I don’t usually talk about myself, but I decided to divulge ten weird
facts secrets about me that nobody knows. Shh! Don’t tell anyone:
1) In karate class, when something really HURTS, I laugh;
2) Although I’m pathologically shy, I pursued acting;
3) I dislike blue cheese passionately because I got food poisoning from it when I was a teen;
4) When I was thirteen, my family and I attended a quinceañera in Tijuana for the daughter of one of my father’s employees. It was the first (and almost the last) time I ever drank tequila;
5) I was thisclose to winning a guest starring role on Baywatch;
6) When I was a kid in the 60s, there were only a few channels on TV, and a lack of programming. I remember watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat over and over again because there was nothing else on. As a result, I almost refused to go see Titanic (1997) when it came out;
7) I sing a great rendition of Honeysuckle Rose;
8) In the 80s, I grew my fingernails fashionably long (see photo, above);
9) I was a tour guide at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. One day, my tram got stuck in the river after Moses had parted the waves and we had to wait for a tow; and
WARNING! SALACIOUS SECRET
10) I got hypothermia once on a springtime canoe trip on the Tuolumne River, when the rapids tossed me into the icy water. Even though I was wearing a wet suit at the time, I turned blue. My group had to strip me in a cave (my fingers and arms wouldn’t work) and use their bodies to warm me up again. Unfortunately, I was too cold to get a thrill.
Bonus Secret: I have been known to hallucinate spiders in the middle of the night.
Tell me your secrets in the comments, below. I promise not to tell anyone. ~ S.G. Rogers