No, actually, I'm just feeling a tad apathetic. Probably because I got a lot of exercise today trudging through snow up to my knees through a football field. It took all the energy away from my brain. All that to buy my husband's uncle a tiny little outhouse for his Christmas Village. It's battery-operated, so it's got to be cool/ And no, I didn't just buy "just anything" because it's the 19th. It...uh..it symbolizes my uncle as a Bon Vivant and a Christmas enthusiast, and one with a ribald sense of humour.
1. First thing you did this morning?
Peed. Then blew my nose a whole bunch. This place is really dusty in the morning.
2. Last thing you ate?
A piece of fresh french bread. Franc's decided he's crazy about fresh bread, where he couldn't care less before. Now he can't get enough of it. It's very good with cream cheese and confit.
3. Is your cell phone a piece of crap?
Why do people assume everyone has a cell phone? I prefer to be away from communication for at least a few minutes each day.
4. What's the thing you look forward to most in the next 6 months?
Christmas, obviously. Getting some legal stuff taken care of. And many, many good meals.
5. What's annoying you right now?
Some bread crust in my teeth, and people who gripe about how "christmas is too commercial." What they mean is "I don't like that YOUR christmas is too commercial, thereby making me a victim of the way you have oppressed me with your personal style of celebrating. Now I am forced to be crass, because I'm too damned uncreative and wussy to celebrate the way I want."
6. What's the last movie you saw in a theater?
I honsetly don't remember! It may very well have been "The Two Towers." Oh--but I did see some home movies made by John Waters at his art exhibit in Manhattan.
7. Do you believe in long distance relationships?
Sheesh. They exist, don't they? But if by "believe," you mean do I think I could enjoy one, obviously not. Otherwise I wouldn't have moved 3000 miles to marry Francois.
9. Is there someone you miss?
Just reading that sentence makes me tear up. There is one, and I don't even want to think about it. So I won't tell you.
10. What inspires you?
People who have passion and work hard at it. People who will stay up all night working on a project.
11. If you could put together a concert of 5 bands or artists who would you choose?
"Bands?" I don't know...Le Tigre, White Stripes....Sonic Youth....Kiki and Herb....Esquivel. That would unfortunately be a cacophony. That actually might be nice.
12. Song that sums up your love life?
"Large people dancing the polka."
13. What are a few things you wish you were better at doing?
The things I am good at now. Drawing, playing the violin, painting. And things I am bad at, like maintaining friendships over long periods of time.
14. If you could be anywhere this second, where would it be?
In a jacuzzi.
15. What's your most vivid memory from 6th grade?
I was reading a really nutty story I wrote to the class, and I couln't stop laughing at how funny I was. Everyone in class was staring at me. It was some dumb story about alien abductions and people turning into aliens, with my schoolmates as the characters. It was perverted.
16. Latest addiction?
17. Have you ever had the slight urge to kill someone?
I'm married, aren't I?
18.How many people would you say are interested in you?
I hope a couple dozen. But probably maybe a dozen .
19. What do you love doing?
Cooking, writing, sculpting with clay, recording and editing, wrapping christmas presents, decorating for christmas, watching tv (yes, watching fucking tv), surfing the net, acting, simging, playing music.
20. Do you think someone thinks about you dailly?
Absolutely. Maybe that's why I'm generally happy. A nice number of people still do.
21. Who was the last person you saw or talked to?
22. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A Renaissance Man...Woman.
23. What is your favorite food?
Garlicy stir-fried chicken with 5-spice sauce and rice. Chocolate. Ice cream. Barbecue. Chili. Poached rainbow trout with garlic and herb sauce. Hot french fries from a greek restaurant with spicy gravy. Subway sandwiches. Chips and black bean and corn salsa. spicy bean soup with roasted red peppers. Sweet bell peppers and onions sauteed in butter and olive oil over pasta with parmesan cheese. Broccoli. asparagus. Shepherd's Pie. Salmon pie. Chicken Pot pie. Pizza.
24. How many people do you know with the same name as you?
Two. One was a girl in college, who was so strong and vibrant, that I wanted to be her. She was sort of round and Norwegian, and drew comics like Robert Crumb. She liked to walk around naked. Once, a German bakery owner set out the Stamptisch table for us. We think he was flirting with the sturdy, Germanic girls. Allison drew a picture of us wearing yolks and wooden shoes. The other girl was a lithe, ethereal little girl who worked for me for about 6 months at the children's theatre. She laughed a lot and went to an arts conservatory to study acting.
25. What was the last thing you spilled?
French bread crumbs on the floor. Then there was the spill I took today out on the football field!