Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2 Tags / 1 Award / A Million Thanks!!!

The lovely Dugout Daisy tagged me in a fun Q&A game, Here are the rules:

Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own. Step 2: tag—eight other un-tagged people.

1) What are you wearing right now? Skinny jeans, black platform ankle boots, eggplant-colored long-sleeve tee from FCUK with weird ruffles across the back that make me look like I have tiny dinosaur spikes...

2) What's the last thing I read/ are currently
Well, this is hard since I'm reading a lot for exams...probably
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, 42nd Parallel by Dos Passos, or Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers (those are just from the past few weeks).

3) Do you nap a lot? I do on holidays, but not right now!! I love naps though.

4) Who was the last person you hugged? My boyfriend James and my pug Gidget.

5) What's your current obsession/addiction? Online shopping (though I've stopped for the time-being); my new bottle of Burberry perfume.

6) What was the last thing you said out loud? I just said "Ummm..." My boss asked a question that I didn't know the answer to. Figures.

7) What websites do you always visit when you go online? My gmail accounts, Facebook, school e-mail, my blog...and when I have time, about a hundred other blogs I love to read. Oh, I also check 20x200 for new art and Gilt Groupe and Net-a-porter for new sales.

8) What was the last item you bought? Red hair dye -- it's happening tonight!!!! I will post pics.

9) What is your most challenging goal? Finishing my Phd.

10) If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished- anywhere in the world, where would it be? Wherever I end up getting a teaching job in the near future...preferable somewhere with good restaurants and good shopping...and good friends. I'm not picky.

11) Favorite Vacation spot? Nearby, probably Dallas or Eureka Springs, AR. Otherwise, I've loved all the places I've visited and would love to return to any of them again: France, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Brazil, etc.

12) Say something to the person who tagged you: Hi Daisy! Thanks for the tag -- it feeds my narcissism. Just kidding. Maybe.

13) Name one thing you just can't resist no matter how bad it is for you: Where do I begin? Mexican food, loaded cheese fries, chocolate lava cake, chicken fried steak...need I go on?

14) You are on the Oregon Trail. How are things going? Not that good. I am feeling ravenous and my traveling companions are starting to look like chicken drumsticks.

15) If you woke up tomorrow and were a boy, what is the first thing you would do and why? Try and figure out how to sit with my legs crossed without crushing my family jewels; I have always found this puzzling.

16) Name one thing you can not live with out: I second Daisy on this one. Lip balm or lipstick.

17) Has a celebrity's haircut ever influence you on your own hairstyle? Yes, in fact, I have a page torn from People Style on my dresser right now with Anne Hathaway's long bob as inspiration [I'm trying to grow out my bangs, yikes!].

18) What is your favorite characteristic or quality about yourself [not appearance-related]: My incorrigible sense of curiosity.

19) What brought you to blogland? An urge to find a creative outlet; a desire to explore art and fashion more, and to find others who share similar interests; a desire to write more, but without the pressure and constraint of academia.

20) New Question: What attracts you most to another person? Sense of humor. Hands down.

I'm totally going to cheat, because I'm feeling lazy, and I'm only going to tag 4 people:
1. My neighbor Brigid at Grey Eye Designs.
2. My good friend and academic cohort Courtney at To Someone Likeminded
3. Friend and genius Michael at Laminated Fragments
4. Friend and knitting master Emma at Stitch'n'Sue

Mothersvea tagged me with this interesting request:
Take the 6th folder on my computer and then the 6th photo of that folder and tell you something about that image. And tag another 6 people! The only problem is that there were only 3 photos in my 6th folder! So, I chose random photo...
This is a sofa designed by Doshi Levien. I don't know what else to say about it except that I thought it was amazing when I saw it, and it reminds me of The Jetsons! Actually, I think I like the pillows more than the actual sofa.

Here are my tag picks for this one (more cheating):
1. Airam at Lost in a Spotless Mind
2.Michiko at Things of Beauty


Also, Fashion Moment, whose amazing blog is colorful, extravagant, and packed with inspiration, tagged me with a "Fabulous Blog" award!! I am so honored!
Here are the rules:
1.) Put logo on your blog or post;

2.) Nominate 10 blogs which you think are fabulous;
3.) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post;
4.) Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog;
5.) Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award!

I'm also going to cheat here and only tag one person -- if I'm going to be bad, might as well be bad all around:

*I am tagging The Vintage Society whose style is always accessible, inspirational, and eclectic!!

Another round of thanks to all!!!!


Michelle said...

Good luck with the hair dye! I'm excited to see how it goes!

ana b. said...

Chocolate lava cake?! This sounds too good to be true. Is this like chocolate pudding? mmm.

Laminated Fragments said...

I filled it out on my blog. Check it out.

[Tara] said...

michelle -- it looks good (I think!?). I will post a pic as soon as I put enough effort into styling it!

ana -- Oh Lord, it is decadent -- cake on the outside, and hot, gooey chocolate fudge on the inside. YUM!

laminated -- YAY!!! You did it! I miss you dear!

michiko said...

Thanks for tagging Tara!
Sounds fun :)

Are you on facebook?
Add me there! (though I don't log in that often...)


[Tara] said...

michiko -- you are added! Have a nice weekend!

Courtney said...

I can't wait to see the hair!!!! I will accept your tag challenge, too, and get it posted!

Love to you!