08 January 2010

honest scrap



I was tagged, a while ago, by kathy and leonor, two bloggers that I really admire, and know for sure that if we lived in the same town we´d be coffee buddies. I have to post 7 things about myself. Here´s what I came up with lying in bed awake at 3 am...

1. My real name is Jane Louise. My friends call me Jane. My Dad called me Janel. I miss that.

2. On my first visit to Spain, Jorge didn´t tell his parents I was visiting. They found out from his grandmother... who found out from the butcher... small towns.

3. Funny wedding story. My wedding gown got sent to Mexico and I got the Mexican´s dress. It was sent to my in-law´s house. My mother-in law took a sneak peak at what she thought was the wedding gown of her future daughter-in-law. She was accosted by 20 kilos of feathers, sequins, and beads. To this day I wish I could have seen her face.

4. I have a mean streak that comes out once every 10 years.

5. I have no short-term memory. The other day I spilled laundry detergent on the floor. I took out the broom and thought, "while I´m at it I´ll sweep the whole floor." When I reached the detergent I thought, "good thing I decided to sweep, because there´s some soap on the floor."... OK this freaks me out a bit...

6. I´m a crier. I cry at tv commercials, the departure and the arrival gates at airports (don´t ever leave me waiting...), a nice gesture, the Oscars, the Olympics, but never watching films. What´s that about?

7. One reason I love photography is because I love the idea that you can capture a moment in time and put it in your pocket forever. Which, someone with no short-term memory can really appreciate.


57 comments:

lovepics said...

n° 6 and 7, just like you :-)
wish you a nice we!
besos!

Ma life à moi said...

N°2 and 5 make me laugh!

N°6, quite strange indeed, I have no explanation for that!

Ocean Girl said...

I love your photography, you got serious talent.

Fancy Fodder said...

Jane~
You have me at #5!
Hillarious :+D
xoxoxo
Franny

Des said...

This was a great list.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Now I know why we love you... Have a nice day Jane (Louise)...

Juli said...

Great list!
Best! Juli

Kari said...

Hey Jane you rock! I love your list of seven.
I know what you mean about small towns - funny though. I'm a crier too - especially for films.
Happy weekend.

C.T. said...

Whuahahahaha...Jane, you're soo funny!! That wedding gown story is hilarious. I almost cry when I read your words "My Dad called me Janel. I miss that"....Ooh...
Jane, you're a very unique woman, XXX

ticklishfromadistance said...

I love all of these. You have a way with words and images. Such creativity and humor. Thanks for sharing. xoxo g.

RosaMaría said...

great list! thanks for sharing more about you! (I'm a crier too)

Kamana said...

i love these honest scrap things. getting to know little bits of the person behind the blog.

Pascale said...

I love the wedding dress anecdote - must have been quite hilarious indeed!

Hayley Egan said...

So did you wear the mexican dress? Haha That's an awesome story.

Joyce said...

Jane you are a hoot!! I love the story of the butcher and the wedding dress. Did you ever get your wedding dress or did you work with what you had and added a Carmen Miranda head piece?

I don't like good byes either.

Enjoy! xo

Elisabelle said...

I am so happy to know more about you!
You made me laugh with the detergent story and the wedding gown!

Cabrizette said...

So funny girl !!! do you remember ?!! Bises

MODsquad said...

Love this! More, more, more...

Sunmallia said...

Great list, sounds like it was a fun project. I see you are also a coffee lover!

malo said...

I love that about photography too. And I also love that taking pictures makes me look at the world and its details differently.

Love this list - you always make me laugh, Thank you.

caitlin said...

I am laughing out loud. You crack me up. Great list!

kristina - no penny for them said...

lol. you're the best.

if i had read that wedding dress story in a book i wouldn't have bought it... did you wear it? (only kidding...)

Victoria said...

Wedding dress story is great. Are you sure you didn't really want the feathers and sequins after all??

Please advise when your next 10 year mean streak is due out so we know in advance!

elisvermeulen said...

ow wonderful, some good honest crap.
Memorie stuff, don't get me started.. I am getting better and better in remembering stuff no one needs though. :)
Crying, I will tell my kids I am not the only one. they hand me a towel these days..

