I'm a little jazzed up today. Lots of coffee to combat the fatigue involved in staying up late to WATCH THE YANKEES WIN THE SERIES!!!!
I'm sorry, was I shouting?
It was an exciting game, a great culmination to an exciting series. However, I'm tired.
Today's post will be a little different. In honor of a day that may or may not be a little bit special I thought I would reveal 43 things about me you may not be aware of. The number 43 may or may not be significant. (Hint: it has nothing to do with the Yankees).
I was born in Brooklyn.
I was raised in Nassau County.
I attended a public school through 8th
I attended an all girls Catholic private school
for high school.
I learned all my best swear words in that high
I attended St. John’s University.
I was a business major until I discovered that I
would have to take four calculus classes.
That day I changed to an English Lit major.
My father thought I was nuts.
I have a double minor in Economics and Finance,
mostly to appease my father.
I never took any of those calculus classes.
I worked for a dentist for a year after
graduating because the stock market had crashed and I couldn’t get a job.
I took a job as a secretary in a big name
investment bank rather than an associate position in a small one to get a foot in
It was a good choice.
I earned more money as a secretary than all of
my friends in other “better” jobs.
I couldn’t type to save my life.
I was promoted pretty quickly which was gratifying.
I traveled a lot which was fun.
I had a secretary, she could type.
My firm was paying for graduate school.
I hated graduate school.
I started to hate traveling when I met my
When again, faced with calculus,I quit school.
I took a knitting class at the New School.
My father is still annoyed about it.
I can still knit and I have still not taken
Lack of calculus has not affected my success in
life at all.
Don’t tell my kids.
I have always written stories.
That I am a non-fiction writer surprises me.
I married the love of my life at age 26.
It was the best decision I ever made.
When we were first married we lived in a great
apartment on the beach.
I wanted to live in NYC but he loves the beach
so I conceded.
I want to retire to Manhattan.
I love Maine.
My house is decorated in reds, browns, taupe and
My house is also decorated in toys and dirty
I have a cleaning lady come once a week and I
feel very guilty about it.
I love to cook.
I love to clean, hence the guilt in number 39.
I want to own a mini-cooper someday.
I think being a wife and mom rocks.