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).

7 comments:

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...

Virginia,

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

Cheers,
Kate

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...

Hello!
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