I have been tagged by TheMarathonMama with one of these ‘tell us about yourself’ things. It calls for 7 things which makes me realized that the phrase ‘be careful what you ask for’ is so true. I’ve asked that I not be tagged which got me bypassed with people playing the “5 things about you” game. Serves me right!
1). I’m a Buckeye. I was born in Dayton, Ohio and lived in Yellow Springs until I was 10 when my mother, a widow of 2 years, picked us up and moved us to Connecticut where we knew no one. Apparently she had a boyfriend in Boston but I didn’t know that at the time. He never materialized in our lives on the East Coast.
2). When I graduated from high school I worked in a plastic bag factory on the night shift from 6 PM to 6 AM, 3 days on and 3 days off. I rarely went to sleep after the 3rd day until that night. After about 6 months of that I took a job with a friend making cheesecakes. I saved my money and went to Europe for 4 months.
3). I ran out of money before I ran out of desire to be there so I took a job as a chambermaid in a dodgy bed and breakfast in Bayswater, London. I lived in a dorm style room with a bunch of Egyptian girls and learned about Ramadan. I was routinely propositioned by drunk Irishmen and lonely Africans as well as the Egyptian boys who also worked there.
4). I spent 2 years working on a PhD in physiology. I quit grad school after 2 years for a lot of reasons. Right or wrong it resulted in my marriage and subsequent production of my 3 favorite people in the world so I’m glad it worked out that way.
5). I am a dyed in the wool commie pinko feminist who lives in an upscale Lilly white suburb where I am a decorated former member of the PTSA. I am a huge fan of community and I can get along with anyone – I like people.
6). I’m a sociable person but I’m also a homebody. Sometimes I can’t wait to get home even though I am here by myself and get kind of bored. I need to get out more.
7). I have been unemployed off and on several times and I can’t seem to get the hang of weekends not being all that special when you aren’t working Monday through Friday. I often put off doing big jobs around the house until the weekend because that’s just how I think. Then, when I find myself at Costco playing bumper carts and dodging roaming herds of huge families I wonder why I didn’t go on Wednesday at 9 AM when the store is relatively quiet.
So the rules of this game are that I’m supposed to link to some people and post the rules. I don’t do the tagging thing, though and there’s a lot of it going around so tap, tap, no give backs – YOU’RE IT!
Huge shout out to TheMarathonMama for tagging me and giving me fodder for this last day of NaPloBoMo. I’m done!