Thursday, August 17, 2006

me me.

Funny, I have been thinking of doing a meme lately and when I got online this morning my dear Andrea had one up. A good one. So, alas, MEME TIME....

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:
“there was neither “I” nor “We.””
- from the poem On The First Day, in the book Rumi - In The Arms of the Beloved.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can...what do you touch first?
deep olive green velvet pillows

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
The latest episode of Rescue Me (oh man is this show an excellent wicked pleasure)

4. WITHOUT LOOKING, what time is it?
9:43 am.

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
10:03am – close enough :)

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Nick Drake singing and laundry getting itself clean

7. When did you last step outside?
Yesterday morning on a journey of some have-to’s but more like-to’s

8. What are you wearing?
Bare feet, long jean cut offs, new Orla Kiely dress, a bunch of bracelets, dangly earrings

9. When did you last laugh?
Well shoot, um, ALL of the time, but I guess when I watched that episode of Rescue Me last night (out loud even)

10. Seen anything weird lately?
I see weird things all of the time but can’t recall anything specific. Does seeing the immediate aftermath of a fairly intense car accident count? That was yesterday. Yuck.

11. What did you dream last night?
I dreamt that I was moving back into a college dorm room. When I got to the room I realized the back wall to the hallway didn’t go all the way to the ceiling like a cubicle which puzzled me because how would we keep everything from getting stolen? My roomates were Jude Law and some random girl. All three of us were really dressed up (flirty dresses, a suit). The walls were paneled in beautiful glossy wood and the kitchen area was all brushed nickel. The front/living room part was all set up for a “sample sale” of books from the Oprah Winfrey Book List which really pissed me off because it was a big mess.

OK, there are so many things wrong with this dream that I do not know where to start. I don’t even care for Jude Law (too pretty for me), I’ve never worked in a cubicle, I don’t watch Oprah or necessarily pick books from her list and – back to college?! - forget it (unless, see #16 below).

12. What's on the walls of the room you're in?
Two paintings by PickleBoy, one by my mother. Also one painting that is my special treasure and the first true ‘piece’ I have purchased in my life (see photo above for a bit of it). I bought it for myself while on Kauai earlier this year (and as you can see it isn’t of a wave, a sunset or a whale!). Also two botanical teaching charts from 1960 - mushroom and leaf - with black backgrounds.

14. What do you think of this survey?
Yes, yes – I like or else I wouldn’t do.

15. What's the last film you saw?
Brick. Very cool and different film with teenagers, a murder, drugs, whodunnit style. Very staccato old-style noir dialogue. It was filmed near where I grew up. I liked it more than loved it.

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
First a one story Spanish ranch-style house built in the 20’s or 30’s with a lot of white stucco and arches – not too big – three/four bedrooms maybe? There would be a big old style rectangular pool in the back with spanish tile around the edges – tons of rose bushes. And there will be a view of some beautiful sort. (with the sister vintage b&w photobooth to Andrea's in the foyer!)
Then at said house I would throw a HUGE party with all of my favorite people (some I haven’t even met yet – you can all come) and bands (oh, the bands, the bands) there.
Then next, give a bunch of money away to friends, family, charity, PickleBoy’s college fund.
And, finally, enroll full time at the Art Institute in San Francisco.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
Hmmm – if I had been born with one of the ‘great voices’ I would have pursued being a recording artist.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you change?
This one is way harder than I thought it would be to answer. I think I would have to go with removing hatred from each and every person on this planet. That way war, racism, murder (etcetera, etcetera) could be eradicated.

19. Do you like to dance?
Oh, yeah, but everything has to align – music that moves me, in the right mood, the peoples with me – then I will just go until I am a sweat ball and my neck hurts

20. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Tallulah or Piper

21. Boy?
Riley (which I used already)

22. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Why, yes, of course – because I already did.


Blogger madness rivera said...

This is a great meme.
Piper! I love that name. And you pretty much described my dream house. And ...great outfit!

9:06 AM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

I love this meme ~ so good! I also love the name Riley.

11:53 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

well, I could respond to each question here, I could. I think maybe I could go on and on... instead I'll say how much I LUUURRVE the name tallulah. and how much I love that you did this.

7:41 PM  

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