A COVID-19-free blog post

Are you a little exhausted by all the emails, news articles, and notifications surrounding COVID-19?  Us, too.  Side note:  Were you surprised to find out how many company email lists you are actually on?

Thus, we give you a 100% COVID-19-free blog post, with fun facts about your P&A team, a few Netflix suggestions, and some completely random facts.

Did You Know? – P&A Staff Edition

  • Dan was a champion hurdler in high school.  Ask him sometime about the race he had won, but accidently ran around the last hurdle.
  • Audrey loved riding horses as a kid and was involved in showing horses for several years through 4-H at the Madison County Fair.  She still has the trophies to prove it!
  • At the behest of his mother in his juvenile years, John D. was heavily involved in ballet – this culminated with a role as the Nutcracker in The Nutcracker Ballet.
  • Diane’s favorite animal as a kid was a sea loin; she could do a spot-on impression with barking and clapping.  She even made it on the local news doing her impression!
  • Trey has sported a few different hairstyles in his lifetime, including a sweet-looking rat tail for a time in his youth.
  • Elizabeth was a National Champion clogger back in the day.
  • Blake once hooked his brother right below the eye in an unfortunate fish-casting mishap years ago at the Pittenger cabin in Minnesota.
  • Kristin used to highlight her own and several friends’ hair in college to save them money.  Disclosure: she is not a licensed professional.
  • Once upon a time, Jon and his wife attended a cricket-fighting match in a Beijing home.
  • When Hannah lived in Japan in 2014, she was an extra on the set of The Vancouver Asahi, a movie set in Canada in the 1930s about the children of Japanese immigrants who form a baseball team before World War II.
  • Until he met his wife, Shane thought Olive Garden was the best restaurant in America (thank goodness for Meagan!)
  • Pitt was once a truck driver, flower child/hippie, Lieutenant in the Army, and a Banker – all within a year!

Best Shows You Should Check out on Netflix (other than Tiger King, of course):

  • Ozark (if you are in the mood for something dark)
  • Lost in Space (if you are looking for something a bit more upbeat)
  • The Crown (if you want a little history lesson)

Finally, here are handful of Completely Random Facts: 

  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • A strawberry is not actually a berry, but a banana is. (I didn’t believe it either – https://www.livescience.com/57477-why-are-bananas-considered-berries.html)
  • The King of Hearts is the only king in a deck of cards without a mustache.
  • The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
  • It takes 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
  • Shel Silverstein, author of the beloved children’s book “The Giving Tree”, wrote the song “A Boy Named Sue”, made famous by Johnny Cash.

From all of us here at P&A, we hope you are staying safe and staying healthy.  We look forward to seeing you all again – in person – sooner rather than later.


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