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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Seven Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me, But Now You Do

Rena and Adrienne have put out a Seven Facts meme in which I am to list (guess) seven things about myself that you probably don’t know. And then…if you read this post I’m supposed to pass the meme on to you. Aren’t you glad you stopped by?

So here are seven things you probably don’t know about me.

1.) We once had a fruit bat as a pet.

2.) When I went to Caracas, Venezuela with my senior high school class in 1970 we were locked up in our hotel room for one whole day because university students were rioting just a few blocks away. We could see it from one of the rooms. There were police and military standing guard at the hotel carrying machine guns. And what were the students rioting for? They were protesting the U. S. and Nixon’s bombing of Cambodia.

3.) I absolutely loathe liver. Can’t stand the smell, taste or texture.

4.) Scott McKenzie was at my 19th birthday party and his present was to sing a song to me up close and personal. He sang “Celeste,” a song by Donovan.

5.) When I was eight I shook hands with Laurence Rockefeller.

6.) In my early 20’s I worked at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Florida as a ward clerk. One of the doctors who frequented the floor I worked on was Dr. Cade, the inventor of Gatorade. He was a wonderful man.

7.) I had to do research to find out what the heck a meme is. I’m still not sure how to pronounce it…mee-mee or meem. Maybe someone will enlighten me. :O


  1. A fruit bat - what an interesting pet!
    LOL at number seven - I still haven't looked it up, and I keep meaning to.

  2. Good description of a meme at wikipedia and, according to their entry, it's pronounced MEEM. It would have been so much nicer if the pronunciation resembled me-me, or the name Mimi since so many of these exercises seem to be centered, like the divulging of information by politicians, all about "me, me, and I, I." Still, what a great way to spread information!


  3. Cool facts! Especially the one about meeting Dr. Cade.

  4. Those are some very interesting facts about you!

    I have to did you care for a fruit bat? Did you keep them in a cage? How did you feed them? I just love the thought of having a fruit bat for a pet...

    Thanks for sharing...

  5. Adrienne, Yeah, meem, meme...what's a girl to do?

    The fruit bat was a wee baby when we got it. We fed it milk out of an eye dropper. When it got older we fed it bits of (what else) fruit. We kept it in a box that hung from a tree outside. It got quite tame. My sister even took it to school, hanging upside down on a chain around her neck. Stayed there all day.

    Dr. Cade was way cool. He died earlier this year and a little part of me mourned.

  6. Wow! You're a pretty interesting person.

    I always thought it was pronounced me me because it's supposed to be all about me me me me me. But how can I argue with Wikopedia?



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