Monday, July 27, 2009

Honest Scrap

Happy [albeit sleepy] Monday! Wow...I am so behind on my comments, my tags, and my awards. I am going to try and catch up starting NOW. The beautiful and always-eloquent Ana at On Dressing Up gave me 3 [!!!!!!] awards and a tag. I really hit the jackpot on this one...and I've posted my five choices of bloggers to pass the "Honest Scrap" award on to below...

10 Things You Might Not Know about Me:

  1. I used to teach English to Disney executives at the Disney headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  2. After undergrad [long ago], I traveled alone to Europe for a month.
  3. One of my favorite meals is: chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and fried okra. Healthy!!
  4. When I was little, I collected locust shells [or cicada shells, according to where you live]. I had a bucket to put them in and would go around in the summertime, looking for them on trees and fences. I still can't help picking them up when I see them.
  5. In my younger days, I was completely gothed-out: Black everything, pale makeup, fishnets, vinyl, lots of get the picture. Though I'm not quite that extreme these days, there are remnants: I'm still obsessed with Joy Division and I still love black [though just not head-to-toe].
  6. My first "grown-up" job was in NY -- I used to work as an indexer for the Modern Language Association. I wrote key-word summaries for academic texts; sometimes I would skim through as many as 30 books a really took all the fun out of reading.
  7. I am a hopeless romantic, with a pessimistic streak. Needless to say, I often feel confused. Don't we all?
  8. I used to be married. And now I'm not. I feel very mature admitting to that.
  9. I really think it would be fun to be either a cabaret performer or a geisha...just for a week, to see what it would be like.
  10. I know all of the words to the songs from the musical "Oklahoma!"

Now, let's hear your honest scrap: Camp Comfort, Dramatis Personae, Into the Fray, Oh, Mishka, Cazimi Vintage.


Starr said...

okay, where are you from cause that meal you listed sounds straight out of the south?? i eat a lot of those comfort foods here in Arkansas!

it sounds like you've been/lived in a lot of places. Brazil and New York, then traveled to Europe....i'm so jealous!! I've always dreamed of traveling abroad.

Wicked Halo said...

it's great to know I'm not the only confused hopeless romantic hidden under the cloak of pessimism :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for tagging me!!!

Sam said...

WOW! We are very alike my friend!!! Maybe even the same age...;) So great to take a peak at your past and inner you this way! Many thanks!! Have a lovely week!

Mme. M said...

Romantic and pessimistic too...And I agree with the cabaret performer and geisha stuff, deep inside every woman wants to do that.

ana b. said...

Wow to #6. You know I used to hate reading all those big text books for uni. But now I find myself reading them for fun! And you are so brave to travel alone. I could hardly stand wandering around by myself for a few hours in Europe.

[Tara] said...

Starr -- I'm an Okie!!

Wicked halo -- Good to hear someone else is just as confused ;)

Michelle -- You're very welcome!

Sam -- I had a feeling we have much in common!

Mmme. M -- I agree; I think it is a secret fantasy.

Ana B. -- It took a while for me to recover from all that reading!

Poke Salad Annie said...

how rude of me! i'd totally forgotten that you'd already done this tag [what a jerk, sorry].

i love your answers and can totally relate to 3 and 7 :) now i wants me some chicken fried steak!