Saturday, February 16, 2008

7 Weird Things Saturday

I’ve been tagged to play 7 Weird Things about Myself by Karen from A Scrapbook of Inspiration. I did this recently, but you know what? I quickly put together 7 weird things about me! It’s funny how the quirky parts of yourself are easy to list! I love reading these lists from others because you really find out funny things! So here goes:

1. I love American Idol. So much so, I will push any child I gave birth to out of the way in front of the TV just to get a better seat for viewing!

2. I do not like crowds. Once, in college, my husband and I went to a concert and we were separated. I could not find him anywhere in the stadium until I remembered he was in a loud clothing stage of his life and I just had to look for bright colors—I found him!

3. I need a new toothbrush every month.

4. When I go to a restaurant I try to sit with my back to other tables because I have a bad habit of “food watching”. Some people “people watch”, I keep checking out what everyone else around me has ordered!

5. Love cashews. If there is a bag in the house I will not be happy until I devour every one!

6. I have my grandmother’s 1971 Kitchen Aid mixer. It’s a workhorse and I will not part with it! It’s brown—the “in” color of the 70s! People ask me why I do not get a new one. My grandmother was baker extraordinaire—if it worked for her, it’s fine for me!

7. As I get older, I am somewhat loving winter. You never would have heard that from me even 5 years ago. But I am beginning to appreciate the limits it puts on is a natural slow down!
That's fun to compile! Dear blogger friend, please consider yourself tagged and try this!


KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh these weird things are adorable. I was given my grandmother's pot she made potroast in, but try as I might, I can' make her gravey. Winter, I love it too, it gives me an excuse to stay inside and create. Have a lovely weekend. Blessings, Karen

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Tara,

Love reading these things about you...I think that is wonderful that you use your Grandmother's mixer.


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Nice to know a bit more about you, Tara. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend :-) Rosie

Sandi McBride said...

Tara, I'm with you on nearly everything...especially the cashews...same with boiled peanuts...don't care for crowds, it's hereditary...have always loved winter, more time to read. I love American Idol and have always wondered why Clay lost...this year I find the contestants the best and some so was a great read!

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Tara thanks for sharing more about yourself.
I hate crowds too and love, love love cashews.

Lori said...

Tara, You may have hit the nail on the head why I love winter, besides thinking snowstorms are romantic! It is the "Sloe Down" time as you said!! I betcha that mixer holds such fond memories inaddtion to being a workhorse too! I recieved a pink one last year and i hope to have it a very long time!! Take care, Lori P.S. Am adding you to my favorite places list!

Cottage Contessa said...

Terrifically fun post Tara! I love winter and cashews, and I'm fanatical about toothbrushes and teeth cleaning! lol Happy weekend sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

GardenGoose said...

Hi Tara,
so good to get to know you a wee bit better.:0)
stopping by to say "howdy"
glad you have been visiting lately. I am delighted to have met some new friends across blogland.
So glad I participated in the OWOH event.
Hope you have a lovely week.

GardenGoose said...

p.s. have added your blog to my friends list

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Tara,
So much fun getting to know you better:>) Can't believe your grandmothers mixer still works! Can't say I share your appreciation for winter but, it does slow us down. I am just catching up with my blogs today and had to check yours. Always a pleasure!

Janet said...

I have a 1973 Kitchenaid Mixer that fortunately is white. It has been a workhorse all these years and still works like a charm. I heard Martha say that you have to have them reconditioned every 10 years and have the brushes in the motor cleaned...who knew??

Pat said...

I love American Idol too! I don't usually watch that much TV but I just have to watch that show.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I Love your blog! So many beautiful pics and good ideas. I have to chime in to say I love American Idol too ... and confess I really lovelovelove Elliott Yamin!! :-)
~ PattiLynn