Thursday, March 31, 2011


I feel doubly blessed to be deemed Stylish again! Thanks so much to Jen at Jen's Bookshelf for making a tough week a little brighter.

As is the custom here in this strange (e)land. Here are seven things about me:

1) Actual style. My actual style is pretty much non-existent. My clothes, aside from the fabulous yellow crocs, range from olive green to brown. I wear jeans everyday-- ill-fitting baggy ones-- and shapeless thrift store sweaters. A student once told me "My jacket costs more than your whole wardrobe" and you know, he was probably right.

2) This summer, my family spent almost two weeks Newfoundland. We loved it, and dreamed about living in "Jerry's Nose", a small town on the Port au Port Peninsula

3) I was a vegetarian for over ten years, though now I am able (sorta) to slaughter and eat our own sheep, pigs and chickens. I still don't buy meat from the grocery store.

4) Back when I was a vegetarian, I volunteered to take care of rescued wildlife at a local zoo/refuge. My first job was to cut "bite sized" chunks for the carnivores from this bloody pile of raw meat. It was close to a hundred degrees that day, and there were hundreds of shiny black flies that'd buzz up from the carcass every time I touched it. I spent my whole three hours doing this without complaint and never went back.

5) I am a rockhound. I used to cut and polish stones and make jewelry for a hobby.

6) The best vehicle I ever owned was a little red Nissan Truck with a white cap (15 years later, I still miss it!) the worst was an olive green pinto named "Reuben"

7) I would be very happy owning almost nothing, living in a conversion van and traveling the highways. (My family, however, has other ideas.)

Okay, then. I'm sending this award on to these fabulous bloggers:

Samantha at The Slight Detour
Jen at OxyJen and Query Goblin
Marion at Joy and Wonder


Colene Murphy said...

Yeay! Congrats on your award! So neat that you used to cut and polish stones!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for passing it on to me! :D So cool that you used to cut and polish rocks! Any photos that you can share?

jjdebenedictis said...

Congratulations on your award, and awwww...thank you for nominating me! :D I'm very touched; it's really kind of you.

Alicia Gregoire said...

Props to you for doing all that meat cutting without complaint. I would have tons of them.

Red said...

Congrats on the award and I want to repeat Alicia's props for slaughtering your own meat.

Krista V. said...

Thank you for the award, Perri! I think that's pretty amazing that you slaughter your own sheep, chickens, and pigs. You get the freshest, best-tasting meat possible, and you know the animals were raised and slaughtered humanely (since you do the raising and slaughtering yourself).

Jen said...

I'm glad I brightened your week, Perri! You always brighten mine!

Ms.Wasteland said...


I don't know how you were able to cut that meat without throwing up. *shudder*

I think cutting stones and making jewelry is a cool hobby. My son was into tumbling rocks for a few months but he has forgotten about it now.

Valerie Geary said...

Thank you Perri! What a lovely surprise. And I enjoyed reading more about you! Your crocs rock! :)