November 18, 2010

25 Things About Me


El Tour de Tucson - 88 miles

I read a lot of blogs and almost every Monday I link up with my friend Robin’s Mingle Monday. It’s a lot of fun and I get to read new blogs and keep up with those that link up weekly. And, well, Robin’s site is quite lovely!

Anyway, one thing I noticed recently is that a lot of bloggers tell you stuff about themselves. Me? Well, you’ve learned a lot about me over the past 10 months but you might be wondering who I really am and what kind of person is writing this fantastical blog.

So here I go, 25 Things About Me (in no particular order):

1. The person I call my sister started out as my pen-pal when we were about 7 years old.
2. I lived on a kibbutz in Israel for a few months, spending my first 14-days in a bomb shelter.
3. I was in JROTC and was a certified rifle marksman.
4. I have had Lasik eye surgery.
5. In Junior High I learned how to write in calligraphy, which is why my handwriting is nice.
6. Math comes easy to me.
7. Crafting and creative things are a challenge for me but I like to do them.
8. I have been published. It was a legal article about Racketeering. I’m sure you’re wishing you read it.
9. On several occasions I was offered Michael Jordan’s game shoes and turned him down every time.
10. I met Pope John Paul II.
11. My language choice in High School was Japanese and then I moved and took 3 years of Latin.
12. My brother is smarter than me, but he’s my brother so I’ll never admit it to him.
13. I have met a 5-Star General of the Army and used to talk to Omar Bradley a lot when I was a kid.
14. I was accepted to West Point but couldn’t pass the physical fitness test.
15. I knocked my brother’s front teeth out when we were teenagers. I got in BIG trouble.
16. My grandparents were married 52 years, and all my grandma’s 6 siblings were married 50+ years.
17. I have never gone skiing.
18. I was a girl scout and was the top cookie seller in my council one year.
19. My mother was my best friend.
20. I have been to Disneyland more than 500 times. And would go every day if I could.
21. My mom and I ate at the original Brown Derby in Hollywood and sat at the table next to George Burns.
22. I met George Bush when he was running for President. He interrupted a speech I was giving.
23. I have testified at a criminal trial.
24. I wrote a letter to President Ronald Reagan when I was in High School and he wrote me back.
25. I am a perfectionist so I’ve gone over this list about 10 times and should probably just hit publish now!



Becca - Our Crazy Boys November 18, 2010 at 7:04 am

I love reading about you!! I have never skied, either. Which is funny because I grew up in upstate New York.

I can’t wait to learn even more about you!!

Sara November 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

Hi Becca, thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment. I’m more of a sit in the ski lodge drinking hot chocolate type of skier. As I think of more things that are interesting, I’ll be sure to share.


ZoniDuck November 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I respectfully disagree with #12. While he may have a higher IQ, you are ever so muchly much smarter, in all the ways that count. 😉

rhonda November 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm


LoriNKY November 18, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I love that. I’m going to steal that one day. I might even use my own answers! (Haha!)

Have you really been to Disneyland 500 times?! Holy cow! I thought going to Disney World 3 times in just under 4 years was a lot. You could write one of those “Disney Insider” books.

I’m also curious as to why MJ kept offering you his shoes. Hmm…

Sara November 19, 2010 at 1:41 am

Hi Lori, You can steal the idea! But maybe you should make up your own 25 things though let anyone question you on the smart brother thing. Also, you’d have a lot of explaining to do, I’m sure, about the whole 500 times to Disneyland.

As for MJ and the shoes, it’s a basketball player thing. My husband worked for an NBA team and groupies often ask players for stuff, especially shoes. I would wait after the games and visiting players would often thing I’m some lone groupie since I was one of the last people. That was before the team got a nice room for the families to wait in.

I’m glad you enjoyed my randomness. I can’t wait to read yours.


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