Thursday, June 11, 2009
What is your current obsession? Growing things in my garden, in spite of this unusually cool, rainy late spring. While my lettuces are growing like crazy, the tomatoes and basil? Not so much.
What is your weirdest obsession? I am obsessed with running the Iditarod. I dream of it – just me, a parka, a sled, the endless expanse of frozen tundra, and a great pack of dogs.
What are you wearing today? Right now: running clothes. Later: something presentable to go pick up my step dad.
What's for dinner? Roasted chicken, baked yams, wild rice salad, green salad from the garden.
What would you eat for your last meal? El Bruno’s Enchiladas de Herrera with a big ol’ margarita, followed by a frangipane and pear tart (Julia Child’s recipe), and a cappuccino with loads of sugar.
What's the last thing you bought? The book, 1,000 Places to Visit Before You Die.
What are you listening to right now? Ivan grooming his feet.
What do you think of the person who tagged you? Shamu has a very calm but determined presence – and a sneaky sense of humor. There are few people on this earth who would have been able to so artfully steer me away from Nordstrom’s by snagging my attention with the shiny objects in Sur le Table instead. Plus, she cooks like a pro and takes amazing photographs. I would love to go on a tour of K.C. BBQ joints with her.
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? I’d need at least three: A penthouse in NYC, a Bart Prince at the foot of the Sandia’s, a cabin somewhere in the Looziana bayou.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Tree Spring Trail in the Sandias to get in a good run.
Which language do you want to learn? Italian, dahlinks, the language of food and wuv.
What's your favourite quote (for now)? "Life itself is the proper binge." – Julia Child
What is your favourite colour? Right now, I’m digging all shades of coral and orange.
What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? If shoes count, my 5” Stuart Edelman snakeskin gladiator sandals. If not, my Ann Taylor army green military style jacket that goes with everything.
What is your dream job? Rock star.
Describe your personal style: Whatever the hell I can get away with.
What is your favourite tree? Ponderosa Pine.
What are you going to do after this? Go for a run.
What inspires you? The American West.
Your favourite books? Baking, American history, natural history.
What are you currently reading? Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. Go buy it NOW!
Go to your bookshelf, take down the first book with a red spine you see, turn to page 26 and type out the first sentence: "Remember that a dog’s commitment to you lasts forever and yours should, too." Who Moved My Bone: A guide for multi-dog households by Theresa Mancuso.
What delighted you the most today? Ivan dancing for his breakfast.
By what criteria do you judge a person? Whether or not they return their shopping cart back to the store or the shopping cart bin. Leaving it in the adjacent parking space or propped up against the curb is not only discourteous and lazy, it’s also potentially harmful to people and property. If someone can’t spare a couple seconds and a few yards to get the thing safely out of the way, they don’t deserve to live. Neither do those who see elderly or disabled folks struggling with their bags and don’t offer to lend a hand.
If someone waved a magic wand and suddenly turned you into a dog, what kind of dog would you be? A pit bull, baybeeeeeeee.
World’s most overrated painter (nicked off of K9’s tag, but I had to address it): R.C. Gorman.
My added question: You have thirty minutes to live. Who do you call and what do you say?
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