#1 I didn’t know until I was 22 that pineapples grow on the ground. I thought they grew in trees.
#2 I once helped Dolly Parton buy panty hose in the Galleries Lafayette in Paris. She complimented me on my ability to speak English.
#3 My favorite comfort food is tapioca pudding.
#4 I won 2nd place in a Campbell’s soup recipe contest when I was a junior in high school. I made my family miserable trying to create a dessert. The winning recipe used cheddar cheese soup.
#5 My name originates from Taiwan and means ‘goddess of love and beauty’. It was the name of a heroine in the romance novel my aunt was reading when I was born a girl to parents who were waiting for a boy.
#6 I started smoking when I was 16. I was working at a newspaper, went on break and none of the sandwich or candy bar vending machines worked. So I bought a pack of cigarettes because that vending machine worked.
#7 In junior high I checked out a Russian book so I could teach myself Russian. It didn’t work.
#8 I had to attend charm school twice because I got kicked out the first time.
#9 I once dined in a Navy submarine and had drinks with the Captain.
#10 I have horrible test anxiety. Usually my scores on standardized tests go down each time I take the (same) test.
#11 I worry that I am abnormally attached to my iPhone.
#12 I have roach phobia and will not ever attempt to get past one. I wait until it has scurried by so it doesn’t run up my leg.