A stipulation in accepting the award is to share 7 things about myself.
1. I am extremely squeamish and unreasonably afraid of things in water. I almost always have to wear shoes when I go in lakes or the ocean and everyone will know if a weed touches my leg! Reason #5647 not to do a triathlon. My all-time biggest fear is crayfish. These things are nasty! They inhabit the lake where I spent summers as a kid and I used to have nightmares that they could come on land. Ewww!
2. I have a tiny bump on my big toe, which is believed to be a chip of bone, and it moves back and forth. I've had it for years and had it checked out by a doctor as a kid, but he didn't think it was anything to worry about. I kind of like playing with it, but hubs gets a little grossed out - all the more fun for me! It's hard to see in the pics, but I've moved it over the top knuckle for the second one.
3. In our early high school years, myself and two other girlfriends had a bit of a crush (okay, it may have been more of an obsession) on a certain senior, which led us to do highly embarrassing things like taking paparazzi style pictures of him getting off the bus and staking out his place of employment. Hmm, I wonder what Jay F******* is up to now...
4. I am terrified of flying, but I wasn't always. Hubs was always a nervous flyer and appears to have rubbed off on me over the years. (He once suggested that a plane we were on was re-routing to a less populated area to crash, thankyouverymuch.) Over the last couple of years, he has travelled so much for work that he seems to have gotten over his fear, for the most part. Go figure, I'm the one stuck with the white-knuckle jitters! I'm playing it cool for this pic:
5. I used to be an extremely picky eater. I'm a lot better now and while there are a lot of things I don't enjoy, I will eat just about anything - except most seafood or baked beans. And I can't stand the taste of beer or coffee.
6. In 2007 I won a radio station contest for a one-week trip for 2 to London, England. I took my Mom and we had the time of our lives. I had an unusually good feeling that I was going to win, and when I told hubs he expressed zero interest in going to London (he is from England). I actually told my Mom a few days before the contest ended that I was going to take her "when I win." I don't think she'll ever forget the day I called her at work to tell her that she needed to get a passport - and fast!
7. I have 4 tattoos - 2 are meaningful (pictured below), 2 are not. I regret at least one of them.