Finn said...

thank you, Jane! Someone like me, a person who enjoys laughing but has a rare touch with his funny side, can really appreciate your sense of humor :)

likeschocolate said...

I love that idea about capturing a moment in time.

Shokoofeh said...

LOVED this post! xo

nicola@which name? said...

i love this peek at you janel ;)
i ditto you on a couple. i'm a crier too.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Bichos da Matos said...

I would love to see your mother-in law's face too!;) Have a nice weekend, keep it warm because it's freeeezing!

aimee said...

these are delightful and so funny! i wish my mean streak would only emerge only once every ten years!

cindy said...

love your list and learning more about you, especially the wedding dress. i think we're lucky you have that short-term memory issue. we get to see your gorgeous photos. enjoy your weekend. dos besos!

If Jane said...

heheeh you on top of every other fabulous detail...have a wonderul sense of humour! ;)) (jane is actually my third name...hence "if....;)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love the list Jane. And I would have LOVED to have seen the wedding dress. What did you do? Did your dress ever turn up?

Thanks for sharing.
xo

Conny said...

Clap, clap, clap!! (applause!) Your post made me smile. How wonderful - all of it.

liza said...

Wonderful! I'm jealous and impressed that the mean streak comes out so infrequently. An aspiration for me!! Have a beautiful weekend, Jane.

Lisa - The Heller Family said...

That wedding dress story made me spit tea out of my mouth. I think it came out of my nose. You must all laugh about that all the time! That is completely hysterical!!

Lisa - The Heller Family said...

Oh, and by the way, the good news is that your memory allowed you to come of with these things to write down. It is still working!!

janis said...

I like the 7 ingredients of Jane ... good mixture, someone I could meet for coffee too :^)

B said...

So funny! :) You could use your photos to reconstruct your day, just like that Memento guy! :) I laugh because I'm a bit like that...

Francesca said...

Sorry you were awake at 3am, but this is a very nice list. I like it how you started it with a sweet memory, and ended it with a witty line.

Anonymous said...

One major weeper...with a smile and some tears here...very moving!

trinsch said...

lovely list! the wedding gown story is just too funny :)

Arctic Mum: said...

Love your post, made me smile and nod. Am a crier too. Warm thoughts.

Mulot said...

Sensitive tag ! You are a really beautiful personn !

ladybug-zen said...

:)

Jane said...

Hello Jane in Spain. Jane in Melbourne here. Happy New Year. Guess what, my name is Jane Louise too!!! Spooky. And am also a crier. Love love your detergent story. I have moments like that. xoxo

Lollipop said...

Wow... jane jane jane!
Coffee buddies, I love the idea even I'm a tea-girl!
Thanks for those 7 things!
Are you able to cry with a picture?

elisvermeulen said...

hi Jane. I was thinking, could we maybe work together on a project about 'where I stand at this point in time?'

Elizabeth said...

I'm intrigued by the mean streak that comes out once a decade. And then the short term memory thing -- so funny. Hopefully, it doesn't apply to the mean streak!

Guusje said...

Good list! xg

Reyes said...

...but have you ever cried reading Winston Churchill’s “fight them on the beaches” speech! That’s my “strangest” cry ever (I was pregnant at the time, but still…), and yes, in Spain Butchers and Pharmacists know everything,!

Marta said...

I just love number 5! Great post! :) I've discovered your blog only recently.

Sammi said...

The worrying thing is, I do things like that, pick up a broom to clear up a mess, then find it again when I'm half way through the floor... my silly one at the moment is getting half way through comments then forgetting what I was trying to say.

Cate said...

jane louise, i think we would definitely hang out if we lived closer. you are quality.

( i'm a crier, too. always have been.)

Emma said...

I did my seven a while ago...
yours are funny, touching, and like little photography of yourself;
Emma from San Francisco

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks for sharing these things Jane! In many ways we are alike... and you made me laugh out loud.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I LOVED this. Especialy the wedding dress story. Hilarious.

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