Friday, May 21, 2010

Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun and it’s Friday and I’m glad of that, aren’t you? It’s supposed to be another beautiful weekend here in Maryland, albeit much warmer than last.

I guess whatever it was with Blogger last night has resolved itself. It was crazy in the comment section and everything kept disappearing and then reappearing. You know, I’ve been thinking for awhile on leaving Blogger and going over to the dark side, you know the Word Press side.

So today I bought a domain name at GoDaddy.com. I have some plans but I’m going to take it slow. Real slow. Like this blog. At least I finally bought a domain name, though.

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Speaking of purchases, last weekend I bought a new shade of summer nail polish at the Sephora store and came home and gave myself a pedicure. I’m sure you’re excited, especially if you’re a guy and reading this.

I love the names of OPI’s nail colors ~ ‘Iris I was Thinner’, ‘Lost without my GPS’, ‘Leaf him at the Altar’. I just find them amusing, although that last one isn’t very nice.

I sat outside and read for awhile last Sunday, looking at my toes and thinking this color is so not me. And I marveled at the fact that the only thing I was worried about that day was the color of my nail polish. Two weeks ago I was worried about my brother, so this is much preferred.

Well, I’m still not used to it (the color). And it finally dawned on me what it reminded me of.

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It’s almost exactly the color of the geraniums on the back porch. I guess that’s why the name of it is ‘Go with the Flow-er’. I think it’s hilarious.

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And now, because it’s Friday and because inquiring minds want to know, please feel free to answer the following simple little questions.

1. Do you like spending time in the sun?

2. Do you burn or tan?

3. Are you a people watcher?

4. Who do you hang out with?

5. Who is the craziest person you know?

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

56 comments:

Country Girl said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? Yes, with protection though.

2. Do you burn or tan? Tan with the right stuff. Burn very badly without.

3. Are you a people watcher? Absolutely.

4. Who do you hang out with? Mostly my husband and my dog, but I have lots of different friends I hang with.

5. Who is the craziest person you know? Adrienne. 'Nuff said.

~ C.G.

Country Girl said...

A small sample of Adrienne.
http://chroniclesofacountrygirl.blogspot.com/2008/11/favorite-things-earl-grey-tea-with.html

Mary Lou said...

I so enjoyed your pedicure. I think my nails even look better and I think they match my geraniums!! What's with us?
I love to be in the sun. When I was young I just got darker and darker but now I burn.
Love to people watch especially their shoes.
Mostly hang out with my husband.
Craziest person is named Roger...He knows who he is and so do we all.

Daryl said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? Yes, with lots of sunblock

2. Do you burn or tan? Tan

3. Are you a people watcher? Oh yes

4. Who do you hang out with? Well, my friends Wendy, Donna and if I get lucky you

5. Who is the craziest person you know? Ummm, well, me.

Andi said...

That nail polish color is SO me, and I believe I have quite a few bottles of similar shades! The toes beg for happy colors!



1. Do you like spending time in the sun? oh yes, with SPF 30 but in the sun none the less!

2. Do you burn or tan? Usually tan....sometimes burn but it takes a lot...

3. Are you a people watcher? Oh yeah...being a physical therapist I usually am watching their gait pattern...but pretty much I just love to watch an interesting show go by!

4. Who do you hang out with?
daily - the hubs and kids....otherwise usually my bff or my sister.

5. Who is the craziest person you know? My bff Jackie - that girl will try anything once!

Julie Harward said...

I love your toe polish, I am wearing the same! Blogger made several of my comments disappear last night! I hate it when it acts up!

1) Yes
2) Both
3) Yes!
4) Family...then friends
5) My little sister (she is crazy wild and has her own Harley! :D

Come say hi :D

shirley said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? The sun makes me feel good, so yes!

2. Do you burn or tan? I always tan. I rarely burn, maybe on the first outing without sunscreen

3. Are you a people watcher? Yep - they provide a lot of entertainment.

4. Who do you hang out with? The kids, hubby and my neighbor friends.

5. Who is the craziest person you know? Probably my son! He's a hoot.

Patti said...

I luv being in the sun!
I tan, I'm lucky that way.
People watching is cool.
I hang with my hubby and dogs.
Who is the craziest person I know?
ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snappy Di said...

I've considered Wordpress too, but when I go over there to play on my account I don't do well at all.

Di

Chrissykat said...

Love the nail polish. Summer & sandals scream for fun crazy toes! :)

#1. NO! I used to as a child living in Florida but I can no longer tolerate it. I get heat-exhaustion very easily now.

