by germinatrix | February 7th, 2010
Wiseguy Billy Goodnick tagged me with an Honest Scrap Award (there is a badge or widget that goes along with it, but I’m afraid to mess around with stuff like that – the last time I tried to deal with a widget I lost my entire sidebar.)
The idea is to reveal ten things about yourself that readers of your blog might not necessarily know, then tag seven other bloggers to do the same. In the interest of getting to know your Germinatrix better, I accept this award and the responsibilities that go along with it. So let the revelations begin:
Item the first :
I love ice. Love it. I need to have my cold drinks really, really cold – and I also am one of those annoying ice crunchers. I always ask for lots of ice or extra ice in my cold drinks, and they never give me enough. The one time I ever got enough ice was when a waiter was trying to be a smart-ass and brought me a glass full of ice with a splash of drink in it. It was perfect!
I read Tarot Cards. Really well. I scare people with my accuracy. My husband and my Original Minion won’t let me read their cards anymore because they can’t handle knowing the future. I never read the cards for myself, only for friends. It is a power to be used only for the good!
I am half Puerto Rican/ half Mexican. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Spanish was my first language. Not even one tiny part of me is Caucasian, even though I’m pale, pale, pale.
My baby brother Carlos just won two Grammys! His horns section, Groove Line Horns, works with Jason Mraz and Carlos is the musical arranger of the band. Color me incredibly PROUD!
In the early nineties, I worked with Maverick Productions (Madonna’s production company) and Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris (the couple who co-directed Little Miss Sunshine) on a pilot for HBO about a girl who had an online “show” where she’d talk about great cool stuff, meet friends from all over and check out the cool stuff that they were doing, and talk about her fun awesome life. It was never picked up, but I find it very strange that my bloglife has essentially followed the roadmap we set up in that show. Weird!
Just to show how accurate a tarot reader I am, I’ll share this moment with you that happened in my past life as an actress. I was on the set of “The Heidi Chronicles”. One day, I spent 9 hours in a car with Jamie Leigh-Curtis, Kim Catrall, and another younger actress whose name I can’t remember. I had my tarot cards with me, as a lark. I read Kim Catrall’s cards and told her it was very clear she was on the verge of a major career breakthrough that would change her life dramatically. She laughed. Saw her 3 months later while shopping and she told me she booked Samantha on ‘Sex in the City’ a week after we wrapped. WEIRD!!!
(Gah, this is alot of tidbits…)
I twiddle my thumbs all the time. If my thumbs aren’t busy at it, I’ll be twiddling my fingers. My mother once told me if I was bored, I could twiddle my fingers – I asked her to show me how, and she did. I’ve taken finger and thumb twiddling as a serious pastime ever since. Now I do it absently, while thinking – my husband loves to point it out when it’s happening. It must look very cartoonish!
Speaking of … I love to draw cartoons. I drew the banner for my website! I’m a frustrated animator…
I hate sleeping at night. I LOVE naps, I like to sleep late … but I have ALWAYS hated to sleep at night. It must be a result of my fear of the dark when I was a little girl. I fight sleep – sleep has to knock me over the head and drag me to slumberland. As a result, I usually fall asleep doing something late at night, then I have to wake up and drag myself to bed in the wee hours. Not good, but there it is!
This is something many people know, but I realize I haven’t announced it here, on my beloved blog. I got a BOOK DEAL! I am currently writing a book for Timber Press titled “Front Yard Food – Transforming the Lawn Into Beautiful Edible Landscapes” !!! I am SO EXCITED! So be prepared for me to talk ALOT about the topic in the coming months – and please weigh in! I have a “Front Yard Food” fan page on Facebook, and I’d LOVE for you guys to pop by and share thoughts, pictures, ask questions … generally join the process! I am a BLOGGER first and foremost, and I want to infuse this project with the open, generous, community spirit that the Garden Blogworld has in abundance. I’ve been so inspired by this GARDEN POSSE! Come with me on this journey, too!
Now I have to “award” seven other bloggers with the Honest Scrap! Let’s see… hmmm… thinking…
Okay – I think I’m going to do things a little differently. I award the Honest Scrap to EVERYONE! Because I want to know more about just about everyone! So if you want to participate, give us a link in your comment so we can all go read about the deep, the hidden, the strange, and the funny things about you! Don’t worry if you can’t do it – I know these things take time and some people just don’t do these tag memes as a rule, but I LOVE hearing more about people! And if you’ve already participated, give us a link so we can read all about you!
More X’s and O’s from your Germinatrix!