Thursday, August 24, 2006

10 thing you probably haven't done (that I have)

  1. married someone from a different race
  2. married someone from a different continent (these are the same person & we are still married)
  3. presented my dissertation proposal while 8 months pregnant (& had the baby 8 days later!)
  4. completed my last three PhD courses, written exams, & oral exams during the same semester & while pregnant
  5. have lived in all four U.S. times zones (lower 48)
  6. have been to Alaska twice
  7. have been to the Russian Far East & Siberia (Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Irkutsk)
  8. was disowned by my father (we haven't spoken in over 7 years)
  9. was in a wedding in Mexico (bridesmaid)
  10. used to fly across the country without an adult (with my younger brother) when we were kids
via luckybuzz


Arbitrista (formerly Publius) said...

Wow. You're very cool. Take a bow!

Addy N. said...

Thanks, Publius! I'm not sure what was 'cool' on that list, but I appreciate it! Can you guess which other items are linked to #8?

Anonymous said...

It was either a problem with you returning to Alaska for the 2nd time, or the 1st two items on your list???

luckybuzz said...

Wow--3 courses, exams, and pregnancy in the same semester?! Impressive. I cannot even imagine. :)

Addy N. said...

luckybuzz- yeah and #8 happened at the same time! (and my husband got a job offer across the country, etc..) It was a very 'exciting' year. At least everything worked out well! Now- if I could only get tenure!

Seeking Solace said...

OK, I sort of did #1, but I am biracial and married a White guy...does that count?

And I think I have been disowned by my brother.

USJogger said...

You are right. I haven't done a single one of those things.

Addy N. said...

ss: That sucks about your brother. I always feel like it sounds worse about my dad than it really is. My parents have been divorced since I was 6, and I haven't lived in the same state as my dad since 1980, so it's not like he was someone in my daily life. He & I never agreed politically (although I could say the same about my ENTIRE family!) That's also funny about whether you can say you married outside your race (since you have two!)

Jogger: I'm glad that you were not pregnant during your PhD ;) Did you do a list on your blog? I'll have to check!

Dr. Lisa said...

We have lots in common.

I have been to Alaska four times; I have lived in all the US time zones, GMT and GMT +2; I attended a LOVELY wedding in Mexico (Mexicans getting married); but have no kidlings.