Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blog Tagged

Mr. Peacock was blog "tagged" by The Vintager, so now I'm it:

1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention; add a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other un-tagged people.

What is your current obsession?
The striped Elisabet and Berit fabric collections at IKEA, lemon/ginger donuts, and Elderflower liqueur.

What do you see outside your window?

If you could have any super power what would it be?
To heal all illnesses.

What is your favorite color?
I like the whole wheel!

Who was the last person you hugged?
My boyfriend Jason.

Which animal would you be?
A pegasus.

What’s for dinner?
I made Indian food, but I bought the Naan bread.

What’s the last thing you bought?

What are you listening to right now?

The Horrors—Primary Colours

What are your current favorite films?

Don and Chris—A love story,

Let the Right One In.

What’s on your beside table?
A dusty alarm clock.

If you could have a house totally paid for, and fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In San Francisco, where I live right now—a home similar to the style of Shangri La, with an interior courtyard, multiple gardens, a few goats and chickens...and completely furnished with new and vintage Italian furniture and housewares (mixed with my current stuff).

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
The keys and deed to the totally paid home (see above).

What is your favorite children's book?
A Cricket in Times Square and The Twenty-One Balloons.

What is your favorite tea flavor?
Black Lychee. It’s a strong black tea—it's very aromatic and of course smells like lychees. I also like very strong brewed Earl Grey tea—iced, with a bit of cream and sugar.

What is your favorite article of clothing?
My vintage faux suspenders shirt—it's appliqué and embroidery on chambray, and my C.P. Company tweed jacket.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Any five star hotel—order room service, draw a bath, and pop in my Horrors cd.

What did you want to become as a child?
An artist, travel agent, or radio dj.

What posters/pictures do you have on your bedroom wall?
We have a very small bedroom without any artwork or photos hung on the walls. I have a fear of things falling on top of us, while we’re asleep, during an earthquake.

What is your plan for tomorrow?
Well, my “metaphorical” plan for tomorrow is to “spring clean” the apartment.

What was your first job?
Working for my dad, during the summers and weekends, at his golf pro shop. I think I started when I was about 10 or 11 years old. I would take tee-time reservations, light bookkeeping, get my dad coffee in the restaurant kitchen in the club, and pick-up golf balls on the driving range.

Say something to the person/s who tagged you:
Hi J.B.—oh my gosh, I could have just put "ditto" after many of your answers (Kate Bush, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and on and on...)! I'd love to spend a Saturday afternoon together hanging out and vintage shopping. The Bob Mackey photo is amazing! By the way, your place and garden look lovely!

Post a favorite childhood photo:
My mom and me...and I just learned how to wink.

Mr. Peacock Tagged:
The Adventures of Tartan Scott
The Bedlam of Beefy
Lenore Never More
Mean Dirty Pirate
Night is Half Gone
Nomads and Housewives
Planet Fabulon

"Tag" someone in your life; ask them some questions, and find out something you didn't know about them!


Barima said...

Just a quick note to mention that I've rather enjoyed trawling through your archives. And it seems that you have always, and continue to, lead an interesting life


MJ said...

*makes plans to see “Don & Chris” and to sample Elderflower liqueur…perhaps simultaneously!*

I was enchanted by your linked mom and dad stories.

As much as I am tempted by your offer to accept your tag, I don’t do memes. I have an agreement with another blogger that every time either one of us posts a meme, we must punch ourselves in the head. So far, I haven’t given in.

Can't wait to see everyone else's though!

jason said...

I love that picture of you and your mom!
Thanks for the tag, by the way! ;)
(I've just learned to wink too)

joe*to*hell said...

I would like to hug your boyfriend jason - is that possible? yum

J.B. Taylor said...

All I can say is . . . MAHHHVELOUS! It was a blast to read, and next time i'm in S.F., or you're in NY, we absolutely must meet for some vintage shopping, followed by cocktails someplace super-swank. Vintage Love!!! ~ J.B.T.

thombeau said...

Oh, sweet Peacock, I just never do the meme thing...for the simple reason that I could never do it as well as you. What wonderful answers! Thanks for the infotainment!

Scott Fazzini said...

How nice to get to know Mr. P. a little bit more!

DanaDoesDesign said...

Very nice list! Have to say though, saw The Horrors open for The Kills a few weeks ago, and they were either so drunk or high or pissed off about being in Kansas that they played a terrible show. SO terrible, that I didn't recognize a single song — and prior to seeing them, I was a big fan!
I've never had that happen before, and it was a real disappointment. It was nothing like that live performance AT ALL.


Thank you darrrrrling!
All I know I want the same Shangrila with 1000 thread count beddings by Pratesi! PS: I must learn how to wink like you ;)

MJ said...

Just a note to thank you for posting the Chris & Don trailer.

I watched the entire film this evening and found it a tender, poignant tribute to their love.

Still drying the tears!

I would have overlooked this film if you hadn't taken the time to post it.

Mr. Peacock said...

A big peacock wink to everyone!

; )

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