Thursday, October 18, 2007

Big Girl (or Boy, I guess) Toys

We needed some asphalt removed yesterday, and got some entertainment in the process. It only took a couple of hours to remove the asphalt and do some digging, and we got to watch it happen. My husband actually told me I looked like I was having too much fun watching. Is there such a thing as too much fun? Actually, we both wanted to get aboard and operate it ourselves. I haven't ever operated anything like this and just knew I'd put a hole through the house or something, so, didn't even ask. Fascinating to watch, though. I've seen most sorts of construction equipment in my years, and just never get tired of watching the ease with which a good operator does the work. They make it look like so much fun, though I know it takes practice. I think there is the one guy who does this kind of work around town and has the toys to do it.
We were out watching the Big Girl Toy :~} when the rainbows of yesterday's post happened.

I have been tagged by Durban Daily Photo .

So, here are 8 things you may not know about me (and I'm willing to reveal :~}
1. I own a lot of fabric, and, like Kim of Seattle Daily Photo, sometimes I even sew with it.
2. I crochet and have quite a collection of yarn, too.
3. Well, don't forget the paper collection - for scrapbooking, cardmaking, origami, paper crafts.
(These make me a hobbyist, not a pack rat! :~} Which I keep telling myself.)
4. I can be an obsessed picture taker - my husband and (grown) kids just shake their heads and sometimes stick around. Thank heavens for digital!
5. The thing most people notice about me is my hair - it's blonde with gray streaks, reaches my knees, and there's a lot of it. The longest I had it was to the middle of my calves 1.5 years ago. I cut 12 inches or so every couple of years and send it to Locks of Love ( ).
6. We have 6 grandchildren that we don't see nearly often enough, but none live close, either.
7. I love to read and reread - science fiction, mysteries, fiction, local stories, ... I reread the first six Harry Potters before the 7th came out. We just read the Twilight, Eclipse, and New Moon series that is set in Forks. Mrs. Pollifax cracks me up. Most of my reading is light and escapist.
8. We don't watch TV, don't even have a connection to the house for cable or satellite (which is the only way to get anything here). Don't want it or miss it.

I am tagging these eight City Daily Photo sites:
1. St Louis, MO, USA
2. The other Forks, WA, USA site
3. Luxembourg Daily Photo
4. Oslo, Norway Daily Photo
5. Portland, Oregon, USA Daily Photo
6. Vancouver, BC, Canada
7. Port Angeles, WA USA
8. St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia

These are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger.
2. Post these rules.
3. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
4. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
5. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

and 6. Have fun with it!


Lynette said...

Thanks for the tag! It's number eight, but I've had fun with it for sure. Enjoyed your 8 Random Facts. Mrs. Polifax rocks! And I always thought my career ought to have been as a heavy equipment operator. Oops, I should've put that in my numerous random facts!

Lothiane said...

aha, found it! :) The tag was over the rainbow... ;)

I'll see what I can do, thanks for the tag!

Lothiane said...

I've finished my task now. :)