Thursday, September 23, 2010

7 Things About Me - Well, Almost

Yogi from Yogi's Den gifted me (and 6 others) yesterday with "The Versatile Blogger" award.

Thank you, Yogi!

What comes with this little jewel is the instructions to reveal 7 truths about myself and then pass the award on to 7 others.

My 7 truths include (sorry, no photos for these):

1. My 2 favorite required reading books in high school were Scarlett Letter and A Tale of Two Cities. My least favorite book was Bridge of San Luis Rey.

2. Back in the day, high school seniors enrolled in Home Economics were given an exam with the possibility of receiving the "Betty Crocker Award" and then go on to compete on a higher level for a college scholarship. The year I was a junior in high school, we had no senior class. (It was a new high school and the seniors in our district were allowed to remain at the other high school in town.) My Home Ec teacher required the juniors to take the exam. I'm still not sure how it happened but I won the award for my high school. Seriosly, there was another girl in my class that really should have received the award. I've always felt bad about that.

3. Cooking is something I truly enjoy (well, most of you probably knew that) but what you may not know is that my favorite time and place to cook is when we're camping.

4. A lot of people have asked me what kind of camera I have. I actually have 2 that I use all the time. The first one is a small, point-and-shoot Sony Cyber-shot that I like to have with me all the time "just in case." Because it's small I can carry it in my pocket or purse. My other camera is a Nikon D80. I manage some fairly decent photos with it but I wish I knew someone who could give me some instruction on all it's capable of. I do have an excellent reference book for the camera but I'm more of a learn-by-watching type of person.

5. I have this ability to be able to tell when something isn't level. It comes in really handy when I'm scrapbooking or when AD and I are trying to hang pictures. Years ago I was sitting on the couch in the home we owned then and I noticed that the door jam was lower on one side than the other. I made a comment to AD and he said I was wrong. "Go get a ruler and we'll see." It turned out that I was right (I never doubted I wasn't) because there was an eighth of an inch difference.

6. I didn't learn to drive a standard-shift automobile until my daughter was in the 1st grade.

Okay, so that's 6. I know I need 7 and I do know what it is but you'll have to come back on Saturday to find out what it is and who I've passed the award on to.

Yogi, Thanks again for this challenge. It was a good one. Not that anything I passed on here is of much importance but tt really caused me to think about what I might want to pass on.


  1. Verrrrry interesting. I've always been impressed with your cooking and your photos, but your ability to know when something isn't level really blows me away.

  2. That was a fun read!

    I loved The Scarlett Letter too! I also love to bake...and I bet you totally deserved that Betty Crocker award!

  3. oh...and I wanted to tell you - a bunch of us bloggers met in Etsy's chat room last week and your name came up as "Someone we would want to meet in real life" (hugs) Have a great day!!

  4. very interesting! so your amazing kitchen skills started in Junior High school!
    I have never gone camping let alone cooked while doing that, but I would love to someday try!

  5. Very interesting. I like to know little tidbits of my blogging neighbors. I never did learn how to drive a standard shift.

  6. Lanyardlady, Someone once told me I should play golf. He said it would be a great help knowing when things are level. Maybe I missed my calling. LOL!

    Angela, I really wished I could have been in on the chat but circumstances prevented me from being there. I think it would be so much fun to meet all the bloggers that I follow!

    Darlene, The reason I learned to cook is a long story. Maybe I'll share it sometime.

  7. Christine, I did try to learn to drive a standard some years before I actually mastered driving one. My brother had let me drive his old beat-up truck some years before and I managed to tear the transmission out of it - at least that's what he told me. So I never tried again until my husband and I had a standard shift car and I HAD to learn.

  8. Interesting post its always fun to learn more about a friend!

  9. You love to cook, but don't know why you won the Betty Crocker Award? LOL!

    My husband taught me to drive a stick, but my left leg would shake so badly when using the clutch I refused to drive his car. Now I've forgotten how.

    Thanks for sharing tidbits....kinda fun getting to know our familiar (and Oklahoma) bloggers.


  10. You would have so much fun in my house finding all of the not level things. And nobody would argue with you.

  11. I'm so impressed that you can remember the books you read in high school! I never "officially" learned to drive a stick myself... I used to sneak my Dad's fishing wagon around the block when no one was at home and never had an accident and he was the teacher for my driving ability, but we always went to the country with the automatic... little did he know!

  12. OK, now we know all your secrets!!

  13. I never learned to drive a stick until I was married and hubs pickup had one.
    Enjoyed reading your truths and getting to know a blogging friend even more.
    have a great weekend.

  14. you go girl!!!! Happy weekend.

  15. I always enjoy reading these little meme's.

  16. You shouldn't feel bad about winning. Obviously there was a reason you took first place.
    If you want to learn a little about your camera and how it works, go to and look at their camera tutorials. It may help you some. Good luck!!

  17. Well, we have a few more things in common like the books we like and camp cooking. :-)