Friday, February 13, 2009

Twenty-five things you did not know about me (1 -5)

My niece challenged me to a creative writing experience. It took a while to decide if I really wanted to take her up on the challenge, and after a long trip through the dead zone of creativity, I decided, what the heck! So here it is, folks: the first 5 of 25 things you don't know about me...heaven help us! 1. I promoted a rock band back in the early 90s called Equal Rights. I am very good at cold calling and inside sales, so this was a cynch. I got into two recording studios to present the demo tape, audio cassette in those days. The response was favorable, but the band disbanded. I went back to teaching. 2. When I skied Killington, VT, in my 20's, I had no fear and KNEW I could do anything I set out to do; so I took the chairlift to the highest summit figuring I could ski down those godforsaken slopes just like everyone else. It took two minutes on the top of that mountain to learn I was not an advanced skier and I was not a courageous soul. I walked down the mountain, waving to all who skied by or stopped to make sure I was ok. 3. I dated a motorcycle racer who enjoyed giving me 115mph rides down the newly constructed highway that is now overloaded with cars and trucks. I loved every heart-stopping moment of it. Don't tell my mother! 4. I love to write, but you know that. What you don't know is that I got 15 emotionally disturbed middle school students to write a five paragraph essay about themselves. Then I published their works, at Staples, for a presentation to the class as a gift. Teachers are promoters...and you gotta be good at sales to teach! 5. I have two sisters: one older and one younger. Yes, I am a middle child and I live up to all that analytical, psychological hoo-hah that is said about the middle child. And I'm darn proud of it!! OK, I'm going to do this in segments as I don't want my readers to get overwhelmed with all this new found knowledge about their somewhat quiet friend (oops, there's that tongue-in-cheek again). Until then, that's how I see it, Karen

7 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

The stupidity of youth, when we thought we were invincible :o)

Beth said...

I look forward to the next installment!

Paula said...

Humm the quiet little Karen wasn't so quiet after all. Very interesting, will be looking forward to the rest of the story.

Alice said...

Thanks, Karen. How did we ever survive :)......

Lucy said...

Hey, you left us hanging!!! Ok, I shall return. I like your picture as you well know. Lucy PS. I sent my daughter flowers today and if that doesn't do it I will just wait. Lucy

DB said...

So, you see, you are an interesting, fascinating person. I look forward, as well, to the next 20 things, or 30, or 40.

D

Jimmy's Journal said...

Happy Valentine's Day Karen.

Jimmy