About You

I am so happy and honored that you stopped by to read my blog ! Let me tell you a few of the things I like so much about you:

You are kind to animals and children.

You are thoughtful and considerate of others’ needs, and your presence always make others smile.

You have well-reasoned, super-intelligent ideas and convictions. You also have a warm and caring heart, and you perfectly balance love and logic.

You take risks and have great adventures.

You are a domestic genius and make your surroundings appealing and attractive, and you feed your friends and family delicious, nutritious treats.

You have an amazing sense of humor.

Your fabulous taste combines with great personal attractiveness to create huge personal charisma.

You shine in your chosen field and are brilliant in your career.

You bring a spark of interest to any gathering; people can’t wait to talk to you and be around you.

Your life experiences have brought you great wisdom and depth.

All these, and many more wonderful traits, make you the kind of person everyone wants to get to know.

How do I know all these things about you? Easy: You’re here at my blog reading this. Your discerning taste and fabulous personality are therefore completely self-evident.

Still, there’s just one tiny thing you could do that would really put the cherry on the ice-cream-sundae that is you: Leave a comment! Any comment on any post — don’t think you have nothing to say, because I will discern the hidden genius in even the most banal comments. Go ahead! It’s the one thing lacking to a Perfect You.


P.S. I will delete any comments I consider offensive — but I’m not worried since I know you wouldn’t ever say anything offensive here.


30 Responses to About You

  1. Brian says:

    Funny, that’s what it said in my last fortune cookie. (It was a large one apparently.)

  2. zstitches says:

    That is a GENIUS comment!

  3. Squid says:

    I, too, am a genius.

  4. zstitches says:

    Yeah — and I can’t believe I left out the part about your being a great musician.

  5. lilbooks says:

    hahaha you’re brilliant

  6. Great blog, Zina. I’ve really enjoyed looking it over!

  7. libilu says:

    hahaha- i wish

  8. libilu says:

    i would love for all of this to be true about me, but, alas, it’s not-
    that’s what i meant by my last comment

  9. zstitches says:

    Thanks, Ellen! It is a fun distraction for me.

    Libilu: You’re right, some of these descriptions are pitifully inadequate to describe how completely fabulous you are.

  10. Libilu says:

    hahaha-yeah right. Thanks for the compliment, tho!

  11. heather says:

    I love your blog! I came across it from someone else’s blog who is my sister’s sister-in-law. I wish I were all those wonderful things you listed.

  12. Karen Liu says:

    Hello Zina,
    Please forgive the intrusive blurking, but I found your blog through my brother-in-law Dan Bartholomew. I used to work at the OPL, once upon a time, between the ages of 14-21. Just wanted to compliment your fun blog and beautiful family.

  13. zstitches says:

    Karen, I do remember you. Back when Dan and Diane first started dating, my mom helped me make that connection, and I had figured the occasional Karen comment on Dan’s blog must be you. Thanks for commenting/de-lurking (which makes you all the more fabulous!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rose was just saying our morning family prayer (I stepped away from the computer mid-comment to participate) and in the middle of the prayer she suddenly shouted “Shoo, fly!” (Dean told her to finish her prayer and then he swatted it for her.)

  14. Sounds like my horoscope, or a long fortune in a fortune cookie. What we all love to and need to hear sometimes.

  15. Stephen says:

    Isn’t it uncanny how the characteristics that are so you, are the very ones YOU see in everyone else?

  16. Malena says:

    Well, Zina-rhymes-with-Dinah-in-the-kitchen-which-is-probably-where-you-spend-a-lot-of-time, found your blog. Or it found me. And you’ve almost inspired me to get back to my own pathetic little blog. That I abandoned and then started another one, which is not complete and therefore has not one single entry. Almost. You do make it look so dang fun, though!

    • zstitches says:

      Well, since you found your way here and made a comment, that makes you a genius, so you should definitely pick back up on that blog.

  17. Alissa says:

    I almost want to be smart and say “You were wrong, I will say anything offensive here.” but I don’t want it to be taken the wrong way… Please don’t take it the wrong way.

