Miss Fee has tagged me in a meme, and as typing is the only thing keeping my fingers warm on this cold, cold night, I might as well participate. (I’m going to skip any questions that annoy me, and I’m not going to bother tagging anybody else. You can participate or not if you like.)
What is your current obsession?
Hm. Not feeling particularly obsessed about anything at the moment. Perhaps Battlestar Galactica? We’re nearing the end of Season 2. I’m also anticipating becoming obsessed with Infinite Jest when Infinite Summer starts in a few days.What are you wearing today?
I wore chinos, a couple t-shirts (layered), and my cabled jacket of doom. Of course, as soon as I got home the pants were swapped with tracky-dacks and the sweater for a Bonds hoodie.
What’s for dinner?
As neither the Snook nor I felt like cooking, we hiked up the hill to the Lansdowne for cheap eats. Snookums had the $6 steak; I had the $10 shepherds pie. We sat near a roaring fire and it was very nice.
What did you eat for your last meal?
For lunch, I was pressed for time so I just had a roast pork sandwich from the cafe in the basement of our office building. It had gravy and applesauce. YUM.
What’s the last thing you bought?
I ordered some wool this morning from Morris & Sons to knit a cardigan for my new nephew Mason and a dress for my niece Indie.
What are you listening to right now?
The Snook folding laundry in the bedroom and telling me to come to bed.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
My Mom’s house. I miss her.
Which language do you want to learn?
Korean! So I could amuse my Grandma and get good service in Korean restaurants.
What do you love most about where you currently live?
Being able to walk or take public transport pretty much anywhere I need to go; having our own nice place with loads of space and a garden; not having to worry a landlord is going to evict us for having a cat; close proximity to cafes, convenience stores, and (most importantly) Portuguese chicken.
What is your favorite colour?
A guy at work calls me “Pinky” because I tend to wear a lot of pink. I probably would have guessed red myself, but I do have a lot of pink.
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
I’m like Elaine Benes. I tend to HATE all my clothes most of the time. But I do love my winter coat. I have a long beautiful wool and cashmere navy coat that I bought several years ago. It instantly makes me look classy and put together, even when I wear it to the Lansdowne over tracky pants. Yes, I’m serious.
What were you doing ten years ago?
It was the summer after I graduated from college, and I was working and saving cash with a view towards moving to London in the fall. I was scared sh*tless but determined.
Describe your personal style?
Female computer nerd. Comfortable and utilitarian, with a strong daggy streak.
If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on?
A super fancy dinner for me and the Snook, probably at the new Rockpool.
What are you going to do after this?
Straight into bed where I plan on putting my icy cold feet on the Snook’s very hot ones.
What are your favorite films?
Probably the original Star Wars trilogy, followed by the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
What inspires you?
Clean lines, repeated patterns, strong geometry. And definitely my friends.
Your favourite books?
Roald Dahl of course, probably The BFG or The Witches. Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs. The Harry Potter series.
Do you collect anything?
Roald Dahl stuff. Vintage electronics. Books.
What makes you follow a blog?
An interesting personality with frequent updates. Similar points-of-view.
What was the most enjoyable thing you did today?
I suspect it’s going to be the moment I put my cold feet on the Snook’s hot ones.
Whats one thing you dream of doing?
Completing a full marathon. Making a living off the stupid stuff I write on my blog. 🙂