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Monday, February 05, 2007

The "Official" Day - and 6 Weird Things...

Managed to squeeze in a bit of birthday-ing in today (the 4th - which is my "official" day-of-birth - sorry for the confusing allusion a couple of posts ago) between church, a much-needed nap and a very long daughter's french-horn recital. Had some family-phone-well-wishing calls, Alaskan-King-Crab legs for dinner (courtesy of my husband, the chef) and a nice, tidy pile of present-booty (my family makes good use of my Amazon wish-list!). I will have some new DVDs to watch and new music to listen to as I slave away in the studio... Tomorrow.

In the meantime, I will grace you with 6 Weirdish things about me, which Mermaid_Misk tagged me with awhile back. I'm not sure how weird these really are, but here you go:

Six weird things:

1. I LOVE to file things. And organize stuff. And do puzzles. (Bringing order from chaos?) I think my ideal job would be reshelving books at the library.

2. I love”genre” books, TV shows, and movies. I discovered science fiction /fantasy literature in grade school and am still a sucker for a good supernatural TV series. I miss Buffy terribly… I am currently enjoying Heroes, however.

3. I am an herbal addict. I am fascinated by their history and lore. I am captivated by their flavors and scents. I grow every type that I can find and have room for and am always looking for new and interesting ways to put them to use.

4. I collect buttons. I love looking at and sorting them by color and type into antique glass jars. Each button can be a tiny, individual work of art – they fascinate me. (and we won’t even start with my collections of shells, glass beads, books, McCoy pottery, more books, etc…)

5. I appear to be a Celtophile… I am so drawn to all things old-Celtic – art, music, mythology/legend, archeology… The biggest pull is fairly specific in time and place (pre-Christian, central west coast of Ireland… go figure. I don’t believe in past lives, so what is that about???) My kids are totally sick of hearing Celtic music in the car and in the background.

6. I have broken my left ankle three times – three years apart each time. That must mean something….
I think everyone in the world has done this Meme now - but if you *haven't* and decide to, let me know!

17 comments:

mermaid_misk said...

I love Buffy too! I have all the dvd box sets and am slightly obsessed..! :)
I got my prints done at Photobox and they are excellent quality and reasonably priced with 150 years fade resistance and all that. Thoroughly recommend them!

tongue in cheek said...

Three times the same bone...I hope the three year mark has passed!!

Chantal said...

Best wishes for a joy-filled and wondrous birthday. Hope you had a fab time!!! Happy many returns!, as they say in Ireland. I used to live on the central west coast of the Emerald Isle :-)

Naturegirl said...

First of all ~HaPPy BiRtDaY~ Tara may all your wishes come true!I hope all the fairies surround you today!
Your #3 not weird as I too love growing and trying herbs!
#6 ..well what it means later on in years you will join the menopause generation with painful arthritis in earlier injuries...so sad but true ask my knees..I fell several times when younger and ouch today! Very much OuCh!

lucille said...

Happy birthday from one February gal to another (my life-long best friend shares your birthday and mine is in three days). I think you should retitle you "weird" list to "interesting" - nothing you couldn't do in public there! I wonder what it is about breaking a bone repeatedly (I've broken the same foot in the same place twice - but that's 'cause I keep forgetting I'm not a gazelle) - were you engaged in wildly divergent activities at each incident? I know for me, I'm extremely left bodied so all my injuries and strains and aches seem to be on that side. I'm surprised the right side doesn't wither away... As for your herb uses, maybe someday you'll be visiting an ancient standing stone site and be whisked away to the past and can make your way as a healer. (Sorry, I'm listening to a book on tape while I work - "Outlander", same premise.

michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Glad to hear the trip to Portland went well. Lovely pictures! See you on Thursday!

muddy red shoes said...

Tara, Tara, Happy Birthday, Have a very splinded one.
Please let your sister know that her naughty french fairy has not forgotten her, but just got bogged down. Am in the middle of de bogging and will flit through the chocolate studios this week to fufill my fairy obligations...honest!
Where is her blog/web site??

cinderelly said...

the herbal thing is cool...i found out my great-grandmother was what they call in mexico a 'curandera', and she used a lot of herbal remedies. i have an herb garden as well, and use it for things other than just cooking. i hope your birthday was wonderful! and my son's birthday was the day after!

LDahl said...

Happy Birthday!
I like buttons and beads and Celtic too..oh, and I shelve books at my library 8 to 10 hours every weekend... and I love it. You should see my collection of herbilist books:)))

Izabella said...

Happy belated birthday~ I just happened to stumble across your blog, happy I did~

CJ said...

Just catching up on everyone's blogs and I missed wishing you HAPPY BIRTHDAY...so it's belated but all the best and dont forget what "they" say about all work and no play ;-)

Gina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for sharing those six things : )

PG said...

Tara you dark horse, belated happy birthday, I am going to write this down in the diary now.

JessnBekahsmom said...

Happy belated birthday Tara! Hope it was wonderful beyond imagination! And here's to a whole year of wonderful!

One Crabapple said...

Happy Belated Birthday DEAR ONE !

Loved the candle picture and love the thought of yummy Alaskan Kin Crab Legs ! Good for You !

okay you are weird that you like to file...AND organize....but then you are Aquarian..maybe this goes w/ the territory ?

yehhh..... I miss Buffy too.

One Crabapple said...

AND WHAT IS WITH THE ANKLE THING ???

That is KIND of weird.

Gail said...

Happy belated birthday Tara! ;)