Day 16: What are your views on mainstream music?

As opposed to indie music? Or just pop music in general? If you read my earlier post on my music shuffle, you’ll already know that I have fairly eclectic tastes in music. I will happily listen to opera, reggae, punk, disco, country, instrumental, and hip hop music all in one day. Maybe it’s how I was raised. Both of my parents are musical–vocally and instrumentally–and we listened to a variety of music in our household. Continue reading

Day 14: What is your earliest memory?

The day I turned two, my sister convinced me that it was tradition to lick the icing off one’s second birthday cake. Inasmuch as a four year old can convey the idea of tradition, she effectively persuaded me that what she had done at her second birthday party was exactly what I should do at my second birthday party. Personally, I think she just wanted an excuse to “help” me scrape the icing off half of the sheet cake before our mom noticed what we were doing. Continue reading

Day 11: Put your ipod on shuffle. Write down the first 10 songs.

I do not have an ipod, so we’re going with my Google Music. Alternately, let’s pretend that these are the songs that would play in a movie of my life during the imminent zombie apocalypse. I’ll link to youtube if I can so that if you’re unfamiliar with the songs, you can get a feel for them. Continue reading

Day 9: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

Aha! A great question! This morning, I would probably say professional coffee or mattress tester because I’m a little tired from yesterday. What did I do yesterday? Oh, just a little something or other in downtown Seattle called the Seahawks Victory Parade. We left for the parade before 10am and got home at almost 7pm. Who knew that a ~2 hour parade would be an all day event? Also, it was so cold in Seattle yesterday (around 20F with wind blowing up off of Puget Sound)! My five year old nephew ended up being worn inside my husband’s coat to keep him warm enough. Little dude even got a nap in while we waited. No, I’m not jealous. Continue reading

Day 7: What were your favorite childhood toys?

I got swept up in 12th Man fever. Also, it’s easier to have a routine during the work week than on the weekend so when I said I thought the challenge was helping, well…apparently it only sort of helps and only Monday-Friday. Putting all that aside, let’s move on to day seven in the challenge! Continue reading

Day 6: What is your zodiac sign and does it fit your personality?

Whoever creates horoscopes would peg me as a Leo. I have read that Leos are vivacious and the center of attention. As a child, I definitely fit the personality of a Leo. After all, I am a last born child! However, as an adult, the last thing that I want to be is the center of attention. This is why theater no longer holds the personal appeal it once did. I still love theater, but I prefer to attend or be backstage than to participate front and center. Continue reading