Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ooh! Another award!

Thanks to Sherry for this award!!! She is the absolute most creative person I know, and I envy her her craft room!!! (Not to mention she's like, my second mother!)

Here are the rules of this award:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. link to the person who nominated you.
4. name seven things about yourself no one would really know.

Now I have to think of some things about myself that no one would really know. Hmmmmm.....

1. Even though I'm barely 5'2", I wear a size 9.5 sneaker and a size 9 heel. Crazy, right?? At least I have something to keep me grounded so I never tip over!

2. I love rats. I've had well over 20 pet rats in my lifetime, and I used to breed them when I had the space to do so. I don't have any at the moment, but I plan on getting one (maybe 2) when hubby and I get a house of our own.

3. I'm fascinated with genetics. It amazes me how an offspring can inherit certain traits from its parents, especially those strange recessive genes that pop up and surprise you!!

(I guess I should explain #3 a little more. That's why I got so into breeding rats. There are 3 types of rat coats (hair): standard, which is plain, staright hair, not overly shiny; satin, which is a nice, softer, glossy straight hair; and rex, which is wiry, curly hair. Then there are hairless varieties. Hairlessness is a straight up recessive trait- I had a doe (female) named Loretta with a satin coat that I bred on two separate occasions with 2 different standard-coat bucks (males). The first time, she surprised us with 2 hairless pups and 10 pups with standard and satin coats. The first pup, Camilla, would have looked like your standard, pink-eyed white rat, except that her hair wasn't there. If she HAD hair, it would have been curly (rex), because her whiskers were curly! Her brother Duncan would have been white with a dark brown or black head and stripe down his back. He too, had curly whiskers. Then I bred Loretta with a different male, and this time she had 8 hairless pups and 6 pups with standard or satin coats. Just crazy! Ok.. I know I'm a nerd. I'll continue what I was doing....)

4. I'm full of useless trivia about pretty much everything.

5. I absolutely cannot touch velvet or velour. I CAN'T STAND how they feel. It creeps me out. (And knowing this, Lexie tries to trick me into touching something with these types of materials every time we're in a store! lol)

6. I'm a total grease monkey. I'm just as comfortable under the hood of a car as I am in a kitchen.

7. I love to draw, sew, do papercrafts, and other creative endeavors, but I go through spurts of creativity. I have to be in the mood for it. If I try to make something when I'm not feeling it, I get so frustrated and everything I try to make comes out terrible!

Ok... I'm gonna pass this on to....

1. My crafty and creative friend Lindsey.
2. My BFF Lexie, who is also crafty and creative but doesn't think she is.


Lexie's thoughts said...

Thank you!!

Lindsey said...

Thanks Amber!

Sherry said...

I don't know about the rats Amber. I am NOT a big fan of rats or snakes, but I do love the feel of velvet.

I can't believe you wear a 9.5 shoe. OMG! I barely wear a 5.

I'm always amazed at people that can remember trivia facts. I can never remember things like that.

Thanks for sharing Amber!