Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Almost forgot! I've been tagged....

With all the Craft Pad excitement, I almost forgot that Diane tagged me the other day! The only other meme I've done got me all nervous and feeling dorky. This one is the same! Argh!

But I'm going for it. And then I'm tagging seven more people, 'cause nothing soothes the fear of revealing seven random things about yourself than making other people join in the hell fun.

Seven Random Things ... in a Random Order

I have one older sister, and we are four years and four days apart. For most of my life, I thought all siblings were spaced that way: 3 years and 3 days, 3 years and 2 days, 10 years and 10 days. I just thought that you were how many ever years and that many days apart.

I went to Space Camp in 1987. Yes, it was a cool as you think it would be. They had french fries shaped like space shuttles.

I love to play Mah Jongg. My mom taught me about 8 years ago, and gave me my own set when I was pregnant with my daughter. I rarely get to play, but I love it when I do. I can literally sit and play for 6+ hours straight. It's something I'm really looking forward to doing when I'm in a retirement home some day. I'm gonna kick ass in the retirement home. I'm banking on that.

I used to want to get a tattoo of the Hang Ten feet on my hip. I don't know why, and I'm really, really glad I resisted that impulse.

I used to swear up and down and right and left that I was in no way crafty - that I was the opposite of crafty - that I would never be "that lady wandering the craft store aisles late at night." Yeah ... I'm so that person now. In the same vein, I'd like to say I'm not skinny or hot and will never be that skinny hot chick with nice clothes. Ever. (since I apparently turn into the opposite of what I think I'll become).

When I was in high school and college, I dreamed of moving off to New York City and working for Sassy magazine (I still have most of my old copies of Sassy). If I were to apply for this show, I'd ask to work for a magazine.

My husband and I have lyrics from The Cure "Love Song" engraved in our wedding bands. (go ahead and say it, we know we are dorks)

Whew. Got through it ... now who to pick ....

Kari - she makes me laugh on a daily basis, and I love her for that

Kritty - a pal from the Creative Mom Podcast circle who makes beautiful jewelry

Kellie - a friend from high school with whom I'd been out of touch until the first of this year. We found each other through Facebook and were over-the-top delighted to learn that we are both crafty as all get out. Her husband's blog is also HI-larious.

Stacy - I became a huge fan of her blog when I found it while researching for the Burda News Feed. Now she writes with me for them and she is awesome! It's been a blast getting to know her and working with her.

Gina - remember the I Love Lucy pillow from my embroidery post back in January? She's the genius behind it. Her blog has great daily themes that are loads of fun.

Amy - I met Amy through the Flickr Embroidery Group (dang, I love the Internet!). She does the most meticulous, perfect stitching, and she's even been doing the stitching for the samples on the Sublime Stitching Web site! She's awesome (and she has the most amazing tattoo on her arm - I'm so jealous.)

Sarah - Another pal from the Creative Mom Podcast Circle. I know I could never homeschool, but I love hearing about what cool things Sarah is doing with her kids. I like to live vicariously through her. She's become an amazing watercolor artist over the last year, and she's training for a half marathon in Budapest. Yeah, she's cool like that.

You guys are ON!


  1. At the risk of sounding like a complete dork:
    Oh my god!
    At one time, my two dreams in life were to
    1) Go to Space Camp (I can't believe you actually went!).
    2) Work at Sassy!
    I was devastated when Sassy magazine moved to LA and changed into a fluff magazine and then met its demise.

  2. Good times! I'll get to this over the weekend. Thanks for thinking about me. :)

  3. I just re-read your random facts, and I love the one about the hang ten tattoo. So funny. :)

  4. OMG, I love the wedding band thing. I think you're cool! :)


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