Friday, February 09, 2007

5 Things You don't Know About Me - A Meme

Thanks, Scott from Needs More Garlic for tagging me on this one. Hmmm... I consider myself a rather transparent sort of person(not literally, of course) in that I don't really hide things and while this blog is more about food than it is about me, I feel like I've mentioned a bunch of little tidbits about my everyday life, so this might be hard. Let's see...

1. I've just discovered in my new job just how badly I write in Italian. I sound like a 5 year old and then sign: "Susan M. Campbell, Ph.D." Hilarious!

2. I almost became a fashion model: At the grocery store in college, a snakey man walked up to me and introduced himself. He reached into his pocket and, by the looks of him, I was sure he was going to pull out some drugs to sell or maybe a gun, but he actually just pulled out his card and that of a Chicago modelling agency. When he said he was a photographer, I figured he was a pornographer (see #3 about my anxiety). After my mom made sure the agency wasn't a front for a porn operation, she made me an appointment to see the talent agent. The inteview went rather well, considering. I was complimented on my cheekbones and skin condition and asked to come back one day when my Henna-dyed orange, shaved below the temples hairdo had grown out. By the time it did, I'd lost all interest in modelling. To this day, I'm sure I dodged a bullet.

3. I have clinical anxiety. I have to convince myself to calm down on a regular basis because you would NOT believe what my gut instinct usually tells me.

4. Some of my friends still call me by my high school nickname, Soup.

5. I'm claustrophobic. No problem in elevators or crowded rooms but put me in the back seat of a Volkswagen Rabbit where I can't stretch out my arms or legs and I flip!

So that's it. 5 confessions. I now tag Sara of Ms. Adventures in Italy and Angela of Type A All the Way


Blogger beenzzz said...

You have a PhD? That's awesome! In what? You almost became a fashion model? I was also approached. I was with an agency for a very short while. Now that I look back on it, I wish I hadn't! Anxiety blows! I like your nickname!

5:00 PM  
Anonymous scott said...

Claustrophobia and clinical you're fun to take plane trips with, Susan.

Oddly, I've never been approached about being a fashion model. Must be the beer gut I've been building since my sophomore year of high school.

Thanks for playing, Susan!

btw - what's up with the fascistas at Google - those of us who haven't come under their dominion don't get to link our names in comments anymore?

5:28 PM  
Blogger ML said...

UGH, I can certainly relate to your claustrophobia. I get that way in a dark room (rolling eyes and blushing).

I'm in awe of your PhD :)

Just think, you have great cheekbones and nice skin. Wow, what a compliment to be approached by a modeling agent.

Anxiety is so awful! For me it goes hand in hand with claustrophobia.

I lik your high school nickname :)

5:50 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hey Beenzzz, My Doctorate's in Latin American Lit. What kind of modelling did you do? Print or fashion shows?

Hi Scott, no! But I love airplanes! Just don't shove me in the back of a Toyota. I was wondering why your name had no link anymore. That sucks. Guess it's part of the new Blogger.

Hi ML, I think you're right; the phobia wouldn't be there without the anxiey. So you get claustrophobic in the dark? But are you actually afraid of the dark?

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How interesting, Soup! LOL to #1. Your Italian is better than mine, which is nil. ;-)


3:51 AM  
Blogger Lotus Reads said...

Hello, Soup! :)

Love that nickname!

Great meme, Susan, I have so enjoyed learning more about you!

Yeah, I, too, had no interest in modelling when I was approached, I kinda regret it might have been fun. My daughter's been approached a couple of times, but she's only 15, I've told her to wait a while, although I said yes to "Wella" (on her behalf) because it's a reputed company.

And I relate to the claustrophobia - that is why, as much as I love books I don't think I could work in a bookstore!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi Paz, Hey, I'd love to know what you'd say, why not do the meme yourself!

Hi Lotus, You were approached too, huh? I guess it would depend on what kind of person walked up to you. I suppose all talent scouts are not snakey-looking like mine was. Wella is a big deal in Europe; moreso than in the States.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Stelle In Italia said...

neat meme. i am with you on the writing in Italian...I always need my husband near me when I'm writing emails in Italian so that I don't screw up everything!

interesting about the model story!


12:50 PM  
Anonymous Py Korry said...

Great meme! By the way, how did you get you nickname soup? Did it have to do with your love of cooking?

7:45 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi Jackie, I'm so glad somebody can sympathize.

Hi Py Korry, Thanks for atopping by! "Soup" comes (long before I started cooking) from the fact that my last name's Campbell.

6:32 PM  

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