Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tag, I'm It!

I have been tagged by the lovely Ms. Sara Freeman at The Women Within, and I will eagerly join in on the game. I've always loved doing this kind of stuff. In grade school and high school, I completed many a questionnaire and made all sorts of ridiculously long-winded and comprehensive lists of favorites (colors, quotes, songs, etc.). It's a great way to learn about yourself. Now, if only the computer where I had all of those lists hadn't crashed...

Five Things In My Purse:

1. Lately, I don't go anywhere without my flask of homemade cold brew Lipton iced tea.

2. I have at least five types of lip gloss on me at all times.

3. I'm never without bobby pins or ouchless hair ties.

4. YES, I'm one of those. I can't live without my pretty, smudgy, purple cell phone.

5. Preston Sturges' autobiography is my bible. It goes everywhere with me. See how worn out it is? That's devotion for ya.

Seven Favorite Things In My Room (It's supposed to be five, but I can't cut any out. I imagine this tag game evolves like a game of telephone.):

1. My hardcover Harry Potter series.

2. Collages I made of my favorite classic leading ladies (yes, there are two, but I count them as a set). See how many of them you know.

3. My treasured collection of over 400 DVDs. Observe a sampling of my diversity, from top to bottom, left to right: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection, Preston Sturges: The Filmmaker Collection, The Little Mermaid, Family Guy, I'm Not There, Delicatessen, Sunrise, Da Ali G Show, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Teeth, and a disc from The Art of Buster Keaton collection.

4. My luxurious silk sheets. I like the coolness on my skin, and they sort of make me feel like royalty.

5. My beautiful multi-colored Christmas lights from Target. I'm currently mad at them, though, as an entire half of one of the longer walls just died out. Do you know how hard it is to hang them just right, and to climb all over the place like a monkey and reach that high when you're short, and to push those thumbtacks into the wall deeply enough to make them stay? It's grueling! Arg.

6. An AWESOME picture of Alfred Hitchcock drawn by a great friend as a birthday present. Look at all of the detail in his face and the names of his films floating around him. It's one of my favorite and most cherished items ever. I love it, Woj. I can never thank you enough! It's divine, darling.

7. My favorite "thing" in my room is actually my gorgeous little queen (she's more than a princess), Molly. She's ALWAYS by her mommy. Isn't she adorable?

Fifteen Things I've Always Wanted To Do ('s supposed to be five...):

1. Meet Preston Sturges.

2. Meet Alfred Hitchcock.

3. Write a book about Preston Sturges.

4. Swim with dolphins, despite my fear of fish. Yes, I know dolphins are not technically fish, but they have fishy qualities, smell like fish, and eat fish constantly. Also, they live in the water with fish. Ick.

5. Visit the Holocaust concentration camps.

6. Meet the Dalai Lama.

7. Explore Buddhism.

8. See all of the classical and Renaissance art in Italy. See all of the art and architecture in Europe in general. I'm talking classical, Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Neoclassical, everything.

9. Publish many, many books.

10. Learn my entire genealogy. I'm talking generations. I want to go all the way back to my first post-monkey, evolved ancestor.
11. Go into a vault of old movies, stand in one place right in the middle, and spin around and around in a circle with my arms out and my head gleefully turned to the sky. Then, I want to live in there.

12. Have a farm with tons of animals. Here's what I'd want to have, just off the top of my head: dogs, cats, rats, exotic birds, rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks, geese, name a few.

13. Hang out and be best friends with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.

14. Travel everywhere. Too broad?

15. Be a world-renowned film critic/scholar/historian.

Ten Things I'm Currently Into (Sigh. It's supposed to be five. I'm bad at this game. To my tagee, don't feel obligated to do so much. Feel free to stick to the predetermined numbers.):

1. The Dark Knight.

2. Reliving my youth by watching oodles of Disney movies and crappy TV shows like Saved by the Bell and Full House.

3. Iced Tea - it's pretty much all I drink now.

4. Preston Sturges and pushing my love of Preston Sturges onto everyone else. "Converting" and "enlightening" might be better terms. He's a genius! Embrace him!

5. Paul Giamatti.

6. Eagerly awaiting the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

7. Family Guy.

8. So You Think You Can Dance.

9. YouTube. I'm sure that's obvious from this blog.

10. Becoming an active, productive part of the real world.

Six Impressions of Sara Freeman at The Women Within (she's too wonderful to list just five!):

1. She's one of the sweetest people I've ever met.

2. She's really ambitious, and I know she'll achieve all of her goals.

3. She's super smart.

4. She's an insanely talented writer.

5. She's a fierce feminist, and I firmly believe that she'll revolutionize the field and go down in history as one of the greats.

6. I'm proud to call her my friend.

My Six Quirks:

1. I don't put regular sugar on food or in drinks. I only use Equal. I'd lay down my life for it. I NEVER use Splenda. It tastes like chemicals.

2. I'm a grammar/punctuation freak. I love the stuff. I also have an annoying habit of wanting to correct all of the punctuation and grammatical errors in the world.

3. To go along with the grammar thing, I hate text/instant message/e-mail lingo. You know, abbreviations and acronyms, using numbers and letters instead of real words, i.e. "C U L8R." Shudder. Full sentences with punctuation - too much to ask?

4. If I'm going to own a DVD, it HAS to be new and unopened. I don't buy used DVDs or leftovers from Blockbuster or anything. Brand spanking new is all I want.

5. I would wear flip-flops every day of the year if the snow and cold wouldn't cause my feet to fall off.

6. I can't fall asleep unless I'm in a really odd contorted position. It's too complicated to explain. Perhaps some time I can draw a diagram with stick figures.


I tag Bill. You're it!


Sara said...

Aw! You're a sweet pea. Thank you for the lovely comments. I drink iced tea constantly as well!!! In fact, I'm drinking some right now...although, I only use raw sugar to sweeten the nectar. Collaging is one of my favorite hobbies. I used to collage constantly in high school. I'll try to take a picture of my collaged coffee table because it's bad ass.

Your dog is adorable. How old is she? I have a cute story about my dog...I hope you don't mind: yesterday evening, Jake was taking Libby for a walk around our neighborhood and she was prancing along like usual until suddenly, she stops dead in her tracks and looks over her shoulder - Jake turns around and sees a couple holding hands and looks at Libby again and tries to get her to move, but she won't budge. The couple gets closer and the woman shouts "we were talking about her!" Libby's ears must have been burning. Hahaha. She gets a lot of attention when we go for walks because she's so small and sprightly.

BTW, have you ever bought a DVD from Reckless Records? They might be used, but they only accept pristine DVDs and they're much cheaper than new DVDs. That's where Jake and I buy a lot of our stuff.

Alexa said...

What a good idea to carry a tub 'o tea with you! And I have a similar addiction to lip gloss ;)