#2. I can be wearing SPF 280 and still burn...and freckle and splotch...it's not a pretty sight.

#3. You bet-cha!

#4. My hub & my kitties.

#5. My neighbor, hands down. She's Mrs. Kravitz, the Engergizer Bunny & Sam Kinison (think volume!) all rolled into one!

Hilary said...

Hmm....a domain name, eh?
Interesting.
1. Yes, I love the sun.
2. I burn like a lobster.
3.I love to watch people.
4. I hang out with my husband, but all day at the studio I hang out with 4 cats.
5. I am the craziest person I know.....no, I am the second craziest...my friend Alice is the craziest.

A New England Life said...

Going big time, huh? I looked at buying a domain name on go daddy also, but in the end decided to stick with blogger. I also signed up for a wordpress blog just in case, but haven't used it. I'm sure yours will be great, Kate.

1 & 2: I tan out of a bottle now, and have for several years now. My lily white skin burns like no tomorrow, not to mention too much sun makes me over heated and sick. Oh, and the Dermatologist likes to take big chunks of my skin lately. But I do like short doses of natural vitamin D and bright rooms when I'm indoors.

3: Sort of. I tend to judge if I watch people too much which I don't like. But when you're at the mall waiting for your teenage daughter, there isn't much else to do!

4: Who do I hang out with? Hubby, the girls, the dogs & cats, the laundry, people in the grocery store, strangers at the mall, people I work for ... and once in a while, my friends.

5: Hands down, my daughter. Totally nuts.

A New England Life said...

The toes look awesome!

serendipity woman said...

1. Yes, before it gets too hot...
lymphedema in my left arm won't let me spend a lot of time in heat.

2. Burn, baby, burn...darn!

3. Yes, I am..I'm a blog watcher mostly...i love to see what everyone is up to.

4. My husband and my kids.

5. Me!!!

Enjoying your blog...
wishing you well...
glenda

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love that nail color, Kate...and it's always fun to go crazy on toes, because most times they're concealed in full shoes! Sort of like fancy undies!

Here are my answers: (I love doing this!)

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? I do, although I have to be careful here in Florida. Don't want to overdo it.

2. Do you burn or tan? mostly tan

3. Are you a people watcher? absolutely! Malls and airports are my favorite places to watch.

4. Who do you hang out with? Mostly DH and Kes, but I really enjoy my friends, Loreen, Amy and Klara.

5. Who is the craziest person you know? This is a hard one. I don't really spend time with people I consider "silly" crazy. My brother-in-law has a friend, Jim. I think he qualifies.

myletterstoemily said...

now you have to show us your toes!


1. only with big brimmed hat.

2. gorgeous tan, 30 years ago.

3. totally

4. husband, kids, friends.

5. my friend, denise. when our sons
were practicing with the varsity b ball
team as FRESHMAN, she walked across
the gym on her HANDS!

willow said...

I did the toe thing Sunday, too! :)

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun?
Umm.. yeah! But rainy days are good to when you feel like curling up on the couch with a book or a good movie.

2. Do you burn or tan?
Burn first then tan there after.

3. Are you a people watcher?
Sometimes. I do host an annual "most amazing redneck at the fair contest" every year. Is that bad? hehe

4. Who do you hang out with?
My husband. He is my best friend.

5. Who is the craziest person you know?
I work with a bunch of EMTs and firefighters. Some say we are all certifiable :)

deborah said...

What a sunny summery color for your toes! I like it!
1. I used to love to spend time in the sun..worked outside for years. Now I overheat easily (like a very old car:)
2. I am very pale. Hardly ever burn and seldom get any color.
3. Absolutely a people watcher! If I'm sitting waiting somewhere, people always come up and start a conversation, always interesting.
4. mostly my hubby and my cats and dogs..the new dog (recently rescued) is like glue
5. I'm the craziest person I know:)

Have a beautiful sunny weekend!

deborah said...

Oh, Jen, I want to attend your Most Amazing Redneck at the Fair contest. We hang out with EMTs, medics and firefighters too...I could send some candidates over if you need them:)

Bella Della said...

1- No sun.
2- Burn. Peel. White again.
3- I love people watching. LOVE it. Could do it all day.
4- Hubby. Family. Animals. I am pretty much a total homebody.
5- Oooh- toughy. Me. My family. In a good way though.

And guess what. The boots arrived and I'm in love.

beth said...

1. yes....but not really anymore after having skin cancer removed.

