Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tagged

I've been tagged. So...here are seven interesting (or not-so-interesting) things about me:

1) My husband and I have the same birthday. We were born just a few hours apart in the same hospital. Of course, we did not meet until we were adults, since he grew up in New York and I grew up in Atlanta. Sharing a birthday was fun when we first started dating, but I am starting to understand how twins feel.

2) I find most things from the Victorian era to be somewhat sinister.

3) I never had any real intention to start blogging (hence the totally ridiculous title of my blog). One day I was bored at work and did a few practice posts which I sent to my husband. By the end of the day he had emailed it to our friends and sent me flowers. I figured I couldn't stop after that.

4) Every day at least 4 people visit this site from "Mariah Carey" related Google searches.

5) I have never had a cavity or a broken bone (knock on wood).

6) Several years ago, I grew tired of the flakiness of the design world and took a break which ended up lasting much longer than it should have. Blogging finally kicked down the wall in my head that was holding my creative side back. In the past few months I have filled a sketchbook full of drawings and reinstated my interior design business license. Bring on the flakiness!

7) On our honeymoon, My husband and I were able to take a private tour the Sistine Chapel while it was closed to the public. It was a wedding gift from his grandparents and one of the highlights of my life.

Thank you for the tag:
My Designing Life
Pink Wallpaper
Design for Mankind
Vie Chaotique

Sorry it took so long.

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for playing, BA. Glad your creative block is gone away -- hopefully for good! Your tour of the Sistine Chapel -- all in private -- must have been divine. Have a lovely weekend.

vie chaotique said...

BA - You are a good sport. My brother and sister in law have the same birthday as do my husband and his father. My hubbie and I are a week apart and celebrate each and everyday for the week. Love your blog. Please add me to your role...Best,

girl meets glamour said...

So glad to learn more about you! Let's see, that Sistine Chapel thing, pretty amazing gift...glad you're getting back into int design too. Have a great weekend :)

~Kate

Margaret said...

The thing about you and your husbands' birthdays being hours apart is neat, but I think the Sistine Chapel visit sort of takes the cake! Wow. What an amazing gift and something you'll treasure forever...

Kari & Kijsa said...

wow- Always love reading these..but a private tour of the sistine chapel...what a highlight!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

design for mankind. said...

Oh I looove finding out more about your life! :)

You have a very sweet husband to encourage your blog. We are such lucky girls, yes? :)

Neutral Dwelling said...

I found your blog through the tag at My Designing Life. What a great blog! I will be adding you to my blog roll!

Joanna Goddard said...

love these facts.

it's so sweet that your husband sent you flowers when you started your blog. how cute. also, funny that you share a birthday! i'm a twin and it is fun but also sometimes you want to be the only one opening presents.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

These were fascinating facts! I was amazed about you and your husband being born in the same hospital a few hours apart, laughing about the Mariah Carey searches, excited for you about your interior design business and best of all amazed about the wedding gift from your grandparents! What a romantic memory that must be for you!
Melissa

Patricia Gray said...

3) I am glad you started blogging.

Alkemie said...

That's so great that you have renewed inspiration. And being able to view the Sistine Chapel privately, WOW.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I am so glad you have re-kindled your design business. Tell us more! You have such a keen eye and fresh perspective. Are your teeth snow white too? You make us all jealous....

annechovie said...

Really enjoyed learning a bit more about you. A private tour of the "Capella Sistina" had to have been amazing. When I went there, I was so claustrophobic after weaving through the maze of rooms to get there, that I just wanted to get away from all the people shoving me and the tight spaces. Unfortunately, I couldn't even stop to appreciate it because I was being herded into a corner. My brother and his wife have the same birthday as well AND it's the day after Christmas!

ALL THE BEST said...

Love learning more about one of my favorite bloggers!

nunu pepe' said...

Lovely getting to know you, excellent choice of facts. I know exactly what you mean about flakiness! On my own mission to make it less flaky and of more substance :)

Sacheverelle said...

Never had a single cavity? What? You must have exceptionally good teeth genes!
Mariah Carey? Strange..

Love your blogs, always so interesting. Keep up the great work (not to pressure you or anything)!

dianamuse said...

Post title + painting + #7 = another example of the brilliance we've come to expect from you. And thanks to your husband. He knew, somehow, that you were really onto something here.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks for all of the nice comments. I promise I will stop bragging about how great my husband is now.
: )

Laura said...

Sistine Chapel--amazing. Sure beats a place setting of silver as far as life changing events!

Habitually Chic said...

I can't wait to see all of your new designs when you are ready to share them with us!

And the Sistine Chapel story is beyond fabulous. What an amazing experience to have shared with your wonderful husband. He doesn't happen to have a brother does he? ;-)

Who Sees the Seven... said...

Great fun facts! Thanks for sharing. The blog sure does get your creative juices flowing.

lee kleinhelter said...

How fun! I'm so glad you are going to be designing again! Maybe this means I get to see more of you! Congrats your back with the rest of the flakies! Just got back from NY market and you would have loved the Saks new shoe boutique. You can't beat fabulous shoes & design! Its a great combo.

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