Five Things

I am using Randi’s post today as a prompt to blog about five things you may not know about me.

1. I am so excited to finally have the chance to see Linkin Park in concert tonight! Going with my brother, so you know we will have a blast.

2. I have lived in the same house for five years now, the longest I’ve ever lived in one place (as an adult).

3. I don’t like slow songs. But I love Alibi by 30 STM, a song about falling and getting back up again; and Iridescent by Linkin Park, a song about letting go. Well, okay I love Shadow of the Day too!

4. I also don’t like romantic comedy movies (“chick flicks”), which you might think is weird for a chick.

5. I love Chucks, but these are my favorite pair. I wear them ALL the time. I really want to get these for spring and summer.

I would love to learn five of your secrets, either in the comments or in your own post.


  • terri, i think we might be soul sisters.

    i love loud, fast music too! linkin park is going to be fun!

    there is a pair of dr. suess themed chucks that i saw in a shop in boulder that i LOVED, but can’t find online to link in my post. they are the 7th down in this blog post:

    i would love to own those!

    have a great day!

  • Have fun at the concert! Love your Chucks:)

  • I love my Chucks, too… but it’s TOO COLD to wear them!

    Five things you might not know about me…
    1. I’m a sci-fi movie nut… especially if there are creepy creatures involved.
    2. The smell of pencils & crayons makes me happy.
    3. I love children’s books. Almost more than adult books! The illustrations make me happy!
    4. I love to go to new countries/cities/places, but I don’t really like the traveling part of it. I like planes, but I don’t like carrying luggage around. If I could travel without luggage, I’d like it a lot more!
    5. I own about 50 pairs of shoes/boots… and probably 10 pairs of flip flops. If I see cool shoes/boots when I’m out and about, it’s nearly impossible for me to ignore them!

    There! Not a lot of people know these things about me… unless they read this! 🙂

  • Pattiann H. (Bouncypoodle)

    Hi Terri!

    You don’t like s-l-o-w songs, laughing! From this middle-aged gal here is a few things about me…

    I love all types of music…(slow and fast! Yes I love Linkin Park too!). From Broadway to classical. Ok I “do” draw the line on some! I always have music on!

    I grew up in Hawaii, and I worked for Brian Keith (Movie actor) for a short time. He took his daughters and I to the theather to see the original “True Grit” movie! Many moons ago!

    My very first job (15 yr) was working for a dog groomer. I went on to become a dog groomer! (semi retired now!)

    I love making mohair Teddy bears and I took “Best in Show” at a Teddy bear convention in Hawaii.

    And last…a goal of mine is to enter a quilt in the state fair or better yet….at the “Sisters Out door Quilt” show here in
    Central Oregon!

    It’s me in a nut shell….Have a pleasant weekend Terri!

  • Linkin Park rocks, and so do those shoes!!

  • I have that exact same lamp 🙂 I got mine for Christmas. I LOVE IT!! So nice and soothing and not too bright and wonderful. I’m in love with it 🙂

  • And I forgot… 5 secrets…

    1. I listen to techno/trance music on a daily basis… especially when I’m sewing or crafting. There’s just something about a constant beat that helps me stay in the grind.

    2. The first thing I drink in the morning is diet coke. I stopped for like 2 days and it threw me completely off.

    3. I hate mustard. The smell of it makes me gag. The taste makes me gag. The thought of it… makes me gag 😉

    4. I only eat sugar free butter flavored syrup on my waffles/pancakes/french toast.

    5. I hate flying. I love it when I’m alone but I hate it when I have to fly with others I know. When I’m alone I’m fine… add others and I feel like I’m going to pass out and feel claustrophobic.
    Yes… I’m weird 🙂

  • I hate romantic comedies too!
    I’ll count that as 1.
    2. I don’t own a single pair of plain white socks. They are usually striped and most are knee high.
    3. I love all kinds of music. I play Pandora all day, all week and I think the only genre I haven’t put on is country music……so I guess that’s my exception.
    4. My life is like those jokes on T shirts about cranky women without their morning coffee. Everyone knows to stay away until I have a cup…even my family.
    5. This is embarrassing but I’m somewhat of a hermit. Ive lived here for 5 years and have yet to meet a good friend. I need to get out more but in my free time I just want to sew! 🙂

    Enjoy your L.P. concert tonight I’m jealous.

