For a couple of the blogging awards that I’ve been given, part of the deal is that I’m meant to answer 11 personal questions and/or tell you 7 interesting things about myself. I’ve been putting this off because I hate doing stuff like that. However, if I want to be an upstanding citizen of the blogosphere, I need to complete this social contract.
Because I’m oddly fond of lists of 11 things (and I hate the lack of control of having to answer random personal questions) I’ve combined and modified the challenge. Today, I present to you…
11 potentially interesting things about me
1) I used to be a professional tennis chair umpire. (This is more to provide context for some of the other points)
2) For many years, I taught tennis at Cuban resorts so that I could have free vacations for myself and a guest.
3) Before children, I was an avid scuba diver. I once lived aboard a boat for 2 weeks on the Great Barrier Reef and did four dives a day, including night diving with sharks.
4) The Husband and I got married in Cuba and didn’t understand a word of the official documents we signed. We regularly use this against each other as leverage.
5) I would love to skydive but would be afraid to bungee jump.
6) I often have to turn away and laugh when my children hurt themselves doing something stupid.
7) I was once held at gunpoint on the side of a dark highway in Caracas, Venezuela in a shakedown by corrupt police officers.
8) I learned to downhill ski at the age of three. It’s still my favourite sport!
9) When I was one, I burned my hands very badly and have no fingerprints on most of my fingers.
10) When I was working in the US, I would sometimes use a fake accent when I ordered take-away food at a restaurant, just for fun.
11) In an alternate universe, I’m a Broadway sensation. Jazz hands!
Thanks for reading.
Anyone else in the mood for sharing?