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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You Can't Always Get What You Want (but sometimes you do!)

If time, money, and my husband's sense of style were no object, this is what I would do with my kitchen:

• I would paint my honey oak 1990s cupboards a nice creamy white. This would appall most of my family. They all still believe oak is the be all and end all of woods and painting it is a terrible sin. But someday, I may just whip out the paint brush anyway.

• I would install a dark stained hard-wood floor

•get new counter tops (not sure what kind) with a (what's it called?) "rimless"/sunk-in sink

• I would buy these appliances and such…

I did get something I've been wanting for a while the other day. Heather (from Merry Moon) & I traded cupcakes! Here's is the one she designed for me. It looks very sweet in my kitchen.

Janice, from Pug Yoga has tagged me to tell you about some of my (many) quirks. Here's the rules:

1) Link to the person who tagged you
2) Mention the rules
3) Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself
4) Tag six other bloggers by linking to them
5) Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged

So…my quirks…

1. I am ALWAYS cold! I cannot drink anything with ice in it or I'll start shivering. I earned the nickname "Super Emily" at my last job because I would walk around with a blanket tied around my neck (over my three layers of clothing).

2. I love learning about plagues and epidemics. I research these things for fun. My favorite books are the Hot Zone and The Demon in the Freezer. So scary, but so fun to read. I dream about writing a book set in a tuberculosis hospital in the early 1900s or about the 1918 influenza epidemic. (I'm not a novelist. It's never gonna happen, but its fun to think about). I used to think maybe I wanted to be an epidemiologist or virologist, but I don't really want to get my hands dirty I just want to learn about these things from afar. Maybe the CDC needs a graphic designer?

3. I DESPISE matching up socks. Matched pairs never seem to get put in the same load of laundry. So when I'm folding clothes I throw the unmatched pairs in "the sock basket". We have a huge laundry basket of unmatched socks. When someone needs a pair, they have to go dig for two that are at least the same color.

4. I hate green vegetables

5. Every night, before I get into bed, I have to lift up the sheets and check for spiders.

5. The smell of cantaloupe makes me want to puke! I think it smells like a garbage dump. GROSS!

Okay, I'm passing this on to…

She's Sew Slye
Lulu Carter
Elfie and Me
Potty Mouth Mama
Practically Neccessary


Kitschen Pink said...

Oh you could never get tired of that table and chairs! Who needs matching socks! I have been known to turn up at work in odd shoes - bear in mind when reading this statement that I stopped working when i had my son... so I can't blame being a busy mum - I just got the wrong shoes in the morning! HA!t.x

Amanda said...

Thanks for linking to me and for your sweet comment! :)

momof2gr8kids said...

oh those are fab!! and so much more fun than mine.. and I LOVE The refridge.. I found one in pink.. and made some man tow it home for me.. and no it did not work.. and it would have cost too much for us at the time to fix.. so away it went again.. sad..

Hazel said...

You certainly 'know' what you want with regards to your kitchen. There is no harm in dreaming :)
Love the retro appliances.
Your 6 little quirks made me laugh :D

catslye said...

thanks sugar! for the tag, I'll get to my quirks this week, which are many and varied, but first I have to summarize the wonderful Squam Art Workshops I taught at... :)