16 March 2007

Get To Know Me!

If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
I'm pretty happy right where I am, I'd just like to have more money to spend on fixing up my old farmhouse!

And why is that?
Because I love the climate where I live (Oregon), and I love the forest (I have acres of woods to hike in outside my door), and out here I can have all the animals and plants and privacy I could ever want.

What is one of your hobbies?

What is your favourite TV show (aside from L&O, LOCI, SVU)?
I really love TV a lot ;) Some other favorites are Deadwood, The Office (American version), Strangers With Candy, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Carnivale.

What is the best book that you've read?
Ever? That's hard. I love books even more than I love my TV. One of my alltime favorites is "Possession" by A.S. Byatt.

What interests you?
Far too many things to list, but here are a few: arts and crafts, people watching and human behaviour, striped tights and socks, politics, the environment, mushrooms, plants, fiber, the dead body trade, sustainable living....ect. and so on.

Can you dance well?
No. I married a man who does not dance, and I lost most all of my skills. I was quite into swing dancing years ago. He has offered to take a dance class with me though (!!!) so things are looking up :)

Do you have any cool talents?
Um, I'm semi-double jointed. I can drink vastly different types of alcohol in one evening and not get sick.

Do you have any plans this weekend?
Maybe a movie, maybe a trip to a couple of nurseries, maybe some rototilling.

Do you have any goals in life?
I've got tons, from big to small.

Do you have the motivation and drive to achieve them?
That comes and goes ;) I tend to be very goal oriented and productive in fits. My husband and I managed to achieve one of our biggest goals, which was moving out of the city to the country and cultivating a little homestead. Major lifestyle change!

What's a line/set of lyrics that describes your current mood?
"'Oh, you've been in the house too long, she said,
And I naturally fled." - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, by The Smiths. Because I've literally been in the house too long, and today is gorgeous and sunny and I need to hike in the woods and enjoy it.

How long does it take you to get ready after you get up?
A long time. I am not a morning person. Most of that time is spent quietly sitting, reading online, and drinking obscene amounts of coffee. The actual showering/putting on of makeup/dressing portion doesn't take that long comparatively.

What's your favorite meal?
On what day? I like food way too much to have a single favorite meal....I'm outrageously fond of cheese though. Most of my favorite things involve cheese.

What's your favorite dessert?
Creme brulee...or anything lemon.

How often do you go shopping?
Like grocery shopping? About once a week. We live out very rural, so I get together any packages to mail out and head over to the nearest city to do all my errands and grocery shopping in one long afternoon.

What's your philosophy on life?
I need more coffee before I answer this one...

Is there anything you regret?
Nope, I don't do regrets.

What would you change about yourself, if anything?
I want to change things sometimes, but overall I'm pretty happy with myself. I can always work on being a bit kinder and gentler and I try not to judge others.

Ok, so who's next?


Miss Me said...

If you post photos of your farmhouse, I'll post photos of mine... I'm on the other side of the continent but know the joys and challenges of renovations all too well!

Sarah said...

Ok, I take your farmhouse challenge....even though mine is pretty run-down and un-awesome. I'll hunt for or take some pictures tomorrow....I'd love to see your place!

Kristina said...

Will look forward to seeing house pictures!!! I live in an apartment, which makes for rather boring pictures - but will take some of the view off my balcony which is great.

Sarah: the dancing lessons sound great! What kind would you like to take? The only "couple" lessons I've taken have been tango - which was very fun.

Sarah said...

I'm not sure, Kristina...it'll depend a bit on what he's comfortable with. We may just do basic ballroom dancing so he can get the hang of couple's dancing and then move up to more exciting stuff from there. ;)

Kristina said...

Sarah, it all sounds like a lot of fun nonetheless. Have tried to get my DH to take dance lessons with me but he says he's "too old". SIGH. We do, however, dance in the apartment. I also love going out dancing with friends.