13 January 2009

seven things you don't really need to know about me

i got tagged by robin at the other mother, who has asked me to reveal seven things about me that you really don't need to know. here they are, but i won't be tagging anyone else:

  1. i secretly want to wear lipstick and heavy black eyeliner, but feel silly putting it on, even around the house.
  2. i type very slowly. i only half-learned keyboarding skills. i know where to place my hands, but i always have to look.
  3. i collect buttons-- the pin back kind, with political messages, images, or cute little sayings like: dip me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians. i’ve been collecting them since high school. my favorites are the little one-inch ones, and someday i will get myself a button maker, and start making my own. until then, julie at craftknife sells some nice ones on her etsy site.
  4. my dream job is to be the owner of an architectural/building supply salvage business. i would have a huge barn/warehouse and a big flatbed truck. i’d go around to building sites, and building demolitions and collect materials that would otherwise be thrown away. anything from bricks and lumber, to cabinet pulls and door stops. back at the warehouse, everything would be carefully sorted and organized, so that people could come and shop for what they needed.
  5. i like salt on my grapefruit.
  6. i am monolingual, and hugely embarrassed about it. i studied french in college, but can’t really speak it. i grew up (in part) in southern california, and lived in texas for eight years, and have never learned to speak spanish. shameful.
  7. i’m horrified, heartbroken and distraught about what isreal is doing to the people in the gaza strip. i feel angry, helpless and hopeless whenever i hear about it, see images of it, or think about it. i know, a bit heavy for a meme, but it's on my mind...


Anonymous said...

Many people like salt on their watermelon, but you're the first I know to put salt on grapefruits. Same idea, I supposed. :)

Is there anything Julie doesn't make??

Most of the news make me sick...it's usually about how one group of people are hurting another. :(

MEP said...

I think your salvage business sounds grand and perhaps there can be a table somewhere inside the spacious warehouse/barn where you can display the buttons you craft with your button machine (once you obtain one).

Marcia said...

okay, you've got to make this dream job a reality. you are PERFECT for it, and what a great concept. DO IT.