Sunday, January 07, 2007


I have some pictures up of what my office/studio looks like now. I will put up new pictures as I improve the place.

I switched this blog to the new Blogger version. I apologize if it causes anyone trouble. All of the others were done a while ago. It really is easy to customize with this version.

I got this from Quilly. It made me think of a few stories. I’ll try to tell them next week.

1. Do you have any nicknames? Besides the ones you already know here, in the real world some loved ones call me Aunt Verdi. You figure it out.
2. What is your favorite drink? Gin & tonic.
3. Tattoos? I don’t think so.
4. Any piercing? Ears; two in the left, one in the right.
5. How much do you love your job? I love the people I work with and it is only a ten minute ride, but I’m bored and annoyed at the job its self.
6. Favorite vacation spot? Our log cabin in the PA mountains.
7. Ever been to Africa? No
8. Ever steal any traffic signs? No
9. Ever been in a car accident? Yes. I fell asleep and ran into the back of an armored car.
10. How many doors does your car have? 2
11. Salad dressing? Catalina
12 Favorite number? 13
13. Favorite holiday? Halloween
14. Favorite food? My mother’s spaghetti
15. Favorite day of the week? Any day I am not working.
16. Favorite brand of body soap? Dove
17. Favorite Tooth Paste? Crest
18. Favorite smell? Vanilla, lavender and cinnamon
19. What do you do to relax? Sleep
21. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Retired, living in the mountains and writing and crafting.
22. What do you do when you are bored? Depends on why I’m bored.

Put an X in front of all the things you have done. Remove the X from the things you have not. In your life have you ever:

(x) Smoked a cigarette
(x) Drank so much you threw up
( ) Crashed a friend's car
( ) Stolen a car
(x) Been in love
(x) Been dumped
(x) Been laid off/fired
(x) Been in a fist fight
(x) Been shot at – by an arrow. Had a gun pointed at me.
(x) Been stabbed – was attacked with a knife by a child I was babysitting, not actually stabbed.
(x) Snuck out of your parent's house
(x) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
(x) Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped school
( ) Seen someone die
(x) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Been lost
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Felt like dying
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
(x) Played cops and robbers naked?
(x) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with only coins
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(x) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about or love
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Made a bonfire on the beach
(x) Crashed a party
(x) Gone roller-skating
(x) Gone ice-skating


  1. I love lavender! I have tried to grow it several times but do not have enough sun. I'm waiting now to see if my most recent try comes up in the spring!

  2. If you're taking requests I'd like to know the story behind the question mark on 'played cops and robbers naked'.

  3. Wow! All you have to do now is steal and car and crash it while you're singing Karaoke and you'll have done it all!

  4. Nessa, I am suing you for alienation of affection. Brooke has posted this meme and she did not steal it from my blog, she stole it from yours! You are collecting my family members as your own!

  5. About those 'before' pictures of the office/studio - I'd keep the dog and toss the rest and start over. LOL
    Been shot at by an arrow - AND had a gun pointed at you???!! I'd have had a heart attack and wouldn't be around to tell about it if it had been me! :-)

  6. Wow, I'm exhausted after just reading this. I think I would have given up babysitting after that little experience.

  7. Well Nessa you sound as though you've had a very exciteing life!

    No wonder you write you've got so many stories to tell!

  8. Is that cabin in the Poconos by chance??

  9. Thanks for all that information. even though it was a bit more than my poor brain can process in one sitting. I'll have to coem back and read it again.

  10. Gawilli: I have tried growing lavender, too. True lavender seems to be hard to grow. I have some on my glassed in front porch and it is like a dead stick. I hope it comes back in the spring.

    Mr. Fab: That’s one that makes me giggle. I’ll tell it this week, although it says a few not so nice things about me.

    PTB: Well, Saturday night…I wish. That was actually innocent child’s play.

    Quilly: When I did the list, I was a little surprised at myself. I forgot half that stuff. Please don’t sue me. I’m just paying it forward. I gave you credit.

    Jackie: That’s Cody. He’s the sweetest. I have a tendency to get lost in the heat of the moment. Those are two more I should tell.

    Logo: And the babysitting from hell job, too. I should be given really good drugs for the trauma I have had to endure; D

    Tina: I am very boring now.

