Sunday, January 30

No returns

Over the past so long I have been tagged with blog awards by:
Nona of A Red Robin
the mysterious lady of Hello, Monkeyface
Franca of Oranges and Apples
and I guess Ines of Cinnamon Eve too who tagged us all

Thanks you guys :) I'd tag you right back but apparently that 's not on.

I figured I'd bend the rules and rather than complete the tasks each award demands I'll be sharing some stuff about myself.


I still have my milk teeth. In a wooden jar. With "Stefanie's milk teeth" engraved in the lid. It is surprisingly common to keep them in areas where the Tooth Fairy doesn't roam. Seriously, what does that girl do with all them teeth? I have no idea what to do with just a handful.. other than take photos of course :D



The other half and I had been best friends for two years by the time we finally hooked up.

Our wedding invitations were an American Gothic spoof but nobody got the joke.

My parents had a wager on how tall I would grow. My Dad bet I'd make it to 180cm/~5'11'' but I stopped 3 centimeters short at approx 5'9 ½'' tall.

I caused controversy when I played God in a secondary school class play culminating in my throwing a bowl full of heavenly Manna (i.e. stale popcorn) into the audience. Numerous smaller children promptly crawled around the floor munching the droppings while Mothers formed a huddle of outrage, certain it was the popcorn they had brought I made such a mess of (it wasn't. I brought my own). Like little Lisa Simpson I could not comprehend how they could misunderstand my artistic expression so completely.

It was on a school trip when in the heat of the moment I slapped each of four friends in the space of just a few seconds. Hard. Major regrets and some surprise at the damage I caused to one of the girls' nose. Ouch. Who would have thought a little nose like that could bleed so profusely?

My Dad filmed me at the dentist when I was seven (testing his new camera). Luckily I wasn't scared of the clown with the drill, otherwise that might have turned into not only an unusual but a disturbing home video. :)


Now for the shoebox:



Our place is narrow and crowded. Cosy is the word. There are die cast cars driving along the walls (blue tack is my friend) as well as a little plane and lots of bottle tops with tiny picture in them. I am a sucker for toys so there are quite a few kaleidoscopes, marbles and spinning tops around the place. I also have the odd creepy doll head on display. My bedside lamp is a lit up globe. Just about my favourite thing ever. I love giving it a little spin :)




You can see six little things that make me happy over here and
three more bits about me there

When I was little I always thought the master rule of no returns made tag an awful drag. I wasn't a particularly fast runner you see. But in the blogosphere I run as fast as anyone, so I am tagging these guys:

Jan of Aerogram for Jan
Maggie of Dimestore Diamond
Lauren and Dan of other dutch animals
Emily of Resplendent Tranquility
Dakota of Sweetheart of the Rodeo (currently on a blogging break but check her blog out anyway)
Claire of tunabake times

What'you waiting for? Get clicking those links :D

48 comments:

  1. WHY WAS THERE A CLOWN!? I would have bawled. That is terrifying. The wedding invites are brilliant, I can't believe people didn't get it! How sweet to start out already best friends. Everyone does something in the heat of the moment that they later regret, I feel like when you're young you get the "hitting" thing out of your system hopefully.

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  2. I love your stories about yourself!! Also, thanks so much for the tip about inverting the negatives, it worked perfectly!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  3. Stef... this was truly hilarious! I'm having a hard time picking favourites, but the wedding invitations and the nature of the outrage over playing God are well up there, though I might also have to join Kallie in asking why?!?! there was a clown in your dentist office. I have no phobia of them either, but I can't believe it made the experience better... !

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  4. this post is hilarious. too bad no one got your american gothic cards, that's one of my favorite paintings (although creepily enough it depicts a father and his daughter, but oh well)

    Your room looks so organized. I'd be thrilled if you did an organizational tutorial/how to here. I struggle with it

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  5. Oh my goodness, I don't know how I will top this! You had me in stitches throughout. Thank you, though, for the tag. It reminds me that I have several others to attend to as well. I might have to borrow your idea of compiling them together.

    I spy some beauties on the ''wall of hats.'' That's a good way of storing them. Mine are in a haphazard pile on my desk...

    I'm still laughing about the school play story ;)

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  6. i loveee the wall of hats!!! :)

    love, polly

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  7. this was a really cute post.

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  8. I LOVE the wedding invite! And I knew immediately what it was a spoof of. Called my husband in to see it...as we plan to do a collection of American Gothics ourselves as we age over the next decade.

    It is curious that there was such a strong reaction to your popcorn throwing. Sounds like the American south.

