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!
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 😉 .
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).
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 🙂