Friday, July 27, 2007

8 Facts

Tag! You're it! Players list 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, players then tag 8 people by posting their names and make sure they know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at the tagee’s blog.

I've been tagged by {RNVL} the writer of one of my very favorite blogs This is Glamorous to write 8 facts or habits about myself and then tag 8 other bloggers.
This is how memoirs get started but I'm afraid mine would be pretty boring (Wait. does that count as fact one? That I think I'm pretty boring?)

Anyway...Let me tell you about my boat:

1. I'm nerdy. I'm just trying to be cool. Just rent the first (and only) season of Freaks and Geeks. I relate absurdly well to Lindsey. Which makes me think Judd Apatow knew me (or knew right through me) back in high school or something.
geeks at the Cooper Hewitt

2. One of my grandfathers was a haberdasher in Germany. One was a cabinet maker in Manhattan. One of my grandmothers went to finishing school and learned to speak perfect French, cook, crochet and embroider. One worked as a cigar roller in a factory on the lower east side. I think it explains a lot.

3. I hiked the Himalayas in clogs. (see #2)

4. I love getting in the car and not knowing where I'm going until I get there. Jim often refers to this as “turd hunting”, especially when he's hungry.

5. I used to say whatever was on my mind until I realized it was a tremendous waste of energy. Now I waste my energy trying to hold myself back from saying whatever I feel like saying.

6. My dream is to buy an old English cottage in Mussoorie (we rented one in the summer of 1997. It was incredible) or one of the old hill stations in India and settle there, then travel all over India to discover new artisans, new jewelry techniques and maybe start a coop
7. I 've had the constant thought that I run my business like Steve Zissou ran his team from the Life Aquatic…great calling cards, no real business acumen.
"Supposedly Cousteau and his cronies invented the idea of putting walkie-talkies into the helmet. But we made ours with a special rabbit ear on the top so we could pipe in some music." -Steve Zissou)
I think I eventually find the jaguar shark though, so that’s good.

8. I'm a big fan of contrasts but I'm not a big fan of symmetry .

Tag! You're It:
Molly @ A Little House In The Clouds
Tracey @ Life in Sugar Hollow
Kaelea @ The Royal Me
Elaine @ I am a Fashion Designer. Gee
Ada @ Ada Limón
Cathy @ Scrappy Girl Decorates
Eireann @ Hello Another Way
Ada @ Dear Ada


{RNVL} said...

Love it, Deb! Your 8 facts are fun and fabulous, just as I knew they would be!

Two In Love said...

So glad you are back- keep taking care of yourself! - carissa

Tracey said...

Deb - This is such a terrific list. Yes! Lindsey - Freak and Geeks - me, too! And, clogs + Himalayas. Awesome . . .

I just did my '8'. Thanks so much for the tag.

Elaine said...

wait, i just saw this. ok, i will do it! i suppose the questions are on the link to This Is Glamorous? I will get right to it! Maybe not right to it, but soon to it.

Deb said...

No questions Elaine! Simply to list 8 facts about yourself and then link to 8 more bloggers with the same request!

Elaine said...

I did it. Posted it today. I think it is fourth from the top. Fun!