July 3, 2007

Don't forget to VOTE by July 6th! See July 2nd Blog Entry *** 8 Random Facts

I have been tagged to post 8 random facts. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts: Each participant posts eight random facts about themselves. Tagees should write a blogpost of eight random facts about themselves. At the end of the post, eight more bloggers are tagged. Go to their blog and leave a comment telling them they're tagged.

I am sure I don't know eight other bloggers to pass this on to but I will think of something by the time I'm done writing 8 random facts about myself.

1. I was a competitive swimmer until college and was 15th in the U.S. in the 1650 yard freestyle when I was 17 years old.
2. I LOVE horse tracks and betting on races (I hit the exacta in the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday).
3. My favorite book as a child was My Father's Dragon.
4. In 1989, I (accidentally and completely inadvertently) smuggled drugs from an Israeli casino boat on the Red Sea through international waters to the shores of Egypt. (I thought I was picking up mayonnaise for the three types of sandwiches we sold to the gamblers).
5. I also (accidentally and completely inadvertently) led police to uncover the drug and "hookers as compensation for losing gamblers" operation by reporting the owners of the casino boat for forcing me to throw trash bags into the Red Sea.
6. In college, I was close friends with Glenn Souther, who turned out to be one of the most notorious Soviet spies in U.S. history.
7. My sister and I played Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, respectively, in my senior year of high school (her freshman year), in The Miracle Worker. (To rave reviews, of course!)
8. Last but not least, I secretly always wanted to learn how to tap dance.
I enjoy reading other food blogs, so I am going to tag 5 of the blogs I like to read:
http://ccallahan4.blogspot.com/ (Chronicles of a Fledgling Home Cook)


JB said...

your random facts are sooo much cooler than mine. I didn't know about that guy in college - geeze!

Christine said...

Ok, seriously, HOW am I supposed to compete with that!?!? Very interesting by the way. Sounds like you have lots of stories to tell over a meal and a glass of wine!

Arties32 said...

Christine! It's not a competition!! Just throw 8 random facts out there for us to ponder! I do have some great stories. It's kinda funny that I am the most boring person in the world yet all this strange stuff has happened to me! :)

Christine said...

I know, I know! :)I was apprehensive but I actually had fun with it so thank you for tagging me!

Arties32 said...

I'll go check out your blog!! Thanks :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

Julie said...

Ok Arties32, I have just finished posting my 8 random facts....that was fun, thanks.

Jack Moon said...

That's why we call you 008.

Tarrant said...

I have posted mine too.

JB said...

you are kinda like Forest Gump!

Arties32 said...

That's exactly what I told my peeps (ha ha, peeps) last time we watched it! I have never known anyone more like Forrest Gump than me. Mama always told me...and the eggs.

canarygirl said...

Wow! You sure have had some wild times. :) I loved reading your answers and will post mine shortly. :)