7 Things About Me
I recently discovered a fellow Sherlockian and I had a bit more in common than just our passion for Sherlock Holmes! Not only are we avid fans of the master detective but we are both from the same state and both worked at the same museum, Connor Prairie. In this particular blog post of her’s on The Well-Read Sherlockian she was revealing seven things about herself. This trend was recently seen on Dan Andriacco and Amy Thomas’ blog where they, too, revealed seven things and then proceeded to tag fellow Sherlockian blogs in the hopes that they will follow suit. Well, I have found myself tagged by The Well-Read Sherlockian and thus I will divulge seven things that are not public knowledge, until now!
1 My first real exposure to Sherlock Holmes was a kids tv series called Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century. In the show Holmes’s body was preserved upon death and brought back to life when a fiendish clone of Moriarty is on the loose in the 22nd century. Also Lestrade is a woman and Watson is a cyborg. The show was amazing! It was from my exposure to this that I went on to read some of the stories and learn more about the intriguing detective. However, my interest was short lived and I, much like Holmes, took a hiatus that lasted until 2009 when my passion was resurrected due to the Robert Downey Jr/Jude Law film.
Witness for yourself Sherlock Holmes In The 22nd Century: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxmoOUsZzOs
2 The story The Adventures of the Acquitted Client, in my book The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, is actually based on the real events of my friend who found herself in a very similar situation.
3 When I lived in Indiana I owned a black Ford Focus which I christened ‘The Black Pearl’ due to my love of Pirates and even had a jolly roger hanging from my rearview mirror!
4 I play both piano and bass guitar and thus named all my instruments after women, like you do. My piano was named Irene (not really a Sherlock connection though). My first bass was a lovely Fender Jazz Bass named Layla, my other bass, of an unknown make, and was a piece of crap, was dented and black so I called it Vader; it wasn’t lovely enough for a ladies name. My newest bass, a lovely viola styled one, is called Madelyne – the name of the clone version of Jean Gray from X-Men.
5 When I was just barely 3 years of age I climbed out my bedroom window and thus locked myself out on the roof. I attempted to walk to my parents window but the heat of the sun made that part of the roof too hot to walk on with bare feet. I resulted in calling out for help which was responded too promptly by my mother who raced into my room, yanked open the window and as I was being heaved back inside, and flying through the air, received a good smack! Needless to say I never snuck out onto the roof again.
6 My home town of Pendleton, Indiana, USA, has little to no claims to fame. However, there is some historical significance there. In 1825 three white men were hung for killing Indians. This is was the first time white men were execute for murdering Native American.
7 I grew up with the nickname Wolverine because 1. he’s my favourite superhero and 2. I was shaving by the time I was 12 and donned a serious pair of sideburns. Even when I moved countries, for University, the name somehow followed. I, however, chalk it up to my colourful personality and no bull-crap attitude in life.
Now the rules according to Dan state that I must tag seven other Sherlockians in the hope that they too answer these questions. So my seven are thus:
Do not feel you have to do this. If time does not permit that is okay!
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