The lovely Tara of Nothing Elegant tapped me to talk about myself just a little bit more than I already manage to do on a daily basis. The usual seven random facts about yourself. But instead of tagging seven more people I’m going to leave it wide open instead – join in if you want and if not, well, that’s okay, too!

I have a coat fetish.

Let’s put it this way, it’s only me living in my house, yet the coat closet in the entryway is packed. No worries though, there’s plenty of room on the closet shelves to accommodate my scarf and hat fetishes, too!

My favorite flowers are Chinese poppies.

Closely followed by peonies. Closely followed by all other flowers.

I love planning how I’m going to gift wrap Christmas gifts each year.

Which is followed very closely by disappointment when I remember that I have to pack and ship most of my presents to Pennsylvania where I’ll be for the holidays. Let’s just say from past experiences that most ideas don’t hold up that well.

I own at least five cameras.

A regular point and shoot. An Advantix which I don’t think they make the film for anymore. A Canon Rebel. A Polaroid. And a Sony touch-screen digital. I think I’ve got all the bases covered! Still holding out for that Holga though…

I’m a hopeless romantic.

Which causes some problems.

I need to constantly be doing something.

Even when watching TV or a movie I’m still moving around or doing something else at the same time. I doubt it’s ADD, but think it’s something more more closely related to being antsy.

Roadkill gives me goosebumps

Every single time I drive by one of those unlucky furry creatures I get chills. Even if it’s (gasp) the same one for days.

:: image via ffffound

  • Tasha

    November 18, 2008 at 11:09 pm Reply

    1. Chinese poppies are my favorite, too.
    2. That photo you chose gives me the heebeejeebees.
    3. I did 7 things about me on my blog, too.

  • Beth

    November 19, 2008 at 5:01 am Reply

    1) I have to read every entry of every blog I currently rss subscribe to in my email. (I do cheat and credit reading the titles only of the 50+ something blog entries Treehugger posts.)

    2) I collect old hats. 40s 50s, flapper cloches. Mmmm . . . .

    3) To go with the hat collection, I love old movies. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and William Powell . . .

    4) I just had a baby and he’s cute as a button and has tiny hands, elbows, eyebrows, wee toes, and eyelashes, and the tiniest cutest behind you have ever seen! (I Remember Momma is another great movie.)

    5) I love the late afternoon when the sun hits the angle reflected in Maxfield Parish paintings.

    6) The forest calls to me and inspires me in every way. Trees hug me.

    7) I almost stepped in roadkill once walking along not looking where I was going. I contorted myself in incredible ways to avoid that. It was gross.


  • karey m.

    November 19, 2008 at 9:22 am Reply

    love these little bits! roadkill?

    and your coat obsession, especially when i recall you live in OK, is pretty decadent, yes?

    i like that the most.

  • mhgdblog

    November 19, 2008 at 2:11 pm Reply

    These are great, Kelly! I did 7 things on my blog too. And I can totally relate to your coat fetish. If it weren’t for the fact that I live in San Diego and it’s still almost 80 degrees here, I would have a wardrobe of nothing BUT coats! You should take pictures of all your coats and post em’ so I can live vicariously through you!

  • Lynne

    November 19, 2008 at 7:35 pm Reply

    I am impressed with your strategic planning for wrapping Christmas presents. I am the opposite – I am trying to work out a signature wrapping style so I wrap everything the same all the time!

  • Mel

    November 20, 2008 at 1:48 am Reply

    I’m no longer a practicing Catholic, but I still do the sign of the cross when I see a dead animal at the side of the road. Weird.

  • oneshotbeyond

    November 20, 2008 at 3:40 am Reply


    I’m with you on the romance thing.

    Why oh why? I don’t know!

    This post was a cute read!!!

    Did you enter to win my favorite CD on my blog? If not, you need to! Seriously, romantic souls NEED to hear this music!

  • shill

    November 20, 2008 at 7:34 am Reply

    i love this facts!!!

  • [Tara]

    November 20, 2008 at 3:00 pm Reply

    Great list! I have a coat fetish, too. I can never seem to have enough! I agree with you on the roadkill thing, and unfortunately, there is a lot of it here in OK…

  • Kelly

    December 3, 2008 at 5:28 pm Reply

    thanks for the love, peeps! and PS: i bought another coat on Black Friday! eek!


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