Monday, May 14, 2007

Every day in May no. 14, and tagged!


I was tagged by Casey, so now I have to tell you seven things about myself that you don´t know. And then I am supposed to find seven more people to tag but I doubt I will find seven un-tagged persons, seems like these tag-things travel fast.

Ok, I´ll start with the seven "secrets". Grab your notebooks, folks!
  1. My real name isn´t Nina, it´s Katarina. But nobody calls me that, and I prefer it that way. Been called Nina since I was a wee child.

  2. I am extremely tired in the mornings. I snooze at least three times every morning, so I have to set the alarm clock half an hour earlier than necessary. Stupid, huh?

  3. Before I became an art teacher, I used to work as a bus driver in Stockholm city and in my home town Umeå. I kind of liked it, especially in Stockholm and especially early mornings, as strange as that might seem after sharing secret no. 2 with you...

  4. When I was a kid I read the headline to a scientific article about the ice age. It said something like "The ice age is coming back" and there was a very dramatic illustration to it. That freaked me out. For weeks I looked out my window in the mornings to make sure there was no ice wall by the horizon. I was terrified. Not until months later did I dare to read the whole article, where it said it would take thousands of years for this to happen...

  5. I was extremely shy when I was little, and the fear of talking in front of others or sticking my nose out followed me through my teens. In my late teens and early twenties I began to consciously fight this shyness because I discovered that it actually stopped me from doing things I really wanted to do. I did pretty well after a while, but I don´t think I quite got rid of it all until I started working as a teacher five years ago. Shyness stinks.

  6. I love Surströmming, a typical northern Sweden delicacy. "Rotten fish" is what the critics call it. Little do they know of gourmet taste.

  7. I always cheat when playing computer games (which I don´t do very often, but still). I mean, what´s the point in playing the same level over and over again, only to gain some little extra advantage, when you can type in a fast cheat code and get invulnerable and incredibly rich and goodlooking and walk through the rest of the game with a smile on your face? :)
That´s it! Anna, Susan and Andrea, consider yourselves tagged!

Drawing: 8 x 12 cm, Lamy Safari, Noodler´s Lexington Grey and watercolors on a small Moleskine Watercolor page.

10 comments:

ksklein said...

nice one!

Serena said...

Those apples look delicious!

phthaloblu said...

THose apples do look delicious! I was shy, too, and depending on the circumstances, I still am. I take my hubby with me verywhere because he's a great ice breaker. He can talk to anyone!

caseytoussaint said...

It's a lot of fun learning more about you, Nina. I understand about liking the early morning run as a bus river. I hate getting up too, but once I'm up I love the early morning.

paulien said...

I really find this tagging thing fun. And a lovely drawing/painting as always.

Anna said...

Those apples look completely real! You have really done great work during the past few days!

Not Shy Now said...

glsd to hear that you made progress with your shyness.
always rememeber the expression -
"progress not perfection"

what matters is where you came from. don't denegrate what you have accomplshed. an acomplishment stands on its own.

Linda said...

Fun facts about yourself -- especially the ice age story! Made me laugh!

luci said...

My husband said that shortening a person’s name was a very American thing. And yet you’re called Nina, I’m starting to think that the many Scandinavian things he told me are just only his. You are a talented person with great sensitivity. Yet, there is spunk in you too. All and all, you’re simply wonderful :)

Jana Bouc said...

I'm so glad you did everyday in may so that I'd have the opportunity to see such a wonderful grouping of your art. These apples are my favorite. They're really stunning! I also loved your 7 facts--especially the ice age. I had a similar experience as a kid and was always looking out the window expecting to see dinasours walking by.