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February 22nd, 2008

I got tagged by Connie, Kris and Emily with a Seven Weird Things about me meme. At least I think it was supposed to be “weird”. Regardless… all things about me are weird - so weird it is. If I had to do a list of just 7 things about me, it would look like this:

1. Umm.
2. Hmmm.
3. I know! Wait. That’s weird.
4. Umm.
5. Ummm.
6. I’ve got something! No, that’s weird too.
7. Umm.

Anyhoo… Seven Weird Things about me:

1. I love clocks. Clocks. Clocks. Clocks. I have them everywhere. There are at least three clocks in every room of my house. Even the garage. I’m not obsessed with time, and I’m usually either early or late - but rarely on time. Go figure.

2. My wardrobe consists of about a dozen white Hane’s beefy pocket t’s. So while it looks like I wear the same t-shirt every day… I’m actually on a rotation cycle. White t, jeans and flip-flops - my daily uniform. Sometimes I mix things up and don a yellow t. The irony in my wardrobe is that I love color so much - I’m passionate about color. Go figure. Again.

BTW… I was THRILLED when Michael Kors was asked about his black t and jeans wardrobe on the reunion episode of Project Runway. So now in my realm of unreality… I AM a fashionista.

3. I’m picky about what I drink my coffee and tea out of. I like delicate china mugs - something with a thin lip. My cup cupboard is divided by his & hers… my girly-cups on one side, DH’s clunky man-mugs on the other side.

4. I have a serious addiction for pens and pencils. What I’m showing is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s more in drawers and baskets. And I can never find just the right one.

5. I love bags, purses, and totes. When I’m oogling fabric my first thought is not what quilt to make… but what kind of bag to make with it (to put the quilt in of course!). A few years ago my mom gave me some of my late grandmother’s old purses, and I was thrilled beyond belief when I discovered an old lipstick that was my Omi’s. It was an ugly shade of 60’s orange (which actually was from the 60’s) - but it brought me to tears when I put some on. It was like my Omi giving me a big fat kiss from heaven.

6. As I said in #2, these are the shoes I wear about 10 months out of the year. If I could go barefoot, I would. And they can’t be ordinary flip-flops… they have to be the el-cheapo Locals brand rubbah-slippas from Hawaii. When we moved to Oregon I packed up about a dozen pairs for a stash. Last year Karen went to Hawaii and I asked her to help me replenish my stash. And we still call them slippers, though I have trained myslef to say flip-flops here on the Mainland.

7. I’ve got a thing for kitchen windows. I love taking photos from my kitchen window… I love seeing photos taken from a kitchen window. I need to search for a flickr group of kitchen window addicts. The sink at our first house in Hawaii had nothing but a big ugly cinder-block wall behind my sink. Our second house had a window with a view of the Ko’olau’s - something I never tired of looking at and washing dishes was actually a treat. My kitchen window now HAD a view of the forest - and then after our big storm last December… I now have a new view of the Coast Range. And sunrises. Fair trade… but I do miss the forest. And I don’t have a photo. Go figure. Again.

So now according to meme law, I must tag 7 bloggers. I hate tagging because I feel like I can’t pick everyone to play on my kickball team. I’ve decided to tag by a theme, so I came up with 7 blogs I don’t need to read to enjoy (even though I do read them). My theme is Eye Candy - Allsorts, Cinderberry Stitches, Grand Revival Designs, Prairie Mouse, Rose Hip, That silly lil’ Doe and Wishful Stitches. Please no pressure to these seven to play along… I tagged you all because I love nibbling on your eye candy!

Thank you Connie, Kris and Emily for tagging me… I had way too much fun with this. Is that weird?

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23 Responses

  1. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    I share that thing about the coffee cup. I thought I was the only one with that particular little fetish. But I make exceptions…like my big white Starbucks mug, well it has a thick lip but the mug is so danged cute and fun that I drink from it. It’s so big I could put two servings in it but I can’t drink it that fast and it gets cold. Out of characters…gotta go



  2. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    do you really want to know!!!! thanks for the tag sp, if it wasn’t raining i would be photographing my beautifully matched pegs!!!
    xxx



  3. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    No wonder your son ended up on a jumbo island — you lived in Hawaii! Loved learning about your quirks — especially the clock and kitchen window ones — you’re a wonderful weirdo!



  4. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    Ooooh, I love me some slippahs and purses too. Can’t get enough of either. I too hate to wear shoes and can’t stand my feet to be all enclosed inside a pair of shoes. Drives me nuts!!! And bags, OMG let me tell you, I think I AM the queen of bags. Guess that’s why I like you we share those two likes plus others I”m sure. LOL!!



  5. The fabulous Sarah Latha allegedly said:

    We call them thongs in Australia



  6. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    You have been very lucky to have some of the wonderful views from your homes!!

