Happy Friday, which is National Popcorn Day. (That link is interesting – I’d have loved to see a horse drawn popcorn wagon!) But most importantly, it’s a bona fide snow day in South Jersey. WM was home from school and I’m stuck working from home forever which means nothing changes for me at all. We’re expecting up to 8 inches. Winter sucks. One hundred twenty nine days until Memorial Day.
- How much experience do you have with tobacco?
I smoked a half of a cigarette twice when I was 21. It didn’t do anything for me except make me cough so I stopped. I think growing up in the cloud of smoke that was life in the 70s/80s deterred me from wanting to contribute to it.
- What have you made with wood?
I documented making our R initial sign last summer, but the first thing I ever made with wood was in wood shop class in grade 7. It’s a bookend with a big ol’ D on the end. I guess I was always into initials. I think it’s ugly as sin, but Mom kept it for decades and WM saved it from me dumping it in the trash. He thinks it’s cute. I look at it and hear the shop teacher telling me everything I did wrong with it. (Filed against the grain, used too much glue that caused the stain not to color the wood, inconsistent sanding, irregular cuts.) Mind you, I had never TOUCHED a saw before that class.
3. What do you think of farmers markets in your area?
I love them so much. They don’t call New Jersey the Garden State for nothing. My favorite will always be the Collingswood Farmers Market from the years I lived there. I want to be better about visiting it this year. Strolling the market with a hot coffee and a canvas bag filled with corn, peaches, and tomatoes is a perfect moment.
4. What’s a good movie, novel, or TV show containing a shipwreck?
Naturally Gilligan’s Island. You can have Ginger and Mary Ann. I always wanted to be Lovey Howell. She was rich and her husband adored her. One out of two ain’t bad. 😉
5. What’s a good song with the word magic in its title or lyrics?
Rainbow Connection. It’s the BEST song with magic in the lyrics. Fight me.
This weekend I’m redoing the craft room (for real, didn’t do it last weekend) and starting some Valentine’s Day cards.
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