Ten Little Known Facts About Tracey Gaughran-Perez (aka Sweetney)

Sometimes writing on the internet can seem like a very intimate act – for both the reader reading and the writer writing – but it’s always amazing to me how much goes unsaid, and how many details of my self and my life go unshared. Because for all the stories I tell here and elsewhere on the internet, there’s so much that’s never been told, and will probably never be told. I mean, sure, I like blogging, but a girl’s gotta sleep sometimes, right?

So anyway, let’s fill in the gaps, shall we?  Well, just a little.

Running the gamut from revealing to slightly mundane, I hereby present Ten Little Known Facts about moi:

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  • Back during the time of the Lewinsky scandal, I had a full-body hug with then president Bill Clinton 1 of 10
    Back during the time of the Lewinsky scandal, I had a full-body hug with then president Bill Clinton
    I was dating someone who worked at The White House at the time, and went to a big press event with him on the South Lawn, where Clinton was dutifully shaking hands. When he got to me I asked, "how about a hug?" A flurry of secret service chatter began, but ol' Bill said, "Sure!" and The Full Body Hugging commenced. Dude knows how to give a hug. Just sayin'.
  • I hate crustaceans (sea bugs, as I call them) and will never, under any circumstances, eat them 2 of 10
    I hate crustaceans (sea bugs, as I call them) and will never, under any circumstances, eat them
    I mean, LOOK AT THOSE THINGS. WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING?!? *shudder*
  • I studied to be a professor of English and I’ve taught composition and literature at community colleges, private colleges, and a state university 3 of 10
    I studied to be a professor of English and I've taught composition and literature at community colleges, private colleges, and a state university
    How I ended up a blogger? NO MAN CAN SAY.
  • My favorite drink is Campari with soda 4 of 10
    My favorite drink is Campari with soda
    It's a weird flavor for sure - bitter citrus, with a fruity edge - but I love it, for reasons I can't quite articulate.
  • I once shared nachos and beer with the band Sebadoh before a gig 5 of 10
    I once shared nachos and beer with the band Sebadoh before a gig
    This will impress about three of you, but to those three I say, BOW DOWN BEFORE ME.
  • I have four tattoos 6 of 10
    I have four tattoos
    Go on and guess where they're located. Go on. I DARE YOU.
  • I’ve been exorcised by witches in Egypt 7 of 10
    I've been exorcised by witches in Egypt
    They didn't look like this - like cartoon witches - but yeah. Not that I was possessed or anything, mind you - I think they just liked freaking the tall, blonde American girl out. MISSION? ACCOMPLISHED.
  • I have almost no cartilage in my ears and my nose, and can ball them up into tiny pressed wads of flesh 8 of 10
    I have almost no cartilage in my ears and my nose, and can ball them up into tiny pressed wads of flesh
    It's like I'm my own personal Gumby!
  • I’m deathly afraid of heights 9 of 10
    I'm deathly afraid of heights
    Actually, I think of this more like "I'm deathly afraid of DYING, LIKE DUH," but looking at this photo makes me more than a little nauseated, I have to admit.
  • I was accepted into the Art Institute of Chicago for photography as an undergrad, but didn’t go, and perused studying English Lit instead 10 of 10
    I was accepted into the Art Institute of Chicago for photography as an undergrad, but didn't go, and perused studying English Lit instead
    Because clearly, that was the *practical* thing to do. SNORT.

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Read more from Tracey at her personal blog, Sweetney

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More of Tracey on Sweetney & Spice:

- Does Your Marriage Have an Expiration Date?
- What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Divorce
- Do Parents Have the Right to be Happy?

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