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  9. Your post was so funny I was chuckling but then I saw the images from your dentist vist and accidently spat out some of my tea!

    Your wedding invite is brilliant!

    Thank you for tagging my blog ^U^

    Claire
    ^U^

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  10. Steph,

    I wish I could see your American Gothic wedding invitations. Being a big fan of the unusual I would have cherished them forever.

    Again I join Emily and Kallie, why was there a clown? Was it the dentist with clown nose and makeup so that kids would not get scared or something? Honestly speaking I have always found clowns creepy anyway...can't even imagine one with all the weird dentist contraptions.

    :) I love your little collections.....I was a major collector when I was a kid....stamps, pretty pebbles, bottle caps, gum wrappers, match boxes.....I collected some oddly beautiful things. Your photos make me nostalgic. :)

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Love

    Tashrin - A Toronto based personal style blog

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  11. Thanks you guys! I am pleased I got you to giggle a little :)

    The dentist specialized in children but clown costumes do seem a risky choice :) Mind you, if they were dressed as princesses you'd never look at them the same again either ;)

    Tashrin: The picture to the right of the one where I am holding my milk teeth is our wedding invite. :)

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  12. cute post! u have amazing style as well! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  13. Your life is always so very interesting to me!!! how cool about the wedding invitations!! hehe. I love the commercial shots too.

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  14. Haha, you are such a hilarious quirky person! I can't believe your dad filmed you at the dentist, too funny! I love your small space, I find I prefer to live in them than empty large houses:)

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  15. YAY, thanks so much for playing :) You were such an unwittingly rebellious little child, I LOVE it. lol @ no one getting the American Gothic reference!

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  16. I love this post tremendously!

    If only they had clown costumed dentists in the states. It would make that bit where they have to use that rubber sander thing a whole lot more bearable.

    I don't think I could imagine you living anywhere but a shoe box...your world is so lovely and tucked away.

    xo, Strawberry Moth

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  17. I love this post tremendously!

    If only they had clown costumed dentists in the states. It would make that bit where they have to use that rubber sander thing a whole lot more bearable.

    I don't think I could imagine you living anywhere but a shoe box...your world is so lovely and tucked away.

    xo, Strawberry Moth

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  18. YAY, thanks so much for playing :) You were such an unwittingly rebellious little child, I LOVE it. lol @ no one getting the American Gothic reference!

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  19. Haha, you are such a hilarious quirky person! I can't believe your dad filmed you at the dentist, too funny! I love your small space, I find I prefer to live in them than empty large houses:)

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  20. Your life is always so very interesting to me!!! how cool about the wedding invitations!! hehe. I love the commercial shots too.

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  21. Oh my goodness, I don't know how I will top this! You had me in stitches throughout. Thank you, though, for the tag. It reminds me that I have several others to attend to as well. I might have to borrow your idea of compiling them together.

    I spy some beauties on the ''wall of hats.'' That's a good way of storing them. Mine are in a haphazard pile on my desk...

    I'm still laughing about the school play story ;)

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  22. this post is hilarious. too bad no one got your american gothic cards, that's one of my favorite paintings (although creepily enough it depicts a father and his daughter, but oh well)

    Your room looks so organized. I'd be thrilled if you did an organizational tutorial/how to here. I struggle with it

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  23. Stef... this was truly hilarious! I'm having a hard time picking favourites, but the wedding invitations and the nature of the outrage over playing God are well up there, though I might also have to join Kallie in asking why?!?! there was a clown in your dentist office. I have no phobia of them either, but I can't believe it made the experience better... !

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  24. I love your stories about yourself!! Also, thanks so much for the tip about inverting the negatives, it worked perfectly!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  25. WHY WAS THERE A CLOWN!? I would have bawled. That is terrifying. The wedding invites are brilliant, I can't believe people didn't get it! How sweet to start out already best friends. Everyone does something in the heat of the moment that they later regret, I feel like when you're young you get the "hitting" thing out of your system hopefully.

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  26. cute post! u have amazing style as well! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks you guys! I am pleased I got you to giggle a little :)

    The dentist specialized in children but clown costumes do seem a risky choice :) Mind you, if they were dressed as princesses you'd never look at them the same again either ;)

    Tashrin: The picture to the right of the one where I am holding my milk teeth is our wedding invite. :)

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  28. Steph,

    I wish I could see your American Gothic wedding invitations. Being a big fan of the unusual I would have cherished them forever.

    Again I join Emily and Kallie, why was there a clown? Was it the dentist with clown nose and makeup so that kids would not get scared or something? Honestly speaking I have always found clowns creepy anyway...can't even imagine one with all the weird dentist contraptions.

