Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Little Trivia

The Rogue Speaks:

When Mari Sterling Wilbur awarded me the "One Lovely Blog" award, it came with the stipulation that I provide seven facts about myself. First let me tell you that the photo above was taken last July in Cancun. I don't know why people are interested in knowing more about me, but here is some trivia for you:

1. Don't tell my mother I'm an artist--she thinks I play piano in a whore house. (That's a joke, folks!)

Painting by Henri Matisse

2. I was the first woman to be hired by an international company as a flower broker in Chicago.

Aalsmeer Flower Market is the largest flower auction in the world.

3. I am a founding member, and past president, of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild.

Guild members enjoy quarterly critiques. The Guild was founded in 2002.

4. I play golf 2 or 3 times a week.

I am the one on the right!

5. We have 6 children between us. Oh, make that 8 if we count our dog-children, Mulligan and Lizzy.

6. I started creating art when I was 7 years old.

7. The police came to my house on Sunday night because vandals tried to steal my patio furniture, and walked on the fabric canopy of my gazebo, shredding the pergola and bending the frame. If they try it again, I hope someone gets a broken leg so I can watch them writhe in pain before I call the police and 911. Yes, I DO have a very evil streak.

These are handcuffs--not a sex toy!!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, what a great post, Judie!!! I love the handcuffs and am still laughing! lol

Ravenmyth said...

Ok...Judie, I was right, you do have a great sense of do some amazing things in your world of art...and wow, a great promoter. Really enjoying your site, am now following and by email...I don't want to miss anything.

Loved the Mom comment, and the hand cuffs...well that was the clincher..keep it coming!

Anonymous said...

You are too funny my lovely friend,you forgot to mention you once was from the southern state of Georgia,teehehe

JJ said...

Judie: And you said you weren't interesting!

THE SNEE said...

Hi Judie,

I'm traveling west thru tornado alley, and the "excitement" just doesn't seem to let up-yikes! Thanks for the heads up regarding this post. I loved learning more about you, and giggling while I did. Flowers, artistry, naughty thoughts,....too bad we are only going as far as Boulder. I'd so love to meet you! Congrats on your well deserved award. You really are one lovely blogger!

La said...

What fun facts, especially about your "musical" talents. :o)

Pondside said...

Well, I like everything I read - even the golf. I'd like to be playing a couple of times a month - but I play as though I only get out a couple of times a year (and that is the actual state of affairs).
I too have a mean streak and no one believes it.

askcherlock said...

Sassy, sexy, stellar, salty, sugar, spice and savvy. I can name that Judie in seven notes! Congratulations on the award! Now where did you say those handcuffs are?

Judie said...

In my nightstand.

Ames said...

I knew I really liked you when you posted that you gave your children a 1-800 number when you moved and didn't tell them where! Ha! You hang out with frinds that wear fruitcake, my kinda friends. Congrats on the award! You deserve it babe!~Ames

P.S. Are your handcuffs made out of Tungsten steel? Mine are. Hahahahahaha

dianesartnow said...

Love your blog always! Hope to see you SOMETIME--I want to arrange a Yorkie playdate and we can drink wine.

ArtMuse Dog and Carol said...

OOOOh ~ Wish I lived closer ~ could come for a 'play date' with your Yorkie and Diane's ~ Great getting to know you ~ Are you in Arizona or Florida? I would like to find some place to rent/buy for winter months ~ MA is getting to me ^_^ ~ great blog and hearing more about you ^_^ hug to your Yorkie and YOU!

ChrisJ said...

I've been told the best piano music comes from whore houses!

Sarah said...

I don't know Judie. Those handcuffs look like toys on your blog..

Tammy said...

Great post, and I'm so sorry to hear about your vandals!!!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Love your answers! #7 is a hoot - I agree to watching them writhe in pain - I'd photographic it for my blog. You're leading a very fun interesting life! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

Akseli Koskela said...

Great post Judie. The only surprising fact was that you played Golf - I never knew you were a golfer Judie.

Judie said...

Akseli, I have been playing golf for 26 years!!

Life in Rehab said...

What a great compilation of Judie facts! As for the handcuffs- tomato, tomahto.

Francisca said...

And so what's wrong with playing piano in a whore house? :-D Nice to get to know you a bit. The only surprise was your stint as a flower broker. My Dutch step-father was big into the flower trade in the 50s and 60s (both in Europe and in Central America) and he was one of the first to trade fresh flowers in NYC when it was a fledgeling market.

Cristina said...

As always fatastic writting and very funny!
Now...what do you do when people awarded ignore you completely?