Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Off-Topic Tuesday: 5 More Things About Me

I am supposed to share 10 things about myself, after receiving the Beautiful Blogger Award. Last week I posted the first 5 and today I'll share 5 more.

6. I have an extensive mineral collection. In other words, I collect rocks. I have several stones and crystals, some very rare, some very common, but all very interesting. Some are tumbled and polished, some are in their raw, natural state. Many of them have beautiful colour patterns and some are very intricate clusters, with interesting striations or complex formations. I really enjoy touching and looking at my rocks. I have one piece that is 15 million years old.

7. I love to read. I like classics and new work as well. I enjoy novels more than non-fiction. Among my favourite classics are the works of E.M Forster, The Bronte Sisters, M. Somerset Maugham, Edgar Allen Poe and Jane Austen.  I read Jane Austen's novels regularly.

My favourite current author is Anne Tyler, although I enjoy so many others.

8. Movies are a passion of mine. I love old movie classics such as The Thin Man series, "Now Voyager" with Bette Davis, and I also enjoy film noir.  My favourite current movies are usually small indie movies or foreign films. I love finding the hidden gems that many people never see. I have also been watching a lot of Hindi films of late, inspired by a dear friend with whom I trade recommendations.  My favourite recent indie movie is a film called "Ink".

9.I have a severe peanut allergy. Just eating a half of a peanut could cause anaphylactic shock and kill me. Getting to an emergency room ASAP would be essential. While I've always been careful to stay away from peanuts, there have been a few times when I've taken a bite of something that unexpectedly had peanuts in it. Scary indeed.

Unfortunately, in stressing the importance of keeping peanuts away from me, my children really were frightened of peanuts as children and would not eat them. I often feel really bad about how afraid they were on my account.

10. I never wore a braid in my hair until I was about 27 years old. My mother never put my hair in braids as a child, and my hair was rarely long enough to wear a braid as an adult. Before joining The Long Hair Community at the age of 45, I was never able to wear a French Braid that was fit to wear outside of the house. I also had no idea on how to hold my hair up with a hair stick until I was 45.

So that's it.  If you've managed to read this far, I applaud you.

As for awarding the 9 other bloggers that I am supposed to do, I will have to do that in future entries.  I won't forget to do it, but I am not ready at this point.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, and I'll see you tomorrow to talk hair.

Love to all.


  1. Wow we have a lot in common I love movies and books too.

  2. How fun to read more about you and find common ground, besides growing our hair! I love to read all the authors you listed and am working my way through all of Jane Austen's books. I also LOVE to watch old movies! Thank you for sharing about you!

  3. I too love the Thin Man movies (I have the complete set of 'em). I too am an avid reader also preferring fiction to non-fiction. I do find it harder to get into the classics simply because of their syntax. I keep wanting to though! LOL

  4. If you like foreign/small films, some of my favorites are "El labyrintho del Fauno" (Spanish, also called Pan's Labyrinth) and "Let the right one in" (the orginal Swedish film)


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