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Another 50 Things

Song Lyric of the Day:

When I met you / I didn’t know what to do / But I noticed that I didn’t really feel / Now you’re away / You write home everyday / I don’t beg, I don’t borrow / I steal

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson/ “Relator

It’s been awhile since I wrote one of those goofy filler posts/”about me” lists. (You can read the first one here, the second one here, and the previous one here.) It’s been three years, actually. So here’s some more insight into what makes me tick. Or just ticks me off.

  1. I loathe “reality” TV. It’s getting our country closer to becoming a real-life Idiocracy.
  2. I can’t wait until the day I get to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  3. As many social media things as I’m into, I don’t see the appeal of Foursquare. I really don’t like the idea of people literally knowing where I am at any time — too stalkerish.
  4. I am determined to be far better organized in our new house than we were in our last house.
  5. I finally made it to the Toronto International Film Festival last year. I’d like to hit the Tribeca Film Festival next.
  6. I adore my puppy Troubadour even though he’s (1) 2 1/2 years old and (2) an asshole.
  7. I still fit in my honeymoon bikini (even pregnant). Not sure yet about documenting that with a photo.
  8. I’m currently working on two books and a personal essay, all of which I’d like to get published. Preferably while I’m still alive.
  9. I wish I had half as much writing confidence in myself as my friends Caren and Elaine have in themselves.
  10. It took me more than a year after my dog Snoops and cat Yum Yum died to be able to even say their names without bursting into tears.
  11. I’ve never been to a music festival.
  12. I’m not a die-hard vampire fan, but I love True Blood and Being Human.
  13. I recorded, watched, and was bored to sleep by Twilight. I also found myself wanting to slap Kristen Stewart so she’ll get that deviated septum fixed and breathe with her mouth shut.
  14. I can’t wait until our A-frame sells so we can start working on projects at the new house.
  15. It depresses me that people like Kim Kardashian become celebrities because they made a sex tape. Having a Sealy Posturepedic mattress imprint on your back does not qualify as a talent.
  16. It’s easier for me to blog than to e-mail everyone I know. This is your one-stop shop to find out what’s going on with me.
  17. One of these days I’ll learn more HTML code than the codes for italics, bold, and other piddling style things.
  18. I’m hoping to take a photography course next year now that I finally have a DSLR.
  19. I’ve read more mommyblogs than is probably healthy for any individual to read for several years now.
  20. This year I was Event Chair for the Downtown Knoxville American Cancer Society Relay for Life. I never thought I’d be an event chair for anything. (You can still donate!)
  21. I love that I get to look at house and food p0rn all day as part of my job. I get great decorating ideas while becoming ravenously hungry.
  22. I own almost as many chick flicks as I do horror movies.
  23. As much as I’d like an iPhone, I refuse to switch to AT&T. I’ll wait until Verizon offers it.
  24. I miss the jalapeno bread Harris Teeter sells. Haven’t had it since we lived in Chesapeake.
  25. I love, love, LOVE our new house and am glad we didn’t have the money to impulse buy one of the money pits we saw before finding this house (we thought we found our dream house at least two or three times before this). That would’ve sucked.
  26. Resting my ear against my cat Buster’s purring body is one of the best feelings in the world, in no small part because he is The World’s Happiest Cat.
  27. I don’t read political blogs or watch any talking heads on TV because I don’t see the point. I can make up my mind about issues on my own.
  28. I’m leaning toward painting my home office a burnt orange, a la the orange in the Mode office on Ugly Betty.
  29. I know our friend Caren is going to be a wonderful godmother to Coraline. She’ll have the kid leading yoga classes by the time she’s in elementary school.
  30. When I think about someday going back to school, I realize I have no idea what I’d study. Writing? Photography? Forensics?
  31. I need some new authors to read.
  32. My MacBook accidentally slid off my lap desk just now. Obviously, it’s OK.
  33. Rich confirmed that I will indeed be receiving a 10th anniversary wedding ring this year. Now I need to figure out a really kick-ass gift for him that’s not an iPad.
  34. I want the Alex from IKEA for my home office. Wonder if anyone I know is heading to an IKEA in the near future …
  35. It both annoys and impresses me that Troubadour’s barking sets off the glass-shatter sensors of our home alarm system. That half-beagle has mad skills.
  36. I prefer silver or white-gold jewelry over yellow gold.
  37. Our new house has an offensive (to us, anyway) amount of gold fixtures. They don’t know it, but their days are numbered.
  38. I’m OCD about sorting my hardcover fiction books alphabetically by author and chronologically under each author. So much so that I have a spreadsheet to help me keep them in order.
  39. Living close to a wider variety of things is awesome. We loved South Knoxville, but now we have a lot more choices.
  40. More than 20 years later, I still vividly remember how affected I was when I visited the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.
  41. Almost 20 years later, I still vividly remember how creepy it was to tour the Paris Catacombs with my mom.
  42. I’ve eaten more red meat during my pregnancy than I have in the past two years combined. The kid’s a total carnivore.
  43. I’m proud of how hard Rich has been working to get our A-frame ready for sale. I only wish I could’ve helped more myself.
  44. In a perfect world, I’d get to see both my nephews every day.
  45. I hope to meet more of the local bloggers I follow.
  46. Being on bedrest has only reminded me how much happier I am when I can be productive.
  47. Our only slated project for the new house: painting the nursery.
  48. I’ll have to visit The Cupcakery again soon. Need a cupcake fix.
  49. If I had unlimited funds, I’d hit a bookstore almost every day.
  50. I am beyond excited to meet Coraline — in due time, of course.

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