The Beautiful Blogger, The Sadder But Wiser Girl thought it would be a hoot to know more about my Nutty.
She tagged me in the newest go round of the Facebook trend of yesteryear, 25 Things About Me.
What is that you say?
Oh, I just knew you were dying to peel back another layer of this Nut, aren’t you sweet!
So without further ado, here are the questions I answered.
1. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
I tripped out of the redwoods. No literally. I was born in the lovely little logging town hidden behind some of the tallest trees you have ever seen. The one and only (thank heavens, the world could not take another old hippy town of) Eureka, California. Yes, that’s in Humboldt County. That’s why I’m such a trip, it’s in the air up there.
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE?
My mother claims that I am not. However, I beg to differ! My Auntie had a Scottish Terrier that was several years older than I. Funny how the dog and I had the same name. Hmmm. Shall I whip out my fictitious degree in some impressive science and show you how that one is linked? The dog Ma? Really?!
3. IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?
We seem to have acquired 4 kids so far. Although I have a few extra that seem to be trying to move in.
4. HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE?
7 fur people and a bunch of fish that probably need to be fed. I am not a good fish parent.
5. YOUR WORST INJURY?
Skull fracture but that’s a tale all unto it’s self.
6. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can fold my tongue backwards and hold it there by it’s self. Behold my powers!
I have the amazing ability to leap to conclusions in a single bound but on the flip side I could see the bright side of a plague. Freaky huh.
I can read my husbands mind. No kidding, the Handsome Prince and I tease that we’re psychically linked. It’s kinda like we work from one collective brain sometimes. Maybe it just so many years and being so intertwined it’s hard to know where we each stop and begin. He weirdly physically feels my pain at times and will come home yelling at me to take care of my shoulder because it’s killing him. Maybe a case study of the nutty needs be done OR dude maybe I’m missing my calling and should be phoning the physic friends network.
Oddly but if you had to be lost and survive for several days off the land, you might want me with you. I’m the dork that loves to read survival guides and grew up backpacking with bare minimums. I actually think the being lost scenario would be a blast for a few weeks at least.
7. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO BAKE?
Cookies but baking in general, as a whole is a favorite. I bake every day. Not kidding, every single day because it’s an awesome way to love on people, relieve tension and just be creative.
I know, what a snore fest I am. Hang in there!
8. FAVORITE FAST FOOD?
I am hopelessly addicted to street tacos of the food truck variety. If you have not yet taken your life in your hands for a few savory tacos you have not lived. On a food truck if you can’t say it, don’t order it, you can thank me later.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I have several times. That’s right… I was once almost cool!
10. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their lips. I have a lot of trouble hearing so I fill in the gaps by reading lips.
11. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Yesterday. I was watching a movie and Yellow Dog came home. Like a boob, I did my part to solidify stereo types by sniveling my joy and getting laughed at by my Handsome Prince that might be thinking it’s time to seek medication.
12. ANY CURRENT WORRIES?
I have to work at not being a worry wort. Some of our sources of income are more seasonal and others fluctuate too so making sure we have enough money to keep everything and everyone going is one of those things you know you are getting into with being small business owners. Sigh. We have a comfortable home, running water, lights, good food, mostly healthy, comfy cars that run well and we love what we do. Life is good.
13. NAME 3 DRINKS THAT YOU DRINK REGULARLY:
Dr. Pepper, Coffee and Water. So very fascinating huh. Sorry.
14. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
We do not have all day and I simply could not pair it down beyond one representative from each genre. I’m a serious bookworm. Book-o-holic. Literary hoarder.
If you are not a book person and I had to make you read one book well then that would be easy…
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
15. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PIRATE?
I could totally dig being a pirate. I love the ocean and would be happy to just set sail for the rest of my days. I don’t know so much about the drunken murderous rampages part. I very seldom drink alcohol.. now. I don’t want to stab anyone. I don’t want to spear them, impale, gut, gash them or burn down towns. I don’t mind the hard work out in the sea air but I’d have to invest in a bunch of deodorant for all because I don’t want to be stuck working all day with a bunch of seawater bathers with B.O. Otherwise, sign me up.
