Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tag...you're it!!

Over a week ago, Jenn of Sweet Pea Stitches tagged me to post seven weird or random things about myself. I don't know how many times I've added and deleted stuff to this list. I either sound like a nutjob or really boring. Here are my final answers. (And, thanks for tagging me, Jenn! Sorry it took me so long to post this.)

1. I'm not into coin collecting but I have been saving one of each of the state quarters. Except I have several California ones because that's where I live and I have a few Wisconsin quarters because there's a cow and cheese on it and I like cows and I like cheese.

2. I peel mushrooms. Not all kinds but always the white or button variety. I don't know why. I just do it.

3. Whenever I get my plastic bobbin of DMC 666 embroidery floss out of the box, I can always hear Gregory Peck yelling "Damien!" in my head. (Hmm. I hear voices and I peel mushrooms. Hello, freak girl.)

4. I collect postcards. I buy them when I go places and I save the ones that people send to me. They're kept in a cardboard box and bundled by category: "Phila 1972" or "From Susan" or "Bought at flea market 2006." I wish the rest of my life was as organized as my postcards and my floss box.

5. I couldn't live without iced tea. It has to be unsweetened and cannot be herbal. My current favorite is Tazo, which is what they serve at Starbucks, but I buy tea bags from Cooking.com and make it by the pitcher at home.

6. I'm more about reading craft blogs and saving patterns and instructions than to actually making anything. My mom recently gave me a plain pink pillowcase that she didn't want anymore and I thought I'd embroider it. Do you think I could decide what to stitch on it? There are so many free patterns out there, plus I have some that I bought, that I was having a lot of trouble trying to choose one. That's insane. (Memo to self: if you embroidered more often instead of just collecting patterns, you wouldn't be having a mental breakdown over trying to choose a design to stitch.)

7. I used to be lucky at winning stuff from radio stations. Once, I won seven pairs of tickets. Another time, I won $106.70 (the station was at 106.7 on the dial). And another time, I won 100 cds from them. I had to go to the radio station, look through books of album titles, and pick the ones I wanted. I later sold many of them when I was strapped for cash. How sad is that?

And, now here are the rules for this thing:

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.

2. Post THE RULES on your blog.

3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.

4. Tag 7 people and link to them

5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

I am tagging Michelle, Kim, Tess, Amy, Nicole, Kellie, and Emily.

Edited to add: This is post #333 and you know what that is: half of 666. Damien!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's an AWESOME list!!! I have weird thoughts about the 666 floss too and think it's funny that it's bright red. Sometimes I wonder why they didn't skip that number the same way some hotels skip # 13 when numbering their floors.

You're the first person I've ever heard that peels mushrooms.

And I am OBSESSED with postcards. It works in nicely to my obsession with gift shops - I buy postcards everywhere we go. I always send at least 2 - one to each grandmother-in-law. But I always buy some for us - I use them when I put together our scrapbook/photo albums.

Nicole said...

Thanks, Patty! I haven't been blogging log enough to despise the tag thing yet. I actually really think it's neat (and it makes me feel special to be picked!) I'll be posting my tag in the next few days.

Loved your "facts" because they made me giggle.

Kellie said...

I can't remember who I've said this too so If I'm repeating myself forgive me. I'm aging, you know!

Anyway, If I sepnt half the time MAKING the things I sit online all night looking for inspiration to make,they would be piled to the ceiling. Instead I have a million bookmarks and en empty craft table. And don't even get me started on patterns. I can't even really sew but I've collected two baskets full!

Why do we do that?