I’m joining-Blog Party: 34 Things I Want You to Know About Me

I’m joining-Blog Party: 34 Things I Want You to Know About Me


This year, I will turn 34 (gasp!), and I feel like I’m no where near where I should have been. I just graduated from college, am working on my Masters, have a job rather than a career, and my health is totally out of whack.  I’m kind of going through a crisis.

Also feel this incessant need to tell my daughter what life has really been like, not just the Disney version she sees. I want her to grow up knowing that it’s normal to want to get away from it all every once in a while. I don’t want her to think that she has to be perfect always. God knows I’m not, EVER.

Today, I decided to join in the fun started by Jenn from Simple Scrapper.  She has decided to tell her story before her kids came along.  She put it all into a scrapbook, but then realized there was more to say.  This is where the 34 stories come into play.

The first prompt is to list 34 things about me, so here goes…

  1. My mom was hoping for a boy, and then I came along.
  2. I learned to read when I was 3 using “Condorito” comics in Spanish. <-Very inappropriate.
  3. Once I learned to talk, there was no stopping me.
  4. My family used to pay me to keep quite as a child.
  5. I loved Barbies and Matchbox cars as a little girl.
  6. I was sure that Johnny from Menudo sang only for me when I was 3 years old.
  7. I fell in love with Paris watching Dynasty with my mom in 1983.
  8. I fell in “love” with a different boy every school year since 2nd grade.
  9. In Kindergarten, the school bus drove past 3 cemeteries daily. It was weird.
  10. I’ve wanted to be an actress as long as I can remember.
  11. I used to make soap operas at home with my family.
  12. When they got tired, I started making movies with my barbies.
  13. The video camera was bigger than your average toaster oven.
  14. I started learning French in 4th grade, and I loved it immediately.
  15. I used to pull my 4th grade teacher’s wig when she wasn’t looking. Poor Mrs. Mango
  16. I used to spend every summer in Colombia with my mom’s family until she left me there for two months, and enrolled me in the 2nd grade. I called her frantic, and she had to come get me.
  17. My parents were getting divorced in 1987, which is why I was sent to Colombia.
  18. I vowed never to go back unless my mother came with me.
  19. I went back to Colombia in 1994 with my mother.
  20. My sister gave me my first computer in 1991. It was used, but it was MARVELOUS.
  21. The AOL bill was several hundred dollars the first month.
  22. I stepped on a mouse and killed it trying to save my 1 year-old niece from it.
  23. I hated doing homework, and rarely did it.
  24. I hated reading for homework, but enjoyed my own books.
  25. I didn’t read the assignments in 3rd grade, but I read all of Macbeth on my own.
  26. I loved WWF (wrestling) when I was about 9. Hulk Hogan was the man!
  27. I had my first boyfriend when I was 12. It lasted 3 weeks.
  28. I moved out of Queens when I was 13.
  29. I went from having to 800+ classmates in the 8th grade to 43!
  30. I got my first car when I was 15, but didn’t get a license until I was 17.
  31. I went to Europe for the first time in 1996.
  32. I spent a wonderful summer in Paris, and realized that I was right for loving it so much.
  33. I spend $100 in underwear in Paris because Mamita forbid me from going to the laundromat.
  34. I never thought that I would love as much as I love my kids, even when I want to strangle them.

Whew! 34 is A LOT, but there it is.