    I am with you have love clocks too. Come to think of it I have quite a few quirky ones. Two different cat clocks, cuckoo clock, grandfather clock, various LCD clocks too!



  7. The fabulous Heidi Kaisand allegedly said:

    I love the seven things…I can tell you that I am not a flip-flop fan. I don’t like the piece between my toes. My sneakers or slides are just fine with me. And, I really don’t like going barefoot!



  8. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I’m a pen junkie. Love them. Can’t get enough of them. I buy a new pen (or three) every time I buy a new notebook.



  9. The fabulous dorkyquilts allegedly said:

    This post was so fun and interesting! I think I’ve been here to read it four times. (I loved the lipstick story so much.) And you need to tell me what size Locals you wear. I have connections. I know the greeter at Wal Mart personally, and he can get me into the shoe department just like that! You just gotta know the right people in this life, Monica, the right people….



  10. The fabulous Nanna Jamma allegedly said:

    Love this post! I especially love the part about your Omi’s lipstick - it just about brought me to tears. I wish I still had one of my mama’s lipsticks. It’s something so personal, isn’t it? Your photo of writing instruments is wonderful! I have a thing for pencils that have silly tops on them. We used to call my mil the “Alert Chicken”, and I got her a pencil that had the cutest chicken on the top, which I still have, since mil is no longer with us. I smile every time I look at it. During the spring and summer, I always wear flip-flops - it’s the only way to live!
    I too have a thing for kitchen windows - I love the view from my corner windows in the kitchen, which are right above the sink. I have spent many a happy time at my sink, looking out at my little corner of the world.
    Thanks for sharing, MJM!



  11. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    Love this post! I can just see you in your tee, jeans and flip flops sipping coffee from a dainty cup!



  12. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Love your 7 things list! I am a major clock person..have then all over and the purse/tote thing, I am with you on that one too!



  13. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Hello - I have enjoyed reading your blog since the first day I read it - on the lap top computer in the Tolovana Inn - after getting back from a day trip to Astoria. It was the day of the race across the bridge. I should have said hello then. I went to a quilt shop in Astoria that day.

    Anyway — I was reading your list and I was wondering if you are left handed. I have the same thing about the pens and pencils — I am forever, buying, collecting, sometimes borrowing, pens and pencils - I have quite the collection but they are not quite “right” I think it is much harder to get the right fit when a person is left handed. I am also never very far from a clock. I have one that chimes every fifteen minutes so I can listen for it at night.



  14. The fabulous kristin allegedly said:

    First time to your blog…very swet…good sense of humor…and lovvvvveeeeeeeeeee your colors! Yay….another great blog to read when I should be cleaning my house! Kristin



  15. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Yep, you’re weird, but that’s why we love you!! You’re weird in the good way, not the creepy way. :) tee hee If you came to visit me, today you could maybe wear your slippers since it’s WARM!! 40 degrees. But it’s supposed to snow again later this week. I’m posting my girl on my blog..go check it out. love and B-hugs! :)



  16. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    Fun fun stuff.



  17. The fabulous ambika allegedly said:

    We actually called them thongs growing up. & then the underwear became something that people outside of Brazil wore regularly and calling them that would get me funny stares.

    I just lost my only pair on a recent trip and am wishing I had a stockpile like you.



  18. The fabulous Florence allegedly said:

    I know what you mean about the kitchen window thing - it is always an interesting part of a house to look at, to see what’s kept there and what the washer-upper looks at.



  19. The fabulous kristin allegedly said:

    The more I think about it, the more a uniform sounds really good! Less decisions in a day for sure. Hmmmm, I am going to have to come up with one I think. :0)kristin



  20. The fabulous mandy allegedly said:

    Hi there! I just found your blog and I guess this was a good way to get to know a little bit about you. Thanks for sharing!
    By the way “my name is Mandy and I am a pen junkie.”



  21. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    Hello there tick-tock-loving, comfy uniform-wearing, fashionista-obsessing, delicate china-drinking, pens and pencil-hoarding, rubbah slipah-wearing, bag and purse-toting, flickr group of kitchen window addicts-searching, and definitely…pakalolo-smoking (lol) crazy wahine!!!!!

    Too funny!!!!

    Yeah, you’re stressing me out big time. Hand over the pakalolo, it might help me come up with something inspirational! The pressure, the pressure!!!



  22. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    I am so excited about your 100 list. Are you working on it now?

    What about now?

    Are you working on it yet?

    It’s been two seconds…have you started?



  23. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Great post! Beats the heck out of the seven things I just squeezed out. So glad you found my blog and left a comment ’cause now I’ve found yours and will bookmark you so I don’t miss anything in the future. Love everything I see here!! :-)



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