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E is for _______________

August 6th, 2011

ENDLESSLY CURIOUS – This is why my stack of books from the library is always so tall. Curiosity drives me to try to learn to make cheese, butter, grow mushrooms, and so many other things.

ECLECTIC – probably one of the best words to describe me. I have a wide scope of things that I love from playing computer games with Mr Chiots to reading Little House on the Prairie books, from knitting to woodworking, there are so many thing that I love doing.

END OF THE WORLD – Mr Chiots and I are HUGE fans of end of the post-Apocalyptic movies. There’s something so funny about them and usually the cheesier it is the more we love it!

ENTREPRENEUR – I started my first business when I was 6 or 7 years old making popsicles to sell to all the neighbor kids. I ended up with quite a booming business which expanded into chocolates as well. I made enough money to buy Barbies and other toys. Mr Chiots and I are self employed, we started 2nd Mile Productions many years ago. We are also always coming up with new businesses that we should start, if only we had more time.

ENERGETIC – I have lots of energy, which I ascribe to my healthy diet and all the butter & bacon I consume, this allows me to accomplish a lot in my day. It’s very rare to find me sitting still and doing nothing.

EFFICIENT – I’m always looking for ways to streamline the thing I do to maximize my time. If I weren’t efficient I wouldn’t be able to accomplish as much as I do.

EDUCATED – You’ll always find me reading something educational and researching some topic. As a result my brain is filled with a lot information – most it useless.

What words/phrases describe you that start with a E?

Who’s joining in:
Nic at Nip it in the Bud
KB from My Old New House
Chas from Heritage Acres Homestead
Erika from Our Homegrown Family
Candie from Finding My Roots
Louisa from The Really Good Life
Judy from My Freezer is Full
Xan from Not Dabbling in Normal and Mahlzeit
Amy from I Love Nubians, Make Mine Mini
Jaspanelle from Paganites
Greg from plot 52 is doing beautiful illustrations!
Lisa from Realisa Building an Authentic Life
Emily from Sincerely Emily
Joanna from Zeb Bakes
Misky from Misk Cooks
Compostwoman from The Compost Bin
Tracy from Back to Basics
Whit from Knitty Whit
Patti from Poodlebugs
Teresa from Little Tidbits of Teresa’s Life
Susan from The Penless Writer
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(if you’re joining in on your blog let me know so I can add you to the list and please link to the daily post here at Chiot’s Run when you post and a pingback will show up in the comments here so people can head over to read your words).

18 Comments to “E is for _______________”
  1. Sande on August 6, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Fun stuff. 2012 was my favorite ‘end of the world’ movie lately. Totally unbelievable, but very entertaining. Maybe you need to take your 2nd Mile studio and make your own ‘end of the world’ version. Wouldn’t that be fun. Did you ever read a book called Lucifer’s Hammer by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven? A great favorite of mine.

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    • Susy on August 6, 2011 at 7:57 am

      That was a great one for sure! Haven’t read that book – but I have a friend who has. We’re going to listen to One Second After when we go on vacation later this summer.

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  2. KimH on August 6, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Edification- is a huge part of my very breath of life. I believe in growing mentally, spiritually, & emotionally in all ways. I also share what I know when the time seems appropriate.
    My daughters friends call me saying “I wanted to ask you something since you know everything!” LOL I certainly DONT know everything nor even begin to pretend to, but they know that if I dont know something, I’ll find out for them.. and for me too. ;)

    Efficient- I tend to be very efficient at any task I take to hand. I excel at finding ways to make a task easier and faster without suffering quality in any way.

    Your eclectic & endlessly curious are also words that describe me.
    Im energetic to a degree.. Others see my energy as boundless but I dont always feel that way. Sure wish I did. :D

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  3. Emily on August 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

    As a new reader, I just wanted to compliment you on such lovely, articulate posts. They’ve been such a pleasure to read!

    Finally, it’s always fabulous to find others who adore bacon and butter as much as I do — go Sally Fallon!!!

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    • Susy on August 6, 2011 at 8:58 am

      Butter – MMM – I should have added that to my B list as well!

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  4. kristin @ going country on August 6, 2011 at 9:12 am

    All that’s coming to mind at the moment is Exhausted. Is it winter yet?

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    • Susy on August 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

      I’m feeling that way myself as well – I should have added that word to my list.

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  5. goatpod2 on August 6, 2011 at 9:56 am

    My E is up! My parent’s and I love watching Apocalyptic movies as well.


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  6. Michelle on August 6, 2011 at 11:41 am

    These are so fun to read…we have a lot in common. :)

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  7. goatpod2 on August 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    My Mom and Dad have read One Second After and have given to other people to read.


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  8. K.B. on August 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I finally posted E – it was harder that I thought it would be! Thanks for starting this, I am really enjoying the challenge!!

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  9. The Letter D is for … « Misk Cooks on August 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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  10. Candie on August 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Here is my E, I am working on Edible Landscaping!

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  11. louisa @ TheReallyGoodLife on August 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

    We’re big fans of post-apocalyptic stuff too – many of my favourite books deal with the aftermath of the event (probably not a coincidence that invariably the sufferers have to adopt simple living habits!) but I prefer movies about the incident itself.

    Care to share your favourites? :)

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  12. nic@nipitinthebud on August 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    my first words were exhausted and excited but the story behind those words belong to another day. So instead I’ve posted … E is for eggs!

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  13. […] the other Alpahbet players at Chiot’s Run the creative organiser Misk Cooks gettin’ fermentin’ Sincerely, Emily embracing the […]

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  14. MAYBELLINE on August 8, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Egg snob.
    I do not like them in a box or with a fox.
    The only thing I use an egg for is pastries. Otherwise, yuck.

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  15. Erika on August 9, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Yes! I love end of the world movies we watched a really, really, really cheesy one the other day…Skyline very bad everything they seemed to put all their money into the graphics instead of actors and actually having a storeline.


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