Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Random things...

I was tagged by my friend Charity who is also waiting for her daughter from China and incidentally, she has chosen the MOST beautiful name for her girly girl. Not that I am biased or anything.

~The rules are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours.
~Post the rules on your blog
~Share 7 strange/weird facts about yourself
~Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog (I am only going to do one though)
~Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

7 Random Things About Myself....

7. I have small feet for my height. I am 5'7" and wear a size 6.5. In college people poked fun asking if I had trouble balancing on my feet.

6. I have been accused of making funny faces a lot. Of course I can't exactly verify this as I don't have mirrors everywhere.

5. I have a stutter in my sneeze. Meaning, when I sneeze, I "achoo, choo, choo choo". It never ceases to amuse my husband.

4. I have a purse that I named. I have always been a handbag whore until I found Priscilla. She is a Michael Kors bag that I fell in love with last winter and have found myself to now be a monogamous handbag owner.

3. When my husband and I first moved in together we lived across the street from the USS Constitution. It resides in the Charlestown Navy Yard and there are a few apartment building there too. It was fun to drive home every day and see those tall masts.

2. I did three terms abroad in college. Sophomore year I went to Florence, Italy to study art history. Junior year I went to DC (okay so it wasn't abroad but it was a term away) to work at the National Endowment for the Arts in a division of the NEA that no longer exists. It was the same division that funded Robert Mapplethorpe so being amongst the controversy was fun. Then Senior year I went to Rennes, France to study french.

1. At the age of 9 I started going to French Camp. It is actually part of a group of summer camps for kids run by Concordia College in Minnesota. They are now called the Internationahttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifl Language Villages and have something like 11 international village summer camps. You do all the regular camp stuff like archery and canoing but you do it in a foreign language. You get new name and you eat food from the country you are supposed to be in. For instance, my names at French camp over the 5 years I went included, Paulette Chateaubriand & Angelique Belgique. Now of course those sound like stripper names to me. You could always tell when it was close to meal time b/c the whole camp smelled like freshly baked baguette. Yeah, not bad for summer camp. Two summers I did additional sessions at Chinese camp and German Camp. The best things about those camps were a) learning how to use chop sticks like a pro and b) eating damn good gummy bears every day. Now these camps offer family weeks where you can go with your kids to introduce them to another culture. I have often considered going back with my kids. Here is a link if you are curious....

I will tag...
Chatty Cricket

Monday, January 14, 2008

Snow Day

Well we got blitzed here in the NE with snow today. It is a wet and heavy snow that sucks to dig up off the drive way but looks heavenly on the trees. It is very pretty around our cute little town today but I am sure in 36 short hours it will be a brown disgusting mess.

Miss L is outside playing and I don't think I could get her in even if I plied her with hot cocoa and cookies. Mr. B who recently discovered his Y chromosome is cooling his heals in his room for some unbecoming behavior. Said behavior has left a nasty mark on his sister's face- got to get some vitamin E for her so there is no scar.

I am thrilled to say that I have spent time on the internet catching up with friends in bloggityville and even ordered everything I need for Valentines Day! Yes, I am feeling smug in my preparedness.

I am not thrilled to say that the day also included a fight with the receptionist at my GYN as she tried for the 5th time to cancel my appointment for tomorrow, and that I drove L to a Derm appointment which I was told upon arriving had been canceled due to the snow. I was then told that they had been desperately trying to reach me on my home and cell phone and left several messages. BS my friends, BS. I sat on my ass for hours with both phones next to me as I surfed the you know what and neither phone made a noise. Oh well. Life goes on.

Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries are still $.99 at the local produce place for all my local readers. I am on my second round of buying a dozen boxes and eating them by the handful!

I think I will go prepare the Cheese Fondue - the perfect thing to have when hubbie can't get into the office and we're all stuck at home on a cold day!