I Was Born With What?!

So, I figure that I’d share some fun (i.e., random) facts about myself. Some are widely known, others not so much—but I thought it would be nice to do something a little different for a change.

I was born with a capillary malformation.

Okay, so that sounds much more serious than it actually is. My “capillary malformation” is stuck with me forever; it’s also known as a port wine stain or a firemark, and it does absolutely nothing to me—in other words, it’s a birthmark. But it is in patches from the middle of my back, down to my right knee. (So, yeah, you can see some of it when I wear shorts.) I get asked about it a lot (like if I have a rash, if something’s wrong with me), but it’s just kind of there. It’s a part of me. (But funny story: my mom strongly believes that I have it because she rode the Dumbo ride at Disney while she was pregnant with me).

I can’t whistle.

Even if my life dependent on it, I couldn’t do it. I’ve been trying since I was a little girl, and I still try every once in a while (I’m trying again right now), but it comes out sounding like wind when it’s actually audible. But on the bright side, I know how to move my ears, and can move my eyeballs individually.

I hate wearing shoes.

Which is actually kind of ironic, since I love buying shoes. The very first thing I do every day when I get home—no matter where I came from or when I have to go back out—is take off my shoes. If I could, I would much rather just be wearing socks everywhere—or even better, walk around barefoot.

I was born with blue eyes.

Yep—you read that right. Actually, if you paid attention in biology class (or was a nerd who looked up on genetics, like some other people, who I will not mention…), a good number of children are born with blue eyes. And their eye color can possibly change anytime between their date of birth to around the time they’re five years old. Mine must have changed pretty early in life to their brown color, but I’ve seen a lot of pictures of me as a baby with blue eyes. (If only they’d stuck…)

I’m actually a published writer.

When I was in college, I was a part of ICANN, also known as the club for the Iona College Annual, but most commonly known as the Yearbook Club. We would go to several events throughout the year, take pictures, and write about them. And I have multiple pieces between the 2013-2014 and the 2014-2015 yearbooks. These yearbooks are official publications, so yeah…I’m technically a published journalist. And I think that’s pretty cool.


Prompt: Tell us five facts about yourself.

 

 

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