Saturday, May 19, 2007

LA and Eight Things

Well, I thought I could sit on the sidelines. But Brad, CoversGirl, and Meli have triple-tagged me for the ‘eight things about me’ meme.

1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4: Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

1) I live with three girls. H is an opera singer and concert/events manager at my university’s school of music. C and A are law/arts students.

2) When I first moved in with the girls, I couldn’t cook. At home I was a fussy eater and subsisted on bland fare. Day one in the house, they sent me to the herb garden to get coriander. I came back with handfuls of garden weed. Since then, my culinary skills have improved. I have a few dishes in my repertoire and the confidence to approach simple cookbooks without fear of disaster.

3) I’m a clothes horse. I’m far from obsessive about daily dress habits but I do own lots of clothes. Wardrobe and cupboards spill over. In my early days, photos reveal a passion for dress-ups as I feature in the guise of a sailor girl, a clown, a fairy, a pirate and even a ringmaster.

4) I have an inordinate amount of siblings. More specifically: seven half-brothers, a half sister-in-law and a stepsister.

5) My hair is so big it’s a shame I wasn’t old enough to enjoy it in the 80s. I have crazily curly auburn hair. Everyday maintenance keeps it controlled but it can easily be teased into a serious afro.

6) Last year I studied a double-degree in Law/Arts. Sitting in my criminal law exam, I thought geez, I really don’t want to be a lawyer. It wasn’t wasted because I loved studying law and would have always wondered ‘what if’. Now I’m studying teaching and it’s something I can see myself enjoying.

7) My best mate is Greek. Her mum took me on as a daughter and since then we’ve been like sisters. Friendship turned into a cultural journey introducing me to the language (learning slowly at greek school), the music, and the food. Her mother’s pastitsio is unparalleled.

8) Ending on a bookish note, I love Pnin . So does Zadie Smith. Seriously though, Pnin , a novel by Nabokov, rocks my world. I have an incredibly old edition – brown pages dislodged from the original binding. The cover has a cute black-and-white sketch of the main character Pnin, a Russian professor. I would like to own a t-shirt with him on it.

As I am perhaps the last person in the blogworld to do this meme, has anyone not been tagged? If so, feel free to step up to the meme. I will try and search for some prospective posters nonetheless. So far, I'm tagging I Buy Books., Poodlerat at But What These Unobservant Birds, Jess at This Delicious Solitude.


Matt said...

Although it's a bit different with men and women I know some of what you're talking about with crazy curly hair. I keep my hair nice and short because if it gets very long it quickly turns into an afro. Sometimes I think that could be cool though!

dew said...

Oh no. You're going to hate me! Your last post is a tagging meme, and now I just tagged you for another one. SORRY.

acquisitionist said...

Matt, There's this guy who capitalises on curly big time at my campus. He wears his hair in a wild fro with a pink afro comb sticking out. It looks great, but he also has striking Eurasian features and could get away with anything. Like you, I prefer to keep my hair shorter to control its craziness.

dew, I mixed up the content with a review but will do this one tomorrow. Now to think of who I can tag....

Poodlerat said...

Did it here.

I remember you mentioning Pnin to me before---must add him to my tbr list.