Saturday, August 29, 2009

I'm playing tag today...

My dear, talented friend, She Poet, tagged me for this meme. So here I go.

1) What’s your current obsession? poetry, cooking shows, Project Runway

2) What’s your weirdest obsession? I've been watching my favorite cartoons from the 60's and 70's: Scooby-Doo, Dasterdly & Muttley, Josie & The Pussycats

3) What are you wearing today? Very BRIGHT orange t-shirt and my comfy pants

4) Why is today special? The kids are outside playing nicely today! Alleluia!

5) What would you like to learn to do? dance, paint, sculpt

6) What’s the last thing you bought? Food and school supplies

7) What are you listening to right now? Pinky Dinky Doo cartoon and I'm singing "Come Away With Me" by Nora Roberts in my head :)

8) What’s your favorite weather? Cool autumn days and warm summer breezes

9) What’s your most challenging goal right now? Finding time to exercise regularly

10) What do you think about the person who tagged you? A gifted poet and writer with a lovely heart and creative soul.
Visit She Poet. You'll love her blog too!

11) What's your favorite guilty pleasure? Chocolate in any form
. I have gone on chocolate hunts through my house when I really need a chocolate "fix". I think it's an addiction now!

12) Favorite vacation spot? I would love to go to a beautiful tropical island. I did enjoy Disney World years ago, but I was so exhausted.

13) What would you like to have in your hands right now?
My father's hand. Wish he was still here.

14) What would you like to get rid of? The tension on my block.

15) If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go:
A safari tour of the beautiful African plains. (You know that my husband would never agree to that one:)

16) Which language do you want to learn? Russian. I would love to read some of my favorite classic Russian novelists (Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy) in their own language. It would be funny to watch my kids' faces if I barked out orders in Russian :) I also would like to know a bit about 12 year old American slang. What does my son mean when he says, "you were powned?"

17) What super power would you like to possess? Flying would be cool.

18) What’s your favorite thing about the city you live in? I live in a suburb of NYC so I will have to pick The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A place of wonder and inspiration.

19) What’s your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
A navy jacket that dresses up any outfit.

20) What’s your dream job? Broadway actress or dancer
. Wouldn't it be nice to hear applause every night?

21) If you had $/£/€150 now what would you spend it on? In US Dollars that's $215.43.
Can you point me to the nearest bookstore? I also would like to finally get an Ipod:)

22) Do you admire anyone’s style?
Do you know Padma Lakshmi on Top Chef? She has wonderful taste in clothes and wears them so well. It would help if I had her body :)

23) Describe your personal style. Relaxed, but neat. I love color all around me.

24) Who’s fashion show would you want tickets to?
The Project Runway season finale.

What talent would you like to have? I love all the photography blogs that I have found. I admire my photography friends' talent and creative eye. They give me inspiration every day.

26) What are you most proud of? My kids are caring and respectful.
They feel for other people.

27) If you could choose one person to have lunch with who would it be and why?
Any of my blogging buddies. It would be great to have a nice conversation and some laughs in person:)

Now the rules of this tag:

1) Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention

I'm tagging these blogging friends to play along:



I invite everyone to play too! I love learning about all you guys :)


H F W said...

Concerning number eight -- you would loooove being in the Chicago suburbs today! Partly sunny with a high of 65. Feels like a perfect fall day ... only weirdly tucked into the end of August.
And it would be fun to have lunch with blogging friends! Thanks for tagging me. I will try to muster up the brainpower to asnwer, but if I don't I loved reading yours. :)

Randi said...

I think I know the answer to #16! This is according to my own step-son who is very up on internet language, because he runs a chat room for his job.

There's a slang term that says, "You got owned." It applies when someone bests or slams you.

For example, you're having a war of verbal wits with someone and you are exhibiting your best sarcasm. Well, your opponent slams you with the ultimate in sarcastic comebacks. Everyone agrees that he won, and the spectators might say, "You got owned."

However, when typing "You got owned" the "o" key is right next to the "p" key, so many times it comes out as a big typo that says "You got pwned." It happens so frequently,(kind of like "teh" for "the") that people at first starting using the phrase "You got pwned," mocking those people who are not careful in their typing. Now, "You got pwned" has replaced "You got owned."

So when your son says it to you, he's basically saying "You got slammed, but good!"

And thus ends my language lesson du jour. :)

Michelle said...

I'm with Hyacynth on today's weather. It's so gorgeous with the sun (finally!) and the nice breeze. All our windows and doors are open. Gorgeous!

And I so have a thing for the cartoons of my youth. They're SO much better than the ones that are out there today. *sigh*

Duke said...

That is way to much thought for my small brain today!

Anonymous said...

Heehee, I sooo love your answers esp #26. Now I feel guilty and selfish. Many, many thanks for mentioning me :) Russian is an interesting language to learn. Wouldn't it be nice to read in your language of choice and bark orders? I loved Josie & The PussyCats! The theme song rocked! Thanks for sharing and playing along.

LisaLisa said...

Dropping by from SITS...showing some SITS blog support. Have a wonderful weekend! Love your blog!!

Mandy said...

I've been tagged! :-) Thanks for thinking of me Kelly. I will play along and perhaps post this sometime in the next two weeks.

A BRIGHT orange shirt? Really? You must be ready for the fall. ;-)

Lunch with blog friends? I'm available. Just say the word! :-)

Ann Victor said...

Interesting questions and even more interesting questions! Russian? My language of choice would be Ancient Greek. And tell your hubby the African plains are THE most beautiful Eden anyone could wish for (hope you get to visit us one day!) :)

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Good morning! ♥ Nice tag! Come over and enjoy Sunday Citar HERE.

Caroline said...

I wish I had Padma's body I love meme's...yours is great! Thanks for sharing a bit more of yourself with us today.

T Rex Mom said...

Great getting to learn more about you. I also wish I could learn Russian. I tried once and it was really tough!

And I'll take the Africa trip with you!

Herb of Grace said...

I"m obsessed with Project Runway atm, myself. There are worse obsessions :)

Shan said...

Mmm I am with you on the chocolate.

Janna Qualman said...

Neat stuff! Thanks for sharing. :)

Julie said...

I'm with you on Project Runway. But we don't seem to be getting this season here in Canada. I'm pissed. Can't say I would want to learn Russian. Too hard. I think Spanish or Italian would be fun.