04 June 2007

I've Been Tagged!


Folk artist SweetAnnee has tagged me! "Tagging," for those of you new to the phenomenon (including moi until recently), is when you create a blog post sharing 7 interesting, quirky, or little known facts about yourself, then "tagging"/inviting 3 other bloggers to do the same. I think the idea is for all of us in the blogosphere to get to know each other a little better. I've been tagged before but didn't respond because I was so new to blogging that I felt too timid to ask a blogger I didn't know well to participate with me. I guess a part of us never fully gets over our schoolgirl shyness. In any case, here I go.


Seven Little Known Facts About Me

1. I almost always wear pajamas around the house.
2. My guilty indulgence is reality TV. I am obsessed with watching everyday people in their natural habitats.
3. I have naturally curly hair, but it didn't get that way until I hit puberty. As a little girl, my hair was pin straight. Strange. Wonder what will happen when I have a baby. Back to straight, maybe?
4. Just five years ago, I was in fitness model shape with 13% body fat. I worked very diligently to get into that condition. I would love to attain that level of fitness again. I know I can do it; it's all a matter of committing.
5. My love of homestyling and creating interiors began when I discovered the now-defunct (but rumored to be resurrected soon) Victoria magazine as a pre-teen. At the age of twelve, I would pore over those mags like it was my job. No Teen or Tiger Beat for me, baby.
6. I have two cats. Their names are Skoochie and Schmenckman. Don't ask.
7. In high school, I was an award-winning Speech competitor. My best event was Original Oratory. I wrote my own ten-minute speech about how TV talk shows exploit vulnerable people (see fact #2), then delivered it in three rounds every weekend for a three-month long season.

Have I made myself sound sufficiently kooky?

Okay: Kelly from these flowers, this moon, Jamie from Dahlias, and Kara and Darcy from McMaster and Storm. Tag--you're it!

6 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

Hi Abby, Thanks for "tagging along"!!
and tis true about VICTORIA
..here's the link, I've already ordered mine

http://www.victoriamag.com/
Love your BLOG
Deena

The Blissful Home said...

Whoo-hoo! Thanks for link, Deena. I will be sure to get a subscription. Let's hope it's as imaginative and beautiful as the first one.

McMaster & Storm said...

Abby,
I started my "tagged" post. Need to have Matt link you! Darcy & I were up till midnight @ the store!
Jeni Britton of Jeni's Icecreams is coming to hand dip her cool flavors (like salty caramel)at our event! Check out her link on our blog, she has a icecream store in Columbus area, very cool!
Thanks again,
K & D

The Blissful Home said...

Kara & Darcy--

Up 'til midnight at the store? I wonder what you guys were doing... :)

Jeni's is THE best and most creative ice cream. I also have to give it up for Milk & Honey and Taggart's here in Canton. But Jeni's offers something really different--talk about a NICHE!

Can't wait to read your "tagged" post. Thanks for playing along & have a great weekend!!

--Abby

Cheryl said...

Hi Abby...just peeking in here after enjoying myself thoroughly over on your A Boutique Industry blog! We are kindred spirits, I think. I also live in p.j.'s, had pin straight hair that turned wavy as a teenager and was involved in forensics in high school! Oh and I read (and saved) every issue of Victoria, as well.
Just HAD to share...

The Blissful Home said...

Cheryl--

Unreal!!! It's very uncanny how much we seem to have in common. That must be why we're connecting so well here on the blogs.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to getting to you know you better.

--Abby