1. I always fall into random 1-5% percent categories. Monoamniotic pregnancies only occur in 1% of twins, red hair occurs in 1% of the population, the werid Lasik stuff that has happened with my eyes happens in about 1% of corrective eye surgery patients, Garrett had a 2 vessel umbilical cord (most babies have 3 vessel cords-2 arteries and 1 vein) which happens in 1% of pregnancies, 2 to 5% of caucasians are carriers of the CFTR gene mutation (having one normal and one abnormal gene) but have no overt clinical signs of disease. That's me!
2. Some of my best writing is done in the very early morning when I wake up with thoughts and then let my fingers fly over the keyboard.
3. If you want to make me lose it in
4. I've met: Hulk hogan, Henry Winkler, Billy Idol,Cassandra Peterson Elvira, Steven Williams (police cheif on 21 Jump Street), Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street), Chris Penn, Michelle Phillips, Angie Everhart, and Chad Allen. Now if you actually remember all of these people, then I'm really impressed.
5. I was really health conscious in High School. Everyday for my Freshman and Sophmore year I had a cactus cooler and a package of lemon flavored Grandma's Cookies for "nutrition", the 10 minute break between 2nd and 3rd period.
6. I consider the summer of 1985 my summer of terror. We were living in Southern CA and Richard Rameriz/The Night Stalker was on the loose. I was PETRIFIED he'd break into our house and kill us. I'd follow my dad around the house each night making sure he shut and locked each window and door. Never mind we didn't have air condiditoning and we didn't sleep because it was so hot, and we were so scared........it didn't help matters that a few weeks before the newspapers were publishing sketches of the suspect we (siblings) were sleeping on our trampoline in the front yard and awoke to flash light beams in our faces and police men asking us first if we had seen a man with dark curly hair and then telling us to go inside right away. Have you made the connection yet?
8. I was so freaked out when I saw this 3-D ultrasound picture that I didn't show anyone for a whole day. When I did finally reveal the picture to a select few I had prepared myself to give birth to not one but two boys with bulbous, disproportionately large noses. It just didn't seem fair that they'd survive a monoamniotic pregnancy and then have to go through life with a HUGE nose. I mean, I'd never even see a baby with a big nose in my life. The conversation with the doctor went something like this:
11. Every once in awhile when I'm eating chicken (which I love) it pops into my consciousness that I am eating a feathered, stinky bird. I don't even let my kids pick up bird feathers (because of disease), yet here I am eating a bird. I get a little sick to my stomach and then resume eating. AND, I was 30 before I found out why some eggs are brown and some are white.
15. I wrote an article about my twins that a publication actually paid for and is slated to be published in April of 2008. If it doesn't meet the chopping block I'll let you all know.
OK, my blogger friends, you're next. This is how it works......if you see your name below you're supposed to post 8 random facts (I did 15 because, well, it's my 150th post!)on your blog and then tag others if you feel so inclined. If your name is not listed it's because we visit the same blogs and I know you've already been tagged.