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50 Questions

Post a pic of yourself & answer the questions...I was tagged by Jennifer/The Enchanted Bobbin

To friends I have tagged: please, no pressure to play along, but passing the it on seems to be part of the game.

1: What are you wearing?

Grubby work clothes. I’m refinishing furniture and painting in my kitchen today. (the picture is from August)

2: Something about you that nobody ever knew?

My team won a medal at the Science Olympiad in high school. My portion was making a thumb piano out of a sardine can. (I had to swipe a tine from my dad's metal rake to make the keys.) Then I had to play the instrument in our "band" and I can't read music (nor was it tuned to any key I know of). But my instrument was so quiet that no one really heard what I played. The research that I did into the origin of the kalimba is what won the medal for our team.

3: Biggest phobias?

I have wicked nightmares a lot lately. So right now I have a phobia for sleep :(

4: How tall are you?

5' 6”

5: Ever been in love?

Yes :)

6: Any tattoos that you want?

I got my first tattoo when I was 23 and I must not have the skin for it. The edges bled and the middle faded. I went for a touch up and it still doesn’t look good. So I’ve ruled out more tats for now. Unless I meet an amazing artist that can convince me that it won’t happen again.

7. Any piercing that you want?

I’ve neglected my earring holes for years and years and I only wear necklaces a handful of times a year. I’m not a jewelry person.

8. Makeouts or cuddling

Makeouts are great but I’d choose cuddling today. I have to beg for one tiny kiss or hug from my 3 year old. He’s in a contrary phase. And I sure do miss the days of lax smooching restrictions with my little boy. I was hoping this day wouldn’t come until he was 14, but it has sadly arrived early…

9. shoe size

9 wide

10. favourite bands

I love Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons.

11. something that you miss

smooching my 3 year old without “no thank you” fits.

12: Favourite song?

"Your Rocky Spine" by the Great Lakes Swimmers

13: How old are you?


14: Zodiac sign?


15: Hair Color?


16: Favourite Quote?

"Twist and become whole. Bend and become straight. Empty out and become full. Expend energy and be renewed." --Tao Te Ching, nearly every word of that book is a favorite quote

17: Favourite singer?

David Gray

18: Favourite colour?

Looking at my fabric stash—definitely green.

19: Loud music or soft?


20: Where do you go when you're sad?

I usually hide in my room.

21: How long does it take you to shower?

About 15 minutes from start of the shower to ready to leave the house. I have it down to a science.

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Those same 15 minutes mentioned above. Unless I skip a shower. Then 2 minutes and I throw on a hat.

23: Ever been in a physical fight?


24: Turn on?


25: Turn off?


26: The reason I joined Flickr?

I used flickr to store photo files for a long time before I found virtual quilting bees. Now I’m on it many times a day.

27: Fears?

Never having enough time to accomplish all of the ideas swimming around in my head. This is seriously anxiety-causing for me.

28: Last thing that made you cry?

Realizing that my developmentally delayed son is lost in his own house. Even with big motivators, he can’t find the kitchen, bathroom or his bedroom without me leading him there. Some days things are tough…

29: Last time you cried?

6 days ago.

30: Meaning behind your url:

That was the tagline for the very first personals ad I put in the paper. It was also my name on dating websites. And that is how I met my husband so I think it worked well for me.

31: Last book you read?

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

32: Last song you listened to?

Probably the Sesame Street Christmas album. My son is obsessed.

33: Last show you watched?

Friday Night Lights—it is a good show to watch when sewing hexies together.

34: Last person you talked to?

My husband. He is out mowing the lawn now.

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

I don’t text much but my brother is really big into texting. I’m pretty sure we had some sort of exchange a few weeks ago.

36: Favourite food?


37: Place you want to visit?

I’m visiting a friend in the Washington DC area next week. I’ve never been there, so I’m excited.

38: Last place you were?

Madison. My son has therapies there every week.

39: Do you have a crush?

I'm currently crushing on the color red. A couple of weeks ago I was crushing on Tom Hardy after watching "Lawless"

40: Last time you kissed someone?

Last night. A kiss from my husband before bed.

41: Last time you were insulted and what was it?

Truly insulted? I can’t remember. I often take innocent exchanges personally and I question my own actions much harsher than anyone else ever could.

42: What colour underwear are you wearing?


43: What colour shirt are you wearing?


44: Are you tired?


45: Wearing any bracelets?


46: Last sport you played?

My husband and I play no boundaries badminton while my son splashed nude in his kiddie pool. That was just a couple of weeks ago but now it is too cold for the kiddie pool.

47: Last song you sang?

“More than Words” at karaoke with my local mom friends 2 nights ago. I had a blast!

48: Last prank call you remember doing?

I don’t know if I’ve ever made a prank call.

49: Last time you hung out with anyone?

Sushi and karaoke night with the ladies on Saturday

50: Do you consider yourself to be approachable?

I'd like to think so. Sometimes I’m shy and then I shut down a little. But in a known setting I’m quite friendly.


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Taken on July 21, 2012