Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm Versatile, How About You?

Fab mommy and fellow Angelino Lulu over at Lulu in LA bestowed this very special award on me with the honor of sharing 7 random facts about myself for all the world to read. After, I pass the award on to 7 other inspiring bloggers. Hers were pretty nutty, (she had braces for 10 years!) so hopefully I can keep up.

1) I am probably the clumsiest person you will ever meet. In my life I have had multiple trips to the ER for burns and stitches (including 2 separate sets on my pretty mug), but I have yet to break any bones. Go me!

2) Despite this innate clumsiness I fancy myself a dancer and a yogi (yogina?). I love and have done both off and on my whole life. There's just nothing like groovin to the hot jams! If I really want to get in the mood, I put on Whitney Houston's "I wanna dance with somebody" and It. Is. On. You know one reason I have the world's best husband? Because he listens to, sings along with, and (if I'm really lucky) dances with me to poppy dance music like Shakira and Lady Gaga.

3) Speaking of my husband... He asked me out in 10th grade and I flat turned him down. What? He was a total trouble-maker! We were friends from that point on and 12 years later he asked me to marry him. That time I said most definitely YES. Our wedding was the best week of my life topped by the best day of my life. He's my everything. :)

4) If I HAD to narrow my favorite books list down to one (and it is a BIG list, I love reading and am considering going back to school to become a librarian), I would say my favorite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It kind of blows my mind.

5) I have been to every continent on this great Earth except Antarctica or Australia. When I was a little kid it was my dream to be a traveling photojournalist for National Geographic. That, or a ballerina. Traveling is one of the things in life that really makes me feel alive. My passports is, thusly, one of my most prized possessions. We are planning a trip to Central America for next year and I AM SO PUMPED!

6) I used to teach high school art in downtown Los Angeles. Moral of the story: I'm tough yet sensitive. Don't mess with me.

7) I can speak 14 languages... PSYCH! But wouldn't that be amazing?

the real 7) My first real career aspirations were to become a costume designer. I interned/worked on tv shows (Hello! Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen junior high school era sitcom), in LA theater costume shops, at university theater shops and also at museum's costume departments. You know what I learned from all of this? Most costume design work is plain and simple sweatshop labor until you hit it big. I really love theater and miss having design work as such a big part of my life, but who knows, maybe one day I will hit it big without the slave labor portion of that particular career ladder ;)

Hope you enjoyed a mini-glimpse into my world. It was fun sharing. NOW... on to the nominations! If you have already been nominated or just dont feel like writing one, well good for you! But please consider my nomination a hearty slap on the back.

1) My pal Katie of Bees and Bows
2) Lovely Lenore from Lather.Write.Repeat.
3) Punctuation Mark
4) Mariah at Size Too Small
5) The Zhush
6) Elizabeth of DapperPaper
7) Shannon of What's Up Whimsy

Happy Weekend!!!


Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

How cool getting to know you a little bit better!! Thanks so much for the back slap...much appreciated!


DapperPaper said...

You're like Michelle Pfieffer in Dangerous Minds (# 6) ha.

And, um. I TOTALLY watched any and everyone of the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen sitcoms...was it the one where they lived in Malibu?! haha.

Thanks for bestowing this on me, I"m going to try to get on it in the next few days! thanks for the push :)


size too small said...

thanks for the fun award :)

Shells said...

Wow! I think you're all cool just taking the time to write blogs. It's like a part-time job and you do it so well.

MrsFord said...

Thanks so much Shells! And Elizabeth, you so got me, it WAS the one where they lived in "Malibu" ...hilarious :)

Lulu said...

Oh fabulous fun facts out you!

Believe it or not, I totally wanted to be a traveling photographer National Geographic too!! Wanted to go to Brooks Photo Institue in SB, never followed that dream. Would have been amazing!

MrsFord said...

hey, it's never too late! i'd say start right now, but that place is EXPENSIVE-O!

Anna Walker said...

Hey I just found your blog and I like it a lot! Congrats on your award, and I am jealous that you have traveled that much! :)

The Zhush said...

Great getting to know you better....thanks for the shout out, and congrats to you!xx

Punctuation Mark said...

thank you very much for the mention... you are sooo sweet!!! if i make it back to LA this year we definitely have to have a blogger meeting!!! hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!!