10 honest things

My friend Mar over at Tiny Things Go By tagged me. The rules? Simply post 10 honest (and maybe interesting) facts about yourself and then tag seven other bloggers. So, without further adieu…

1. I can’t stand reality TV. I think everyone knows this about me already, though. This December 2009 article in Vanity Fair pretty much sums it up for me.

2. I love birds and have become slightly obsessed with anything bird-related (especially cute little birds). I love this pillow from Pier 1, for example. I think I’m going to try to make myself a copycat version.

3. One of my favorite things about living in Boston was walking around the city at night when it was snowing. There was something so calm and beautiful about it that I’ve never experienced anywhere else. Maybe it was the time, I don’t know, but it certainly has a special place in my heart.

4. I hope that someday I’ll have time to work on my fiction writing again, but I worry that the years I’ve spent writing concise copy will make it difficult to “write down the bones.”

5. Sometimes I think about getting chickens. I really like the idea of fresh eggs, and I love the fact that chickens eat ticks. But I have enough living things to care for at the moment.

6. I keep “emergency chocolate” hidden in the house.

7. While I really love funky shoes and fun sock, most often you will find me barefoot at home.

8. You will never, ever, ever, ever find me wearing sweats in public (unless, I suppose I was actually at a gym taking a class or working out). I just can’t fathom the people who wear their pyjama bottoms out to the mall. I kind of want to knock some sense into them. I mean, is it really that hard to pull on a pair of jeans? Get it together already!

9. My senior year in college I managed to convince quite a few acquaintances that I was moving to Prague after graduation. At the time, I didn’t have anything planned. I told them I just planned to take six months or so to write. Coincidentally, a semester-long Czech language and culture class was offered! Of course I took it. (Now though, the only things I can remember how to say in Czech are: “Do you have any milk?” and “Do you have any beer?”) I still am surprised so many people believed me.

10. The summer after college graduation I didn’t go to Prague. Instead, I went to Dorset, VT and worked as publicity intern/house manager for a theatre festival. One of the acting apprentices unofficially voted me “most likely to skip town in the middle of the night.”

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