Susan Cohan, APLD, author of the blog Miss Rumphius’ Rules, tagged me with the Honest Scrap award. A month ago. (Thanks to Teresa O’Connor of Seasonal Wisdom for the reminder!) I apparently internalized the admonition that it’s not polite to talk about one’s self. But I can’t go against Susan, so here goes! The rules: list 10 honest things about yourself, then tag seven other bloggers to play along.
- I’m kind of a minimalist, not in design, but in my everyday life. It’s not a philosophical position — maybe just pragmatism or a hold-over from living in voluntary poverty. It extends to decoration, accessories, and condiments. (Maple syrup is an exception!)
- The cobbler’s children have no shoes. When we bought our house in 2007, it had a completely paved lot. It still does, but with a lot more containers. Budget permitting, we would have an urban permaculture paradise.
- That look on my face in all of my profile pictures? It’s inevitably caused by my son being somewhere right off camera, doing something that I find brilliant or hilarious. (Look: time-elapsed aging!)
- I’m just as happy pruning as drawing. Possibly more.
- I haven’t really accepted that my Honda Fit is not the Ford Tundra that I used to drive. The folks at the nursery and stoneyard have stopped looking surprised at what I can fit in there, though.
- My favorite holiday gift this year was a pair of new running shoes, specifically Five Fingers KSO’s. I talk about them (and running) way too much, so I’ll spare you the details.
- I’ve run the Boston Marathon, but I just learned to ride a bike this year (to rehab from an injury training for aforementioned marathon).
- For those of you who don’t know me in person: I’m a little intense.
- I’m a closet thespian. Theater was my big extracurricular throughout school, and in college I had a work-study job making costumes, including these get-ups:
- My academic background is in religious studies, and I always expected I would be running a non-profit, not designing landscapes. However, I believe that creating landscapes touches on what is most sacred to people, allowing us to re(de)fine our relationship with our selves, families, communities, and the natural world.
- Mike at Urban Organic Gardener
- Andrew at Garden Smackdown
- Theresa at Living Homegrown Fresh
- Robin at MommyMommyLand (who has a new baby – Mazal Tov! – and is granted a full year to follow up on this)
- Nici at Dig This Chick
- El at Fast Grow the Weeds
- C.L. at Whole Life Gardening