Monday, July 12, 2010

Two Parter: 1. Announcement/Reminder 2.Fun Facts

Part I
Eric's Art
Collage by this handsome guy

First of all we are just a couple of days out from my week long countdown to my 1,000th post. Beginning on Wednesday I am going to be having one week of giveaways for my loyal readers and perhaps a few new friends. So be sure and keep up to date, you don't want to miss out. It's going to be BIG I tell you HUGE!

Part II
OK, now that we are through that, today I thought I'd share some fun facts and I thought maybe you'd be willing to do the same.

Ten Self-Indulgent Facts

10. I really enjoy infomercials. I don't look for them, but when they find their way into my life I really enjoy watching them. The acting, the products, the script, it's all there and very entertaining. Maybe you share the sentiment, maybe not.

9. I can play a mean nose flute!

8. Speaking of hidden musical (um) talents, I have recorded a piano toe solo and released it on an album. It was not a recognizable song, just so you don't think I am playing Bach with my tootsies.

7. I am painting an entire series of stills from The Sound of Music.
Painting by this gal. (moi)

6. I can give a wicked cat haircut. Just ask Ophelia, I stole her dignity with a pair of scissors yesterday.

5. I really hate unloading the dishwasher and I know some of you do too. I am not sure what it is, but I really wish that I had a robot maid whose sole purpose was to unload the dishwasher. I would call him/her XJ900.

4. One of my all time favorite things to do is rolling around on the floor and chatting with Eric whilst (sorry Ben, I know you don't like it when I use the word whilst) listening to Queen.

3. I would love to write a children's book.

2. I have a deep and abiding fear of squirrels. I am sure I have mentioned it on this blog before, but it bears repeating. I do admit that they are cute, too bad they are inherently evil. I'm just saying...

1. I can quote most of The Princess Bride.


Helena said...

Great post. :-D Sound of music is one of my favourites too.

Clare said...

But being vegan, you will never have a mutton sandwhich! So nice, with the tomato sliced thin! (I think that's right.) Here is a question I have wanted to ask you. have you read the Anne of Green Gables series? I ask for 2 reasons. 1)The books are beautiful and soul satisfying,and i always like to talk to another "friend of Anne" and 2)Anne always wanted be called Cordelia.
The 8th and final book, Rilla of Ingleside, is the best, and I am, yet agin, lost in it.

Stacy said...

1.) My favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally. I'm pretty sure I know all of the words.
2.) I have a facebook addiction.
3.) I'm a 19 out of 20 introvert on the Myers Briggs. I can be an extrovert, it's just taxing.
4.) I originally wanted to go into politics (see #3... HUH?).
5.) I simply adore the Adams family... as in John and Abigail.
6.) I keep up on celebrity gossip. Yeah, I admit it.
7.) Flea markets make me ridiculously happy. It's a world of possibilities.
8.) I really don't like snakes. They creep me out.
9.) I am not a fan of dusting. Bunnies become my friend. It's bad.
10.) I gave Rosy a lopsided doggie haircut this weekend. It seems to be a regular thing for us...

Maria Rose said...

Clare, yes I am an Anne fan! Have you seen the series as well?

Robin said...

As you wiiiisssshhhh!!!

Love it too.

Ashley said...

I have a fear of black socks... I think it's the creepy way feet look in them.

Ben said...

Did you know that while and whilst are interchangeable, but that whilst has faded away in american English while in Britain it remains in use as a formal literary version? Did you also know that contrary to popular belief while is an older word than whilst? I think your word choice brings into question not only your patriotism, but your sanity as well...but that's just me.

Clare said...

Yes, I saw the series and loved the first two(green gable and avonlea). But, and it's a huge but, the third one, produced about 5-6 years ago, did not follow the books at all! Why would you change something so lovely to begin with?
But I'm glad you like Anne too! Cordelia wears the name well!

Keia Kato-Berndt said...

PS I am mad jealous of your princess bride quoting talent

Keia Kato-Berndt said...

Congratulations on your 1,000th! I am not anywhere near that. Anyway, I love your painting. Did you study art? or is it a self taught passion? I did a children's book last year for my senior thesis project in school- if you want to make one, use It is a great way to start out :) I just finished putting together my new one (Ive mentioned it on my blog) and it should be available soon... Sorry, got carried away :)

AKM said...

I love a good infomercial, too. I crack up my mom by talking back to the infomercial people. ("Yes! PLEASE tell us more! And it does WHAT now? Holy smokes! No way! I must order now!")

Oh, I wish I COULD unload a dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand all the time = a most unhappy Angela.

I can pretty much recite The Princess Bride word-for-word, too. Sometimes in boring situations I play it in my head and see how well I can do. ;-)

Maria Rose said...

Keia, I did study art but opted to major in something more practical (joking here) and get my MA in art history. I have been schooled and taken private lessons for many many years.

affectioknit said...

Funny! I love the Sound of Music - the word 'whilst' and the Princess Bride - I can also quote most of the Meaning of Life...

Keia Kato-Berndt said...

ah, yes, practicality :)

sophie said...

Great post! So funny about the nose flute AND toe piano - who knew, your talents are boundless aren't they! I too adore the Princess Bride, and now my girls (well Lucia and Siena) love it too.

heather said...

There are few movies from my childhood that are more filled with quotable lines than "The Princess Bride"... but the real test of the true Princess-Bride-Fan is whether or not you have read the fabulous book. Top 20 reads of all time.... when Cordelia is around 9 you should read it aloud to her. As for another amazing movie that should be labeled as "You-have-not-lived-a-full-life-until-you-have-seen-this-movie-and-can-quote-it-at-random-and-possibly-inappropriate-moments" : "A Christmas Story".

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