Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tag, You're It

Bethany tagged me for the Random Facts Meme, so here it goes!
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1. I collect turtle things. Not like in a weird, has-every-barbie-every-produced-still-in-the-box kind of collects, but my guest bath is turtle themed. Thankfully, since I don't point it out to people (on purpose!), only my mom really ever gets me stuff, which means I only get cool turtles carved out of wood and metal. They are just such neat animals.

2. My fear of failure keeps me from pursuing certain interests and/or goals. Actually, it is more the fear that the people I love and respect will be disappointed in me than the failure itself...

3. I like to go wine tasting. If you have any interest in wine, even "just" recreational consumption, you should go. You can find wine shops and tasting rooms all over, even if you don't live close to a wine growing region, although I bet you live closer to one than you think. It is a great way to learn what you like fairly inexpensively. Plus, there is great scenery if you go to the vineyards. Tasting is not just for pretentious wine snobs.
B and me in Santa Barbara at the beginning of October, wine tasting.

4. Although I like sweets, I can not think of a single one that I would consider "comfort food". Nope, give me  buttered and toasted sourdough bread any day. And a bowl of soup. Also, straight from the farm naval oranges (preferably peeled and doled out by Dad). 

5. I dream of having a big property with a huge garden and an orchard. I'd like to provide for all for all my family's produce needs one day. 

6. I would like to stay home with my hypothetical, future children (did I just lose all my feminists readers?). I have my master's degree, and I'd like to get a Ph.D. (I think... see fact 2...), but ideally I'd like to teach part time and be able to be with my kids. This would also theoretically give me the time to tend to the aforementioned garden, bake all our bread, etc. I don't think it is any surprise that Laura Ingalls Wilder was my favorite childhood author...

7. I used to think my mom was crazy for waiting until she was 30 to start having kids. When I was a teenager (who of course knew everything) I told her there was no way I was waiting that long. Now I just think she's brilliant (damn it - she is always right, always. It is so annoying.)


Anonymous said...

Having a kid at 30 is awesome! That's when I had mine! Also, I'm not a stay-at-home Mom, but I don't think there is anything anti-feminist about being one! Raising happy children is an extremely important and challenging role for a woman! If you want to stay home, you make it happen! Woo hoo!

Also, a large plot of land with a garden and an orchard sounds heavenly....

Bethany said...

Interesting facts!

Me too. I'm way more of a salty lover than a sweet lover. Though I won't turn down a cupcake.

I'm surprised that nobody has latched onto your turtle theme and made it their mission to buy turtle themed items for you. Luckily not many people send me cat related stuff. Though I do have a bunch on my kitchen windowsill.

Don't let your fear of failure get the best of you (though I'm sure you won't). I had a huge moment of failure recently and it totally sucked, but I learned a lot.

Big lot complete w/ an orchard sounds good to me!

Jen Treehugger said...

I LOVE Turtles too - they are awesome!
I think being a stay at home mum is the ultimate feminist statement!
Doing something for the good of your family is all power to you!
I dream of self sufficiency too!!

Anonymous said...

I don't actullay enjoy being right all the time (ok that is sort of not entirely true)..... failure isn't a bad thing, it can be character building depending on how you handle it and what you learn from it. and there is probably no way you can disappoint us. just wanted to point that out.

the little one said...

Feminists fight for your choice to either stay home or not or partly stay home with children. We won't abandon you for your choices!

PhD - go for it! I won't lie - it is hard and my graduate school years were some of the hardest in my life, but it is worth it.

the little one said...

In answer to the question you left on my blog - political science.