Saturday, April 23, 2011

10 Things about Me


At the beginning of each semester, I have students get to know one another by playing a game.  They tell the class three things about themselves, one of which is not true, and the other students have to guess which one isn't true.  I like lists of things you might not guess about a person, so I'll do one here, except . . . one of these things isn't true.  

1.  I taught ballroom dancing at an Arthur Murray studio.

2.  I spent a summer in Germany with my relatives when I was in high school.

3.  I ice skated competitively as a kid and had dreams of going to the Olympics (all of which came to nothing).

4.  I had a poem published in a magazine when I was 15.

5.  I enjoy a kind of embroidery called "blackwork," which had its origin around the time of Queen Elizabeth (the first).

6.  After nearly flunking out of college the first time around, I graduated summa cum laude with my bachelor's degree.
7.  In my early 20's, I was part of a singing sextet at a fancy restaurant for a year.

8.  My mother was a successful artist whose line of sculptures was collectible and can be found on eBay.

9.  My father was in vaudeville at the age of five.

10.  I am a "bird person" who has had bird companions from a tiny parrotlet to a huge Moluccan cockatoo.

So which do you think is not true?  :) 


22 comments:

Linda Makiej said...

Really beautiful photo and the color is wonderful!! Have a great weekend!

Evette Mendisabal said...

Gorgeous shot!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Linda and Evette --

Ms. Becky said...

wait a minute. no one took a guess? wha? OK, I'm game. I think the last one is not true. But even if I guessed wrong, you've come up with some real humdingers here. love it! and...your flower shots are gorgeous.

fairchildstreet said...

Lovely photos.

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing ~ HPS & Happy Easter~

Henrietta said...

That first shot is gorgeous:)

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Becky, I'm sorry, the last one is true -- I lost the cockatoo (Tybbie) in the divorce, sadly, but I had her for seven years or so, along with other birds. Thanks, everyone --

Ewa said...

I was thinking number 10, but then I read your reply, so is it the one about the father? - number 9
Thank you for linking with Flowers on Saturday :)
the two shots are beautiful!!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Nope :) My father basically supported his family during the Depression by working in vaudeville and being on the radio in soap operas in New York City. Thanks for your comment!

Roan said...

This is tough, they all sound realistic. I'll pick number 6. I can't imagine you almost flunked out of college. ;)

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Well . . . I pretty much did. I left before they kicked me out :( I really wasn't ready for college the first time I went.

Buttons said...

I think they are all true at least even if they are not I am sure they would make a person Happy OK not the flunking thing but accomplishing it when you were ready. B

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Buttons, but one for sure is not true.

Nancy said...

I think they are all true, at least, in this land of virtual reality. I have no clue, Elise.

Doesn't matter -- you are a talented lady and I love your blog no matter what is fantasy and what is reality. :)

PS -- thanks for linking up to Your Sunday Best. I truly appreciat it!

edenhills said...

Fascinating list, and I would not be able to guess which one was not true. Your pictures are beautiful!

Teresa

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks for your comments --

Kristy Hom said...

Number one! (that isn't true) It's just a gut feeling......

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Nope -- I did teach ballroom dancing. I was a great teacher but terrible at selling lessons, which was the whole point of the thing . . .

Susan said...

Wow...I'm impressed at all you have done. Great shots...

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Susan --

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Update much, much later --

#4 is not true -- I didn't have a poem published when I was 15 (or any other time, really --