Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Question Meme

My friend, Kitten, tagged me for this fun meme.

The Rules for this meme:

1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog. Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, and add one more question of your own.

2. Tag other people.

What is your current obsession? Where are my dancing shoes? Of course, I'm glued to the TV watching "So You Think You Can Dance". I'll even watch favorite routines on You Tube when I get the chance. They have an extremely talented bunch of contestants this year.

What are you wearing today?
Capri stretchy pants (with a drawstring that comes untied every minute), daughter-approved pink t-shirt, and mary jane sandals. Love these comfortable days of summer. It hasn't been too warm here in New York yet this summer. I'm waiting to take out my shorts for one of those scorcher days.

What’s for dinner?
That's my kids' favorite question. I'm blank right now. I just figured out lunch. Any ideas?

What would you eat for your last meal?
Chicken parmigiana, pasta, salad, lots of bread and a big piece of chocolate cake

What relaxes you the most?
Reading helps me get out of the chaos zone and into a peaceful sanctuary. Even five minutes of reading can relax me before I get back in the trenches with the kids.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Alone, kid free? Sitting on a beautiful beach watching the horizon.

Which language do you want to learn?
I would like to learn Italian so I could help my son when he takes his first class in September.

What do you love most about where you currently live?
I like living only 40 minutes away from my mom and sister. I love the trees surrounding my house and watching the birds fly by. We also have a nice variety of stores. It's a family-friendly town. Most people are very down to earth.

What style is your current home decorated in?
I hope Better Homes and Garden doesn't come knocking on my door :) They would probably say that I like comfort and color. My bedroom is starting to become overwhelmed with my books. I like to have paintings and prints on all available wall space. I like having a home where you can stretch out and relax. Be careful when you visit that you don't trip over a toy or two.

If you were a time traveler what era would you live in?
I always thought that The Roaring 20's looked like fun (before the Depression). Dancing the Charleston and those cute haircuts.

What is your favorite color?
I like pink, green and blue. My daughter tells everyone that my favorite is purple. I go along with her.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
I have a Looney Tunes jean jacket with all of the colorful characters on the back. I also love my two pairs of jeans that fit just right.

What were you doing ten years ago?
I was 30 years old. My oldest son was 1 1/2 and I was pregnant with my 2nd son. We were living in a nice duplex apartment. I can remember telling my husband that I didn't think my little son had enough toys. You should see the toy warehouse that I live in now!

If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on?
I would like to see some Broadway shows or the ballet. It's been so long since I've had a night on the town. My husband would probably rather buy a techie gadget :)

What are you going to do after this?
Go to the supermarket, fold some laundry, clean some mystery mess, entertain the kids, maybe play a baseball game out front. My usually glamorous list of things to do.

What are your favorite films?
I like any movie based on Jane Austen's work. My all time favorite is Mansfield Park. Of course, I love "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice" too. I love the songs and dancing in "West Side Story". Since I was a little girl, I love to watch Scarlett do her thing in "Gone With The Wind". I would highly recommend "Love Actually". Lovely film, filled with subtle insight and witty humor.

Your favorite books?
Too long of a list. I was a Literature major so I fall in love with books easily. I am currently reading many historical fiction novels. I just finished reading Alison Weir's The Innocent Traitor. Now I'm reading Carolly Erickson's The Last Wife of Henry VIII. I'm beginning to dream about the Tudor realm in England now!

Do you collect anything?
Art books. I also seem to be a "dust collector". Dust is the guest that never wants to leave :)

What makes you follow a blog?
Honesty, creativity and humor. I also love insightful blogs with amazing photography.

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today?
Driving to the dentist's office listening to my music. A mom has to take her "me moments" when she can!

Ann's Question:What makes you comment on a blog?
I think of blogging as an ongoing conversation, so I always try to acknowledge a post with a comment. I want my blogging buddy to know that I appreciated what they had to say.

Amy's Question:What is your favorite thing to do when you have some free time?
Blogging, reading, playing with the kids, crossword puzzles, sleep.

Tonya's question:What is a talent you wished you had?
I wish I could dance. How wonderful it would be to move gracefully with purpose and expression. Now I live vicariously through my favorite show!

