August 7th, 2006


trivia bit

Here's a factoid--and a sneak preview of my site upgrade, which is probably far in the distant future because it will take me that long to go through and update hundreds and hundreds of content pages... I've given up doing one at a time, and I'm trying to do everything and then do a big dump of all the new stuff. So this is just a new tidbit I added to one of the pages.

Did you know that the first typewriter was invented in the year 1808 for Countess Carolina Fantoni da Fivizzono, who was blind (factoid found on The Disability History Dateline)?

Just thought some of you would find this interesting...

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random facts about me

TAG! I'm It (and you are too)!

Rules: If you're tagged you must list 6 random facts about yourself, then tag 6 people to do this meme.

Let's see...

  1. I have never broken a bone, but I've now had seven surgeries.

  2. I rarely wear closed-toed shoes, even when it begins getting cool outside and even when I'm walking long distances. When I was in the fifth grade, I had a doctor's permit to wear flip-flops to school because of severe eczema on my feet, and since then I have preferred as little shoe as possible without getting the bottoms of my feet exposed to the ground.

  3. I once stayed awake for 45 hours straight without using medications and without any external motivation.

  4. I celebrated my 19th birthday at the dog guide school. The cook baked a cake for me, and the class sang to me.

  5. When I entered kindergarten, I weighed 36 pounds

  6. I once saw 17 huge mushrooms in my back yard when I was a little girl.

I tag __kara, mintjulepprncs, read2781, rainykelly, ne_jyam, and zeldakitty.

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    Alexis puttering in the kitchen and a kitty chowing