Monthly Archives: July 2009

100 Things About Me – # 15

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I could never bungee jump, sky dive, cliff dive, or do anything involving jumping off a high surface. I guess you could say I am not an adventurous person, but I just call it good sense. ๐Ÿ™‚

Seriously, my idea of adventure is speaking in public or playing a board game that I just might lose (which describes about any game in existence). Of course, I will now contradict myself and say that despite my lack of adventure, I absolutely love theme parks, including roller coasters that go upside down!

Now, are you good and confused? Good! I like it that way! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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100 Things About Me – #14

Giraffe's Goofy Grin!
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When I was 18, I went on a summer mission trip to California. I was way outside my shy comfort zone, but I realized that my comfort zone needed to shift. It was on this trip to California in 1996 that brought me out of my extreme shyness. So now I can say, “I used to be very shy. Now you can’t get me to stop talking!”

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100 Things About Me – #13

Shy Giraffe Behind Tree
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I used to be extremely shy! When I say “extremely” I mean it! When I was in early elementary school, I only talked to a hand full ofย  people. Everyone probably thought I was mute, except for one friend and my teachers.

Normally I would not answer roll call, but one day my teacher told me she would mark me absent if I did not answer, so I tearfully answered and continued to answer from thenย  on (what a smart teacher!).

Another time that same year, I pulled a tooth in the bathroom and came into the classroom with a piece of paper towel against my gums. I got into trouble for having it in my mouth. Without offering a reason for having the paper towel, I threw it away. It wasn’t until my friend told the teacher what was going on that she understood!

So, you may have gathered by now, that I was one of those students that would be dying to ask more questions, but never would because it was embarrassing to me. I just sat and hoped others asked the same questions I had. I was definitely ridiculously shy!

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100 Things About Me – #9

Yesterday you learned that I was weird because I like to write. Today I will add that I also like to type, but typing is different from writing. I can enjoy typing my thoughts, but for some reason, I enjoy just sitting and typing pre-written jibberish on a page and also typing as something is dictated to me. Oh, no! More evidence that I am weird! Stay tuned for more!

100 Things About Me – #8

I like to write. I don’t mean write books or songs. I mean the actual act of writing, whether it be my thoughts, my name, or whatever else comes to mind. I know. That probably sounds weird, but what ever led you to believe that I wasn’t weird?

100 Things About Me – #7

I am not a natural teacher. I teach a Sunday school class and teach my children at home, but it does not come naturally to me. Fortunately I married one of the best teachers I have ever met in my life! He is able to take a story that should be boring and make it come alive! So, I guess you could say my husband is teaching me to teach! ๐Ÿ™‚

100 Things About Me – #6

Growing up, I almost always shared a birthday party with my younger brother, Timothy. Our birthdays were 3 days apart, and it just made sense that we celebrate together. I don’t recall ever wishing I could have my own day without him. As a matter of fact, my 19th birthday was the hardest ever. This was the first one I celebrated without him.

Timothy passed away 14 years ago at the age of 15 due to a genetic disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystropy. I wasn’t sure whether to share this with you all, but if any day is a good one to share it, it is today. Today is his birthday!

Happy Birthday, dear brother!