Saturday, November 24, 2007


A few of my friends have posted the following tag game. Although I haven't been officially tagged, I've decided to play:

Two names you go by (besides your given names)?

1. Tiny (Bennie calls me that).
2. Mom.

Two things you are wearing right now?

1. Black suede boots.
2. Black broomstick skirt (No, I'm not dressed as a witch for Thanksgiving. It's a Santa Fe style pleated skirt.)

Two longest car rides?

1. Santa Fe to Chicago.
2. From 22 Heather in the Laurel Heights neighborhood in San Francisco to UC-San Fran Medical Center--lots of hills in between, and I was in the transition part of labor.

Two of your favorite things to do:

1. Dinner and a movie with my husband.
2. A walk in the early morning.

Two things you want very badly at the moment:

1. More hours in the day.
2. A new laptop (that seems to be going around).

Three animals you have or have had:

1. Trudy, a pound puppy we've had for almost 9 years.
2. Merlin Jones, a cat who adopted us.
3. Montague and Capulet, goldfish.

Three things you ate today:

1. breakfast burrito with green chile at Flying Tortilla.
2. leftover pizza from Fatsos (I know, I know. But it's the holidays!)
3. Isn't that enough already???

Two things you are doing tomorrow:

1. Working at the gallery.
2. Going to my in-laws' for dinner.

Two favorite holidays:

1. Thanksgiving.
2. Christmas.

Two favorite beverages:

1. latte.
2. margarita on the rocks.

I tag:

The San Antonio Contingent: Paschal, Lee, and JS
BT Bear, esq.
Old Man Lincoln & Patty
Anybody who wants to play and hasn't been tagged yet. I know many of you have already played and others I'm thinking may be too busy for such shenanigans.

Paste the questions onto your own blog, inject yourself with truth serum, and post your answers. No copying from others.

A word of explanation regarding photo: It's from Thanksgiving 2006--this year we forgot to take pictures of people! Flannery did, however, photograph the food for her cooking blog. Pictured above: Bennie, Oakley (in a moment of father-son bonding), me, Ben Sr., Lois, Flannery, Gary (exchange student from UK).


Anonymous said...

You joined in the game! You are fun!
Tiny? Hmm... should I ask for an explanation? Never mind.
Longest ride number 2, I can see why.
I agree, more hours in the day. Now it's getting dark so early. Today at 6:00 PM I thought it was around 8:00 PM. LOL! I got two more hours to my day!

BBC said...

Santa Fe, been there, done that. Nice town in some ways, but not so nice in others.

But I guess all towns are that way in a way, even where I live. For sure where I live.

Celebration of Life said...

Nice family picture! Once I get my suitcase unpacked, I will post my Thanksgiving pictures.

I am glad you played the Tag Game, now I know a little more about you!

I am home in Wyoming now and have lots to do before I start back to work tomorrow!

Have a great weekend!

San said...

Hey Chewy. In the evening I too have been looking at the clock with surprise!

San said...

Hi BBC. I've lived in Santa Fe for better than 14 years. We raised our children here and it's a very special place to us.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll return the visit.

San said...

Jolene, I'll look at those pictures. Hope it feels good to be back in Wyoming.

Lee said...

Hi San,

Thanks for tagging me. My post is up, come on over and check it out. :)


San said...

I actually saw your post before I saw this comment. Thanks for playing, Lee!

BBC said...

Okay hon, I'll do it because I can be quirky with it. I just posted it.
My other blog

San said...

BBC, I see you did inject the truth serum.

self taught artist said...

thanks for the tag, dont be offended if i dont do it.
it isn't personal :)
my scrooge dance thing works if you click the picture...wonder why it isn't for you?

San said...

I know, Paula, you're trying to write that artist's statement. Why not use the tag answers? Just kidding. Although I've seen far worse.

Daphne's writing her statement too. And she played. I'm sulking now.

Seriously, best of luck with the statement. They're hard, I know.

jsd said...

Will be posting soon, thanks for the tag.

San said...

JSD, you even added a question. You get bonus points!

david mcmahon said...

