Friday, January 08, 2010

Five Random Things

Christina Fonseca posted this meme on her blog, and it looked interesting enough for me to follow suit. If you'd like to play along too, please feel free to do so in either a comment below or on your own blog. If you post it on your blog, please link to it so I can see what you said.

1) Most unusual or interesting job I’ve had

My previous job in Research and Development for an enzyme company (I was transferred to QC last year). I had the opportunity to choose some of my own projects. Sometimes I'd go shopping at the grocery store and bring back different types of food to experiment on. Of course, that meant I had to taste-test the results, and they weren't always good!

2) Childhood Memory related to writing…

When I was in middle school, I studied German. It wasn't very popular, so when we held our Foreign Language Fair, we didn't get to perform the way the French and Spanish students did. I tried to change that by writing a short play called "A Little Demonstration of German." It was a couple of short scenes with German phrases. Nothing too fancy, as my German wasn't up to much--and I've forgotten a lot of it since! We didn't get to perform it, but my teacher gave me a special certificate that year.

3) Things I collect

I collect postcards whenever I travel. It started when I visited Germany as a teenager. I even taped them to the wall of my dorm room in undergrad. I don't display them any more, but I still buy them.

I also like to collect books and magazines about the Beatles. For a while, I used to buy Time's special Year in Review issue, but I've let that slide.

4) Obsessions

My pet dragons on Facebook. Sometimes if I wake up in the middle of the night, I'll log in to check on a battle. Heck, perhaps they're why I can no longer sleep more than six hours at a stretch. Yes, I'm strange.

5) Unusual “talents”

I'm not sure what to put here. I can crochet. There's nothing unusual about that--except I do it with my "weak" hand. I'm left-handed, but crochet patterns are written for right-handed people. It was easier to learn to crochet right-handed than to keep reversing the directions.


Nisa said...

I think crocheting counts. I certainly can't do it! And it is cool that you learned to do it with your weak hand. :)

Very fun post!

Eric said...

Interesting things we learn about you. When I was in middle school, we took a Spanish/Portugese/Italian class. Okay, first of all, taking three languages at once means you don't really understand any of them. And secondly, if you don't get to use them after the class is done, what's the point? Needless to say, I forgot all of it 5 mins after the class was over.

Anyway, this was interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Christine Fonseca said...

Totally count the crocheting...and dragons on facebook...BEST COLLECTION EV.ER!!

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