I was hesitant about posting a meme, because even though I sometimes deviate from my blog's purpose of showcasing my explorations of the Pacific Northwest, I try not to do that too much unless absolutely necessary. But I realized that a lot of my answers still have quite a bit to do with my love of Seattle. So my first meme is below!
What is a meme you ask? Well, for my blog-challenged readers, a meme is a survey that is passed around on blogs. I’ve just been tagged by Lisa at http://happilyeverafterinseattle.blogspot.com/. So let's try this...
Make a list of things you can see without getting up: some Family Guy DVDs, Seattle Metropolitan magazine, the book "The First Immortal", candles, empty dinner bowl, Malibu (one of my cats).
What were you like when you were five? As a kid I was always trying to be more grown-up than I was. So I was probably trying to pass as an 8 year old.
What are you wearing now? Black yoga pants and a long-sleeve t-shirt for the radio station 107.1 in Austin.
What story/book/novel have you read over and over again in your life? I love re-reading books. I have a terrible memory, so most of the time there’s always a surprise that I didn’t remember: Summer Sisters (Judy Blume), The Giver (Lois Lowry), Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maude Montgomery)
What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading? I’m reading “Eat This, Not That” right now and am learning a lot. Don’t EVER eat Marie Calendar’s frozen pot pies.
Do you nap a lot? Occasionally, not as much as I’d like to
Who was the last person you hugged? The husband
What’s your current fandom/obsession/addiction? Hitchcock movies
What was the last thing you ate today? Brown rice with pesto sauce
What was the last thing you said aloud? I yelled at my other cat so he would stop bawling, "Jack!”
What websites do you always visit when you go online? Yahoo Mail, Craigslist, CNN, MSN, Slate, Matt Logelin, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Facebook
What was the last thing you bought? Cat food
What are you listening to right now? "The Pretenders,” Jackson Brown
What movie are (or were!) you most excited to show your kids? National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation.” That movie has a long tradition of being a Christmas Eve classic in my family.
What’s one skill that you wish you could have but can’t imagine ever getting around to learning? I’d love to make home-made greeting cards. I even have a book about it. But I’m not artsy enough, patient enough, or willing to spend the money on supplies.
What is your favorite weather, and why? I like it all. I love the snow and rain because it feels comforting to bundle up. I love clear and sunny days so I can get outside and see Mt. Rainier from my town.
What time do you usually get up? I have to get up at 5:25. I hate my long commute.
What is your most challenging goal right now? Save money for vacations and weekends away. Somehow an emergency or more important purchase always seems to arise. I want to explore the region more!
Say something to the person who tagged you: Lisa, I’m glad I stumbled across your blog and now feel that I “know” you. We should get together soon!
If you could have a house–totally paid for, fully furnished–anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? I would love to actually live in the city of Seattle. Right now I’m thinking Fremont, Ballard, or Queen Anne.
Favorite vacation spot? I don’t have just one. I like trying different places. I love Austin, Amsterdam, Austrian Alps, London, Washington DC, and anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
What is your favorite children’s book? The Little Engine that Could and Where the Wild Things Are
Name one thing you just can’t resist no matter how bad it is for you: Mission-style burritos
If you could meet anyone famous - dead or alive - who would it be? Is it clichéd to say Barack Obama?
What movie have you seen recently that you really enjoyed? I really liked Gran Torino. I wasn’t expecting to at all, but it really surprised me.
TAGGED: I don’t know who regularly reads my blog or who likes to fill these things out. If you’re a reader and have a blog, let me know. In the future I can tag you! I know that Robb reads and Gregg P. reads. So if you guys are interested…feel free.
Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
Step 2: tag—eight other un-tagged people will be tagged.