I keep getting tagged, which is when another blogger “tags” you and you´re supposed to write six things about yourself nobody knows and tag six other people and then do your laundry and invent a moon rocket, and … I forget. Seriously, I talk about personal stuff on here all the time. What´s left, my menstrual cycle? Anyway…
1) My children´s real names are not, in fact, Diva, Enigma, Hecate and Buckethead. This information is provided as a public service announcement for those of you who think those are my cats, or that I am weirder than I actually am.
2) I view clothing fundamentally as costume. I can dress appropriately when required (wedding, church, church wedding) but otherwise all bets are off. I blame my impoverished college years and my petite, curvy dimensions that lend themselves to vintage clothing whoredom. I probably own more than the average amount of get-ups appropriate for a job as the cocktail hostess in a retro bar. I have several beautiful pairs of vintage orthopedic lace-up “granny” shoes which happen to be in style right now, but I wear them even when they aren´t.
3) I grew up in the last house on a dead-end street, 30 feet from the county cemetery — the de facto playground of all the neighborhood kids. We played hide and seek among the gravestones and monuments, built forts on the piles of dirt from freshly dug graves, sledded down the hill on our Flexible Flyers when it snowed, and climbed trees. My dad still lives in that house. I never remember how creepy other people find this until I see their faces. I look at that cemetery and think: fun!
4) I paint and draw, not because I have mad skilz in that department but because it gives me pleasure. Today´s illustration – my black and white watercolor study of pears.
5) I am nearsighted and astigmatic. Every day I wake up and experience the revelation of greeting the world in 20/20 vision, because every night I sleep in hard contacts that help shape my cornea (there´s a three-week tedious adjustment in sizes, followed by permanent lenses.) I could not have Lasik for medical reasons, and I can´t tolerate soft contacts for a full day because of my allergies and general dry eye. I hated glasses, although I wore them for years because I had no other choice. If you´re interested in this non-surgical and reversible procedure, click here. I am in no way associated with anyone who makes money on this stuff. If you have any questions, ask them, I´m happy to answer.
6) Your turn! Go ahead. Tell us something about you nobody on here knows.