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I've been tagged twice...

Okay, so I have been tagged twice now, so I guess it is time to tell you seven things about me you may not know.  My taggers are Kaye Husko and Torch By NIght.  Hummm…

1.  I love making beads, but don’t really care for making jewelry.  I get frustrated way too easily and almost never wear jewelry, so why bother?

2.  While I love to read and will read almost anything, I love paranormal and fantasy, with a romantic element.  I am almost done writing one.  I’d love to be a published writer, in addition to a bead maker.

3.  I usually speak without thinking and sometimes put my both feet in my mouth.  Oops. This is why I enjoy online communication.  I get a chance to reread what I’ve typed.

4.  I hate shopping.  All shopping.  I’d rather shop online, even for clothes.  And the last time I was in a Lowes, I swear I almost passed out.  I really, really dislike that place.

5.  I actually admitted to two of my high school girlfriends I watch Gossip Girls.  Of course one of them admitted it first and now I am telling all of you.

6.  I am a known plant killer, even cactus.

7.  I actually do work in my pajamas.

Now I am suppose to tag seven more people.

Fay Katherine

Smgdesigns

Suzanne

llga.blogspot.com

Kari Carrigan

Nvalentine

Jcherrell

A Brand New Room!

This last week the guest room got a make over.  We are calling it the guest room, but really it is MY room.  I am thinking of moving in there.  Poor Greg, he’ll never see me anymore.

So here is the before picture (and let me just say, I Hated this room.  Really.  Couldn’t stand it.  Never went in it.  I think I was actually a little afraid of it.  And the indoor outdoor carpet the previous owners put in had stains and smelled Bad.  You get the picture.  I HATED this room.)

Yes, the room is a bowling alley.  It’s something like 6 feet wide and 28 feet long.  It use to be the back porch in a previous life.  I think the previous owners used it as an office, judging by the insane amount of cable and electrical outlets it had.  And the florescent six feet long shop lights.  ICK!

Okay, so this is the transformation:

Greg built the cozy nook and put in the carpet and I painted every square inch of the room.  It took me three straight days and man o man, was I tired when I was done.  I don’t mind painting one bit, but all that raw wood just sucked up the paint and it took forever.

But I am very pleased, as is my dog Disney.  She thinks it is the best room in the house.  She just likes the carpet.  The rest of the house is hardwood floors.  She’s slips around a lot on them.  She LOVES carpet.  So it’s my retreat/reading room now and clearly my favorite place in the house.  My favorite room use to be my office.  A very soothing sage green room, complete with my desk top computer.  Sorry office, you’ve been upstaged.  :-)

Just checkin in...

I loved watching the Olympics, but man am I glad they are over.  They took over my life for the last two weeks.  I stayed up late practically every night, got up late the next day, crammed in some lampworking and some writing and then was back glued to the television.  I cheered on the swimmers, gymnasts, volleyball players, rowers, divers, BMX racers, and track stars.  I even watched handball, which I had never seen before.  I must admit the Beach Volleyball was my favorite event.  Men and women.  Of course I have a weakness for the sport, having spent much of my youth on a volleyeball court.  But man!  It’s exciting.  Hubby even watched all the matches we found televised.  I am sure he was sick of me explaining the game to him every 5 minutes.

So I’ve been a little MIA, but I am still working and still writing.  55,000 words down on page, or computer screen.  I’m getting there.

It's someones Birthday today!

Happy birthday mom!  Hope you are having a great day!

Ya, ya, It was Dads birthday last week.  I didn’t forget, but had a migraine so no blogging happened.

Confessions of a self proclaimed reality TV hater.

Anytime, anyone, anywhere talks about reality TV I wrinkle my nose in distaste. Gads! The Bachelor? Wife Swap? Nanny 911? Please, I’d rather be poked in the eye than forced to watch those shows. I am not a fan of American Idol, Survivor, Extreme Home Make Over (even though I think it is a wonderful premise and a very good thing), Dancing with the stars, or Big Brother. It just isn’t for me. I prefer good drama or comedy shows or movies.

So recently, my friend Lisa was visiting and I proudly stated my distaste for reality tv. “I hate reality tv.” Then my husband pipes in with “except for The Deadliest Catch.” I look around to see him sitting in the chair, looking smug. “What?” I say. Then it dawns on me, oh ya, it is reality TV and yep, I am addicted to that show. Have you watched it? It’s on The Discovery Channel.

When I was describing the show to Lisa, “It’s a show about the Alaska crab fishermen.” I was rewarded with a look that said to me “Uh, okay…freak.” At least that is how I interpreted it. She didn’t look interested. I went on to explain the horrid conditions they worked in, how freakin’ cold it seemed and how fascinated I was watching them work. She was polite, nodded and I am sure said something noncommittal about it. Until I found a marathon showing of it on TV. We watched hours of TDC and Lisa became a fan, taken with Captain Sig. Told you Lisa. :-)

Okay, so since then I have realized I am more of a reality TV show junky than I thought. I am also addicted to Project Runway. This from the self proclaimed fashion victim. I missed that girly gene somewhere and couldn’t give a fig about fashion. So, I never watched PR. Why would I? It all started one night after watching Top Chef (yes another reality tv show, which I love), and reruns of Project Runway come on. I was torching at the time, so no opportunity to switch the channel.

So, I listened as I torched. I quickly became fascinated with the show, and when I started pausing mid bead to see what was happening, it dawned on me, I was another victim to the reality TV craze. Add PR to my list. Luckily Bravo was running a marathon showing and I got all caught up on the season. I stayed late in the studio just to finish watching, cause no matter what I say to Greg, I am pretty sure he isn’t going to watch.

So why do I like these shows? Well, Deadliest Catch has everything to do with how in awe I am, that someone would choose to go out on the Bering Sea and actually do that job. I have been to Alaska, in Sept, on a cruise. Let me tell you, it was cold then. I stayed indoors as much as possible. NO way in hell am I going to be fishing in sub zero weather with ice freezing to the boat, getting splashed with 30 foot waves. Crazy. As for Project Runway and Top Chef, I think it must be the creativity factor. When the focus is on the project, I am happy. When it is about behind the scene drama, I get irritated. Luckily both these shows tend to focus mostly on the projects and that is what is interesting.

EDIT:  did you see the link automatically generated below about Sarah Jessica Parker and her reality TV show “American Artist“?  Apparently Bravo has picked it up.  Can’t wait to see what that is gonna be all about.  Artist are interesting characters to say the least.  :-)

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