Friday, January 30, 2009

Tagged: 25 Things

Tagged on facebook again, thought I would share with you all.

Rules:Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.(To do this, go to "write note" on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people, then click post.)

1. I believe that pineapple is the work of the devil

2. When I was little I wanted to grow up to be either a cowboy or a pirate, now I'm grown up I would still like to be either of these things (at least the romanticized movie versions!)

3. I like to listen to music while I fall asleep, this means I often wake up with my earphones wrapped around my neck, very silly.

4. I like cakes that start with 'C'; carrot; chocolate; coffee.

5. I would like to own a bulldog, she will be called Poppy (for that matter if its a boy he will be called Poppy too!)

6. I will always deeply regret the selfish comment that came out of my 9 yr old self's mouth on hearing about the death of my maternal grandmother.

7. I have a small to medium sized obsession with reading blogs.

8. I hate and love the fact that I have friends all over the world in equal measure.

9. I love my brother but secretly wish I had a sister too (other than Ana of course!)

10. I started drinking beer while living in the US - up until then I always hated the taste.

11.My new hollywood boy man crush is Josh Brolin

12.I have two tattoos - I kind of regret one, maybe in 10 years I will regret both

13. I am short -sighted in my left eye

14. I am long -sighted in my right eye

15. I want to have a garden with an amazing treehouse (this has been a dream since I was about 8)

16. I currently can't get enough of looking at images of beautiful kitchens and sitting rooms ( I think this is from living in a mountbatten apartment)

17. I worry that I will be the Bridget Jones of my friends - drinking wine alone in my pjs and singing loudly and badly to cheesie music

18. I own way too many hats and scarfs - way too many!

19. As a teenager I wrote stories constantly, now I doubt myself too much to write.

20. If I like a song I will listen to it over and over for days and then not listen to it for months (I'm not srue what this says about my personality.)

21. I secretly would love to be a burlesque performer - and obviously the figure required!

22. I've only ever used oil of ulay/olay as a moisturiser on my face, I have done so since I was 12
23. The smell of Chanel No.5 reminds me of my mother and my grandmother.

24. I used to be damn fine at pool now I don't play nearly enough so I'm rubbish.

25. I'm terrible with money and should probably have my salary paid into my mother's account and let her give me pocket money - I was good when I only had 50p a week!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tagged: Ipod Shuffle 'Miracles' Fly My Pretties

So I was tagged on Facebook but doing this I discovered how much great music is tucked away on my ipod that I had forgotten about.

What does your music library say about you?
1. Put Your iTunes on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
5. Tag at least 5 friends

What do your friends think of you?
King Tubby's Borderline Dub - Augustus Pablo & King Tubby

If someone says, "Is this okay?" You say?
Aerials - System of a Down

How would you describe yourself?
Rhymes & Reasons - John Denver

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Cheating on you - Franz Ferdinand (I don't think I can really agree with that one!)

How do you feel today?
Rambling from the Anatoki - Salmonella Dub

What is your life's purpose?
The Trial - Pink Floyd

What is your motto?
My World - Metallica

What do you think about very often?
Boys from the County Hell - The Pogues

What is 2 + 2?
Crying Shame - Jack Johnson

What do you think of your best friend?
Oughta be in love - Dave Bobbyn (she is and sh'es moving to Oz - sniff :-( )

What do you think of the person you like?
Sick Sad Little World - Incubus

What is your life story?
Ain't my bitch - Metallica

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Nobody Knows - Bob Marley & the Wailers

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Seed of Life - Dubwize

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Old Piano - Frou Frou

What will they play at your funeral?
Company Sin - John Butler Trio

What is your hobby/interest?
Brothers on a Hotel Bed - Death Cab for Cutie (hahahahaha)

What is your biggest fear?
No Pride - Green Day

What is your biggest secret?
What your soul sings - Massive Attack (this one is pretty true)

What do you think of your friends?
Same size feet - Stereophonics (when I want to borrow shoes!)

What will you post this as?
Miracles - Fly my pretties

I tag...whoever wants to redoscover their music!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

It's weird....

...but I'm fantisizing about kitchens. Me, the girl who has always found cooking stressful. Now I want a kitchen with a lovely big gas hob (or preferably an Aga, looking forward to drinking tea by the warmth of the one in my parents' kitchen), a long scrubbed farmhouse table, a deep belfast sink, pots and pans hanging withing easy reach and me, in there cooking, baking and generally playing the part of beautiful, relaxed domestic goddess!

