Thursday, February 22, 2007

Which Weird Thing wasn't true?

Last week I posted twelve weird things about me - and asked you to figure out which of them weren't true.

Here is the list:
1.) I have a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do and several broken bones to show for it.
2.) I enjoy the music of the band Primus.
3.) I make silly pictures in push pins on the bulletin board.
4.) I have studied tasseography and practice it on a daily basis.
5.) I engage in sesquipedalianism, unashamedly in public places.
6.) I often take apart my small electronics and put them back together, and they work.
7.) I'm a total pool shark.
8.) I can see thermal disturbances in the air (in good sunlight).
9.) My mother once convinced me I was allergic to wool.
10.) I once considered joining the military as a translator.
11.) I received my first driver's license at age 21.
12.) I dance a mean tango.

Most people guessed #12 as being false - they were right! I can do an approximation of the tango, but I'm sure it would make dancers wince (and maybe bystanders gawk).

#6 was just a little false - the electronics don't always work when I get done ;o) *wink*

All the other ones are TRUE!

For the other guesses:
Yes, I DO have a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do. However, after having a concussion, a broken ankle, a dislocated shoulder and a fractured wrist over the course of three years -- my doctor said to quit or get a new doctor.

My mother had me convinced I was allergic to wool - because she is, and thus I never tried seriously to get past the initial itch - worried I would break out in hives from it. However, I found some baby wool (Dale of Norway Baby Ull) and loved it -- it changed my entire opinion about wool from then on - all wool!

In 2002 I considered (and visited the recruiter several times) joining the army as a military translator. I have a natural talent for hearing languages and translating them - but have not developed conversation skills in anything but German. There was a training course I was qualified for (at a high level) that seemed promising. However, my mother said I would join the military 'over her dead body'.. and although that is her personal opinion, it swayed me enough that I continued my schooling and job at the time and didn't think much more about it.


Anonymous said...

I KNEW you didn't tango! ;-)

Anonymous said...

But Tango'ing sounds like so much fun!

Tae Kwon Do sounds like it was hard on you! Your doctor cracks me up.

Chris said...

Hee hee - I have a blue belt in mastamuro kenpo, a type of karate. :)

Lynn said...

Well I got a few things wrong.

Isn't it funny how our Mothers threaten us into not going into careers we want. I wanted to be a cop like my Dad. Mom told me she didn't want me to do that and Dad did too. But in 2006 my Mother thought it was a GREAT idea for my youngest Son. (who incidentally is anti gun and a tree hugger) Go figure!

Lynn said...

I have an orange belt in Sho Ryn Riu Karate.
It is a non sparing Karate and all strength of skill is measured by hitting boards and kicking bags. Plus the Katas.