Saturday, November 22, 2008

. . . were blog-tagged







Yeah, first time ever, I'm tagged by my blogfriend Martha (http://artistsjournal.wordpress.com/). I'm supposed to tell you all five unusual things about myself.



1. I am boring, and there really aren't that many unusual things about me at all.





2. When I was a little kid, I had rheumatic fever. My earliest memories were of my arms and legs hurting while I was trying to play. Luckily my heart was not affected. Every month from the time I was four years old until I was 18, I had to have a penicillin shot in my butt. Maybe that's why I'm ridiculously healthy now.





3. Some bean-counter guy told me that every Spider Solitaire game on the computer was winnable. I have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to prove or disprove that assertion. So far, the results are inconclusive, and research will continue.





4. I drank my coffee this morning from a mug that I've had since 1986. I still use a washcloth from a set my mother bought for me when I went to college in 1968. It's now a rag, but I still use it.





5. Although I don't enjoy cooking or really anything connected with cooking, I innumerable sets of dishes, actually several generations of dishes. I have my husband's grandmother's Johnson Brothers set of English Castles that she got as grocery store incentives; I have my mother-in-law's set of Johnson Brothers red and white transferware; I have a set of Denby stoneware that I registered for when I got married; I have tons of white ironstone that I used for everyday dishes when the kids were little; and I have multiple miscellaneous sets of plates in all different colors and patterns that I have purchased along the way. Seriously, I don't have room for all of them. I need Martha Stewart's kitchen. Along with the plates, I have chargers and placemats and napkins and tableclothes, etc. And I keep getting more. But mostly my husband and I eat take-out from styrofoam containers.





See, I told you I am boring. Now I'm supposed to tag five other unsuspecting bloggers and tell you about them:



1. Gina http://mymindisinablog.blogspot.com/

2. http://crooked5280.blogspot.com/

3. Elis http://intotheblystic.blogspot.com/

4. Catherine http://jerseyridgearts.blogspot.com/

5. Paula http://selftaughtartist.blogspot.com/




Tag, you're it, pass it on.

4 comments:

self taught artist said...

theres no escape is there? you are the 2nd person to tag me with this...
i'll have to think harder but no promises :)

Martha Marshall said...

Great list, Mary. You're not one bit boring!

ps pirro said...

Okay, I'll play! Give me a day or two and I'll see what I can come up with... xox, ps

Mary Buek said...

Hi, all: I figure if you answer this once, you have a pass for the rest of your life. . . so I'm home free, as is Martha.