Wednesday, January 18, 2012


It's been a while and it's a known fact that bloggers like to know other bloggers, so here it goes.  I was tagged by the lovely Madras N Pearls (whom I've actually met, a delightful person!)  

The Rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4.Tag eleven people and link them on your post
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

11 Fun Facts:
I met George Clinton in the Amsterdam airport my freshmen year of college.  He drew a dog on a large piece of paper that said "Woof, Woof", spelled my name wrong and then kissed my cheek.  I'm still kind of weirded out by the experience but we did take a great picture!

I was talking about this one yesterday: I have a bad habit of saying "Serious" before making a statement.  Lallie has picked up on this and she'll say "Serious" but with much more attitude, look with a hand on the hip and the other in the air.  It's quite cute and funny.

My hair is naturally curly (and I mean, '80s style kinky curls that get so frizzy and big, I feel like I need a large Cindy Lauper chiffon bow in my hair).  I straighten it everyday and have since 8th grade.

I despised math in school.  As a philosophy person in college, I needed to know WHY x-squared was the derivative of 2X (or vice versa)....I needed to understand the gazillion page proof.  It just wasn't in the cards for me.  So it's strange that I'm now an asset manager, managing people's money in commercial real estate as a career.  Things that make you go hmmmmm.....

I LOVE Lilly Pulitzer....SURPRISE!!!

This one is about Lallie.  She's super tiny.  She's 4.5 years old and 27 pounds and has been stuck at 27 pounds for about a year now.  She's normal, just tiny.  So it's really funny when people tell me I have a very advanced two-year old.  I just let them think she's a genius (which really she is.....she's just a 4.5 year old genius!)  ;) 

My house is FINALLY being painted starting next week!  Just in time for Stella and Dot party I'm having at my house!  By the way....anyone want to buy under my account?  Hey, doesn't hurt to ask!

Everything on my desk is pink.  My stapler, my business card holder, my box thingy that holds various items, my Lilly pencils and paper.  The only items that are not pink is my computer.

I recently found an all organic farm where I buy most of our fruits and veggies among other things like olive oil, chicken etc.  With more and more research out these days, we're becoming more selective as to what we put in our bodies.  We still have a ways to go, but we're working on it.  And BONUS - the food tastes better!

Thank goodness for blogging and facebook because I haven't printed a picture of us or Lallie in goodness knows how long.  And between the two, I can catalog all of Lallie's little wittisms as well.  I plan to print a book eventually.

And last but not least, one more Lallie moment.
Daddy:  "Did you know you're going to lose your baby teeth some day?"\
Lallie:  Cue freak-out
Daddy:  "But that's okay because you'll get your adult teeth and the tooth fairy comes and leaves a dollar under your pillow!"
Lallie:  Elated.  "And a diamond!"
(Note:  that was not a question, it was a statement).

Now, 11 questions from Madres N Pearls I'm supposed to answer:

1) What was your favorite first date? 
Dinner and Johnny Cash.

2) If you could have dinner with any famous/historical figure, (past or present) who would it be?
Albert Einstein

3) What is your favorite book and why?
Sense and Sensibility.  Because everyone needs a little pure romance in their lives and I just love that time period and the prim and proper lifestyle.

4) What kind of car do you drive?
BMW 530i

5) What was your first job?
A hostess at the pasta house

6) What was your major in college?
Applied Music - Violin 

7) Do you have a favorite style icon, if so who is it?
Style icon would be Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis or Audrey Hepburn

8) What cosmetic can you not live without?
LUSH Tea Tree Water, LUSH Imperialis face lotion, LUSH Enchanted eye creme 

9) Who is your favorite designer?
Again, surprise....Lilly Pulitzer

10) Coke or Pepsi?
I'm actually indifferent

11) How have you cultivated followers for your blog?
I haven't actively sought out bloggers.  My blog was started to keep out-of-town family apprised of our family happenings and then other bloggers helped my cultivate my own blog.  I started blogging about things in which I'm interested as well as the family happenings and my crafts.  It's a hodge podge and I'll post what I want, when I want.  It's my happy place.  If this gains followers, great.  If not, I'm not sad.  After all, this is for me, not them!  :-) 

TAGGINGI tag whoever wants to follow along and let us learn a little something about you!  Let me know you do so I can come check you out and see what fun things you're doing in your life!  I actually like Wendy's questions that I answered above, so let's keep this going!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!


  1. I enjoyed reading all of this post! I might get a tooth knocked out in order to get a diamond under my pillow! (Just kidding!!) You will have to post pictures of your walls once they are painted!

  2. Great list! It's fun to learn about other bloggers! So glad you found an organic farm! Here in NE Florida, we have a lot of farms and this time of the year is full of abundance! Organic and local just tastes better!!

  3. Lallie is so cute stating a Diamond comes with a tooth. I am with you i am not out to get a lot of followers the blog is about me and if others enjoy it great. And by the way i love yours.

  4. As always, love the Lallie stories--If I had a diamond for every tooth I lost I'd be rich! Great style icons as well!