Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun Fact Friday

I actually have several post ideas today. That's a new one! Looks like I'll be scheduling some for next week (woot!), but in the meantime, here are a few snippets that have passed through my noggin this week that I couldn't shape an entire post around but needed to have a little moment.

- Whenever I tell people I took archery class in college they laugh at me or don't believe me. Here's the deal: I LOVED archery. I couldn't wait until I could fit into my schedule. I had dreams of being a bowmaster. Unfortunately archery didn't love me back. I was in the remedial bow & arrows group along with the kid who thought Star Wars was real (I swear he'll name his first son - you know, if he makes it that far along in the relationship process - C3PO) and the girl who had never met physical activity and therefore possessed not a single ounce of upper body strength. Regardless, I still long to be a bow hunter when I grow up.

- While The Mummy made me squirm out of my seat and spend an hour and a half in a movie theatre restroom hiding out, I believe that Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is one of the most horrifying movies of all time. Ironically, I've watched it several times, and I enjoy the other Indiana Jones movies (clearly I'm not referring to the more current versions, because... come on), but I spent years having nightmares about organs being ripped out of my body as I became a burnt sacrifice... you know... pleasant. I mistakenly caught a snippet of it this week thinking I was watching the Last Crusade. I wasn't. Cue recurring nightmares.

- I played the keyboard in my middle school band. Yeah, I was that cool. I'm not exactly musically (or rhythmically... and as a point of interest, rhythmically is a very difficult word to spell) inclined, but a small sampling of piano lessons made me musically literate. I loved our band teacher, and he took pity on me and made me the band's keyboard player. Basically I just played the same whole note over and over for each and every song. I was a beast. And now I know you're ridiculously jealous.

Happy weekend!


The Shabby Princess said...

OK, so, somehow, at some point in my childhood I decided I needed to take up archery. If I remember correctly, the place we got our Halloween pumpkins also sold a hot pink bow and arrow hit. Naturally, I needed this. So, my dad bought it for me and set up a little "range" in our backyard with haybales and such. And I would go out there and shoot, shoot, shoot and just have so much fun. Because I was going to be an Olympian in this sport, b*tches. And then, my dad made the fatal mistake of taking me to a real archery range in town. Where I was the ONLY girl. I shot my bow once, freaked out and sat in the car while my dad used up the rest of the time he'd paid for. I guess I was shy? And thus ended my archery career. I might still have the hot pink one if ya want it ;)

QueenBeeSwain said...

DYING that you took keyboard. DYING. that's going to be something that you tell your kids and they just never forget, but always make fun of you ;)

and archery is super fun. if it makes you feel less oddball, I had to take hunter's safety when I was 12. keeewl!

Go Vols!


Annabel Manners said...

What a cute post. The keyboard tidbit made me giggle, and I have been longing to try archery ever since I saw Gwyneth do it in "Emma."

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Jennifer and Brent said...

as always...making me laugh! I can totally see you taking archery and playing the piano. Kills me. I have some other ideas for posts for you...people who stare out of windows when it is raining and then tell you about it.