7.29.2008

Greetings from Redmond OR and 6 Randoms

I love the current meme that's been going around so considered myself "tagged" when the spoonful of sugar girls made the suggestion. And I agree with Tracey that Randomness on demand is not so easy but here goes with 6 random facts about myself:

1. I like to smell things: library books, paper clips, new fabric, wrapping paper, my babies' hair (especially my babies' hair), leaves, stones, sticks, bugs (yes, they do have a smell)...pretty much everything except the obvious stinky stuff. I think I'm an olfactory learner, or just plain weird.

2. I've based my reading book selections this summer solely on titles and covers. I didn't read the summary flaps or anything else about them beforehand, just jumped right in. So far, I've read 4 winners and 1 complete flop.

3. I successfully talked my OB out of inducing me on Holden's birthday, so Esme's bday is the day after Holden's. Had I known that "my kids have the same birthday" would make a more interesting random fact for this post, I may have reconsidered my options.

4. To live in Portland as a true Oregonian and not just an ex-pat, my in-laws made me denounce my Californian heritage by repeating "those damn dirty Californians" in my best Charlton Heston voice.

5. Brian and I are staying in a yurt at Champoeg State park next Tuesday! We've never stayed in a yurt, but it's cheap (like $35/night), close (first time leaving Esme, second leaving Holden) and I love saying "Champoeg" (pronounced "sham-POO-eeeeey") and "yurt" (pronounced "yurt") as much as possible.

6. A college professor once berated my "decorative use of punctuation" on an essay I wrote. I don't remember the course, the professor, or any subject matter that he (purposefully) taught, but that idea of punctuation as decoration delights me to this day (see "random fact #5 as an example)

Hee!

And one more not so random fact, since this is a craft blog and all: I scored some cool vintage fabrics at the thrift store today and can't wait to brag about share them with you when I get home!

8 comments:

Where's Domo? said...

Hello!

I'd like to invite you to participate in my quest for a home. Hope to see you at my blog!

Brave Domo

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Ooooh vintage fabric! Can't wait to see :) I have enjoyed getting to know bloggers with the random meme's - there's always more to us than we typically share! Have a great rest of your trip.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I am intrigued by the yurt (you are right - great word - have to remember it next time I play scrabble) - hope you are going to show some pics! Having two birthdays on consecutive days must make for a busy time! Can't wait to see the vintage fabric find.

Jessica said...

It sounds like a very cool vacation in a yurt- I can't wait to hear about it. My sister and I are just a day apart in birthdays which has always made celebrating our birthday a bit more fun!

www.pepperpaints.com said...

Hahaha your funny. I love to say Sheboygan. I remember in Home Alone, John Candy going to Sheboygan for a bowling tournament or something.-my way of getting in on your random facts.

lisa s said...

i'm a fan of decorative punctuation...
so do you have smell memory ?? where smells take you right back to things???

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

ShamPOOeeey - that would be worth getting married there just to be able to say, I got married in...
Can't wait to be jealous over your fabric! Have fun in your yurt.
Cheers,
Tracey

MoziEsmé said...

So I take it you've washed that California smell right out of your hair?! Good for you - Californians don't belong in Oregon, I'm told. I'm not native Oregonian either, but they don't seem to be so critical of Washingtonians or New Yorkers, so I've survived ok there.

And that punctuation comment seems to have had the opposite effect it was intended to! Decorative really does sound appealing . . .