Wednesday, February 13, 2013

versatilely yours

The always interesting Judy,Judy,Judy over at Novel Truths nominated me for a Versatile Blogger award.  I don't think I've ever been nominated for an award before!  Thanks, Judy!  (and by the way she is a much more Versatile Blogger than I am).  The rules of the award are that you link to the award page, nominate up to 15 additional bloggers for the award, and list seven things about yourself for anyone who might find you because of the award.  Most of the blogs I follow have already been nominated, so I'm skipping that step.  Here is the link back to the VBA website:

And now the hard part.  Seven things about myself?  Hmmmmm.  If you hang around here much, you may already know a few of these, but I couldn't think of seven entirely new things.

1.  I'm the middle of three daughters, no brothers.  

2. I'm a plodder.  I plod along, dotting every i, crossing every t.  Sometimes this drives me crazy about myself, but I can't seem to help it.

3.  I play the flute. 

4.  I'm an obsessive reader.  I read the backs of cereal boxes, catalogs, cookbooks, the back of the tube of toothpaste.  In the shower I read the back of the shampoo bottle.  I read over people's shoulders on the plane (and I hate it when people do that to me). 

5.  I've read Ulysses.  Three times. (gotta get some mileage out of that somewhere.)

6.  I love road trips.  Also trips by plane and train.  Maybe I should just say:  I love to travel.  On my list for the next three years:  Alaska and Ireland.  Ten year plan:  New Zealand, Spain/Portugal, Morocco, and maybe Kenya.  MadMax really wants to go to Africa for a photo safari.

I'm having a hard time coming up with #7.  Hmmmmm.

7.  I'm afraid of heights.  I never think I am till I get up someplace high, and then I'm paralyzed and can't get down.  I once had to crawl down one of those pyramid tombs in Guatemala.  I couldn't see how high I was on the way up.

there you go. 

1 comment:

  1. You had so much to say and I was on Dan's weekend so I got REALLY behind!

    Okay, hope I can remember it all.

    Yogurt: amazingly cool! Yes, Nancy's is from here (Ken Kesey's brother started it and runs it, to be exact). I very much want to make our own, too. But, like you, we re-use our tubs for everything. In fact, the local joke is that those containers have been called "Eugene Tupperware" for over 40 years.

    Exercising: yeah the after 50 part is VERY difficult, but wow, go you and all of your fabulous work-outs. Super impressive stats.

    No Shampoo: sorry that didn't work our for you, but I am very glad you have a brand you love and that loves you back. (FYI, my hair is oily and thick, and I went with the baking soda plus vinegar/lemon rinse route.)

    E-mailing posts: very clever and what a cool way to get your words up here.

    Chickens: I will NEVER get tired of your pictures or hen updates. Never. (Unless it's bad news, in which case, warn me so I don't accidentally arrive and then have to collapse in a puddle of grief.)

    Valentines: we don't do it. Never have. Barely got through the school years when every class event was a struggle. Cheesecake sounds like a terrific compromise.

    Things About You: I knew some of them (or something about some of them maybe), but thanks for sharing all 7, that was very generous. And interesting.

    Did I forget something? Probably. But at least I'm current.