  18. TARA says:

    Hey, how did you do that? It’s almost as accurate as my eharmony profile. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Virginia Wood says:

    FYI, Zina
    I get to your blog (which I check as often as I check our family blog) via your cousin Laura’s site. She puts a long line of blog links on the side of her blog and yours is easy to get to because it is at the bottom. I get to Laura’s site because my daughter-in-law, JoAnn, made a link for me on the side of our family blog to Laura’s site. If you are reading between the lines, you have deduced that out there in cyberspace there are people like me who actually aren’t brilliant, who can only get to sites they want to see via helpful links. I only read Mary’s blog when she or her hubby add a link to a FB comment. I know, this is ridiculous, but there you are. I know I will never tweet because, frankly, I’m a twit. I frequently cut people off when they call me on my cell phone because I touch some stupid button (? don’t ask me what it’s for) by accident 90% of the time I flip the phone open. I once tried to respond to a text message someone sent with the single word response of YES, but it came out anything but the word YES. That was my last (and probably final) attempt at texting. I am glad that JoAnn made me a link to Laura’s blog and that Laura made a link for her readers to your blog. I do have such clever nieces and nephews! Guess who is going to come see us the day after Thanksgiving! Robert and Lilanni (sp?)!

    • zstitches says:

      Ha! I am glad you have a link to a link.

      If you’re feeling adventurous, here’s a link to a YouTube video that tells you how to use Google Reader. It’s from 2007 but I think the information is still good. Once you’ve set up Reader and added the blogs you read, it will always tell you when anyone posts something new. Very useful.

  20. Grandpa T says:

    I got mad at Google Reader and stopped using it because it lays a guilt trip on me for all the stuff I haven’t read and will never read. So because David Weinberg said it best, clear back in 2006, I’ll let him say it for me:


    But I do check my e-mail, so please keep sending those e-mail updates!

    • zstitches says:

      It’s true that Reader is only a useful tool if you can learn to use the “mark all as read” button with impunity. I’ve gotten pretty good at that with topic blogs, but not so much with blogs of friends and family and friends of friends and virtual friends.

      Thanks for that interesting link. It’s probably just the fault of the transcriptionist that I just added a malaprop to my list–“successive” for “successful.” It also has both poring and pouring for the same meaning, consecutively. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Brandi says:

    Zina, You described me very completely! Yep, that’s me alright! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I accidently found your blog and we have TONS in common. It is good to find another mom who is overworked/underpaid to identify with. Your blog reminds me to try and find the humor in the things that seem overwhelming (like a 5 year old running out of my garage and down my street chasing after my minivan at 7:55am because–yes, I am his mom, and yes, I did actually forget him when my only purpose in leaving was to take him to kindergarten….) Your blog soothed my guilty mind tonight as I prayed he would forgive me for this in the future.

  22. tedi says:

    How about I am nice just this once and shorten this for you,

  23. Heather Kartchner says:

    Go glad I found your blog! Since my sister Robin has become a dead beat blogger, I am thrilled to find someone else through whom to live my life by proxy.
    Although it has been years since I have seen you, I was shocked and awed to find how accurately you described me… kind to animals(that don’t bark) and children (when they aren’t whining or crying), Warm and caring (at least until I get in my car). Most definitely a domestic genius (as long as daily trips to Subway count). And life experiences have absolutely brought me depth (of scars from the German Shepard bite and tire tracks on my bum from the Dodge Ram than ran me over). Risk taker-yeah probably.
    Anyway, you are now on my favorites list and love the regular laughs and impressive feats you describe. Thanks for giving me a reason to get up in the morning (or at the very least, continue paying exorbitant money for an iPhone connection so I can check in reveal times a day). Your new biggest fan, Heather Kartchner

  24. Uncle Dan says:

    Just had a wonderful time reading parts of your blog! Delightful sharings! Yes, you and Dean are fantastic gamblers–or investors–or lovers of life, truth, and beauty!

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