Geckogrrl tagged me for the 8 Random Things meme; and a little while ago Hobbyzu tagged me for 7 Random Things. (Wikipedia article on memes here. Fascinating phenomenon.) I’ll do 8 and cover both bases, but my list of potential tag-ees has been tapped out. I’ll see what I can put together next week.
1. I do a kickass Pasta Puttanesca (recipe forthcoming).
2. My favorite TV show is the new Battlestar Galactica on SciFi. I want to do Helo (who should be called Adonis) and want to be Starbuck. (My husband just walked by and said, “I guess I’m not supposed to read this.” Oops.)
3. Since no one in my working class family traveled (aside from the initial migration across the Pacific), I never thought of myself as someone who could travel. Then in 2001 I did a two week, whirlwind tour through Australia and a one month sojourn in Mexico (Oaxaca and the Yucatan). The first instance was traveling to visit a boyfriend, and the second instance was to recover from being with him. Definitely had more fun in Mexico, if you know what I mean. 😉
4. I love dancing. Swing, salsa, samba, Argentine tango (none of these ballroom, though I’ve done that too.) Even dabbled in flamenco, bellydance, and West African. Nowadays I stumble through a weekly hip hop class at the Y.
5. Dog person, I am. Grew up with golden retrievers and hardly ever pass up a chance to pet a dog on the street. So sad that I’ve never found an apartment that would let me keep one. The Bay Area sucks that way.
6. However… a long time ago I had a sort of communion with a stray cat. An Egyptian — small, sleek and gray. It followed me to my room; when I sat on the floor it climbed up onto my chest and touched (his? her?) nose to mine. I tried to adopt it despite my intense allergy to cats, but the stars were aligned against it. A long story, but that was the cat love of my life and there has never been another.
7. I had a growth spurt in the 6th grade that landed me at 5’6″ and growing. Spent years slouching until I discovered the advantages of being a tall chick in my late teens.
8. I read fantasy novels and magical realist literature as escape
There seems to be a pleasure/affection theme running through most of this. It must be hormones or the fact that I had a nice long walk home through a balmy night. 🙂
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