Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanks to Louise at Our Twigs for Kreativ Blogger Award; and 7 Things, Goofy Version

My sincere thanks to Louise Bernero at Our Twigs. She was kind enough to honor me with the Kreativ Blogger award, which really lifted my spirits at the end of a long day. You should definitely check out her blog, and when you do, open up the full-size version of her profile photo; it’s lovely. I also apologize for not including her among the Texas Team of genea-bloggers; that has now been corrected.

As called for and to show my gratitude, I am posting Seven Things About Me: Goofy Version.

1. I have a Doctor Who scarf.

2. I got the scarf at a science fiction convention.

3. I can bend the last joint of my fingers without bending the other joints.

4. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 31.

5. My Christmas ornaments include a "Texas Christmas Wreath" made of barbed wire.

6. In college I camped out on the steps of the Kennedy Center overnight to get tickets to performances of the Bolshoi Opera.

7. There is an incredible amount of catnip in my house. (Not because we buy so much; mostly we always put some in our cats’ Christmas stockings – go ahead, snicker – and they usually get some from our catsitter for Christmas. Rather because we give them so little: R.B. is already so brazenly naughty without the added inhibition-suppressing properties of catnip; BooBoo is already a bug-eyed loon, especially when he has that little red laser-pointer dot to chase; and Pipsqueak has her grungy little catnip bag that she tokes up on every day.)


  1. Oh the fun of watching a cat on the nip. Just don't turn your back or you may have one climbing right up your back. Bug eyed loon...haa, ha.

    Yes I felt a little concerned sitting in the furthest corner of the shop. We never felt the quake but just saw all the swinging light fixtures.

  2. I can do #3 too! You're the first other person I've met that could. Whenever I do it, it never fails to gross people out but I think it is a fun trick and something to be proud of - I think it is called "finger locking" but I'm not sure.

  3. What - no naked vacuuming? Oh wait, that was me who did that! LOL

    I am a faithful reader of your blog Greta and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it!

  4. Lori - You must know cats very well. When BooBoo was little he would climb up my bathrobe (while I was wearing it) and crawl into the hood. There's nothing he wouldn't attempt.

    Leah - Guess what? My daughters can also do that thing (must be genetic). It took them a while, but they gradually developed the ability, and yeah, we gross people out with it, too. Plus my older daughter can do that thing where she makes one eye go off to the side while the other keeps staring straight ahead. I'm so proud of her....

    Thank you so much, Sheri! I find regular inspiration on your blog (see next post on Secret Genealogy Ambitions). No naked vacuuming, yet (not that I haven't considered its merits), but some other pretty weird stuff, yeah....