Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Still Moving...(And Five Cool Things About Me!)

Packed the china set last night, plus drug a few more clothes over to the house. I think hubby is going to finish up the rest today. We're painting my daughter's room, so her stuff will be the last to be brought over.

Can I just say that I need a vacation? And I can't take one for quite awhile. I've got my chapter writing conference this weekend and then next Sunday I'm headed out of town for a work writing conference. I'm looking forward to that, but wish things were a little more spread out. Oh yeah - and throw in Halloween somewhere around there. Fortunately, hubby likes to take the kids trick o' treating. I'll hole up in my house and refuse to answer the doorbell - I've got boxes to go through! ;-)

Sue tagged me for this fun little "People Collection." List five little-known facts about yourself. You never know what might be valuable to a writer. And when you've amassed a big "people collection," you'll have all sorts of resources!

So here are mine:

1) I'm a stepmom of two boys - one lives with his mom, the other with hubby and I. Let me tell you - being a stepmom is an experience all on its own.

2) I know how to scoop ditches and cut weeds out of bean fields with a machete. Neither of these talents is one I wanted to learn.

3) I went back to graduate school after being married and having a baby. I fit the profile of a nontraditional student.

4) I've worked at a bank, a law firm, a newspaper, made pizzas at my cousin's pizza place, shelved books at the library, worked at three different bookstores, and ran a concession stand at the baseball fields during the summer.

5) I got stuck in a processional at Canterbury Cathedral in England and ended up behind a bunch of bishops.

And one more, just for fun:

6) I was smashed against a U.S. Secret Service agent at a Bill Clinton rally before he became president.

PLEASE LEAVE THE FOLLOWING IN ALL ‘PEOPLE COLLECTION’ POSTS:Remember that it isn’t always the sensational stuff that writers are looking for, it can just as easily be something that you take for granted like having raised twins or knowing how to grow beetroot. Mind you, if you know how to fly a helicopter or have worked as a film extra, do feel free to let the rest of us know about it :-)"


  1. LOL on the being smashed against a secret service agent! I saw George B. senior at a rally long ago but I wasn't smashed against any secret service guys. I did get to stand by the press though and watch them scribble furiously as he spoke. This was before the age of laptops!

    How times have changed...

  2. Best of luck with your move, Melissa and congratulations on rekindling your flame. Good for you and your DH.

    Ugh at the ditch duty. I don't envy you that one in the least! And what kinds of beans are we talking about here...on the pole or on the bush?

  3. Ooh, now that's a little creepy -- I just added your blog to my links and was about to stop over here when I checked my comments and found one from Karen. When I went to check out her blog, there you were at the top of her comments! The world is getting smaller and smaller, isn't it?

    What a cool background you've got here! Very nice.

    I don't envy you the packing, dear. Good luck getting it all done!

    See you Friday...

  4. Thanks for sharing Melissa!

    It's v. interesting to note we have a few things in common - although I'm not a stepmum myself I know too well the ups and downs of being a step-family - you guys deserve a medal sometimes!

    I'm also a nontraditional student, currently halfway through my honours degree.

    LOL @ Canterbury Cathedral - I used to live near there, but have never seen one of their processions.

    Thanks again for taking the time to do with, especially while you're in the middle of moving!!

    Sue :-)

  5. Good luck with the move.

    And good thing you weren't weilding the machete at the same time you were smooshed into the secret service agent...you know, there's a story in there somewhere.

  6. LOL on the secret service guy!

  7. Hope the move is going well :-) And I loved learning more about you!!


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