Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Six weird things about me....

I've been tagged by Erica to tell you six things you did not know about me (and to be honest MAYBE do not want to know about me).

1. My fifth grade teacher gave me the nickname of Dorito accidentally. She was calling on me to answer a question and that is the word that came out of her mouth, somehow it stuck with me.
2. I crochet my own dishclothes once every six months (that seems to be how long they last). I used to crochet more when my children were little, a skill I learned by watching my mom and sister who can crochet an regular size afghan in two days.
3. I had no desire to cook or learn how to cook until 9 years ago and then all the "sudden" I became a kitchen diva not able to learn enough, but then I changed my dietary preferences to became vegan at that time also.
4. I have taken six "years" (combined high school and college level) of various artistic skill classes and although I never had a desire to work in the field professionally I am known as the artist in my family and can sketch, charcoal, chalk with the best of them. I had a charcoal work sold for $160 at a local consignment shop ten years ago... and yes I was shocked at the price it brought.
5. Someday DH and I desire to volunteer or skills and abilities to the peace corps and travel to another country, it is a dream of ours. We have also seriously considered adopted a child from another country, but notice that the need for kids to be loved in our own country is great.
6. I was arrested for drinking alcohol once when I was 15 years old, I seriously had two drinks and barely registered a number on the breathilizer (didn't like the taste of it). I was charged $25 plus court costs for persons under the legal age. My mom picked me up at the police station and I was very much in trouble. I had to explain to my state educational examining board recently that I was arrested for this (more than 20 years ago), that I was successfully rehabilitated and that my "criminal" record will not affect my professional performance in any way.

Although I don't normally tag. I will change this one time and tag:
Melody

15 comments:

Emmy said...

Always interesting to learn more about fellow bloggers. That's cool your crochet your own dishtowels :)

erica said...

Dorito, I'm so glad you were successfully rehabilitated! How cool that you can draw!

Just call me Orangie said...

Do people still call you Dorito? I for a few years was called Orangie :) (I ate tons of carrots and turned orange)

Twisted Cinderella said...

I love your nikname!

There is nothing better than a crocheted dishcloth.

Carrie™ said...

Dorito? At least they're tasty so you're associated with a good thing!
As for #6 - I was never arrested, but got a fine for drinking under age. I was 18 & it was November. My birthday is in April so in a mere 5 months, I would have been legal. I also got a $25 fine. I was terrified that my parents would find out, so I borrowed money from my friends and went to the police station & paid it the very next day. I don't know if they ever did know. Eeeek!

Mikaela said...

That was fun, thanks for sharing :)

I am so *not* surprised that your artistic ability extends outside of the kitchen (and shelves of preserved goodness!).

Melody said...

Will you please post pics of your drawings? I am so impressed by that... because I can't draw no matter what.. and to see actualy pencil drawings... they just amaze me..

and I will definitely do my 6 things...

Tanya Kristine said...

Dorito! you scamp! you were arrested?? taht's funny...i've been arrested too...ooooh!

Urban Vegan said...

What an interesting spectrum of Dori tidbits.

As for the alcohol incident--hey, our mistakes make us who we are (I was arrested for disorderly conduct when I was 16 for riding on top of a moving car--ugh.)

You are a woman of many talents--yes--please post your drawings.

Veg-a-Nut said...

So cool Dorito! This was fun to read and a cool idea! You certainly are blessed with so many talents. Good work!

Dori said...

I am glad you like the nickname. Currently many of the drawings I have done were given away or damaged in storage several years ago. I do have pictures of some of them.... maybe I can find them and scan them in.

I don't draw much in my "spare time" anymore. Kinda hard to have spare time with my current lifestyle.

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KleoPatra said...

Go Dorito! I used to like the Taco-flavoured ones when i was a kid. They haven't made that kind in years and i'm sure that they wouldn't be veg even if they still made 'em, but...

So cool to find out this information on you, Dori.

Can't imagine you being arrested. One look at your sweet face and the officer should have known you had just made an innocent mistake and let you go w/out ever having to go to the police station!

*sigh*

It's interesting to me how so many of the events that happen to us when we are younger help make us at least part of what we are today...

Dori said...

kleo! hugs to you girl I've been hoping you were alive and well!

Johanna3 said...

you are very talented wow, is nice to now more about you!