I was tagged by the wonderful Nicole aka Magic Maid to share 10 random facts about me.I've enjoyed reading everyone else's so much that I'm afraid mine will be kind of mundane in comparison.Here goes...
1.My name is Erin. Pinkginger is a combination of my favourite colour Pink, and Ginger,my childhood nickname.I didn't even know it was a flower until I Googled it. I also go by 'Pooky', a weird nickname my brother made up.I have no idea where it came from.My mother's name is Erin too, so technically I'm a Junior.
2.I ran track when I was in Jr High.The fastest time I ever posted was 100 meters in 9.95 seconds.My inspiration was Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo-Jo) .She often ran races in a tutu and had super-long natural nails.I started growing mine at age 10 because of her.
3.I have to have a book with me at all times.Even at parties.I usually read about 4 books per month,sometimes more.I always joke that I work at a book store to support my habit.
4.I've had two near-death experiences.The first one was an asthma attack at 14 months old,and the second was a near-collision with an oil truck and an SUV about 4 years ago.My dad was driving me to work and we skidded on black ice, narrowly missing both vehicles(and almost ending up in a lake).Our car flipped and landed in the ditch but fortunately,the car wasn't badly damaged and everyone was OK.I didn't even spill my coffee.
5.I have a large extended family.My father is the eldest of 14,my mother has 8 siblings, and I have 41 first cousins ON MY FATHERS' SIDE ALONE! I am forever meeting relatives I didn't know I had,or ones that haven't seen me since I was a baby.Our family gatherings are truly a sight to behold.We look like the residents of a small town when we're all together.
6.I didn't have the Internet until last February.I always convinced myself that I didn't need it,and that it was a waste of time.Now I'm wondering how the heck I lived without it for so long.I'm obsessed!
7.I'm a very picky eater.It isn't uncommon for me to like the taste of something,but refuse to eat it because I don't like the texture.I love the taste of strawberries,but I can't eat them with the seeds still on.I also hate raisins.
8.I'm an empathic intuitive.Having this ability is a blessing,but it's also really overwhelming at times particularly when I'm around someone in emotional distress,or really big crowds.I usually have to distance myself for a while,and then go back when I've calmed down.
10.I am a whiz at saving money.The only things I pay full price for are make-up,books,food,and really nice pens(I'm an art supply nerd as well).Everything else I buy when it's on sale.So far my best find is a pair of authentic Seven for All Mankind jeans for $ 10 at a second hand shop.I squeed all the way out of the store.
I hope you learned a little more about me,this is usually the point when I tag 10 other people but every blog I read has already been tagged.So I tag everyone who hasn't been tagged.Or anyone who likes doing these :)
Pinkginger-who also wanted to include that I am a huge fan of hockey,martial arts films,tv shows with either cops,vampires,or Ricky Gervaise in them and music from the 80's and 90's.I ran out of room though.