Monday, April 21, 2008

Randomness

Jenny has tagged me to share 7 random things about myself. So, I'm being a good sport and going to share with you some randomness about my life. However, I've not had much luck with tagging other people, so I think I will skip that part. Hope you aren't too disappointed Jenny!

7 Random Things That No One Really Needs To Know About Me

1) I am an identical twin. I do mean identical. Last fall my sister attended a conference in a different state where several people from my church were helping out. She was a bit annoyed when people exclaimed, "Amy, I didn't know you were going to be here!" When her son was about 1 I went to visit and he was with his dad. He jumped from his dad's arms to mine and then looked over at his mom and started crying. The poor little tyke was so confused!

2) I took horseback riding lessons for several years as an adult. Eddie, the horse I was put on, had a phobia of concrete. If the saddle was on and the girth was tight, he would fall down and think that he couldn't get up!

3) My sophomore year in college my parents moved to Japan. We had never moved, so this was a huge deal. But it also meant I got to see several places I might never have seen before: Japan (of course), Singapore, Fiji, Australia. I also spent a semester in England and made it to Switzerland and Italy. As a child we did the Canada thing and I've crossed the border into Mexico but really just saw the border town.

4) The first boy I liked was John Fry. We were in the same preschool. He was a year younger. I don't know whatever became of him. But my sister and I had it all figured out. Being twins, we shared everything, so we were going to both marry him. I would live upstairs and she would live downstairs. I'm not sure where poor John was going to live because even though we liked him we were still of an age to believe that all boys had cooties.

5) Oddly enough, when we were growing up, there were several years where we had a foster child in our home. Her names was Michelle Fry. (I don't think she was any relation to John.) She was reunited with her family about when I was in the 5th grade. I haven't had contact since, though for some reason I think her family moved to North Carolina. I wonder about her sometimes.

6) With the exception of cake batter, I really don't have much use for blenders, beaters, and what not. When I bake, most things are stirred with my hands. So, if I give you a recipe and it says hand mix I mean the 10 finger kind of mixing.

7) I've been writing all my life. When I was 10, we got a little blue type writer for Christmas. My twin and I began epic novels on that thing and shifted to the computer some time in high school.

I don't know if any of that counts as interesting, but it is a little bit of randomness about me!


1 comment:

Julie Stiles Mills said...

don't. stop. writing.

seriously.

ever.

you are THAT good. When you tell a story, I can see it.