Monday, January 26, 2009

Trivia Award

Ok, so Jeanne tagged me for a trivia award. I am to list interesting trivia about myself. Here goes:

1) My husband and I moved to Michigan in 1976 on a whim. Actually he was my boyfriend at the time and it sounded like an adventure. What did I know? Sure didn't know that in 2009 we would still be here.

2) I have a degree in Journalism and never used it. I have been a secretary, a fast food manager, and spent the majority of my years working in eye doctor offices.

3) I should have had a head-on collision many years ago driving home from work in the wee hours. I was headed north and the car that was headed south, coming in my direction kept changing lanes until he was in my lane and we were about to crash (I could hear the crash in my head) and he honked his horn and drove off. I still don't know why I am not dead.

4) When I was a manager for Arby's, a man came into the restaurant at closing time and pulled a gun. He made us all go in the backroom and lay down. I looked at the dirty floor and knew I was going to die there. All my hard work for nothing. The police came in and the man drew his toy gun and pointed it at the police. I heard the shot but it took me a moment to realize that the police had killed the guy and I needed to get up off the floor.

5) My nephew played basketball in Indiana for high school and in Missouri for college on scholarship and played professionally in Spain for three years after that. My regret was that neither of my parents ever got to see him play. It was so wierd because on the court he looked just like my brother did back in the 60's when he played.

6) My first cousin's granddaughter was first runner-up to Miss America 2008.

7) I never told my husband that we were dropped from GEICO because of Danielle's driving record.

8) I learned to cook, clean, do laundry, iron, sew, knit, crochet, embroider all at a very young age and my two daughters have no clue how to do any of that stuff.

9) I was fired from Wendy's. I still don't know why except that I was a woman and if I had been there 3 weeks longer, they would have had to pay me 3 weeks vacation and a tiny portion of a pension for the rest of my life. My only satisfaction from that experience was that years later I got to participate in a class action lawsuit and I received $3000 for my trouble. The lawsuit was in regard to their policies of hiring, training, and promoting women (or the lack of all that).

10) I got married on a Saturday and had a baby the next day. And no, I don't tell that to many people.

I don't feel comfortable tagging anyone else for this. But if you want to dig deep and come up with some trivia, be my guest. Thanks Jeanne, I think. It was a soul-searching experience.


Jan said...

Yay me! I finally did a link. My little book finally paid off. Just don't expect to figure it out again anytime soon!!!!

Jeanne said...

This is a great list. My God, woman, you have lived life and then some!

T said...

Wow, thanks for letting us get to know you a little more.

Your life definitely isn't boring.:)

Debbie said...

Wow. The car wreck and the robbery story are incredible. Each of those would make great posts all on their own.

Anonymous said...

I love this lists. Life sure is funny isn't it.

Congrats on the link - definitley a big step.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a list. I agree both the robbery and the almost car accident and the married one day, baby the next deserve their own blog posts. :)

Amie-unexpectedblessings said...

Jan, I love reading your makes me feel a little closer to you. I miss seeing you at work.I love your writing...I will anything I can by you.

Andrea said...

A wonderful view into some tiny pieces of your life...such an interesting read. Love your list. :)