Now that I think about it, I don't think that's the proper use of that verb. It means to share in the sense of dividing something up, equally distributing. I suppose I could make the case that sharing information falls in that category, but I'd be wrong. But that's what you get for speaking rather rotten french and insisting on "sprinkling" it throughout your daily life. Incorrect verbs get you a whole mess of trouble. Usually with boys.
Onto the sharing. I'm not usually a meme/survey sort of girl, but I was intrigued by this one here. I can be voraciously private, but I just liked this one and thought it would be fun, so I'm throwing caution to the wind:
2. I am unabashed and undeniable gossip. It's terrible and not something I'm proud of or anything, but I love to know secrets and always make certain I do. It's never malicious and I don't spread rumors, the trademark of a practiced gossip who keeps friends. But anything going on anywhere...I'll know about it. You won't ever know that I do, but I'm sort of freakishly one step ahead of the game. My intuition is amazing. Every date, breakup, argument, flirtation. People love to tell me things. Sit me down with a cup of coffee or a good drink and I'll spill. Or you will. And so you don't think I'm a terrible person, most of the secrets I tell are my own.
1. Most of my friends are guys. Always have been. I'm just more comfortable around them.
2. I'm a little insensitive sometimes. This is something very few people know and are generally surprised to find out. Specifically around relationships, I can detach myself and simply cease to be present.
3. I can eat ANYTHING. I mean, I'm super picky about stuff, but if I eat a hot dog or something, I order it with absolutely everything piled on top (chili cheese fries on the side) and polish it off before most dudes have even started. I've both mortified and impressed many men with my appetite.
3. yell at my insurance company because, actually, that doctor WAS in network.
4. meet my friend Amy at Washington Park (which, by the looks of the weather, may not happen)
5. write and send off two thank you letters and one hello note.
Snacks I enjoy:
Nancy's Hudson Valley Camembert because it's the only pasteurized version that tastes remotely earthy and must be spread on my favorite pugliese or cranberry walnut loaf. Apples, local and crisp. Homemade strawberry jam, to be eaten on anything that will serve as a vessel. Root beer Popsicles, generally three at a time. Caramel corn. And I have a serious weakness for a really good chocolate croissant. I would most likely accept that as a bribe for anything.
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
On the selfish end of things, I would hire someone to clean my house every day. I am a highly organized, detail-oriented person who (as fate would have it) cannot keep her house clean for more than five minutes. I do not understand it and neither does anyone else. I would quit my job and go back to school. I would get a degree in everything I was interested in. I would donate money to what I believed in. I would volunteer because I could. I would travel to every corner of the world with someone I loved.
Five places I have lived before:
(One of these is most definitely not a world-class city. Suburb I grew up in, I'm talking to you...)
I specifically wanted a potted herb garden so that I could attempt to have them year round. A good experiment for 52 weeks. This time next year and we'll see how they're doing. Well, I'll probably throw in a few updates between now and then.
Also started this week: snow and snap peas, sunflowers, mesclun greens, tomatoes, and lavender.
I am one of those people for whom gardening is not an art. I know very little about how to do anything properly, but I love it! I just plant stuff, read about how to care for it and hope I don't kill it. It's fun to see what works and what doesn't. Our garden in Chicago was a huge success. For three years, nearly everything we planted thrived and I think we can do the same here. Now I just have to keep hoping I don't kill everything with water or sunshine. That's how gardening works, right?
Finished one off the list, the second to be exact.
pattern: paper crane jacket from pattern magic vol. 2
material: grey cotton, papery, super lightweight
time: 1.5 days
overall:Incredibly simple pattern to draft. Period. You sorta have to wrap your mind around it first, but once it clicks, you're set. I actually sewed two of them, the first being insanely small (which I suspected would happen). We're calling that the "prototype" so I feel better about using the last of my first choice fabric. Sounds more intentional, right? One 15% increase later and it was spot-on. I was incredibly happy with the look of this fabric, although it doesn't feel as practical as I would like. If I love a piece of clothing, I want to wear it constantly. This feels more delicate and special. It goes with my favorite shoes and Japanese denim. Go figure. I'm definitely making a third, more durable jacket to completely ruin with everyday wear. Who wants to worry about spilling coffee on their nice jacket every day? It's a lovely pattern and very easy to keep making, so I will. In black, probably a lycra blend. Possibly scotchguarded.
ps: in case any of you noticed, yes I've already failed at #3 on my list. I want to be a better blogger, I want to be a better blogger....and repeat.