Tuesday, October 14, 2008

five random things

My friend at Snippety Gibbet has tagged me for a meme to share five random things. I'm honored because I just think she's so boss. (I am determined to revive "boss" as a cool superlative.) Jan is one of our art teachers whose good work with kids goes way, way beyond her job description. Her own art is incredible. I love paper anything and her artistic cutting is serious whimsy. She also just got back from a 270 mile, four day ride from Pittsburgh toward DC. Did I mention it was on two wheels? With only pedal power? So of course, I will answer her tag.

Anyway, my five random things:
1. I spoke Japanese til I started kindergarten when my mom decided it would prevent me from speaking English and doing well in school. We just didn't know. Can hardly say ko nichi wa now.

2. I've had thirty different jobs in my life not counting mom, and including "cook" on a llama ranch in Gilroy, CA (town named for my family).

3. Two foods always in my refrigerator- lemon and cilantro.

4. I owned a dirt bike in the desert as a teenager til I had a bad crash.

5. I love violin music.


Anonymous said...

Ran across your blog. Very interesting stuff. Seems we have something in common (after reading a previous post of yours from earlier in the year). I'm a descendant of Ascencion Solorsano de Cervantes (she was my great-great grandmother). I'm originally from Monterey, but now Alabama.

I think it's pretty cool to keep up with one's ancestry!

Blink said...

@bella Thanks for the comment; always good to know a fellow CA transplant. Quite cool we are distant relatives! Just read your latest post. You've managed the vilification well. Now looking forward to hearing who will be in the Cabinet!

Betty said...

I love cilantro too and grow it in my garden during the summer. Also loving the word boss! I'll do my part in bringing it back.

Blink said...

What would we do without it??? Cilantro, I mean. Thanks for helping bring back "boss".