Thursday, August 09, 2007

eight random facts...

I was tagged for this meme some time ago by Larry, and probably even longer ago by Tracy. It's about time I got this over with, and I need a new blog post anyways.

1. I'm 1/4 Norwegian, 1/4 Swedish, 1/4 long line of American history beginning in the 17th century with my Dutch ancestors on Manhattan. 1/4 I don't know. My paternal grandma was adopted, so there goes that line of history. Her maiden name was Katherine Salter, I was able to find that out on the Internet.

2. I'm left handed, as are my brother and father, and husband. But I bowl right handed, and I think I was right eyed in archery, when I took a class in college.

3. My blood type is O+. Good for donating, which I will be getting back into very soon. Years of breastfeeding kind of put donation on the back burner for a while.

4. My lowest college grade was a C minus in Organic Chemistry. I just didn't get it, and I didn't know how to ask for help.

5. But I must have gotten something right. I was a National Merit scholar, one of three from my high school graduating class of about 600, so the scholarship money was nice.

6. The bird that got me all excited about birding was a Painted Bunting, sighted at a feeder in St. Augustine, Florida around 1973.

7. Besides Minnesota, my home state, I have lived in South Dakota, Missouri, and California (the northern half of the state, and for a very brief time.)

8. I'm an INFP, by more than one test. That explains a lot...

9. I have had the privilege of interviewing Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, and Mark O'Connor, three of the best musicians on the planet. I used to edit this small bluegrass music publication with The Hermit...until I decided I wanted to play music, not write about it.

10. I'm still trying to find my voice in playing music. It will happen.

Hey, that's 10 random facts. I have revealed way too much about myself!


pablo said...


"I'm not fooling, people!"?

Lynne said...

Indigo Noodle Flinging Person?

Denise said...

The veil lifts, however briefly...

Tracy said...

Hey - I'm INFP, too! Thanks for doing this Deb - nice list - you even get extra credit points!

Deb said...

pablo and Lynne- Surely you jest! :) Introverted, INtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. Carl Jung and Myers-Briggs said it all. I yam what I yam!

Denise- this whole blog is a kind of veil lifting.

Tracy- Hello, INFP sister! My hubby is also one...don't know if it's good for two of us to be married, but it works!

Larry said...

Interviewing Bela Fleck-cool!
They always say lefties are creative.
I saw a Painted bunting too, but it was a female and only came with one shade of paint-green.
Interesting stuff-We'll be looking forward to listening to your c.d. when it comes out!

Deb said...

Larry- Interviewing Bela was way cool. We did it at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 1994. He's so down to earth, but yet you feel he has the power to channel other musical realms. And he has!

Creative? I try to be...

A male painted bunting is perhaps the best thing a six year old could ever see!

The CD will be a long time coming. I'll let you know when I get my My Space music site up and running!