Today I was "memed" by Denise Wakeman who was memed earlier by Paul Chaney who was memed by Diva Toby Bloomberg. This is a game going around the blogosphere where you reveal What 5 Things You Don’t Know About Me.
A meme is like a thought virus or a cultural virus that gets passed on, usually organically. In this case, the meme is getting passed around strategically by bloggers. It’s a good way to introduce you to other blogger friends and for readers to learn more about me and the others already memed.
Here’s the definition from Wiktionary:
Any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples might include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, ethnicity etc.
OK, here goes…5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me:
I grew up poor, bright and extremely near-sighted in San Diego CA… as little Patty Wilkerson.
After college and a brief marriage, I "ran away" to Paris where I worked as an English teacher to CEOs, a runway model, and a freelance journalist before joining the jet set and partying with Europe’s finest. I was Patsi Benter at that time.
I came back to San Diego in 1989, went to graduate school in psychology, married The Hubby, started a newsletter service, semi-retired to Ajijic Mexico in 2002. Voila, Patsi Krakoff.
I Am a competitive tennis player, recovering from back surgery, work out daily, love my two boys, Huey and Dewey (Maine Coon cats), and in general, love my life, past, present, and future. (So what if I’ve had 3 names and a hundred different professions and countries…)