Seven random facts about me:
1. When I was about five I helped my brother set the couch on fire while our mom was at work and our Navy dad was remote to another continent. He was babysitting me and we were bored. Our mom didn't find the results quite as spectacular as we did.
2. She also didn't appreciate our shaving cream fights. Sad but true...
3. I love ethnic food, especially Thai and Indian cuisine. Just don't give me meat loaf. Ever.
4. I recently finished the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and am currently reading Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years. I love them both. :o)
5. I don't watch much television but love the show The Big Bang Theory. I can't watch reality shows such as Say Yes to the Dress or House Hunters without yelling at the TV.
6. I'm 42 and my kids are just-turned 20 and almost 17, which is completely different than just being a regular 16.
7. I really wish I had chickens.
These are not my chickens but I wish they were.
Here are 16 blogs that I really love. Random fact #8: I can be rotten at following rules.
The Sorry Gardener Kelly is smart, funny, and honest. Plus, she's a great writer. What's not to love?
My Weeds Are Very Sorry If Laurrie were a cookie, I have a feeling she might be a gingersnap. Sweet but zesty with a very real blog full of her journey from executive to gardener.
Bumble Lush BL grows an incredible micro farm on her deck and is the inspiration behind my seed order of ground cherries.
Organic Garden Dreams Christine grows beautiful organic roses in San Diego. She grows many varieties I've never heard of.
In the Garden Tina has a wonderful garden in the mountains of Georgia. Just wait til you see the huge pond she dug herself!
Las Aventuras Visiting this blog is a bit like taking a vacation. I never know if he'll post pictures of a wonderful trip or the wildlife in the deserts around his home.
Sweetbay I love how abundant and natural Sweetbay's garden is. Her roses are enormous!
Three Dogs in the Garden Jennifer's photography and garden design are superb. She makes me want to move to Canada (but only in the summer).
Women and the Garden Patty's blog is having a multi-volume garden history delivered to my inbox. She focuses on writing about "the history of the garden and the various roles women have played in that history". It's always a fabulous and enlightening read.
The Garden Roof Co-op A wonderful blog focused on native plants, birds, and chickens. I learn something every time I visit!
The following bloggers all survived a hellacious drought during the summer of 2011 with class, humor, and grit. They are a truly inspirational group!
Go Away, I'm Gardening!
Gardening With Greggo
East Side Patch