Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is all about the bookworms behind the blog. I’m sure I’ve done a facts about me post before, but I guess I’ll try to do one that isn’t an exact copy of that.
1. I don’t have an accent
I was born in Louisiana and I spent the majority of my childhood being raised there and Tennessee. Yet, if you were to talk to me, you wouldn’t be able to tell. I had knocked out my four front teeth when I was a year old and had to have speech therapy for a few years in elementary school. Somewhere along the line the accent just disappeared. The only time it’s obvious is when I say ya’ll or ma’am.
2. I have been to three continents
I was in the Navy right out of high school. I was fortunate enough to get deployed in 2005 and got to see parts of the world I probably would have never seen otherwise. That includes Bahrain, Dubai and Jordan. I never thought I would have ever seen Asia or Europe, but I’m glad I got to experience even a small aspect of it.
3. I wanted to be an archeologist when I was little
I usually say I never had an ideal job when I was a little girl. However, the one that I remember that passed through my daydreams more than a few times was to become an archeologist. When I was five I wanted to dig up dinosaur bones. When I was entering junior high I wanted to explore the ruins of Ancient Egypt and Greece.
4. I use to be afraid of zombies
I know it’s normal for everyone to have an irrational fear. For me it was zombies, which is odd because I’m a true, blue 80’s/90’s baby. I grew up with slasher flicks and would even watch USA Up All Night every weekend because they usually played a lot of those movies. Yet, zombie for the longest time use to freak me the heck out. Even zombie like movements, like in the woman from The Grudge would leave me creeped out for days. But something changed a few years ago. I discovered The Walking Dead and ever since, I haven’t found anything remotely creepy about them. It’s weird how that happened, but I’m glad it did.
5. I won a short story contest in Kindergarten
I don’t remember much about this. I do remember sitting down with my mom and we came up with a story about recycling. We even sent it off to be typed up by my step-grandmother. The next thing I remember, is being in the school cafeteria and them announcing that I won and if I remember correctly, I beat even the submissions from higher grades. My prize was a bird feeder with a bright, shiny red apple… which my mother let my little sister eat. Needless to say I was not a happy camper when I returned home from school to discover that.
6. My mother introduced me to rap
When I was ten, we lived in Clarksville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. For years, I had hardly heard anything in our house but country. But as I entered fifth grade, my mother started listening to Bone Thugs N’ Harmony and Tupac. I don’t recall what perpetuated the change, maybe she was just looking for something new. But I’m glad I was able to be introduced to something more than just country. I love all types of music and I think it’s great to be able to appreciate each genre. I’ve even started introducing my son to the music from my childhood.
7. I love dogs, but I’m not a dog person
I have love dogs my entire life. But for some reason I just am not a dog person. I don’t know what it is, but I find it easier to live with cats. Maybe one day I’ll be able to find the right dog for our household, but for now, I love my cats.
8. My favorite food is sushi
I must have been eleven or twelve when I was first introduced to sushi. However, the best piece of sushi I have ever had was shark. I was twelve or thirteen and my grandfather and his wife took me to a sushi restaurant in Houston. It’s the only time I recall shark being offered and it was delicious.
9. My favorite color is purple
When I was growing up, I was a bit of tom boy and I hated girly colors. When I was a freshman in high school, I joined the school’s cheerleading squad and our school colors were purple, white, and gold. Something about it stuck and I’ve been a huge fan of purple ever since.
10. I never know what I’m going to read next
I very rarely know what book I’ll be reading next. For years, it was obvious what was next. Whichever new edition to my favorite serie(s) was the next book I was going to read. In between those, I’d reread my favorite books or start a new series. Now, I use random.org to choose my next book. Sometimes I get the results and I make it randomize it again. But for the most part, I never know what’s truly next for me.
I’m afraid that’s all I have for today. Can’t wait to see what you all have listed today!