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P is for ______________

August 19th, 2011

PRACTICAL – I’m as practical as can be. I have a hard time doing things and spending my money on things that aren’t needed.

PONYTAIL – because I’m so practical, my hair is always in a pony tail. I let it grow long, cut it and donate it every 2 years. It’s practical because I don’t have to spend time drying and styling or spend money getting my hair cut.

PHOTOGRAPHY – something I’ve been getting into over the past couple years. I find it’s a great creative outlet and a great way to have a visual journal of my life. I love looking back over the photos of my gardens in previous years to see how much they have evolved over time.

PICKLE LOVER – yep I have 5 gallons of fermented dill pickles in my fridge.

PERFECTIONIST – this is definitely a good and bad trait. Good because it makes me strive for the best, bad because is can lead to frustration. I try to keep it in check and make sure I’m not spending too much time and frustrating myself by trying to make things too perfect.

PHONE AVERTED – I HATE talking on the phone. The invention of e-mail has been a wonderful thing for people like me. I love being able to take time to think through what I’m going to say and to do it in my own time. I feel like e-mail saves me lots of time.

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

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
Susan from Penless Writer
Whit from Knitty Whit
Lynn from Edging Toward the Good Life
Join the Alphabet in August Flickr Photo Group

(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).

9 Comments to “P is for ______________”
  1. Joanna on August 19, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Hi I agree about the phone, I used to like the phone but I much prefer email too except for arranging meetings with groups of people, then the phone is quicker always. Lovely flower photo, is it an allium of some sort? Galloping on towards the end of the alphabet Yee Ha!

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  2. tj on August 19, 2011 at 9:17 am

    …PERSEVERANT – You persevere at tasks at hand and the Alphabet In August challenge. ;o)

    …PRETTY – You’re pretty. :o)

    …And I too love the photo, gorgeous!

    …Blessings :o)

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    • tj on August 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

      …And p.s. – I so despise the phone. I’ve had visions of throwing it in our pond. Seriously. :o)

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  3. Donna B. on August 19, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I am LOVING these posts, definitally! Can I join the anti-phone revolution? :D
    For one, your photography is astounding. The blur, the crispness, the placement! LOVE!
    I do wish for sometime in the future [unless you have already, I must do a search!] a post about how you set up your camera… Sadly I lack a super awesome camera, I have a Canon Powershot [from 2009?] which I still do not fully understand how to take *proper* pictures… Plant Mode > Macro is how I take almost 90% of the photos of my garden. ISO? Shutter Speed? These are foreign…
    But aside the point, LOVE the photo on this one! I think that this Sedum is always more beautiful before it blooms!

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    • Susy on August 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

      Thanks Donna – I have an old camera as well, but it is one on which I can change the lenses (of which I have a few). I think playing around with the settings and experimenting is the best way to get better. Taking photos every day and trying to take photos of the same things from different angles also helps. I’ll have to think about doing a few posts about this someday – problem is that I don’t really consider myself an expert in this area – so I feel like it would be the blind leading the blind.

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  4. goatpod2 on August 19, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I used Photography too! I love pickles as well, we just canned a bunch of dilly beans though. I’m letting my hair grow out again, I’m wearing it in a pony tail right now but I just learned how to french braid it myself though. My sister drank a jar of pickle juice when she was a little girl! I hate talking on the phone as well but I’ve gotten better about it though.

    My R is up!


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  5. MAYBELLINE on August 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Phone averter?
    That is completly perfect! I don’t have a cell phone.
    My dream invention would be for me to be able to transmit my thoughts to someone whenever I like and only whenever I like. No phone. No email. Perfect.

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  6. Sincerely, Emily on August 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Ponytail or bun for me, I also cut and donate my hair. I am getting ready(for the 4th or 5th time) to do that while I am visitng my neices so they can see the process. My P’s are.pasta, purple, pack rat, punctual, & parrots. Emily

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