Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tagged! Get To Know Me

The lovely ChocolateOrchid tagged me for this meme way back when color televisions debuted and I'm jussssttt nowww getting to it. Forgive me bloggers (and lurkers)!

What's your current obsession?
Getting a handle on my academic research. I start my Masters Thesis this fall and hope to get into a doctoral program.

What's your must have fashion need?
Currently: 2 bougie outfits for my birthday
Generally: T-shirts in every color of the rainbow...the nice cotton ones.

What are you wearing right now?
Teal scoopneck modal/cotton blend T-shirt, brown dress pants. I'm at home on the couch, so all jewelry and shoes are off. Or for maximum ignant impact, AWF.

What's your favorite food?
Fried garlic tofu!

What do you do for fun?
Bowl or read.

What made today special?
Eating lunch with my husband...and fried garlic tofu.

What would you like to learn to do?
Make jewelry, learn other languages, belly dance

What's the last thing you bought?
Whataburger for my husband. - _ -

What are you listening/watching right now?
NBA draft

What's your favorite weather?
Anything unicorn-friendly. Sunny, warm, breezy, rainbows, and sparkles.

What's your one goal in life?
Always keep the big picture in mind.

What do you think of the person that tagged you?
Natural, glowing, lovely, beautimous!

If you can have a house totally paid for, what would it look like?
Spanish or Mediterranean style layout, bay windows or similar nooks to cozy up in, abundant natural light

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
Acceptance letter to doctorate program of my choice

If you can swap lives with anyone in the world for one day who would it be and why?
Amel Larrieux. To be in the midst of all that creativity and her fresh outlook on the world would be inspiring.

If you can go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would you go?
Only an hour? Harsh, dude. Way harsh. I'ma go with Jurassic Park. Nothing at all could go wrong in an hour right?

What language would you like to learn?
Spanish fluently. Arabic, French, and Japanese conversationally.

What do you look for in a friend?
Someone who rises above the sea of stupidity and judgments.

Who do you want to meet in person?
Amel Larrieux. Seriously y'all, if you've never read her "blogs" I bet at least one will inspire you or at the least make you feel like you are wherever she is experiencing what she is experiencing.

What's your favorite type of music?
Trip-hop, ambient, jazz fusion/acid jazz, soul/funk, electronic and/or any combo of those

What's your dream job?
Author/jewelry/printmaker extraordinaress

Do you admire anyone's style?
Can't think of anyone famous, but I see admirable style all the time. Peeps that can pull the vintage/bohemian look off without looking like a hipster, douche, douchette, or just plain wrong.

Describe your personal style?
Colorful. Colors make me happy. I love combining random colors. I tend to go striking with color choices for clothes and shoes, and more simple with the jewelry. Simple emerald studs, crystal earrings, rose gold wedding ring, etc. Don't wear watches. Don't wear bracelets too much anymore, but if it catches my eye I'll throw it on. I like pendants a lot.

What's your favorite t.v show?
This changes as shows go on, come off, or I take a break from watching. Currently, I'm all up in The L Word. (pause?)

What's your favorite dessert?
Something with a bunch of grapes, strawberries, and blackberries and other berries, with a little bit of sugar or vegan cream cheese.

What's your favorite makeup brand?
I like MAC, but I really don't know shat about the various makeup brands. I used to be big on eyeshadow but not so much anymore. Just lip color and maybe some smoky taupe eyeshadow. I tried to eff with eyeliner but my eyes said no, no, no. Occasionally eff with mascara. Never effed with the other stuff (foundation, blush, bronzer, etc.).

What's your all time favorite perfume?
Twas Betsey Johnson but I don't eff with perfume too much anymore. I like natural, subtle scents more now, like from L'Occitane.

What's you fondest childhood memory?
Making up all sorts of unnecessary scenarios for my multi-ethnic Barbie dolls then climbing in my canopy bed and reading.

What would you do w/a major lottery winning?
Do the stanky leg all around my office, all in my supervisor's grill. Build a home. Or just buy one with a nice view. Sit down on the floor with all my travel books and make plans. Travel. Become author/jewelry/printmaking mogul. Take care of (select) family. Rescue poodles.

If you had to pick a song for your funeral/memorial service, what would you choose?
Beyond-Amel Larrieux

1.)Respond: answer the questions on your blog.

2.)Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own. (I replaced what is your favorite ice cream flavor with what is your favorite dessert?, and the question I added is the very last one.)

3.)Tag eight other people
Mr. Socialight
Alicia/Instant Vintage

And everyone reading!

5 jewels of thought:

ChocolateOrchid said...

Okay, after I pick myself up off the floor.. What does "AWF" stand for?..

And the damn "stanky leg all around my office, all in my supervisor's grill". Oh, I am so done. Hilarious! Lol.

mrs. mary mack said...

I done answered yo tag. My description of you is lovely.

K. Michel said...

Fried garlic tofu? I can't say I've ever heard of that. You must be vegetarian, and if you're not... you're a very eccentric person.

As a tip, I respectfully suggest that you choose another color for your font because it matches too well with the background (too dark). It all makes it difficult to read what you write, love.

Something lighter should do very well, like the color you used for your profile text. It's worth giving a try, no?

Bloggal said...

lmao @ jurassic park? only you, gem.

i wanna taste your fave dessert. sounds scrumptulicious.

you make amiel larriuex sound amazing. i think i need to give her a listen.

my sister is all up in the L Word right now too. i guess maybe i should get all up in it as well.

i'll do your tag tonight babes!

Gem said...

ChocolateOrchid: ROFL AWF=OFF

MrsMaryMack: I handled my feelings with you on your blog, lol

K. Michel: Text color duly noted. : - ) Fried garlic tofu is like CRACK! CRACK, I tell you!

Bloggal: I have some key Amel Larrieux songs to get you started. : - ) Also, The L Word is fantastic TV.

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