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22 More Random Things About Me

Earlier, I posted 22 random things about me . Here are 22 more, in no particular order except as they occur to me.

1. I was born in Orlando, Florida, but that was before Dumbo and Goofy.

2. I don't remember ever not wanting to be a writer.

3. I never planned on becoming a piano teacher.

4. I really don't remember exactly how I became a piano teacher. I remember being offered a job teaching at a piano store to replace a friend who had the position before me, but I don't remember the actual details of acquiring the first few private students I had, which were my nieces, my cousin, and a family friend.

5. I began teaching piano when I was 16 (I think). I was either 17 or almost 17 when I started teaching at the piano store.

6. I still teach piano lessons.

7. I was a Recording Industry Management major in college.

8. "Recording Industry Management" has nothing to do with teaching piano lessons.

9. The closest thing to a "real job" I've ever had was working in a music store.

10. The only thing that actually resembles a "real job" that I've ever had was doing clerical work as an intern at the Nashville Music Association, but that doesn't count because (a) nothing in the music industry constitutes a "real job", and (b) I worked for free.

11. I really don't want a real job, although I really wouldn't mind having a real paycheck.

12. I wanted to get a second degree in Historic Preservation after my degree in Recording Industry Management.

13. Historic Preservation has nothing to do with Recording Industry Management.

14. After one semester, I got homesick, came home, and started teaching piano lessons again.

15. I crochet but I can't knit.

16. I wish I had asked my mother to teach me how to sew.

17. I wished I had asked my mother to teach me how to cook.

18. My favorite actor is Mark Harmon.

19. My first celebrity crush was either David Cassidy or Speed Racer. I don't remember which came first.

20. I am a history geek.

21. The first time I felt like a "real" writer was not when I submitted my first article for publication, but that, on the day I submitted my first article for publication, I discovered Oxford comma cartoons on Facebook.

22. Give me a really good Oxford comma joke, and I will laugh until I cry.

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(c) 2013 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

Adapted from a post originally published on Bubblews 10/15/2013 and removed 1/1/2015.


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Ruby3881 wrote on January 31, 2015, 2:56 PM

Maybe that should be a rule: to be a "real writer" one must make appropriate use of, and celebrate, the Oxford comma.

melody23 wrote on January 31, 2015, 3:20 PM

How bizarre! I also studied Music Business Management (which I am assuming is the same thing or there abouts) I also studied social science and history for a while, and I also love Mark Harmon, actually I am watching NCIS reruns right now.

maxeen wrote on January 31, 2015, 3:55 PM

I am in awe of you. My friend worked in a music store and taught piano and cello..Pianos are my love.

catsholiday wrote on January 31, 2015, 4:05 PM

I cannot knit or crochet but can sew!!

Ellis wrote on January 31, 2015, 4:23 PM

I wished I had asked my mother....who my dad was...lol...only kidding!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 1, 2015, 12:14 AM

I desperately need to learn.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 1, 2015, 12:15 AM

I'd love to be able to play the cello.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 1, 2015, 12:15 AM

We're twins!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 1, 2015, 12:16 AM

I agree. And then ROTFLOL at how things read when you take them out of a sentence.

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 1, 2015, 12:25 AM

My mom wanted me to learn how to cook and sew, but she wasn't great at teaching, and I'm terrible at learning things that don't interest me. Then she made me take both as elective classes when I was in junior high school. The home economics teacher was much tougher than my mom, and she MADE me learn. It took me another ten years to learn how to enjoy it, though. My aunt tried to teach me how to knit, but she found out, like my mom, that I'm terrible at learning when I have no interest in it. Now it's forty years later, and I'm still kicking myself for never learning.

LilyDay wrote on February 1, 2015, 11:17 PM

Historic Preservation may not have anything to do with Record Industry Management, but it certainly seems like it would be fun to study.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:25 AM

I'm sure it would have been. Unfortunately I didn't stick with it long enough to get around to taking any of the classes in historic preservation, just the related ones. The architecture class was pretty fun, though. I love old houses.

goodselfme wrote on February 2, 2015, 1:37 AM

I sure do like reading things about you to get to know you better. You have done a great job here and I fully enjoyed this .

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 2, 2015, 3:07 PM

Thanks. I've got a part 3 coming up.

LilyDay wrote on February 3, 2015, 7:19 PM

I have always had a fascination with old houses, too. They don't have to be grand houses, either.

snerfu wrote on February 5, 2015, 11:50 PM

I am trying to learn to play the guitar, but the guitar won't allow me. Nice to know you.

BodieMor wrote on February 8, 2015, 4:13 PM

Well, you evidently will always have piano teaching as fallback whenever other options don't work out, lol!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 10, 2015, 1:16 AM

The guitar can be mean like that. I never got very far with it.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 10, 2015, 1:18 AM

The last few years, it's been all my other jobs that have been the fallback. It's definitely even more unreliable than it used to be.

MelissaE wrote on February 18, 2015, 8:43 PM

We've connected before. You went to MTSU. Nice to know you.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 19, 2015, 12:32 AM

Yep, that was me. The RIM Raider.