Saturday, March 01, 2008

Seven Things

Conference Poster Done: Check! (And it is a masterpiece at that! Conference goers will see is and swoon and offer me a postdoc on the spot!)

Preliminary Exams Passed: Check! (Yay, I am officially a PhD candidate now, which means nothing to the outside world except that I get paid more)

Running, Biking, or Swimming: Uh...

Anyway... So I was tagged by Steve in a Speedo to divulge 7 weird or random facts about myself, so here we go:

1. I can bend my thumbs all the way backwards.

2. I reorganize the fridge when I am stressed out. Much to my roommate's chagrin, that means I arrange everything by height (um, OCD much?). So she will come home to find the milk way in the back and the Worcestershire Sauce up front. On the same note, all my shoes are always lined up in a nice line along the wall in my room. Oftentimes in rainbow order.

3. I am still bothered by the fact that Zack on Saved by the Bell got a 1502 on his SATs. I will announce this fact every time the subject comes up. Of course in the midwest, no one knows what you can get on the SATs because they all took the ACTs.

4. I had short hair up until I was a senior in high school. It looked really bad. I pretty much defined awkward teenager. I pretty much won't show anyone photos of myself from this era unless I am in a particularly sharing mood (Laurie has been lucky enough to be exposed to the hilarity). My past would be more securely hidden if my dad hadn't given me an emergency credit card that has my picture on it. From 10th grade. Did I mention I was 30?

5. My graduate advisor loves telling the story about me and the blue bunny Peeps on our second field study.

6. I was a vegetarian. And then I moved to Iowa.

7. When I was in the Peace Corps, I used to regularly bathe in a latrine. Most unfun experience ever: standing in a smelly latrine and having to dump a can of cold water on your head.

So I am supposed to tag 7 other people, so I am going to tag any of my fellow teammates here that feel so inclined!


peter said...

Do you keep bills in random order in your wallet? Or do you put the 20s in back, 10s, before them, then 5s then ones, with the portraits all upright and facing forward? I knew somebody who put his SAT score on his resume. They weren't double 800s either.

Jenny Davidson said...

Congratulations on the exam!

Laurie said...

I'm not sure I'd consider myself lucky to have been exposed to the Danielle afro ;)

Congrats on passing your exams! Have fun at the conference :)

Joe said...

How often does the subject of the SAT scores of the characters on Saved By The Bell come up in your world?

Rainmaker said...

Rainbow order? What about running shoes which often have two colors?

I clean then fridge when I'm I have too much time on my hands. I usually find all sorts of 'new' and interesting things.

MissAllycat said...

I was Iowan...and then I became a vegetarian.

Audrey said...

congratulations on passing your test!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i too have an emergency credit card. but it doesn't have a picture. score!!!!

Steve Stenzel said...

HA!! Number 2 and 3 = get a life!!! I'm the same way with regards to #4. I kinda can't imagine being #5 in Iowa.....

Danielle in Iowa said...

P: My bills are always in monetary order, but I don't stoop so low to put them in order by serial number.

J: You'd be amazed.

R: I sort by the dominant color and then I sort secondarily by any other colors on the shoe. Welcome to my crazy head.

S: I am being told to get a life by a guy who spends his time writing treatises on men's hair removal? :-)

Anonymous said...

Loved all the fun facts. Congrats on the Ph.D work!

21stCenturyMom said...

ha ha - I was a vegetarian and then I married a butcher (true story) then I got a divorce and became a vegetarian again and then my daughter, the former vegan, married a man from Illinois whose family owns a farm where they raise their own beef and she moved there and now she eats meat all the time and I eat it once in a while (but only organic, range free beef and only about once every 6 months). Anyhow - it happens.

Congrats on becoming a PhD candidate!