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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ABC's Of Me - Letter A

A good friend of mine, Jenny, got me started on this wonderful journey of "ME" by going through the alphabet, one letter at a time. I hope you enjoy this journey with me as I reveal just a little about myself.

APPLES – When I was little I didn’t like to eat apples the traditional way; to say that I wouldn’t bite into a raw apple, peel and all. I also refused to eat apple slices too, with or without peel. So, mom would peel my apple (Granny Smiths, of course), grab the cheese grater and grate my apple onto a dinner plate. When she was done grating the apple, she would add some sugar on top and hand me the plate with a fork. How yum-my!!

ANNIE – My long-time friend! Okay, so we weren’t exactly ‘friends’ when we were younger. We actually kinda ‘hated’ eachother. My fondest memories are of all the fights we had. I know that sounds silly, but the kind of fights we had were too. One memorable one is the marker fight outside in her front yard. We both had a permanent marker and chased eachother all over the yard and marked eachother up as best we could. All these many years later, I can safely say that we are great friends. We don’t talk every day or even every month. We barely even see eachother most years. I know, no matter what, if I ever needed her, she’d be there for me in an instant!

ARGENTINA – My home country. Most of you probably don’t know, but I was actually born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My family came over (to the U.S.) when I was about 2.5 years old. The first time I went back I was 15 years old. It was amazing! The flight was long, but so worth the trip. I got to see my family and see the mountains and so much more. It was there, I fell in love with Pizza!

ASADO – I can’t say enough just how amazing this is! Basically, it’s a full cow, spread eagle on a spit, upright and smoked to perfection! When I was in Argentina at 15, I had one piece of every part of that cow and could have easily had seconds! I know for some, this may look totally disgusting, but I promise you, It's the best most tender and juicy meat I have ever had!

AMERICAN – Yes, we are all Americans and I am no better than any other. I will say though, I was not born an American, I was naturalized when my parents were. Because they became citizens and I was their child, I was automatically naturalized. I still remember standing in the hallway of the City-County Building in downtown Indy admiring the floor (marble and had this amazing circular design).

ANTIQUES – I’m such a sucker for a good antique! I love the old fans and sewing machines and just about anything that has a little rust and a little life in it. I’m not exactly sure why. I guess I’m just an old soul (with a young heart). They give me a sense of another time when things were simpler and life was easier. No fancy electronics or fancy toys to distract people from life. I get a sense of comfort and peace.

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY - when i was in grade school, i was teased from 4th thru 7th grade. Four years of crying on my way to school, at school, on my way home, crying myself to sleep. That said; there was this movie (all summer in a day) that we watched in 4th grade, i think. The parts i remember was that it was on another planet and the sun only came around like once in a lifetime or something. There was this girl, Paula, which everyone teased like crazy. They were picking on her one day, locked her in a closet. Then the sun came out. Everyone ran outside to enjoy it forgetting about the girl. When the sun went away and they came back in they realized they forgot all about her. I felt a connection with this girl. Not just because her name was Paula, but because of the teasing and everything. I have NEVER forgotten this movie and I KNOW I never will!
Well, i was just now looking up the title (cuz i couldn't really remember) and you know what? The girls name wasn't Paula! It was Margot! All these many many years, i SWORE her name was Paula! I was sitting there actually crying about this. I can't explain why exactly. It’s weird and i honestly don't know why this bothered me so much.


Jennifer Moore said...

Even though I thought I knew you pretty well, I learned so much about you from even just this first letter! I love it! Thank you for joining along in the challenge. :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

So nice to get to know you more and thank you for sharing:)

Amy said...

can you believe I actually remember that story...except I think we read it rather that watch the movie...so cool learning all about you!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

OMG! seriously Amy??? I didn't think anyone even knew about this film, let alone REMEMBERED it???

evelyn said...

this is very cool I really enjoy reading it!