    Dr. John: It is quite a long list.

  11. I've tried growing lavender. It made it thru the first winter and bought the farm the second. So now I stick to the dried lavender sachets and the essential oil in soap.

  12. :) :)

    Yeah I saw this over at Quilly´s place.
    I am glad you have been kissed under the mistletoe...any stories around that topic will be well appreciated;)
    Last year, maybe?

    That tree doesn´t grow here, so we basically never get a chance to try to kiss someone we like, without having that excuse :)

  13. That's a tough babysitting gig, getting a knife pulled on ya.

  14. My word girl!!! You sound almost street smart there! Were you traumatized for life after that babysitting job! lol Summing it up in one word "Run"!

    Well, at least noone will ever accuse you of not having had a full life and it does sound like you have settled down a bit now! hehe!

    I think everyone should experience dancing in the rain at least once in their life! :)

  15. Always nice to find out a bit more about someone, nice to see like me you have the sense to stay away from karaoke machines!

  16. So, how badly was the armored car damaged? I love reading these.

  17. That is gonna be one rocking office! I had to laugh, I also had a dollhouse, a dressmakers dummy and a dog cluttering up the space I converted to my dressing room.

  18. Paid for a meal with only coins.

    You just gave me a great idea. Next time I take Laura to a really fancy restaurant, and we run up a bill of, say, $200 I'm gonna pay all in coins!

  19. what happened to # 20?

  20. Will be interested to see your "after" pictures and the progress you'll be making. I'm so bad at all that!

    I still can't switch to new Blogger. Have no idea why.

    Also, OUCH! Did you have any major injuries after running into the armored car?

  21. WOW, that dollhouse is fantastic! Did someone make that for you, I've never seen one that big ... pretty neat!

  22. I sang karaoke for the first time in 2005. It was a scary event for me. The song was Losing My Religion. I think I lost the crowd.

  23. Fun stuff. I really enjoy the pics of your environs...and the doggie is sooooo cute.

  24. Serra: I found a place to buy good dried lavender, but I still try growing it every year.

    Minka: It was many years ago. Now they sell fake mistletoe. Apparently some bright folks let their kids eat it and the government no longer feels we are responsible enough to have the real thing.

    Grunty: Yes, that soured me on a few things.

    Pamela: I may have had one or two exciting moments.

    Bazza: They couldn’t turn the volume up load enough to prevent dogs from howling if I sing.

    Swampy: I am trying to get tale written. I laugh every time I think about it (now.)

    Kat: Yes, always lots of stuff I have a hard time parting with. I hope my space ends up as nice as yours.

    Dan: Make sure you use pennies. That’s the most fun.

    Anon: It was missing when I got the list. I wonder what is was?

    DCMM: I will do pictures as I go along. I am writing the armored car story. I’ll have it done for the weekend (I hope.)

    Anita: I put that dollhouse together. I also did one for my niece. My daughter and I are going to do the inside some day.

    Egan: It would be scary for me too. I really admire people who can sing in public. I only do it alone in the car.

    Cindra: The doggy is the bestest.

  25. Dabich: Sorry I missed you. The cabin is above the Poconos and to the west slightly. If you know the area, it's in Sullivan County in a very small town called Wheelerville, which is where my father was born and grew up.

  26. Well you certainly are living a full life. I loved that. Onto your office - it's got great potential to host your creativity - go fot it!

  27. Those are interesting! Your office is goign to look great when you are done, I like the room!

  28. Looks sorta like my Lego room ... um, without the Lego.

  29. You've had a gun pointed at you???

    can't wait for the story...

  30. Catalina dressing all the way, girfren!

  31. G: I sometimes forget some of the things I've done. Weird.

    Jamie: I think it will be a happy place for me.

    Mal: I bet I could find some Lego in my stuff, too. I'd like to see a picture of you Lego room.

    Guggs: Glad to see you back. Yes, I'm working on that story next. I'm finishing the armoured car one, now.

    Gawpo: Yum!

  32. I got dumped. Then I blew bubbles and crashed a party. Now I'm fine.

  33. Gawpo: Blowing bubbles helps with many things; so does party crashing. I'm glad you are fine.