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getting my house in order
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

You're It!

Kori tagged me... I'll try this meme (is that as in all about me, me??) 
I'm clueless... as usual

1. What is your current obsession? Duh, this blog. Plan my life around it. Pathetic.

2. What is your weirdest obsession? Gotta be my local, sustainable, save the planet and ourselves food thing. It's not particularly weird, but it is ridiculous to stand paralyzed in a Stop n Shop when I have an empty fridge and 3 kids who need to eat. Orthorexia nervosa: an unhealthy obsession with "right" eating. Usually applied to folks who are either fat-free or carb-free or eat handfuls of supplements. But I think I qualify.

3. Recall a fond childhood memory? Definitely trips to the Bronx Zoo with my daddy. Loved the sea lions. Gliding through life so effortlessly. Basking in the sun. I still love them.

4. What's for dinner? Old El Paso tacos, made with organic pastured hamburger meat which I illegally purchase from an Amish farmer 2 states away. Taco kit came from Walmart just kidding

5. What would you eat for your last meal? That's hard. Husband's a chef. Might have him cook for me. His food is yummy. Although, he'd probably be bawling over the food, and it would end up too salty. I love Korean food. Maybe some kimchee jayook bokeum. Yum

6. What's the last thing you bought? An avocado from Mexico and a tomato from Canada.  For the tacos from Walmart.

7. What are you listening to right now? iCarly in my left ear. The dog's too-long toenails clicking across the wood floors in my right. I hate that sound, but every time I try to trim them he bleeds. Poor puppy

8. What do you think of the person who tagged you? Kori is amazing to me. I'm new to blogland, and new to bloggers, but I'm always inspired by her strength and honesty. And she has a kick-ass sense of humor. And she's a great mom.

9. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would it be? Hmmm. Haven't been anywhere that I could honestly said I'd like to live. But I hate the winters here, so someplace with a warmer clime. Near water. With arable land. And local farmers so when I get tired of growing my own stuff, I could still eat local foods. Maybe Greece. Not that I'm going to grow grapes or olives. I could raise goats or sheep. Or just eat feta cheese and dolma. Yes, Greece. 

10. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? I'd be a fly on the wall at Ms. Moon's house.  I'd buzz around her garden and through her chicken coop. Hope that's not too creepy. I'm really harmless.

11. Which language do you want to learn? I'd like to have a better handle on Spanish. Lots of my patients are Spanish speaking. I can understand most of what they say, but don't feel proficient enough to explain things the way I'd like to. My sister is cracking up right now, cause when I speak Spanish to her it's a weird and poorly conjugated mush of mispronounced madness.

12. What's your favorite quote (for now)? "What the fucking fuck?" Ms. Moon

13. What is your favorite color? Summer sky blue, clematis purple, sunflower yellow

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe? I have a kimono-y robe that we bought on a trip up to Woodstock 15 years ago. Now faded, but it was wine colored with a Japanese cloud motif. Lightweight, so I wear it only in the summer. I wore it the entire time I was in the hospital having my babies. I'd wear it all the time in Greece.

15. What is your dream job? Another tough one. Maybe being Anthony Bourdain's (sp?) sidekick just so I could try all those yummy looking foods in all those amazing places. Though I hear he's kind of a jerk.

16. What's your favorite magazine? Utne is a good one, though sometimes too heavy. Yes is optimistic and hopeful, highlighting the good in humanity. Always surprising to me that there is so much good being done. I don't have a very high opinion of the human race.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on? I might buy a pair of lovebirds. Cause I need more things to take care of. They'd look nice in my living room.

18. Describe your personal style.  I wear darkish/neutrally colors a lot of the time, because I don't like drawing attention to myself. But my house is yellow, with pink and purple trim. On a block with white, grey, and brown houses. It's also extraordinarily colorful on the inside. Stands out like a sore thumb. So I'd have to say my personal style is kinda oxymoronic.

19. What are you going to do after this? Clean up the taco dinner. Again, pathetic.

20. What are your favorite films? Moonstruck, To Kill a Mockingbird, Aliens, The Wizard of Oz, Practical Magic (hot chicks), Out of Africa

21. What's your favorite fruit? Mangoes. But not mangoes bought here in NY. Mangoes eaten where they grow. YUM

22. What inspires you? Sick kids. The ones who are sick for a long time, or their whole lives. They're so strong, and positive, and I've never known a single one who didn't have a huge heart. They put most grown ups to shame. They inspire me to be a better person and suck it up, just like they do.

23. Your favorite books? Five Smooth Stones; The Temple of My Familiar;  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; The God of Small Things; Eat, Pray, Love. And I also loved A Prayer for Owen Meany.

24. Do you collect anything? Aside from lost teeth and shed umbilical cords, no.

25. Any advice that's some from bitter experience? Do what you need to do, when you're ready to do it. And don't regret. Learn instead. It's all about what you can learn for the next time around.

26. What makes you follow a blog? A wicked sense of humor, especially when the blogger is able to turn the humor on her/himself. Also none of this my life is so perfect crap. Needs to be honest, and real... with the occasional f word. 

There you go. I don't know the rules either. So I'll just tag 4 people. Abu, Nola, Laura, and Linni. OK ladies, I groaned too. But it was actually kinda fun. If you're too busy boiling wool sweaters, or studying for the bar, or buttercreaming cupcakes, or caring for 2 generations and a cat, I'll understand. If not, I can't wait to read what you all have to say. As you are all wise and funny and totally irreverent. Irreverent, not irrelevant.

10 comments:

  1. What, exactly, is that kimchee dish? We make our own kimnchee, and that sounds like something we would like to try. Thank you so much for doing this; great blog fodder, no?

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  2. Kori- It's kimchee, sliced pork, and rice cake stir-fried with Korean chili paste. Served with hunks of cool tofu to soothe the spicy tongue. So good.

    you make your own kimchee?? awesome

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  3. Oh my God. We are related. There's just no doubt about it.
    Andwhatthefuckingfuck? If you had an hour and were at my place, you'd be ON THE PORCH WITH ME AND THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT! Okay. I'd show you the garden and the chickens and we would walk around, hand-in-hand, talking so fast that our mouths would blur, trying to say everything in one hour. And then you'd call the airlines and cancel your flight home and then we'd call Adrienne and she'd be here before supper was ready.

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  4. ms moon just made me cry.

    so, where DID you buy the old el paso, and who am i going to tag if you TOOK the three people i know on here?!!!

    sheesh

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  5. oh the pressure the pressure! I always intend on following through with a tag, but then something happens. Like, I forget.

    I do happen to have a cake to butter cream tonight..two I think, in fact...but check in this weekend...I will get this one done!

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  6. word verification was FLEATIO..which I believe, in Espanol, is Uncle Flea. Perhaps the one on Ms Moons wall????

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  7. Laura- are you sure it's not Spanish for, uh, giving a male sexual pleasure?
    (Michelle- forgive me)

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  8. i went the same way as ms moon...

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  9. Oh, the fleatio made me laugh for sure.

    Michelle, I am a horrible blog friend. A very good friend in person, but a horrible blog friend. I'm sorry I'm such a meme killer - I just can't handle the pressure.

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  10. i wish i had known one could gracefully bow out of the meme thing.

    but actually, it was kinda fun...

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