Saturday, May 30, 2009

Playing Tag

What is your current obsession?
Blogging! Writing and getting to know my new camera. Books!

What is your weirdest obsession?
I don't think it's weird, but people are usually amused by my extreme enthusiasm for the Olympic Games. I'm a fanatic.

What are you wearing today?
Right now I'm wearing black yoga pants and my husband's green Italia soccer sweatshirt. Not sure about where to go from here!

What's for dinner?
This question is the bain of my existence so please forgive me for skipping it:)

What would you eat for your last meal?
What we eat on Christmas Eve each year: Homemade linguine, al dente with a little oil, a little salt, and walnuts

What's the last thing you bought? 12 Hershey bars for my students who celebrated a birthday during the month of May.

What are you listening to right now?
Stevie Wonder, "Lately"

What is your favorite ice-cream flavour? I like vanilla soft serve dipped in chocolate

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
Anyone who regularly visits my blog knows how often I credit Nadia for inspiration or ideas. She photographs wishes and dreams and at the same time captures the beauty of "right here, right now". The result is achingly beautiful. I think she is a good writer too.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
I guess I always kind of imagined a little place in Mexico with beautiful tiles and an outdoor shower, a lemon tree outside, the ability to sit on the roof and look out over the other houses....kind of like where we lived when we spent a few months there! Somewhere in Provence or Tuscany would be wonderful too.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? "If you could go anywhere in the world..." is a tough question, but specifying "in the next hour" helps. Right now I'm in the mood for Argentina...Buenos Aires!

Which language do you want to learn? Spanish, but I want to exercise and improve my French...I have lost nearly all of it I am afraid. Then Italian. Definitely Italian.

Who do you want to meet right now?
I can't wait to meet Claire! Kind of nervous too!

What is your favorite color? Ocean blue (Atlantic Ocean) and Forrest Green

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Jeans- gift from a friend!:)

Your favorite quote?
It's the heart that is unsatiable, the heart that needs to love, to despair, to burn with any kind of fire....That was what we wanted. To burn, to be consumed, to devour our days just as fire devours a forest.
-Irene Nemirovsky, Fire in the Blood

What is your dream job? Author....but of what?

What's your favourite magazine? I like Vanity Fair

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
I volunteer for a great charity that raises money for homes and better sanitation in India, it should go there.

Favorite designer? I am not well versed in the world of fashion or design!

Describe your personal style?
Casual, simple, sporty, but I do regularly mix it up with something dressy and feminine.

What are you going to do after this? Finish a story!

What are your favourite movies? Lost in Translation, Amelie, Life is Beautiful

What's your favourite fruit? Guavas....used to eat them every day when I was in Mexico but can't find good ones around here

What inspires you?
The perfection and imperfection of all of us, our tragic flaws, the many angles of reality, little treasures of daily life, the genius in every person (my gift is spotting it!)

What music do you like this week? Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, I guess I'm all about soul lately!

What is something you know with every fiber of your being? In studying me, I understand you. I believe in the shared human experience and condition.

The rules :1. Respond and rework; answer the question on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add more one question of your own.2. Tag five other people.I'm tagging the following people:


♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

What a tag!!! Was great to read your thoughts. Enjoyed!

kendalee said...

Oh I loved learning more about you Sheila - thank you for sharing these glimpses into who you are and what you love. I love guavas too but it's been way too long since I last had one. I can't find good ones around here either. :)

It might take me a few days to get to it but, I'm happy to accept the tag...

onesilentwinter said...

Love it!! thak you for sharing and playing!

Maria said...

Loved it, you are as interesting as have always found you to be, such a really cool person. This looks like fun, give me a few days & I'm in, thanks for the tag. This may inspire me a little.