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So I guess my evil plans are working…

Because people out there actually seem to like me (or at least digital me). God help us all if you ever meet me in real life, I’m sure you will take it all back. But for now, I’m just going to enjoy the commendations as they come, alone, in my evil lair, sipping on the blood of the innocent (i.e. wine).

So two amazing people, Ginger and Cindy, have nominated me for the Sunshine Award! Which I actually think is quite appropriate, because while I might be a little bit dead inside, I’m also a very cheerful sort of person! What can I say, I’m a mixture.

So thank you very much Ginger and Cindy, and if you haven’t been to their blogs I don’t know what you are doing with your life. Go over there right now.                   Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 dollars.

  1. Favorite color: Blue.
  2. Favorite animal: Hmmm, this one is hard. Obviously I adore cats, but I grew up with dogs. I’m going to have to say monkeys. I love me some monkeys. They are amazing.
  3. Favorite number: 42. It’s the answer to life, the universe and everything, of course.
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee. And for the record, as much as I might enjoy alcoholic drinks, I never make my coffee Irish. I think it’s a little weird, honestly. Don’t hate me.
  5. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. Twitter baffles me.
  6. My passion: Writing, of course, cooking, sewing (as if you couldn’t guess) and my wonderful family. Oh, and theater.
  7. Getting or giving presents: Giving! I  hate surprises. But I LOVE surprising other people!
  8. Favorite day of the week: Friday. Shalom, Y’all!
  9. Favorite flower: Gerber Daisies. So bright!
  10. Favorite celebrity role model: Hmmm.Well I really love Jon Hamm, who in real life is nothing like Don Draper. Did anyone else marvel at his Jamaican accent on that one episode of 30 Rock? He’s amazing. But in terms of ladies, I have to say, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, the funny ladies who have their own shows and show the world that women can be funny and beautiful and keep their last names. All things to which I aspire.

Oh, man, now I gotta give this thing AWAY to OTHER people? Sigh. I’m going to go ahead and pass this over to Leah (wonderful name) at A Vintage Thread, Lavender at ThreadSquare, Sue at Sewin’ Steady, Lauren at LLadybird,  Cynthia at Dapperduds, and Kerry at Kestral Finds and Makes.

I don’t have any good cat photos of any cats I know personally to sign this off, so here, have some Maru.


PS: Cindy also awarded me the best blog award ever but I need to gather some evidence for that so more to come.


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The Internets is the Best.

Some things on the internet are horrible. That’s just a fact. For example, I recently found out about large digital communities in which people encourage each other not to eat in order to become emaciated. That is objectively horrible and I hope that stops sometime soon.

BUT, there are also communities of support and help for eating disorders on the internets as well. And there are also lovely people out there who give me blog awards. To which I say, thank you very much, you make up for this website I found of people who thing The Onion is a real news source. COME on, guys, get it together!

On the other hand, that website has allowed me a lot of (disgusted) pleasure, so, you  know, catch 22 there.

Anyway, a really nice blogger named Sue has awarded me the Versatile Blogger award which runs around the internets like a jack rabbit. Which I think is really sweet,  so thank you, Sue, you are a peach. Check out Sue’s blog, she’s just a delight, I can’t wait to see her Joan-inspired olive Green Mad Men Challenge dress. It’s going to be epic.

  1. Add the badge to the winning blog page.
  2. Thank the blogger who gave it.
  3. List the rules.
  4. List seven (7) random facts about yourself.
  5. Pass on the award to fifteen (15) deserving and conscientious bloggers who are nominated for their diligence, demonstrated skill, and achievements in the world of blogging and specifically in the sewing related category.
  6. Contact the nominated bloggers and let them know they are recipients.

Hmmmmm. Seven facts, eh? Sue, you are a crafty devil. But I shall accept this challenge (and this lovely award) with grace, and struggle. Like I do.

Facts about me:

1. I started cooking in restaurants at the age of 15. I worked as a chef in my vacations etc. for five years. And to think, most kids just babysit.

2.  I hate mushrooms. There was an incident in my youth, too traumatic to recount. Trust me.

3. I drink a lot of coffee. A LOT of coffee. Once in college I had six shots of espresso and four cups of coffee in one day (I was directing a show, it was a mess, I was young!) and I’ve never gone there again, but I’ve been close, people. I’ve been close. I really like coffee.

4. Monsoon Wedding is one of my favorite movies. I watch it all the time. I love it. It’s the best.

5. I’ve been to more countries outside of the United States then states within the United States. What can I say, I’m more interested in the Algarve then Alabama.

6. I’m a playwright. I really love Tom Stoppard. I really hate David Mamet. Judge me all you want, I hate Glengarry Glenn Ross. I just do. To tell you why would fill volumes. And I will defend Coasts of Utopia to the death, because while not everything works, but there is real dramatic initiative there! The Decemberists revolution! 9 hours! Billy Crudup! Come on!

7. I have read almost everything Terry Prachett has ever written. What can I say, I’m a fan.

And now to pass this baby onto other people! 15, eh? Goodness. Well, I certainly read more blogs then that, so if you didn’t make this list please don’t be mad at me, I think you are wonderful!

Dixie DIY

Miss P

She’s in Fashion

Trash Planet

Experiments and Accidents

Adventures in Adventuring

Miss Crayola Creepy

Dapper Duds

Cirque du Bebe

What Would Nancy Drew Wear


Thinking in Shapes

The Wardrobe, Reimagined


Ginger Makes

Now that I’m thinking about it, I could give this award to many people out there. I love me some internet, sometimes. Afterall, it gives us stuff like this. And this. And also this. The internets. For all it’s bad, there is just so much good.

Thank you very much, Sue, I really appreciate it.

And because I can’t bear not to, enjoy this photo of my parent’s newly rescued cat, Hercule Poirot. (We are all really into the mystery genre, historic and otherwise. Hence our cats being named Hercule Poirot, Brother Cadfael, Endeavor Morse and Marcus Didius Falco.)

We went with Poirot because of the mustache.

Cat photos.  Yet another reason to love the internet.


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