Monday, March 3, 2008

7 Deadly Dull Things About Me


I've been tagged by Rosie to tell 7 random things about myself. Last year I did something similar and got terribly heavy - I was depressed for days after. So I'm determined to keep things lighter this time. Here goes:

1. I'm a lip balm addict. I am constantly on a mission to find the perfect one. My current favorite is Molton Brown - I think it's actually from their men's line. But when I get desperate, I'm not picky. The same way we used to have pacifiers everywhere when my daughter was little, I have alternate lip balms tucked in every purse, pocket and room in the house.

2. I can walk pretty fast in high heels. It must come from years of experience in New York, back in the punk days when I'd ricochet all over the Lower East Side in 50's thrift shop shoes. But onstage I find them impossibly unbalanced. How does PJ Harvey do it? (although I notice she's taken to sitting down at the piano lately...)

3. I love broccoli. But it can't be raw. It can be very hard to find when I'm out traveling. I've endured many a bad Chinese restaurant just to get some broccoli.

4. My current favorite movie is "A Star Is Born" with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. I think Eric and I have watched it 4 times in the last few months. I am obsessed.

5. I really missed seeing the Oscars this year. Maybe there was a way I could've watched it over here, online or something? I couldn't get it together to figure it out. I have to admit I was looking at all the websites first thing the next morning, to see who won and who wore what.

6. I love making (and eating) good old American pancakes. Every time I go to America I mean to pick up some Trader Joe's pancake mix and then my suitcase is just too full. I've done them from scratch a few times here in France but it's very hit or miss.

7. I have dozens of scarves. I can't pass up a cute 60's or 70's square or oblong. And now even 80's patterns are starting to look good to me. Do I wear them? Occasionally. But mostly I just like to take them out and look at them.

There, that wasn't gut-wrenching at all. I'm way more superficial than I thought.

Here's who I'm tagging:

Rob
Marisol
Sherry
Sarah
and Jimmy James
(damn...that's only five for the moment.)

And here's THE RULES:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

6 comments:

Rosie said...

I am huddling in the kitchen (trying to keep warm) with darling D and we are reading your post.
Darling D is also an obsessive user of lip balm, would like to be able to walk quickly in high heels(is always practicing in mine)and makes very good pancakes. She has just told me that she likes scarves as well, but hers are more sober. I'll leave you both to it...
I cant wear high heels on stage either, and I like broccoli, so I'll stay after all...

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Ok!!! I'm "it" -- I'll do it this week and let you know when my "thoughts" are up!!

Love your 7 things -- meeee tooo on the scarves --- I've only got one neck but there are 365 days in the year, right??

katydidnot said...

this could totally be my list! except that movie. i don't know that movie.

amy said...

That's so sweet that you're reading my post together Rosie, sniff. Hope you're keeping warm! Look forward to it Sherry, and as for A Star Is Born Katy, I think it was kind of dismissed as an ego trip when it came out and it surely is but somehow nowadays it works for me.

now where's my balm...

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Check me out on journals today (March 4th). I've posted my 7 things -- talk about "boring"!!! LOL!!

Rob Hopcott said...

Amy, just a quick line to say sorry I haven't got back to you about the tag but I haven't forgotten about you.

I've been trying to decide where to put memes on my sites - such are the difficult questions a blog ridden megalomaniac like me has to handle :-)

Problem is that I try horrendously hard to be organised but end up being completely disorganised. (Typical musican!)

I'm thinking I should create a special site for memes as it's a sort of subject in itself.

Some of the memes I have seen around are huge and very in depth too.

Good luck with your TV stardom :-)

I'll be back to you shortly :-)