Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by My Different Strokes buddies Dominique
and Irit whose tagged factoids I enjoyed reading very much - thanks you two!! Yikes - and my A4C buddy Akiko tagged me too - thanks Akiko - I can't wait to go and read your 7 facts:)

Ok - here are my (hopefully) interesting or unusual facts:
1. I've always loved playing the piano - at the age of 17 I passed all the tests to earn my Washington Piano Teachers Certification and taught lessons until I went away to college.

2. I worked for 10 years as a licensing director for a poster company - for one of our poster projects I got to meet with Jean Claude Van Damme at his house. After our meeting he kissed my hand good-bye - swoon...he's much shorter in person but still extremely good looking:)

3. I LOVE animals and share my life with 2 Australian Cattledogs, a Maine coon cat, 2 goldfish and the many wild critters I feed. I'm honored to be a juried member of two groups of artists that donate part of our ebay sales to animal charity organizations - A4C (Art For Critters) and AUAR (Artists United for Animal Rescue).

4. My husband and I were married on my birthday 15 years ago. He claims it's easier to only have to remember one date :)

5. I've lived in some unusual places - we lived on a boat for a year and we lived in and drove a semi-truck for 3 years.

6. One of my other favorite things is singing - I've sung in many choirs including our jazz choir in high school, then the BYU Women's Choir and more recently our local women's barbershop choir.

7. If I had been born a boy my mom was planning to name me Wilfred - just one of many reasons I thank goodness I'm a girl!!

I'm going to have to give some thought to who my 7 people to tag will be:)

Thanks for the fun Irit & Dominique and Akiko too!!


artbyakiko said...

Shelley, so you were a piano teacher! I bet you were much nicer than the teacher I had when I was at 10. She was so strict that every student ended up crying. :(
You are also a singer! Love to hear you sing!
What would it be like to live on a boat or in a truck? You must feel FREE!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Wilfred, I mean Shelley, this was fun to read. I used to sing, too and that's how I met my husband, in a college choir. I am so glad we both got tagged because it really gives you a feeling about other people. Like now you know I'm a big show-off braggart and I know you're a nice, modest person who has a strong sense of adventure. What a great game tagging is. Be sure to pass the torch if you didn't already, okees?

hissnhowl said...

Thanks Akiko and Camille! This is so fun getting to know each other:)

dominique eichi said...

I am enjoying this tag business it's lot's of fun getting to know everyone.
Great stuff Shelley