Hello out there to all of you Shabby Vintage Thrifting Junkers....!
I'm SO GLAD it's Friday tomorrow because for a short week it's been a KILLER ....That being said, I'm not here to moan about my day job rather, I'm here to celebrate not one but TWO awards bestowed upon me by two of my FAVE blogging friends....My SWEET little thrifting buddy over at Thrifting Brisbane & the GORGEOUS Chania at Razmataz have honoured me with the 'Versatile Blogger Award'....Now I need to share FOURTEEN little known, somewhat interesting or just plain curious facts about myself....!!
1/ When I hang the washing on the line I HAVE to use the same coloured pegs for various clothing items eg. For skirts I'll use white pegs, work pants I'll use red pegs....Wooden pegs are neutral so I can use those with any coloured peg....Mr SVJ enjoys pushing my buttons by changing out my pegs for odd coloured ones....NOT funny Jan....!
2/ Symmetry is VERY important to me....My furniture while shabby & chippy is centred 'just so'....A crooked picture will drive me to distraction & ALL of the items in my pantry MUST face the same way....And YES....Mr SVJ enjoys moving things about....He says the 'squark factor' makes him smile....And I thought I was odd.... :o) !!
3/ I walk the 15 minutes to the station each morning along the footpath taking great care not to step on the cracks ala Jack Nicholson in Good As It Gets....!!
4/ I was a gymnast in my early years & dreamed of competing at Olympic level....Alas, my boobs developed early which put the kybosh to this however, I'm pleased to say I'm STILL as flexible now as I was in my teens (I'm in my 40's now) & can still bend over backwards & do the splits....!
5/ My sneezes & hiccups SCARE people....NO JOKE....They are VERY loud & rather raucous....And they HURT my throat.... :o(
6/ I SNORT when I laugh....SERIOUSLY....hahahahahaSNORT....SEE....!!
7/ I'm a BIG Elvis fan....When I was a young girl I fantasized someone who knew Elvis would hear me sing & I would be whisked away to sing backing vocals for the King....I've been to Memphis for Elvis week twice & one January for the birthday celebrations....!
....Phew....HALF way there.... :o)
8/ I have a BIG crush on Stephen Dorf....The first movie I ever saw him in was 'Always remember I love you' & it makes me howl like a BANSHEE EVERY time I watch it....!!
9/ I LOATHE winter & the snow yet I would LOVE to experience a white Christmas with all the trimmings....!
10/ I've been to France for two weeks yet TOTALLY missed out on going to Paris....I still can't believe THAT....!!
11/ I spent ALL of my 20's & a great portion of my 30's skydiving....Although I'm not currently active in the sport (Mr SVJ still jumps occasionally), there are certain days when I look to the sky & feel a yearning in my core that gives me a lump in my throat....There is no greater freedom nor will you ever have more control over your destiny than in those 40 odd seconds.... ** sigh **
12/ I wake up EVERY morning at 4.30am & run for 30 minutes on the treadmill (aka tready)....The ONLY day I don't run at 4.30am is Sunday when I go to the Market....I either run when I get home or AFTER the Hard Rubbish....If I'm away from home I ensure I do some form of exercise though & tend to do extra sessions on the tready when I'm back home....!
13/ I have a VERY sensitive stomach & dry retch when I watch Funniest Videos when they UNEXPECTEDLY without a DISCLAIMER, show clips of kids throwing up & with 'icky' noses....What's WITH THAT....???
14/ Im going to the Junk Bonanza for the FIRST TIME this September & am so excited I can hardly wait....!
THANK HEAVENS....I didn't think I'd ever finish....!! I know I need to pass this award on however, it's after 11pm so I will pop back tomorrow to take care of this....!!
I just wanted to add that Jill over at the Junk Bonanza blog is hosting a FABULOUS give away on behalf of the VERY TALENTED Beth at Beth Quinn Designs....Beth will be a vendor at the Junk Bonanza this September & she has VERY GENEROUSLY offered up this exquisite piece to tempt us all....!!
Cheers for now,