Posted by: denisehenry1993 | July 26, 2010

Just a Little Bit About Me

First and foremost, I gave birth, without drugs, to a beautiful girl who has grown into an even more beautiful woman! I have driven a car at over 112mph and traveled over 4,200 miles, by myself, in 12 days. I have emceed the pet parade at the Raines County Fair in Texas and “flashed my rack” for the bartenders at Fat Tuesday’s in San Antonio. I have walked up the stairs at the Washington Monument and rafted the Deschutes River in Oregon. I have sung onstage for hundreds of people in Las Vegas and been a magician’s assistant in Texas. I have survived being raped and ridden Space Mountain at Disney World AND Disneyland. I have made a lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and seen the original Declaration of Independence. I have danced with Jerry Lewis.. yes, THAT Jerry Lewis. I have fought for my life and the life of my child, and would do it again, over and over if necessary. I have been totally blind and regained my eyesight, which led to the invention of lasik surgery. I have spent days exploring the Smithsonian and hours exploring the Castille @ Chichen-Itza, by bic lighter. I have created print ads for TV Guide and seen the inside of the limo of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. I have had inside information on movies which are still in filming. I have taken a 270 pound drunk off a barstool and had him licking my shoes in less than 5 seconds. I have starred in a short movie…but don’t look for it. It’s gone. I have played with a velcro wall, in an evening dress. I have assisted in minor surgeries and taught self-defense and take-down techniques to law enforcement officers and driven across international borders 4 times. I have survived cancer and lost a child before carrying it to term. I have created and implemented program sets for television and witnessed the devastation of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington. I have ridden the amphibious ‘duck’ from Mazatlan to Deer Island. I have hiked the Santa Elena Canyon, Chisos Mountains and Boquillas Canyon in Big Bend National Park. I have worked in a hypnosis show in Las Vegas and played the cymbals during the William Tell Overture. I have died and been revived. I did two pieces of artwork which aired during the Academy Awards. I have piloted an airplane and snorkeled a cave in the Caribbean. I have been caught in a school of jellyfish and stung until I looked like I had been boiled. I have had my heart broken. I have driven every inch of I-10, coast to coast, but not all in one trip. I have ridden in a firetruck and been to the top of Mt. Hood. I have driven across the same bridge multiple times ~ in an effort to get away from it! I have seen Niagra Falls firsthand and ridden the streetcars in San Francisco. I have had backstage passes to more concerts than many people ever even attend. I have slept in my car and I have received a car as a gift ~ twice ~ once with a big red bow on top! I have had someone purchase a dress he saw me admiring and received it as an annonymous gift. I have driven over 1,400 miles without sleeping and starred in multiple police training films. I have tried pot ~ and, subsequently, ate two Kit-Kat bars and half a bag of Oreos while heating up the waffle iron. I have made 62 pots of coffee in two days and never drank a cup. I have changed my clothes, fixed my hair, applied makeup and shaved my legs ~ all while driving 70 mph on the Interstate. I have come very close to delivering a family member’s baby and then endured the sadness of her death at the age of 42 days. I have helped save someone’s life and I have watched someone die. I have counted over 540 meteors in less than an hour and I have seen the Aurora Borealis. I have explored Arches National Park by myself and seen the inside of my own body. I have driven a police car, on the wrong side of the road. I have parallel parked a 26-foot truck and I have built furniture with my own hands. I have loved and lost. I have had some of the most incredible friends anyone could hope for and I have experienced dining with Hollywood’s finest. I have royal blood. I have had my car virtually disassembled by police, simply because I went 3 miles over the speed limit on the biggest drug-trafficing highway in the U. S., in a little sportscar with dark tinted windows. I have rappelled 120+foot cliffs and toured the Mayan ruins of Tulum. I have had my poetry published AND recorded. I have been inside the cab of a totally cool Semi truck!! I modeled children’s clothes until I was about 30 years old and grew into collegiate sizes. I have ridden the roller coaster at New York New York in Las Vegas, but only because I had a VIP status ‘pass’ to the front of the line. If I’d had to wait, I would have bolted! I have lived in two different states, at the same time, for six years. I have stopped traffic on the strip in Las Vegas, with my legs…. and, maybe, the fact that I was wearing a bedsheet! I have hiked the Valley of Fire in Nevada, and never ONCE stayed on the marked trail. I have lived in a haunted house and I have won a lot of money. I have photographed Diana Ross and I have had a ‘relationship’ with a parrot. I have had six figures in my checking account at one time and I have been backstage with the rock stars. I have shared dinner with Jerry Hathcock, who created The Flintstones for Hanna-Barbera and I have shared drinks with part of the team who created the micro-chip. I have rappelled from parking garages in downtown Austin. I have seen hail the size of softballs and I have photographed a tornado. I have gone ‘out’ on the town for the night, with a bone in my hair! Ahhh, the disco days! I have repaired small lacerations on myself and I have had a nice, funny conversation with Chevy Chase… yes, THAT Chevy Chase! I have spent two months in a wheelchair, unsure if I would ever walk again. I have done ‘Sumo Wrestling’, in an evening dress. I have played in the mud ~ as an adult. I have held a hummingbird in my hands, and a snake, although not at the same time. I have danced on the bar at more places than I care to remember. I have ‘numbered’, or otherwise tagged, 15 people who made the mistake of passing out before I did. That was fun!! I have played the washboard with a zydeco band and I have dined with Walt LaRue. I have taught tuba lessons ~ and I don’t play the tuba! I have seen my picture on the front page of the newspaper and in the centerfold of a magazine. I have cried myself to sleep. I have seen the holy mission at Chimayo and the cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon. I have seen old, solidified wagon tracks and dinosaur tracks. I have held an embryonic dinosaur fossil in my hands and I still have it. I have hiked through the Canyon de Chelley and photographed the Grand Canyon four times. I have seen a movie from the front row, AND the back row. I recommend the back row as the front row will give you whiplash! I have partied with the U. S. Olympic Committee and I have done the ‘chicken dance’ with Oma and the Oompahs in the little tent at the Wurstfest in New Braunfels. I have owned a racecar and worked with the pit crew. I have seen the cliff divers in Acapulco and toured Tarzan’s house. I have ridden a horse fast enough to feel like I was flying. I have nearly drowned and I have been to the Iowa State Fair. I have hit the dashboard with my face in a car accident and I have walked the golf course at the Woodlands. I swam with dolphins in Xtapa and I have seen Mickey Newbury sing, while I was sitting on his lap! I have cruised the Mexican Riviera for eight days and ridden the ferry from St. Thomas to St. Johns. I have built a free-standing structure with very little assistance from anyone else and I have put a new roof on a house. I have driven a boat, really fast and I have eaten jellyfish. I have half played (ask me in person sometime!) the violin, or fiddle, with the band, Panama, onstage at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. I have stood, ankle deep in human blood, working the scene of an accident ~ on prom night. I have been lost and I have found myself. Now I’m lost again…