[insert obligatory "weeellll, i don't normally do memes, blah blah blah. BUT." here.]
writer of blog (with-possibly-the-cleverest-blog-name-for-feminist-creative-chick-evah) weaker vessel, tagged me for this one.
it is an honor, mrs vessel.
3 things you wish for (just for you)
[i am not one to define myself through material goods, but if i MUST...]
a) a bottomless slush fund so i can shop whenever i want to for clothes (not just target) just for ME for the upcoming season, and not the past one which is on sale. the slush fund would also be used for: music, home fashioning accessories, gourmet food/wine. all of which is "just for me," but i would share because i am so thoughtful like that (and i would need an audience to witness my new outfits/home accessories).
b) oh, i guess i would like a slush funds for books and art and stuff too (cough).
c) small cottage in england, close to my folks (but perhaps not too close). again, something i would be willing to share in all my benevolence.
3 things you would do to/for yourself if there was no one to judge you (or if you had the guts to do it!)
a) like weaker-vessel, participate in group sports like soccer or rugby (this from the girl who was always picked last for team sports at school, and flinched anytime the ball came soaring toward her on the rounders pitch).
b) several tattoos and a nose piercing
c) liposuction and a boob job (but would never do it, as i would actually judge myself harshly for that. but, oh, the convenience...)
3 bad habits you have
a) messing with facial eruptions
b) interrupting people, and finishing their sentences.
c) not seeing things through to their completion and generally making a career out of procrastination
3 insecurities you feel
a) that i am generally "too much" sometimes in drive to be an exhibitionist and that people actually don't really like me (i sound like a right saddo there--i do know that people like me, but i think i am overly invested in being liked--even by people who i should not give a shit about)
b) the body image thing that weaker-vessel is talking about. uh, got that going on too. (See 2c).
c) that even though i have a PhD and a pretty good job, that i am a complete imposter who manages to pull off looking like knows what she is doing during sporadic moments, but that one day soon i will be found out. and then ritually stoned.
3 talents/skills you wish you had
a) the ability to always stay applied and focused on something--writing an article, painting a room, hanging pictures, finishing a craft project, etc.
b) the ability to engage with my son for long and undistracted periods of creative play.
c) photography (i am such total shit at it)
3 things that you would do if you had more time
a) learn the piano
b) watch more television (HA!)
c) volunteer at a woman's shelter
3 things that bring you peace/relaxation
a) reading to my boy before he goes to sleep
b) booze in all its dazzling forms
3 things that spark your creativity
a) my stitch n' bitch cohorts.
b) writing and reading--especially, right now, this blog thing. and then talking to my ol' man and friends about it.
c) enforced deadlines (i'm not kidding--give me a paper or a proposal deadline, and i can crank that shit out).
hmmm... who should i tag who is not going to be hatin' on me for doing so... (see 3a). ok. in the interest of geographical diversity: ozma, sarah, and mike. y'can all consider yourself tagged. (bite me;-)