Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Hi everyone! I made the decision this week to get serious about my blog. Ok, not "serious", but at least active once again. It's hard to blog when you're trying to focus on something in particular all of the time. The initial purpose of my blog was purely to promote my jewelry. Guess what? It's not so much fun, and not all that interesting to read about. So, while I may throw bits and pieces about my jewelry in the mix on occasion, I've decided to take this thing in a new directions. So, bear with me... hopefully this won't be too bumpy of a ride!

My first step in taking my blog in a new direction was to join the etsyBloggers Team. I just joined this week and already the team members are helping me to get into the swing of things. In fact, Jackie from A Keeper's Jackpot tagged me. What's that mean, you ask? Well, she was "tagged" by another blogger to basically respond to a fun question. In turn, she answered the question and tagged five others. One of those five was little ol' me! Now it's my turn to shed a little light on six secrets you might not have known before:

1. I'm a control freak. It's hard for me to let others help with projects, because I've become so self-sufficient in my 30 years on the planet. I don't like to rely on others because I'm afraid of being disappointed. I'm back in school now and working on group projects is like pulling teeth. But, I'm getting better... I think!

2. I hate to cook, love to bake. Cooking just doesn't do it for me - it's because I *need* to cook, I think - otherwise, my household would survive on grilled cheese and ramen noodle soup. I cook because I HAVE to. Baking is something I do for pleasure and everyone's happy with the end results - I mean, who doesn't love homemade sweets? Just ask my hips and the hips of my loved ones!

3. I prefer not to work for a large corporation because I don't want to work with alot of other women. Sexist? Perhaps, but I've found that once you get more than 2 women in the same office, all hell starts to break loose. That's not always the case, and I have had some positive experiences working with women - so please don't leave me nastygram comments about how attitudes like mine put the feminist movement back 50 years. But if you want to work with me, leave the catfights and gossip at home.

4. I hate crowds. This holds me back a lot. I don't mind crowds in open places like baseball parks or markets. A bar? No way! A club? Not getting me within 50 yards, I don't care how cool the place might be. If I have to go out to a place like that for a special event, I refuse to go alone - I won't even meet you there. I'll drive with you so that I'm not waiting in the parking lot for thirty minutes alone, waiting for you to show. Sorry.

5. I'm heartbroken that this season is the last season of E.R. on NBC. I've been faithfully watching the show (never missed a single episode) for what, 15 years now? My mom and sister are also E.R. addicts. I watched the relationship between Dr. Ross and Carol grow, the birth of Carol's twins, the deaths of Mark Green, Rocket Romano, Lucy Knight, Pratt, just to name a few. I feel connected to these characters and feel like I know them better than most of my present real-life friends. I don't mind the medical inaccuracies, I'm all about the story lines. My sister, mom and I are planning a party for the last episode - there will be many tears that night, I'm sure!

6. I can't swim. Mind you, I have lived nearly my entire life at the foot of Lake Michigan. Half of my family owns swimming pools. I'm not really sure why I was never taught or never learned. I'll go in a pool, but I'm the only adult that's clinging on to one of those pool noodles for dear life - it's quite an entertaining site to see, I'm sure.

Now it's my turn to tag five other bloggers, so here we go!

- Laurie from Laurie Beggin Glass Musings

- Mary Ann from Morning Sky Jewelry and Creations

- Eileen from Dorset Hill Beads

- Linda from Handmade By Linda

- Julie from Creative Mines

Now it's your turn to blog about six secrets about yourself! Happy Secret Sharing, ladies! Thanks again to Jackie for getting me off my duff and blogging again!

- Lisa


A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Ha! We could be related. I hate crowds, I didn't know until I planned a wedding that I'm a control freak, and I can't swim either. But I don't really mind that, as long as I'm never on a capsized cruise ship!

agoodwitchtoo said...

I work in a department FULL of women! I'd prefer they left the catfights at home too ;)

Welcome to the team!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Sometimes I think I'd rather work with all men too - women are sooo catty! Then I realize that I'd rather just work by myself, because like you, I am a control freak :P

Welcome to the team and keep us updated on your blog posts!

Anonymous said...

We could be related too, except I can swim!

LOL re: pool noodle...

Nice pix of you and your "son"?

Welcome to the team.


BTW - I will add your blog to my blog roll.

Lisa Human said...

Yep, that's me and my son! I'm sure you'll see more of him in the coming months - gotta post those Halloween and Christmas pics! :)

Linda said...

We have a few things in common, #1, 2 and 6. Thanks for the tag. I just did it after a couple days of no internet,

Julie Antinucci said...

Awww. Your #5 about ER makes me so sad for you. You should replace that show with Grey's Anatomy. It is not only dramatic but pretty damn funny!

Thanks for tagging me. This was fun!

Julie Antinucci said...

Awww. Your #5 makes me so sad for you. You should replace ER with Grey's Anatomy. It is not only dramatic but funny!

Thanks for taggin me. It was fun!