House Crazy turns one year old!
Today marks my blog’s first anniversary – which is actually like 5 years in Internet time.
On January 8th, one year ago, I just up and started this blog on a whim – no pre-planning, no research, NO clue what I was doing.
And it has been dandy bringing this blog to you over the past year. I have learned a lot (A LOT) and have made many new blogging friends. [One interesting thing I learned this year: "blog" is short for web-log!]
I have also faced a heckuva lot of technical problems – everything from bandwidth limitations to web hosting emergencies. Blogging is not for the faint of heart. No, it is for the glutton-for-punishment personality types – long hours sitting in front of a computer, little pay, late nights of tedious photo sizing & technical crap, oodles of expenses (did I mention little pay)… But here we are one year later – and one year smarter.
You know that I’m crazy about houses, and I always try to bring something personal to my house posts, but I thought I would do a get-to-know-me-better post for kicks.
So here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know about House Crazy Sarah (the one and only author of this blog):
~ I’m actually half French Canadian, although I don’t speak French – the other half of me is English Canadian
~ At one point in my checkered past, I worked as a forest fire resource technician
~ At another point in my checkered past, I taught childrens’ art lessons
~ Then there was that hiccup in time when I worked at a veterinarian’s office – mostly shoveling dog poop
~ My nicknames in highschool were: Skittles, Blondie, Burnsy, and Side-Burnsy
~ I HATE cooking
~ My kids are half Mexican
~ My dog is 100% crazy (as evidenced by his irrational fear of MICROWAVES)
~ Surprising fact: I’ve never NOT been blond
~ unsurprising fact: I adore John Denver and Canadian folk music
~ weird fact: my sister is ambidextrous and double-jointed (she can pop out her elbows backwards) she also once had a job as an animal carcass “disarticulator”, now she is a physical therapist - true story!
~ my first “house” (of which I was half legal owner) was actually a condominium in Denver
~ there is a very rare genetic disease that runs in my family; I have a 50% chance of inheriting it :(
~ I am horrifically afraid of snakes
~ I’m night-blind, somewhat face blind, and have a terrible memory
~ But I can remember every HOUSE I’ve ever been in
~ I failed grade 9 typing and to this day I cannot type without looking at the keyboard
~ But I managed to somehow write 2 novels
~ I have a rare learning disability which severely limits my ability to do any type of math
~ But I won a prestigious scholarship in graduate school
~ I hardly ever watch HGTV (shocking right?) I prefer to read shelter mags and watch the news on TV
~ I can’t eat squash or fish (both make me retch)
~ When I was a baby I floated in the bathtub - thanks to my ample der·ri·ère
~ If I was a house I would probably be … a dumpy old (but colorful) stone cottage
How about you?
What weird and wonderful personal nuggets can you share?