Tagged !!– and I Am It. 15 Things You Don't Know About Me — and Maybe You Shouldn't!

I got tagged on Facebook by Tammy Powley (my former editor at Creative Webblogging when I wrote the CoolPickings.com blog). She’s a really interesting person: a professor, accomplished jewelry designer, author of several books (of which I am behind on reviewing one of them). Her blog is Crafty Princess Diaries at www.tammypowley.com
If you are a friend of hers on facebook, you can see her list of 15 things you might not know about her. If you aren’t a friend, maybe you should be because her blog is pretty stellar and her jewelry-making books are killer! Extremely talented, she puts unique things together using unusual materials (ok they are unusual to me) and I had to ask her questions about what they were because to me “metal clay” is oxymoronic but not to jewelry-making people. If you are a jewelry designer, my apologies for being dense about actual materials other than gemstones.
Fifteen Things You Don’t Know About Me:
1) I love dogs but am allergic to cats. However cats love me– as in can’t wait to get next to me.
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Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Detail of the architecture
2) I am a photographer. Not just your amateur but I actually had most of a professional photography program completed and then life stepped in and changed things.
So through-out this post, you will see photos I have taken.
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View from an apt in Portero Hill in San Francisco.
3) I read a print newspaper or two every day. I like newspapers. I will be very sad when they are gone. I will be sad when magazines are gone though most are pretty much like department stores these days (interchangebale)
4) I don’t particularly like red wine. Actually the only red wine I will drink is a young pinot noir (Joseph Phelps specifically)
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UCSF Biotech Campus Gym Building Skylight/Ceiling taken in San Francisco


5) I dream in technicolor, surround sound and immersion. Meaning I KNOW I am participating in the dream. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes it’s downright scary
6) I actually cook. Yes — I do, just not often and only when I want to which doesn’t always make everyone happy. (frozen works for me!) If I am cooking, I tend to riff off a recipe and tweak it– much the same way that I tweak the drink recipes when I am blogging about the 12 drinks of Christmas. (Maestro Doble Eggnog recipe was mine!! It was good too!)
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Orange Sun in Ash-Laden Clouds during the Yorba Linda fire.
7) I love to eat certain kinds of seafood (but I am not a fan of sushi). I am a big fan of southern BBQ and I really like going out to dinner and/or drinks with friends. It’s more party like. (ps, I love parties. It’s just the kid in me I guess.)
8) I don’t drink beer— ever! I do like a good champagner or a great martini.
9) I am a morning person and yet I can be a night person too– depends on what’s happening and if fun, count me in!
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Disneyland’s Mad Tea Party Ride — Tea Party Spin at Sunset (with the lights on)
10) Since I review a lot of DVDs of TV and movies, I often have marathon TV days/nights– particularly if it’s Dexter, 24, The Tudors, Eli Stone, The Unit, and other series where I watch everything back to back . I will watch 15 episodes in a row!
11) As much as I like to dress up, and go out, I am equally comfortable in a pair of jeans and a white tee. (Hanes happens to be in my closet right now.) However flip-flips are not my thing– Converse are.
12) I am a sci-fi, action, thriller, mystery film junkie, I can figure out the plot sequences and tell you who did it pretty quickly and I know what comes next. Doesn’t mean I don’t jump when it goes “boo!”
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Sunset at the beach
13) I work out– a lot. Almost every day and I do all kinds of stuff including pilates (*mat & reformer), other floor work, stability ball, Wii, even a walk with the dog (or is that the dog taking me for a run? hmmm haven’t got that one down yet). Plus I love to dance, do workout dvds etc.
14) I am a big tech junkie. I love looking at new devices, programs, testing things out and playing with computers.
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This is my dog. He’s crazy. He does sleep with me. He hogs the bed and he snores!!
15) I love racing cars. I love taking my car out on an open strip and letting it rip. Of course that doesn’t happen too often but if I have a wide open freeway at closer to 11 PM, I have been known to open it up and push the pedal. Some freak out, others just love that I am that free. (I feel the same way about skiing too)
16) I am a girly girl but I do love to watch hoops (basketball/Lakers/UCLA/USC) and I love to talk to men about what they think. I find it interesting to figure out what goes through their mind. I
(that’s a bonus tip)
Stevie Wilson

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