Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Few Sound Bytes.

Joycee, from Granny Mountain, left this sweet award on my site the other day.

Thank you, so much, Joycee! Or, Joy C. Oh, heck...she's great, whatever name she uses! I love her blog, and her beautiful mountain. Go and take a look at her website and while you're there, say hi from me!

So the rules of this one are to tell you seven things about myself you may not know.

Some of you may recall(okay, painfully recall) my drawn out list of seven things you might not know about me from a few weeks ago, so I'm gonna keep this short and sweet.

1. I read milk cartons. Yes, it's true. I love reading. I'm a little compulsive about it. And when nothing more substantial is around as I eat breakfast, I'll resort to milk cartons, labels, fliers, my husband's hieroglyphics, ...albeit, when I can locate my glasses. (If I can't, I stare at my strawberries sadly and my day is a little less colorful.)

2. I love to bake. I don't mind cooking, but baking...yes, that's my thing. Apple pie is my personal fave. Someday, I'll post about it. Because we sisters are sorta well known for pie. We all learned at the knee of our Mom, who was secretly proud of how people gasped when they tasted it. She would do little happy dances inside.

3. I miss her.

4. I love a good challenge. Just don't tell me I can't do something. Unless you want me to figure out how to do it. Reverse psychology was always my downfall.

5. I've been married thirty (30!) years to the same sweet man. (The one under the sink, cursing.) And yes, I was twelve when we got married. (Just kidding.)

Stop it. Don't do the math. No seriously.

6. I'm a dog person.
I'm a cat person.
I'm a dog person.
I'm a cat person.

Okay, I'm hopelessly in love with both. I can't pass a dog on the street without talking to it. (Often to the chagrin of impatient owners who just want to keep walking.) I may have to get another one, soon. My cats will just have to deal.

7. I love Taylor Swift and I don't care who knows it. I love her imperfect voice and her originality. (And her SNL monologue.) She's representing for all of us girls on the fringe. And despite our age differences, sometimes, I still feel like she does...just a little outside the curve.

And most days, I'm okay with that.

So, thanks again, Joycee! I enjoyed this. And since I just passed this along a little while ago, I'm only gonna pass it on to a couple of new friends I'd love to know more about. Kelly Lish at Love is My Religion. And Sherry Byrum at Byrum Art.

photo credits:
Sisyphys cartoon © 2002 The New Yorker Collection from
milk carton:
dog and cat:


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmmmm, pie. Any kind is good.

Renee said...

Barbara I love the I Miss Her. I know that would never go away.

Love Renee xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Loved your blog today and learning about you.

I'm not honestly sure who you mean by miss her though.

I love Taylor Swift too and I put the SNL on my blog a few days ago.

She is a great role model for young and old alike.

Kelly Lish said...

that was so fun reading your secret things! I love Taylor Swift also, and you wrote the reasons why so perfectly...I didn't even realize thats why I liked her so much till I just read what you wrote! And the reverse psychology thing makes me laugh, I can so relate! Infact, I'll let you read why when I post my seven unknown fact! Thank you so much for sending me this award also! Awards are so fun to get! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Love, Kelly

Barbara said...

Debra-- mmm... me, too. I can take or leave cake...But there's a dessert... :p) Have a great day!

Alejandro said...

thank you Barbara!

I like so much your last post

Barbara said...

Dear Renee, No, it never really does. But it does get a little easier to remember. (((Hugs)))

Barbara said...

Dear Chatty, My mom died twenty-two years ago. And I still miss her. That picture is of her holding my daughter, who just had a baby of her own. I love that picture...

And I read your post on Taylor Swift! Loved it! Happy TGIF!

Barbara said...

Dear Kelly, You're so welcome! I can't wait to read your seven.

And I knew I wasn't the only one who related to Taylor...She's one of us!! :p)

Barbara said...

Thank, Alejandro!

Sherry Byrum said...

Ahhhhh! Barbara thank you so much! I am honored! I will post it today!!!

Chatty Crone said...

I love that quote from Deepak. There is only this moment. I have the same issue too - most of the time I'm either busy or I'm not. Sometimes it drives me nuts! I want to find the middle of the road and stay on it!

Renee said...

30 years marriage is something to be proud of in this day and age.


Alicia @ boylerpf said...

This was the best, Barbara! I love learning even more little tidbits about you...especially the I miss her..I got choked up with that one. No explanation necessary for that number..the photo kind of says it all. Gee...we must be about the same least we've been married to the same guy for that long.
hmm...that didn't come out right (I thought he was cute under the sink ;)

A Palmer said...

Very fun. I miss her, too. I also love Taylor Swift - I just donwloaded her newest album (platinum version with videos) on iTunes and I'm so glad she was so successful at the CMAs. What a doll. Cheers!

Sarah said...

Aww geesh ya made me cry..then laugh..I miss her too hon!I do! I love pie..but with ice cream..I adore ice cream. Taylor Swift - what a voice!! I am a horse girl.
K..had to reread the under the sink post makes me giggle and crack me up really do!!

Holly said...

I have a homemade concord grape pie sitting on my kitchen counter as we speak. When are you coming?!