Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Seven Things

The lovely lady over at Harmony and Rosie has passed on a very nice award to me, The Versatile Blogger Award. Such a nice thing for her to do I think. The caveat is, I must share 7 things about myself that you don't already know. Now, I normally keep my blog award and tag free but, I must admit to enjoying reading what others have said about themselves so it seems only fair that I play along.
Let's see, what little tidbits can I share?

1. The last day job I had before Pony Girl came along, was at a wholesale essential oil and botanical ingredient company. I was one of the buyers for the ingredients that came from all over the world. I spent a lot of time talking with suppliers, growers, distillers etc. in countries from Australia, Egypt, Slovakia, Madagascar, China, Nepal and all points in between. I sampled and ordered French lavender oil and precious (expensive) Neroli oil. I discussed the properties of Shea butter with the women's collective in Africa who produced it. I loved the oils and learning about them, it was fascinating and intriguing. The company and it's owner, were less than desirable however.

2. When I was in my 20s I made and sold bath, tea and other herbal products, using essential oils, herbs and such. My business name was "Widow Creek".

3. One of my favorite jobs that I ever had, was as a bartender in a Hell's Angels biker bar in San Francisco. Those burly bikers took very good care of me, they referred to me as "Little Sister".

4. I have had both of my front teeth knocked out twice. Both times due to car accidents - 5 years apart. I miss my original teeth still.

5. When I was 12, I wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.

6. When I was young, I had a strange fear of Monchhichi dolls.

7. My first love was a 1963 Ford/Mercury Comet. Oh how I loved that car! It was a sad day when I had to sell it.

Well, I hope that was at least vaguely interesting. Now I think it's my duty to pass along this little award to a few deserving souls.

1. Homegrown Insanity
2. Little House in Paradise
3. Schtuff at Home
So ladies, if you would like to play along, we want to know all about you! I will understand if you choose to opt out. It's up to you!


Sherri B. said...

Thank you so much for including me in the fun, I would love to join in! I will be driving today so it will have to be later...I'm out the door right now.

Enjoy the beautiful warm day.

lifeshighway said...

Lola, you are a fascinating lady. You aspired to be a Solid Gold dancer... you did not dream small.

I'm right there with you on the Monchhichi monkey dolls.

crzylady said...

oh my! Will it embarrass you if I mention I'm a little teary eyed right now? Thank you so much - it means a lot that someone I admire and adore so much would consider me a "Versatile Blogger". Can't wait to play along!

harmony and rosie said...

Hey there Little Sister, I'm so pleased you took up the challenge, and I loved reading your seven things. Those little dolls are gross it's true, so I'm not at all surprised you were scared. What an exciting selection of jobs you've had, the last one sounds amazing, just a shame you didn't like the boss.

Colette said...

Nice to get to know you a little better - I hate those dolls too, I was given one as a gift, but we never made friends.

Love the photo!

willow and moo said...

Yeah, those monchichi dolls were totally freaky and I remember not liking them either.

crzylady said...

I have a tooth near the front that is not real. It still makes me have nightmares. I feel for your loss...
and LOVE that you can make oh so many wonderful goodies!

Flaming Nora said...

Love the photo, so funny and interesting to hear what people have got up to in their past lives. Love the name widow creek. Thanks for your message it has really cheered me up!

Aussie-waffler said...

A herbal oil sampling ex-bikie bar bartender who is a rev head and would like her two front teeth back for Christmas. The more I learn about you, the more I adore you :) x

Tas said...

What an interesting read. Sorry about the teeth though. And I want to steal your blouse.

Michelle said...

My sister, Sherri B, has led me to your blog and I am so happy she introduced me to you. You are fun, interesting and so much more! I look forward to following you more closely and keeping up with your adventures.

Sabrina said...

I had so much fun reading yours (and I remember your Comet). Now I see the hand has been played to me. Eek. I'll be thinking all night about my 7 things -- I hope I have enough.

By the with, I'm with you on the Monchichi thing!

Chantal said...

Yep, those dolls used to freak me out too! What an interesting life you've had thus far : ) The first job you describe sounds fantastic. You must have quite an efficient nose! Like a fine wine connoisseur. Hope your years ahead continue to be so fun for you (but without any more car accidents or missing teeth).

Clara said...

I just found your blog for the first time and am really enjoying it and have become a follower. I lost my front teeth my first time in a roller skating rink! It's quite the experience I must say.