My author friend Jane Isaac nominated me for a Lovely Blog Award earlier this week. Since I need a writing exercise that keeps my keyboard fingers limber, I figure seven facts you (may or may not) know about me should constitute a simple challenge in my brain-dead state. (The rules indicate listing 7 facts and then tagging some fellow bloggers to ask them to do the same, so watch for the baton passing at the end.)
- I was born at the Ohio State University hospital, making me a Buckeye… but in name only, since we moved away before I was one year old.
- I first learned German when I was learning to speak–after we moved from Columbus to Kiel. I had this idea as a young girl, then, that I could speak German–which made for a rude awakening when we moved to Berlin when I was in 4th grade, and I was placed in a remedial German class.
- I made up for having forgotten so much by moving up to an intermediate German class halfway through 4th grade.
- I was in the double mother-tongue track by the time I was in 7th grade, meaning half my classes were taught in German–including French.
- I’m still fluent in French and German. And I have some rudimentary Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish skills.
- Because of my language abilities and international background I never expected to marry an American.
- Hubs (who was born and raised in the American heartland) and I celebrated our 17th anniversary Monday with a silly faces contest he documented in a series of selfies and made into a sweet (or goofy, depending on your point of view) movie.
Now for the taggees (if you’ll forgive the coinage): Rebecca Clare Smith (as if she hadn’t already answered enough questions), AK Anderson (because I may have wimped out on the Quest, but think her thoughts are worth soliciting), and Dionne Lister (since I haven’t asked her enough intrusive questions this week).