    :) I love your little collections.....I was a major collector when I was a kid....stamps, pretty pebbles, bottle caps, gum wrappers, match boxes.....I collected some oddly beautiful things. Your photos make me nostalgic. :)

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Love

    Tashrin - A Toronto based personal style blog

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  29. Your post was so funny I was chuckling but then I saw the images from your dentist vist and accidently spat out some of my tea!

    Your wedding invite is brilliant!

    Thank you for tagging my blog ^U^

    Claire
    ^U^

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  30. I LOVE the wedding invite! And I knew immediately what it was a spoof of. Called my husband in to see it...as we plan to do a collection of American Gothics ourselves as we age over the next decade.

    It is curious that there was such a strong reaction to your popcorn throwing. Sounds like the American south.

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  31. this was a really cute post.

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  32. i loveee the wall of hats!!! :)

    love, polly

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  33. i loveee the wall of hats!!! :)

    love, polly

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  34. YAY, thanks so much for playing :) You were such an unwittingly rebellious little child, I LOVE it. lol @ no one getting the American Gothic reference!

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  35. Haha, you are such a hilarious quirky person! I can't believe your dad filmed you at the dentist, too funny! I love your small space, I find I prefer to live in them than empty large houses:)

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  36. Your life is always so very interesting to me!!! how cool about the wedding invitations!! hehe. I love the commercial shots too.

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  37. cute post! u have amazing style as well! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  38. Thanks you guys! I am pleased I got you to giggle a little :)

    The dentist specialized in children but clown costumes do seem a risky choice :) Mind you, if they were dressed as princesses you'd never look at them the same again either ;)

    Tashrin: The picture to the right of the one where I am holding my milk teeth is our wedding invite. :)

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  39. Steph,

    I wish I could see your American Gothic wedding invitations. Being a big fan of the unusual I would have cherished them forever.

    Again I join Emily and Kallie, why was there a clown? Was it the dentist with clown nose and makeup so that kids would not get scared or something? Honestly speaking I have always found clowns creepy anyway...can't even imagine one with all the weird dentist contraptions.

    :) I love your little collections.....I was a major collector when I was a kid....stamps, pretty pebbles, bottle caps, gum wrappers, match boxes.....I collected some oddly beautiful things. Your photos make me nostalgic. :)

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Love

    Tashrin - A Toronto based personal style blog

    ReplyDelete
  40. Your post was so funny I was chuckling but then I saw the images from your dentist vist and accidently spat out some of my tea!

    Your wedding invite is brilliant!

    Thank you for tagging my blog ^U^

    Claire
    ^U^

    ReplyDelete
  41. I LOVE the wedding invite! And I knew immediately what it was a spoof of. Called my husband in to see it...as we plan to do a collection of American Gothics ourselves as we age over the next decade.

    It is curious that there was such a strong reaction to your popcorn throwing. Sounds like the American south.

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  42. this was a really cute post.

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  43. Stef... this was truly hilarious! I'm having a hard time picking favourites, but the wedding invitations and the nature of the outrage over playing God are well up there, though I might also have to join Kallie in asking why?!?! there was a clown in your dentist office. I have no phobia of them either, but I can't believe it made the experience better... !

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love your stories about yourself!! Also, thanks so much for the tip about inverting the negatives, it worked perfectly!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

    ReplyDelete
  45. WHY WAS THERE A CLOWN!? I would have bawled. That is terrifying. The wedding invites are brilliant, I can't believe people didn't get it! How sweet to start out already best friends. Everyone does something in the heat of the moment that they later regret, I feel like when you're young you get the "hitting" thing out of your system hopefully.

    ReplyDelete
  46. this post is hilarious. too bad no one got your american gothic cards, that's one of my favorite paintings (although creepily enough it depicts a father and his daughter, but oh well)

    Your room looks so organized. I'd be thrilled if you did an organizational tutorial/how to here. I struggle with it

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  47. I love this post tremendously!

    If only they had clown costumed dentists in the states. It would make that bit where they have to use that rubber sander thing a whole lot more bearable.

    I don't think I could imagine you living anywhere but a shoe box...your world is so lovely and tucked away.

    xo, Strawberry Moth

    ReplyDelete
  48. Oh my goodness, I don't know how I will top this! You had me in stitches throughout. Thank you, though, for the tag. It reminds me that I have several others to attend to as well. I might have to borrow your idea of compiling them together.

    I spy some beauties on the ''wall of hats.'' That's a good way of storing them. Mine are in a haphazard pile on my desk...

    I'm still laughing about the school play story ;)

    ReplyDelete