Friday, April 1, 2011

Stuff you didn't know about me.

Those of you who know me as a fashion icon may be surprised to learn that my pajama top and bottoms do not match.  I don't remember how this started, but it has become my signature evening attire.  Come over for dinner one night and you'll see.  I'll share some Fiber One with you!

There are many fun facts that you probably don't know about me.  Here are just a few:
  • In the early 1980s, when the CIA recruited personnel via large display ads in the New York Times, I  scored an interview for a job as a spy .  My interviewer (whose real name I never learned) and I met in a midtown hotel, but we soon both decided that spy-dom was not my calling.  This realization came about after the standard questions about teamwork and personal hobbies, when he asked me how much I would enjoy hanging around seedy European train stations in the middle of night waiting for someone to pass me a note. In fact, I prefer cruises to train travel. (By the way, this is a true story).
  • I am 52 years old and I can still stand on my head.  I don't do this very often, as I am hoping to live till at least 53.
  • As a baby, I was kidnapped by gypsies and raised by wolves.  Like all market researchers.
  • While I may be a righty, I have always bounced a ball with my left hand.  This came in very handy during my brief, but highly successful professional basketball career.
Now that you know all of this, I may have to kill you.  I  might have recused myself from the CIA job, but not before learning a thing or two.


  1. Wow, before I didn't know anything at all about you and NOW I know really cool stuff. I'm 57 and haven't been able to stand on my head for 50 years or I'm pretty darned impressed lady! I was in the Air Force, and while that's Not CIA, they did train me on the M16 rifle. But only before I was to be stationed in Turkey where I may have needed it at any given moment. I never used it though. I just batted my eyelashes at the guys and they let me stand behind them when it was scary.
    OK enough wine. Bed time... Nite Joan

  2. You are killing me... I'm dying of laughter. TERRIFIC!!!

  3. I think the most amazing thing about this post is that I admitted my age.

  4. You're just a youngster compared to some of us!

  5. I was *never* able to stand on my head ... the CIA doesn't know what they missed in you.