1.) English is not my first language. I was taught Portuguese before going to school, but never again after that. All my Portuguese conversations involve the vocabulary of a four year old.
2.) I have traveled extensively around the world and have visited around 35 countries on 6 continents.
3.) I am addicted to raisins and black licorice and carry a stash with me everyday.
4.) I was the unsuspecting victim of a hidden camera joke in Montreal that aired on Juste Pour Rire (TV show) back around 2002.
5.) I have had a penpal from Japan since I was 12 years old.
6.) I am the first in my family to ever graduate from college (Go Rutgers!).
7.) I am saving all my Etsy money to buy a house in Portugal. You're all invited (when it finally happens!).
8.) I moved all the way to Australia just so I could continue dating someone from Ireland who couldn't get a US visa.
9.) I was almost a Sears baby back in the 70s but my mom wouldn't remove the strange birthmark on my head so they said no. (Thanks, Mom!)
10.) I have done a lot of, ahem, strange things in my life and have sometimes taken very unusual paths. But I can honestly say that I have no regrets about anything. I like the fact that sometimes people think I am a little crazy :)