Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

Okay, Susan tagged me. I need to reveal 7 little known facts about myself -- and then tag seven people...

Here we go...

1. I have a voice minor. When I entered undergrad, all I wanted was to be the next big thing on Broadway. In fact, my vocal coach said I had a voice made for it. The major glitch in that plan is that I lack any musical sensibilities. LOL. IOW, I can't read music or sight sing. I've got a great ear for picking out melodies, etc., but cold reading ain't my thing. And we won't even bring up my piano lessons during that time period. BLECH! But I love to sing. Karaoke was a Godsend... and well, I'm a complete ham.

2. Hand in hand with the voice minor, I have the WORST stage fright. I get sick to my stomach -- want to run out the door and away from the stage, despite LOVING to perform in front of people. Talk about a contradiction. Amazingly, I had no problem singing solo's at my waitressing job every night (i.e. I sang Happy Birthday in Italian. lol). I think it has something to do with the stage... at least, that's my theory. (g)

3. I'm scared of heights. Gah, you guys are going to think I'm a nutjob after this post. (g) Let me clarify -- I don't have any great fear when looking down from a really high level -- say the viewing floor at the Sears Tower in Chicago. It's beautiful, and I love it. No, my real fear comes out when I'm standing on a patio a floor or two up... My knees go weak, my stomach drops, my hands start to shake... I experience vertigo. It's horrible. LOL. Of course, I plan to go skydiving when I graduate from law school. Go figure. It won't be off a patio, though. :)

4. Oh..this is a good one! (g) Why I'm continuing to embarrass myself, I don't know. It's fun. :) When I was in first grade, my teacher wanted us to each stand up and explain our heritage to the class. I'm all kinds of excited -- I went home and talked to my mom, she filled me in, and I was ready to go. Little Jen stands up: "I'm half American Indian and half German sheperd." *Laughter* Jen: "What? *blink blink*" Yeah... (g)

5. I'm a reality TV junkie. It's pathetic.

6. I've lived in 8 states, 14 cities. No, my family wasn't army or any other normal "traveling" family. My parents just had a touch of the wanderlust and it rubbed off on me. Staying too long in any place bores me to tears. Hey, I went to 8 elementary schools -- it's a way of life for me. (g)

7. One of the most common things said about me: "You were so quiet when I first met you -- WHAT happened? You're out of your mind!" LOL. I'm like a car in the winter -- sometimes I need to warm up before I really get going.

Okay...tagging... *cheats by looking at link list* I tag Carol, Jenny C., Cindy D., Helene, Beth Shope, "Maggie", Rose, and Jenna.


Carol said...

Hi Jen,

Skydiving is on my list of things to do. Want some company? Of course, you have to go first. (s)

Jen said...


Heh. Oh man, I'm still nervous about it... but not as much as standing on my friend's third story balcony. (g)

I think I'm gonna go tandem. I need someone with me who won't panic and cover their eyes should the shoot not open on the first go. LOL.