Thursday, August 09, 2007

Not that you asked....

I mosied on over to my cutiebug friend's, Karyn, blog and was reading about some little known facts of hers, when lo and behold, at the end, she 'tagged' me. I'm to list some random bits of info about me that might otherwise go unknown. Moi?? Unknown facts about me?!?! I'm pretty much an open book, so this seems a bit challenging, however; I'll see what tempting little bits of info I can muster up that will just knock your socks off... lol! Not!

Fact #1: I have a thing about new magazines. Nobody...and I do mean NOBODY can look at them before I do. They can't even just open them to briefly scan through the pages!! For some reason, a new book or magazine is like a present for me, and only me, to open. If someone flips through it or starts to look at a headline or something, I feel violated and I will go to any extreme to let them know... put that down! I almost wrang a cashier's throat when she picked up my magazine and started leafing through it as she checked out my merchandise!!! After I'm done with it, I don't care who looks at it. Just don't mess with my new magazine! Ask my friend, Julie, about this little idosyncrasy.... poor girl!

Fact #2: (those who are faint of heart should skip this item and go on to #3) I own a .357 magnum. And I'm a good aim with it. I also own a Diablo recurve bow with a set of arrows and turkey fletchings. I'm a good aim with it, too. I had the chance to field-dress an elk two autumn's ago...and did! Even carried the heart down to the cabin. I don't hunt and never plan on it, but there is a bit of a 'rogue' element in my make-up.

Fact #3: I love planes! I have an aviation radio that allows you to hear the pilots talk with air traffic controllers and othe pilots on different frequencies. I love to park at the airport, turn on the radio and listen and watch as the planes take off and land. I find the airport facinating! I absolutely love to fly!! For me, half the fun of going somewhere is going to the airport and flying!!

Fact #4: John Mellencamp makes me ornery, Sting makes me romantic, Bob Seger makes me wistful and Lynyrd Skynyrd has me gettin' jiggy all night long!

Fact #5: I have never been to New York. I know I'm only one of about 7 people in the country who can make that claim, but I never have. Would love to go. Doubt if I'll make it. But think it would be a great city to be a part of!

Fact #6: I have always been 'crafty'....and it started with a love of coloring when I was 3. You name it, chances are I've done it... ceramics, painting, drawing, macrame', decopage', sewing (heck, I even made my own wedding dress and veil!), knitting, quilting, crochet, cross-stitch, wood carving, glass art, soldering, jewerly making, paper arts, book making, stenciling, beading, candle making, floral arranging, stamping, embossing, needlepoint, crewel, wreath making (literally! with real grape vines pilferred from an abandonded house!).... it's just always been a part of my life.

Fact #7: Favorite birthday cake? Vanilla cake, white buttercream frosting with yellow roses.
Bar none.

Fact #8: I love to drive! When I turned 8 years old, I jumped up and down in my kitchen and yelling 'Yeah! I'm 8!!' When my dad asked my why I was soooo excited, I yelled, 'Cuz I'm half way to 16 and getting my driver's license!' He rolled his eyes. And yet, he'd set me on his lap behind the steering wheel of our green Ninety-Eight Oldsmobile and let me drive the country roads in Ohio. Now, I like nothing better than 'running the roads' of Arizona. I just love to drive!

Fact #9: I love Yankee Candles. Especially the ones that come out at this time of year...for Fall. I was there the other day...oh my! Cider Donut! Ginger Shortbread! I could spend a fortune, I tell ya, in there! But I was a good girl. I left without buying a thing. But, oh how I do love them!

Fact #10: I sweeten my coffee with honey. Learned that while spending the summers at my Grandma's house up in Iron Springs. Hot coffee, a blob of honey stirred in it, and topped with half-n-half. The best!

Well, there you have it. That's about as good as this mush brain can muster up. Now, I believe it is MY turn to tag... sooo... Jolene and Sadira --- TAG! YOU'RE IT!! : )


Chickenbells said... the not so well known fact about you! I have never fired a gun, I love shooting arrows though...and I have indeed been to NY! I love NY, and if you ever want to venture out there...I would love to go with you! Now that would be a fun trip.

Lynyrd Skynyrd was just up here in concert. A friend of mine went, said it was a great show, but she'd never seen so many rocker sluts over the age of 40 (oh my)

Thank you for tagging me! I will work on this and put it up on Sat. maybe...inbetween sleeping and relaxing...

Simplicity Wins said...

Yes! I totally used to play flashlight tag!!! I forgot all about that. I loved all your random bits..I definitly learned a few things about you my dear friend. Thanks for playing along!
P.S. I would love to go to NY with you, I'll show you all around (but won't make you walk everwhere, and its not very hilly like Seattle;)

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