Thursday, July 5, 2007

40 Things About Me You Might Not Know

And probably don't care about, but, whatever, that's what you get for reading the blog of someone who suffers from bouts of self-obsession and is trying to come up with ways to avoid her work.

1. What color is your underwear right now? Uh-oh...I didn't realize this was going to be an NC-17 questionnaire...but the answer is turquoise
2. What are you listening to right now? The cars going by on Melrose Avenue
3. What are the last 2 digits in your phone number? 8-8
4. What was the last thing you ate? A peanut butter and chocolate rice cake
5. If you were a crayon what color would you be? Most definitely red
6. How is the weather right now? A little gloomy (it's only 7:54am)
7. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? My friend Amy
8. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Eyes
9. Favorite type of Food? Fattening
10. Do you drink? Not anymore
11. Do you smoke? Not anymore
12. Ever get so drunk you don't remember? Let's, yeah...see #10 for further info
13.What color are your eyes? Blue
15. Do you wear contacts? Nope
16. Single? Yes. (This is supposed to fun - not depressing)
17. Favorite Month? I don't know...September?
18. Ever cried for no reason? Welcome to the wonderful world of PMS.
19. Last Movie you watched? You Kill Me
20. Favorite day of the week? I'm self-employed so they all kind of blend together
21. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
I'm too shy to strike up a conversation with the barrista at my local Starbucks whom I've seen every day for a year, so I'm thinking the answer to this is YES.
22. Hugs or Kisses? Both
23. Chocolate or Vanilla? Neither - Mint Chocolate Chip or Chunky Monkey
24. Do you want your friends to respond? I'm not sending it to them.
25. Who is most likely to respond? See above
26. Who is least likely to respond? See above (BTW, these last 3 questions aren't about ME - they're about my friends - and the survey promised it would be about ME ME ME!!!)
27. What books are you reading? The Frog King by Adam Davies &
The End of the Story by Lydia Davis
28. PIERCINGS? WHY IS THIS ONE IN CAPS? Nope - 2 tattoos tho
29. Fav. Movie? Lost In Translation
30. Fav. baseball team? Um, no
31. Any pets? 2 cats
32. AIM? God, no. Then I'd never get any work done.
33. Butter, Plain or salted popcorn? Kettlecorn
34. Dogs or cats? The cats would probably appreciate it if I said "cats"
35. Fav. flower? Lillies
36. Have you ever fired a gun? Nope
37. Do you like to travel by plane as opposed to car? Car
38. Right handed or left handed? Right
39. How many pillows do you sleep with? One
40. Are you missing someone? OK, again, I didn't know this was going to be depressing...but the answer is, unfortunately, yes...

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Whatever you do, don't move...

....but if you must, at least wait until you have enough money to go stay at The Ritz while movers pack up all your stuff so you don't have to do it yourself.
I'm moving in two months and because I still have a bit of the overachiever left over in me from my executive days, I decided I needed to get everything packed up like yesterday. The problem is, the older I get, the more ADD I seem to become, so I never actually finish cleaning out a closet or packing an entire box so instead I'm left living in total chaos which I'm sure my shrink would say is due to a deep-seated desire of wanting to re-create my family environment from when I was young or something like that, but, really, I think it's because I just get bored really easily and can think of, oh, I don't know, 10 million other things I'd rather do than pack?
Anyway, the above pictures are of what used to be my living room and office but are now just...a mess. I had a garage sale on Saturday and after it was over, I just brought it all back upstairs and dumped it on the ground because, really, what's the point of putting stuff away that I'm just going to get rid of in a month or so, right? Somehow I think that Evelin, my cleaning lady, won't agree with that logic, but I still have a week to get the house back in working order before she comes again.

Enough about the moving and my love of chaos and penchant for disorganization. In more exciting news, I'll be receiving galleys of Cindy Ella any day which is beyond exciting. Not only that but on Sunday I get an email from a friend who told me he had just ordered my book on Amazon which, I have to say, was a very strange sentence to read. So, yes, it's on Amazon which is beyond beyond exciting. Except for the fact that when the listing comes up the picture isn't of my book but of something called Let The Good Times Roll With Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe by someone named A.E. Cannon. That part wasn't as exciting. I'm thinking it's because Mercury is retrograde which, as I type that, I realize is a very L.A. thing to say. I wonder if you're allowed to talk like that in NYC or if they throw you off the island for that kind of stuff? I guess I'll find out soon enough.

So, yeah, go to and type in "Cindy Ella" and see what comes up. It says the book is 304 pages which makes it sound like it's War and Peace, but I promise it's a really quick read. You can even PRE-ORDER it if you want (hint, hint)'ll make a fab Valentine's gift.

And now I'm going to go tackle one of the few closets that hasn't been tackled so I can then leave it in a state of disarray and lie in bed feeling ashamed about it.