  • 1. I hate horror/violent movies – I am the geek that actually squeals in the movie theatre at the shock parts. I really don’t like pointless violence.
    2. I had a major league crush on Morten Harket from A-ha when I was young – not any more though.
    3. I’ve lived in the same house for about 13 years now and the same village my whole life.
    4. I once shaved all my hair off (like completely) I regretted it about 2 seconds later.
    5. I smoke and really want to quit.

    Whoo – that was harder than I thought! I guess I should have put I find telling secrets really hard – guess that’s why they’re called secrets.

    Enjoy your concert x

  • #1 I always said in my teens and early twenties ” i am never going to sew,NEVER!” HUH!! Who was I kidding??!!

    #2 I went to college for 6 years for nursing and then decided it was not for me (I know NUTS right?!!)

    #3 I was taught at a local floral shop in AZ,when we lived there, how to be a floral designer and loved the designing part, not so much the long,tiresome hours of standing:( (I am sounding pampered!!)

    #4 I love,love SUSHI!!! 😛

    #5 I have moved 10 times since I have been 20 and moving next month to NC:)

  • You always come up with the cutest ideas~I think I knew all, but the living in one house thing. Let me see, 5 things most people don’t know. . .

    1. Helped deliver a baby when I was 17~traumatizing at the time.

    2. My grandma, mom, oldest daughter and I all graduated from the same high school.

    3. I love a good chili relleno~delicious!

    4. I’m a COMPLETE football nut. My husband refuses to go to sports bars with me because he says I’m too obnoxious. . .

    5. I don’t like Sierra Nevada beer~if you live in Chico that’s considered sacrilege.

  • 1. In an effort to get fit, I’m now loving pilates although still not more than running.
    2. Most of my long sleeved, collared, button down shirts are from New York & Co. They fit great and have such varied styles.
    3. I love walking around in cities.
    4. I love Trader Joe’s and look for one whenever I’m traveling.
    5. I have a massive refrigerator magnet collection.

    Fun meme!

  • how fun! i’ll participate 🙂

    1. i’m a baker but for years i was afraid to make pancakes. last summer i conquered that fear and now make some darn good ones!

    2. my husband and i have been married 8 years and have lived in 8 different states/cities in that time: kentucky, texas, utah, virginia, new york, california (san fran and LA), and rome.

    3. usually i can tell i’m going to be good friends with someone when i don’t like them/am annoyed by them at first. this has been the case for all of my best friends, and my husband.

    4. as a novice quilter, i cut all my fabric into 4″ squares. that was 6 years ago, but i still have two plastic bins of squares. (anybody want them?)

    5. i feel the Lord has given me a heart of prayer for women dealing with infertility. there have been times i’ve woken up in the middle of the night knowing i need to pray for a specific woman’s fertility and two weeks later, they’ve found out they’re pregnant! i know it’s not that i have any special power- i’m just honored that the Lord would use me to pray for those little babies and their mommies!

  • I’ve read through the other remarks and enjoyed it a bunch. They’ve brought a smile to my face!

    #1 I’m a mother of three girls.
    #2 I’ve been married all my life lol (not really, but it seems like it).
    #3 Sometimes its hard for me to get started. I don’t want to mess up! argh!! My perfectionist tendencies feeding my procrastination tendencies :0)
    #4 I’ve lived at this house 24 yrs this summer.
    #5 I have a quilt that my granny finished that my great-grandma started.

    I hope you enjoy your concert. Sarah

  • LINKIN PARK!? I love them! They’re on my workout loop 🙂 I have to think about my five things…I’ll get back to ya. I hope you had fun last night!!

  • I love your sewing corner. And those shoes are tooo cute!
    I can never think of five things when I’m put on the spot. Never.

  • Fun post…I might have to think awhile before I could come up with my 5 things…might have to make it into a post!

  • hi terri
    1- lived in texas for 14 years
    2-addicted to peanut butter (keep this quiet as cravings get out of hand and need therepy!!)
    3- LOVE Bon Jovi and is a big dream to see them live
    4 – passion for Doc Martin boots
    5 – Sci fi junkie
    your sewing corner is the colour

  • Those shoes are great!!! I really like the photo with your sewing machine. I like the way you store your fabric in the light, your color wheel quilt and the three houses hanging on the thread holder. I can go on and I say the five things I like in your photo! 🙂 Have a great week!

  • you are too fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • it’s fun to see a peek at your studio! and yes, i definitely think you need the new chucks for spring and summer. so fun!

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