Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lady Lisette has graced me with an award...

...Which I mostly humbly accept :)  Merci beaucoup, Lisette!

The rules after accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post
2. Share 7 things about yourself 
3. Pass this award along to recently discovered blogs

Ok, here's seven things about me you probably didn't know:

1. I was a seriously ugly baby.  True story: My family and I were cleaning out my grandfather's house after he passed away and I happened upon a picture of a baby on one of the mantles.  I pick it up and begin to ask my father who they horribly ugly baby was, the face was all smashed up, and sweet jeezus, look at that mess of hair.  My father about peed himself.  He said, with tears rolling down his cheeks, "That's you."  That picture is now proudly displayed on my bookcase.
(This is not the photo, but you can see some of the craziness that was going on with my face).

2.  I have been obsessed with the BBC Drama "North and South" for the last two weeks.  No, not the one with Patrick Swayze - the one with Richard Armitage.  The first time I saw it, I broke out into a sweat during the train scene.


3.  I am crazy allergic to MSG.  Before I eat something that I don't recognize, I have to check the label (so that rules out some potato chips, boxed potatoes, frozen meals, Ramen noodles, Chef Boy R Dee, etc).  I'm careful in restaurants to avoid fish, peanut, and "special" sauces.  If I happen to eat some, the resulting headache will occur based on the concentration I've consumed.  I once tried a bite of my friend's Chinese food and it gave me a blinding migraine. I ended up on my bathroom floor in agony.  It's an annoying allergy, but I work around it pretty well.

4.  I grew up wanting to be a tornado chaser.  If money hadn't been an issue (oh, in-state tuition, you big silly you), I may have tried to get into a meteorology program in Oklahoma.  If this whole career in Human Resources doesn't pan out, I might just end up going in that direction.

5. I have a fear of escalators.  I blame it on Rescue 911 (that show also had a tornado episode...interesting).

6.  I may or may not be running the marathon ... my left leg is feeling pretty stabby, and I nearly wiped out today trying to run across the street.  I get an "injury assessment" tomorrow, so let's hope it's not a stress fracture, shall we? I can live with missing the marathon, but not the Princess Half Marathon!

7.  I love being on time or early for functions/get togethers/etc. My college professor said it best: "If you're early, you're on time.  If you're on time, you're late.  If you're late, don't bother coming in." I truly believe that and make every effort to be "on time" when I am going somewhere. 

Many thanks to the Lady Lisette for giving me an award (little does she know that I am going to hug/tackle her if I see her in NYC!!)

Speaking of NYC...


Holy wow oh jeeeez.

I've been randomly breaking out into laughter.  Rob thinks I am crazy, but I am simply imagining all the insanity that is going to happen and the resulting joy.  He totally gets it: I went to buy something (I didn't need) and he said, "That could be $10 you spend on fabric in NYC."  *Boom* $10 goes back in my wallet.  Love that man and his practical thinking :)

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and having the most epic day ever!!

And for the lovely bloggers who I am passing this award on to...

House of Pinheiro
Jodi of Jodiewodes
Charlotte of Heart's Cottage Vintage Sewing
and Becky of Becky and the Beanstalk


  1. OH MY HEAVENS, THE TRAIN SCENE!!!! Is Richard Armitage not the most swoon-inducing man ever? The "Look back at me..." scene gets me every time, as well. He was also Guy of Gisborne on BBC's Robin Hood and it was really hard not to root for him ending up with Marian, after my years of N&S love.

  2. Big smile on my face at #2 on the list - Richard Armitage, ooo, ooo! I've also been obsessed with N&S ever since I discovered it a month ago, so I have 2 weeks on you ;) Not sure how it took me all these years to discover it seeing as how much I love BBC period dramas, but I've already seen it multiple times, never gets old. Have to thank the sewing blogosphere for introducing me to it. If I were going to NYC on Friday we'd have to chat about N&S for sure :)

    OK, clearly you've hit on a favorite topic of mine so I need to stop rambling. Now. But first! Check out Richard Armitage telling children bedtime stories - he is adorable, and I've never actually used that word for a guy!!

    P.S. I thought in #4 you said "tomato" chaser at first. Yeah, it's late over here...!

    P.P.S. Hope your leg feels better so you can run for gold! And have a blast in NYC!!

  3. OMG, that might have been my longest blog comment ever. Oops! I blame it on N&S :)

  4. Oh my goodness, I LOVED Rescue 911 was a child. I'm pretty sure I still have a few episodes recorded on VHS around here somewhere, lol.

  5. I applaud the ability for you to continue to keep up your blog AND sewing projects... I can't seem to do either! I think there needs to be more time in the day! Maybe I should quit my job ;)

  6. "I grew up wanting to be a tornado chaser... If this whole career in Human Resources doesn't pan out, I might just end up going in that direction."

    hahahah. Going in a new direction as a tornado chaser? I like it. It's almost a pun. Made me laugh this morning!

    I like your writing style, it always feels like you are only talking to the reader.

  7. YES!! LOVE North and South and THAT LOOK! Oh, if only my husband would look at me like that ;)

  8. well done for the award!
    I can not believe it but I bought the North and South dvd to take on holiday, I swooned all week!

  9. me??? ohhhh thanks amazing Hun.
    I totaly love the 7 things you wroteabout you ad wil think of very interesting things to say too!
    Have amazing fun in NYC and go to MOOD fabrics !

  10. RESCUE 911! OMG! Awesomeness.

    (Also, technically an allergic reaction to MSG causes a cluster headache, not a migraine. At which clarification from my allergist I queried, "And the difference being...? Because my head feels like I'm going to have to kill people." He had no answer. I thought I'd share this joyful with you, so you too can be highly annoyed by your non-migraine HEAD OF DEATH.

    No. I'm not bitter.)