"Gee, this isn't like I imagined it would be in my bathtub." (Dianne Wiest)
"This is one night I wished I smoked and drank." (Grace Kelly)
"I just want to thank everybody I've ever met in my entire life." (Kim Basinger)
"Can I have my champagne now?" (Cate Blanchett)
By now, you should have guessed, but I'll tell you anyway... I won an award!
Thank you to Annie over at It's Time to Get Over How Fragile You Are for passing this award on to me... Annie is one of my favorite people I've met through blogging. Her writing is always so relatable, whether she's making me empathize, think, or laugh (she makes me laugh a lot). If you guys haven't met her yet, you should really head over to her blog... I guarantee you won't regret it!
I'm supposed to list 10 things about myself, so I'll give it a shot. Bear with me; this is always the part I dread most about "get to know you"s... I love reading them, but it's hard to think of 10 list-worthy things about oneself! Ack!
- I'm seriously obsessed with Europe. This is nothing that unique, I realize, but I love their lifestyle and the way they incorporate beauty into their everyday lives. I spent a semester living in Venice, Italy, and I still think back on that semester as the time in my life when I felt most alive. I wasn't always happy, but when I was happy, I was on cloud nine; when I was sad, I was devastated; when I was angry, I was livid. I was so in love with that city that every emotion was magnified, and I can't imagine a better way to live than fully.
- I have a really irreverent sense of humor. I try to tone it down-- I come from a long line of proper, conservative women, who then come out and say something ridiculous that makes me think, "Maybe I'm not adopted after all..." My best friend, M, and I have this in common, and we have often commiserated over such inappropriate reactions such as giggling at times we shouldn't (funerals, for instance), cracking jokes when it's "too soon," and just taking everything that one extra step... It's just the way we deal with life, I think, but I definitely don't mean to offend anyone by it. I'd like to quickly defend this by quoting Mark Twain:
- "Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven."
- "The funniest things are the forbidden."
- "Humor is the good natured side of a truth."
- When my dad asks me a question, then absent-mindedly walks out of the room
- People who ask me "how are you?" as a greeting instead of a personal question. Such a tease!
- When people are obsessed with status. I once went on a dinner with a friend where we met up with a bunch of Libertarian friends of his and this older guy who owned a flat in Georgetown (a high-end area of DC). Once they all figured out I was living at home, sick, and hadn't finished college, they pretty much ignored me for the rest of the night. The best example of their snobbery? Their favorite joke was telling people they went to Princeton Law School. Get it??? Because it doesn't exist??? Har-har-har.
- Drivers or pedestrians that cut in front of me. In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, "Oh, you're SOOOO busy!"
Ok, I guess that last one was a time I used youtube for something other than cat-stalking. Damn, already contradicted myself.
Time to pass on the love!
If I have picked your blog, please post the award on your blog and pay it forward, and then leave a comment on the person’s blog to let them know. I want to read details about my favorite people!!!
I choose to award:
- Lori of living chronically
- P1nkg0dess of Endo en Vogue
- Forgetful Girl
- Sue Jackson of Learning to Live With CFS