Monday, August 10, 2009

I'll trade coffee for narcissism, the 2nd installment

Welcome to the second installment of TWC's first fabulous giveaway! If you missed the first installment, find it here. Enter here to win a gift certificate to the Chaco Canyon Cafe, or a $10 gift card to a local coffee shop of choice for non-Seattle readers. All you have to do is read through the post, and then leave a comment containing a fun fact about yourself. The 10 comments deemed 'most fun' will be thrown in a hat, and the winner chosen at random. Then stay tuned: the winner will be announced right here.

7. I was valedictorian of my graduating high school class.

8. My graduating high school high school class consisted for two people, myself included. The other boy was addicted to his ADD medicine and rarely left his tent. This is us: And this is us:
9. These guys were my high school teachers:

So were they (Halloween, of course):

9. My sister is an actual rock star!

10. Kayaking is a lot of fun. But talking about kayaking, watching kayaking videos, making kayaking videos, watching other people's unedited kayak footage, reading about kayaking and talking about people in the kayaking world who I don't even know....make me want to drive a screwdriver into my temple. (Ditto for ultimate, although it wasn't always this way.)

11. Two time I have lost in the finals of nationals (for ultimate frisbee) twice. Two times I have won in ultimate nationals. I won both titles when I was a coach, not a player. (They say those who can't do teach....come to think of it, I teach creative writing to high schoolers. Hmmm...)

12. In the summer of 2007 I discovered my recently ex-boyfriend had been seriously dating another girl for the entire time we'd been together. When I told my friend Sarah, she got very mad and peed in the back of his truck as revenge. It stands out to me as one of the best things a friend has ever done for me. My ex boyfriend and his girlfriend are still together, which is okay. Shortly afterward Sarah was diagnosed with brain cancer and died, which is by no means okay.


Anonymous said...

I once got so rowdy in a South Korea bar that the cops were called and - while my Australian acquaintances were being apprehended- I proceeded to escape out the window, superman jump onto a neighboring ledge and scramble over a steel spiked fence. Unfortunately I slightly impaled myself mid scale but managed to outrun the entire on-duty police force through the streets of Sinchon/Yonsei University. There were a couple close moments during the hour long pursuit but I managed to make it back to my apartment several miles away. Nothing makes you run faster than the fear of being deported. The only thing that did not survive the evening was my cell phone.

Melina said...

Dear anonymous Miles, I love you.

emery said...

This past year in Chile not only did i have the coolest English teacher, get robbed, came off the river in soap suds do to a crushed shampoo bottle, came off the river feeling like a BAMF, took a magazine worthy picture, get a parasite that got me sick for ten weeks, swam right above the lip of a 16 foot waterfall & successfully run the rest of the river, find out that cake dipped in caramel for breakfast seems like a god idea but isn't, find the best smoothies in the world, went to the sketchiest amusement park possibly ever, surfed some of the biggest waves, but i also found the people who have changed my life forever. ( if this isn't perfect grammar it is just my witting style, and Melina this is happy for once)

Anonymous said...

The most expensive thing I own is my sleeping bag. And my dog. As it should be. =D