Today’s post was inspired by my friend Leigh Ann, who did a “Fun Facts About Me” post on her own blog a couple of days ago. (Thanks, Leigh Ann!)
Before LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER CHICAGO, the last time I had any substantial stage time was in elementary school. I was in a couple of productions; my favorite was when I played Earth.
Even when I was a kid, I could never do a proper, straight-legged cartwheel. This has always bugged me.
When I was a teenager I had three main career aspirations: journalist, travel agent, and housewife/mom. I later earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
The movies I have watched the most over the course of my life are “Footloose”, “Dirty Dancing”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, and “The Breakfast Club”. “Sixteen Candles” is probably up there, too.
While I claim quite loudly that I despise country music, I am very fond of “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” (Big & Rich), “Before He Cheats” (Carrie Underwood), “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum), “Jolene” (Dolly Parton), “Friends in Low Places” (Garth Brooks), and anything by Shania Twain.
One city I’ve never visited but am dying to? London. That said, I would be happy visiting any city in any country in Europe.
I have never once thought, “I’d like to go to Asia.”
I am really good with numbers and am always solving problems in my head, even if someone has a calculator and is doing the same thing, because I like to see if I can do it on my own. More often than not, I do. I will only tell someone who knows me really well that I figured it out; otherwise I keep my mouth shut.
I prefer being barefoot whenever possible, even when I go out to grab the mail in wintertime. (Unless there’s snow on the ground; in that case I’ll slip boots on.)
I have never seen “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in its entirety.
I have always loved Germany, and when I was younger I hoped to grow up and drive a Mercedes. When I took Spanish class in 12th grade and had to pick a Spanish name, I chose “Mercedes”. In German class, that was not an option so I chose “Petra”.
I took German in eighth grade and through high school, and took both Spanish and Russian in the 12th grade.
I never played any sports as a kid, other than the mini sport units in gym class.
I get very annoyed (in my own head) at anyone who provides poor customer service or seems to be doing their job in the wrong way, but most especially when it happens at McDonald’s because I worked there for 2.5 years as a teenager and took great pride in being a top-notch crew member.
My first attempt at writing a book was when I was eleven. It was called “Patricia” and was semi-autobiographical.