25 Random Things About Me

I found this Facebook note from January 2009, and I thought it would be interesting to repost here.  I have not edited it at all.  When you have finished reading, tell me something interesting about you, whether you think I know it or not.

1. I may be the most insecure person you know, but apparently I am smart (continue reading).
2. The nuns in my catholic elementary school wanted to double promote me and my parents said no.
3. I scored in the top 50 sixth graders taking the entrance exam for the Latin schools (49th).
4. My SAT scores were 720 English and 640 Math.
5. Maybe not so smart: I once ended a radio interview on gun control by telling the host I “had to go get my laundry out of the machine.” The family back home was so proud, to say nothing of my boss…
6. I am addicted to celebrity gossip blogs. This should be no surprise to those who know I used to buy tabloids, and was once given a subscription to the Weekly World News as a gift. It came to my apartment in a plain brown wrapper.
7. I am so grateful for my life, for my family, my husband, my friends.
8. I was a competitive figure skater for most of my young life. I still love skating and dream about it a lot, the feeling of joy I get just stepping on the ice.
9. I desperately want to go back to Italy–and many, many times.
10. My husband is the greatest, nicest, funniest person I have ever known.
11. My brothers are a close second.
12. The decision to have my parents live with us was one of the best we have ever made.
13. Like Liser, I love my in-laws (thanks SIL!)
14. I was once held in contempt of Congress.
15. Jim and Sarah Brady, the Mayor of Boston and a state rep were all at my wedding.
16. My son once said that I love the Red Sox more than I love him.
17. My daughter is the embodiment of why little girls have always terrified me.
18. September 11th had a profound impact on me, as did my 25th high school reunion about a month later.
19. Cooking makes me extremely happy, and having people enjoy my food makes me even more happy. I also love cookbooks, a lot!
20. When I first moved to Marblehead, I hated it with all my heart and soul. Now you couldn’t pry me out with a shoehorn.
21. Christmas is my favorite holiday, largely because of Christmas Eve with my family, and because David and Tony will be here.
22. The Christmas Eve Yankee Swap is hilarious; I am always impressed with how friends and family rise to the challenges placed before them!
23. I performed in a figure skating exhibition during an eclipse, and once performed at the outdoor rink at the Pru. Doing a layback spin and looking up at the Prudential Building was a feeling of nausea I STILL have not forgotten.
24. I miss my grandmother, and Mr. Smith and hope that they have found Mrs. Donnelly and Uncle John and are having a blast together.
25. I hope that people will remember me as a kind person.