Friday, September 26, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

My sweet friend at Shell in Your Pocket tagged fun!

1. I was named by my sweet grandmother (whom I never really got the opportunity to know as she died when I was 3) who suggested naming me after my dad. His name is Jerry - so Jerri Lynn wasn't that much of a stretch!

2. I have a certain affinity for the smell of gasoline - weird, I know!

3. I have severe stage fright/performance anxiety. I grew up playing the piano and while I enjoyed it (still do) I could really never get past my fears about performing in front of others - be it one person or a hundred. It ended up costing me a great piano teacher, too!

4. I've been hot air ballooning in Albuquerque. I don't know if there are adequate words to describe how wonderful that was! Just breathtaking!

5. I have a chair obsession. I would buy just about any cute chair I came across, if I had a place to put it!

6. I had a car accident in high school - all by myself (thank God no one else was involved). Yes, a certain insect - if I remember correctly, a bee - got inside my car and had me so scared that I took my hands off the wheel and started frantically swatting at it, trying to get it out the window. I drove all over the road, up onto a high curb over a bridge, scraping the side of my Corolla on the cement portion of the bridge, and ruined a tire in the process. Needless to say, I cried and my dad was extremely unhappy. Over a bee, ya'll!

7. I love looking at houses - on the outside, yes, but more so on the inside. It gives me inspiration and a ton of great ideas. However, I think my neighbors thought I was very "different" when I asked them if I could see inside their home sometime...not 2 seconds after we first met. Their house is one of the reasons I love my own home so much - cause I can look out and see such a pretty view! it is! (do you think they'll catch me?)

Ok,'s your turn. I will randomly tag these people:

Canyon Wren Cottage
The Moore Family's Shenanigans
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Vintage Lily
Life at Home
Glitter and Bliss

I am working on some posts showing before and afters of my home - look for those next week. Have a nice weekend everybody!


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sassy,
It's always fun to learn more about our blogging friends through these tags!

Thanks for thanking of me....I'll get around to it one day next week!

Sandy Toes said...

Thanks for the smile this morning! I laughed about your neighbors's beautiful and I would want to see inside too! That is totally something I would say...There is a house at the opposite end of my street and I drive by it SLOWLY at Least twice a week b/c they are always changing it (pillows, iron furniture, et.)!
Sandy Toes

sandra/tx said...

Ooh, the first time I've been tagged. Thank you!

What a pretty house your neighbor has. If their house is that pretty, I'm sure yours is, too. Can't wait to see your pics.

Denise said...

yeah, i was good to go on this tag!

i too like looking at houses.when the kids were smaller and we had no funds for dating, we would drop the kids off with my mother, and go house dreaming. we'd look for open houses and model homes to steal ideas from.

i bet your neighbors have some pretty cool chairs in their home.

and read this post
to see how i react to insects in the car!

Shannon said...

My friend had that same car accident (with a bee) and flipped the car and had to have stiches!!! Glad you were ok. :)

Your neighbor's house is really pretty!

farmhouse wares said...

Those little bees can cause a lot of trouble. Glad you were ok. I love that you asked your neighbor that so boldly. I always want to, but I'm too chicken.

Alana said...

Very fun! I love to see people's houses, too! It's just intriguing!

Glitter and Bliss said...

Well, I think I'm about to be tagged, and I am so clueless about this. I'm sure we will have fun.

shell said...

Oh I love that house and the sweet family in are so very BLESSED! Love Reading your Blog JL!

~ Humility ~

Humility is perpetual quietness of heart.
It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore,
To wonder at nothing that is done to me,
to feel nothing done against me.
It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,
And when I am blamed or despised;
it is to have a blessed home in myself
where I can go in and shut the door
and kneel to my Father
in secret and be at peace,
as in a deep sea of calmness, when all
around and about is trouble.