My friend Jazzy on Facebook–and of the Funky Blue Dandelion blog–passed along a challenge to share numbered sets of not previously known info about oneself. She “gave” me the number 8. Yikes!
Oooh! I’m with our other friend Kitty about putting myself out there most of the time anyway. Ha! Besides, I doubt if I could scrounge up 8 previously unknown things about me to share that anyone would find remotely interesting. Having said that, I find other people’s minutiae endlessly fascinating. So who knows? Maybe someone else–other than my hubby, of course, ha!–will find me fascinating. Ha! And I’m not usually in the habit of posting personal items on Facebook–except for my story posts, which are very personal to me.
1) My birthday coincides with a national holiday every six years–so when I was six years old, I thought that the family gathered together for me, not for the holiday. Ha! The restaurant we ate at seemed to reinforce this in my mind because they brought me a cupcake with a candle in it. Ha!
2) I wonder if one reason I love milk so much is because my grandfather owned a dairy decades before I was born? As in, around the first part of the last century. No, I’m not that old (Ha!)–but my mother was their youngest child and she married and had us late in life. Ergo, milk is in my blood. Ha! And I still try to find old glass milk jugs from my grandpa’s dairy when I go to flea markets. No luck yet. But here is an example of a milk jug that I do have on a shelf in my dining room as an homage to nostalgia (my image right, filled with white pellets to approximate milk, Ha!).
3) I fell in love with blue and white china (and crockery) when I was a little girl because my maternal grandmother had an old blue and white (faded gray now really, ha!) gravy bowl with a blue handle on it that she served us with. She didn’t cook really–just chicken and noodles, strawberry preserves, and homemade custard. I guess most of the food groups were represented in her limited culinary capacity. Ha! And you know? I still have that crockery gravy bowl (my image right)–and I use it when gravy is called for at family meal gatherings, too.
So, dear readers. Care to share something about yourselves? I see the numbers of views for my posts–and the total number visitors to my blog on any given day–but only a handful of people make comments. And thank you to those faithful commenters! But I would so love to hear from some more of you–even if you are too shy to share a memory and you only say hi, and maybe tell me where in the world that you live. By the way, I’m from Illinois in the U.S.
Cheers! Grati ;->
P.S. Relevant to my fascination with blue, I like a certain man in navy blue plaid, too. Lovely new RA portraits for NY Moves Magazine shared are at Its an RA World blog .I can’t wait to buy that issue of the magazine! I wonder if it will contain apartment photos. I love home furnishings/layouts kinds of articles. Thanks also to Armitage Agonistes for clarifying the Getty images label of “self assignment”. Ha!
P.S. And you knew that I couldn’t let a post go by without a teensy image of Richard Armitage, too. Ha!
Nota Bene: This Richard Armitage image is just for personal expression and to encourage others to buy the NY Moves magazine. The photographer who took this gorgeous portrait of Richard Armitage was Leslie Hassler, New York.