Oui, je parle le français.

Oh, friends, I’ve been gone for SO long! Okay, it was really only a few days, but it felt like forever on my end. We had a little wild ride there when A. was sent to the ER and then transferred to a children’s hospital in our state capital, but it’s all good now. Nonetheless, it’ll be a day or two until my head’s back in the game so, until then, I thought I’d share a few more totally random, basically useless facts about me:


1) I wear a size 7 1/2 shoe.

I’m told this is kind of small for my height and my generation, but I don’t really know. Interestingly, I can’t keep on anything bigger than a size 7 cowgirl boot. On the other hand, my feet seem to require an 8 1/2 or 9 in some flats. Oh, and I always buy my winter boots in an 8 so I can fit cozy socks inside them. It’s all very random and weird. I should also note that I do not care one WHIT what size shoe I wear and it boggles my mind to see women who try to cram into a too-small shoe. What in the world? Are there people out there who care what size shoe you wear? I digress…


2) In college, I passed my French fluency test.

I could not do the same if you tested me today, but I’m pretty confident I could muddle through as a tourist. I also took two years of Spanish in high school and two years of Italian in college. I can say a few things in German, Russian, and Japanese, too. I LOVE languages and they’ve always come naturally to me. (I also believe they should start teaching them to our children much earlier in school than most places do.)


3) I’m terrified to drive new places.

And I avoid the highway whenever I can. Driving? Is not something I really like. I don’t mind driving familiar roads at all, but I tense up and shake when I have to make my way to a new destination. If there are more than three lanes going the same direction? I feel all fluttery in my chest and have to focus on breathing. ‘Tis true. I would much, MUCH rather speak in front of a room filled with two hundred people than have to drive twenty miles on a multi-lane freeway.



So there you go. Anything surprise you there? Anything you can relate to? Or perhaps something that makes you think I’m nuts? ;)


I will get back to posting more relevant content as soon as I get my head screwed on straight again. Thanks so much for bearing with me!

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6 comments to Oui, je parle le français.

  • Susan

    another totally useless fact: I am on the phone 90% of every day at work. When I am at home, I won’t even answer the phone.

  • I hope your little one is feeling better:)

    My shoe size is 11 1/2 narrow. I’m 5’11.

    I hate driving anywhere new. If I have to go some place new, I do a test drive beforehand.

  • I took 4 years of French and 7 of Chinese – and was a Chinese minor – and am so embarrassed at how little of either I can speak. I love languages, too, and honestly, would love to live abroad as a missionary. But languages are not my husband’s forte. (He can’t be good at everything!)

    How is A’s Chinese going? I was so sad to hear about his trip to the hospital! I hope he is recovering. Thank Amy for keeping me in the loop about it.

  • 7 1/2 for me, too! But if I have a choice between a 7 or an 8, I go with the 7.

    I LOVE driving new places. We’re still old-school with our printed out maps and atlases, and if we have the time, we’re all about the “back roads” passing through towns we’ve never seen. Driving in downtown Dallas for the first time with my new (to me) suburban? THAT freaked me out a bit, but what a rush!

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