Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chain Mail Q & A

This image has nothing to do with anything, but it's pretty!

Thursday is the day that I usually post a "Currently" post, but Roxy, of Society Social and the blog My Cup of Te, was answering these questions and though she didn't tag me (because she doesn't know me-which I lament!), I decided to respond to give the regular questions a fun twist.

1. FAVORITE QUOTE?

I think it might be a tie between Mary Oliver ("That's the big question, the one the world throws at your every morning. 'Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?'") and Tim O'Brien ("A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.") The first one  speaks to why I like blogging. (Yes, I'd like to make a comment--everyday.) and the second to why I love fiction.

2. WHAT ARE YOU MOST THANKFUL FOR TODAY?

My mom is coming tonight! I am beyond thankful. She hasn't come out to CA in ages, and it will be such a treat to have her here. My dad also arrives Saturday. Heart. Is. Full.

3. ANY ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD..WHERE WOULD IT BE? WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I am not terribly adventurous. I do spend a lot of time daydreaming about living in Italy. I have never visited a place in which I felt so at home. If I were truly daring, I would pack up my life and try living abroad for a year or two. I have this sense that I could be very creative there. Something about the pace of life and all the beauty of the country makes this particularly appealing.

4. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN YOUR NEXT LIFE?

I am going to be daring. I am not sure that there is a profession or a lifestyle that I would pick specifically, but I would want to be the kind of person who has a lot of confidence and is not afraid to take risks. Yup, that's what I'd be.

5. FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPE THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD SERVE?

My grandma makes these insane "crack" cookies that are basically pure sugar with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. I don't even know the recipe, but they slay me. I can eat a dozen in one sitting. No problemo.  (Note to self: Get this recipe.)

6. SECRET SMALL JOY?

I've said this before, but clean sheets. I smile every time I slip into a freshly laundered bed. It makes my heart happy.

7. ONE ITEM ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

I want to live in a family compound with my parents and my siblings, and we will all have houses right next to each other and hang out together all the time. This is so weird, but it's true. This is probably my greatest dream!

8. GIRL CRUSH?

My sister. She's the best. I want to be like her and hang out with her all the time. She gets me. And Toni Morrison. If I had one hundredth of her talent, I'd be pretty proud of myself. Basically, I'd like to have my sister's optimism and spirit, Toni Morrison's virtuosic writing talent, and Olivia Palermo's wardrobe (and I'll take her figure too, while I'm at it). Now that would be a killer combo.

9. BOY CRUSH?

Aside from my strong, undeniable attraction to Tim Riggins when I was deep in the throes of watching Friday Night Lights, I haven't had many recent boy crushes...Is this weird?

Give it a whirl! Answer some of all of the questions in the comment section. I'd love to hear your responses!

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