1 – artistq shared the story of a cruel nickname inflicted on her when she was a teenager, which reminded me of my own childhood nickname: Flatsy. I was in 6th grade when that moniker landed on me. I don’t recall that it followed me to junior high, even though I remained, er, slender.
2 – I’m a long-term breast cancer survivor. Yay! I was diagnosed at 27 with no family history – I found the lump myself, and it did not appear on a mammogram. It’s been awhile since I’ve made this public service announcement: do your breast self-exams.
3 – I was very nearly Sweet 16 and never been kissed. I had my first real date, the kind where the boy drives to your house and meets your parents and everything, a couple of weeks before I turned sixteen. I got kissed that night. ;-)
4 – I am overly fond of macaroni and cheese. It’s the first thing my mom ever taught me to cook – Kraft mac ’n cheese – apparently imprinting me with the need to seek comfort for the rest of my life in noodles and cheese sauce.
5 – My first car was, in fact, my daddy’s Oldsmobile.
I’m losing track of who has already been tagged, but I’ll tag these five people: rusalkatrix, c_larkins, azang, minabirdwriter, and tamarak. AND I’m tagging lori_ann_v, even though she won’t do it. :-)
And if you haven’t been tagged but you feel like playing, please post your own Five Things!
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