Friday, March 14, 2008


Do I look different? I've lost my innocence. I've been tagged for the first time. Kathy over at Pink Chalk Studios named my blog in her 7 things about me blog entry.

In order to play along I've got to name 7 things about me, list 7 of my favorite weblogs and send those folks an email letting them know they're IT.
I'm going to confess that I actually got Kathy's email on Tuesday, but I haven't posted until today because I was lamenting what the 7 things about myself should be. Well, I'm done contemplating. I'm ready with my list.
1. Despite my reaction to the requirements of this meme, I'm not a person who contemplates decisions at length. That's why my husband and I can not go to the grocery store together. I walk down the aisles and get whatever mayonnaise is within reach, he wants to weigh the merits of each brand.
2. I despise Daylight Saving Time. I'm a morning person and, though I know there are still 24 hours in the day, I feel like more darkness means a shorter day for me. I want my hour back!
3. I no longer call the water heater a "hot water heater". My former brother-in-law was a plumber and once he joined the family, we were all discouraged from using this redundant phrase. I rarely see him since he and my sister-in-law divorced, but I still call that thing in the garage that heats the water a "water heater".
4. I don't really mind the heat in Texas. I know that complaining about it is a very popular pastime, but I love the quality of the light in the summer, so I can't bemoan the season.
5. I hate Barton Springs. There, I said it. Most of you have no idea what I'm talking about, but in Austin, them's fighting words. Barton Springs is a spring fed pool in Austin, a town famous for it's swimming holes. I love to swim. I love springs, creeks, rivers, etc. I don't love to swim in springs, creeks, rivers, etc. I'm a huge fan of chlorination and that's where I do my swimming.
6. I once had a neighbor stop speaking to me because I made an offhand mention of my dislike for Barton Springs. She eventually did speak to me, but there was always this underlying tension.
7. I have actually really enjoyed creating this list, despite my initial trepidation. Thanks, Kathy for the opportunity.

As for my favorite blogs, well I wish you could see my long list of bookmarks. But in the interest of naming 7, here goes:

I'm off to send those emails. Happy Weekend everyone!


the pesky bombolino said...

I like your 'hot water heater' one, it made me smile ;)

Anonymous said...

aw, i am honored that you linked to me. now to see if i can think of seven things...

and the barton springs comment made me laugh. i used to live in Austin and it does seem like theeee thing to talk about.

happythings/Amy said...

-- I've never thought about that (hot)water heater thing. Makes a lotta sense. Thanks.
-- I HATE daylight savings time too. GAH. Makes me want to move to Arizona - but then, it's even friggin hotter. (I'm one of those that like to complain about the summer heat.)
-- I've never been to Barton Springs. I guess I can't say I hate it, but I've definitely never thought I would enjoy being there so I've never gone. Frigid water and lots of algae? No thanks. I'm a chlorine pool girl myself -- I grew up in suburban Kansas so whattya expect.

OK - Long enough comment. Thanks for the tag. Now I gotta think of 7 things.

The Calico Cat said...

When I lived in Texas (in the dark ages) there was a big hullabulloo about someone trying to develop in the Barton Springs area.

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Judy H in NC said...

I have to laugh about your "treatment" in reference to not liking Barton Springs. Being an "ex-Texan" I love the "Texas" mentality......don't you dare say anything bad about Texas!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

Thanks for playing along, you gave me a nice laugh.

Anonymous said...

I first saw your work on sew mama sew, the litte round coasters. I love them. Love your work, beautiful.

kathy said...

Hi Malka!
I love Barton Springs, but I do NOT like swimming there either. It's just too cold for me. I am a native Texan, and a bit naive, I guess. It always surprises me when people are intolerant of others' differences. You can hate or love Barton Springs, as far as I am concerned, I still love ya!


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susan said...

i like your colorful and bright! my son lives in round rock . what kind of wax or resist do you use for your batiks. i also hand dye, paint and print fabric, did batiks many years ago. have been toying with idea to try again with that newer soy wax...have you ever used before? also liked the quilts you did.

Marit said...

I just found your blog, thru pink chalk studio, and have been shopping a bit on your etsy. I tried leaving a comment there but it disappered before checkout. You have beautiful fabrics and quilts, colorful and playful - i just love them!

Lauri said...

Ha-haaaaaa! I'm a native Austinite and I can't stand Barton Springs, either. Very overrated. ALWAYS crowded. Slimy bottom. And who can live in water that cold??? Don't even get me started on the bacteria and algae issue! Yes, I too LOVE chlorine!

PS-when I was doing triathlons, the first thing I would check out is whether it was a 'pool' or 'open water' swim. No 'open water' for me, thank you very much.

elisa said...

My dogs liked Barton Springs but in the 5 years I loved in Austin I probably dipped my big toe in twice.

I prefer my water a tad warmer- plus the mysterious bottom was always a tad creepy.