I'm going to pass this one on to Dawn from Weldable Cookies for being so incredibly cool and for never being afraid to tell it like it is. Dawn describes herself as a cranky, middle-aged lesbian building contractor, though she doesn't strike me as all that cranky ;-), but I definitely dispute the middle aged bit - she's only a few years older than me! (Warning, some of her content is not family-friendly. Choose your moment wisely).
and to our own Ima on the Bima, Phyllis, for being such a force for good in blogosphere.
And then before I could turn around both Jjientje and Libby, two of our little corner of the blogosphere's loveliest and most generous of spirit bloggers, were sending the Honest Scrap award my way. This one comes with a catch though, you have to list ten honest facts about yourself. (Thankfully Dawn skipped me for this one, I don't think I could manage to keep up with her level of honesty LOL.)
Ten things? I'm pretty open here so you guys already know an awful lot about me. Let's see...
1. My number one escapist fantasy destination is Tahiti. When life gets rough I always fantasize about running away to Tahiti. Someday I may even get there.
2. I learned to ski when I was five.
3. I haven't skied in about ten years, but in all honesty I don't miss it that much. I've gotten too used to being warm!
4. I'm a dyed in the wool folkie, i.e. I love love love (English language) folk music. No, not just the Sixties Revival stuff, the really old stuff too - like ballads that have been handed down orally for five hundred years.
5. Neither of my children have middle names. They aren't common here in Israel and my own tends to really confuse things, so we didn't bother giving them one.
6. I used to speak fluent French, even writing college papers (in French of course) on medieval French literature, but when I moved to Israel and learned Hebrew it drove my French straight out of my head. Now it's all I can do to order dinner.
7. I've never been to South America.
8. My utter lack of willpower in the face of a good cream sauce is legendary, and apparently also not my fault - it's those Hungarian genes!
9. My dining rooms chairs are getting a bit worn and I keep getting poked in the butt by upholstery nails - and those suckers are sharp!
10. I'm finally seeing an allergist tomorrow to hopefully figure out why every mild cold that comes through lands in my lungs and leaves me with a miserable asthmatic upper respiratory infection.
There, that's ten. Now to pick my
I'm going to go with:
Susan (or perhaps Trevor) - the coolest rocker/writer chick around
Lea - an amazing beautiful soul, and an artist and labyrinth designer too!
Janet - a fantastic photographer and blog-turned-in real life friend
Nancy over at Marie Millard - for always putting a smile on my face
Thank you all - for the awards, for reading this blog, for commenting, and for making this little corner of cyberspace the warm wonderful place that it is.