Wish I'd Said It

Weeds are flowers too - once you get to know them.

- A. A. Milne

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Five (5) Things

Amy tagged me to write five things most people don't know about me. This won't be easy because much of my writing the last few years has been about my life. I spill my guts at the drop of a memory! But I'll try.

1 - I threw up nearly every day of high school. It was caused by anxiety that I might be called upon to read aloud to the class. What was a mild phobia for most of us was a major one for me. I might have enjoyed school otherwise. Or become a politician or actor instead of a writer. Life's weird. Plus you pay taxes, then you die.

2 - I pick up every earthworm or caterpillar I see crossing a road or sidewalk and carry it across lest it fall victim to a car tire or carelessly-placed shoe.

3 - I make faces at babies and very young children in stores, especially grocery stores. I love engaging them in a rousing, smile-inducing session of Peek-A-Boo. Usually their Moms don't mind.

4 - I hate fishing.

5 - I usually lie at least once when drafted to do a list-type meme thing. See if you can spot today's.


sammyray said...

I think it was the second - nobody picks up earthworms and saves them except ME!!!

Frank Baron said...

Dang sammyray, ya got me.

Ha! I just fibbed again!

Thanks for stopping by.

Dawno said...

Great list! I would have been sick every day at school if I thought I wouldn't get picked to read out loud in class. I'm a true ham.

As for the earthworm caterpillar thing just don't pick up caterpillars with spines in Australia - I think they're poisonous. At least after reading Bill Bryson's Down Under (which is called In a Sunburned Country on Amazon but the copy I bought in Sydney has the other title) I'm convinced there's very little there that isn't poisonous. Maybe not the tourists. Maybe.

Frank Baron said...

I wish I had some of your hamminess Dawno.

And everything in Oddsieland is...well...you know....

Anonymous said...

I also pick up every earthworm I see and that is because you taught me to when I was very young. Your sister Lisa

Frank Baron said...

Good for you Lisa! :)