13 Random Facts About Me

In no particular order, or with no rhyme or reason in mind, here are a few little-known factoids about me (mostly, for your amusement, rather than amazement):

  1. I’m a former Commodities broker who became fascinated with the world of “futures trading” due to the movie Trading Places and the book The New Gatsbys.
  2. I have a hard-time hating Tom Cruise (but, I want to).
  3. I’m a fanatic for the “Madness” of March.  I practically sequester myself from everybody every March because I’m a hardcore college basketball fan.
  4. I’m attracted to two main colors: aqua blue and orange (duh!)
  5. I once got lost on a Grecian island (Corfu) only to be saved, led down a mountain, by a wilderness dweller and his donkey.
  6. I detest the word “detest.” 2nd runner up: “seep.”
  7. My love for street, and homemade, tacos borders on the obsessive.
  8. A Navy SEALs wife once reprimanded me for thinking her ‘Hot Yoga‘ practice was just for… er… well, “hot chicks in spandex.” So, well, I surrendered and sweated my ass off daily for a whole year.
  9. Speaking of, a few of her husbands band of brothers, 7 years prior, sorta surprised me with their revelation of their self-awareness work (the story is here)
  10. If I could pick one superpower, it would be to be to be ‘invisible” at will. I’ve always wanted to be a legit Spy. Either that or I just can’t let go of the twisted plot in the movie Hollow Man, staring Kevin Bacon. Creeply, I know.
  11. Back in the mid nineties, I randomly ran into pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece on the beach in Virginia Beach, VA. My only ‘got a celebrity’ autograph” claim to fame.
  12. When it comes to plastic wrapping, I’ve had several Larry David moments (see intro here).
  13. I often dream about lagoons, seeing myself swimming inside a Tahitian reef that has expansive crystal clear, aqua blue waters. I probably soul travel to either the south pacific or somewhere in the Maldives.
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