Thursday, April 30, 2009

Me, me, me! Meme!

1. What are your current obsessions? 1) Blogs - the reading, the writing, the jump-jump-jumping from pillar to post around the world; 2) babies - the great and the not great features, and the accoutrements I can't stop tripping over in my house. 3) Definitely not my day job.

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear the most often? My hands-free pumping bra with nipple cut-outs. Wish you knew more? The cut-outs sound racy? Do I suddenly seem more exciting when you know I wear a bustier with nipple cut outs? I bet you think I have tearaway pants, too. In pink pleather. OK, the bustier goes over the ginormous Medela nursing bra (hand colored with natural food dyes so as to appear to be food stained. Don't be fooled. The slubs in the fabric a natural condition of the material and should not be viewed as flaws) Disregard the sour milk odor.

3. What's for dinner? Preferred: Dim sum, sushi, and creme brulee with chocolate dipped strawberries. Reality: grilled meat, steamed vegetable, buttered couscous or buttered bread and the baby food that would otherwise drip down my hand if I don't hastily lick it up. Bleah.

4. Last thing you bought? A bunch of dollhouse furniture for my daughter turning three - made in unpainted wood (probably by hippies in foot shaped shoes and wearing homespun woolen handknits while drinking nettle tea, Emma) to furnish a kitchen, kids' bedroom, nursery, living room and dining room (parents sleep on sofa for now). I said it was for Claire but I am, ahem, looking forward to trying it all out. The only purchases I make for myself these days are yarns and patterns I won't get around to knitting.

5. What are you listening to? Lord Honey killing aliens.

6. If you were a god / goddess what would you be? I am doomed to be the Poo Fairy. the Poo Fairy is a mythical creature who picks up your bags of dog poo while you walk up a hill, so you don't have to grab it on the way back down, or risk being exposed as an unmannerly dog escort who leaves her poo bags lying about. With two kids in diapers, my fate is sealed. In my personal pantheon, the Poo Fairy is a lesser god. Were I to upgrade, I would prefer to be the someone with a larger set of special powers - maybe the Goddess of Thing-get-done-ed-ness.

7. Favourite holiday spots? The shady palapa on a quiet beach in Mexico (or Hawaii) when everyone I'm with has dashed off somewhere, and I am alone with my frosty beverage and a fat novel that I will ignore while I nap.

8. What are you reading right now? The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery. French. The jacket speak says French therapists give it to people instead of antidepressants. Is that a good sign? I can't decide if I like it or would prefer to toss it across the room.

9. Four words to describe you? Late. Ate the cheese.

10. Guilty pleasure? Buying shoes and books. Hmmm, same answer as the meme-server who sent me this. And sugar based foods. And buttered noodles. And baby-knee snuzzles when I am already late for work.

11. Who or what makes you laugh? On TV, Stephen Colbert. Me, every stinking time I fall down but never when I smash up the car. In my house, everyone who lives here. My quiet, gentle husband, watching me find only a solitary toothpick in my cupboard with which to test my banana bread raising his Spockian eyebrow and saying "use it wisely."

12. Favourite spring thing to do? Sitting in the sun on the grass til I get itchy and take some Benadryl. I, too, really wish I had garden gnomes. I bet they'd get up to some hi jinks!

13. The answer is 42. What is the question?

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately? Fresh corn with on the cob with butter and sea salt. Anyone notice the butter theme yet?

15. Last time you were tipsy? At the St. Patrick's Day Parade, when I guzzled Bellini's and donned a beer costume and ran down a street shouting "Yes we CAN" with my sister in her Martini dress.

16. What films have you walked out of? Proof you shouldn't see a film just to look at a body part - I walked out of The Hours after looking at Nicole Kidman's nose, and I walked out of Solaris because even George Clooney's ass could not save that film.

17. Biggest life lesson you've learned from your kids? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

18. Song you can't get out of your head? I like to sing crap pop songs to my baby. Try this with Peter Frampton "Ooh baby I love your way, every day, wanna be with you night and day . . ." Or from the deep, dark past, Exile, with "I wanna kiss you all over, . . . and over again."

19. What book do you know you "should" read but refuse to? Anything by Faulkner, Joyce, or Ayn Rand.

Rules of the meme: Respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question. Add one question. Tag 8 people.

I tag you: Kindly bloggers Stephanie at, Emily at, Alexa at, Becky at, and Mrs. Jones at , so I pick on you even though Emma did already. It's different! It's new! If you answer it with song titles or lyrics I will too. Or bail on this one and do the next one I got from Belgian Waffle.

Please comment away, and give feedback on the blog if you care to. Be gentle with me. It's my first time.


  1. Your answers were ever so much cleverer than mine...I gots to work on that.

  2. TeacherMommy - it took me days to write my post . . .

  3. You got it. I'm on this like white on rice.