Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ooh my god, it's, like...so RANDOM!!!!!


OK, this post has taken quite a bit of effort. I was tagged by Maggie from The Bird Bath and Kara from Fabric Fantastic to do the 7 Random Things meme. Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

And here my seven random things:

1. I have the same breakfast every morning. Peanut butter and jam on wholemeal toast, with a cup of early grey tea. For me, breakfast just doesn't get better than that. The only exception to this is Saturday mornings, when we have breakky at the markets, and then it's a pain au chocolat - otherwise known as a chocolate croissant - and a half-strength coffee. That's me lettin' loose!!

2. Sometimes I feel a little sad that I will never again have multi-coloured hair. At least, not until I am really old and can justify those funky blue and pink rinses. When I was younger I used to have VERY short hair and it would often be blue, pink, purple, spearmint....not so much bright vibrant colours, but soft pale colours reminiscent of sherbet. But now I'm a mum, and I'm 35, and I'm not going to be that sad person holding desperately onto their youth. So no more freaky spiky hair or weird colours for me....

3. I love rain. But I HATE being cold. This is why I love Brisbane so much - it rains without getting cold (yeah I know, hot, muggy etc...but I LOVE it!)

4. I feel uncomfortable on all forms of transport...except trains. I'm not phobic or anything - I drive a car every day, I travel by plane every year, and I've caught many buses, boats and taxis in my time. But I never enjoy the ride. I'm always very happy to get to where I'm going and get out. Trains however are a different story. I love being on them, I love the clickety clackety noise and gentle rocking motion, and I always feel like I'm off to somewhere very exciting when I'm on a train. I wonder if this is where Lee gets his train obsession from...hhhmmmmm....

5. I'm quite small...and I've always been tiny (except when I was pregnant, and those two times were the only brief change in size for me in 20 years. When my husband and I were first together and living in Melbourne, we rented a flat in Elsternwick with no heating, and it was so cold, that my mother-in-law gave me Matt's old snow overalls (very blue and very shiny) that he owned when he was a 12 year old boy. They fit me perfectly, and I wore them in that flat over my clothes all the time. It was a great look!

6. My name is Rebecca, but people always forget and call me 'Rachel'...I mean ALL the time. I must look more like a Rachel than a Rebecca...

7. My childhood self would be appalled to come across my present-day self and discover she was a stay-at-home mum/housewife. Until I had kids, I was very, very undomesticated (luckily my husband was the opposite!). Even when I took maternity leave from my job, I never imagined I wouldn't go back. Funnily enough, my husband never imagined he would work in an office and be the breadwinner - but life kinda led him into a job he loved, with good $$$, and I realised I was really happy doing the domestic thing. It's weird, as we are actually a very non-traditional couple doing quite traditional roles at the moment. Sometimes it cracks us up (especially when Matt comes home and sees me wearing an apron. He still cacks himself over that).

So now I need to tag seven other bloggers to see if they want to play, so I'm tagging the following blogs:
Betty Ninja
Flossie Teacakes
Great Stories
Starashan
lille-ursus
Scrapsister
Area Thrifty One

By the way, I just couldn't do a post without a photo (how boring) so the above one is a bag packaged up and ready to be sent off (the Dame Washalot bag found a new home last week). I'm currently experimenting with interesting forms of packaging. I think I quite like this one. What do you think?

13 comments:

ingrid said...

Lovely packaging!
And I love trains too. Sadly I dont get to ride them very often.

starashan said...

I am relating to a lot of what you have said... especially the here I am now thing- the whole domesticity and family thing, and letting go of the coloured and and multiple piercings etc...

lol at you in the ski suit in Melbourne!!

-and your packaging is gorgeous!!

Thanks for tagging me... I'll have to have a think about what to say. 7 random things... hrmmm...

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Ahh... how I really miss Brisbane weather! It's snowing outside now and really freezing cold inside as well (Japanese don't believe in heating rooms well..) Kinda wishing I had that ski suit of yours right now (well a larger version of it anyway). Mind you, only a few weeks and I'll be in Brizvegas for a quick holiday! Can't wait!

Paula Weston said...

I'm in! Thanks for tagging me on this one Bec.

I'm going to have to think about my 7 things, but I will defintely post them in the next few days.

I definitely relate to your thoughts on what your younger self would think of your adult self... But we've seen more of life than they have, so they can just pipe back down again!

x

Jodie said...

Love the packaging - I am a bit obsessed with packaging at the moment and trying to figure what I'll use- such a perfectionist-I drive myself crazy.
Yours is great !

Florence said...

I love your weird things - especially the one about the hair - it's strange that we have to let go of so many bits of ourselves, but I've done similar things myself - some things just don't have the same spirit when done by a parent. I also loved reading no.7 - my 12 year old self would have disapproved of me too!

Thank you so much for the tag - I would have loved to, as it is a fun one, but I did it a couple of months ago...and I think it's too soon to inflict more weirdnesses on people! x

Net said...

Thanks so much for the tag! I'll have to give it a bit of thought.... I really enjoyed your list, especially the one about everyone getting your name wrong - that is weird!

Kara said...

I was just sending you the horrible 7 things about yourself but you have already done it- yay, so will cheat to say you have it up already!!

Hee hee...

Kara

Heids said...

Just delurking to say I am enjoying reading your blog! And I love the packaging.

bettyninja said...

I too miss my pink hair! I also had purple. Even though I'm probably too old for it as well, I would do it if I could. I would so get fired from my job though.

Kathy said...

Lovley packaging. We are a very nontraditional couple here too. I was shocked when we bought a minivan. Thought about painting flames on it.

Scrapsister said...

Oooh delicious package. Thanks for the tag.I'll have a think and do it tonight.
Kerryn

cloud9 said...

Nice packaging, I like it, definitely! And I loved reading your 7 randon, yet interesting things.