Sunday, September 28, 2008

Addiction Meme

As promised, another meme.

RULES:

* Post at least five current addictions (with some details, please).
* Mention the person who started this meme (Being Brazen) and also the person who just tagged you - Charlotte.
* Type your post with the heading “Current addictions”.
* Tag at least two people and pass on the above rules.

So, here are my current addictions:

1. Geni: It’s a web site where families can put up their family trees. One of my cousins (by the way, his son – also my cousin, funny how that works -- has his first novel coming out in December, which everyone must buy), who for years has been tracing our family genealogy, sent me a link for our family tree. I never knew I was so fascinated by our family history, but given the amount of time I’ve spent playing around here, I must be. And I’ve discovered why New England feels so much like home to me: it seems all those on the Barton side of the family were all from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

2. Dark and Stormys: the heroin of mixed drinks. We hadn’t had one of these in years, but we decided to pick up a bottle of Gosling’s Black Seal rum on our way up to Maine, and we found some good ginger beer in the local supermarket. Every single evening, one of us asks, “So, should we open one of those bottles of wine we bought?” The reply is always, “Nah, let’s have a dark and stormy.” I’ll start to worry when the question becomes, “So, with our blueberry pancakes, shall we have some of that hot chocolate we bought?” and the reply becomes, “Nah, let’s have a dark and stormy.”

3. Hiking: I’ve been in Maine. What better place to feed a hiking addiction? We leave tomorrow, though, so when we get back home, I’m definitely going to stop just talking about it and actually begin exploring the trails of PA (of which there are plenty).

4. Fleece: It’s that time of year when I get to pull my fleece sweatshirt on over my hiking shorts and t-shirts. Woe be it to anyone who happens to hide my fleece sweatshirt. Nothing else will do.

5. King’s Cribbage: This is a great game Bob and I bought a couple of years ago (in Maine, actually, the last time we were here) that’s basically cribbage played out with tiles on a board, like Scrabble. What a perfect combination. It can be played either with others or alone, so when I can’t get anyone to join me, I can lock myself away with my little addiction, and no one even has to know.

Tagging: Becky, Zoe’s Mom, and Litlove.

And one final thing: you can read about my first kiss over in the comments section at A Striped Armchair, and if you tell us about yours, you'll be entered for her giveaway.

4 comments:

litlove said...

Hurray! Love this and I so need a meme post this week (it's a busy one). Thank you, Emily!

Dorothy W. said...

I'm interested in genealogy too, but don't have quite enough interest to do all the work -- but if someone else did it, I'd be obsessed with it too! Have fun discovering those PA trails.

IM said...

please send me that link for our family tree Emily, so I can get the real scoop on the calvary officer who was shot by his own men. ;)

Emily Barton said...

Ian, I plan to to that. I've just got to figure out how to add all of you to the site.