Wednesday, November 08, 2006


I've been tagged by rdl to tell five "interesting or unique" things about me that you didn't know. Here goes:

1. These apples grew behind my house and some of them recently disappeared into a pie.
2. I have lived in eight states and three other countries.
3. I grew up without a TV in the house.
4. I have been known to buy things because they had a beautiful label.
5. I don't especially like talking on the phone, but I love to read aloud.


Blogger MB said...

Oh, I forgot to tag anyone. Consider yourself tagged if you wish to be!

11/08/2006 9:09 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

Good Morning - and happy morning after election day!

Now please tell us more about the states and other countries in which you lived and why you have moved so much. Were you part of a military family? :) pie!

11/08/2006 9:51 AM  
Anonymous marja-leena said...

Lovely apples! I had the same question pop into my head as Sky's - do tell!

11/08/2006 9:56 AM  
Blogger M. Shahin said...

Those apples look delicious. Your responses are very similar to me in ways and that last one is something I heartily agree with. I've never liked talking on phones.

Nice blog. I'll be checking back for more.

11/08/2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Nice place for apples to hide, as long as they get found.

I have been to 8 States and 2 countries (I'm southern. Why leave God's country...)

That's not growing up, that's torture!! How could you ever be fleeced by a televangelist??

Must be a female thing.

So, why don't you start reading your poems to us??

11/08/2006 12:01 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

:) i loved these little glimpses of you...

i'm guilty of number 4 as well...especially when it comes to wine. i'm not a big wine drinker so i usually go for the one with the prettiest label. and i sometimes do that with books too--choose the one with the best cover...

and i ALWAYS read out loud to myself. i can't help it. it's the only way i know to read, the only way the words really sink in. others find it irritating but it's just something i do.

11/08/2006 12:06 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Thanks for sharing:)

11/08/2006 12:09 PM  
Blogger rdl said...

Nice!!! mmm apple pie! beautiful pic! and the no TV explains why you are so creative ( and talented, of course).

11/08/2006 12:49 PM  
Blogger polona said...

most interesting. thanks for sharing.
i HATE reading aloud and have lived in two countries without moving an inch :)

11/08/2006 12:50 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

What a great list! Love these little glimpses...

11/08/2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Hey, I grew up w/out TV too! Wonder how many of us bloggers that would be true of?

11/08/2006 2:28 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Sky, no, not military. I moved a lot as a kid, and several times as an adult... so lived in the Midwest, New England, Pacific and Rocky Mountain West, briefly in California, and then England, France, and briefly in Ireland.

Marja-Leena, they are tasty, too!

M. Shahin, it's nice to see you here. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Pat, oh they were found and disappeared again! I'll have to bake another pie. I think I'm glad to have avoided televangelism, frankly. Nope, I disagree with you, I think the label thing has more to do with an interest in graphic design. I'll think about it!

Michelle, the trick to choosing on the basis of a label is to always make sure that whatever is inside is just as good as the label! Glad to find someone else who reads aloud a lot.

Mermaid, thanks. This was challenging because I don't find myself all that interesting!

rdl, it's true that I spent my time doing creative things for the most part. A little boredom is a good thing for a kid, I believe.

Polona, I think there are few people who could make that claim! I wonder how that was for you.

Pauline, thanks!

Dave, or conversely, how many who grew up without TV are now bloggers... Somehow, it doesn't surprise me to learn this of you.

11/08/2006 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Becca said...

The photo is gorgeous and everything fits!

11/08/2006 3:59 PM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Thankyou for sharing.
Bet the pie was good:)

11/08/2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

Great responses - you have left us all wanting more information :)

11/08/2006 7:21 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Mouthwatering apples and intriguing tidbits!

Now that we have an entree to ask questions: how did you become a singer? How did you meet up with your wonderful group? On your excellent album Bliss, did The Heard write all the songs? (I've listened to this album a great many times.)

(I could go on with lots more music-related questions, but I'll spare you! I was a singer in my youth, so am very interested in other music-makers.)

Love the light on those apples.

11/08/2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Becca, I'm glad you find it so!

HHB, yeah, it was delicious. I need to bake another. There are more apples... ;-)

Endment, thanks for taking an interest.

Bitterroot, there are many ways to tell the story, but I began to learn to sing when I was 15 with my mother's help. The band members met each other through the wives (not mine, obviously, but the others' — another long story)... through work and classes we had in common. Yes, the songs are all original, written by one us. We play only our original music. I'm glad you are enjoying the cd. Your photo on Qarrtsiluni is beautiful!

11/08/2006 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Dick said...

I'm a Cox's orange pippin man normally, but those green apples might just have turned me!

11/08/2006 10:58 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

We still do not have A TV!

Packaging sings to me too.

I enjoyed your meme.

11/08/2006 11:34 PM  
Blogger alan said...

As addicted to television as I am music and words...sorry!



11/09/2006 1:17 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm working on the same meme. Loved this.

11/09/2006 5:55 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I loved those green apples.Can I have one?

11/09/2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger charlie said...

Change! All is change. Except on TV, of course. Change and adventure. Except on TV, of course. Even apples disappear and change. But not on TV, of course.

I like change and hate TV. Interesting stuff, mb :o)

11/09/2006 9:42 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Dick, I'm not familiar with Cox's orange pippins! But then there are so many local varietals. I'm sure they're delicious. These happen to be Granny Smiths. Perfect for pies and sharp cheeses.

Corey, we do have a TV now, but I don't watch much. Yes, I would have guessed you'd be another who notices packaging!

Alan, I have a feeling that you think about what you watch, though.

Mary, can't wait to see yours!

Gautami Tripathy, of course you may! Help yourself! ;-)

Charlie, I love it when you wax philosophical. Just don't wax the apples, please. And not on TV, of course. ;-)

11/09/2006 11:37 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Beautiful, exquisite bowl of apples. I've never seen a prettier one.

I grew up watching TV, but found that I liked it for the alpha waves (or beta, I can never remember), but not for its content, which is always sorely lacking.

I don't like the phone, and really, I don't like to talk very much in person either.

Great meme, MB.

11/09/2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Robin Andrea, yup, those waves'll getcha! Some people don't need to say much to be heard. ;-) I'm glad you enjoyed this.

11/09/2006 5:36 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Your five things are a poem in themselves. And what about the leaves on your apple? They're magical.

11/09/2006 8:41 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

Hi--I'm one of those bloggers who grew up without a TV--I'm addicted to reading instead! I wish my kids could share my enthusiasm...

I can and do talk on the phone for hours, but reading out loud is hard for me (I'm trying to practice, though).

Your apple picture is so sculptural, and the lighting is just perfect!

So, mb--are you realizing just how interesting you really are? (Or do we have to tell you, silly!)

11/09/2006 9:36 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Patry, those leaves were so pretty I couldn't take them off.

Firebird, I'm guessing your enthusiasm for reading and words rubs off in some way! The light inspired the photograph. I'm much more interested in other people, you know.

11/10/2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Darn it, I left a long and witty comment and Blogger comment-crashed when I went to publish.

Anyhow, of course was drawn here by the smell of apple pie, and will share a tiny tidbit in honor of the meme:

I played a sorta funny yet psychotic woman in Rick Linklater's "Slacker." When publicity stills with my pic appeared in newspapers, my parents started getting phone calls from relatives around the country nervously asking if I was alright...and my (maiden) name was misspelled in the credits.


11/11/2006 8:57 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Lori, great to see you back in circulation! You know, of course, which video I'm gonna have to go rent now one of these days!

11/13/2006 3:42 PM  

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