Gena's question:As you may know, I am all about "Serene Moments", so what is your "Serene Moment"?
When I complete a poem, I have a moment of peace and fulfillment that renews the true me.

Noelle's question: If you could go to heaven who would you see, and why?
My Daddy. I miss him so much. I could use one of his hugs.

Vickie's question: Who is your favorite actor?
Ever since I saw Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy, I tend to be a Colin Firth stalker. I'll watch any of his movies. Remember that scene in "Pride and Prejudice" when he ran into Elizabeth at the estate right after swimming in the lake? The expression of love and hurt on his face was priceless. How could you not fall in love with Colin's Darcy?

Kitten's question: Other than Blogger, Facebook, and/or Twitter, what are your most frequently-visited websites?
I visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art site. I try to get advice from parenting sites. I have to admit that I get 95% of my online entertainment and information from blogging now. It's fun!

My question: What was your favorite subject in school? I loved taking literature classes in college, but my all time favorite subject was French.

Now it's time to tag these three blogging friends:


There is a battle brewing in the front yard. I better get back to the troops. Thanks for reading!


Christy said...

Thanks for tagging me! I needed a fun idea for tomorrow. It was fun getting to know you better. Good post.

Heather said...

Thanks for including me in this! I've been needing blog fodder (as I'm sure you've noticed!) I'll tackle this one when I get home from work :)

Really enjoyed your answers - I always love learning more about my bloggy friends.

Jenn said...

I am also addicted to So You Think You Can Dance. Best Season Ever! Loved learning more about you!

Kitten said...

Your favorite subject was French? So was mine! I was a French major in college!

And ya gotta love those "daughter-approved" items of clothing. When I was growing up my sister and I wouldn't let our mom out of the house unless we dressed her.

That's not to say mom's style was atrocious. She had a few nice items of clothing that I always tried to borrow, but she never let me do so. However, she felt that she always had carte blanche in MY closet!

(Love the new background, BTW!)

Vickie said...

Hello! Nice to "Met" ya! I love the picture in your header.
I love to read Carolly Erickson's books. I read both books she wrote about Marie Antoinette.

Colin Firth, Yup..that is a good one. I was hooked on him ever since I saw Bridget Jones' Diary. I thought he was a hoot in Valmont!! But, Dennis Quaid is my all time favorite.

Mommy's Nintendo said...

Can I do the meme too, even though you didn't tag me? If not, let me know, and I'll unpost it because I'm going to do it RIGHT NOW! (and no I am not short on material - she says shaking her head yes)


Pegsy said...

It was nice to get to know you a little better! Really fun post...although, I must say I'm glad I didn't get tagged this once! Too much to do these days! I'm also an avid fan of "So You Think You Can Dance!" My husband only wants to see the hip hop routines. I told him last night, "Then you really don't like dancing - just hip hop!"

Caroline said...

That was so fun to read! Funny, we have the same friend in common, I might have to tag myself....hmmmmm.

Joanne said...

We haven't had any hot weather here in CT either, I'm waiting to break out the shorts and tanks ... They might have to wait till next summer!

If you could go anywhere alone for the next hour, you picked the beach ... I think you'll like the post I put up tonight ... now you just have to pick the cottage :)

Michelle said...

Oh how cool that your son is taking Italian. It's such a beautiful lanuage! I love how each person adds a question. I can only imagine how long it will be by the "end"!

T Rex Mom said...

Indeed, take those moments when you can! That's recently become my motto.

Jenners said...

I'm all hung up on your last meal...that sounds so good. This was fun ... loved getting to know you better : )

Kringle said...

Thanks so much for sharing... I am glad I stopped by :)

kisatrtle said...

I think I know you even more...

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Caitlin said...

OOOOH! Mansfield Park! LOVED IT! Even though Edmund WAS her cousin...if it was fine for Jane Austen then it is fine for me!
I have the Last Wife of Henry VII on hold at the library- what a coincidence!
Also, I know EXACTLY what scene you are talking about in Pride and Prejudice. Be still my heart!! Sigh...

Shan said...

I would definitely join you for that last meal. Excellent choice. And I have to read before bed every night just to shut off my brain.