1. I changed my major three times. I enrolled in college as a music major, then changed to media writing/journalism. Sadly, the journalism department was rather small (everyone was into telecommunications, etc.), and I soon found my home in the English department. Well, I guess that counts as two major changes, but I thought of it more in terms of the fact that I had three different majors.
2. My husband and I met online. Perhaps I’ll type up our story sometime and link to it. In short, we weren’t looking for each other (no dating service involved); we met in a mIRC chat room where we were both moderators, became friends, and then fell in love. It’s quite a tale of a whirlwind romance, but as Billy Crystal said in the movie “When Harry Met Sally”:
“… when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Ha ha ha… I just realized that the rest of what Mr. Crystal’s character says in that scene is SO like me, too, and what my husband thinks of me:
“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Yup, that’s me. 🙂
3. I was chosen as “Most Valuable Musician” for each grade level from the time the award started being handed out in 8th grade until, well, 10th grade. (I home-educated myself for grades 11 and 12, with the help of a major university’s high school correspondence courses. I wasn’t feeling challenged enough at my public school, and the correspondence courses taught me at a higher level so I was better prepared for college.)
4. I wanted to be a Broadway performer. Music was my life from the 4th grade until I went to college. I still love it, but unfortunately am not as involved as I used to be, though I am heavily involved in our church’s choir. I’d love to get involved in local theatre or something like that. I love to sing!
5. I spent a month in Ghana, West Africa, when I was 16 years old. Long story. Very cool trip.