It’s been a long time since my last RFF — here ya go!
1. I was interviewed on CNN when I was three. My dad was deployed to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, and the media basically camped out in our tiny Georgia town to follow the goings-on at the army base. My mom received a dozen roses — the first sign the troops were coming home — and CNN showed up to interview her about what it had been like for us, etc. But the interview is mainly of me: talking about how the roses are red and that daddy is going to put me to bed when he comes home and how I’m going to love him for a “fousand years” — all in the toddler’s version of a rural South accent, which is all kinds of scary. My fifteen minutes of fame, seen ’round the world! [Edit: Yes, this is on video — VHS though. I’ll see what I can do about putting it on YouTube or something.]
2. I watch a whole lot of Hulu. And Netflix, before my sister cancelled the instant streaming and kicked me off her account.
3. I love The Biggest Loser.
4. I lived in a tent for two months to watch Duke play Carolina. We lost. It was a super anticlimactic end to my winter camping experience.
5. Little parts of my heart will always be in each of the places I’ve lived — Savannah, Durham, London, Russia, DC — and wherever comes next.
6. I blogged through my study abroad experience in St. Petersburg. I reread it recently, and I can’t believe I survived that semester. I’m not sure, knowing what I do now, that I could do it again.
7. I love organizing my closet and switching things out as seasons change. It’s like getting a whole new wardrobe when I find things I forgot I had.
8. Field Day in lower and middle school was my worst nightmare because I was super unathletic and hated running. Oh, how far I’ve come.
9. I’ve read three books (for fun!) in the last two weeks and I’m working on my fourth. I’ve loved reading since I learned how, something I’m rediscovering now.
10. I got my navel pierced just a few days after my parents dropped me off at Duke my freshman year. At least I was smarter about that than letting my friend pierce my cartilage with a safety pin and an ice cube. That could have ended very poorly.
This weekend is all about riding my bike and eating yummy fall foods. What are you up to?