Monday, September 01, 2008

6 Random Things About Me

Happy Labor Day! Last day of summer for Cambridge as he finally starts school tomorrow. I can't wait to go see all my coffee buddies. It will be a grand ole reunion at Starbucks! I was reading one of my favorite blogs, No Fear Entertaining, and she posted this interesting question. So here is a bit about me for you to see.

6 Random things about me...

1. I get goosebumps when I hear the national anthem and always sing along.

2. I made it half way through my MBA at The Citadel (at the time an all male military college but women were allowed to go to their graduate programs at night) but travelled too much for business and gave it up.

3. I was a writer for my college newspaper The Good 5 Cent Cigar at the University of Rhode Island (go Rhody!)

4. I am a closet NASCAR fan thanks to my NASCAR obsessed son. I love to watch races as it is such an incredible sport. Imagine going that fast and being so close to other cars. The skill is what gets me every time. Kind of like a scary rollercoaster. But shhhh don't tell anyone.

5. My best friend and I used to go out in the woods when we were little and try to get lost in Newtown, Connecticut. We each had about 5-10 acres of land on Castle Hill Road (4 houses in a row) and there were streams and swamps in between and in the winter we would build forts and bring a box of Jello for survival and mix it with snow and eat it. I lived across the street from a nunnery owned by the Carmelite Sisters and we would pick apples in the fall and ice skate in the winter. It was the greatest place to grow up.

6. I have a blood clotting disorder when I am pregnant (elevated anticardiolipins) and lost 3 babies at 12 weeks, 13 weeks and 16 weeks of pregnancy. I lost one baby before my daughter and then went on the have Lucy with no medical intervention and had a 5%-10% chance of carrying her to term. She is a true miracle. I had 2 additional miscarriages after her and was finally diagnosed before getting pregnant with my son. He too is a miracle but I did Heparin shots 2 times a day and took baby aspirin to keep my blood from clotting in the umbilical cord. Thank God for modern medicine and a great OB and RE.

I am not going to tag any one blogger on this but consider yourselves all tagged and take a few minutes and let us get to know you better! If you decide to do this let me know so I can come and read it! (this is word for word from No Fear).

Enjoy and I hope to read what you write too.


Judy@nofearentertaining said...

How fun! Very sad about the babies but it's still kinda neat to learn random things about total strangers!

Anne said...

Love the post!
I too have done this buried somewhere in past posts. If you go to my blog and search random facts you should find one if not more.

BTW - I want to grow up in your woods - I would have never come inside!

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