So, I can't really think straight, as I'm pretty wiped from this week... and also because I've chosen to crack open the yummy bottle of sparkling wine I received as a gift from a good friend last weekend (and by the way, Tom, I've already dipped into that amazing tequila you gave me ... and it is AMAZING!)... so here's another fun meme, since I was tagged by her Shrewness...2 moments in your life you'd like to erase:
*The moment I said "I do"
here's the thing: the wedding was just about everything I wanted. It's not every day that you're surrounded by so many people you love. It's the marriage that was a mistake. (And if you're new to this tale, you'll find more info here
* The first time I bought into the notion that I was fat and ugly. Because I wasn't.4 moments you'd like to relive:
Wow... this is really hard...
*The first time I realized the man I loved, loved me too. Unfortunately, it involved the assclown in the tales mentioned above, so... hmmm...maybe not...
*The night I saw "Spamalot," with the original cast (Tim Curry! Hank Azaria! David Hyde Pierce! Sara Ramirez!) See, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is one of my favorite movies of all time, so I went into this with very high expectations. The musical more than exceeded them. Best show EVER (and I've been lucky enough to see many shows). Then I took myself out for a cocktail at the Algonquin Hotel, and pretended I was half as clever as Dorothy Parker. A magical NYC evening, all by myself.
*The moment Dave Matthews winked at me, when he passed by me while leaving a studio. I swear, I didn't make this up.
*Much of my early childhood, so I could find my own memories of my Dad again... and not the tales others have told me.2 places you wouldn't want go to/go to again:
*Iraq. (No, I've never been there. I would never want to go there.)4 places you can't wait to visit/visit again
*New York City
*Love2 foods you can't stand:
*Tomatoes. Tomato sauce, fine. Ketchup, okay. Pure, unadulterated tomatoes? Eeeuw.
* Cilantro. Ick. A friend just told me there's a genetic component to how we taste cilantro. I have the gene that makes that shit taste like the nastiest soap ever.4 foods you love:
*Salmon2 current songs that make you change the station:
*Okay, it's not that current, but that fucking Hoobastank song... "The Reason?" Is that what it's called? Is that even the right artist?? I hate it so much, I don't care. Not gonna look it up.
*"Crazy," Gnarls Barkley. I loved it at first. Now, I'm done. (I do, however, enjoy their Violent Femmes cover...)4 current songs you play over and over:
*"Put Your Records On," Corinne Bailey Rae. Love it. Love her.
*"Over My Head (Cable Car)," The Fray. Who are these guys? I don't know anything about them. But I love their CD.
*"Unwritten," Natasha Bedingfield. I know... it's two years old. It's all over the radio now, though. It's cheesy. But I found it to be really inspirational when I was in the middle of all that job angst. I kept thinking it was a sign, since it seemed like it was on the radio every time I turned it on... and every time I walked into the hallway at my old job. Coincidence? I chose to think not...
For something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten..."
It's even on my iPod. Yeah, it's like a teenaged girl's journal entry. So shoot me.
*"DOA," Foo Fighters. The song just kicks ass.2 books you'd never finish/read again:
*"Interview With the Vampire," Anne Rice. I've tried reading this many times since it first came out eons ago. And I've never been able to finish it.
*Just about anything by Earnest Hemingway. At least, everything of his I had to read in high school and college.4 books you have read more than once, and/or will read again:
*"A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," Dave Eggers. And not just because he lives in my fine city.
*"Running With Scissors," Augusten Burroughs. As a friend said, it's twisted. And I mean that in a good way. Hope the movie's good...
*"Me Talk Pretty One Day," David Sedaris. I heart him. I wonder who I lent this book to...because I really WOULD like to read it again.
*"Little Women," Louisa May Alcott. It's a classic. Need I say more?Now I need to tag 2-4 people. DzerBuddha GirlJmaiNatalia
And anyone else who'd like to take this on! I recommend doing it sober, though...