Yor Ryeter over at It Takes 10K has just passed on to me The Versatile Blogger Award. Big thanks to Yor!
- Thank the person who awarded you and link to his/her blog
- Tell 7 random facts about yourself
- Pass the award to 15 new found bloggers
- Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to, and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know you accept it… or not.
Although it’s not what I planned to do today, this award does give me a good excuse to also post all the random photos from our trip. Since they are wonderful in their own right but not enough to base a post around, this will be a good showcase excuse. Also, this gives me freedom to write about absolutely frivolous topics. See number 1.
Random fact #1:
I have always had one main rule for my own style. Good hair and good shoes are like perfect bookends for what is in between. A mediocre outfit is made great by their parentheses.
Random Fact #2:
On that note, of wanting to feel like Natty Gann all the time, it’s pretty obvious that I have a particular love for all things old and dusty. But I’m not sure if folks know just how much more comfortable I feel around vintage things. I can speculate on all the reasons of why perhaps…my time spent in Maine as a kid, surrounded by the early 1900s lifestyle of my relatives and the camp my grandfather built. If reincarnation is the name of the game in a very cliche way, maybe my last past life was in the 30s. Perhaps its because my father is older and infused me with the sensibilities of a different era. I really don’t know, but I do know that during our last antiquing walkabout, I pointed out an old stove to Jeff and said, “See, now this technology just makes sense to me.”, early industrialization still had a stone-age practicality to it. I touch old objects and I feel like a child rinpoche pointing out his objects from his previous incarnation.
Random Fact #3:
All this talk on my blog about “no new plastic” this and “herbal remedy” that, you might think I am a health food fanatic.
Ok, which I am, but what you also might not know is that when I take a road trip, all rules go out the window. Give me my 40 oz Dr. Pepper and can of Pringles, stat.
Random Fact #4:
When I was a kid, I spent many a summer afternoon imagining I was a ground squirrel. I would visualize every minute detail of what it would be like to enter one of their holes, and then run around in the labyrinthine tunnels.
Random Fact #5:
I would really love to be able to proclaim that my primary state of being is one of Love or Compassion.
But honestly my primary emotional experience is Irritation.
Random Fact #6:
I feel like I have known my daughter forever. My surprise at each new development is accompanied by the thought, “Of course.”
Random Fact #7:
I have been in every continental state (except Alaska) as well as Hawaii, but I have never been to Yosemite.
I used to be able to say that about Joshua Tree, until this past week.
Thanks again for awarding me this honor, Yor. Later this week I will list who I am passing it on to. (Watch out Heather, Imma comin’ fer you!).
I would love to hear a random fact about YOU.