Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The 25 Things Meme making its way around Facebook.

I posted this on Facebook this morning, but then I decided it was a built in blog post, too. I am not tagging anyone, but if you do this, tell me, because I want to know everything about everything and everyone, at all times.

1. I like food more than pretty much everything else.

2. Except maybe the sky and the ocean.

3. I love reading, and if I could spend a large chunk of life curled up in a comfy chair reading a book and sipping coffee/tea, I would be very glad.

4. I have no tattoos. Every time I think I'm maybe planning on getting one, I don't. Because I am a bit of a perfectionist. And so far none of them have been perfect or I haven't been convinced they would maintain their perfection over time. I like tattoos a lot, though.

5. I love movies. I have a degree in film studies. I would like to get a PhD in film studies just so I could call myself the movie doctor. But I am by no means a film snob. Yes, I like great arty subtitled masterpieces about the capitalist implications of cheezewhiz. But I also love "stupid" movies (but only smart ones). Coming to mind right now: Demolition Man. And - Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead.

6. At the beginning of this year, when I was meeting eight thousand new people a day, my way of making friends was to ask what their favourite thing ever is. Mine (for the purposes of this experiment) was Dim Sum. This isn't really true, but it is up there. (Aside: 8000 is a number that comes out of my mouth with some regularity when I am being hyperbolic about something I think of as a large number. I am not sure why.)

7. I make a little woop sound (like water dripping from a faucet) every time I almost run into someone, or I try to go through a door at the same time someone else is coming out, and things like this. I end up making this sound fairly frequently.

8. Sometimes when I smile at people (especially strangers) in passing, I think that the smile isn't much of a smile at all, but a grim little line that my lips make. It's a smile inside!

9. I think I would be good on TV.

10. My ideal job would be to host a travel food show.

11. I have been fantasizing about Vancouver food since last night. Right now I want: a hotdog from Japadog, fried canneloni with soy sauce at Szechuan Chonqing... And that's pretty much it for this exact moment. If pressed, I'm sure I could find more.

12. The only magazine I read regularly is O Magazine. Yes. The Oprah magazine.

13. I love living at King's. I feel like part of a community in a way that I never have before. I am surrounded by smart, fun, lovely people, and there is always someone to talk to. I always though I loved being alone (and I still do), but I also love being with people.

14. I watch The Bachelor. It is one of the worst things about me. But at least I watch it with another person, and that means it's fun. And not sad. (Maybe a little.)

15. I really love clothes and makeup. But I also am very editorial in my sense of self, and I don't like having a lot of stuff. So I buy the things that are perfect and I LOVE, and as soon as I don't love it anymore, it is out the door. So there.

16. I have notes for at least two novels going. Anyone want to have a writing club with me? We don't need to read aloud. Just meet regularly to force ourselves to write.

17. My hair is the longest it has been in at least eight years, possibly fourteen. Most of my teen/adult life saw my hair in a variation of pixie cut super short awesomeness. The other day I put on a hat that just left a little bit of my bangs visible, and I started to miss it a bit. This would disappoint my mother greatly.

18. I love seafood. A lot.

19. I LOVE SPICY THINGS. Holy cow, they make life so much better.

20. I have started knitting. I like making hats the best. They are surprisingly easy.

21. I love really big bowls. And chopsticks.

22. The place I would most like to go in the world is Japan. With my dad. And cameras.

23. I loved passing notes when I was a kid.

24. Were I to adhere to any religion it would probably be Buddhism. I keep intending to meditate. Anyone want to have a meditation group?

25. I love New York. If I had lots of money I would probably spend lots of time there. Eating. And watching amazing Broadway musicals. And plays. And I would spend copious amounts of time in the Metropolitan Museum. I am currently taking a Young Adult Resources class, and am going to read "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler", which is about two kids who run away and live in the Met for a few days, based on the very strong recommendation of a classmate. I would like to live in the Met. Or pretty much any museum. I love the big rooms and light and everything. (I am feeling hemmed in by the fact that this is my last factoid, and that I want to keep going so everyone knows everything possible they could know about me except for the things I maybe don't want them to know, but maybe even those things. But yes. New York. It was amazing. Is.)

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