There's something decadent about thinking about yourself for minutes on end and then sharing it. It's like flashing someone; you feel great about exposing your nakedness, wild, and free. Of course it's a toss up if anyone else appreciates it for anything more than the permission to ogle your body and then flash someone else their boobies and bits.
Personally, I'm a big exhibitionist, so I'm happy to share, but the little voyeur in me also relishes the peep into others' big heads, too. (There will be some tagging at the end of this, so beware!)
1. What are your current obsessions?
Blogging, not beating myself up constantly, and all things horseback riding.
2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
My Gap, three-quarter sleeve cardigan. Who knew that a flimsy bit of fabric could transform my wardrobe into something akin to Mother Chic? It makes my workout outfit look put together.
3. Last dream you had?
Oy. It sucked: Hollis running down a hill in front of me towards a highway at impossible speed and me struggling to keep up, screaming and crying for him to stop. I threw my purse at him, hoping to trip him, happier to have a baby with a broken nose than a dead one if he managed to reach the cars. My aim was off and he kept heading towards the cars. Then I woke up.
4. Last thing you bought?
Groceries - boring.
Birthday gifts and Mo's Day gifts - exciting! (I wish I could divulge what I got because I am SO excited, but alas, neither day has come and I can't spoil the surprises.)
5. What are you listening to?
My loud as hell AC unit blowing and rattling.
6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be?
I would have to look up any names of goddesses other than Athena and Venus, and those two I am definitely NOT.
7. Favorite holiday spots?
You know? I have no idea. I don't really "vacation." That's sad... I'm going to have to try to fix this. I dug Paris, London and the Yucatan Peninsula when I went there... does that count?
8. Reading right now?
I'm giving half-assed attempts to read two books I really love: Man's Search for Meaning and Atlas Shrugged (got stalled half-way through, but still can't stop thinking about it); the cookbook Petit Appetit; magazines Living Without, Mothering, and Life & Style.
9. Four words to describe yourself.
Loving, ribald, exuberant, & shy.
10. Guilty pleasure?
The internet and wine. Together or separately.
11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak?
I crack myself up pretty much a dozen times a week. Usually to tears.
12. Favorite spring thing to do?
Hike on the greenbelt.
13. When you die, what would you like people to say about you at your funeral?
Obvious: "She was a good person and I'll really miss her."
Not so obvious: "She made me think about myself."
14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
Anthony made us salmon cakes on Monday night - ooooh, boy! He knocked it outta the park.
15. When did you last go for a night out?
It was during SXSW. Friends were in for the music festival and others just for the company. We all got together, had an exorbitantly expensive dinner, then headed to a pub where our Canadian friends proceeded to give us the best show of "unplugged" karaoke I've ever seen.
16. Favorite ever film?
I've never wavered on this since I saw it in the theaters when I was 9: Splash
17. Care to share some wisdom?
Just fucking RELAX.
18. Song you can’t get out of your head?
Whatever air-hump music Chalene Johnson has going on in her Cardio Party DVD - go, Turbo Jam.
19. Thing you are looking forward to?
Anthony's birthday tomorrow. I bought tickets to see a Star Trek matinee and I also have a little surprise field trip planned for him. Of course, I'm also looking forward to present unwrapping.
He'll be almost 40.
20. Which disease or condition would you most like to see eradicated?
21. Last thing you said to someone?
"It's quiet time now, baby. I love you..."
22. Have you ever confronted a litterer?
No, but I wish I had. I always want to say to smokers who flick their butts wherever they feel like it, "Hey, asshole, the planet is not your fucking ash tray," but figure it's a little much. Maybe I'll just start off with, "Hey, what makes you think it's cool to litter?" and see how that goes.
Rules of the game. Respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question. Add one question. Tag 6 people.