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David has tagged me! There is a new meme going around and this time I have to list 5 things you didn’t know about me — this is a hard one.

  1. My absolute favorite song is about dealing with change by the Indigo Girls. The song title is “The Wood Song” and my friends and I played it over and over on our way out of the parking lot at High School graduation – and I play it whenever I need some reminding that while:
    “Sometimes I ask to sneak a closer look
    Skip to the final chapter of the book
    And then maybe steer us clear from some of the pain it took
    To get us where we are this far yeah
    But the question drowns in its futility
    And even I have got to laugh at me
    No one gets to miss the storm of what will be
    Just holding on for the ride”
  2. While growing up I moved practically every 3 years – I now have this migratory instinct and it’s time for me to move (I’ve been in this house for 3+ years and it’s driving me crazy).
  3. Twins run in my family. My sisters are twins, I have cousins who are twins, and I have second/third cousins twice removed (or some such thing) who are twins – very scary for me!!!
  4. When I was a kid ( 7 or 8 ) my mother gave me and electric typewriter. I used to use that thing daily to write letters and new pages to my “novel” (a short story about how 2 kids find all kinds of weird things happen on Friday the 13th). I learned to type before I knew how to write cursive – and for hat reason my handwriting is atrocious.
  5. My long term dream is to retire to Italy – I have visited there 2 times so far in my life and have never been calmer – and that’s saying a lot for me! I love the easy way of life and the friendly people – now I just have to learn the language!

I am tagging: Brian Engard (of course), Meredith Farkas, John Blyberg, Sarah (the Scattered Librarian), and Susanne Sacchetti.

2 Responses so far.

  1. [...] I got tagged by both Nicole and David, so I guess it’s my turn to share some stuff about me you may not already have known. I’m pretty open on my blog, so there isn’t a lot that I haven’t shared with you that I’d be willing to share in a public space. Here goes: [...]

  2. Susanne says:

    Hi Nicole…
    Wow, I’m late on responding to this one. I apologize for my delayed response.

    Here goes… 5 things that you may or may not know about me…

    Library-related:

    1. When I was a child, my cousin (Tara) and I used to play “library.” We would put pieces of paper into our books, then stamp the due-date on them.

    2. As a child, I attended a preschool that was held inside the local library. My friends and I used to play amongst the books.

    Unrelated to libraries:

    3. I am a shopaholic! I LOVE to shop. While in the past, I’ve enjoyed splurging on clothes for myself (as well as shoes and purses–in fact, at one time, I had well over 40 pairs of shoes!), I now enjoy splurging on clothes for my daughter… Perhaps she’ll be the next fashionista librarian!

    4. I have always loved Mustangs (the car); so, it probably comes as no surprise that my first car was a 1997 Ford Mustang (Gosh, I miss that car!). My dream car is a Saleen Mustang.

    5. Anyone who knows me knows that I am probably one of the most optimistic people you will ever meet. However, most people don’t know the root of my optimism. My father died of cancer in 1985, when I was just 5 years old–and he was just 32. I partially credit my father’s death for my optimism… His death taught me that life is too short, so you should enjoy each day and always try to look on the bright side of things. :-)


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