Reading Andra’s post the other day, I realized I got tagged. So here goes – only because I think Andra is funny and because she lives in Texas will I share 8 random things about me….
#1: I owned Wonder Woman Underoo’s as a child. I wore them proud.
#2: I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Flatbush area. Thing I miss the most about that place – Italian cookies wrapped in white paper boxes tied up with red and white string. Thing I miss the least – all the sirens at night.
#3: I DO NOT LIKE CLOWNS. As a child, I had a yellow clown that someone made for me sitting on a rocking chair in my bedroom. Since my bedroom was on the third floor in our house, a floor I had all to myself (attic floor with creepy attic closet that I SWEAR opened on its own in the middle of the night, explains a lot about me, eh?), I would make my mom put the clown on the stairs at night because I would not sleep with the clown in my room.
#4: I have one brother who lives in Seattle. He is in the band Curtains For You – they play often in the Seattle area and have a CD out – it’s actually listed on ITunes. So consider this a shameless plug for Pete’s band. By the way, he will be a daddy to a baby girl in October. Oddly enough, Pete can’t read music but I can. But he’s the successful musician so go figure.
#5: I was a vegetarian for 12 years. When I was 27, I unleashed the hungry carnivore that was hiding inside of me for all of those years. Actually, Chris told me at that point I could start eating meat or stop dating him.
#6: I have played the piano since I was 5 years old. I actually entered college as a piano performance major. There is a piano at our house. I play it often. One of my favorite things to do is to put my ITunes library on through my computer and play along.
#7: My middle name is Louise because my mom’s middle name is Louise and her mother’s name was Louise whose mother’s name was Louise. My father’s mother’s name was also Louise. So, yes, my initials really were ELF (but now they are ELW – not nearly as cool that’s why I stick with the ELF).
#8: My heritage is so Italian that the 25 percent of me that is Russian is even too scared to come out.