Saturday, October 27, 2007

7 things, an award, and a gift

I was tagged over at what works for us for the 7 things meme. I did the 8 random things meme back in June (my first meme ever!!)... and this appears to be the same thing, only one less! Why? I don't know. But it's the weekend, and I'm tired, and who am I to pass up the chance to tell you 7 random things about me? So here we go...

1. Nowadays when anyone asks me if I want to do anything, I answer "no, I have to learn Italian." This is what trying to memorize an opera will do to you. But truly, I am not learning Italian. I am memorizing seemingly random syllables. In harmony. And that is much, much harder.

2. Fall is my favorite season. All you Northerners who are posting leaf pictures are filling my soul and making me extremely jealous all at the same time. But this week I finally got to break out the long pants and long sleeves.

3. Today we carved our pumpkins. I was the only person in my family brave enough to stick my hand in the pumpkin to clean it out, so I had to clean out all three pumpkins. And I made the holes WAY too small. So, here is my public service announcement, in case you haven't yet carved your pumpkins this year. Make the hole largish... and don't forget to angle it so that the lid will fit on top and not fall in (ahem).

4. For years whenever my daughter saw an image of the Statue of Liberty she would say "Look Mommy! It's YOU!" You can see why here and here

5. I hate reality TV, except that I was addicted to Grease: You're the One That I Want. I voted for Max and Laura. My husband laughed at me. You can laugh, too.

6. I have a polka dot bathroom. I love it.

7. I am trying to give up Soda (which I called "Pop" while growing up, but began calling Soda when I lived in Philly because I was tired of explaining myself and/or being made fun of). It is not going well.

I am going to tag 7 bloggers who are fairly new to visiting my blog. If you want to do this, then fabulous. If not... whatever. Tagging: Amanda at Nurses Rock, Heidi at Viking Conquest, Kathryn at Seeking Sanity, Just Seeking (at) 15 minutes of peace, Alex Elliot at Formula Fed and Flexible Parenting, Heidi at Hydes Like Us, and Victoria at Best To Keep Your Eyes Open (who's blog name reminds me of this random guy my best friend and I heard on the radio once, driving from NYC to Philly, who said "you have to keep your eyes PEELED" in the funniest voice, and that is the ONLY way I can say it now, and my daughter says it that way, too. So that is an 8th random fact for you, as a little bonus)

AND... as I went over to What Works for Us to grab the link for the meme, I discovered she had given me an award as well. Blush. I would like to thank the academy... er... whoever that might be, and just say "You Like Me! You Really Like me!"


This was started at the Sultana blog, who said, "I wanted the award to say - this is a person who reaches out and makes my blogger community a better one." At Cellobella’s request, I’ll email her (cellobella at gmail dot com) to add my nominee to her blogroll.

I am going to pass this award on to Jen M. at Get in The Car! who makes the blogging community and the world at large better through her always inspiring Philanthropy Thursdays. And when she's not changing the world (and often when she is) she's REALLY funny, too.

Whew. And finally... a gift. AGES ago Alpha Dogma wrote a letter to someone asking to be her new BFF, and I said that I wanted to be AD's new BFF, and she said OK, and that maybe we could wear friendship bracelets, and so I made us some bracelets. Finally. (this would have been much, much funnier about a month ago when I first intended to do this, but in case you missed random fact number one, I've been learning Italian, so back off, OK?) And AD, if you want to e-mail me with your address, I'll be happy to mail one to you, or, you can just wear the virtual version. Here they are:

And here I am making them.

Tying them to your toe is the official camp way of making them. Trust me. Making them while watching Desperate Housewives and drinking wine is the adult twist on that old theme.

28 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Love the pix in # 4, and can totally see why your daughter thinks you ARE Mrs. Liberty. She'll be so proud when she goes to NYC!

The bracelets are too cute.

Thanks for the meme. Have a good Sunday.

Heidi :)

slouching mom said...

Ooh! Post a picture of your polka dot bathroom! Please?

Beck said...

Tied to your TOE? REALLY? Well.
And I love polka dots. EXCELLENT.

Rimarama said...

Congratulations on your bling-bling, Lady Liberty!

