Thursday, November 20, 2014


I picked this particular prompt because I thought it would be easy, believe it or not. Piece of cake! I'll have this whipped out in no time!  Which curiously leads me to the very first thing on the list...

Five Things You Don't Know About Me

1. My mouth is bigger than my brain sometimes.  I often speak before I think, which means that what comes out of my mouth isn't always what is expected.  It's sort of the equivalent of a drunk man shouting "Watch this!" before he tries to juggle chain saws.  I've improved over the years, but still have my moments. 

2. I was in an actual commercial once.  It was for the United Way in Washington D.C. in the early 80s.  It took all day to film in the hot sun. A bunch of hot and sweaty kids sang a song over and over again while they filmed.  I am pretty sure that we all sucked horribly, because I never actually saw the commercial on TV. Ever.  If I ever run for office, someone will find the video and use it for blackmail.  It is that bad.

3. I sang at the Kennedy Center.  In high school I was asked to try out for the county choir, and I actually made it by faking an ability to read sheet music. Oh, and sing. not only did we record an album, we also were asked to perform a Christmas show at the Kennedy Center. That was actually cool, even if it didn't lead to a fabulous career in the music business.

4. I was in a rock band. It was high school.  One of my friends wanted to start a band, and I had not a thing better to do.  We weren't horrible, if you don't count the time that I completely forgot an entire verse of a song during a performance. Just stood there until I remembered it.  Most people who were there still remember that, which is another reason why I haven't been to any of my high school reunions.

5. People seem to faint a lot around me. During the filming of my one and only commercial, my friend fainted.  During one of my choir concerts, another one of my friends fainted and fell from the back row of the risers.  One time I went to the movies, and a random guy behind me fainted.  If I think about it, at least one person faints around me approximately every two years.  That's too often to be a coincidence, I think.  Maybe it's that electromagnetic thing? 

And as for the other Fives, I'm not going to go into detail, but if you want to ask me about anything in the comments, I'll try my best to actually answer.

Five Things I'm Knowledgeable About
1.  Special Education
2.  Behavior
3.  Serial Killers
4.  Emergency Planning
5.  Cats

Five Things I Know Nothing About
1. Physics
2. Math
3. Combustible engines
4. The Chinese Language
5. Polo

Five Things I Believe
1. No child should ever be unloved.  Ever.
2. If an animal is terrified of a person...stay away from that person.
3. A closed mind is usually an empty one.
4. Trust your gut. Or as I like to call it, your spidey-sense.
5. Always try to learn something from every experience, good or bad.

Your turn--what are some things that nobody knows about YOU?

Head over to Mamakat and check out all the wonderful people over there sharing the love!  I chose the following prompt: 4. Five Things. List 5 things we don’t know about you, 5 things you’re knowledgeable about, 5 things you know nothing about, and 5 things you believe.


  1. I can relate to "bigger mouth than brains". But, like you, I've gotten better over the years. I think! It would be fun to know about your Emergency Planning and what resources you use. I made a commitment in September to up-grade and ensure my 72-hour was complete. Completely complete! Too often, kits are sold with very little survival gear and food. I dedicated a closet in the mud room to my kits, water, and important information. I feel fully prepared now for an emergency... that is if an earthquake doesn't swallow it all up!

    BTW, how are you feeling?

    1. I am feeling tired, but otherwise okay. My mastectomy is Monday, and I am nervous about that.

      I got the opportunity to go to an emergency operations center for a couple of practice exercises. It was interesting to hear what the emergency responders think about situations. We have a backpack full of supplies to last three days, but I'm going to expand that to five days or more. Just in case!

  2. What an interesting post. It made me laugh. Found you through Mama Kat's and enjoy reading :)

  3. I was also in a commercial once I also NEVER SAW it! It was for a little gift shop on the Oregon Coast and I know a lot of people who saw it, but I never did. Oh well!

  4. I love this! I had such a hard time with this post... I LOVED yours!

  5. Great fives! I'd be interested in knowing how much you know about serial killers ...

    You always make me chuckle when I read your posts!

  6. I live and strive for a very simple life, yet am WAY more complicated than I should be.

    If that makes any sense.

    I also pass out a lot... so we should be careful if we ever meet in real life. :)

  7. The fact that "cats" made the top 5 along with "serial killers" was enough to tell me volumes about you! Haha! Great stuff! Stopping by from Mama Kat's link-up.

  8. "Faking an ability to read sheet music"...that one line just made me so happy. Hahaha! Who DOES that!?!

  9. I loved reading your series of 5's and getting to know you better. So much fun! ♥

  10. HHHMMMmmm... is there a connection between being knowledgeable about serial killers and lack of mathematical knowledge?? Just askin'!


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