Well, most of you know some very private things about me, anyway, but here goes!
I saw the Ramones in concert as a freshman in high school on a trip with the debate team to Great Adventure in New Jersey in 1979. It was my first experience with punk rock-and I was hooked. I was kind of scared by the way some of the punk rockers looked, but I loved the music. One of my favorite songs is "I Wanna Be Sedated".
I am very anti-drugs. I grew up with the aftermath of addictions affecting my family. That said, I think marijuana should be legalized!
I met and spoke with Tug McGraw, legendary Phillies pitcher. I was 11 years old. I still have his autograph.
I joke that my mom started and ended the baby boom. My oldest brother was born in February, 1948. I was born in 1964.
My mom lives one block away from the house she grew up in. Her first house was across the street from her mom's home and her present home is on the same street, just down the block.
I have a clown phobia. Maybe it was because a 'ScoobyDoo' episode had a demented clown on it and I watched it at age 5. I think clowns are serial murderers in disguise.
When I finally completed my Bachelor's degree I had over 240 college credits-almost enough for another degree.
I was written into a chapter in a perinatology textbook because of my 3 episodes of pre-eclempsia while pregnant.
I spent a lot of time in gay bars as a young adult as one of my best friends is gay. One of the bars in New Hope, PA was a Revolutionary War building. It was creepy in the basement there and was supposedly haunted. I am pretty sure I saw the ghost of a Revolutionary War soldier. The bar has since burned down.
I took ballet and tap lessons from age 2 until age 14. I was in several competitions, won a few, and also taught ballet and tap to toddlers.
My Godmother and my namesake was the first woman Brigidier General in the US Army. She was FDR's physical therapist and after retiring from the Army, taught at the University of Pennslyvania for many years. There is a national physical therapy award that bears her name. She also wrote textbooks. My father(her cousin) told me I was named after her because she was a very accomplished woman!
My birthday is really December 31.