Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BLOG HOP! 25 things you don't know about me....yet.

The lovely Christine of Everyday Mama issued a challenge to the rest of us: share 25 things your readers don't know about you. So, without a great deal of preamble, here goes!

1. I graduated from my Catholic high school wearing a black Hefty garbage bag. It was an outdoor graduation and we had a flash floods, torrential rain and no backup plan.

2. I know all the words to Marty Robbins' "El Paso". I feel this is such a remarkable achievement that I have listed it on my resume.
3. "El Paso" is not my favorite Marty Robbins song. It's "Devil Woman".

4. I skipped 2nd grade. As far as I can tell this has had no great effect on my life today, except that I never learned to write in cursive and graduated high school at 16.

5. I can recite the alphabet, backwards, in under 10 seconds. And yes, you can totally call me on that.

6. The celebrity I'm most often told I look like? Linda Ronstadt. Been hearing that one since I was in kindergarten.

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image via Wikipedia
7. I only like Heinz ketchup. Get outta here with your Del Monte.

8. I met my husband in the drama department of our local community college.

9. EVERY program on the new Oprah Winfrey Network makes me cry. What is she trying to prove?
This network should come with a year's supply of Kleenex. image via Wikipedia

10. When I was 18, my mom and sister dragged me to some charity event and I complained the entire time-until I won a trip to Disney World in the raffle.

11. Speaking of raffles, I am a total raffle whore.

12. I ADORE Las Vegas. The tackier, the better. If the casino doesn't have ashtrays in the toilet stalls, why bother?
Freemont Street, the Happiest Place on Earth. image via Wikipedia

13. I am completely incapable of driving a stick shift without crying.

14. I have totally flat feet. We're talking Full Flintstone, folks.

15. I have worn the following fashion trends in public: rubber bangles, knickerbockers, a cape, dayglo, plastic shoes, mismatched earrings, a bucketful of fake pearls, bolo ties, leg warmers, fingerless gloves, overalls, "sneakersocks", fishnet stockings with ballet slippers, all manner of too-large menswear.

16. When I was 10, I got caught in a riptide and had to be rescued by a lifeguard. Muy Baywatch!
image via Wikipedia

17. My dream car is the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Which I will never own, because I will never be able to drive it. (see #13)

18. I had a rather traumatic birth after which half of my face was paralyzed for quite some time. There's no visible evidence of it now, but I don't see or hear as well on that side.

19. Despite growing up in San Diego, I've never been to the horseraces at Del Mar-even though it's something I've always wanted to do.

20. I also know all the words to the Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock Girl". That one? Is not on my resume.

21. I feel about Target the way that Holly Golightly feels about Tiffany's.

22. When I lived in the NYC area, I once went to the top of the World Trade Center and loved it, even though I am terrified of heights.

23. I was also in NYC on September 11, 2001.

24.  Even though I love the beach and swimming in the ocean, I've never been surfing.

25. I got my very first Barbie for my 17th birthday from my friend Robert. She was awesome. My mom didn't believe Barbies were healthy for little girls to play with-until she had a granddaughter.
Thanks Robert! image via Wikipedia
OK, how about just one thing we don't know about you?

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

PS-that was so much harder than I thought it would be!


Everyday Mama said...

Thanks for joining the Blog Hop!!! I didn't know any of these things about you...and get ready to go the races and place your bets!!!

Margo Porras said...

Thank YOU! This was a fun one-I'm having quite a summer, get to go to the races AND danced in a flashmob!

Semper Fi Momma said...

That list was AMAZING! I love it. :) So many fun facts about you.

Anonymous said...

OMG! You inspire me to embrace ME and all that comes with me :-)

Margo Porras said...

THANK YOU SO much!!! You ladies just made my weekend. Besos!