julia, of Henhouse Pottery, I'm supposed to tell seven things about myself which most people wouldn't know. I've been thinking about that but didn't know what to write. Oh sure there's lots of stuff, some too silly, some too insignificant, some too personal.
Then I came across this wire sculpture in the bottom of my pen holder cup on my desk. It stands only one inch tall and a little more in width. I worked as a waitress to put myself through college and one of my customers made this sculpture for me in about two seconds. And it balances, kind of cool. This little wire sculpture will be part of another post coming soon.
My very first job, besides lots of babysitting jobs, I worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I've never eaten there since. I also once worked at Denny's, same thing, I haven't eaten there since. I once got a 15 cent tip from a customer and was pretty perturbed. Then I picked up the coins and one of them was an Indian head nickel. I'm sorry I don't have that nickel any longer.
When I was in college I was offered a job as a model for Macy's department store. I couldn't believe they chose me since I was only 5 ft 2 in and most models were tall. But the woman doing the hundreds of interviews said I could wear really tall heels. After much consideration, I told them I couldn't take the job because it would interfere with my college classes. I wonder where I'd be now if I'd taken the job?
When I got out of college I decided I needed to reward myself for paying my own way and graduating, so with the little money I saved I hitch hiked through Mexico for three or four months. All the way down the Baja and all the way up the mainland. It was the trip of a lifetime.
I'm usually pretty good at diagnosing car problems. Gary's sister and brother-in-law moved to Australia and we sold their jeep for them. Gary detailed it readlly well and we sold it to the local sheriff. We didn't really want to sell it to him, in case something went wrong with it, but he wanted it. So what could we do? He came back two days later and said something was wrong. I was standing on the upper deck of our home and he left the engine running so I could hear it. It sounded terrible. Gary was at work and I was in a quandary. All of a sudden I said, "I know what's wrong, the fan has a crack in it". I came down the stairs, and he stopped the engine. We looked and sure enough it had a crack and a piece missing which threw the engine off balance. He got it fixed and it ran fine after that. Whew, thank goodness.
I gave up eating beef over ten years ago and I've slowly been eating less and less animal products over the years, although I do like seafood, prawns, lobster, sushi, Yum.
I love all living things and even carry spiders outside on the end of a broom stick so I don't have to kill them. Lately, though, we've had a few silverfish and I've stepped on them. I'd try to catch them, but have you ever tried to catch a silverfish? Even stepping on them isn't easy, they run fast, and in random directions. Sorry little guys.
I guess this wasn't so difficult to write, just had to sit down and do it. As usual, such is life. Thanks Julia.