This is my 300th post to this blog. Wow. I know I haven't been posting a lot here lately, but I'm going to work on that. I miss writing here. I've been taking a writing class since January in the format of Natalie Goldberg's writing practice, and I'm having a lot of fun and getting more confident with my voice and style. I'm also writing about a lot of personal stuff that I don't really want to post to the web, but some of it is stories that I would like to share. So look forward to seeing more of that around here in the coming weeks.
For now, here's something fun. Nine of these things are true, and one is completely made up. Which one is the lie?
1. I used to be a competition tap dancer.
2. When I was 18 I rebuilt the engine of my 1959 Chevy Bel Air.
3. I didn't learn how to walk until I was over a year old and rolled off the changing table, breaking my arm. The next day I got up and walked across the room.
4. In fifth grade I played the saxophone in the school band, and later I switched to flute, but really I just wanted to learn to play the drums.
5. I only had 3 wisdom teeth.
6. I used the train of the wedding gown that my grandmother made for my mother to make a corset that I wore under a red silk dress when I got married.
7. My first word was "cat."
8. From the age of 2 until I was 9 we lived "off the grid". For some of that time we had no electricity. We were on well water and disconnected from the city sewer and garbage systems. We raised goats for milk and chickens for eggs and grew the bulk of our vegetables in our garden.
9. My first job was in the Morgan Hill Public Library when I was 15 1/2. I worked there until I moved away for college.
10. I have a BA degree in fine art.