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Wondermommy tagged me! 

The tag rules are:
1. When tagged, place the name of the person and URL on your blog
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 7 things about yourself
4. Name 7 of your favorite weblogs
5. Send an e-mail letting those bloggers know they have been tagged

So here are 7 random things about me:

1.  The sunshine on bright, sunny days gives me headaches.  Even with sunglasses, it feels like I’ve been looking directly into a bare lightbulb at the end of the day.

2.  I gave myself a haircut when I was three.  My mom put a ribbon in my hair for the picture below to keep the short hair on the top of my head from sticking straight up. 

3.  I love fresh ground pepper – lots of it.  I even put it on popcorn.

4.  At restaurants, I tend to shred, tear or strip my paper napkins by the end of the meal.  It’s very bad manners, but I always make sure every piece is scrunched up on the plate before I leave. 

5.  My public high school graduation ceremony was at the Roswell Street Baptist Church in Cobb county, Georgia, the same county that had the famous ‘evolution is theory’ sticker controversy.

6.  I love going to those cheap matinee movies where there’s five other people and you get to put your feet up.  The theater on this island only plays two shows a week in the evenings, so I don’t get to do this often.

7.  I have a tiny scar under my left eye from when I was a toddler and an older kid at daycare threw a record at my face.

I’m tagging the following 7 people:
*That’s cool* a random fact
When trade was monopolized by the Portuguese in the Middle Ages, pepper was worth more than gold by weight.
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Pretty baby blue

I got my first RAOK in the mail from an anonymous fairy godmother on Crochetville.  (Thank you, thank you FGM!)  The package had a sweet little note and these ribbons.  There’s a handful more, including some pretty baby blue and sage satin ones.  All of them are beautiful and will be used for sure.  And I’m so excited to have a ribbon stash now!

I also received my Swap Swap Gals package today from Zarah.  (Thanks Zarah!)  Here’s a little sneak peak of what I got:

 

There wasn’t enough time today to get Zarah’s swap gifts blog-ready.  I’ll get everything photographed tomorrow ASAP. 

Meanwhile, I’m putting the finishing touches on my own Swap Swap Gals package for Katrina.  All the knitting/crocheting is done, but I am forced to sew a few things so it is going slowly.   

And for those select few that are waiting, I’m working on the Through Any Window Baby Blanket tutorial also.  

*That’s cool* a random fact

Pabst Beer is now called Pabst Blue Ribbon beer because it was the first beer to win a blue ribbon at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.

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I’m a lil’ sick these past couple of days.  I took the ferry off island for some yarn acquisition and came back with a cold.  Nothing terrible, but lets just say honey and chamomile are never far away at the moment.   

Take a look at this video I found surfing between cups of tea.  These play-doh bunnies are not computer generated – they’re stop animated and just watch what they become! 

These little dough bunnies are so cute and have inspired a lot of YouTube spinoffs.  These are especially enjoyable if you have a slightly sick sense of humor.  Plus there are a lot of cute amateur play-doh animations not relating to bunnies out there. 

But seriously, who doesn’t love play-doh?  Plus, you can make your own play-doh.  I love this homemade stuff since it is technically edible for those little munchers out there. 

 I know, I know… if you read the word playdoh one more time in this post…

*That’s cool* a random fact

Play-doh was originally a comound used to clean wallpaper.  When it was finally marketed for children it came in 1.5 lbs tubs of off-white play-doh. Talk about lacking a little color! 

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