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More Things About Dawn Than You Ever Wanted to Know

Some of the bloggers here have been sharing 25 random facts about themselves.  I’m usually kind of stubborn and contrary.  Generally, I adamantly refuse to jump on any bandwagon just because.  But I liked the idea of sharing obscure facts, so I started looking through pictures and came up with a few nuggets you may not know about me. I’m only including 15 in this blog post because I don’t want to bore you guys with too many stupid facts overwhelm you with too much awesomeness at once.


  • I have a tattoo. 1 of 15
    I have a tattoo.
    Actually, I have more than one. It seemed like a good idea when I was 18 and knew everything. I have a fish tattooed on my ankle. I have no idea why I picked a fish. It's not like a Jesus fish either (which would at least make some sort of sense). Nope, it's just a fish. I don't even like fish! I'd rather eat dirt than fish.
  • I was on Bozo’s Circus when I was nine. 2 of 15
    I was on Bozo's Circus when I was nine.
    While waiting in line to go in, they picked me and asked if I'd like to participate in a contest on the show. I had to decorate a balloon to look like Bozo. I won first place and got some electronic game (I'm sure it was high-tech back then), but I was disappointed because everyone else got the game Mastermind as a consolation prize and I really wanted that. What a brat!
  • I was a cheerleader in junior high. 3 of 15
    I was a cheerleader in junior high.
    Yep, me. The most uncoordinated, unathletic person ever. The person who could never climb to the top of the rope in grade school gym class. (I still have nightmares about that.) Why did I cheer? There was a cute guy on the team, of course.
  • I was a waitress at more than 25 restaurants. 4 of 15
    I was a waitress at more than 25 restaurants.
    Come to think of it, it was probably more like 30. I really liked waiting tables because it let me meet tons of interesting people every day. At one restaurant, after calling in sick too many times to count, I called in dead and quit my job. I don't think they believed me.
  • I never learned how to parallel park. 5 of 15
    I never learned how to parallel park.
    During my senior year of high school, my friend Heather and I used to drive downtown to go bar-hopping along Rush & Division. (We were never carded back then.) I could never park my car so I'd just stop some random stranger on the street and ask him to park my car for me. I don't know how it was never stolen.
  • In high school, I went canoeing in the Boundary Waters for a week. 6 of 15
    In high school, I went canoeing in the Boundary Waters for a week.
    Paddling, portaging, making and breaking camp every day seemed like fun back then. Apparently I had temporary insanity because you couldn't pay me to do that now. Yes, that's my canoe stuck in an eddy. I was awesome (at getting guys to help me, that is.)
  • I took piano lessons for years. 7 of 15
    I took piano lessons for years.
    My dad would always sit and listen to me practice even if I sucked. I kinda miss playing. I don't know what I was thinking with that hat though! It was the 80s.
  • My first car was a Mustang. 8 of 15
    My first car was a Mustang.
    There was a special trick to starting it which included a pencil and the air filter. Once it died and my high school boyfriend had to push it to a gas station. This is the only picture I could find of my car. (My boyfriend who pushed the car is the one on the right.)
  • I went to Canada to work with Habitat for Humanity. 9 of 15
    I went to Canada to work with Habitat for Humanity.
    I wasn't feeling well a couple days before we left, but my doctor assured me it was just a virus and I was fine to go. I had mono. I slept nearly the whole time.
  • I was kicked out of art class regularly. 10 of 15
    I was kicked out of art class regularly.
    Every week, my high school art teacher made me sit outside the room because I disrupted class by laughing too much and/or making other people laugh. Not much has changed since then.
  • I sold Tupperware for many years. 11 of 15
    I sold Tupperware for many years.
    I was really good at it too. Aside from making some nice money, I earned a company car and trips, including a cruise to the Bahamas. That's Lexi in the picture.
  • I’ve been in more than a dozen plays. 12 of 15
    I've been in more than a dozen plays.
    I love acting! This picture was from the play, The Curious Savage that I was in several years ago. My favorite play that I starred in was Arsenic and Old Lace.
  • I love the water. 13 of 15
    I love the water.
    I've always loved lakes, rivers, oceans. I even love taking long showers! I used to go fishing with my grandpa. I could hang out with him just watching the bobber dipping and swaying on the waves for hours. He didn't talk and bug me; we just sat in silence, content to simply be there together. (I'm on the left. My sister is the one frowning on the right.)
  • I used to smoke. 14 of 15
    I used to smoke.
    When I was in high school, I used to sneak out of my second floor bedroom window and sit on the roof smoking. Gee, I hope my parents aren't reading this. I wonder what the statute of limitations on being a teenage punk are.
  • I’ve been to Hawaii a couple times. 15 of 15
    I've been to Hawaii a couple times.
    When I was a kid, my dad worked for United AirLines. I was fortunate to be able to travel although I didn't fully appreciate it until I was an adult. This picture is of Haleakala Crater.

Join Dawn on Facebook or she’ll sing Wang Chung songs really loudly. She’s a horrible singer. Join her, please!

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