Saturday, May 02, 2009

A meme from blackbird!

What are your current obsessions?
Battlestar Gallactica, my house and what else I need to do to it, rum, my iPhone, and whether I'm becoming a shallow, materialistic git

Which item from your wardrobe do you wear the most often?
Clogs, especially my brown suede Mephisto ones. But their days are numbered. I hope. Because strangely enough, it's not all that cold today. The world will see my toes any month now.

What's for dinner?
"A feast!" And that's a direct quote. I don't know what it'll be--my husband and daughter will be cooking it. All I know is there's a pile of cookbooks on the kitchen counter.

What is your greatest fear at the moment?
Whether my children will grow up to become independent adults, or live in my basement eating take-out food and burying themselves in whatever electronic devices will be around in 2019.

What are you listening to?
My iPod, which right now is featuring The Unfinished Clue, a Georgette Heyer audiobook.

If you were a god/goddess what would you be?
Hera. Beautiful, respectable, married (OK, to her brother--but we're gods, so we get to do whatever we want, people) and half-Cylon.

What are your favourite holiday spots?
Big cities. New York London, Paris, Munich, pop musik.

What are you reading right now?
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: the Life of Helen Gurley Brown, pussycat.

What is your guilty pleasure?
My spank bank. Isn't that the point?

Who or what makes you laugh?
Unfortunately? Myself. Jen. Also badger. And this. And this.

What is your favourite spring thing to do?

Where are you planning to travel next?
New Hampshire, England, and New Orleans.

What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?
My cure for the common cold. Get a mug and add:

1 jigger of Meyer's rum

2 or 3 tsp lemon juice


boiling water to rim.

Stir and if you have it, a chunk of fresh ginger and/or a twist of lemon are excellent.

When was the last time you were tipsy?
Some time in the past three weeks I fell asleep while watching the Three Stooges with my son. I blame the red wine, because the Stooges, are of course, endlessly fascinating.

What is your favorite ever film?
I have too many. Playtime, Housesitter, The Thin Man, Footlight Parade, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Love Me Tonight, Wayne's World.

What is the biggest life lesson you've learned from your kids?
Pregnancy, labor, delivery, and child-rearing are crap shoots. Don't even think you can control the outcome, because you can't. Count on being surprised--again and again. And sometimes? It's pleasantly.

What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
King Lear. It's the only major Shakespeare tragedy I never had to read, and I take a perverse pride in refusing to do so. It's my line in the sand. I refuse to cross it! And anyway, it's pretty obvious that I'm more of a Midsummer Night's Dream kind of gal.

What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
My color discrimination is off-the-charts excellent. Although you'd never guess it to look at me.

What is your favourite color?
Red. And not just any shade. Not tomato or geranium, but a nice true stop sign/fire engine/barn/Coke can red. You know that scene where Myrna Loy explains paint colors in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House? I completely understand where she's coming from.

Best decade for fashion/music/movies?


The rules of this meme are as follows:
- Respond to and rework the meme.
- Answer the questions on your own blog.
- Replace one question and add one question.
- Tag 8 people.

I tag: Badger, bec, Deborah, Green-eyed siren, Jen, Jen, Joke, Ree,


  1. Yes'm Ms. Poppy. I'll get on this.

  2. Oh thank God. Now I have something to post tomorrow. (Because the big office reveal isn't until Monday. Pass it on!)

  3. Uh, better put on my thinking cap...

  4. Done! Scheduled to appear on 5/8 at 6am Central.


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