Saturday, October 25, 2008

7 Things Tag

Taken from

I was tagged by Sue from Paddys Daughter to tell a few things about me...

1) I dispise clothing tags... as soon as I get clothing of any kind, I have to cut the tags out... they irratate the heck out of my skin, especially the back of my neck. Love how Hanes came out with their logo and care instructions printed right on the fabric, an awesome idea.

2) I collect maps and atlases. I have a whole drawer full of maps from places I've been and places I'd like to travel to. I love reading about the geograhies of other countries and while reading books and blogs, will pull out maps to get the feel of locales.

3) I get sad and mushy when I see a little kid with glasses. I think it started along time ago when I saw Hitchcocks movie "The Birds". In the school yard as the kids were running away, this poor kids glasses fell off and were smashed. There's just something about seeing a small childs eyes behind glasses, their vulnerability. (even tho' I know that it's a good thing and that the parents were able to know (and afford) the correction).

4) I CAN NOT eat tuna or egg salad made any where other than home. I just don't trust it. LOL

5) I prefer being barefoot and can not clean house with shoes on.

6) I worked in the interior plantscaping business in metro Detroit for over 20 years. I worked for several different companies including Planterra and Artscape. My favorite assignment was the First Center in Southfield. It was a 40 hour week job just maintaining the greenery in this one building . I had my own office (a revamped janitors closet LOL) for tools, hoses, and record keeping. It was a 5 story complex with 3 wings, each being the length of a football field. There were 15 bridges connecting each floor that had cascading pothos and ivy in side planters. Numerous fica trees and underplantings, color rotations of mums and seasonal flowers . It was my all time dream job and I was never at a loss for meeting people! ( Very similar to pic above)

7) I have to have my feet out of the covers at night ( and a window open, even when its freezing). Might stem from being rolled in a blanket head to toe like a hot dog bun by the neighborhood kids when I was about 7 or so. I am extremely claustrophobic when I can not move my arms or legs.

In loo of passing this on , I would love (or would have loved) to know 7 random things about these 7 people... my Great Grandma Pearl, Amy, Julie Gardner Fountain, Eliza Calvert Hall, Opal Whitely, Mort Neff , and of course Lily Tomlin. If you'd like to play along, I'd love to read your 7 things, once a voyeur, always a voyeur!


sparkle jars said...

I too am a barefoot housecleaner! Barefoot housecleaners unite!

Judy S. said...

How I laughed when I read about your hot feet at night! I'm the same way....we think it's genetic as my daughter does that, mom did, and even David complains about hot feet. He sheds his shoes and socks at lightning speed! Maybe you're related? Or is it a Midwest thing?

paulahewitt said...

you are too funny. im a barefoot person too - but i always wear shoes when i go out (i havent gone to the shops barefoot).

Life Scraps and Patches said...

I really loved your answers and getting to know more about you. What a treat.