2. both

4. my hubby mostly....family, friends, neighbors...oh i'm good at hanging

3. oops....wrong order and YES i people watch !

5. usually it's me !

Holly said...

1. Do I like spending time in the sun?

Yes. Yes. Yes.

2. do I burn or tan? Just call me lobster. Burn'n'peel.

3. People watcher? Oh my yes. I watch behavior in people and animals. It's fascinating. I also seem to key into behavior *patterns* with people I'm around frequently.

4. Who do I hang out with? #1, Dear Daughter, #2 Barn Peeps #3 Best friend Laurie, #4 Dear Son Aaron and Best DIL evah...Amanda, not in that order all the time.

5. Who is the craziest person I know? Dear Son Aaron, he's hilarious and fun to be with!

bv said...

*sun~yes..need it and also work outside
*tan...use 35 sun screen
*my favorite game is to do 'make overs' using their style~airport is best. i can take the sweat pant, tennis shoe girl and turn her into 'chic' and she is still comfy..no excuse.
*husband, all the animals and some fab friends.
*my 42 yr old daughter who dances thru life twirling to her own music...some say she takes after me....i think 'crazy' is a good thing.

Mary Elizabeth said...

1. I do...but I also wear sunscreen now after years of sunburns.
2. Tan slowly.
3. Yes, much to the distress of my daughters. They're constantly telling me to stop staring.
4. My dogs, and my daughters...in that order.
5. Can't tell you...she'll know.

Ellen said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? Only if I can be in the water.

2. Do you burn or tan? Tan. Sorry!

3. Are you a people watcher? It's the best sport around.

4. Who do you hang out with? Besides my husband and my parents, Nurse Nancy and family and my friend in California and her family.

5. Who is the craziest person you know? My niece. See my last blog entry and it will explain it all.

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

I used WordPress once and came back to Blogger. I did not care too much for it. A lot of the extra things, I like here at Blogger cost money at WordPress. I bought my own domain at GoDaddy.com through Blogger.



1. Do you like spending time in the sun? Mostly under a nice shade tree if it is warm out.

2. Do you burn or tan? First I burn, then I peel, then I tan.

3. Are you a people watcher? Sometimes. Mostly if I am bored sitting in an airport.

4. Who do you hang out with? My family, my cat.

5. Who is the craziest person you know? One of my daughters.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? I absolutely love it and would stay outside all the time if I could.

2. Do you burn or tan? I tan mostly bc I have olive skin. The older I get though I tend to burn more so I have to gradually increase my outside time at the beginning of the summer.

3. Are you a people watcher? oooooo, yes, love it...and make up stories in my mind about those people

4. Who do you hang out with? my kids, my cats, my husband, and a few crazy ladies at work who keep me grounded

5. Who is the craziest person you know? I have a colleague who is so blooming funny that I can't be in the same room with him for 10 minutes and not be laughing my head off!! I love it! But, I'm glad he doesn't work in the same suite as me; we'd NEVER get anything done!

maillady said...

1. yes, especially on the beach.

2. tan also with lotion.

3. totally, looks like we are the same person...

4. my husband, sister jo and my kids.
i too have alot of friends but mostly its my fam.

5. hummmm, did we look at each others answers.. i would have to say same. lol... and my friend char..

Deb said...

1. I love spending time in the sun...but wear sun screen

2. at first I will burn if I don't wear sun screen..then I tan..well really I freckle...but that's a tan for me.

3. I love to people watch...so does hubby...he tries to figure out all about them...wonder if he ever really gets it right????

4. my hubby...my dogs..my Mom...my kids...mainly family...

5. The craziest person I know is LG he is so funny and full of stories...and most of them are true...crazy...he once told a guy that offered him a taxi...hey man...I'm Limo material....no taxi's for him....

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Love the photo of your toes - and I'm so psyched for you that you bought your own Domain. Do it - go to WP. I did a couple months ago and I've never looked back!

Golden West said...

Hi Kate,

Yes, I love the sun - gardening, walking on the beach, reading on the patio - I try to get in it every day. Luckily, I tan and don't burn. People watching - absolutely! I try not to be intrusive with my camera with strangers, though. Mostly I hang out with my daughter. I've lived alone for ten years now, but we work together in her business, so I see her almost every day. Crazy people? That's a hard one. My gentleman friend lives in a tree house, but he's not crazy at all...

Nurse Nancy said...

