Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seven Things

After Marie of Watch Me Dress tagged me to write 7 things from my wonder years, I resisted and tried to postpone it as long as possible. I don't respond well to being told what to do, and my poor mother will vouch for that. But then Jen HaHa of Jen Hemming and Hawing Again gave me a Stylish Blogger Award and subsequently put more fire under my you-know-what. So when Monkeyface of Hello, Monkeyface! also tagged me in a seven-things thingie, I wanted to run for the hills and move in with a pack of wolves (who I assume wouldn't ask me to do anything except hunt and lick various wounds, so I'd be stress-free). In the end, etiquette won because I guess I like civilization after all (now I have to RSVP to a bunch of things and I'm yearning to be with the wolves again). So here are my seven secrets, both scandalous and pathetic.


1) I'm scared of crossing the street. I only proceed when a "fresh" little white man has been lit, so as to get the maximum amount of time to finish.

2) It would be safe to assume that I love to shop, but most of my dispensable income actually goes toward... food (restaurants, picnic fare, wine!).

3) I slightly resent Michelle Obama for praising J.Crew, my favorite brand. I mean, I'm happy about their increasing sales and all, but a little peeved that everyone might want to wear it now. On the other hand, it would be sweet if they opened some stores in Canada so maybe I should get Michelle to back me up on this.

4) I don't drive. The few times I practiced on rural roads in Vermont (silos and cows and barns, oh my!), I did a dangerous amount of "eye-driving." This technique refers to seeing something (or someone) you like, having your hands involuntarily drive toward it, and not knowing when to stop. Targeted friends don't appreciate these near-death experiences.

5) I've never broken a bone or been hospitalized for anything. Okay, maybe diarrhea when I was an infant, but that was de rigueur, as the French would say.

6) I am stickler for correct grammar and spelling, so a little part of me dies when I spot errors in writing that is meant for public consumption (menus, ads, notices). Before I started this blog, I was debating writing a grammar blog and while a few like-minded friends loved the idea, I didn't know how to do it without sounding holier-than-thou. Like I do now. And then the fear that I'd slip and make errors myself and hypocrisy would reign free... Forget it. Don't expect perfection, mkay?

7) I prefer that people sit to my left. Yes, it is my better-looking side, but it also involves less ocular strain. I have one good eye, okay? At some point in the future, my descendants will mutate into cyclopes.

And now that I'm done, I will pay this curse forward to seven unlucky yet stylish gals. You will resent me later!

12 comments:

Sands said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! I found myself nodding to EVERY SINGLE ONE of them. Especially at the not driving part (I simply refuse). And I totally got the "de rigueur" part ;) And let's hope that cyclopes will be "in" in 50 years ;)

PS: Thanks for the tag, I'll try to make it half as funny as yours :P

xo
Sealverland

Tiffany said...

you know what else we have in common? I've been tagged in so many of these things, and then I forget to do them. But I'm going to draft a post now, I promise. Thanks for the swift kick in the pants

Kristen said...

You are so funny. Loved reading these seven silly facts about you. You should post a few more personal tidbits on the blog, please!

angie said...

Another common thing besides teaching...I don't drive either.I don't like it and never bothered to learn!

Jen HaHA said...

Thank you for sharing! What can I say? We women make many sacrifices for fashion (mine would be squeezing the whoiotwhatsits out of my feet while breaking in my new heels). Sharing seven things is one of those sacrifices for being so stylish :D Somehow I ended up forwarding to 15 people. I thought it should be seven. Oh, gobblygook!

When you catch me with typos, blame it on my fat fingers and my fruit phone type pad.

Alessandra said...

Loved reading these. Funny I prefer sitting with people to my right, but walking with people on my left!

Thanks for the tag, but I already did it, see here:
http://modemoods.blogspot.com/2011/01/schoolgirl.html

Once was enough...I have a reputation to keep. ;-)

Jess said...

I also prefer people to sit on my left side! haha

ShoesAndPursesBox said...

I, too, have the grammar stickler curse. So, as a result, every time I post anything on the internet, I check it thrice! It's exhausting...

Sophie said...

loved reading all of these :) how annoying is it that dispensable income has to go on things other than just clothes!

i love your blog and so happy i found it. im a new follower x

MONKEYFACE said...

I want the grammar blog! PLEASE, I don't know how they let me into grad school, I barely understand the concept of the sentence.

Jo said...

The comment about the Cyclops part totally cracked me up! I also have a weirdness in that I prefer people to look at me straight on, rather than in profile. So if someone is sitting next to me, like on an airplane or at a restaurant, I will always turn their way so they are looking full-on at me. This is also how I get in my obliques workout on a day to day basis, heh heh.

And thanks for the tag, I will get to my Seven Things post soon.

myedit said...

Ha... I can totally understand your feelings toward Michelle O. repping for J. Crew...
And in my last post you said my leetle sketchy sketch looked like Jersye Shore. That's the best thing I ever heard and probabaly so true! I was the Ducth kid in the predominately Italian neighbourhood, yearning for poufy bangs and fake nails!! haha