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Friday, July 20, 2007

It's Di's turn to blog but she's traveling so I'll fill in unti she can post later today or tomorrow. I was recently tagged by my buddy Robin Lee Hatcher to share seven random things most people may not know about me. So here goes:

1. I was a color consultant in one of my previous career incarnations. That meant I "draped" people to determine which colors look best on them. To say I'm somewhat obsessive about color is putting it mildly. LOL

2. My favorite candy is Brach's Chocolate Cover Almonds (that's when DeBrand truffles are unavailable.)

3. I'm hopeless at fashion. I'm trying to learn about it though.

4. I've slept on a waterbed for 33 years. The old, full-wave kind.

5. I make potato salad just like my mother and her mother before her--out of mashed potatotes. Yum!

6. My favorite book of all time is The Stand by Stephen King. I've read it at leasat 30 times!

7. I'm a long time migraine sufferer. I think I've found a cure though. Visit my website for more details about that.

How about you? What random things do you want to share?
Colleen Coble  
posted at 2:33 PM  
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At 7:19 PM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Sorry, just had to do a meme that was writing related. Visit my blog and leave YOUR answers in the comments!

At 9:11 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Ok, random things about me:

1. I was born in Rhode Island, grew up outside of Pittsburgh and am now stuck in the midwest.

2. I know that the right way to pronounce Carnegie is car-neigh-ge and not car-na-ge (that comes from growing up in Pittsburgh)

3. I have eaten shoo fly pie (and I liked it!)

4. I was in direct sales for over 10 years during which I sold everything from Avon to home decor to baby toys.

5. I learned how to drive on a stick shift Volvo in the parking lot of a horse racetrack.

6. As a teenager I was employed by McDonald's long enough for them to give me a uniform and for me to return it several days later, "I'm sorry, I just can't do that" is what I told them when I gave it back.

7. I merchandise sunglasses weekly at my local Target store.

There you go. Now I feel like we've officially bonded! ROFL

At 11:05 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

Hmmm. I won't do all seven, but something interesting might be that my dad didn't have any sons so he used me instead to work in the garage. ;) I can't tell you how many times I helped put in new brakes. LOL.

But on a more girly note, Colleen, next time I see you I expect some color advice. I'm kinda stuck in a brown rut. :/

At 11:10 PM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

About me:

1. I was a volunteer fire fighter. Have driven a huge fire truck down a winding mountain road while the gears got stuck in 2nd. I show up to the scene with the tires practically flaming.

2. My only daughter just got married last weekend.

3. I love Starbucks white choc. mochas.

4. Had to give up wcm so I could fit into my "mother of the bride" dress.

5. I absolutely love to read books. Funny ones are my favorite ones.

6. I miss my everyday talks with my daughter....I'm very tempted to call her in Hawaii on her honeymoon.

7. I think I should go back to my wcm's!


At 4:38 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Random things? goes:

1. I have a Ph.D. in Curriculum Leadership--but I rarely use my title (except when I sign recommendation letters).

2. In the summers of 1974 and 1975 I sold dictionaries door-to-door in Texas and then Kansas / Oklahoma.

3. When I was in college, I had two other "interesting" jobs: (a)sticking labels in baking pans on the Alcan Metalic assembly line and (b) working at a dude ranch in Colorado.

4. I've tried to learn four languages (other than English). At this point, I know just enough Turkish and French to get myself into a LOT of trouble--and I have.

5. When I was in high school, my team sports were medieval ones: fencing and archery. I also loved horseback riding.

6. My current specialty (during our school drama productions) is painting on scars and bruises.

7. I am 54 with a 13 year old daughter. While others my age are spoiling their grandchildren, I am struggling to hold the line against tatoos, more than 3 piercings, and shirts / pants that are cut too low. Some days (like today) I feel too old for this role.

At 8:21 AM, Blogger C.J. Darlington said...

These things are pretty fun, aren't they? I got tagged recently on the same meme. My responses are at this post.

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Crystal Warren Miller said...

1. I've never been draped by Colleen, (Drat) but I've been told I'm a spring (hate camel and peach,) autumn, summer and winter. Recently I changed my hair color slightly and think winter colors are the best. At least those are the colors I like best.
2. I suffer from migraines and think I found my "cure" but I'm reading yours, too.

3.I am (gasp) not much for chocolate, but if I do eat a piece, I have Brach's Stars or Hershey's plain bar, or M&Ms. I like vanilla. Really. But then, I don't much like sweet tastes.

Enough of things about me. These were all interesting things! I miss seeing you guys. I wish I could've come over for the June meeting. Will you still drape me sometime?

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I never fuly believed in the color thing until I had mine done. It was amazing! I could SEE the changes as they'd pull the different colors in fromt of me.

But here's the strange thing. I was a winter, and yet, my coloring is changing, and I'm moving over to the Fall side. How can this be?

But what happened is one day as I arrived at church, wearing a camel colored sweater, a few people stoped me and commented on how I glowed. I hadn't done anything different, other than the color.

So I began to experiment, and they were rigth. Now I wear browns and glow. LOL I was such a true winter before, but not anymore! Oh, and yes, my hair WAS red when I had my colors done.

Oh well. I've never fit into any mold anyway. LOL

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Ane my dear, a winter NEVER has red hair. And you never change your season. LOL So you were always an autumn if your hair is naturally red.

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Rhonda, what an interesting job of volunteer firefighter. Where were you when I was writing Fire Dancer? LOL

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Suzanne, I was just looking up a recipe for shoofly pie. Did you know it's a very Amish dish? My current WIP is an Amish thriller. LO

Sabrina and Crystal, I'll bring my drapes. LOL

Pam S, you are one SMART lady! Holy cow! And where do you find the energy for a 13 year old? LOL I'm praying for you right now.

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Colleen, thanks for the prayer. ALWAYS appreciated! --Pam :0)

At 11:13 AM, Blogger allen said...

1. My favorite sport if Fencing.
2. I'm extremely picky about what I read.
3. Since the age of ten I have wanted to make a feature length film.
4. I love making plays/musicals but don't really enjoy watching them...too picky I guess.
5. I once dated a woman who was 6ft 2in and then next dated a woman who was 4ft 11in.
6. I have a fear of water...well, things in the water.
7. My favorite thing to paint/draw is my wife.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Yes, I knew shoofly pie was Amish. My husbands grandparents are PA Dutch and live close to Lancaster, I've had all kinds of Amish type foods since I married into the family! In fact, my first Thanksgiving with them confused me because I didn't recognize half of what was on the table :)

P.S. If I send you my picture can you tell me what colors to wear?

At 8:51 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I MIGHT be able to tell, Suzanne. I'll give it a whirl. LOL

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Just wanted to drop in and say so glad you're migraines are showing improvement. The continual migraine thing is SO NOT FUN! It's like having a new life when you find something that works, isn't it?

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh you're so right, Heather! Migraines have ruled my life for so long it's a new world to have some relief!

At 10:59 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

I know this is a super old post, but after picking it at random, I am really curious about the mashed potato-potato salad!! Wanna share the recipe?? :)


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