Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ice Breaker

Am I the only person that thought the first day of school ice breakers were the height of awkwardness?  Man how I hated having to come up with something like 'what color describes you and why?'  Uh...how about red 'cause I am mortified to be standing in front of the classroom?

But anyway...that isn't really the point of this short little post.  Over the last few months I have noticed a lot of new 'faces' round these parts, and when I see a new name pop up in the comments I try to make sure I follow it back to find out who you are, but I still feel like I am missing people. 

My favorite part of blogging is all the different types of people that I come into contact with, it's this great, weird, little group that I get to be a part of made up of people that I would never have known otherwise. And I would like to get to know you all better.

So...here is my ice breaker...tell me something random about yourself.  Even if you and I have 'known' each for a while, I am sure there is something about you that I don't already know. 

So spill it.  I will go first. 

I once ate a silkworm.  On purpose.

Your turn!

23 comments:

  1. hmmmm....I have a terrible sense of direction and can not read a map to save myself! It has really held me back throughout the years and I am determined to conquer it this year! going to take a long road trip with one of my little trailers by myself!...

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  2. My friend and I once got on the wrong bus in South Korea and ended up at the end of the line. At night. In the red light district.

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  3. I love Valentines Day holiday for the sole purpose of eating Conversation Hearts for a month. I once ate a jumbo bag of conversation hearts in 1 day. And it may have been last week. Jillian Michaels would be so ashamed.

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  4. The school ice-breaker I most hated was "choose an adjective about yourself that begins with the first letter of your name." It came up almost every year, and there is a distinct lack of "K" adjectives!

    My random fact: I am afraid of styrofoam. I have styrophobia.

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  5. Random: Once, I stole a piece of double bubble, bubble gum from the 5 & 10 cent store, my mom caught me. She made me take it back inside the store and apologize....I went back in the store, dropped the gum on the floor, picked it up, put it back and walked back out the store. She asked me if I said I was sorry, I lied and said yes. I never told her otherwise. What does that say about me?!?!?!?!

    Less Random.......I can not wait to be a grandma......CAN NOT WAIT!!!

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  6. random? oy - I am full of random! i think the most random is my two tatoos. I got my first one on my back (yes, the infamous tramp stamp at the height of their popularity o so long ago) with my best friend and I love it. So much, in fact, that I had the same exact tatoo (it's a random tribal swirly design that has my initials in it) put on the top of my foot two years ago. So this girl went through the pain of the same tatoo not once, but twice. I couldn't see it on my back ... still can't. But I can see it on my foot now! Totally worth it though - no regrets!

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  7. Hmm....well you know a lot about me being that we lived together for like 23 years...sooo....did I ever tell you about the time I got sick in a taxi cab in NYC and the driver offered me his cigarettes instead of getting mad? Not my finest....

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  8. Oooh, I love your icebreaker. I want to hear why you ate the silkworm!

    I did something similar in our high school environmental research class. I licked the inside of a pitcher plant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitcher_plant) for $5 from the teacher. Nothing like having dead bugs on your tongue! (Sorry if that makes some of you shudder)

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  9. When I was 10 years old I cut off my eyelashes. When my Mom asked what happened I lied and told her that I singed them while taking cornbread out of my Grandmas oven. I almost had her fooled until she thought about it for a while...and wondered why it hadn't singed my eyebrows also. Rats! Busted!
    I don't remember WHY I cut my lashes to begin with.
    I was a weird child.

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  10. Hmmmm, something random about me? I didn't learn to ride a bike until I was 8. I taught myself after winning one. Guess I never needed to know how since I always had a horse!

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  11. umm...I can wiggle my ears. Which means I'm not as evolved.

    duh. ::headdesk::

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  12. Me and my friend like to get drunk and talk with a russian accent. I'm Nadia and her name is Svetlana. ;)

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  13. Pepsi is my crack. I can't get enough of it. If I could, I would drink several cans a day. But I can't imagine how bad that would be for you if you did.

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  14. Let's see, there are a lot of random things about me. But today we'll go with: I have an oral allergy to celery--it makes my mouth tingly. I still eat it though. And I didn't know it was an allergy until I mentioned something to my mom when I was around 25, and she said, "oh yeah, I have that too, it's an allergy."

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  15. I just found your blog on the Family Blog HOP...I'm glad I did :)
    This icebreaker is a great way to get to know "followers".

    I used to be a trainer at a call centre and my favourite "new class" icebreaker was "2 truths and a lie"
    Everybody stands up, states their name and 3 things about themselves (2true 1 false) and the rest of the group tries to guess which is false.

    Hi my name is Tish. I have a blog called Lots of fun with my Family. I'm married with 2 girls.
    {you'll have to check out my blog to figure out the lie lol}
    http://lotsoffunwithmyfamily.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm a little obsessive compulsive when it comes to organization... I have a place for everything and if something is out of place, I cannot function well until I fix it.. :)

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  17. When I was in elementary school we were always told that drugs are bad...you know? DARE and the whole lot. Well, I came home one day and was obsessed with finding drugs to flush down the toilet. I found a very large bottle of hair conditioner (why did my mom have such a large bottle of hair conditioner anyway?) and told myself that this must be a bottle of my parents' secret stash and washed in down the drain. My mom came into the bathroom to find me crying and washing hair conditioner down the drain. At lease she didn't get mad.
    Just to clear the air, there is no reason for me to believe that my parents were on drugs.

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  18. Hi, I am Hanneke. I have a job interview tomorrow which I haven't told anyone about. Except my husband. And now you...

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  19. In the 90's I had a long black coat, my sister called me Kellynonna, like Wynonna Judd. She still calls me this sometimes. The secret, I like it.

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  20. I was reading through some of these (and by the way this is a fantastic idea, I might just steal) but one of your readers, Kelsey said, she hated the first letter of your name icebreaker. I also found it difficult with "V" for Vanessa, and often my adjective was Voluptuous Vanessa. But I'm anything but voluptuous.

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