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>i couldn’t resist trying it out!


You are The Wheel of Fortune

Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success

The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

>Nonessential things to know about me

>I saw this meme floating around, and though i was not tagged, i thought I’d give it a try.

Six nonessential things you can know about me:
…i don’t really like calling people on the phone. I have a cell phone, but I hardly ever use it. I don’t have a home phone, though, so I keep it. (this pic shows me actually talking on my cell phone!)
 …walking down the street, i can always spot the neighborhood kitties. I usually start talking to them in a syrupy voice, usually reserved for babies and my cat, and I try to pet them. I am overjoyed when they come up to me. I’ll stop and pet them for as long as my walking companion can stand it.
..I started keeping a diary when I was 7. It had a lock on it and Lucy from Peanuts on the cover with a word bubble saying “keep out” on it. My sister knew how to open the lock. She’d write responses to my diary entries, which would annoy the heck out of me. I stopped keeping a daily diary until she was out of the house. i started again in highschool. I did actually get rid of some of those highschool diaries, because they were so embarrassing! And how many pages do I need of me talking about how I walked past my crush in the halls? none. thanks.
…when I was four, my mom tried to get me into modeling. I have some really cute photos taken of me professionally, but when we did a live show and I had to walk in front of a lot of strangers and say something I had memorized, I broke in to tears. Turned out I had stage fright. It took a long time to get up in front of people to talk. I hated public speaking class in high school. I did better in college when I had to get up and speak in French to give a presentation. Strange. Now, it’s not much of a problem. I’ve been the emcee at a conference, with 200 folks in attendance; spoken in front of a group of teachers at a staff meeting; been on camera to recruit high school students on their school news broadcast…etc
…i never (or very rarely and only on clearance from some cheap place) buy my clothing new. I always shop second hand. It started in highschool when ‘grunge’ wear was “in fashion”…add the fact that I’m cheap, and it is the perfect combo for me. I discovered a Goodwill store near my new place that is an outlet store. That means you buy things by the pound. oh yeah! I went crazy in there a week or so ago. I bought a whole heap of cool weather gear (coming from tucson I didn’t have too much) and I bought all kinds of great things: fleece vests, wool sweaters, long sleeve t-shirts and many of these were in perfect condition with labels like Gap, Old Navy, Patagonia and Columbia! By the way, I paid $27 and I got 27 tops, 3 books, a cappucino mug, some glass ware, 2 pillows and a pillow case. Can’t beat that. We went back and bought our tv there, too. (this is one of my senior pictures. I am most likely wearing thrift store goodies! One of my other poses, I’m wearing a flannel shirt that I actually found in a lost and found box at work. nice.)
Well, there you have it. 6 nonessential things about me.

>Tagged…a blog meme

>Teri C tagged me! Five things. I’m supposed to tell you five, intriguing, fascinating things about me. Hmmm…Teri’s five things centered around her art…Let’s see if I can do something similar.

1. Monday night I made a “sympathy doll” that I had found here; as well as a small heart pillow and a catnip toy for Sagis. Sagis promptly ripped it open to get at the catnip. Ah well…

2. I am trying to learn how to knit. I have needles, some yarn and some Dummies guides to knitting. I’ve also watched some online videos, but I so far have not been able to get in the knitting groove.

3. I am playing in my journal more frequently. I’m pasting things in, such as ticket stubs, things sent to me, and other random goodies. I’m doodling in my journal and adding lots of color. I just recently started a new journal and liked that my last journal was very vibrant, and had a scrapbook feel to it, with cards, letters and things glued in. I vowed to do the same for this current journal. I’m not scanning in my journal work as much as I used to.

4. I’m still sketching, but I haven’t posted much recently. I am using a small water color moleskine. It’s the perfect size. I will have to add color to some recent sketches and post them soon.

5. Other creative endeavors of late include: altered book project (I started another altered book, but I kind of fell out of love with it and ignored it. When Tad was gone for a week, I pulled it out again and started to love it again!); doodles about my day in a monthly agenda (based on what other folks have done. I keep it at work, though, and spend a minute or two to record a thought on the day before, usually accompanied by a doodle) and I’m cooking, sometimes from a recipe and other times just by throwing things together. Nothing too extravagant, but our meals, and such….

Not sure who else to Tag…maybe I’ll tag some non Everyday Matters folks…hmmm

1. Sina of fogstorm– a fellow Tucsonite, she’s a crafter of words, a photographer and she knits, too.
2. Julie of Idea Rodeo -also residing in Tucson, is full of great ideas and likes to be crafty, especially with collage.
3. Jon of Foibles and follies-in the rainy pacific northwest, is busy learning all things business, but likes to share himself in the blogosphere
4. Nicole of Turtle Land another Tucson dweller, is a great sketch and collage artist. She has lovely teapots.
and 5. YOU, the reader who wants to be tagged, but no one has asked you yet. please comment with your blog address so that I can read your 5 things!

I was last tagged here.

>Special Release…

>Here’s a fun activity that only take a few minutes. Create your [pretend] band’s cd cover (read below). Here’s mine for the band “Feta” and the name of the first album is “one is truly wise”

Here’s the stuff that meme’s are made of:
1. first article title on the page is the name of your band.
2. last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Squish them all together like a sandwich, post it, and you’ve got an instant hit single from a band that never was. (But perhaps in fact one day might be!)