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8 Random Facts Meme

My friend Dr. Rob tagged me with the “8 random facts” meme.  I’m supposed to list 8 little known facts about myself, and then tag 8 other bloggers to go and do likewise.  Although I’ve never participated in chain mail, I’m a sucker for a good blog meme and will bite on this one.

Eight little known things about Dr. Val…

1.  I once worked for a marketing research firm that regularly sent me and a camera crew to the homes of wet vac owners to videotape their home use technique.  That was some entertaining videography, I can tell you.
2.  I have 3 citizenships – US, Canada, and the UK
3.  My dad once unionized a group of pickle factory workers, and was fired the next day.
4.  I worked as a bartender in Manhattan while I was in medical school.
5.  My car was hit by a drunk driver once, so I chased him down, forced him off the road and demanded his license and registration.  Probably a dangerous move, but I was really angry.
6.  As a child I wanted to grow up to be a Hollywood special effects artist.  I still love to watch movies like Lord of the Rings and Alien because of the special effects.
7.  I was a precocious little kid – when I was 6 years old my mother’s friend asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I said, “a philanthropist.”
8.  I worked as a nanny in Quebec for a summer.  The kids called me the “monstre de betteraves” (the “beet monster”) because I ate so many beets from their garden.  They had a pressure cooker – and the fresh beets were so sweet and tasty!  How could I resist?

Ok, well those are my 8 random facts… now I will nominate 8 bloggers to give me the dirt on themselves (if they’re up to the challenge):

Resilient Mom
Sandra Foschi
Dr. Glode
Dr. Silver
Dr. Brown
Dr. Hill
Dr. Herndon
Dr. Poceta

Let’s learn a little about each other, shall we?This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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