Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Curses- Tagged Again!

When I was a new blogger, one of the best ways to get to know other bloggers was the 5 things you didn't know about me meme. In the fifteen months I have been writing this blog I have responded twice to this meme, but when Laura, a new blogger at The Spiced Life visited my blog and tagged me, I thought I would dig one more time to find something surprising I hadn't already shared before, so Laura, this is for you:

1) In my life I have been accepted once to medical school and once to law school. The first I left behind because my advisor thought that with three children, I would constantly be conflicted between family and patients, the second I could not pursue because I didn't qualify for tuition reimbursement.

2) During my pregnancy with my son Andrew (now heading to Marine boot camp) I began having chest pain and was dignosed with high-output heart failure because he was lying on the nerve that controls heart rate. For about three weeks I had to sleep sitting up and had to get in the tub each day and move around to try to get him to move. He finally did, everything was fine and he has been giving me heart failure since!

3)I was the captain of my high school drill team- need I say more?

4)I am a rabid fan of the Washington Redskins. First, because they were our "local" team when I was growing up in Winchester VA. Second, because when my dad, who was also a big fan was dying of cancer, I sent them a letter about him and they circulated a Redskins cap collecting signatures. When his condition took a turn for the worse, they overnighted the cap so it would get there in time. That cap was the last thing my dad saw, except for his family and it elicited his last smile.

5) I studied 5 years of Latin and was a state officer in the Junior Classical League (okay, I was a nerd)

Well now you know me even better. I will not tag anyone, but if you are new to the blogosphere, consider yourself tagged and link back so we can all learn about you!

8 comments:

s'kat said...

That is a sweet, sweet memory to have of your Dad!

Deborah Dowd said...

S'kat- See why I don't care how well the Skins play?

Laura said...

I have to say the Redskins fact is my favorite fact that you shared as well. I think it is wonderful the Redskins did that.

I am still a Browns fan though. :) (Speaking of teams one roots for through thick and thin.)

Deborah Dowd said...

Laura- I have to respect any loyal fan!

katiez said...

Indeed, nice story about your dad...
And 5 years of Latin - theychanged languages when I started high school so I got Spanish, but my elder siblings all did Latin!

Deborah Dowd said...

Katiez- I think Latin may be a dead language but I use mine ervyday to decipher new words, etc!

Gavin Dowd (jr) said...

okay fact number 2 is sooo true! An i had almost forgotten about fact number 4, maybe we should go o skins game sometime this fall!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Deborah, fun reading your blog!!! Love you, E