Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Shosh, that fabulous athlete and person, tagged me. So, here goes, 6 facts about me.

1. I was born in Yonkers, N.Y. and my first home was in the Bronx. I grew up mostly in Minnesota, though. I left Minnesota 5 days after graduating high school. Then I was a hippie in the Haight in the late 60’s. Inside I’m still a hippie, but sometimes I can hide it pretty well.

2. I never went to college until I was 40. Then I powered through to a doctorate by the time I hit 50. Typed my whole dissertation and all those other papers with 2 fingers. Still 2 finger typing to this day.

3. My favorite food is raw fish.

4. I was spelling bee champ two years running.

5. I’ve been to 47 states. All except Alaska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. I’m hoping to visit my non-smoking buddy, Pollye in Oklahoma one of these days. Maybe that will get me to Arkansas too.

6. I smoked for 36 years until I quit in March, 2007. Haven’t had one puff since.

I'm tagging Pollye, Cyndi, Bekkles, and Superdave


Cyndi said...

Well I stopped by to tag YOU, but you got to me first ha ha...oh well!

Good for you for quitting smoking after all those years! (I too am a former smoker....) And doing college and a doctorate - in your 40's? That is impressive stuff!

Anonymous said...

My fellow New Yorker!!! I knew I loved you from the moment we found each other :-)

You are an inspiration to me on the going back to school...I want a baby by 40 but maybe after that law school (Will keep you posted).

SuperDave said...

Thanks for the tag, but I've already been tagged. ;)
It is great that you went back to school @ 40! and still got your doctorate. Good for you!
I was a spelling bee champ myself! Woohoo!
I love hippies, both of my parents were and still are..

Pollye said...

so I have to tell somethings about me? you bet we can make Arkansas, its only three miles from where I live. I'm an old hippie too. we have more in common than you think!

Audrey Smith said...

Hey! I'm a hippie too!!