Friday, January 18, 2008

7 interesting things about moi: #1

My sis-in-law S. tagged me, which she says means I have to share 7 interesting things about myself on my blog. Hmmm. This is a good opportunity to get back to the more personal entries I used to write, in addition to the sharing of my art-making. I stopped posting for a long time on this blog because a certain creepy person emailed me after he found me on some other art site, and it was obvious he'd read my blog, and I really never ever wanted to hear from him again in this life. So I got all freaked out and scared and closed down. But I'm sick of it. I need my outlet back, I love writing my blogs. So here's to giving of myself again on my blog:

1. Whenever someone tells me to do something with my left or right hand, I have to think about it to figure out which is my left and which is my right. It's like that synapse in my brain just won't permanently connect. I have to refigure it out every time, and I don't always get it right (correct). And it's not just my hands, it's anything left or right. A few years ago we were on vacation in the Bahamas and through a series of unexpected events, I had to drive most of the time. If you've never driven there, it's a mixture of American and European standards. So the driver's wheel is on the left like in America, but you have to drive on the left side of the street like in Europe. It's a good thing it wasn't a busy time of year when we went, because I could have wreaked much havoc with more traffic. J. and W. were constantly trying to correct me when I'd go the wrong way, and J. finally figured out to tell me not "left" or "right" but "my side" or "your side." This helped, but it was still challenging driving there. Plus they have all these roundabouts that got me all turned around and confused. They were mostly patient with me, as much as you can be with a person without what seems like common sense. :) The photo is of us on a sailboat in the Bahamas. I didn't have to drive that day!

1 comment:

Chris said...

That IS interesting! I almost never get it right, either, which is odd, because I have a 50% chance of getting it right. And I still mostly get it wrong.

I'm looking forward to the Jeopardy Teen Challenge, and Cathie says, why are you looking forward to the teen challenge?!! And I say, because the Tournament of Champions is too difficult for me. I think.