Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Why I hate Spring (Pt 2) & being tagged (again)

I mentioned last week that I've been suffering really badly from allergies....well, here's the reason why. All of these gorgeous flowers are within 25 metres of my house!!

Firstly we have wisteria....gorgeous and in my favourite colour, purple. Not so good for my poor head though!
Not sure exactly what the rest of these are, but I am sure they are contributing to my evil sinus problem!

Ok, this last one is probably not too sure is gorgeous though. These are growing along my next door neighbour's front fence (footpath side) I've been tempted to nick out one night with the scissors, but I'm too afraid that bringing flowers into the house might tip me over the edge into real insanity.
The reason I put these pictures up is that I've been taking heaps of photos for Ali Edwards' project *Week in the Life*. My life is really pretty boring, but it is Spring and all these gorgeous plants are all around my house, so they're part of my life for this week that I'm documenting. I think this is an awesome project and I'm certain that one day, in the far distant future, I will look through the little book that I'm making and remember all kinds of things about this particular time in my life.

So, onto the tagging bit. My lovely PSF Lydia tagged me yesterday.

The rules are as follows:

I have to share 7 random facts about myself and tag 7 people. If you have been tagged, you just post a link to your tagger and pay it forward! If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you'd know that I was tagged back in May and shared 7 random facts on this post.

I had to go check and see what I'd told you before, and now I have to come up with another 7 random things....these are going to be super random so be prepared :)

1. My second toes are heaps longer than my big toes...sometimes they just dislocate themselves for no discernible reason. It hurts like anything until I pop them back in again :)

2. I love being surrounded by pictures of my family. I have photo frames many in fact that I can't fit them all into my room and some are still packed up in boxes.

3. I don't DO mornings...I am seriously not worth even trying to communicate with until I've been awake for an hour and have had 3 cups of coffee....try before this and you may regret it :)

4. I am seriously addicted to chapstick, moisturiser and hand cream...gotta have it. In fact I just found the BEST new hand cream...Dove's lovely and moist without being greasy and it apparently will help *re-surface* my skin...nice! Plus it smells really good.

5. I love to bake....cakes, biscuits, brownies....whatever, then I give most of it away to other people....I really get a lot of pleasure from people enjoying something that I've made.

6. I read all of the Jane Austen novels every year, usually on my Christmas holidays. Thanks to my fabulous sister Madonna I have them all in an omnibus and so I just start at the beginning and then read them all in order. Every single year. I want to be Elinor from Sense & Sensibility. See the box there on the side....told you ;)

7. I collect quotes. One day I'll get around to making a little book of all my favourites. I like odd ones that make me laugh.

On that note I shall leave you with one:
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
- Philip K. Dick

I think everyone I *know* has been tagged at least once, so no links to other people from me. However, leave me a comment with something weird about yourself....I'd enjoy that :)



Anonymous said...

How about I don't drink a lot of coffee! Only socially!
LOL is that weird or what?
Not really!
How about the hole to my eardrum is only the size of a pin prick. Some people call it selective hearing....PMSL No seriously I do.
Thanks for sharing your goodies.

Catherine said...

LOL! on anyone who tries to talk to you before 3 cups of coffee. my 2nd toes are longer than my big toes also but don't have any problems with it... just teased a!

And those are just gorgeous flowers, sad that you can't enjoy them =(

The Crooked Stamper said...

I love the quote: "Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. - Philip K. Dick" ... I may have to use that on a card, and I have just the image in mind to pair with it.

Something weird about myself? Oh, goodness, where to start. Okay - you have one toe longer? My feet are fat. Wide, like EE wide. And I also have a high instep. It takes me a year to find a pair of shoes to fit. Weird enough for you? ;-)

lauren said...

i think you already KNOW all my many & multifluous "weirds"...they are pretty much the same as YOURS! :)

(my second toes are longer than my thumb toes, also, btw; i wouldn't say "HEAPS"...but they are noticeably longer...they don't dislocate tho, luckily!)

still trying to think of one you DON'T know...hmmmmm...i cannot say the words "forsythia" or "burglar" without stumbling over my tongue...i was nearly shot by a guard at windsor castle...i refuse to try eggnog until somebody defines the word "NOG" to my satisfaction...ANY GOOD?!?!

Paula said...

Since Kristy is studying history and Lauren needed the definition of it is...

"Eggnog literally means eggs inside a small cup. Nog is an old English dialect word (from East Anglia) of obscure origins that was used to describe a kind of strong beer (hence noggin).

It all began in England, where eggnog was the trademark drink of the upper class. According to back in the days the average Londoner rarely saw a glass of milk, there was no refrigeration, and the farms belonged to the big estates. But it became most popular in America, where farms and dairy products were plentiful, as was rum.

As for trying it, I love it! I tried it for the first time when I was staying with a Canadian family for Christmas and now every Christmas in Australia we have egg nog. By the way it doesn't taste like egg at all and you can add all sorts of alcohol for example baileys...yum yum!

Something weird, I am also a member of the second toe being bigger than the big toe.


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