A belated tag!

Compulsive Dreamer tagged me a while back and reminded me gently that I needed to get this done, so here it is!

First, the rules:
– Post the rules on your blog.
– Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
– Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
– Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

1. I am a Tintin freak.  I have collected Tintin stuff all my life, and then decorated my son’s room in Tintin colors, posters, statues, and even a painting I did myself.  Poor kid.  I am not looking forward to the day he tells me that all of this needs to go.
2. I love to read.  Anything.  My collection of books was increasing exponentially when my husband put his foot down after the last move, when he had to pack over 25 boxes of books.  Good thing we aren’t moving anytime soon, because while I have invested in a library card for myself and use it (really!), I haven’t curbed the book-buying when it comes to the kids’ collections!
3.  I am a hoarder.  I find it hard to let go of anything.  Examples: my burberry coat, bought for my first year of college.  Apparently I grew taller since then, because the sleeves are a little short, but I can’t get rid of it!  I recently wore a pair of sandals to a night out with my girlfriends…they loved them and asked where I got them so that they could buy them too, and I had to fess up and say that I bought them back in 1993.  Yes.  1993.  And they are in pristine condition.  I take very good care of my clothes and shoes!
4.  Which leads me to purses/bags.  I love bags.  (I can’t even let go of a good store bag-Marshall Fields, Tiffany, Harrods, The Tintin Store, a bag from the market in Istanbul, you get the idea!)  And I’ve tried to get my daughter interested in bags- I recently bought her a little straw bag for the summer.  She wanted nothing to do with it.  My heart broke into a million little pieces.
5.  I am very bad at keeping in touch with people.  I don’t know if this qualifies as a non-important quirk!  My friends are used to it though, and worry if I call them more than once in a couple months (“What’s wrong…are you okay?  Off your meds?” <kidding about the last one! > )
6.  I hate paying the bills.  And I used to be a Controller for a private REIT.  So the bills pile up until I get guilted into taking care of them.  A dear friend of ours told me his strategy for paying bills and now that is what I do: sit down at the computer (I bank online) with a glass of wine, turn on some great music, and pay the bills.  Everything’s fun with wine and music!

Now I tag: Ms. Cute Pants, Tamasha, Mad Momma, Pretty Blue Salwar, Dosamma, and Padmajav.  No pressure…really!

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