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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

10 Facts about Me

I am so tired, I did not know what to post. And then I noticed that A Living Nadneyda tagged me with the Honest Scrap Award. So, since I am too tired to post anything else, here goes....

10 Honest Facts About Me:

1. My favorite place in the whole world is Disneyworld. I could spend a month in Orlando and never get bored. I really want to visit again with my kids! I fantasize about staying in one of those cool Disney hotels!

2. My favorite place in Israel is Tel Dan. Along the path, there is a sign to "The Garden of Eden"
-- I wish I could live there. In my mind's eye, that is what heaven really looks like.

3. I am afraid of heights but I loved jumping off the cliff at Yehudiyah, in the Golan.

(Sadly, ther is now a sign prohibiting jumping. Moshe and I had our first big fight when I jumped anyway. We argued about it for the entire hike out of the valley. It turns out that there are jagged rocks just under the surface and several jumpers were seriously hurt. I had to promise Moshe to always follow safety signs, even when he is not there.)

4. I love cursing.

5. I have a green belt in Judo.

6. I love the water. When I was little, I wanted to be a mermaid when I grew up, so I could live in the water. I still wish I could live in the water. My zodiac sign is Aquarius. If I were an animal, I would be a dolphin. I have been teaching swimming since I was 12.

7. I was a hippy in high school. I wore long flowy clothes, a floppy hat, and often walked around barefoot. I attended an alternative high school. I played frisbee for gym and drew pictures instead of taking notes during class. I slept through history, even though there were only three students, including me, in my class. I went on Dunkin' Donut runs with my teachers. Our classrooms and lounge were in three caravans, about an hours walk from the regular high school. I was probably the only student who did not do drugs. I was always "high on life."

8. When I was little, I was really shy and quiet. That changed.

9. In 7th or 8th grade I started doing theatre. I developed a strong personality thanks to my involvement in theater. I wonder if Laurie Cohen, who ran the drama club in Teaneck, is still around. I should thank her.

10. I went to Barnard college and it was everything a college should be for me. I developed there on every plane: intellectually, religiously, socially, and politically. When I graduated, I knew that I could do anything I wanted and I planned on changing the world.

Last time, almost everyone I tagged had been tagged already. I will try again. But this time I am tagging 7 bloggers I only recently met. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

Adena at Mother Thoughts
Cheryl at Adventures of a Somewhat Crunchy Mama
Daria at Living with Cancer
Kate at The Big Piece of Cake
Melissa at Sunbonnet Cottage
Noa at Giur, Israel, Volontariate und mehr.. (Noa's blog is in German, so I never actually read it)
You (if you have not been tagged yet)

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Daria said...

Congrats on winning the award and thank you for passing it on to me.

My zodiac sign is Aquarius too.

Robin said...

You can't jump at Yehudiya anymore? Man, they take the fun out of everything. Injury, shminjury (says she who spent nearly an hour persuading herself to jump the last time, nearly lost everyone I was with by delaying so long).

Cheryl Pitt said...

I played! Thanks for tagging me.


Batya said...

What a list. You always surprise me.
I did the tag already.

Engineering Goddess said...

I loved your list and yes Disneyworld ROCKS!!!

RivkA with a capital A said...

Daria & Cheryl -- thanks for playing!

Robin - they sure do -- no more playing in the waterfall at the Banias, either. It's just not fair!

Muse -- thanks

Engineering Goddess -- I should have tagged you too! Consider yourself tagged!