1. I love spending time in the sun. Cannot get enough of it!
2. I burn first and then tan whether or not I use sunblock.
3. I absolutely love to watch people!
4. My family, my dog, Ellen's family and my friend Ann from college and her family.
5. The craziest person I know is Ellen's neighbor Chris! He tells the best stories and we have the best experiences with him. JBM and FlyBoy love him.

Caroline said...

1. I like the sun, but in small doses (or in the off times like morning or late afternoon)

2. I burn!!! That's why I like small doses of sun ;)

3. Yes...love to people watch!

4. My kids and a few close girlfriends.

5. My husband!

So excited to hear about your new website...can't wait to see where this will lead...

Emom said...

Yeah Question Friday!
1. Do you like spending time in the sun?Always....too much...

2. Do you burn or tan? Both because I can't stop in time....

3. Are you a people watcher? Only reason for me to go to the mall.....

4. Who do you hang out with? Mostly my sweet Baboo, but I love me some girlfriends too...

5. Who is the craziest person you know? Easy....ME~

Emom said...

Oh....and I am with Snappy Di, really.

Merisi said...

I enlarged the pictures with your toesies! ;-)

Sephora! I never bought anything there, but my daughters started to show a strong interest, just before we moved. They still miss the store.

I am not a tanner. I stay out of the sun, when I can.

Rachel Lynn said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? Love it. Especially when it's a river trip.
2. Do you burn or tan? Unfortunately now I burn. I used to tan right up, I must have grown out of that.
3. Are you a people watcher? I never really thought about it, but yeah, sometimes.
4. Who do you hang out with? Matt mostly. and his friends. I don't really know many people here.
5. Who is the craziest person you know? There all pretty nuts.

Rachel Lynn said...

*They're all pretty nuts. lol

Deb said...

I love a good pedicure! The longer summer goes on, the pinker my toes get! By August, they're downright neon pink!!
1. Do you like spending time in the sun? I do, but can't sit still too long and not if it's too hot!

2. Do you burn or tan? Usually tan, unless I stay out too long.

3. Are you a people watcher? Yes, I love watching people. Malls and airports, I agree!

4. Who do you hang out with? My pups, husband, a few close friends. But I enjoy being alone too!

5. Who is the craziest person you know? My friend Judy. Unfortunately not everyone appreciates her sense of humor but I find her hilarious!
Enjoy the warm weekend!

Laura @ Our House Of Joyful Noise said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun?
I do, and living on the New England seashore is a dream.

2. Do you burn or tan?
I tend to burn some at the beginning of the warm season, but then I tan. Except my legs...I think they are sun-resistant? They never get any color, no matter how long they are in the sun! It's not pretty, being chocolate on top, and vanilla on
the bottom.

3. Are you a people watcher?
I am, although I always try to act like I am minding my own business. For nothing else if not to be a good example to the children. ; )

4. Who do you hang out with?
My kids, and that's about it!! It's sad, and a blessing, at the same time.

5. Who is the craziest person you know?
My aunt comes to mind. She's been in a metal institution for 40+ years. You probably did not mean that literally though, huh?

Linda Higgins said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? ABSOLUTELY! I WORSHIP THE SUN IN SUNNY ST. GEORGE!

2. Do you burn or tan? the older i get i burn, but it turns to tan...

3. Are you a people watcher? oh yeah...love it. when i was little my mother would take all the kids to the airport (that is when you still could roam around the airport) she would people watch, i learned it from her.

4. Who do you hang out with? mostly my Huhoney....

5. Who is the craziest person you know? I am the craziest person i know, i even can make myself laugh....

karen said...

I love spending time in the sun....looking for ward to getting my flowers planted tomorrow!!

I tan with the proper sunscreen, although it takes forever....burn and freckle otherwise.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE people watching...one of my favorite things to do!!

Mostly my dear husband, and Zoe' the "wonder dog"!!

My friend Amy....OMG she is crazy...so fun to be around!!!

Love the toes...got me a pedi yesterday.....gotta love that leg massage :)

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Oliag said...

1. Less and less...now I tend to look for the shade...

2. I used to tan...now I burn...what's up with that?

3. Love to people watch! Could do it all day...

4. Mr O and children and a small group of close friends with their families...

5. It used to be my sister...there has been no replacement...

BUSH BABE said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? Yes, but not sunbaking.

2. Do you burn or tan? I tan. But (again) I hate to sunbake.

3. Are you a people watcher? Oh yes. Very much so.

4. Who do you hang out with? My kids, my hubby. You guys. My sister. Some amazing friends who don't mind that I am shockingly irregular at friendship maintenance!

