I grew up in Scotland and moved to the USA 10 years ago.
I could describe a lot more about me in this area but I decided a few stories might help a little here....
1. I once fell in love with a girl and wrote her name and mine in a love heart all over my neighborhood in chalk. Unfortunately I was only 4 years of age and couldn’t spell so I spelled her initials wrong and she didn’t know I was referring to her. I entered grade school believing that women played hard to get. An early lesson which I’ve yet to forget
2. Due to my Catholic superstitions, I once stopped dating a girl whose freckles aligned in the shape of a ‘6’. I assumed there had to be two other 6’s on her body thereby sealing her fate. I learned later in life she had the freckles removed and went on to become a humanitarian rescue worker. The lesson learned for me was not to be so picky about my dates (and always refrain from playing join-the-dots with my dates’ facial features).
3. My childhood pet dog, Susie, was taken to the ‘farm’ when I was 10 and to keep up the pretense of her still being alive, my parents sent me Christmas cards from her for a few years until I reached puberty and discovered other interests. God knows how they managed to make a perfect print of Susie’s paw to sign the cards. (and even more strangely the cards had a tally of how many squirrels Susie had caught that year but I knew that Susie couldn’t count to more than 2. I assumed Susie released the squirrels unharmed)
4. In third grade I made a Valentine card for the love of my life out of a cereal box. I filled it with poems (Wordsworth would have been proud), love hearts and prepubescent intentions. Unfortunately I failed to appreciate just how allergic some people can be to peanuts when the object of my affection started to choking some minutes after handling my card. Who knew that Cinnamon Toast Crunch contained peanuts. The girl went to the same ‘farm’ as Susie! No, she didn’t. She survived and forgave me but to this day I always sterilize the cereal boxes I make Valentine cards from. It’s a hygiene matter and I'm proud of it.
Movies = Elf, Avatar, Dumb and Dumber, Val Wilder