Monday, March 19, 2012

Tag ... I'M It!

There seems to be some kind of chain tagging going on in blogland right now and I'm it.  I was tagged by the wonderful Lori from Bleak to Unique.

Actually this made my day.  I felt so special to have been singled out as a blogger special enough to be tagged.  It is all very exciting for me.

So, here are the rules: 

  1. Post a photo and eleven things about yourself in a blog post.
  2. Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked.
  3. Create eleven new questions for the people you tag.
  4. Contact them and let them know they have been tagged. 
Not so hard right?  (I think the worst part will be the picture, I don't photograph well)

That's me..Chance. :)

Eleven Random Things About Myself:

1. I was born in Goa, India, home of the Goa Trance music sensation.
2. I'm a true blond, I have never died my hair in my life (except once when I was 12 I died the ends green and had to get them cut out because it never faded).
3. I hate shaving my legs.  It is a horrible thing and I do do it, especially in the summer, but I don't enjoy it (does anyone?).
4. I owned my house when I was 21 years old.  We had to do a bunch of renovations to it, but a lot of the decisions I made were naive and made from a 21 year old perspective (like blue tiles in the bathroom...why?).
5. My father bribed me to quit smoking cigarettes eleven years ago.  I have never gone back.  He said it was the best $1,000 he ever spent.  
6. I am the second of four children, all born in three different countries (India, Australia, USA).
7. I have been trying to decorate the guest room for more than a year (it is almost done).
8. I don't like chocolate cake (I think it is boring).
9. Every couple of years I have to travel somewhere or else I feel trapped.  (What can I say?  Traveling is in my blood.)
10. I traveled around the world four times before I was seven (see above).
11. When I read other people's blogs I feel like a failure because I'm just not that cool (It is kind of like reading fashion magazines ... they just make you feel ugly. But I love my blogger community and am in constant awe of some of the great stuff you guys make.)  

Questions from My Tagger:

1. How much time a week do you spend blogging?
Lately, not enough.  I have really been slacking on the blogging end of life and hope to change that soon.  I spend about three hours a week (that is one post).  2. How many different states have you lived in, and which one is your favorite? I have only ever lived in one state, New York, but I have also lived in two states in India (as an adult) and traveled to many different countries.  
3. Are you a "half glass full", or a "half glass empty" kinda person? Explain a little. I'm a little of both.  I tend to think that everything will work out, but then I also tend to get a little down on myself and then nothing will work out and I become a "glass half empty" person. It all depends on my mood.   
4. Can you laugh at yourself? Give an example. I think I can, but I can't think of an example, lol.  My husband laughs at me all the time.  He thinks I'm crazy because I wanted my living room to be orange and then a couple of  months after we moved in I didn't like it any more.  He's right, I'm nuts.  (I'm living with the orange right now) 
5. When you lay down to sleep...what do you think about?...or do you just sleep? I never just sleep.  It takes me ages to get to sleep.  I have to read first, then I usually think about everything in my life.  When we first planned to move I would keep myself up at night thinking about paint colors.  
6. Would you consider hosting a HGTV show? What would you call it and what would you do? I would love to host a HGTV show.  I would call it "Designed by Chance" of course.  I would love to redecorate other people's homes.  
7. How many Pinterest pins have you actually done? If so, was it successful? 2656 pins.  I'm crazy about Pinterest.  I think my Pinterest site is actually more popular than my blog.  Oh well, maybe the Pinterest will give me some more traffic.  
8. Does your TP roll over or under?...(Over is the ONLY way:). OVER,  Lori is so right, over is the only way.  Once my hubby and I had a big fight about it, and then we both switched to be nice to the other, but now we have settled on over (He was right, I was wrong.  I have to say that a lot, it is true.)  
9. How many pets do you have?...What are they? I only have one pet, a cat, Rhea.  She is my baby and I love her like no other (she is in my lap right now).    
10. When was the last time you played a board game? What game was it? My hubby and I like to play games with friends.  The last game we played was Apples to Apples at Thanksgiving, but that is really a card game.  In Australia (you can read about it here) my sisters and I played Monopoly (we had so much fun).   
11. Have you bought an area rug lately? If so, what brand, style, color etc. was it? (Okay this one is just for me cause' I'm trying to decide on a rug for the family room).  Hubby and I just bought an area rug for the deck.  I really want to make it like a little extra living space with a rug and pillows (soon to come).  We got it a Lowes.  It is brown and green (like our outdoor furniture) and has a nice modern design.  

Now is the fun part: I get to tag people.  

Here are the blogs I have tagged:

You're IT!!!

My Eleven Questions:  

1. What is your favorite city to visit and why?
2. Do you blog about craft fails? (You know the crafts that just don't work out.)
3. What do you use to clean you bathtub? (I'm really struggling with this one, I have a resurfaced tub and can't ever get it clean)
4. Tell me something about your childhood.  
5. What is your favorite thing you have made? (food, craft, child, whatever)
6. Tell me about the best day of your life.
7. What is your favorite color right now? (mine is blue and white, ok that's two)
8. How often do you clean your house? (be truthful)
9.  Are you an organized person?  Give an example.
10. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, (go with me on this one) what would you do today?
11. Do you think a facebook page for your blog is a good idea or just more work?  

Alright I'm done!!!  Yay, that was a lot of work.  Hope you all participate and am as flattered as I was.  I love all these blogs, that's why I tagged you.  (but if you don't want to do it I won't be offended, I get it.)


  1. ha! i loved learning more about you! ugh, shaving. seriously admitting that if it wasn't for aruba in a few weeks, a razor would not be seeing that part of me any time soon. i hate cleaning. i always want to get those groupons that offer house cleaning services. is that bad?!? lol. oh, and you're not getting a pic of me! well, maybe just the one in my bio.

  2. I think you take a great picture! You should write about what it was like to live all over the world. I know I would like to share in such fantastic experiences! ~ Maureen

  3. I had a blast reading more about you...I would definitely watch "Designed by Chance"! I didn't word my Pinterest question very well (I do that in real life too...I am misunderstood alot!) I meant how many pin projects have you actually tried to do yourself...LOL! Thanks for sharing, Lori

  4. "I don´t photograph well:"
    It really made me sad to read that!!!!!
    I used to think the same, now - 40 years later - I look at pictures of myself at your age and realize that I was (just as YOU ARE ) a beautiful young woman;
    but I didn´t know at the time.
    Get a professional photographer and a makeup artist to shoot pictures of you.
    Then you will see how much it takes to create the sort of false beauty that we see on magazine covers.

    Next time you are having your picture taken : CHIN UP !!

    And get a pair of glasses without any rim.
    You definitely don´t need glasses to "decorate" your lovely face.

    Sending you love,

  5. Hi Chandeen, I enjoyed your post! If you will check my blog you will see that I played right along with you! Thanks!!

  6. thanks for including me, i love learning about you. i will try to do a post this weekend. thanks!


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