Sunday, February 07, 2010

{7 things about me}

Lovely Britta of the gorgeous French blog, My Black Book, tagged me with an award last week and somehow, the week got away from me. Sorry it took me so long, Brit! Here goes:

1. I am crazy emotional. I cry at books and movies and tv commercials (those long-distance ones kill me!) When my friend Shannon and I went to see The Notebook, she had to whisper loudly (more than once) at me to "Calm down and breathe!"

2. When I was a kid, I truly believed there was no way Narnia wasn't real. I didn't see how C.S. Lewis could have made all that up. So I wrote him a letter to ask him how I could get to Narnia, too. I never mailed it, but if I had, I'd probably be sitting on the throne at Cair Paravel by now...

3. If I weren't a teacher, and money weren't an object, I'd love to open a children's bookstore, just like The Shop Around the Corner in You've Got Mail. There would be a story corner and twinkle lights and displays of all my favourite books. And I would sell tea and cupcakes, too.

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4. I am quite a girly girl. I love girly movies like You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, and girly books like Bridget Jones' Diary. I love getting together with girlfriends to drink tea and paint our toenails and watch Jane Austen films. You see what I'm saying...

5. I never get enough sleep, ever. I stay up too late almost every night, even though I know the boys will wake me up at some ungodly hour the next morning. I can't help myself. There's always a good book to read or a quick letter to write to a friend (or one more episode of LOST to watch!) before I turn out the lights.

6. I had a fantastic childhood. We camped all summer, had the most magical Christmases, and rode our bikes around the cul-de-sac every afternoon. I always had stacks of books to read and plenty of dolls to play with, and I got to go for sleepovers at my Auntie Pat's and my Grandma's house all the time. Oh sure, my teenage years were full of the usual angst, but all in all, it was great.

7. I come across as quite confident. It's an act. I am riddled with insecurities.

Now I'm supposed to tag seven people. But it's early in the morning, I was up way too late last night, and my brain is still kind of foggy. I'll have to get back to you...


  1. Erin -
    The more I read here ... and the more you reveal ... the more I know we're kindred spirits!

    Happy Sunday in the Queen City today ... I'm walking down Dallas Rd in my mind ...

  2. you are lovely! more and more i know so ;)

    #2- if you find the throne at Cair Paravel, can you send Mr. Tumnus my way?

    #3-The Shop Around the Corner is totally the kind of children's book store you'd have (+ cupcakes/tea). I can see you doing that perfectly.

    "Sleepless in Seattle" was on the other day and it's SUCH a great film. "like magic..."

    #5 i'm probably late and up with you on my side of the world. I can't imagine having to wake up early with 2 bubbly boys though... i feel guilty enough when Max wakes up at 6 (EVERY MORNING... i have never been a morning person) lol

    we are the same in #7... and i'd love to watch Austen films and paint nails. sounds lovely!

  3. I truly could have written this list myself! Amazing!!

  4. Erin...I think you are my bosom buddy :)

    I could so see you owning your own "Shop Around the Corner"! Each time I watch You've Got Mail, I dream about finding a little store like that someday...a perfectly tucked away little place of beauty. :)

    My favorite line in that entire movie is the part about "bouquets of newly-sharpened pencils". Wouldn't you swoon if someone sent you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils? My gosh.

  5. Can I echo all the sentiments above!

    Maybe we are all the same those gathered on here - just dotted around the world!

  6. Hi Erin,
    I am happy that you did it! It's so nice to learn more about you. By the way "You've got mail" is also one of my favorite girly movies, especially because the set is in the UWS of New York, my favorite district of this wonderful city.

  7. I want to come to your shop around the corner and listen to stories with my kids while we eat cupcakes and drink tea... you are too cool!

  8. Your blog is magical! You write what I feel! I love tea! I never get enough sleep(too many happy kids!) Betsy Tacy books are my favorites! Sleepless is like magic! I could go on... Have a twinkly Valentine's Day, you and all your follwers!


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