About Me

Education, the knowledge society, the global market all connected through technology and cross-cultural communication skills are I am all about. I hope through this blog to both guide others and travel myself across disciplines, borders, theories, languages, and cultures in order to create connections to knowledge around the world. I teach at the University level in the areas of Business, Language, Communication, and Technology.

Monday, January 5, 2009

7 things you don't need to know about me

I was tagged by Michelle Martin to post 7 things you don't need to know about me.

1) I had all my childhood diseases before the age of 2, so I don't remember suffering from any of them. I had a sister that began kindergarten (primary school) the year I was born, so all my sisters and I got the childhood diseases together (imagine 4 kids under the age of 5 with the mumps or chicken pox!). My brother, who is two years younger than me, had to wait until HE started school to get them.

2) I broke my foot 5 years ago tripping over a drain pipe in the driveway. (My husband insists it was always in the same place, but I am sure he moved it slightly).

3) My two favorite foods that I have trouble getting locally are blood oranges and pain noir du bois (dark bread baked in a wood oven--found in Fribourg, Switerland).

4) I was an exchange student in Deventer, Holland during the filming of the movie, "A Bridge Too Far". Many of the scenes were shot in Deventer and I knew many of the actors with bit speaking parts.

5) The only class I ever failed was a semester of high school Spanish. (I also failed the Spanish Regents, NY State's standardized test).

6) I was exempted from my Geometry final examination because of my high scores, but then my Trigonometry teacher told my parents that I wouldn't do very well in math because "women just didn't have the aptitude". I ended up with an 87 on the Trigonometry regents (no thanks to the teacher who used to answer our questions with "I did it in my head") and a regents diploma in Math!

7. My father was a football player for Yale so he used to make us play football every Sunday afternoon in the fall when we were growing up. My sisters put a stop to this when they entered high school and we played a game in which we beat a few of the boys in our neighborhood (sometimes it pays to be younger).

I guess the way this goes is to then continue the meme by tagging others. However, the majority of the blogs I read already have been tagged. So I am going to tag my followers:

Ann Marie
and the owner of "digital perspectives" (I'd love to see her do the random facts in photos).


Michele said...

It's good to know that I'm not the only person who struggled with Spanish! :-)

Thanks for sharing, Virginia!

V Yonkers said...

What is ironic is that I am fluent in Spanish now, having learned it in context (rather than the memorize and spit back method).

BTW, I have not been able to post on your blog for the past few weeks (from any of my computers). So if you were wondering why I have been quiet, it was because of that.

Seeing instead of looking said...


WOW! I love the challenge! You're on! It may take me some time to assemble the appropriate pics.


Seeing instead of looking said...
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Seeing instead of looking said...

Sorry V!
I read the challenge incorrectly!Consequently,my post reads,"7 Things You Don't Know About Me"

V Yonkers said...

Kate, you did exactly what I was hoping you would. It was so much more effective pictorially!

Anne Marie said...

Interesting reading:)
Thank you for tagging me but I think I had already been got by then. Thank you also for your recent post to my blog. I must reply there when I get time.
Anne Marie