Monday, December 4

MeMe, SheShe: The Monday Edition

...that didn't get posted until Tuesday because I've been in a blogging coma.

Yes folks, I've barely thought about posting while I catch up on reading some of my favourite blogs, wildly making comments and writing a few emails (though not as many as I'd like or should be doing).

Bumper and I are feeling 100% better (thanks for all your well wishes) and we have banished yucky sickness for at least today. We went back to playgroup yesterday and I only doused Bumper in germ-killer gel sixty-thousand times as opposed to the million I expected myself to do. We left a little sticky but as far as I can tell, not sick.

Anyhow - the fabulous Rebecca over at (This) Girl's Gone Child tagged me for a meme.

I can't tell you how special it makes me feel that someone way over near Hollywoodland would tag me and Bumper for a meme. I'm overwhelmed. But not too overwhelmed to give it a try. So here it goes:

Five Facts You May or May Not Know About Mother Bumper:
  1. I'm petite and I've got freckles. I like to wear my hair in braids which apparently make me look like Pippi Longstockings. A thirtysomething Pippi Longstockings.
  2. I think I look more like Molly Ringwald than Pippi but that is a matter of debate between me and my parents.
  3. I am a tactile person. I love the feel of flannel in the winter and gossamer silk in the summer. This trait has drawn me to some horrid clothing choices and furniture purchases but who cares how ugly a shirt is when it feels that damn good on your skin?
  4. I love airports and 24 hour shopping stores. I like to be in either place late at night when empty of crowds. If I can, I like to run, skip and cartwheel in the large open spaces. Cartwheeling has recently been banned by my health plan. Not enough cash in the physiotherapy allotment apparently.
  5. I'm really shy. In fact I'm so painfully shy that many think I'm a bitch when they first meet me because I don't say much and I'm not a natural smiler. Little do they know that I'm dying inside, trying to think of something witty to say. But I'm really nice once you get to know me. Though on the flip-side, I'm really great in bars and clubs because if there is one thing I've learned in my life, always - ALWAYS - walk into a room like you own it baby because if you don't they will eat you alive.
Five Facts You May or May Not Know About Bumper:
  1. I love to eat bubbles especially in the bathtub. But bubbles from the sink taste great also (see photo).
  2. I've got a mean serious stare that sometimes makes adults squirm. People ask me "why so serious?" and I ignore those fools.
  3. I like to collect dust-bunnies off the floor and present them to mom. She loves to get reminders about our untidy home.
  4. My middle name is from the title of a book that mom and dad love. So what if it's a book about a grisly murder, my name is beautiful.
  5. Bumper is what my mom called me before I was born. My parents and grandparents referred to me by that name until I introduced myself in person.
whatcha staring at fool?

So now you've learned a little about us and I'm feeling back in the swing of posting folks.

That was fun. Now I'm going to tag Metro Mama and Cakes. Let's see what we can learn about those fun gals.


mamatulip said...

Dahlia is a beautiful name. And Bumper is beautiful -- those eyes! My goodness! I'm starin' at you, baby!

ali said...

dahlia is SO pretty :)

what a great meme. i hope i tagged for this from someone...hint...hint...other commenters...

Mrs. Chicky said...

What a gorgeous name!

And I've got that shy problem, too. I come across as standoffish so people always assume I'm an uptight beeyotch. Oh well, who needs 'em. ;)

bubandpie said...

There really is NOTHING like Bumper's mesmerizing stare. You just don't want to pull any crap with her at all, because you know she's gonna call you on it.

cinnamon gurl said...

Ooh, I like wearing my hair in pigtails too. I adore Pippi. I've dressed up as her for Halloween twice. And I have freckles. Except I'm an Amazon. No petite here...

Great meme!

crazymumma said...

My goodness, she is making me stare. What a beauty. What a gaze. sigh.
I love braids. Oh, and I think M. Ringwals is hot, but you are way hotter.

something blue said...

Damn if I'd have known sooner! You and Bumper should have come with us to the airport this past weekend. You would have loved it. How often do you get to go through the security gates with those machines turned off?!

Is there a flavour of bubbles that Bumper prefers? I agree with everyone above. Your baby is quite the looker! I so wanna hug her.


Garsh, I love you both. Great list! I have this great picture of how I imagine you. Molly Ringwald with pigtails. And Bumper Dahlia rocks my socks!

Bri said...

Dahlia is such a beautiful name! Loved reading this, although I don't believe the shy thing!!!

sunshine scribe said...

Great great list. Love Dhalia for a middle name ... and you SO look like Molly RIngwald.

kittenpie said...

You, my dear, are way cuter than Molly Ringwald, who always looks like she just got hit in the face and is about to burst into tears.

But oh my god, BUmper is getting more gorgeous every day. Those eyes are killing me.

creative-type dad said...

eating bubbles?! My daughter must have learned that from yours...

#4- totally me too. It's sick, I know.