Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Meme: Famous in my own lunchtime

Katrina tagged me for what looked like a fun meme "Famous in my own lunchtime." (Honestly, I don't know what that means but it looks like fun!

1. What do you like most about where you live?

We live about 15 minutes from everywhere and anywhere - or at least it seems like it to me, having grown up out in the country where even the pizza shops wouldn't make deliveries! And yet we have a double deep lot and our backyard is surrounded by mostly woods so I enjoy the spaciousness and bit of privacy it affords.

2. Is there anything strange about where you live?

Well, this house actually. The one and only former owner of fifty years did some things that left us scratching our heads, like building an enclosed porch on the back of the house that we can't get to from inside the house (we affectionately called it the room to nowhere) and he put insulation on both the rafters and joists in the attic (a big construction no-no for reasons I'll skip here). And he was a wood freak. Our kitchen, already tiny enough to fit in your daughter's dollhouse, was covered with this really nice wood - over the bulkhead, over the stove . . . just weird. His name was Jack, so we call it "the house that Jack built."

3. What's one of your all-time favorite music albums, and why?

I get on kicks. My favorite album during college was the Muppets Christmas one. Now you have to understand that I went to a college where most music beyond classical and hymns was contraband. My two freshman roommates and I played this tape all year long (I'm not sure it was ever approved but nevertheless!) It still brings back memories for me. But on a serious note, a few years ago my husband got me Revival in Belfast for a St. Paddy's Day surprise and I've probably listened to it 100 times over (I now own Revival in Belfast II as well). It combines that traditional Irish sound with meaningful lyrics that resonate in my heart long after the CD player has been turned off.

4. Did you have a passion for something as a kid that you still have now? (If not - what is one of your passions now?)

It's a largely unfilled passion at this point in my life but I'd have to say art here. If I wasn't reading as a kid, you'd likely find me drawing or painting or doing calligraphy. I have a cupboard under my steps that's full of unfinished arts and crafts projects that I fully intend to get to some day!

5. What do you like most about having a blog?

I enjoy having a place to spill my thoughts in an accountable manner. It stretches me. And I love the community as well - getting to know other bloggers as I go along this journey and being reminded that I'm not alone.

They'll kill me but I'm taggin' my mom and sis who seriously need to get with the blogging program (maybe they just need a topic!)


Barb said...

Oh my goodness. That back porch cracks me up. Can't you knock out a door or something? I've run across the results of do-it-yourselfers before and you honestly have to wonder what on earth they were thinking.

The house that Jack built is hysterical. To me anyway. Um. Probably not to you, though. :-)

Katrina said...

I'm so glad you did the meme! You do have a beautiful back yard - so spacious. And level (a rarity around here!). Love the "house that Jack built" comment, too. :)

Now, I hope your mom and sister do the meme, as well (hint, hint, if you gals read this comment!).

...master of none said...

Well, we're still out here in the country and last week I went again to pick up the pizza...they still do not deliver! However the P & Q is so wonderful as PapPap and I sit on the deck listening to the birds and watching the sun set between the trees. I often wonder how long will we experience this peace as I try to take it all in.
I don't really know what to do when I'm tagged....this is my best shot!

Jennifer said...

I thought that this was a creative meme, too. I enjoyed your answers. I didn't know that you were an artist as well. That is a talent that I don't have that I always wish I did.

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Ha! You tagged your mom. Good for you. Way to make her blog. We have to MIRL - anyone who openly admits their favorite album was Muppets Christmas? and the second mention of album intrigues me. Anything that you're left singing after the music stops is worth checking out.

Jeannine said...

Maybe your former owner was a friend of the former owner of our house, who lived here for forty-five years. We have indoor/outdoor carpeting GLUED to oak floors upstairs. Vince managed to do the two smaller bedrooms a couple years ago but ended up with pneumonia for a month from all the dust. We still have the largest upstairs bedroom, hallway, and stairs to to but have no money to hire anyone.

When we moved in there were plastic plants in hanging planters with real potting soil, vinyl-backed drapes covering several closets, and in the finished basement we found a partition made of sixties love beads with vinyl backed drapes hanging alongside of them. Curiouser and curiouser. . .