Friday, March 16, 2012


i've been tagged by my lovely friend in this game of gettoknowyourfellowbloggersbetter and since i love Jill i don't mind giving it a whirl....try not to get dizzy.

Here are the rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.

i'm the one with the pig tails trying to pretend nothing is wrong

i find myself counting my steps more often than i'd like to admit
sometimes i believe that real magic exists...
once in a while i sing really loud in my car to make sure i still can
i love puzzles but only if they aren't too difficult... nothing worse than failing at what you do for fun
some people change careers, i change personalities
i believe in purgatory but not heaven or hell
naming things is one of my favorite things to do...pets, bands, books, businesses, plants
i've lost count of my insane journal collection. i love empty journals!
how about the fact that i only wear black underwear?
and then there was that time i was a singer in a bar
oh and also i have what i've come to call "musical A.D.D."

1.What is your favorite day of the week?
honestly i don't usually know what day it is. i think tuesday because it's the slowest retail day which means i get tons of things done without a lot of people in my way! 
2.If you could pick an actress to play you in a movie of your life who would it be?
i think i'd like maggie gyllenhaal 
3.What did you want to be when you were a child? 
4. What is your favorite book and why?
i love so many books. they become my friends, my family. how do i choose? i'll name one of my favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird. is that typical? i can't help it. i love it. i love the language, the flow, the character development, the deep levels of meaning i've picked up on as i've grown and started to understand more about the world. i also think about how this is the only novel Harper Lee published. most people think they have to keep pumping out novels (coughjodipicoultcoughcough) after they gain popularity but there's something to be said about one perfect story. 
6.Would you rather have your flight delayed or lose your luggage?
lost luggage..i hate airports for so many reasons. get in and get out. i'll buy new shit.
7.What celebrity do you want to meet most?
now that i live in the land where it's normal to see famous people i can't say it's all that thrilling. but, i would love meeting Tori Amos because she's such a creative inspiration. i'd love to meet amazing  women like Anjelica Huston, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Stevie Nicks,  Helen Hunt, Jodie Foster, Kate get the theme here right? 
8.What is your favorite tv show?
as a kid: Full House
as a college student: Will and Grace
early 20's: Ally McBeal
late 20's: House
now: whatever i can watch for free on Hulu or Netflix. recently obsessed over The United States of Tara
9.What’s one thing from your bucket list that you want to do next?
go skydiving with Jill! sponsor us!!
10.Who is your hero?
the inventor of the internet. what? you thought i would say something profound here? let's be real.
11.If you had the chance to go back to high school, Would you?
yes. i would go. i would go back and i would study less and play more. i'd dress better and obsess less. i would cut my hair off so i wasn't the smart girl with too long straight hair that everyone was nice to but nobody wanted to hang out with. i would say yes more and i'd ask more questions. basically i'd be the best combination of Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)  and Sloane Peterson (Ferris Bueller's Day Off).

now i don't know who to tag because as far as i know Jill is my only reader here who has their own blog. i'd like to tag Leah and Stephanie and request that they blog their answers on our group blog Our Collective Mind.  pretty please girls??

Friday, March 2, 2012


"It's a good idea to wear latex gloves when you do your laundry" she preached from an uncomfortably close proximity as she tossed clothes into a washer. I looked up from my iphone in a polite manner I would soon regret. "Yes, you know you can get them in a box of twelve next door at Gelson's" her over lipsticked lips said a little too loudly. I wondered why she still had huge black sunglasses on but soon found out. You see, she had been a "victim of a violent crime" in 2009. Glendale theatre, three "african american men" attacked her with "chemicals to the face".  The story went on as my washers finished and I longingly gazed at the two available dryers sure to be snatched up if I didn't move fast.  She didn't even take a breath in the sordid tale of a tapped phone line (felony don't you know) and how she'd easily figured out that it was a local celebrity that paid these men to attack her and then paid off the Glendale police so that they would close the case. I was frozen, not in fear, but with sheer curiosity at where this tale could go. So I asked, "who was it?"  She barely hesitated, "Queen Latifah!" who apparently has a long history of complaints against her by ex-staff and others who claim to be set up. All of these crimes in her quest to "get the statue".  Red quickly regaled me with her personal resume, the first Pirates of the Carabbean movie where she was the one "flirting with Orlando Bloom" and many other parts in movies and t.v. shows. She was certain that she was up for  a part in a Pirate sequel that Ms. Latifah wanted and based on this fact obviously decided to have her attacked in a public place with chemicals that disfigured Red's face so that she wouldn't get the job and the subsequent Best Supporting Actress award.  I eventually texted for help and made my escape so that I could finish the laundry and go to the zoo. Little did I know I'd have the wildest view in the washing machine isle.