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dakegra talked about writing an autobiography.

Even though I'm not a "writer," I've toyed with the idea of doing an autobiography. Not anything publishable that people want to read, by any means. But it would be a way of recording memories from my life. I'm undecided as to whether I should do it here in LJ, or if I should just keep it to myself to begin with, by typing it into the non-internet world of MS Word.

Here is my grand start to it:

"Hi. My name is Sharon Marie Stelzig. Actually it is Sharon Mxxxx Sxxxxxx Snyder, but since this story starts with my birth and I wasn’t married then, it would be silly to use my married name, now wouldn’t it?
I was born on July 12, 1970 at Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, New York. It was 2:00 in the afternoon. When I was born my parents, Jim and Kathy, had a bit of a surprise. They thought I was going to be a boy. This was in the days before ultrasounds so they had not been told I would be a boy. They apparently just decided I was. I was never given a good reason for why I was to be a boy so in the much maligned view of the middle child I decided it was because they already had a girl so they didn’t need another one.
My sister, Sandra Kathleen Stelzig, is 15 months older than me. Doing the math you can figure out that I was conceived when Sandy was only 6 months old. This shouldn’t be possible because new parents of a six month old are just to tired to do anything which would result in another baby. Well, you can blame my Uncle Bob for me being around. You see, he fell in love with a woman named Caroline and they decided to get married. It was an October wedding and was held in Minnesota. Mom & Dad were still newlyweds at this point, they were at a romantic wedding, on vacation back in Minnesota and didn’t have to worry about their little baby. I’ll just let you figure out what happened because I don’t want to think about it!"

caitirin did a post of 101 random facts about her.

I think I'll do it too... only I'll do random facts about myself, of course, not caitirin
I'll start here. But, this will also go in its own entry at some point because I know I won't come up with all 101 at once.

1. If I'm sitting at a desk or table while eating M & M's, I will eat them one color at a time. Orange is always the first color to go.

2. On my keychain there is a screw that is about 2" long. It used to be in my knee.

3. I was one of the students representing Minnesota at the 1988 International Science & Engineering Fair in Knoxville, TN.

4. I have never been out of the U.S. other than one day trip to Vancouver, Canada and one weekend in Toronto, Canada. I also don't have a passport.

5. When I started college right after high school I was going to get a Zoology degree and be a Zookeeper. (then I discovered that Chemistry is hard!)

6. My parents wanted to give me a typewriter for graduation. I insisted that I would rather have a camera. It was the right choice. Think about it. Do you see me post stories or pictures more?

7. Until I was born (and was silly enough to be a girl instead of a boy) I was going to be named Paul James. I've always regretted not getting James as a middle name anyway, and always been happy that I didn't get Paula as a first name. My first daughter will get James for her middle name.

8. I have never seen Jaws, The Godfather (any of them), or Psycho.

9. I did, however, see Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and Apocalypse Now in a theater on a big screen the first time I saw each.

10. Daddy is a geek. I saw very few movies in the theater before high school when we could drive ourselves. By "very few," I mean less than 10. But since daddy is a geek, some of the movies I did see were Star Wars, Star Trek II Wrath of Khan, ET, Gremlins, and Dune.

11. I joined the Army National Guard in 1990 and went through Basic Training & AIT. I loved it.

Eh. bedtime. I'll copy the start of the list to it's own post tomorrow. As I add to it I will probably do posts of the new additions w/a link to the post of the master list which I will also update at the same time.



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Feb. 9th, 2006 09:44 am (UTC)
the great thing about doing it on LJ is that we get to share! You could tag the entries (as strange_complex suggested) so you could track them down easily)

I think it'd be a great thing to do - after all, you have two little people who will be fascinated to learn all about aunty hellziggy when they're older.

I wish that some of my relatives had done this. I'd love to know more about them when they were younger. What they did, what they thought, how they met and so on.

And you have a great writing style! Hush about the 'not a writer' stuff already.

oh, and you need a passport to come to the UK. Just sayin'
Feb. 9th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
The Monkeys will be fascinated? Are you sure that shouldn't say disturbed? *grin*

Yeah, I know I need a passport. I was thinking that me & hellbob should get them even though there are no trips planned just because soon we'll need them to go into Canada. Plus, if we get them then we can actually look at cheap international fare specials on the net and maybe actually do a vacation that involves crossing an ocean. :)
Feb. 9th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
Better than Netflix
Someone had to eventually put up an "Oooh! Oooh! You haven't seen *that*??!" post, here it is.

I have never seen Jaws, The Godfather (any of them), or Psycho.

I've never seen Jaws or The Godfather, but Psycho is extra-super-nifty. I'm sure the library has it, I've watched it more than once. :)
Feb. 9th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Better than Netflix
The sad thing is that I own it, just haven't watched it yet. When Cheb upgraded to DVD she gave me the VHS tape... I must remedy that soon...
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Feb. 9th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
Nah. James is just a fairly common name (and it's my dad's name which is why it was going to be used as a middle name.) Fascination huh? That's just a polite way of saying obsession, isn't it?

Photographic proof of Army!Sharon:

Feb. 9th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC)
Those were great! And I would love to read more autobiographical type things. I agree with Dakegra, don't worry about 'being a writer' that's not the important part :)
Feb. 9th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
I was supposed to be named Karl, after my grandfather. As was my sister. In the end it was my father's sister who finally provided a male specimen to carry on the name. 20 years later my father had a son with his new wife and of cours, Karl was one of his names. (He got 3! We only got one each) They always call him Johan though.

That was my bit of totally unnecessary information for the day.
Feb. 9th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
I love you!! You know why. *g*

*snuggles you*
Feb. 9th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
Well you are my favorite chick from that tiny island up there... Would you be an Icelander? Or is it Icelandian?... And I'm not saying that because you are the only person I know there... Even though you are. :)

Feb. 10th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
That would be Icelander. *g*

*snuggles you*

Would you mind me putting LC up on yousendit for people? Hubby managed to heighten (sp?) the volume btw.

Feb. 10th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
Go for it! You can do the others too if you want. I just don't want my URL out there for people I don't know so I don't have to worry about legal crap. Also, a friend is the one who maintains the server and I don't want to screw him if it gets out "into the wild."
You know, good old American Cover Your Ass philosophy. :)

So glad you liked it. *squish*
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