Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I've been tagged and he didn't even buy me dinner first!

My new good friend Bill Jones has tagged me. Obviously its his punishment for my not painting lately but the jokes on him, there's only one thing I love to do more than paint and that's write That's right! ( sorry couldn't resist).

So there are three the rules as I understand them.

#1 - You list a link to the artist who tagged you and that artist in turn sends you a thousand bucks and a few left over tootsie rolls. (Ha ha! Just kidding with you Bill)

But seriously, please do visit Bill at http://onpainting.wordpress.com/ where you will enjoy not only his art but also Lisa's. Both are phenomenal artists. In addition they will keep you laughing as they both have the funniest blog I've read in a while.

Rule #2 - Tell seven things about yourself that no one knows.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? If you've been a reader of my blogs for any length of time you already know all about me. But....here are a few extras in the spirit of the game. In no particular order...

1.) I have an obsession with boxes. I can't throw away a good sturdy well shaped box. I have actually thrown away a box only to go dig it out of the dumpster a little later. I can't help it, I always think I might need it someday...

2.) I was married for twenty five years to my first husband who was a cop, a sniper on the SWAT Team at one time..... Then I met Dana...he's a biker....go figure.



3.) I would give anything to spend all my time writing and painting but unfortunately I have a real job in order to pay the bills. My full time job is as a student advisor for Columbia's YouthBuild Program. A national program for "at risk" youth between the ages of 16 and 24. I truly love it and work for the best company (JobPoint) I have ever worked for in my life. I have a second part time job as a commercial custodian. (Now you know why I don't have a lot of time to paint)



4.) I grew up in a haunted house.

5.) I finished writing my first novel about three years ago but have yet to edit it. I have a full outline and several chapters of a second one stuffed in a drawer somewhere.

6.) I skipped third grade and consequently graduated in 1974 at 16 years old. As my year book proves I had a pretty good time in high school.


7.) When I get to Heaven if they aren't serving Enchiladas I'm not staying. And yes, I put chile on everything..well okay not on pancakes but even then I like Blue Corn Pancakes with Pinon.


Finally, Rule #3 - Tag seven other artist you admire. ( I admire so many that I had a hard time choosing so I just picked seven at random - all of them are wonderful artist as are the other s listed on my blogs)

Ron Morrison

Dee Sanchez

Todd Bonita

Rob Ijbema

Dusty Duck Tales

Christopher Greco

Grave Reflection

Thanks for visiting and I hope I entertained you for a little while.

15 comments:

Edgar said...

Cara, so nice of you to join in, and share those tidbits. It sounds like you've got altogether too much energy and drive. Slow down a bit, will you? You're making the rest of us look bad.

Keep on painting, when you can. The world needs the wisdom.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Edgar - I enjoyed your tags also and loved the graffetti painting.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Excellent response. You will not believe this - I posted BEFORE I came here. Go look at solution #2 which will give your ex a new source of income once I'm king.

Janelle Goodwin said...

My goodness, you are a busy person! Thanks for sharing these great insights. I would love to read your book someday and I would LOVE to hear more about growing up in a haunted house.

Marian Fortunati said...

So nice to find out even more about you, Cara.
I always enjoy your blogs!! Good grief, girl... Like WHEN do you find time to do anything????

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Bill - I got a kick out of your blog post - thanks for tagging me it was fun.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Janelle - I am way too busy much to my dismay. I will write about the house I grew up in one day on my other blog (Bare Naked Me). When I do I'll let you know. I don't talk about it much because people tend to look at me like I'm a "big fibber" and I have to admit, if it hadn't happened to me (and my family) I would think it was fiction myself.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Marian - Thanks for your encouragment. I only wish I had more hours in a day (or better yet - less work in a week).

Sandy said...

This was so fun..loved reading it and seeing the photos. When I get time this will be fun to do..thanks. have a happy day!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Sandy - it was fun but took more time than I imagined. Hope you and your family are having a great Thanksgiving.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I'll take you to dinner but we are NOT going to a biker bar. I was thinking maybe a SubWay then a night of watching football in my single wide.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Tempting but ....

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Ok, if you are not painting can you do some shopping to get me something for Christmas besides the usual lump of coal?

Madame K said...

Just a reminder: writing and painting full-time is a "real job"!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Madame - its only a real job to those with enough talent to make a living at it. I'm not quite there yet, but one day I will be. Until then my banker insist I have what he calls "a real job". Thank you so much for visiting and for your comment. And yes, it is a real job.