Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Versatile Blogger

Julie of The Beauty of a Stitch has nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award – thank you so very much, Julie! 

Part of the fun includes sharing seven things about myself, so here it goes:

1.  I am a classically trained singer.
2.  I was lucky enough to take a costume design course in college and work in the theatre department – I learned SO MUCH about clothing construction! – thank you Kristine Kearney!!  Best class EVER!
3.  To pay the rent, I work for family lawyers.  And before you ask, I have absolutely no ambitions to become a lawyer – a three month job opportunity just turned into something that has become rather permanent.  Valentino is my little assistant and sleeps under my desk all day (when he isn't begging treats).

Someone is sleeping on the job!

4.  I have fainted on three separate occasions:  after being kicked in the shin (lousy P.E. class did not have shin guards available but made us play soccer anyway); after slipping down stairs and landing on my tailbone at a Jane Austen tea party (seriously! someone get the smelling salts!); and while listening to a description of brain surgery head wounds (don’t ask!).  The fun part is that immediately prior to blacking out, I lose my color vision and see in black and white for a few seconds – at least I have some warning!    
5.  Speaking of sports – I played varsity basketball in high school (this really is nothing to brag about, however, because the entire school had less than 150 students!)
6.  After a class trip to Yosemite, I decided I wanted to be a ranger.  I  am not sure exactly when the tide turned, but I may have been the first ranger to wear high heeled hiking boots and dresses on the trail!   
7.  After reading Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (required reading for a history course), I went vegetarian and have never looked back.

And to continue the love, here are my nominees for their very own Versatile Blogger Awards . . .


  1. Thank you, Laura Mae! (Love that pic of Valentino.)

  2. You just proved why you are a versatile blogger. Such an interesting background. Thank you.

  3. Oh wow, thanks for the award, lady! :)

  4. Thanks so much! You are a sweetheart!

  5. Quite an entertaining and hilarious bunch of 7 items. As an environmentalist i think you should have not given up on being a park ranger! have you seen their outfits?! they could use someone like you to provide them w/ some style! ;)

  6. Thanks again lovely lady! You're wonderful :)