Friday, May 8, 2009


Julia has tagged me for a meme! So just in case the DVR list in my last post didn't satisfy your thirst for information about me, you're in luck -- here's lots more!

What are your current obsessions?
Growing tomatoes, murdering poison ivy, hating the codependent relationship I have with my cell phone.

Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
Sports bra. Cause I'm sporty.

What's for dinner?
Lentils and rice with parmesan cheese, broccoli, yogurt with Grape-nuts cereal sprinkled on top. (Actually, that was last night's dinner. I just didn't want to fess up to the fact that tonight we went to Taco Bell.)

What's your greatest fear at the moment?
That my son will never remember to walk instead of run in the parking lot.

What are you listening to?
My best guess is that it's a giant moth fluttering into the kitchen window screen.

If you were a goddess what would you be?
But I AM a goddess.

What are your favourite holiday spots?
Smoky Mountains, Rocky Mountains. I like mountains. And woods. The Sipsey Wilderness is nice. England always feels like home, though I've been only a handful of times.

What are you reading right now?
Newsweek. I finished The Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society while in Utah earlier this month (wonderful book). We're going to the library tomorrow to return some things -- not sure what I'll dig into next.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Putting entirely too much half and half in the bottom of my mug before pouring the coffee.

Who or what makes you laugh?
My kids and my husband, Will Ferrell, Tommy Boy, The Big Lewbowski.

What is your favourite spring thing to do?
Wear sandals. My feet like to breathe.

Where are you planning to travel next?
I'm seriously considering going to Chattanooga to do a half-marathon trail run later this month.

What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?
Steak and salmon at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah.

When was the last time you were tipsy?
At the opening night reception for the conference in Utah. Which is funny, because the conference itself was hosted by Mormons.

What is your favourite ever film?
Too hard to narrow down. There's a particular camera movement in Wonder Boys that is utterly graceful. I love Lost in Translation. The Nightmare Before Christmas.

What is the biggest lesson you've learned from your children?
Eating and sleeping on time are essential to one's well being.

What song can't you get out of your head?
Well, I don't know what it was before, but now it's that song that goes Well, I can't get you out of my head....

What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
Look Homeward, Angel, by Thomas Wolfe. Not because of modern day criticism (to be honest, I would probably enjoy its meandering style), but because I associate it with the summer before my senior year of high school.

What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
Physical abnormality: my spine is crooked (not so much so that you can tell by looking, but I did have to wear a brace when I was young). Abnormal physical ability: ummmm -- I can run 26.2 miles -- does that count?

What is your favourite colour?
All shades of blue are nice. I like a little bit of red here and there. In early April, the deep red clover against the high green grass, with an occasional orange/yellow wildflower standing out, is simply striking.

I tag The Country Experience, mountainmelody, and Heather K. You're it!


mountainmelody said...

I don't know that I have anything really interesting to post about myself, but thanks for thinking of me. :) I DID discover the Sipsey Wilderness from your post--very cool! I'm going to have to go check it out!

Julia said...

You and Will must be related - he does the same thing with his coffee cream.

Running 26.2 miles definitely counts!

And I'm so glad you liked the Guernsey book, I loved it too.

countrypeapie said...

Hey MM ~ Sipsey is a real treasure. I hiked and primitive camped for several days there with some more experienced hikers who used a contour map to lead us. There's a giant tree (I think it's a poplar) that grows there -- you wouldn't believe how big it is. And the waterfalls -- breathtaking.

Hey J ~ I used to take my coffee black, but once I got hooked on the cream, I couldn't live without it!

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