Monday, May 14, 2007

seven things about me meme

Sarah from A Bend in the Road tagged me for this one.

First, the Rules: People who are tagged start by thinking about 7 random facts/habits about themselves. Each player then must write about those seven things on their blog, as well as include these rules. Players then need to choose 7 people to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to leave each person a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.

1.) We still use dial-up for our internet connection. It is an absolute pain for a photo-junky such as myself. Especially since we are on poor phone-lines and our best connection is at 24 whatever the measurement is (can’t recall right now).

2.)In the summertime, I often spontaneously awake at four o’clock in the morning.

3.) My new favorite movie and one that I received as a Mother’s Day gift is “The Illusionist.”

4.) My favorite color combination in the world is blue and green.

5.) I love cooking with spices and herbs and actually use things like sumac berries and lavender in my cooking.

6.) I am a thrift store addict. I suppose most of you already know about my addiction. However, I keep wondering if I am like the woman who recently commented on a blog that when her mother became addicted to collecting a certain kind of junk she began to wonder at her mother’s ability to cram more stuff into their house and compared her Mom to Mary Poppins for that ability.

7.) I borrow kid's audio books from the library because I want to listen to them. Fortunately, the girls do too.

8.) I am mostly Dutch. My Mom is Dutch straight back to when they all moved over from Holland and settled in Kansas. My Dad is mostly Dutch with a good-size chunk of German and a smidgen of French thrown in.

The French portion brings out one theory about my family name, which is that the name (a rather unusual one) comes from two brothers who were Huguenots (French Protestant followers of John Calvin) who fled to the Netherlands because of the St Bartholomew's day massacre.

There is also a suggestion that my family brewed ‘small’ beer in the 16th and 17th century.

I am going to tag: Krina, Judy, SmileNSigh, Joyce, Tess, Emily, Morning Glory, UP.

My apologies for posting this without proofing it - how embarrassing!


  1. I don't think it's boring at all! I don't even know what sumac berries are but just the name sounds scary. lol The boys bought me several nice herb plants for Mother's day. I'm going to plant them today. I'm looking forward to that. Lavender is one of them.

    I really love blue and green together too! (So does Dot at mylifemyvaluesmyart.)

    Have a great day.

  2. We used dial-up until we moved. I agree it can be agony! I love the kid audio section at the library. We are huge audio book fans! The Blue and Green combination sounds very peaceful. That was a fun post! :o)

  3. I had dial-up until about a year ago. Then I couldn't stand it any longer with all the blogging fun, so we switched.

    I've been tagged twice for this one and will be posting on it in a couple days.

  4. I hear your tag and raise you ... (I don't know it just sounded like a fun was to respond to the challenge) ... I am not a poker player by any stretch of the imagination.

    Okay, I am off to think.


  5. The Illusionist definitely is my favorite movie of recent release.

    I would love to know what kinds of berries I could cook with. I am hoping to enlarge my herb collection this year and actually use them. Do you grow a garden of herbs or do you just find them in the wild?

  6. I loved reading these! I loved "The Illusionist", too, and I awake spontaneously at about 4 on a lot of spring/summer mornings, too! I think it's the light...

  7. Hey, thanks! I sort of did it. It was fun.

  8. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Ooo small beer sounds tasty :) Your internet connection must be so frustrating. We find broadband so much cheaper here and quicker of course.

    Thanks for joining in! :)

  9. interesting stuff! my hubby is dutch; both parents from holland! Me on the other hand, it's hard to narrow it down.. I'll say Canadian since I was born here and both of my parents were. Some day I'll write a post on my history.. or as I like to call it "my culturally rich heritage"!

  10. I can't even imagine usingdial-up for photos, you must have amazing patience!

  11. Dear ME, thank you for the tag. But I just don't do well, with these things... being tagged for this and that. I sort of go 'blank.'

    So I thank you for the thought but.... I'm afraid I will have to 'pass' on doing it.


  12. "The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks." ~Tennessee Williams

    Lovely quote. Thank you for sharing it with me.


  13. You load all of your gorgeous photos with dial-up?! I am seriously impressed :)