Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I bet you didn't know....

1. I only have 7% hearing in my left ear. I believe it was during a camping trip before my senior year in high school that I suffered nerve damage that fizzled out my hearing. I didn't go in for a hearing test until the end of the school year and it was revealed that I had significant hearing loss. Because it is nerve damage, no hearing aide can help bring my sense of hearing back. Whenever I have any pain in my right ear, I immediately go to the doctor since I'm terrified of losing hearing in that ear.

2. For a short time in high school, eating chocolate gave me horrible migraines. I stopped eating it for over a year. It was depressing but I grew out of it. I've since determined that it was the caffeine I'm "allergic" to and can't have it in large amounts. I'm the person who orders a decaf mocha at Starbucks.

3. When I was 8 years old, we moved into a brand new house. We actually watched it be built! I lived there until I was 18 and went away to college. Less than a half mile around the corner, my husband lived in the exact same model house, from the age of 16 to 25. The only difference is that the houses are mirror images of each other. My dad still lives in the house and his parents still live in their house. The first time my husband went to my dad's house, he asked where the bathroom was. We all were aware of the fact that he lived in the exact same model so we laughed at him. Good times.

4. When I was in college, the residential association planned a field trip to see The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I, along with 2 friends, took the bus ride to Burbank and waited in line to see the show. I'm not a Leno fan so for me, it was just going to be a cool experience but my friend was a huge Leno fan and was really hoping she would get a chance to sit in the front section of the studio audience. Somehow, while walking into the studio, I was chosen to sit in that front section. She sat up in the back row of the upper seating area. I was even pulled on stage during the pre-show gab session and Jay Leno made a joke about me. Later on, he winked at me during a commercial break.

5. No less than 3 times, strangers have asked if me and my sister are twins. One time, a man actually assumed we were twins. He said  to us "I have a pair at home myself." HUH???

6. In first grade, while spinning on playground equipment after school, I fell and broke my arm. My dad drove like a mad man to the hospital and I had 3 casts over a period of time to heal it.

7. I turned down the offer to go on a blind date with my now husband several times before eventually giving in.

8. Before we met, my husband and I worked out at the same gym but at very different times of the day. It is funny to think we could have run into each other if I was the type to work out in the late evenings.

9. Both of my parents are in the Athletic Hall of Fame at their alma mater.

10. Living in a 3 story dorm in college provided a lot of funny memories but one of my favorite is when a few people took Ecstasy one night. Me and my roommate and some others were horrified and scared of the way these girls were acting so we locked ourselves in our room and didn't answer the door when they knocked. Then, someone pulled the fire alarm (which happened a lot) but we made the educated (?) decision to stay in our room to avoid having to see these high people. We watched from our window as they sat outside in the cold, acting a fool. Oh College....

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