Hi San,

I did laugh at your description of the ``broomstick skirt''.

Right now I'm in a suit and tie at work Monday morning!!

San said...

Still Sunday here, David. You're time-traveling at a brisker pace down there.

Anonymous said...

Hello over there San,
I'm sorry i have only just read your comment.i have just crept upstairs after being snuggled up under a vintage eiderdown and it was lovely apart from i had to listen to steve's (my partner) war film instead of lovely old 'my funny valentine' lol.
I'm going to explore the rest of your blog first thing in the morning! thanks for stopping by San and Happy Thanks Giving x

San said...

Snuggled up under a vintage eiderdown? How could you bear to leave?

Celebration of Life said...

Yes, it is nice to be home but hard to leave the warm weather when there is snow on the ground here! My aches and pains were much less in that lower elevation, warmer climate. I am considering moving down there but it will have to be in a couple of years.

San said...

I've never been to Wyoming, Jolene, but I've heard it is really beautiful. I imagine the winter can be rather trying though.

Lee said...

Vintage Eiderdown comforter? I have one that is trying to fall apart in a box in my closet. It was my grandmothers. Does anyone know how to rescue them?

murat11 said...

Posted, by request. Peace.

San said...

Hi, Lee. I have some quilts handmade by my grandmothers and great-grandmother. I can't display them prominently in my home, since the southwestern sun fades them.

Here's hoping someone knows how to rescue your grandmother's comforter. Things like that are such treasures.

San said...

Peace to you, Paschal. I went to your post, knowing you would come up with something Paschalian i.e. witty. I wasn't disappointed.

Thanks for being a player, dude.

murat11 said...

Nice game of tag, Ms San. Kept me from doing evil things like lesson plans or thinking about skerl. Mil gracias. Tina had fun, too.

BBC said...

Some parts of Wyoming are beautiful. Other parts of it are yuck. Other than the beauty of some of it the best thing about it is that in general the people are wonderful.

I lived in Casper, Wyoming for a bit as a youth, and have been there in an 18 wheeler as an adult. It is my opinion that Casper is one of the yuck places in that state.

As for New Mexico, I have a cousin that lives in Rio Rancho, on the edge of the golf course, I stopped there a few times when I was trucking and spent the night.

It's okay I guess, I've been up the mountain in the tram two times.

One of my favorite places in that state is Taos. I once delivered a load of redwood from California there.

Kept a small amount of it and made a scale model of the load on a toy truck for the employer that I was working for at the time.

I sure do talk a lot, don't I? And I don't easily tilt. LOL

Camplin said...

Not much for tagging, but I did like reading the post. I agree with bbc, Santa Fe is great.

San said...

Paschal, I glanced at Tina's post and will do it justice later--I look forward to it! I'm swamped with work today but am glad I was able to keep the two of you focused on the frivolous.

San said...

BBC and Camplin,

Thanks for the nice words.

Meanie the baby dragon said...

Being a Wyoming native, I have to disagree with BBC. I have found that even the "yuck" places have their own beauty. There is nothing more vigorating than driving the roads of Wyoming in the springtime when everything is green and the baby deer and antelope are prancing! All of God's earth has its beauty, one just has to look for it sometimes. Where there is no beauty, is where mankind has destroyed it. Okay, I am stepping down off my soapbox now! LOL

Have a great day, San!

indicaspecies said...

Thank you for sharing a little more of you through this tag game. The answers were delightful and the picture is lovely.

Car ride in transition part of labor!? Would love to read a post on this.

San said...

Meanie, now you have me wanting to visit Wyoming in the springtime. The closest I've gotten was a great camping trip we did in the Colorado Rockies--a whole state away. We were thrilled to see elk and moose near our campsite.

San said...

Celine, now you've given me a great idea for a post. Don't know why that hadn't occurred to me. One of these days...

Hope you're having a great week!

Easybreathingfella said...

Hi San,

Great answers, now you've expanded the amount to be tagged, I carn't keep up with all the verious answers.

But good on ya gal !!

Best wishers

San said...

Hey Keith!

Back at ya, dude!