Monday, August 22, 2011

48 things

Haven't done one of these in awhile, so when I saw it posted on fellow Michigander pretty. little. world.'s blog, I thought I'd follow suit.  Feel free to steal and answer these on your own blog, and put a link in my comments if you do, please, so I can read your answers!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 9:00 am.

2. How do you like your steak? medium

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema: Captain America.  I did it for the Armitage:

photo via

4. What is your favourite TV show?  Of all time?  Probably The Wire or Deadwood.  But I also love Intelligence, Mystery, Masterpiece Theater, Game of Thrones.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?  I am still obsessed with Scotland.
Kilchurn Castle, in Loch Lomond.  Via Moyan Brenn's Flickr stream.

6. What did you have for breakfast? bacon, egg and cheese sandwich with potatoes

7. What is your favorite food?  bacon cheeseburgers, french fries, linguine carbonara, cobb salads, goat cheese, avocado, mushrooms

8. Foods you dislike? fish, I'm afraid.  I'll try anything, but fish and I just generally aren't friends.

9. Favorite place to eat? Slow's BBQ in Detroit

10. Favorite dressing? blue cheese

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? a Toyota Corolla or a Ford truck

12. What are your favorite clothes? vintage dresses, cashmere sweaters, boots, plaid

Take the High Road, British Vogue, September 2008.  Via

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Scotland, England, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Germany...

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? it's 3/4 full of a delicious cocktail

15. Where would you want to retire? I'll never retire.

16. Favorite time of day? dusk

17. Where were you born? St. Louis

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? basketball, though I rarely do anymore.

19. What is your favorite fragrance? pipe tobacco, pine trees, vetiver, coffee...and this: 

20. What is your favorite face cream? Weleda Almond

21. Favorite baby/kids products? I don't have kids, so I'll say any product that keeps them quiet when I'm around.

22. People watcher? Yes!

23. Are you a morning or night person? Night.

24. Do you have any pets? Lucy the dog.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? nope.  Oh wait, since I'm posting this on Monday, the exciting news is that Richard Armitage turns 40 today.  Happy birthday, Richard!

26. What did you want to be when you were little? a boy, an ice cream shop owner, an actress

27. What is your favorite memory?  Here's a couple: swimming in the Long Island Sound with friends one night over a decade ago; the time Andy drove to NYC to surprise me.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? dogs

29. Are you married? no, but I am very attached

30. Always wear your seat belt? yes.

31. Been in a car accident? yes, but when I was too little to really remember it.

32. Any pet peeves? text-speak, poor grammar, pajamas in public

33. Favorite pizza toppings? goat cheese, mushrooms

34. Favorite flower? Flowers are lovely, but I can't say I really have a favorite.  I love the scent of lavender.

35. Favorite ice cream? chocolate, coffee

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? White Castle, when I can get 'em.  Not a fast food fan anymore, though.

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Zero.

38. From whom did you get your last email? Jessica.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? I'd rather max it out on travel, food, and drink.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? This is kind of pathetic, but I lay down on my bed and read for an hour in the middle of the day twice last week.

41. Like your job? I do.  In fact, I love it!

42. Broccoli? Yes.

43. What was your favorite vacation? My trip to Prague.  Or my two southern road trips.

A canal in Prague.  Photo by JannK, from her Flickrstream.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Andy

45. What are you listening to right now? Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service

46. What is your favorite color? gray

47. How many tattoos do you have? Zero

48. coffee drinker? bigtime



  1. Oh yay!! I'm glad you did it too!! I have to say, if we're talking favorite TV show of all time, Deadwood is easily my favorite. I've watched each season like three times, and they just get better. Also, since the dialogue is so tough, I always pick up on stuff that I didn't before!

    I'm also super excited that you said your favorite trip was to Prague - we're headed there in September, and this makes me look forward to it even a little more!

  2. I loved Deadwood, Timothy Olyphant mmmmm. Wish they would've tied up the loose ends before cancelling it.

    Also I never leave New York without White Castle, though in my older age my stomach would rather I didn't.

  3. I've just started to watch Game of Thrones and am addicted! My past two night have involved "just one more episode than I'll go to bed"... needless to say I'm a little tired as a result! ;)

    It's funny... I think dusk is the prettiest time of day but I'm such a morning person.

    Love your answers to all of these.

  4. Lucy, the dog is very cute. I am a lover of lists, so maybe I'll do this as well. There are so many great vintage collectors in Michigan! (Where my husband's from too)

  5. Love it! I'm totally posting my own later in the week. I'll leave you the link when it goes up!

    I had no idea Richard Armitage was in Captain America. Had I known, I might have been more tempted to go see it.

  6. Here's my 48 answers:

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  7. Calling the grammar police: "here are my 48 answers." Sorry!

  8. love your answers!! will be posting one later this week on my blog! and like i say, you're soo cool karen!


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