5. Who is the craziest person you know? Hmmmm... a friend who is a raunchy commedienne and mother - switches between the two in a headspinning manner. I won't link here as she's a bit full-on for some of the sweet readers here, but she comments at my place sometimes...
:-)
BB

PS Good luck with the blog makeover - take your time. But give yourself some kind of deadline or it will never happen (just sayin!).

Donna S. said...

1. Yes yes yes...sunshine on my face makes me very happy.
2. Burn if not careful. Tan if smart.
3. Love to people watch.
4. Hubby, family, lots of friends.
5. That is a dangerous question!!

Karen said...

Kate, with 47 comments, you sure don't need mine :-) But I enjoy your blog and your talent so... there's an award for you at my place if you care to pick it up :-)

Low Tide High Style said...

I love the color of your tootsies!

1. Do you like spending time in the sun? Not like I used too! I was a beach bum once upon a time.

2. Do you burn or tan? I used to tan but after I had children something changed and I have to be much more careful now.

3. Are you a people watcher? Yes I love watching people, they intrigue me!

4. Who do you hang out with? My kids, Mr. Tide, my dogs and I have lots of friends but we are all busy with our own lives and don't hang out enough. And some of my friends live too far away which makes me sad.

5. Who is the craziest person you know? My husband, because he puts up with me!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Kat :)

Jill of All Trades said...

Love the polish!

1. I love the outdoors and would spend half my life in the hammock if I could, yes with the SPF stuff!
2. I used to burn a lot when young, before the idea of sun being bad for you and sunscreen. Now I just turn brown slowly under the shade tree.
3. LOVE to watch people. A fav pasttime.
4. I hang mostly with The Hubby and Clayton, and B at the office. The weekend is with Harri...my sweet cabin friend.
5. Huh, craziest person I know...I think it my be A's friend Ashley. She is way, way out there.

Char said...

i love opi polish - love it



1. yes, and yes, protection is vital.

2. burn then tan

3. always

4. usually my sister and friends

5. funny, i don't know many crazy people anymore.

Sue said...

I love when you ask questions...and I think your toe color is perfect!
1.)I sit out in the sun everyday since they told me I had no more vitamin D in my body...No sunblock just pure sun hitting this old body..
2.)I'm Italian....I tan!
3.) people watcher and a people talker...I will talk to anybody..
4.)I love hanging out with my blogging peeps...they were all a godsend.
5.)crazy person...why the husband ofcourse.

heartfeltcynic said...

1. Do you like spending time in the sun?
On cold days, a few minutes to warm up. Spring and Summer the golden rays nearing dusk.

2. Do you burn or tan?
Burn! Last summer, I stayed out of the sun as much as possible. The year before that, I burned EIGHT different times...never peeled and never tanned. It's not uncommon for me to burn after only 15 minutes of sun exposure during the peak hours. :-/

3. Are you a people watcher?
Completely and enjoy taking candid shots of them. http://bit.ly/aNoRol Slowly, but surely I'm becoming less shy about photographing people in public.

4. Who do you hang out with?
I moved across the country on my own only knowing my ex here but we no longer speak to one another. Most days, my roommate's dog is my company. I'm okay with that as I'm an only child and quite used to entertaining myself. I do enjoy the company of my roommates when they have downtime from their busy schedules and I have someone special to me who I get to see on average every 5-6 weeks up in NYC.

5. Who is the craziest person you know?
By far I am the craziest person I know. Most of my friends back home would agree.

Btw, I'm a tea lover too! Favorite fall/winter tea http://goodearth.com/original-teas-2.html and I'm a sucker for tradition with regular ol' iced tea during the summer.

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE being out in the sun!

I tan... very dark.

I prefer to watch dogs ;-)

I hang out with Hubs and the dogs the most.

Craziest person? Hmmmmm not sure.

Anonymous said...

better late than never i suppose... :)
1. I do love spending time in the sun. i enjoy fresh air and playing with the dogs
2. i burn without sunscreen, but i can get a decent tan in the summertime...
3. Yes!!!
4.I too hang out with my husband and our dogs. I have girlfriends that i do things with on occasion but i'm perfectly happy just hanging at home with my family.
5. we call her Hurricane Rachel... it explains a lot!

love your George photos.
Manden

The Japanese Redneck said...

I tried to answer this on friday, but blogger gave me fits and wouldn't bring up a comment window.

1. Yes, luv being outside.
2. Tan
3. Definately
4. My husband and the fur monsters
5. We have a couple of real fruit loops up here at work!