30 Quirky Things You’re Dying to Know About Me

quirky questionsOkay maybe not dying to know, maybe just mildly interested, anyway here goes.




  1. I’m the second of four children with ages very far apart. Born in the month of July which means on the zodiac calendar, I’m a Cancer and the description fits me well
  2. Born in Seattle Washington and have lived within 30 miles of this beautiful city ever since. Love the gorgeous Pacific Northwest!
  3. I was quite a tom boy as a child, preferred blue jeans over dresses any day. Loved to roller skate as a kid and had a pair of homemade wooded stilts
  4. Played the saxophone in school and marched in the Roosevelt High School Marching Band, even marched in the Lilac Festival in Spokane WA – Over 90 degrees that day but what an experience.
  5. Was a bit of a cartoonist in high school, even drew the artwork used for the placemats at our senior luncheon
  6. I collect small rocks from places I visit – maybe it’s my way of keeping them with me
  7. We have two sizeable rocks, about 6 or 7 pounds each that sit on our fireplace hearth. One from Antarctica that my father-in-law brought home from his stay in Greenland, and one my husband brought home when he worked in Barrow, AK. The Arctic Circle rock sits on the north side of the hearth and the Antarctic rock sits on the south side.
  8. I enjoy quirks about the English language and how words are used – even wrote a Squidoo lens about it http://www.squidoo.com/quirky-questions For example:
    “How far east can you go before you’re heading west?” Or “Can you get cornered in a round room?”
  9. I enjoy playing word games – my husband not so much, hmm wonder why : )- My husband enjoys playing Parcheesi – me not so much : )
  10. Have a fear of water, but we own a 24 foot boat
  11. Watched my husband pass out and fall back on the hospital bed as we were reviewing discharge papers after a heart incident. Time stood still as code blue calls rang out and medical staff came running. I still marvel about the timing as we were just moments from leaving. I‘m ever so grateful!
  12. I’ve been divorced once and married my best friend over 21 years ago – have a 29 year old stepson, we couldn’t have kids
  13. Always wanted to be an elementary school teacher but ran out of funds and ended up working full time instead of student teaching for free. Graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in child psychology
  14. Worked 38 years in a career I never planned and was laid off after reaching VP
  15. We were hobbyist wedding photographers before the day of digital cameras – no more, way too stressful
  16. Not an avid football fan but an ardent fan of our UW Huskies (ranked 15) and the Seattle Seahawks
  17. I had surgery and treatment for Breast cancer in 2010 and feel oh so lucky it was detected early
  18. I suffered with migraines for years until I was put on medication for high blood pressure. Seems it works like a charm for migraines as well
  19. I’m a passionate Barbra Streisand fan and saw her live in concert in 2010 – a dream come true!
  20. My favorite comedian is Lily Tomlin. Years ago our family had a dog named Buster – you may recall her Edith Ann character did too. We would play the routine on the stereo where she would whistle and call for her dog Buster – ours would go nuts around the room wondering who was calling him.
  21. Five years ago we adopted the most gorgeous and loveable tail wagging English Cocker Spaniel, he was then 7 years old. Know nothing of his past but he’s wonderfully trained.
  22. Enjoy woodworking although I haven’t touched any of it in a while
  23. I adore weeping cedar trees
  24. I enjoy cooking but adapt every recipe I try
  25. Grow a medium sized vegetable garden every year, and herbs throughout the year
  26. I like a hot breakfast but that often means the leftovers from dinner the night before
  27. I enjoy Chardonnay wine – J. Lohr is my favorite followed by Chateau Ste, Michele, and Kendall Jackson
  28. Visited Germany with my dad and husband and saw the home built by my great, great, great, great, great grandfather. Amazingly it has been in the family for 300 years until the current residents who knew of its history.
  29. Visited Christchurch New Zealand – my husband’s mother was from there, and his folks lived there for a time – a very beautiful area.
  30. I collect shot glasses from everywhere I have traveled and Santa Claus ornaments, figurines, and such at Christmas

What quirks would you like to share?

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Marilyn T

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