Friday, September 26, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by sweet blogger friend Jerri Lynn at Southern Sassiness . Now, I have to tell seven weird or random things about myself.

1) I can wiggle my nose. And my ears.

2) I like to paint. Walls, furniture, trim. I find it therapeutic.

3) I used to sing and sometimes even got paid for it. In college, I sang in a trio with two other talented girls, and we went all over the Texas Panhandle, singing contemporary Christian music. Our group broke up when the second soprano's husband decided to go to seminary.

4) My least favorite job ever was when I worked as office manager for a female psychiatrist. I'm not proud of the fact that I only worked there nine months, but it was longer than any of the previous office managers had stayed. I don't know who needed psychiatric intervention more -- this lady or her patients. Even I was about ready to see a psychiatrist by the time I quit working for her.

5) I was almost in one of Dennis Quaid's first movies. I started college near Dallas, partly so I could do some modeling. I went on a casting call for a bit part in a movie called "Tough Dreams". I didn't get the part, but the casting director did want me to be an extra. I had to decline, because filming was the week of spring finals.

6) I worked on one of Vince Gill's first videos, "Never Knew Lonely". (Sorry about that video. There's just 12 secs of it on YouTube -- weird!) I used to be the director of tourism development for the Amarillo CVB, and part of my job was overseeing the Amarillo Film Office. I scouted locations, and once the video started shooting, I kind of worked as a production assistant.

Part of the shoot was in a little town west of Amarillo called Vega. During one of the breaks, Vince gave me a hug and kind of dipped me. The location was across from the town's cafe, and the townspeople would sit inside and watch the filming. After that hug, many of them came over wanting to meet me. They thought I was his wife! LOL

7) I once shared an elevator with Kenny Rogers. I found him to be very nice and personable.

Let's see. I have to tag seven people. Here they are:
1) Nola at Alamo North
2) Sharon at Serendipity
3) Julia at Hooked on Houses
4) Linda at Lime in the Coconut
5) Chris at Just A Girl
6) Art at Color Outside the Lines
7) My sister's going to hate me for this, because they're gone this weekend, and they'll be moving next week, but I'm tagging her anyway. And Even If

Stay tuned for the latest funny Craiglist post. As I say, only in Austin!


Amber said...

Austin, here I come! :-)

sandra/tx said...

I know. I feel like Lisa's kind of the guinea pig, and all the kinks will be worked out by the time you come! LOL

farmhouse wares said...

I wish you lived closer so you could come paint my living room.

sandra/tx said...

Me too, Farmhouse. I'd SO be there.

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Sandra, Thanks for the tag, I'll try and get it posted on Monday! I'll be offline part of the weekend.

farmhouse wares said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for linking. I'll be spreading the word about Canyon Wren Cottage too.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Fun facts! I actually met Kenny Rogers back stage at one of his shows. I knew a guy in the band that played before Kenny....

Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! So many great celeb stories here! I love Vince Gill. I hope Amy Grant doesn't find out about how cozy the two of you got. ;-)

Thanks for tagging me! I'll answer the 7 things as soon as I get a chance. I wish I could think of some celebrity sightings or SOMEthing to tell. Hmmm... -Julia

Sandy Toes said...

What fun facts! What a great blog...came over for Just a Girl blog!
Have a great weekend!
-Sandy Toes

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

YOU, Ms. Sandra D...are a wild and crazy girl!! Love hearing your stuff!

Thanks for the tag...I'll try and post something this week ( Sorry. No Vince Gill,no other actors...well...maybe a politician or two.Similar... yes?)