Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Random About Me

Reposting here from a 2009 Facebook note, I am including a summer photo. DD#4 and I were on a 12-mile hike around Callaway Gardens and she snapped this from behind. Yikes!
1. I have two blogs with the same title, HiddenArt, borrowed from Edith Schaeffer's book.
2. I am disciplined, realistic, predictable, and honest, according to a personality test. 
3. I am a pack rat, but feel better about it since I found out that Ruth Graham was too.
4. I like black coffee, diet Coke, and Beefeaters Gin - separately!
5. I am directionally-challenged, which means if a wrong turn can be taken, I'll choose it.
6. I finished high school in three years and college in three years.
7. I met Princess Grace and her family when I was fifteen.
8. I had a root canal when I was 10 yrs old. It forever changed my feelings about dentists.
9. I lived at 11A Elm Street, Mtn Home AFB, ID when I was five.
10.I am a morning person.
11.I try to use both sides of a piece of paper.
12.I prefer salty over sweet, crunchy over smooth.
13.I dont have much of a sense of humor.
14.I used to speak French fluently.
15.I like to cook and have taken lessons from Nathalie Dupree.
16.I am very near-sighted and have worn contacts since I was eleven.
17.I asked Stansfield Turner if he worked for the government.
18.I have 28 nieces and nephews.
19.I saw the movie Mary Poppins at a drive-in theater in 1967.
20.I cant draw and was kicked out of a 7th-grade art class.
21.I have lived at my current address since May 1988.
22.I prefer the color orange over red.
23.I used cloth diapers for all my children.
24.I can read while riding in the car without adverse effects.
25.I am related to two people who have Wikipedia pages.


  1. It is fun to get to know you better Dana!

    1. This dorsal view may be more than one needs to know, Terri. It's kind of like full-length mirrors in the dressing room, no?

      Just trying to keep things *real*

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I didn't know some of these things! (Number 20?!)

    1. There really is not much that you dont know about me ;-o

  3. Princess Grace is one of my favorite people. Was she as much like her name in real life as she comes across on screen and in print?

    1. My encounter was brief and I was primarily concerned with addressing her properly *Votre Altesse* - *Your Highness* en francais ;-)

      I was a foreign exchange student in 1973 and my host family was friends with her children. That means I saw them more than her, and never had the chance to meet Ranier ~

      Yes, she was beautiful in person and I love watching her in old movies.