Jul 9th, 2012 by Jennifer Lynn
There is a ‘twenty random things‘ meme circulating through the blogosphere and I compiled my own list this morning. Just thought I’d share.
So, how’s your Monday?
thi blå sig søen bælter,
og løvet står så grønt
Og ædle kvinder, skønne mø’r
og mænd og raske svende
bebo de danskes øer
~ Danish anthem
#1. Lightning, and Ouija boards, frighten me.
#2. My favorite band is Marah.
#3. I’ve swam with hundreds of wild dolphins in the ocean while four months pregnant. Apparently, their echo location can sense two heartbeats in one body, so the dolphins –instinctively protective– hovered nearby. Surreal.
#4. We used a hydrophone to eavesdrop on humpback whales hauntingly serenading each other during mating rituals, within a two-mile radius of our boat. I also caught a uku (grey snapper) while deep bottom fishing, and puked off the starboard twenty-seven times.
#5. The following morning, I stepped on an octopus.
#6. I lived in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1999 until 2004…
#7. … and studied in the International Culturale Studiet program at Roskilde University in Denmark for one year.
#8. While at Roskilde, I worked closely with human-rights violation workers and other students, to write a 379-page in-depth research report, which spanned two semesters, on illegal female circumcision being performed on young Somali girls in Sweden.
#9. Some of my treks: London, Paris, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Canada. In the U.S; NYC, Hawaii and Los Angeles. Tennessee and Texas. North Carolina, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
#10. I yearn for a clunky antique typewriter.
#11. I am fluent in Danish, and semi-fluent in French, Swedish and Norwegian.
#12. The mysterious, the esoteric and the obscure fascinates me; ancient Egypt, Freemasonry, aliens, genetic manipulation. The truth is out there.
#13. Usually while participating on community boards, I browse with my iPod because I am also nursing my daughter.
#14. I started playing the piano when I was five years old.
#15. I have an impeccably snobbish fetish for single malt scotches.
#16. I was once sued for credit card debt (that wasn’t mine).
#17. My most traumatic memory; giving birth to my daughter.
#18. My most euphoric memory; giving birth to my daughter.
#19. Secretly, I browse the Purse Forum, and elusively post in the Money Talks section now and then.
#20. I shan’t tell you.
But I do cordially invite you to share your random twenty. Run to it, my friends.