Friday Five: You Didn’t Know?!

For today’s Friday Five Cynthia, Courtney and I went with a theme of “5 things about me”.  A tried and true topic and with 40+ bloggers linking up weekly – good timing to get to know our ever growing linkup crew!  Friday Five

Short (for me) weeks always seem to be the longest and slowest.  I worked last Thursday through Saturday morning, then was off to Chicago.  I traveled back to DC Monday from Chicago so had the day off.  By Tuesday I was feeling run down and worn out.  By Wednesday I was feeling sick.  By Thursday I was full blown sick.  Boo.

But the Friday Five party must go on:

Fun fact for me #1:  I’m a miserable SOB when I’m sick.  True Story.  I’m whiny, cranky, and just want it to be over with already.  All the Twinings Peppermint Tea in the world can’t fix my misery – though it helps 😉 .


Sick Day…

Annoying fun fact #2:  I developed food allergies as an adult.  P.S. and by the way, that sucks.  In many ways.  I am allergic to all tree nuts, coconut, and avocado.  No fresh guacamole with my chips and margarita’s for me!  No California Rolls!  And of all things I am also allergic to oranges (though I don’t like them so there’s that).  I told you I’m cranky when I’m sick…

Did you know fun fact #3:  I’m left handed. Yes folks, I am one of the 10% of the population who gets to live in a world of right handed scissors and those auto pens at the cash register that don’t tilt in my direction (annoying).  Huzzah!  Oddly enough, I do a lot of things right handed (except write, lol).  Wouldn’t call it being ambidextrous but supposedly we left-handers are more creative (and smarter!)  We also have our very own day.  Always knew I was “special” 🙂


Guilty pleasure fun fact #4:  I am a Big Brother fan (yep) and was excited that Season 16 was premiering Wednesday.  Of course, I came home from work that night, took some cold medicine and fell asleep.  I was devastated when I woke up and realized I missed it (damn germs). Luckily I was home all day Thursday and in between email, old episodes of Sex and the City and some hysterical judge shows, I caught up On Demand and was ready for part 2 Thursday night.  Summer has officially begun when this comes on for my mindless entertainment!!

Any excuse to bring this up fun fact #5:  When I lived in Boston I worked in the communications office at Harvard (that’s not the fun fact but consider it a bonus!)  I saw and met a handful of celebrities there (no big deal) but none better than Denzel Washington (hubba hubba). Denzel

He was filming the Great Debaters at the time (pre-selfies and smartphones) so came to our offices to scope out the aerial views of Harvard Yard.  I had NO idea he was going to be there (seriously, true story).  He walked down the hall with his entourage, past me and others, turned the corner, stopped, came back, looked straight at me, nodded and said “hi”.  Yes, I about died.  And my colleagues were insanely bitter that he acknowledged me out of the group.  I tell this story any chance I get and pretty much didn’t let my colleagues live it down for awhile 🙂

Alrighty, who’s got big plans for the weekend that don’t include drinking hot tea, downing cold medicine and sleeping any chance you get?  I need to live vicariously through you!  DC_linkup

78 thoughts on “Friday Five: You Didn’t Know?!

  1. Sorry you’re feeling sick 🙁 I had that a couple weeks ago and it sucked. But I always love tea so at least it was an excuse for me to drink more tea. And I’m a horribly whiny sick person too 🙁 I can’t seem to control it.
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  2. left-handers also have a big advantage when it comes to playing guitar, if you ever get the urge to do that! makes me kinda jealous – i have SUCH a hard time getting my left hand to do what i want it to on guitar. i hope you feel better!
    Nevie recently posted…Friday Five: 5 Things About Me!My Profile

  3. I’m sorry you’re sick! I drink a wacky concoction of hot water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey and cinnamon when I’m sick. There’s a recipe on my blog if it sounds good to you.
    I love your story of meeting Denzel Washington. I met Derek Jeter once in a similar situation. He was with Minka Kelly in front of my restaurant waiting on valet and I walked by casually looking at her (she’s stunning) and then my eyes made their way to his and he smiled and said good morning. I about melted at that moment. I’ll never forget it!
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    1. wow! that’s kinda cool 😉 his 40th birthday was yesterday. I had a similar run in with Richard Gere when he was married to (forgetting her name) but she was all kinds of hot.

  4. Hope you feel better soon!

    Love the topic this week, lets me get to know people a bit better in the linkup.

    Funny you should say that you do a lot of things with your right hand, because something I mentioned on mine was that I’m a right handed person but I do a lot of things with my left hands(I deffo can’t write with my left hand though)
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    1. Thanks for linking up with us!!! We love all who join 🙂

      I was often forced to use left handed scissors and I never could! I stopped raising my hand when they asked who was left handed.

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