Seven Things You Don’t Know About Me

I got tagged by fellow This Mommy Gig contributor Lauren Vargas with a blog meme to tell you seven things you don’t know about me. Looks like most people make these rather short, but I have a hard time not explaining some of the things I’ve listed. Or maybe I’m just “chatty” as @DellServerGeeks noted on Twitter.

  1. I drowned when I was three years old – this one’s a standard I pull out every time I’m forced to do some “ice breaker” with a new group. It was at my grandfather’s Moose Lodge pool, my big brother saw me floating in the deep end and rolled me out. Lifeguard realized I wasn’t moving and first thing I recall is waking up in the back of an emergency vehicle with an oxygen mask over my face in the laps of my mom and an EMT.
  2. I was the West Carroll Parish Farm Bureau Queen and Miss West Carroll Parish – what can I say? There wasn’t a whole lot of competition where I grew up. When I later tried my hand at the Miss LSU pageant, I got a non-finalist talent award, which I interpreted to mean I had talent, but not looks. hehe
  3. I worked one summer at a TV news station, even though I was in a newspaper journalism degree program at the time – it was pretty fun, except when I had to cover a wreak where a Miata hit head-on with a Blazer. The great guys I worked with tried to get me to switch degree programs, but I had already had all the beauty queen competition I wanted.
  4. Another interesting summer job I had was tour guide at the Poverty Point State Historic Site – most likely you’ve never heard of it, but you should have. I always say I grew up in the middle of nowhere, but it would have been the middle of several key trade routes if I’d only been born about 1500 B.C.
  5. As a child (in the 1970s, not B.C.), I slept with a wooden cross by my bedside to ward off vampires – also slept in fear of ghosts, werewolves, demons and other such monsters. Honestly, I still can’t really watch horror movies, but I fearlessly devoured every novel in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.
  6. Original image Horace Wilkinson Bridge (Baton Rouge, LA) available under Creative Commons at
    I once climbed up a piling of the I-10 bridge that crosses the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge
    (photo above by bluepoint951) – it was during my college days, a six pack of beer and a couple of cute frat guys were also involved. It was rated PG, but I’ll leave it at that.
  7. I’ve had pizza for breakfast – doesn’t sound that unusual maybe, but it was a personal pan pizza made just for me at 8am in a Dallas-area Pizza Hut after I’d spent the evening riding around with the food & supplies delivery driver. I did employee communications at PepsiCo Food Systems and was learning more about the jobs our employees did by shadowing.

Now it’s my turn to tag seven others to blog their seven things:
Marcel Korner, Alexander Hill, Barbara Gibson, ABC, Ian Hughes, Christine Perkett, Kate Olson, and John McElhenney

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  1. John McElhenney · December 15, 2008

    Right back at you LPT. Here’s my post


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  3. Lauren Vargas · December 18, 2008

    Much more interesting than mine! WhooHoo! Still have the wooden cross?


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