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This Thursday's Made For Meme-ing

I was tagged for a meme by TeacherMommy, and although I don't usually do memes, I figured I would give this one a go, because I'm flush out of ideas and need something to keep me from eating through another loaf of bread. I'm having a love affair with several loaves of whole wheat lately, and it's doing nothing to help me get down to my fighting weight.

What are your current obsessions?
My current obsession is making purses. I named the first purse Darren, because it only seemed right to name the thing that I had put so many hours and so much energy into creating. I am presently working away at Justine, a completely different and much more difficult design that is pressing up against the bounds of my patience. Justine is a harsh mistress.

Which item from your wardrobe do you wear the most often?
I just purchased a heavily discounted pair of dark grey DKNY jeans that fit better than any of the less-than-satisfying Gap jeans I have been putting up with for far too long, and I have worn these babies for four days straight. I will wear them again tomorrow. Hell, I almost slept in them last night.

What's for dinner?
We're having leftover pizza, wings, and salads from Panago. If you haven't had their veggie and goat cheese thin crust pizza with a mediterranean salad dressed in balsamic vinaigrette, you don't know love.

What is your greatest fear at the moment?
My greatest fear right now is that I might allow fear to hold me back from fulfilling my creative potential.

What are you listening to?
I am listening to Bon Iver's amazing album "For Emma, Forever Ago". It is on constant rotation these days, and I am sure that my neighbours are getting sick of my mumbling through lyrics that I have yet to learn.

If you were a god/goddess what would you be?
I would be a damn fine one that would freely distribute kittens to everyone and end world hunger. I'd rock harder than Santa Claus.

What are your favourite holiday spots?
The two best places I have ever been are Bermuda and San Isidro up in the mountains of Costa Rica. Upon returning from both of those trips, I spent a while mourning. I can only think that the people who came to settle here in Saskatchewan did so only out of abject desperation. There is no other explanation for coming to a place that has temperatures that range from an excrutiating -49°F to a stifling 104°F.

What are you reading right now?
I've been slowly picking through Chuck Klosterman's IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas. I am really enjoying it, but, in my usual style, I am taking forever to make it through the book. I attribute my slow pace to my gnat-sized attention span.

What are four words that describe you?
Mercurial, creative, funny, and growing.

What is your guilty pleasure?
That would be my addiction to "The Hills". Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are like a car crash I just can't look away from.

Who or what makes you laugh?
The Palinode is a gut-buster. He can't make it through a day without being absolutely ridiculous at some point.

What is your favourite spring thing to do?
My favourite spring thing to do is wait for summer. Spring here in Regina, Saskatchewan is windy, dusty, and grey. It's a nasty mess that only summer can cure.

Where are you planning to travel next?
The next place I am travelling to is Chicago for the BlogHer '09 conference. I'm already nervous. Other people are scary.

What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?
I had a chef's special roll at Michi. I've had dreams in which I move into one of their private rooms and sleep under the low table.

When was the last time you were tipsy?
I was tipsy last night. Just ask the guy who manned the Burger King drive-thru. He very honestly expressed his lack of concern over the fact that they get their orders wrong all the time.

What is you favourite ever film?
"Harold and Maude" has saved my brain from its occasional fits of nihilism for many years. There's nothing like semi-pedophilic, geriatric sex to set the mind aright.

What is the biggest life lesson you've learned from your kids?
Uhm, hellooooo. I had cervical cancer and a hysterectomy before I ended up accidentally replicating, so I've peopled my apartment with three cats instead, and what have I learned from that? Don't own cats.

What song can't you get out of your head?
I pretty much have most of Nirvana's album "Incesticide" running through my brain. It's a good thing. I had "Roll Out the Barrel" in there on and off for four years.

What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
I feel like I'm supposed to have read some Jane Austen at some point, but I haven't, and I won't, and I've kind of childishly dug in my heels about it. She sounds deeply boring to me, and I am not going to give myself ammunition to back up that assumption.

What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
I can move my second toes independently of my other toes. It passes the time.

The rules of this meme are as follows:
- Respond to and rework the meme.
- Answer the questions on your own blog.
- Replace one question and add one question.
- Tag 8 people.

I hereby charge the following people with the right to accept or deny my invitation to do this meme:
- Blackbird
- the Palinode
- Black Hockey Jesus
- Pocket Buddha
- GEM
- May-B
- Doobleh-Vay
- Jenandtonic

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