Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Random Facts About Me

I was double-tagged by Megan Nafke and Lori M. Lee to list ten random facts about myself. (Thanks for the tags, you guys!)

[Edit: Turns out I was triple-tagged! Thanks, Michelle Chaston!]

Random Facts:

1. I have a Southern accent

2. I visited the Royal Library at Windsor Castle when I took a silverpoint drawing class in art school. When the librarian laid out the Italian Renaissance silverpoint drawings for us to study, I was so star struck by the da Vinci drawings that I could barely hold myself together.

3. I designed rugs for about a year. To this day it’s still one of my favorite jobs. Who wouldn’t love sitting around drawing all day long? I even got to design a line of children’s and baby’s rugs and show them in NYC at Market (sort of the textile industry’s version of fashion week.) Definitely an experience to remember.

4. Tornadoes are out to get me.

5. Planes are out to get me, too.

6. I’m in a scooter club.

7. Even though I ride a moped.

8. I hung out in a Gypsy settlement in Macedonia for two summers while I was in college. Let me tall ya, even though most of the Roma don't have very much, they're incredibly hospitable and know how to throw a party. Their weddings last for days and you can hear the music clear across town.

9. I see colors when I think of numbers and letters. They’ve always been the same colors for as long as I can remember.

10. I went skiing in rural Italy because it’s cheaper than skiing in Colorado. It’s hard to pass up an opportunity to hang out in Bavarian Italy and experience rural farm culture. The food, people. The FOOD!

And now I’m tagging…

Everyone from my four Campaign Groups that hasn’t been tagged yet!

(Beginner Bloggers 1 – Group 49, Urban Fantasy 1 – Group 30, Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic – Group 22, YA(All Genres) 8 – Group13)


  1. The seeing colours thing, is that synesthesia? Speaking as one with no experience, I think it would be lovely.

  2. You're not lying about the ski prices in Colorado. Insane. Besides, who wouldn't want to visit Italy?

  3. Yes, it is! It's kind of crazy. Some people have it worse than I do. Although, I'm not sure "worse" is the right word. It helps me remember stuff like dates and names, but I don't see colors floating through the air like some people do.

  4. @L.G.: I know! It's awesome! And we go through Germany to get there so we get to see all kinds of neat things!

  5. Wow, you are so much more interesting than I am hahaa. Skiing in Italy is cheaper than in Colorado? Sign me up! haha.

  6. Do it, Lori! Seriously, the lift tickets are something crazy like 10 euros a day. Granted, it's not the same as skiing in the Rockies, but come on, it's the Italian Alps!

  7. Hanging out in a Gypsy settlement sounds awesome! Roma weddings look like so much fun!

    And by the way, I passed the Versatile blogger award on to you! Info is here: http://kaykays-corner.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-versatile.html

  8. Oooh, the Roma wedding looks like tons of fun, I love Southern accents (well, I have a fondness for most accents, actually), and it is SO awesome to meet a fellow Renaissance fan! Man, some of those paintings look like they're about to come to life - gotta admire that kind of talent!

  9. Kristina: They ARE fun! Thanks for the awesome award, btw!

    Crystal: I know, right? Da Vinci used one continuous pen stroke to draw most of his subjects. That just blows my mind!

  10. Have you read Divergent? The main male character's name is Four. What color do you see for four? So curious...I think that is awesome. P.S. - I have a crazy irrational fear of tornadoes. If they were following me I'd lose it.

  11. Jessica: I haven't read it yet, but I want to! And four is sort of sky blue. Also, I'm visiting my best friend in Joplin, MO right now and it's storming. Yikes! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous. I understand the whole irrational fear thing. No amount of reasoning and logic will make it go away.

  12. Great facts... ohh love the fact you see colors for numbers... I'm totally the same... you must be a very visual person:)