i’ve been tagged…

1 Jul

i love a good meme. tagged by anna and the ring (well, tagged by anna, not the ring.)

What is your current obsession?

growing orchids. my etsy shop. google analytics. the possibility of moving to manhattan in two months (fingers crossed!). minocycline (more accuraetly, whether or not it’s working). my savings account. getting back on the exercise train.

Coffee or tea?

both. i’m hooked on the sludge in the mornings now, though i used to be fine with a giant cup of green tea. maybe i’ll go back to tea when i’m not averaging 5 hours of sleep per night. 🙂

What’s for dinner?

what’s not for dinner? we make a lot of chicken and salads, though sometimes i’ll whip up some turkey chili, my spicy lima beans, or a ginger noodle dish.

What would you eat for your last meal?

sushi, followed by something chocolate. hot sake.

What was the last (and I’m going to add exciting!) thing you bought?

i had a bit of a j.crew / anthropologie online spree to replace some of my dying summer pieces… i’m waiting for it to arrive to see what works and what doesn’t, but here are two of my favorites:


Picture 24

What are you listening to right now?

listening to regina spektor’s latest a bit lately. i love her wacky pronunciation. “slee-le-leee-le-lee-le-lee-le-le-lee-le-leee-le-lee-eeep.” i could sing that all day, every day, forever.

What’s the best gift you have ever been given?

1) engagement ring from my love. 2) about a week after, he gave me a cd. he had a musician we’ve liked since we started dating, jonah matranga, record our favorite song, just for me. that was a very thoughtful and very unexpected gift.

What is your favourite ice cream flavour?

 edy’s makes a thin mint cookie ice cream that’s to die for. i’ll eat just about anything besides butter pecan, bubblegum and caramel ice cream, though.

What do you think of the person who tagged you?

anna of anna and the ring. i think that she is just lovely, and has a great eye for style & design.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

one hour? that’s a tease. japan, or to bed. i can’t decide.

Which language do you want to learn?

japanese or french. i studied irish for a while, but never became fluent… i would like to.

What’s your favourite quote (for now)?

“i’ve learned that people forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” maya angelou 

“no more talk about the old days, it’s time for something great.” thom yorke

What is your favourite colour?

blue or green. i vacillate. 

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?

a white circle skirt with red poppies that i bought at anthropologie about two years ago. i will wear that thing until it’s dead.

What is your dream job?

singer of songs, probably. something where i’m not forced to be in an office for 8 hours a day. i want to be a lot of things… for me, i think that’s the hardest part of growing up: realizing that i won’t always have the option of being anything i want.

What is your worst habit?

i pick at my cuticles constantly. i scrunch my forehead into a frown whenever i walk by someone undesirable who happens to be giving me more attention than i’d like. nervous habits.

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?

i would probably save it. i’m obsessed with my savings account right now, and just had the aforementioned spree, anyway.

Do you admire any one’s style?

many people… but out of famous folks, i suppose cate blanchett.  i think she always looks great, and she has the best red carpet gowns.

Describe your personal style?

simple, classic, feminine. i wear a lot of flats, full circle skirts, cardigans and clean-looking denim. i love my trenchcoat.

What are you going to do after this?

probably yell at some developers (this job requires me to be mean… i’m not a mean girl). or lunch. in the words of tracy morgan (really, tina fey) on 30 rock, i love it “so much i want to take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant.”

What are your favourite movies?

amelie. anchorman. zoolander. i have mostly bad taste in movies.

What is your favourite fruit?

blueberries and apples. nom.

What inspires you?


Your favourite book?

probably cat’s eye by margaret atwood.

Do you collect something?

dust. plants. would like to start collecting nice picture frames.

What is your favourite smell?

david’s head in the morning.

What are you most proud of?

hmm… i’m proud of myself for moving to nyc when i was 18. that was a scary thing to do at the time, but my life has changed dramatically and for the better because of that.

How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?

i usually turn off the alarm, sleep for 25 minutes, and then magically get up.

Cats or dogs?

dogs. we’re going to get a bulldog once we move, and name it lord maximillian pancake III.

What’s your biggest fashion mistake?

the few times i tried to made skinny jeans happen. i’m tall and i’m skinny, but they just do not look right on my body.

What do you look forward to coming home to after you’ve been away?

my amazing bed.

Complete the following:

Love is… a necessity. wonderful. hard work. worth it.

Which phrase do you feel embodies your spirit?

“if there was a better way to go, then it would find me.”


my turn to tag:

chic ‘n cheap, you’re it!


One Response to “i’ve been tagged…”

  1. Chic 'n Cheap July 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    Margaret Atwood, love it.

    Ok I’ll get on this soon!

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