Monday, June 02, 2008

Dipping a Toe

I've been wanting to come back to the blog. After all, it's been almost a year. Things have happened. Projects have been started. . . .Maybe that's it. There hasn't been a lot of finishing going on. Or maybe it's the hypothyroid thing. Anyway, I am going to try to regain my blogging mojo, to get my groove back. Take some pictures, make some entries, re-enter the blog-o-sphere as something other than a lurker.

Speaking of lurking: one of the current things making the rounds is a favorite things mosaic. I thought this would be easy. HAH! Anything that requires me to learn to use a new tool, like the Mosaic Maker, is not going to be easy for me. But I did it. And I'm pretty darn pleased (and more appreciative of everyone else's mosaics which I assumed were an easy alternative to a blog post.)

The rules of the game were to go to Flickr and select a photo from the first page of the search for your answers to the following questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your Flickr user name. (I used my blog name.)

Here's what I came up with:

Favorites Game Mosaic

1. Sherry. Not what I would have chosen. My mother actually wanted it paired with my middle name: Sherry Ann. I've always felt like more of a Margaret (Maggie to my very closest friends,) even before I married a man whose grandmother is named Margaret (but never Maggie to the best of my knowledge.)

2. Strawberry crepes with strawberries and whipped cream. Not that I would want to eat it every day.

3. Tornillo beans from a mesquite tree/bush. I went to Tornillo High School in Tornillo, Texas, where I was in a graduating class of 25. Tornillo means screw.

4. Tomato red. True red.

5. Christopher Walkin. The man cleans (compulsively.) He's clever. When someone asked him about running for president he said he would be a good president because his talent is looking at other people and knowing what their talent is; he said he could surround himself with people who knew what they were doing. I liked that.

6. Coca Cola. Sigh. I'm a Coke addict. Trying (again) to switch over to the diet stuff for the sake of my midsection.

7. As I was going to St. Ives. . ." Cornwall. I loved Cornwall when my husband and I went there in 1991? 1992? with his Granddad Reed. I'd lived most of my life in the desert, Cornwall was terribly exotic. I want to go back.

8. Coconut lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. A local restaurant makes it. My friend Missy and her mom Linda do a spot-on version.

9. Solvent. I want to be solvent when I grow up. And I LOVE this photo, because LOOK! I not only get to be solvent, but also CLEANER and THINNER My husband would be so pleased. I gotta get me some of this.

10. Books. Book stores. Powell's City of Books in Portland, OR. Not including people and animals, books are my biggest love.

11. Foggy. Most of the time. And it doesn't help that I'm a little had of hearing, and easily distracted.

12. Northwest Nest. AZ Hamills brought up nothing. Northwest Nest brought up this gorgeous osprey's nest, which I love, because ospreys are everywhere here. My favorite one has a nest on a light pole at the Castle Rock fairground's race track. It was unpreterbed by a VERY noisy go-cart race we went to, and made a couple of trips back and forth with fish and rodents for it's chicks. That's poise, or maybe single-mindedness.

That's all for now.


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