Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It's all about me...

My blogging pal Tracy over at Outside has tagged me with a meme, in which I have to share 7 pieces of information about myself, and tag seven other bloggers.

So here goes:

1. I'm a native Mainer, and although I've lived in Massachusetts and Illinois, I hope I'm now in Maine for good. As Dan and I like to say, we want to leave Henbogle feet-first.

2. My dad owned a hardware store, and I learned a lot about hardware growing up. To this day I can cut glass and thread pipe, and know more about hardware than 90% of the clerks in Home Depot --I just don't know where to find it! Part of that heritage is the love of beautiful, well made tools, like these dibbles.

3. I own my own cement mixer. It's a beautiful thing.

4. I worked at a Girl Scout camp, Camp Pondicherry, for 6 summers, and count those summers among my best ever, yet never became a girl scout.

5. I still count my first boss, the Librarian at the Norway Memorial Library, among my dearest friends.

6. All of my pets, cats Mercedes, Ocho and Paisley, and dog Fisher, were rescues. Now I need to be rescued from them. Please!

7. I had my first vegetable garden when I was in the 4th or 5th grade. Among other things, I grew potatoes which I cooked in my Easy Bake Oven, (only later using the oven to melt my Barbies and create burn victims) and was I hooked. I've been gardening ever since. Who needs dolls when you can grow things!

Now on to the fun of learning interesting bits about my blogging cronies
1. Chris at the Gorham Garden
2. Portia at In the Garden with Gentle Palm
3. "I am a violet" at the Garden Ho
4. Mary at Big World...Small Garden
5. Meresy at Edge Effect
6. Carelton Gardener at Skippy's Vegetable Garden
7. Petunia's Gardener at Petunias Garden


Gentle Palm's gardener, Portia, said...

I'm so jealous about the cement mixer!! And the hardware store knowledge. Loved reading your meme, and thanks for tagging me. I've played along - its a great game.

meresy_g said...

I wish I was handy with tools. Or I wish my husband was. We just aren't very handy people. Those dibbles are beautiful. Old tools were pieces of art as well as functional. Doubt anyone will ever say that about a Stanley Fat Max Hammer. Thanks for tagging me and I'll post the meme soon. I look forward to going through your archives.

Tracy said...

Ali: I wish I had hardware store knowledge, too, especially as a woman - I hate going into Home Depot and not only being NOT able to find help, but also not being able to accurately describe what I'm looking for. Thanks for playing along and posting your seven things!

Ali said...

I don't want to give the impression I am able to find HELP in Home Depot....

I should also have pointed out that gaining my knowledge of tools via experiential learning was not something I appreciated until much later in life....