Today is a day for sharing. First, I'm over at author Raine Delight's blog today. Come on over and check it out. Next, I'd like to thank the amazing and awesome Siv Maria over at Been There, Done That has gifted yours truly the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. This is just too cool and I am honored. Thank you Siv, you are an awesome new friend whose blog I love very much.
Now to officially accept, here are seven random tidbits about me that I don't think I've mentioned before.
My nickname is Moe. Why? Well, because once upon a time someone thought my middle name Mae was actually Moe as in Moe Howard from the Three Stooges. Try living that one down in an auditorium full of people. I have, of course, become cool with this and my nephews and their friends all call me Auntie Moe.
I once had a pet chinchilla. She was the most adorable companion ever.
I hold the Bradley family land speed record for a hasty trip from Chicago to South Bend IN for the Notre Dame-Navy football game. 95-100 mph the entire way. And no Indiana State Troopers. Yay! or should that be Whew!
I once tried to go into Bachelor Grove cemetery, but chickened out at the No Trespassing sign. It is one of the most haunted cemeteries in America.
I have a scar by my eyebrow from when my brother threw a chunk of firewood at me while playing The Incredible Hulk. I was not the Hulk.
The worst fall I ever had came in front of my doctor's office. I was walking along, then went airborne. I crashed onto my face and stomach. My glasses flew off, my backpack spilled and about 10 people came to help me. I also managed to rip my jeans. The reason for my fall? My boots got stuck in the metal grate and my momentum carried me right out of them. The funny part was they were stuck in my stride. The painful part...I was purple from chin to stomach, both breasts, too.
I'm embarrassed to say I did not get my drivers license until I was 24. Why? No car. In my hood, the CTA is more convenient. And when I lived on the North Side of Chicago, I had two buses and an L stop within one block of my place.
Okay, now that you know these rather odd little things about me, let me go on to give you some very cool news. I am starting a weekly Monday thing called Mel's Imaginarians. This is for all you out there who have something to share. I will have a little box up in the right hand corner and in it I will promo your news and happenings. So if you have something you want to share, email me the deets and links at melbwritesATgmailDOTcom.