And I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday evening than drinking wine and watching Housewives with a friendship bracelet tied to my toe ;)

Furrow said...

Hey! look at you on a book cover! cool.

You have pretty feet. Or, at least, that one is pretty. Maybe the other one isn't, and that's why you only photographed the right one. Poor left foot. You should be nice to your poor, homely left foot.

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thailandchani said...

If you figure out a way to quit soda, let me know, eh? :)

Jennifer said...

My "baby's room" (through two infants and is now my toddler son's room) is polka dot. I love it -- makes me happy every time I walk in. Post a bathroom picture!

And I did give up soda, twice: my first two pregnancies. It was torture. I cut way back with #3 but didn't give it up completely. And now? Addited again. *sigh*. Better luck to you!

Heidi Hyde said...

Cool! That sounds like fun! And yes- you're absolutely right about tying the bracelet to your toe. (Just an aside- I used to have a tackle box filled with the different colors of thread. Right on.)

-HH

Suz said...

Oooh! I want to see the polka-dots too! And thanks for linking to so many cool blogs.

Kathryn said...

Oooo. Pretty toes!
Love the Lady Liberty photos! You look great! What is with all the !!!!!?

Thanks for the meme. So fun! You are the first person to tag me. Yipskip!

Have a great Sunday!

(again with the !!?)

Julie Pippert said...

Love your answers.

In the event of forgetting number 3? Toothpicks. :)

Northerners probably do not need to worry about this as temps are cool enough that they are scratching heads wondering WTF? LOL

Julie
Using My Words

thirtysomething said...

Polka dots. How cool. Please show us.
~smile~

Karen said...

ah, polka dots, friendship bracelets and Grease - all in one post! Amazing!

niobe said...

I'm with everyone else on wanting to see the polka dots. Since I'm too scared to paint my walls anything but white, I love seeing other people's more adventurous approaches to decorating.

Aliki2006 said...

I LOVE the Statue of Liberty pics!!!

And tied to the toe? Wow...

Magpie said...

Where's the wine in that foot picture??

#4 is funny. We drive by a Catholic church all the time and my child thinks the Mary looks like me. (http://magpiemusing.blogspot.com/2006/10/saintly.html)

Alpha DogMa said...

You are so wise. AND SO FRICKIN' TALENTED! With the loveliest toes! I'm all squeally I'm so tickled,
Your BFF,
Al

the dragonfly said...

I love your polka dot bathroom too!!

And you're so right about the official camp way to make friendship bracelets. :)

Badness Jones said...

I've been your comments on other sites and finally made it over! So glad I did. You and your daughter are SO cute in your costumes - I can't believe the effort you put in. I just recycled an old bridesmaid dress (my sister SWORE I'd want to wear a shiny strapless ballgown again, how right she was!) and the girlie 'decorated' me with princess baubles from her collection.

susiej said...

What a well-manicured foot you have. How did you find time for that.. and the jewelry. Congratulations on the award. I call it pop too -- still. That's what it is? I gave it up in pregnancy 11 years ago, and I truly, cannot drink a whole can now. Too sweet.

WorksForMom said...

A polka dot bathroom? How fun! I'd LOVE to see a shot of that someday!

linda-sands.com said...

SHould we be talking about Philly? I lived in Schwenksville-- until I got tired of the jokes-- weirdest thing: having to buy beer by the case at the beer store. I find it difficult to commit to 24 of the same anythings.

Christine said...

i am jealous of your polka dot bathroom.

and congrats on the much deserved award!

carrie said...

I would NEVER laugh at you for the Grease thing. NEVER.

I love the bracelets. I had forgotton all about those. Oh, for the love of embroidery thread in thousands of colors!

Amy York said...

Loved this...
And from now on, you will be forever pictured in my mind as the Statue of Liberty. It suits you though!

I'd love to see a pic of your polka dot bathroom :) :)

Chaotic Joy said...

I am sorry but I couldn't get past...YOU HAVE A POLKA DOT BATHROOM?? Oh you are totally my hero. I have always wanted to do this. Any chance I can see pics?

Jen M. said...

First - love your nail polish. Second - THANK YOU SO MUCH for the award. You are so awesome.