The rules of this award are that you then list seven things about yourself that other people might not know.
1.) I won a contest to name twin tiger cubs and part of my award was a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo, during which I had a minor monkey-brain "OMG! giant carnivore! Run away, fling poo!" panic attack when I realized I was about a foot away from a bear - who was elderly...and asleep...and in a cage. I also got to feed the giraffes, which was a lot more fun.
2.) One of my older brothers is the drummer for one of Cleveland's most notorious punk bands of the 1980s.
3.) I road the bus home on the last day of high school - because I was just that dorky. I didn't get my driver's license until I was 20.
4.) I used to hate bacon - the ribbons of fat gave me the squicks.
5.) I took acrobatics classes when I was young and can still do awesome cartwheels.
6.) I am missing both fibulas, kinda sorta.
7.) I won the school spelling bee in the 8th grade by correctly spelling the word "obstinate." My mother still finds this mildly hilarious.