Monday, January 4, 2016

16 Fun Facts About Me for 2016

Happy New Year!  I had fun last year putting together a list of 15 fun facts, so decided to take on this challenge again for 2016.

1. My favorite dog breeds:  Dachshunds, Beagles, Jack Russell Terriers.

2. I also love cats!

3. I studied French through high school and college, and can still speak conversational French (with occasional lapses into Franglais!).

4. I considered going to seminary to become an outreach minister.

5. My preteen crush was David Cassidy.

6. Carrots are my favorite vegetable.  I like them served any way, but especially steamed (with or without butter).

7. The movie I have seen most in my life is The Sound of Musicby my best calculation, at least 50 times.

8. I am a longtime vegetarian.  I think I was meant to be a vegetarian;  I was that little girl who loved spinach, and who always hoped for a southern veggie plate at restaurants.

9. In 2010 I took on the challenge of writing a poem a day.  I still do this and it brings me joy.

10. I love the Olympics, and especially love Olympic figure skating. 

11. I would love to travel Route 66 in an RV and chronicle the trip with photos.

12. Favorite  forms of exercise:  walking and yoga.  They are both free, relaxing, and you can walk or practice yoga anywhere.

13. I would like to learn to knit and crochet.

14. My favorite music decade is the 1960's:  the Beatles, Beach Boys, girl groups, and Motown! 

15. I ALMOST met Buddy Ebsen when I was a little girl.  He was signing autographs at Pearl Vision (as their spokesman) and I got uncharacteristically shy at the thought of meeting "Jed Clampitt" ... so I wouldn't go in.

16. If I could live in a classic TV show for a month, I would pick The Andy Griffith Show.  Mayberry, here I come!  

So there you have it!  I'd love to hear your fun facts in the comments, below.


Leslie said...

I love posts like this, I think they are a fun way to get to know the blogger. I took French too! I also have a beagle, his name is Punkin. I wish I could knit, it's horrible when I try though.

Joanne said...

Neat! What a great and fun idea!

Angela Tolsma said...

That is amazing that you write a poem a day!

Mary Huckaby said...

Just when I think I know you, I learn something new and surprising! As for fun facts about me? I hate cooked carrots, but usually eat at least 5 or 6 cups of RAW carrots a week. And if I could live in a TV show for a month, it would be with Elizabeth Montgomery on Bewitched.

Treasures By Brenda said...

Always glad to learn more about you, Trish. Great idea for a post!

Abby said...

I love the Olympics, too. It's surprising to me how few people love to watch. I have to say summer is my favorite, though: swimming, gymnastics, beach volleyball, diving. I love figure skating, too, though!

Brittany Putman said...

I love Sound of Music too. It's my favorite movie!

Heather with WELLFITandFD said...

I love this as well. I am always nervous to do posts like this but love reading them so why not right? Way to go!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for your visits and comments! I enjoyed hearing from you and learning more about you all too.

Mary, funny about carrots! I am pretty sure I eat a pound of them most weeks. (Carrot love must run in our family!)

Abby, I also love the summer Olympics!

Leslie, Punkin sounds so cute -- and what a great name for a Beagle!