June 20th, 2007

The lovely YogaGlamGirl tagged me for a fun meme, so here we go!

“INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.”

TeaTime Ramblings
I Still See A Spark In You
Creative Every Day

Next select five people to tag:

Sunflower Studio
When I Finally Decided To Get It
Diary of a Self Portrait
Sticking to the Point

Now for the hard part — the questions:

“What were you doing 10 years ago?”

Goodness gracious. Ten years ago, I was a month away from turning 21. I was attending art school, studying art history, living in an apartment with my then boyfriend in Boston and 2 cats. I was working as a museum guide at a local contemporary art museum and recovering from a serious bout of depression.

“What were you doing 1 year ago?”

One year ago, I was working as a nanny and studying muscular therapy and fitting art in in my spare time. Woohoo, what a difference a year makes, eh? :-)

Five snacks you enjoy:

Strawberries and blueberries
natural crunchy peanut butter on wheat toast
or same peanut butter on a banana
hot chocolate

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics (5 among many):

Both Hands (Ani Difranco)
Fresh Prince of Bell Air lyrics (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince) ha! funny, but true.
Anna Begins (Counting Crows)
Wood Song (Indigo Girls)
Sweater Song (Weezer)

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

-Buy a beautiful home for the fiansor and I, our kitties and our future family with a  gorgeous studio for me. :-)
-Get my parents the home of their dreams. And a condo for the future in-laws here in Massachusetts.
-Take all my family on vacations.
-Share loads of money with animal shelters.
-Take more art classes and creativity retreats.

Five bad habits:
Staying up too late. Ahem.
Letting anxiety build up.
Letting fear stop me in my tracks.
Thinking the worst.

Five things you like doing:

Making art!!
Snuggling kitties.
Laughing with the fiansor.
Taking long baths.

Five things you would never wear again:

Neon green anything.
Pants with stirrups
um, I can't think of anything else.

Five favorite toys:

My lovely macbook.
Bose noise-blocking headphones
palette knifesketchbook (it's a toy to me!)
cat toys (they amuse me and the cats simultaneously.) hehe.

Speaking of cat toys, I was brought a very unexpected gift this morning from my big orange cat, Tabbers. The fiansor was getting ready for work and he noticed a pair of birds on our second story porch. We keep the porch door a crack open so the cats can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine during the day since they're indoor cats. Well, one of the little birds decided to fly into our apartment. In the four years I've lived here and the 7 years the fiansor has lived here, a bird has never flown in. But today, one did and its birdy friend followed. They both quickly realized that they were no longer outside and did an about face...and maybe they saw the cats and panicked? I don't know. One bird flew out the way it came and the other smashed into the glass of our porch's door and fell dead to a waiting cat. Who batted him around a bit and then proudly brought him in his mouth back to our bedroom where he dropped it next to my side of the bed (thank god he didn't bring it into the bed!) I felt sort of bad for the bird, but it was dead and somehow it was unbearably cute seeing Tabbers trot in with this prize in his mouth. I felt like a proud mommy. Heh. Of course, we couldn't let him eat this bird in our apartment, so we distracted him with a greenie treat and got rid of the bird. Tabbers seemed a little upset at first that his prize was gone, but within a few minutes he was up on the bed purring away on my stomach, proud as a peacock. I've never seen Tabbers carry anything in his mouth before. Only Sadie carries her fake prey (in the form of stuffed animal cat toys) around the house and delivers them to us at all hours. So, it was so funny to see his instincts kick in and the fact that he brought the bird to me just cracks me up.

My other cats have caught mice before when we lived in older houses, but Tabs has never had the opportunity and none of the cats have had a chance at a bird, so it was quite an exciting morning at this cat residence. :-) Ok, really need to get to bed.

Oh, wait, one more thing. The first newsletter for my new art website is coming out tomorrow. You can sign up on the website, using the form in the lower left corner. Next month, I will have my first drawing from the members of my newsletter list for a free print!

10 Responses

Yum – I could share snacks with you all day!

Yay! I’ve been tagged! :) And I loved reading your answers. I laughed out loud when I got to the one about never wearing stirrup pants again. lol! oh, the 80’s! :) -

I would have gone a bit crazy if birds had come into my apartment! Ick!

Thanks for the tag. I just did this meme. You can see it here:


the new web site is looking very good – I wish you much success and lots of sales!

What a fun list! These things really help you get to know someone…and even more funny, remembering what you used to do…10 years ago? wow…there’s some memories!

I agree…I wore stirrup pants when I was pregnant. NOW I know that that was probably not a pretty sight…ha-ha…

p.s. Thanks for the idea of keeping those for a book someday? You never know…sure wish I would have made that sooner for my girls, but it might not be too late for some. I think my girls are pretty strong already. Again, thanks for visiting.

Oh yay! Love reading and getting to know you better Leah. Thanks for doing this! So neat that your fiansor is an Aries too. When’s your wedding? happy to hear things are moving along with your site. Kudos to you!

EEEE GADS, tag, I’m it! I will do this on Monday dear Leah once I get my head pulled away from work.

I loved the cat story and it reminded me of a similar situation with my own cat except it was a partially dead squirrel…not a pretty thing. But oh, how we love our animals, huh Leah???

I finished the big art piece and have thought of you numerous times. I’m quite happy with it and can’t wait to show the world. Stay tuned my friend.

Mmm… I LOVE peanut butter & bananas together. SO GOOD. And M&Ms, of course…

YOU KNOW THE SWEATER SONG!!!! OMW!!! We learned that in band my freshman year, for no aparent reason!! (Well, except that one of the way-cool seniors was teaching it to us… which at that time was reason enough! LOL

Yes, pants with stirups… back in the day… I had pairs of them too. Scary to think about, isn’t it? LOL I had neon pink shirts to go with them… also scary. And L.A. Gear shoes… remember those?

Awww… poor birdie!!! I’m glad your kitty got to have the feeling of pride though, without getting any blood on it’s wittle paws!!! :o )

Hurray! I love memes and I love that you tagged me! I will definitely play – going over there right now.

Amen to stirrup pants and my man loves his Bose noise-cancelling headphones, especially for classical music.

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