I’ve been tagged: six random things about me

I’ve been tagged by Kathy at


so I’m supposed to do the following six things:

1. Link to the person who tagged you. (above)
2. Post the rules on your blog. (that’s this list)
3. Write six random things about yourself. (below)
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (below)
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. (will do)
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up. (ok)

Six random things about me:

1. I’ve always loved Golden Retrievers but never owned one (several friends have had them and they are such joyful, sweet dogs).
2. In grade school I dragged my family up the long (for little kids anyway), hot switch-back trail to the top of Mt Lassen because I wanted to see the top of a volcano; turned out the trail at Bumpass Hell was much more interesting with all the bubbling mud pots, though the sulfur smell was overwhelming.
3.  In high school I loved the book series All Creatures Great And Small but knew I wasn’t cut out to be a vet (I’m a bit too squeamish); one of my best friends in high school always wanted to be a vet and did just that after going to Cornell, and I admired her for it.
4. Even though I was a science major, one of my most enjoyable classes as an undergrad was an art history class where we were treated to insightful slide-show lectures (with superb photos) by a Prof who was as talented a speaker as an art historian.
5.  I married very young several months after the end of my senior year at Stanford, but we divorced about 11 years later; we remained friends and occasionally keep in touch via email.
6.  My Dad is a retired architect and designed the cottage I live in; it was a treat to get to work on the plans with him (well, he did the work and I gave input).

and here are my tags (just five but that’s not bad):

Liz at http://parfumemoderne.blogspot.com/

Karin at http://savvythinker.com/

Ayala at http://ayalasmellyblog.blogspot.com/

Roxana at http://journal.illuminatedperfume.com/2008/10/sloughful.html

Alex at http://www.musiciendesodeurs.com

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  1. Hi Laurie,
    I just discovered you tagged me! Thank you. I was the one that actually started all this tagging amongst the perfume community. I had no idea it would spread so far and wide. yet, here we are, two California perfumers. I won’t be playing along, but appreciate the tag.
    Merry meet, merry part and may we meet again.

  2. Hi Roxana! I tagged you and then went to your site to let you know and saw how busy you were right before the NY sniffa, and I didn’t have the heart to bother you with the tag stuff. So, I didn’t comment and thought you could do it if you happened to notice and wanted to join in; I didn’t know you started this!

    I love the idea of your California series and must get over to your site for some samples (haven’t tried any yet). Our CA oak trees are one of my most beloved things in the world, so I need to try Q!

    Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. I finally got around to being able to respond to being tagged. Thanks! I’m having fun scooting around your site again this morning. I love your fragrances, Laurie, and enjoy all that I have. I’m going to wear one this morning with orange and cinnamon — yum!

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