I’d rather be a mermaid though. Or a Caticorn!
It’s a Dome Life makes me want to jump in her paintings.
16. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Forest after rain, cookies baking, orange trees blossoming, Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil, babies slathered in lotion fresh from a bath and gas… the kind you put in your car freaky people.
17. WHY DO YOU BLOG?
I’ve done gone and answered this one already because I just knew you were dying to know what makes this nut job provide this wacky public service. View it HERE please.
Oh please please like I wasn’t going to drop at least one link to pump my page views xo
While you are at it. Vote for me at the bottom of the page because it’s the only way I continue my rock star fantasies. Thank you.
Carrying on from that outburst, we’re at number…
18. WHAT SONG DO YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Oh Oh I know this one! I’ve already planned my funeral. Stop looking at me funny Judgey McJudgerton. You’d thank someone who kicked the bucket with a plan, trust me. Plus then I get the last laugh.
Oh yes, come dressed in your most eccentric early American thrift store get up and be prepared to rock the faux fur while opening the fiesta with a sing along. The whole rotten 5 of ya there get to rejoice in song together…
19. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My teeth. Good golly I’ve had nothing but trouble. The only cosmetic work I believe I would ever leap into the chair to fix. Perfectly veneered chompers are on my lotto list.
20. FAVORITE HOBBY?
Reading, hiking, cooking and camping which I guess includes dirt bikes too. If it’s outdoorsy and kinda nerdy, I’m there.
21. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND?
I look for someone that is respectful of themselves and others. Those people are usually very kind, honest and trust worthy people. I really enjoy surrounding myself with people who work hard and build each other up. I like people who share the highs and the lows because that’s who we are. Real people just trying to do our best. I like thinkers and people hell bent to make a positive change.
22. NAME SOMETHING YOU’VE DONE THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D DO:
I never thought I’d be married to my best friend, doing things that make me so happy for a living, in a cute little house in sleepy suburbia.
I never thought I’d own cats. Our fur pile is SOOOOO worth the wait to find a hypo allergenic cat that didn’t cost a zillion bucks.
23. FAVORITE FUN THINGS TO DO?
Watching my family do activities and taking pictures.Museums. Painting. Writing. Dreaming. Reading. Plotting to overthrow the world… okay maybe not so much. Editing photographs I took. Watching old movies and dreaming with The Handsome Prince. Camping and dirt bike riding with the family. Swimming on a hot summer day. Disneyland on a weekday in the off season. Laying on my roof and sketching the clouds above. Taking pictures while hiking. Curling up to read my favorite blogs with just the right cup of coffee.
24. ANY PET PEEVES?
I loathe people who don’t return their shopping cart to the return. We even have a family song we made up that we passive aggressively sing at you.
I really can’t stand uggs and booty shorts together. Be clear what climate you are dressing for please. I know I live in the land of Hollyweird but there is nothing bootylishious about that attire choice.
I can’t stand it when people chew gum and talk. Okay, pretend you can’t hear the person speaking so your trying to read their lips to make it out. Now, they happen to be chewing somewhat like a cow as they speak. Good luck to ya. Welcome to what I end up making out of it. Your sprinklers sale button green dog with her lid? I love when stores don’t allow their employees to chew gum. I’m such a freakin’ kill joy, eh?
25. WHAT’S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU LAUGH?
I opened the front door and startled the playing pack of kittens. All four got the electric fur poof from head to tail. Their little furry bodies arched up like a Halloween scary cat pose. Then each started hissing while crab hopping sideways in their frozen arched state. Slamming into one another before taking their little poofy selves fleeing every which way to hide until the coast was clear. The dog had become a hiding spot for little Bellatrix, who was looking out from under dog wearing one side of the big Labrador’s lip like a hat. These fur bags are too much!
Now we have arrived at that HIGHLY anticipated event….
Quick tie them up and force them to eat cookies!
Now I am suppose to tag people to play along but I’m a rule breaker!
There’s a lot of great projects going on that are keeping people busy so I’d like to extend the invite to join in to anyone that would like to play along!
Please leave me the link to your 25 things post so I can promote you and spread the word about how awesome you are!! I can’t wait to learn more about you!