50 Things You May Not Know About Me

Just for fun today, I thought I’d share 50 things you may not know about me.

  1. I play golf and hockey left-handed (and do everything else right-handed).
  2. I have a twin brother.  (No, we’re not identical.)
  3. I don’t have a belly button.  (Neither does my mom—we both had belly button hernias.)
  4. Once upon a time, I could shoot ten shots from a pair of six-shooter pistols in ten seconds.
  5. My first “real” job was as a cashier at a local gas station.
  6. My favourite cold summer drink is a caramel frappucino at Starbucks.
  7. I’ve ridden a camel.
  8. I’ve driven a quad.
  9. I’ve never broken any bones.
  10. I’ve never dyed my hair.
  11. I can drive standard and prefer it to automatic.
  12. I’ve never watched or read Harry Potter, Twilight, or The Hunger Games.
  13. The only team sport I’ve ever played is rugby and I only played one game.
  14. I’ve only donated blood once (and I almost fainted).  I would again, but I don’t think they accept pregnant or breastfeeding blood donors.
  15. I’ve never owned a TV (and grew up without a TV too).
  16. I don’t like beer.  Not even chocolate beer or maple beer.
  17. I am not allergic to anything.
  18. My all-time favourite movies are Shrek, Shrek Two, and Shrek Forever After.
  19. My favourite flower is the tiger lily.
  20. My mom sewed my wedding dress.
  21. I’ve only stayed up until midnight on New Year’s Eve once.
  22. I’ve ridden in a helicopter.
  23. I paid for my university tuition myself (all four years of it).
  24. I graduated university with an almost-perfect GPA (a couple A- marks in first year wrecked my 4.0 grade).
  25. I like haggis.
  26. I’ve only been to four of Canada’s twelve provinces (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario).
  27. I homeschooled grades 1 through 12.
  28. I’ve read through my Bible from Genesis to Revelations more than once.
  29. I wrote my first novel when I was fourteen.
  30. I sing off-key.
  31. I don’t like nail polish on my fingernails.
  32. I don’t like wearing socks.
  33. My spice rack is alphabetized.
  34. My book shelves are also alphabetized by author’s last name and organized by genre.
  35. I don’t have a cell phone.
  36. I married my college sweetheart.
  37. I’ve read all six of Jane Austen’s novels.
  38. Ich sprechen ein bischen Deutsch.  (I speak a little bit of German.)
  39. My parents are divorced.
  40. I like country music.
  41. I’ve never been to an amusement park or ridden a roller coaster.
  42. I can play violin (a little bit).
  43. My parents didn’t let me get my ears pierced until I was sixteen (and yes, I waited until I had their permission).
  44. I hiked forty kilometers in two days during one May long weekend.
  45. I like to cross-stitch.
  46. The first time I kissed a guy was on my wedding day.
  47. I’ve had a kidney stone twice.  (They are worse than having a baby.)
  48. I had braces as a teenager.
  49. I’ve never smoked anything.
  50. I’ve been to one football game, one baseball game, and one hockey game.

What would appear on your list of 50 things?

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  1. jen September 20, 2016
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