Friday, September 29, 2006

Priscilla's Challenge

1. I can play the guitar moderately well.
2. I can play the piano rather poorly.
3. I learned how to ski when I was a child. I don't remember a time that I did not know how to ski.
4. My father worked at Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort and we got free season's passes.
5. I can ski on intermediate slopes, but I prefer beginner's slopes because I'm a chicken.
6. I have been a nurse for 17 years.
7. I worked most of my years on the night shift at a hospital.
8. My first job was as a "feeder" in a nursing home. It was the best job ever because everyone was glad to see me and I had very little real responsibility.
9. I took Spanish each year in school from grades 7-11 and a year in college.
10. I didn't dare speak Spanish to Spanish-speakers until after I had lived in Bolivia, South America in my late 20's.
11. I was a missionary in Bolivia for 2 years and discovered why I had studied Spanish all those years.
12. While I was in South America I visited Machu Picchu, Peru and Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina.
13. While I was in Bolivia, I taught a class about germs to a group who had never heard of them before. It was an amazing and wonderful experience!
14. I am a rather accomplished crocheter.
15. I cannot sew or knit.
16. I especially like foreign movies and documentaries.
17. I used to read a lot, but I don't as much anymore.
18. In Jr. High and High School I used to read while walking down the hallways between classes.
19. I read War and Peace just to be able to say that I read it.
20. I found it surprisingly interesting and boring at the same time.
21. I like a variety of musical styles.
22. I don't like classical or country music (especially the twangy kind).
23. I love Alison Krauss and she can sing as twangily as she wants.
24. I was married on Dec. 31, 2003 at age 36.
25. I had only ever had 3 boyfriends before I was married and each dating relationship lasted about one month.
26. I had a "crush" on a different boy each year through grade school.
27. My name in Spanish is Teresa.
28. My friends in Bolivia called me "Techi" which is a nickname for Teresa (it is pronounced just like it is spelled with a ch as in church.)
29. I didn't like it when people called me "Trrray-cy" with a Spanish accent.
30. The most unusual nickname I have ever had was "John".
31. I attended church camp the summers of grades 6-8 at Camp Magruder on the Oregon Coast.
32. I was a camp counselor at Camp Magruder for 1-2 weeks each summer for 4 years after college.
33. I used to lead silly camp songs like "The Little Green Frog song" and "All the Little Fishies".
34. My favorite age group for camp counseling was grades 5-6.
35. I never wanted to be the camp nurse because I was afraid that an emergency would come up.
36. I'm a caffeine addict - if I don't have my two shots of espresso a day I get a headache.
37. I go to Starbucks before work each day.
38. I especially like the pumpkin spice latte, toffee nut latte or iced caramel macchiato.
39. I usually get a grande sugarfree hazelnut non-fat latte.
40. Before I go to Starbucks, I go to McDonald's to get a sausage mcmuffin with egg.
41. I like dark chocolate.
42. I don't think that white chocolate should be considered chocolate.
43. I like rich, creamy desserts.
44. I'm not a big fan of pies, cakes or cheesecake.
45. I don't like carbonated beverages very much.
46. I especially don't like brown carbonated beverages. (that includes root beer)
47. I like adventurous eating as long as I'm in the mood.
48. I tend to order habitually in my favorite restaurants.
49. I don't like it when the food that I order does not taste the way I expect it to.
50. I can still sit cross-legged.
51. I learned how to ride my bike when I was 8. My dad took off my training wheels and I fell. So I had him replace one training wheel and rode like that for a day before going solo again.

Check out Priscilla's list here.


Priscilla said...

Oh, aren't these lists fun? I agree with you that white chocolate should not be considered a chocolate!

That's cool that you ski. I've only skied maybe 4 times. My husband skiis much more than I do.

Martha said...

One day I will surprise you all with a list on my blog... maybe.

kristina said...

These are fun. You make me laugh. I am going to try one too.

Tracy said...

Mom, Your comment seems to have not registered. I imagine that you already knew most of these things about me. :o)

lm1 said...

WOW there actually was only a few things I didn't know about you... I shall take this test and we shall see.

MOM said...

this is her mother once again. What kind of a blog is this that refuses my comments. Is there a limit to how many words?
I wanted to mention that when Tracy was a "feeder" in the nursing home, the home was run my some Nun order, and the head Mother Nun told Tracy that she would never make it to be a nurse. I wanted Tracy to go back and see her when she graduated - - but she never would.
The other comment - when she worked at a hospital, it was one where your peers were able to evaulate you. What could this person approve upon was one of the questions - - and one of her co-worders put that Tracy could improve by working more hours....
(she already was working full time)
I thought it was a wonderful most positive negative.....
I have not been aware of a person that met Tracy that didn't like her. She has the personality that can relate to all persons no matter their age. She is compassionate, kind and most loyal. I am so proud that she is my daughter......

Tracy said...

Awww shucks! Thanks Mom. :o)

kristina said...

There are 9 things and 2 half things that describe me on your list.

I match #14 #17 #21 #22 #42 #43 #45 #48 #50.

And half match #16 I like foreign movies, not too fond of documentaries, and #36 caffeine addict but not espresso - I like plain black french roast.

kristina said...

What your mom said is so nice!

Nixter said...

I love the list - I am for sure going to do one. I wonder if I will be able to think of 51 things though ;)

Rachel said...

Great list! How did you aquire the nickname "John"?

Tracy said...

It was sophomore year of high school. I took a math class that was mostly junior class so no one knew me in the class. The guy in front of me was passing back a stack of papers and I wasn't paying attention. He waved the stack and then said, "Hey John!" The name stuck. I don't think anyone in that class knew my real name.

Priscilla said...

That pumpkin spice latte looks yummy. I finally clicked on all the links here.

lm1 said...

so yah mine is finished.

Ruth said...

Tracy I really enjoyed your list. Most interesting and informative. I can't ski - having not yet actually seen snow!!!

I also don't like coffee - but agree with you - cakes and cheesecakes - sooo 'ho-hum'!!! :-)

Your mum is completely correct - you are an absolutely amazing women and I'm proud to be your friend, even though we've never met in person.

Tracy said...

OH, Thanks Ruth. Are you going to do a list? Are you inspired? You can see that this has been going around.

Priscilla said...

I am proud to be your friend too. Perhaps one day we should meet in person.

Tracy said...

thanks. I would love to meet one day. D and I love to travel and would like to come to NY one of these times.