Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Name Game

I was tagged by my daughter, Heather, Pretty Petals Boutique, for the name game. I have been a bit slow about posting this as I have a rather long middle name, Laraine, 7 letters. I had to get my thoughts together.

Here's the rules: List one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. Then tag a person for each letter of your name. I'm thinking this has gone around quite a bit through blog land, so I'm going to just say, let's all play! Leave your "facts" on your blog and let me know. I'd love to read what you all have to say!

L - Lattes - Well??? I know that's kind of lame for a start, but I really, really love latte's. Skim please (so I save about 100 calories for a grande!) Stay away from the bakery case!

A - Animals - I so love animals. My dog "Lady" is such a sweetheart! She brings such joy to me. She's a shepherd/doberman/lab mix. And like I've said in my profile, she just doesn't know she's big! If any of you have a lab, you know how she loves to play ball! (Not that she gives it back to you!). I've owned many cats in the past and love them to pieces. Had birds when I was a child, and also a guinea pig. When Heather was little we had a hamster named "Zippy".

R - Reading - I love to read. I'm reading an older book right now called "Coming Home" by Rosamund Pilcher. Love all her books. Very English. It's pretty sad when you're re-reading a book and you say, I don't remember reading this (many times!)!

A - Aunt Aggie - That's my Mom's middle sister. She is the one that came up with my name. She lives in the middle of Pennsylania, up in the Allegheny Mountains. Has a garden and raises different sorts of animals and is "the life of the party"! Thank you Aunt Aggie.

I - Icicle - OK I had a hard time with this letter. It was between this and ice cream. But, I truly love when those huge icicles hang off the roof line in the winter and the sun comes out and they shine just like diamonds! (If it was ice cream - I'd like a scoop of Chocolate Turtle please! Cake cone for me)

N - Nursery for plants - I LOVE going to a plant nursery and looking at all of the glorious plants and deciding what can live on its own after considerable first year care. My rule is, you get nurtured the first year and then you are mostly on your own. So, I have to pick carefully! LOL! OK, I do feed them!

E - Eating Out - I love nothing more than going out for a good meal in a nice restaurant. One of my favorite places around here where I live is "The Cheesecake Factory". It's "Spicy Cashew Chicken" for me! You've gotta try their hot fudge sundae! (I know! - how do you go to the Cheesecake Factory and not get cheesecake??) Runner up is a great steak at the "Longhorn Steak House".

Well, I've done my best here. This was tougher than I thought. Hope you all have a wonderful day and I'll be talking to you soon...



  1. Hi, Thanks so much for stopping by!
    I enjoyed reading your middle name post. Cute idea. :)

    And I saw all your paper crafting items. Oh boy...I've only "dipped my toe" into that area of crafting and it already has its own drawer filled to the max. LOL

    Kimberly :)

  2. Hi Kitty,
    It was lovely to learn a little bit more about you through the name game!
    I must confess I love lattes as well and always have skim too!!
    Have a great day,
    Kathy :)

  3. Thank you for visiting, well I know where Heather finds her talent for eye candy then !!!!

    Just reading back through your posts I have never seen such a gorgeous hat pin stand and along with the smaller ones it is stunningly gorgeous ... ooopps I feel faint:)))

    best wishes Ginny (England)

  4. Laraine is such a pretty name. Mine is the same as Heathers, only missing and E. Rene' . Thank you so much for all of your prayers and well wishes. You are such a kind lady !! Hugs !!

  5. How fun! I loved getting to know you a little better thru this game.

    I love icicles, lattes and eating out!

  6. All of those things describe you so well! Gotta love the Lattes! lol

    love Heather

  7. Love your middle name & all the things that you chose to tell about yourself! Love the Cheesecake Factory, too! Our sweet pets really tug at our heartstrings, don't they. I think I had all the same animals you had!! 'Cept my hamster was named Happy!! I did have a pretend monkey named Zip, though!

    Angelic Accents

  8. Isn't this game fun? I only have 2 letters in my middle name, so it was a short one for me.

    And I agree, fat free lattes are everybit as good without the guilt!

    Thanks for participating in the party next week!

  9. Fun to hear all about you!!! I love you all the more!

  10. Hi Kitty,
    It's lovely to get to know you some more!

    I have some good news ~ you won the 2nd draw of my giveaway for the clothing patterns! Email me at with your postal address and I'll get them out in the mail to you!

    Natasha xo


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