I just don't have any secrets. I've said here before that I used to be a rave DJ and have played in many locations on both the East and West coasts -- and this was back 10 years ago when the parties were still "underground," as it were. I've also mentioned here that, before I turned to dressmaking and slacking, that I used to be a computer programmer. I even mentioned on another thread that a letter I sent into Salon.com got published (it was about Star Wars). I guess my only "secret" is one our dear founder figured out himself, but it's not really about *me* exactly (but rather my hubby).
I'm just not a mysterious person!
Oh, I forgot one, but I've told this story before too: when I was 18 I met the old King of Jordan's younger brother (so the uncle of the current king) and he asked me to cruise the Mediterranean on his yacht. My mother NO. She did, however, play backgammon with his bodyguard (we were on the QE2 going from Southampton to New York at the time).
If I had the chance to try a new/different activity every day, I would.
I show dogs in AKC Conformation.
I like to horseback ride, snow ski, figure skate and swim.
I played soccer and was a cheerleader in college (BTW, I abhore cheerleaders).
I twirled rifle in high school, was guard captain my senior year and was the Guard Member of the Year when I graduated.
I was a nominee for the Allegany County Student of the Year.
I am an honorary member of Who's Who.
I have a bachelor's degree.
I was the webmaster of a hard rock station.
I worked with Sean Hannity for a week.
I am a Republican.
I modeled from the time I was 18 to age 26 (I'm a 3rd generation model...grandmother and mother modeled).
I was a runner-up in the Miss Allegany County pageant.
I was born in Las Vegas on an Air Force base.
OH OH<< ME TOO! But in High School. And the rest of our cheerleaders were none to bright, so they never got it when I was being sarcastic and mocking them....
Now that the lists are coming out:
-Not only was I head cheerleader for three years, but I was also head majorette
-I use to play the bass clarinet
-I wrote sports for a local paper in Vermont
-Keanu Reeves invited me to dinner*
-I was publication chair of the New York Young Republican Club for a year
-During the 2004 GOP Convention I got to shake George W. Bush's hand
-I read over 60 books a year, most of them classic novels and biographies
-I've been maintaining blogs for 6 years now, my current one being about swing dancing
-I was in a sorority for a year and then quit
-I lived in the boys dorm in college due to an abundance of female students
-I'm a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a youth member of the New York City Opera
-My stepfather adopted me when I was 13 (he's the rocket influence)
-I'm a Lord of the Rings Junkie
-previously mentioned I do freelance graphic design, I also do freelance calligraphy
-I have an extra heart beat
-My goal is to visit each continent (Antarctica included), so far I've been to Africa, Europe, and Asia (live in North America)...As France is the extent of Europe I need to go back
*in college I was assistant and then chair of the concert committee, we had Keanu's band Dogstar come play. The speakers blew right before soundcheck and we had to bring dinner to the dressing room where he invited me to join them and eat. Doing concerts I also got to hang out with Dave Matthews, Nelly, and Garbage
Quirks are good too, I think I may have posted in that thread (too lazy to look at the moment). There's so much I realized that I don't know about my fellow dancers even though I talk with them/see them all the time and consider many to be my best friends.
True, but somethings are interesting...I just found out recently that one of my favorite leads use to be a professional dirt bike racer...something I NEVER would have expected of him. It was cool to learn a little more about him.
I played softball as a young girl with Alan Alda's daughters.
I was in a serious car accident, resulting in 32 stitches near my eye and the biggest, swollen lips (sorry Angelina Jolie, had you beat!) when I was in my early 20's. Alcohol was a factor (I was the passenger), but had it not been, I probably would have gone completely through the windshield instead of just smashing it and falling back into my seat.
Cheerleader in highschool (although it's nothing like what these girls do today!).
Higher than a kite at my highschool graduation. If it weren't for my very long bangs, I'm sure the gig would have been up!