Thursday, October 13, 2005


17th and Prince Edward cartoon

Carla has tagged me to post 20 random facts about myself and then tag the same amount of people as minutes it takes me to write the facts. I'm hoping that means how many minutes it takes to type, not come up with the facts, as I don't know enough bloggers to do that!

1. I have double-jointed thumbs.
2. I am the only daughter of an only daughter of an only daughter (but lots of brothers in there).
3. All our middle names have been Helen, as was my mother-in-law's.
4. I have owned (and managed to kill -- with help) three Honda Civics.
5. Irish is my favourite whiskey.
6. I broke my leg severely my first time skiing.
7. I'm a closet Survivor fan.
8. I love peanut butter.
9. I have never liked eggs.
10. I don't have a cell phone.
11. I gave Terence Stamp a lift to his hotel room last summer and he sat on an abandoned cheese sandwich (thanks, Adam).
12. I discovered I was nearsighted at a Harlem Globetrotters basketball game when I was 14 and couldn't read the score.
13. I once had my baby finger stepped on by a horse.
14. I worked as a closed-caption editor for a year.
15. I like spiders.
16. I'm 6'0" tall.
17. I quit ballet to play field hockey.
18. I learned to read at four.
19. I'm compulsively tidy -- and hate it.
20. I used art scholarship money to buy a camera.

7 minutes! If I tag you and you've already been tagged at one point during your incarceration here, feel free to blow me off. What the hell -- feel free to blow me off anyway.





Blogger carla said...

Cool! I love reading these things. did you manage to get your pinky anywhere near the horse's hoof?

13/10/05 9:45 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

The horse was grazing and I was on my hands and knees. No idea why. Fortunately she was not shod and it was in soft pasture so I actually escaped with an unbroken finger.

13/10/05 3:24 p.m.  
Blogger Mick said...

So, tagged, am I? Now what do I do? I'll be very happy to list my 20, but not very likely to send it to anyone - it smacks of a chain letter and, let me tell you, I know exactly how many times a millionaire I'd be today if I'd only passed along 3 of them! Anyway, I was looking thru my Andrea File today and have a manipulation to post. Perhaps over the weekend, at which point I'll do my 20 the way, more photographs, ma'am? Sooner or later?

13/10/05 3:43 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

I hesitated to do this myself, but thought that in the spirit of the blogging community I was willing to give it a go. No need to pass it along, but it'll be fun finding out a few Real Mickisms.

I have lots more photos with my new camera. Preferences?

13/10/05 4:07 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

It took me some time to understand what "Tag" meant... Childhood game...AAAHHHH Chain OK.. I Personnaly like to broke all the chains I receive. IT's my law : always broke the chains... LOL . But it was fun to learn some very interesting facts about you... I Liked it. Am I a bad person...? I already feel guilty to broke that chain...AAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!

13/10/05 6:51 p.m.  
Blogger christina said...

Oh this was a wonderful list of goodies about you! You have such a way of picking out the little details--noticing the unique. It shows up in your paintings all the time!

13/10/05 8:55 p.m.  
Anonymous Steve said...

These are always fun to read. Thanks.

13/10/05 10:34 p.m.  
Blogger L'Oiseau said...

6 feet?! Wow - you know those mental images you have of people you never met - I never had you down as a 6 footer. Impressive.

14/10/05 1:00 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Tanks Steve and Christina and look at it this way, L'Oiseau: I'm just a 5'6"er wearing a pair of elongated legs. Seriously. I thought I was even taller till I had my son measure me yesterday.

14/10/05 7:05 a.m.  
Blogger Calvin said...

Not having a cell phone could be awesome.Sigh.

14/10/05 5:57 p.m.  
Blogger kan said...

LOL on the camera money...we spent in the name of ART!

i got tagged by AJ via Lyn...come by, this was fun.

love your photos

14/10/05 6:46 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

OK OK, I've have posted my 20 random facts... But I've changed the rules a bit...

15/10/05 10:09 a.m.  
Blogger andy said...

I will get there with mine eventually, promise!

16/10/05 2:10 p.m.  
Blogger Barbara Molin said...

Hi Andrea. I happened to follow some link among the blogs and found yours. Just wanted to tell you that I really love reading it and enjoy your art. Thanks for posting. By the way, I used to live in Vancouver.

21/10/05 11:53 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea, I also opted out of ballet as soon as my mother would let me. I played volleyball enstead! Oh, and I've decided to give up my cell phone this month...

23/10/05 2:47 a.m.  
Blogger The Tart said...

No cell phone...good for you. I myself cannot get enough peanut butter. Funny about the art money!

23/10/05 8:40 p.m.  

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