Thursday, September 13, 2007

TAG – TAG – TAG - who is tagging here?

I get tagged for a meme by Charlotte R. Dixon on her blog, Word Strumpet.

This is now really a new challenge for me, something more than getting awards! Thank you Charlotte.

The rules in this game are: You get tagged and you will tag (5) others - it’s that easy! But in between you also have to write something about yourself, something most people think, they don’t know about you. If you don’t want to expose your darkest sides – show only the sunny side of you, maybe they ever find out the other stuff.

O.k.….well, then let’s starts!

What You Don’t Know about Me is:


I was born in Hungary, grew up in Switzerland. I have two nationalities that I’m very proud of it. Today I’m married with the love of my life: a real cornbread eating,
“Southern Boy”. He is the best thing what could happen to me in the last 7 years!


I love to travel – that must be the Hungarian Gypsy blood - and I have visited many countries in Europe. Mostly, I liked Italy the best – and still do today - and of course the Italian food and the excellent wines, especial in Tuscany. Did you know that in certain restaurants in Italy you have to pay a weird fee called, “coperto?” Coperto is a tax you must pay for using dishes, napkins, fork, spoon and knife….. Mamma mia! :-)


I speak 5 languages: Hungarian, German, French, Italian and now English. Some of the languages need a little brush up from time to time – that’s why would be great to take some trips again!


I served in the Swiss Army from 1981 - 1988. And some of my friends still call me: “The Little General”.


My biggest passion in life was always photography. I got my first KODAK camera (old and used) as a gift for my 12th Birthday. I was so happy and started running through many, many film rolls, in black and white, of course. Back then I already knew that one day I would be a “real” photographer! Today, I have changed all my equipment to the D-NIKON family.


My photo blog will soon be 1 year old! Only a few days left until the HAPPY ANNIVERSARY cake! Please visit me on the 28th of September to celebrate with me!

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I have two wonderful kids, Jeannine (38) and Daniel (33) and two sweet grandchildren, two boys “Fabrice” (3) and “Janis” (1) and on the phone they always say: “Hi America Grosi”! Grosi means”Granny”.


My goal in life was always to not work at a regular job past 50 years old. I almost made it, I was 51 when I stopped and came over here to this wonderful country America, together with my husband! I’m proud of myself about reaching my goal. My next goal is to live 58 more years to realize all the plans that I still have in my head.


Something that can make me really angry is when somebody is too late for an appointment and not on time! That’s the moment when I’m freaking out! It must be my “built-in” Swiss watch, I guess! To be on time means – for me – to show respect to the
waiting person, or at least call!


My biggest dream as a little girl was to get a BIG box of colored pencils – I have loved to draw since I was a kid!! But because my parents were very poor and because of certain very sad political circumstances that happened in the past, I never got THOSE pencils! Until 2001 – here in America I could finally fulfill my dream and today I’m a proud owner of the BIGGEST box of Colored Pencils you can buy – MY Colored Pencils! And finally, my deepest childhood dreams came true. I had to wait almost 50 years. Now I am coloring everything in sight!

And now I’m going to TAG:

Luciano Bove

John Craig

Rob Sellen

Theresa Hall


Worldman said...

This was all very, very beautful. And with a lot of love in your heart. What tickles me the most is the cornbread part. We have nice local bread here (like Fladenbrot). But when I come home, I eat tons of potato bread, nut bread, complete rye bread and black bread from Wallis.

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Peter
thanks for your comment. I know that feeling also about want to eat good (!!)bred again. When I'm back home it's the first things I eat: Wurstsalat with good bred, Fondue, Roeschti und Bratwurscht, Zueri Gschnetzlets and Moevenpick Ice Cream, of course (Walnut) this ringing a bell in your ears?? :-)

Titania Starlight said...

Thank you for sharing a part of yourself. I found it all so very fascinating. Like a typical American I only speak English but I have a strong interest in learning German. My fathers side of the family are German. I am planning to visit there in the future. I should at least know more than where is the bathroom and I would like to have a beer. :o)

Wow, you were in the military also. You have really lived a full and diverse life. It is a great pleasure to have been able to meet you thanks to our dear friend Peter.

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Titania,
thank you for taking your time to read all about this.:-)
This are only 10 points out of my life - and you are right, I lived my life to the fullest - and it could fill a whole book.

silken said...

loved "getting to know you" here. thanks for sharing your amazing and interesting life w/ us. I am so happy for you that you are living some of your dreams! :)

Anna said...

Sue you are amazing, I really enjoyed reading about you, and you were the Swiss Army General, that is cool. Anna :) btw I gave you little mention on my blog for playing the guessing game, results are out, check it out. I am still amazed as I am leaving this blog - the stuff about you.

Luciano Bove said...

Sue thanks for tagging me.

Susanne in Key West said...

Thank you Silken,

to read these 10 tags about me and making this nice comment.

And my thanks goes to you Anna,

I was NOT a general, I had only the nickname "the little general"...:-), probably because I had a hard time marching with my heavy boots.
Thank you very much for your mention about me on your blog!

Susanne in Key West said...

Ciao Luciano,

Nothing to thank, it was my pleasure. Thank YOU for the links exchange offer!


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