Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tagged by a xanga-er

Okay, Colin - this is for you!

Random tidbit #1 - I auditioned in NYC for a professional summer stock theater company. Was offered positions but turned them down when we (Rick and I) realized that the gruelling schedule would be too taxing on our new marriage. "Death To Vision 101" (maybe 301...)

#2 - Growing up I had an abundance of pets - rabbits, gerbils, mice, guinea pigs, ducks, cats, dogs, fish, birds, hamsters, and who knows what else. My mother was a kindergarten teacher. Need I say more! :) Maybe that's why we have no pets now. I know better!

#3 - To this day, music and dance are my favorite things.

#4 - When I got married, I didn't know that you brought water to a boil before putting the pasta in the pot. Yeah, our first spaghetti dinner was one giant glob of some form of carbohydrates with sauce poured over the top.

#5 - My only income for many years as a kid came from picking cherries in my Grandpa's orchard. Hot, sunny summer days. Buckets hanging on a strap from around my neck and ladders climbed. AM radio stations blaring from below - Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Stones, The Beatles, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Donovan, Bob Dylan. Lunches shared with cousins, grandfather, and uncles. $.24 a pound punched onto your card with every bucket filled and dumped in the giant bin. Hot with sweat, sticky with cherry juice, and gray with pesticide spray - all combining, running down your arms, into your eyes, getting matted in your hair. I can smell it, feel it, hear it all even now. Good, hard work. Good, honest money. Good, good memories. Thanks, Grandpa and Mom.

And now I tag: Paul Brown, John Meyers, Keila Levendusky, Dee Moore, and last but not least, Brietta Ann! Yup - would you humor us all and do this one somewhat shallow, definitely trendy, and otherwise irksome thing! :) Thanks!