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Seven Things on a Sunday

A few weeks ago one of my favorite Twitter peeps, Sarah L. Fox, posted a blog listing seven random things about herself. I thought it was interesting and looked like fun, so I decided to give it a go. Here's my list, in sort-of no particular order.
 
1. I was almost named Gretchen.
 
2. My first love was a redhead. Richard Limon, in Mrs. Sutter's third-grade class at Litchfield Elementary. With longish copper hair, freckles, and big gray eyes, he was just the cutest thing I had ever seen. He was also the fastest runner in the class, and I nicknamed him Grasshopper because he was so hard to catch. We'd spend every recess running races and generally chasing each other around the playground. He moved away the following year, and I learned for the first time was a little broken heart feels like.
 
3. My current love is also a redhead. Norman Mirotchnick. I met him on a Star Wars bulletin board, using a computer I had just purchased from my ex-husband. The Phantom Menace had just been released, and it was one of the first things I looked up when I went online. How's that for fate?
 
4. I once held a job where the dress code was thong bikinis and high heels.
 
5. I can tie the fingers of my left hand into knots. It was a nervous habit that started when I was a kid, along with hair and clothes twisting. I don't do the hair thing anymore, and the clothes thing only tends to appear when I'm yakking on the phone. But the finger knots have always been my own personal little parlor trick. I even gave them names: The Bowtie, The Stairs, Basket-Weave, The Square, etc. Great pub entertainment!
 
6. My one weird food habit is putting mayo on just about everything. Except breakfast food. Now that would be icky.
 
7. The only bone I ever broke was my tailbone when I was ten, when the chain on the porch swing hanging in the giant oak at my uncle's house gave way. It was all hilariously funny, until I tried to stand up and couldn't. I also badly hyper-extended the fingers of my right hand a couple years later. By accidentally sitting on them.
 
That's it! Now you know me just a little bit better. Feel free to post your own list, here or somewhere else. Either way, I'd love to see it!