Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Favorite Things

Has anyone met Mrs. G.? She has this great blog, Derfwad Manor. If you haven't seen it...please do. Although, it does appear Mrs. G's popularity has significantly grown since NaBloPoMo began. The number of comments being left on her site keeps multiplying.

I'm not worthy, Mrs. G!!!

By way of the post Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens, this awesome blogger, who always refers to herself in the 3rd person, has asked us to share "A Few of Our Favorite Things" like the song says.

I think I'm up for the challenge. Here goes...

1. Nope, riding a tractor is NOT one of my favorite things, but the family surrounding the tractor is truly my favorite. We have fun doing all sorts of things together. Don't we look like the rough and ready group? This could be the first (and maybe only) pic I've put of me on this website. But from a distance, anyone looks good. See? I actually look like I know how to ride that thing! And for those of you familiar with my hubby's buying habits from You bought WHAT??, I just want you to know, we DON'T own this. We were at a pumpkin patch. My whole family is key though...Mom, sisters, even brother!!

2. Not much needed in this category. I am blessed with so many good ones!! Thank you!!! Without good friends, I can only imagine the fashion disasters I could commit on my own.

3. Sushi is quite possibly my favorite food. It's one of the few foods that gets me excited to go eat. I don't do it often enough because it's too expensive, but it is a treat. Like I said, all my siblings love it, and a few friends of mine. I like it all, the rolls, the sashimi, the soups. Ok wait, I don't like the tempura because they try to mask vegetables that prompt my gagging reflex in there and I never know until it's too late. Ewww...

4. Seriously people? I did not know the great William Shakespeare even HAD an action figure. That is CLASSIC!! But really, I digress. I love the theatre, and what symbolizes the theatre more than William Shakespeare? Plays and musicals ROCK!! I got my degree in theatre and used to work in the industry. I did everything from Stage Management, Lights, Props, and Perform. I loved every aspect of it and it never seemed like work to me. I actually got PAID to do something I loved!! What a rush!!!

5. Music!! Music has the ability to make me feel. I can get through anything if I have music playing. Don't believe me? I wear my MP3 player at work just to tune out the noise and focus on what I'm doing. It really helps lighten my mood, or feeds my mood, depending on whatever I want. My collection is really quite ecclectic.

And....last, but definitely NOT least?
6. Writing! I have always loved to write, but had lost that part of myself when I began putting my needs last. Only with my recent MIS, did I re-discover the joy and fun of writing. It's a wonderful outlet.

Thank you for allowing me to share it with you.


dee/otc said...

Seriously, you can add me to your tally of sisters.

I LOVE me some sushi (and haven't been able to enjoy it in so long b/c of the human cow thing and babies in me belly). And, yeh, it's only a rare treat b/c es muy caro.

Music gets me through each second of the day. I have radios, ipods, speakers of some sort all over the house. I even flip on the radio when I'm in the bathroom (serves dual purposes). ;-)

I've always wanted to be an actress. However, middle Alabama is not the best launching locale for such a career. (and, I'm just not into blowing the right people to get ahead, ahem)

Lastly, that photo is so Alabama. Are you sure you're not secretly blogging from a farm somewhere here in the boonies? :-)

Michele said...

What an awesome post! Thanks to Mrs. G for inspiring you to write this ;-)

Enjoyed it immensely!


Grandy said...

Dee~ Although I'm not in Alabama, I do live in the "sticks". I only commute to the city for work. Oh Yea, and you can join the legion of sisterhood any time!! :)

Michele~ Glad you liked. I guess I don't do too many "about me" things.

Mrs. G. said...

Oh Mary, I have to say I think riding around on that tractor could become one of my favorite things.

I'm a sushi wimp in that I stick to the California roll, but my kids go for the real stuff. They like to go to this place where the sushi comes across the counter on a conveyor belt.

Thanks for sharing your list. This has been a lot of fun.

Linda said...

Gee I didn't know there was a Shakespeare action figure either, but I totally HAVE to have it! I can't help but wonder though... just what would his ACTION be? Does he dispense sonnets? Does his o-so-oversized pen squirt ink much like a clown's flower? Hmmm, I'll have to Google it!

Great blog by the way - I'll be back regularly!


yum sushi. My daughter is so obsessed with it that we've learned to make it ourselves. It's not difficult once you get the hang of it. I just don't make any with raw fish because I don't know where to buy raw fish that I can trust. You can make lots of yummy sushi with other great innards though -- anything goes.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi there, Grandy!

Tractor riding is fun. I've done it, but wouldn't want to do it all that often. I love riding the 4-wheeler though. Friends, family, music all rate high with me as well, and writing, too, but not sushi. Yuck! Sorry. I would put my animals in there for favorite things, too, as I'm a sucker for them.

I liked the picture of you guys on the tractor! And I enjoyed your favorite things. Got to check out the fabulous Mrs. G for sure. Thanks for the heads up about her. Northern California is beautiful. Must be nice to live there.

Enjoy the rest of the day, and thank you for stopping by my humble blog.


Grandy said...

Mrs. G~ You are my hero!! Nothing wimpy about ya!!

Linda~ HA!! Maybe we should have good ol' Action Will take the Superpower quiz from the previous post. That would be good. Thanks for stopping by!

Urban~ I don't blame you...I don't trust myself in the preparing raw fish department. If I lived next door to the ocean maybe.

Renie~ Speaking of "Confessions", my hubby doesn't actually let me drive our lawnmower with the blades down...something about my inability to NOT hurt myself. Blah blah blah...

Janet said...

mmmm, sushi! I love it, so fresh and clean and delicious!