Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tag Sale

I just got tagged. It's been a while. These blog tags come through every once in a while and then they disappear. Arjie, from One of these mornings, hooked me up with 7 questions that she thought up all by her brilliant self {well, almost}. I am supposed to answer them and then tag 7 more bloggers and come up with 7 new questions for them. We'll see if I get that far. So, here goes.

If you could give your teenage self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Hmmm. I wish I could have told myself to work harder, not that I would have listened. School and art always came so easy to me that I didn't ever have to try too hard. Now I see that if I would have put more effort into things I could have achieved more by now.

What are you currently obsessed with?
My current obsession is trying to figure out why I feel like crap all the time. It has been my obsession for years, but lately I have actively done more to try to figure things out. As a matter of fact, I decided earlier today that I am going to try a gluten free diet for a week or two. I have considered doing a cleanse, but I'm not so sure I believe in them. I am determined to find an answer.

Is there any one event you look back on in your life and just cringe with shame?
Uh, yeah. Several. I have generally been a pretty well behaved girl, but I have made some stupid decisions in my time. I regret having made my parents worry so much about me. Regret dating some of the idiots I dated. But the one thing that I wish I could take back is a stupid marriage that lasted all of three months. Yeah, you didn't know that , did you? The one thing that I always thought I was too smart to do {marry the wrong guy}.... I did. Don't ever think you are invincible.

Would you call yourself a feminist?
No. Short answer.

What is the one thing that if you don't do in your life you will be really angry at yourself for not doing?
I have already tried learning to breakdance, so that one's marked off the list. If I never make a real business out of my art/design skills, I will hate myself forever. I know that it is possible and that the only thing stopping me is me. So if it never happens, I know that it is all my own fault.

Do you get on better with your mum or your dad?
Interesting question. I get along with both of my parents, but I am closer to my mom. Me and my dad are so much alike that we clash sometimes. Kinda funny.

Every music album in the world is to be destroyed and you can only keep one. Which do you keep and why?
Man, this is a tough one. I'm not sure I can even answer this one. For some reason, tonight, I am going to have to go with Metallica's Black album. I'm sure I would be beating my head against the wall later, wishing I would have kept something I could dance to. But it feels right tonight.

Here's the hard part. I'm not sure I can come up with 7 people. Arjie already tagged my peeps. But I can come up with 7 questions. Blogs I tag: Armas Design, LaLa Lovely, Little Lost Love, Mimi Love, Puzzle Pieces, Slumber Designs, and Varnish.

Your questions, should you choose to participate, are:

1. What scent always makes you happy?
2. What is your favorite mistake? {like the Sheryl Crow song}
3. If you could change one of your physical attributes, {magically, not surgically} what would it be?
4. Is there one food that you could eat every single day and never tire of?
5. You just came into some serious money. What is the first thing you buy?
6. When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?
7. You are being granted one talent or skill that you don't already possess. What do you choose?

Go do your homework. I'll see you next week.
xoxo ~Jo~ xoxo

*photo from This Is Glamorous.


ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I'm so with you on that first answer. I've always done pretty well in school but I think if I had just pushed myself and exerted more effort I could have done even better. Oh and I would have told myself to take it easy and to enjoy being a teenager. Looking back on yesterday I think I was always so eager to grow up, I don't think I got to really enjoy my younger years.

Anyway...I hope you have a great weekend. Xoxo

Sarah Klassen said...

I love opportunities like that to get to know my favorite bloggers better -- I loved learning more about you :)

Hope you are having a great weekend :)

Arjie said...


I want more details. How old were you? Did this happen in Vegas? How long had you known him?

I have other things to say about the goodness of a low gluten diet and I want to know why you don't call yourself a feminist, but I can't get past that marriage thing. So tell us more about that. Thnx. xoxo

Dawn said...

Oh Fun!
I am glad you tagged me....I will do this for tomorrow:)))

(And I don't call myself a feminist either:)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ha ha Metallica, love it! Good choice! Can I just tell you that I went on Atkins a few months ago and HAVE NEVER FELT BETTER. OMG, I had no idea. I sleep better, haven't taken an aspirin in 2 months (used to pop them all the time for just feeling general ickiness), more energy, etc. I am convinced that diet has a lot to do with how we feel, hope you find a solution, I will never overeat carbs again! XX!

Elise said...

I had this really long comment typed out last night but had to quickly switch off the computer before I could post it, as a thunderstorm has going on.

I can't quite remember what I wrote, except that I basically copied what Arjie wrote. (Confession: I had seen some of your comments on Julia's blog and What Possessed Me about this but bit my tongue. You'd mention it when you were ready to. I can't say that I'm not dying of curiosity though!).

Love your answers.