PS. I'm kind of blaming Mrs French for this obsession due to posts like this and this.

Other images from Country Living and Flickr

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So what if I have to dig a hole to poo in?

One month today I will have crossed the border on board the wonderful Green Tortoise having driven through the night from San Francisco and my 15 day trip to Mexico will truly have begun. My tent and headlamp arrived yesterday, (I managed to blind myself with the strobe effect on the headlamp) I can't wait to put the tent up but I'm not going to be able to until I get to the private beach we are camping on, Playa Escondida. This means no practise runs but I will make sure to at least count the poles etc! My head is currently filled with thoughts of lime margeritas and fish tacos, the warmth of the sun of my face and the feel of the sand between my toes, sea kayaking and (oh please) some whale spotting!

Images all from Flickr 1. 2. 3. 4.

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Baby it's cold outside"

This week seems to have whizzed by, I can't believe it's Friday, but I'm, oh so glad that it is!

On Monday I went to see the genius musical that is Avenue Q. If you are in New York and fancy a show - please go and see this. It is rude, funny and completely non-PC, perfect (One song being "Everyone's a little bit racist"!). Tuesday we viewed a venue for the leaver's dinner, down in Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty and also a quote that nobody else could beat!
I've ordered a dress from J. Crew to wear at the leaver's dinner. There is a great sale on right now with an extra 20% off. Fingers crossed the dress fits and looks good since its no refunds or exchanges. My main worry is if my boobs will fit in - I have ordered one size up and I can always alter it to fit (I hope!). I also bought a fab pencil skirt that I had tried on a while back but just couldn't justify spending the money on and then, whoopee, there it was on sale and I got a tankini for the bargain of $16! This I really do need for my upcoming trip to the warm beaches of Baja California.

At work yesterday I was gabbing away to a workmate about how in a whole year in New York I had yet to spot any celebs. Then sitting on my mat waiting for yoga class to start last night the girl along from me caught my attention, mainly because I thought her hair needed a good brush! She turned and looked at me at the moment and I realised it was one of the Olsen twins (no idea which one though). I was quite surprised to see someone famous in this donation based yoga studio in the east village - but this is New York where my friend buys fruit from the same street vendor as Kirsten Dunst!

Remember the horrid, vile paper? My horrid, vile tutor that told me my paper would fail? Well my paper passed to two fingers up to you horrid nasty Jeff - without your help I did it! Whoopee!

This week I have also ordered a tent for camping on the beach in Mexico, seen a plane land/crash on/into the Hudson, went to the Garden to watch the Knicks beat the Washington Wizards, had my exit interview with my programme office (suddenly I have The Fear about going home). All of this stuff has been keeping the cogs in my brain going strong and I feel a little odd, like I've forgotten something important but I'm too distracted to really concentrate on what. But I've not forgotten anything at least I hope not....bah!

Image taken by me on Christmas Eve

It's f'ing cold here 17'F but feels like 2'F - to the Brits that's -8C feels like -17C! Brrrr! But it is Friday and it is payday so I'm off for some drinks to warm my bones and ease my whirring brain.

Enjoy your weekend and stay warm and cosy.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Cramming it all in

I have less than 5 weeks left now until I leave New York so we are busy deciding what things we've still not done that we need to do, what we want to do again and how to afford it all!

I've also volunteered for the Leaver's Dinner Committee (which is in 4 weeks - we have some serious work to do) and I've somehow ended up a treasurer. So every night next week I now have plans, plus I want to spend time with Capt. because, sadly, when I leave that will be the end of our relationship. We had a (fairly) sober conversation about it on Christmas Eve. I can't stay, he's not willing to move to the UK and, truly, I'm fine about it. This chapter of my life is ending and I realised fairly earlier on that I didn't see him in my future. Does that seem awful?

This weekend I have to visit a couple of potential dinner venues, go to the Bodies exhibition, walk the Brooklyn Bridge again (although maybe not with the snow that is forecast!), go out dancing, watch football on Sunday, and start to think about what I'm going to do with all my 'stuff'' - what to pack for the trip, what to ship (price up shipping!!) and what to chuck.

Have a good weekend all whatever you are up (for those that are getting to enjoy a lazy day at home, I'm jealous!)

Images by me: Princeton, Sunday Jan 4th.