Saturday, 30 January 2010

Day 10

Day 10: A Photo Of You Taken Over 10 Years Ago

This photograph was taken before a dance recital. I was never really big on recitals (largely because I could NEVER memorise that damn routine), but I LOVED the costumes. If I recall correctly, this particular recital required us to wear an open safety pin on a string around our necks, and, at one point in the dance, pop a balloon with it!

The question here is, who thought it was a good idea to let 5 year olds wear open pins around their necks?!

No one got hurt, though, and I got a fabulous fluffy dress out of the deal.

Day 9

Day 9: A Photo You Took

I took this picture in the south of France after a particularly lovely frost. My dad and I were driving to Paris (I believe this is the Bordeaux region... though it is quite possible I'm wrong), and I made him pull over to the side of the road so I could get a picture of this tree. It just sparkled, and I wish my little point-and-shoot camera could have captured that.

Still, it remains one of my favourite pictures that I have taken!

Day 8

Day 8: A Photo That Makes you Angry/Sad

How about "nostalgic"? Can I do that instead? I'm going with YES, because (guess what!) I don't take pictures of things that make me angry and sad.

This is a photo of some of my friends from Taiwan; the group of us used to hang out all the time, go on grand adventures, travel for school activities, and have more sleepovers than any reasonable group could possibly have. We frequented the Shih Lin Night Market, went shopping in Tien Mu, and went to see a variety of movies, and... well, I assure you we were busy folks! I almost never see them now, as they are in London, Taipei, and Vancouver, but we are still in touch and I miss them greatly.

Day 7

Day 7: A Photo That Makes You Happy

I put a lot of thought into WHICH picture that makes me happy I should post. After a lot of rumination, I decided that this was a good example of a picture that makes me truly happy.

It's a poodle.

In a diva hat.

What's not to love?

(This is the kids' poodle... we dressed her up in a series of ridiculous costumes. She was remarkably complacent.)

Day 6

Day 6: Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

You know what tickles my fancy? Giving you all some actual information about what I've been doing these days.

I'm a big fan of this whole "senior year" thing, even if it is a bit stressful trying to figure out What To Do With My Life. I'm taking classes that I am most fond of with professors I adore and respect. I help run our student theatre group. I hang out with friends, and go on occasional grand adventures (sometimes to places like Target, other times to places like San Diego). Really, it's quite lovely.

And when I'm not doing all of that? Well then, my friends, I am figuring what I should do Next Year. I will have a year between when I graduate and when I begin my teacher certification programme, so I need to figure out something to DO with my time, something that will make me happy and allow me to support myself. Those are the priorities right now. Everything else? Well, that can wait.

So. I eagerly look forward to seeing what Next Year will bring!

Friday, 29 January 2010

Day 5

Day 5: Your Favourite Quote

If you know me at all, you know that I love the Things People Say. Therefore, there is no way on earth that I have one, and only one, favourite quotation. I have favourites from the kids (which I posted here), I have favourite inspirational quotations, favourite funny quotations, favourite literary quotations, favourite things that professors, family, and friends have said. I shall give an example of each. (Except the kid quotations, because that already has its own post.)


"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -Howard Thurman

(Got that one from Yaya's blog-- thanks, Yaya!)


Most things said by Groucho Marx, Dave Barry, and Eddie Izzard.


"Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'

'I dare say you haven't had much practice,' said the queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'
~ Lewis Carroll

"There are daggers in men's smiles." ~Donalbain in Shakespeare's Macbeth


"Buck up, buck up! It's like a lesbian gym mistress!"
~my Shakespeare prof in London


Dad asks a question, and Eco answers correctly.
“That’s exactly right, Rick!”

(And no, my brother's name is not Rick. Not even close. To this day, it is one of our greatest family mysteries... why did Dad call Eco Rick?)


"I'm always sober...when I'm not drunk." ~Jill

“I know about as much Danish as Sarah Palin has foreign policy experience… meaning I can see Denmark from my house.”
~Nancy (she was studying abroad at the time)

Day 4

Day 4: Favourite book

I have many favourite books for different occasions. My favourite one I read in school was Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness. It was quite good fun to analyse.

I have always loved Shakespeare. A lot. Fun to read, fun to analyse, fun to perform.

And, just for funsies, I like to read books by Jodi Picoult, and the novel Chocolat.

One of my favourite things to do is read, so if you have any recommendations, let me know!

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Day 3

Day 3: Favourite TV programme

My first Very Favourite TV Programme is Bones, a crime show about a forensic anthropologist who studies, well, bones in order to solve mysteries. She may or may not be somewhere on the autism spectrum, and she is a truly fun character. She and her partner, Booth, go off and solve important, bizarre crimes, and have a lot of sexual tension for good measure.

I'm a big fan of crime shows, and in my opinion, Bones is the best one!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Day 2

Day 2: Favourite Movie

My favourite movie of all time is Chocolat, but I am also rather fond of such movies as Finding Neverland, Enchanted, and The Emperor's New Groove.

Emperor's New Groove in particular makes me laugh because it has llamas. Llamas are the funniest of animals.

25 Days of Random: Day 1

In an effort to get back into this Blogging thing (I got distracted by senior year), I'm going to begin doing something that my friend has been- 25 Days of Random. I'm going to share a random Something with you, each and every day.

DAY 1: Favourite Song

I have many favourite songs-- too many, perhaps.

I have always loved Where Have All the Flowers Gone

I love Lilly Allen-- all of her songs, really, but especially "Him," "Fuck You," "The Fear," and "Friday Night."

I am also rather fond of Ingrid Michaelson, most notably "Maybe"

My guilty pleasure is typing in "Black Eyed Peas" into Pandora and seeing what comes up.

And that is my favourite music of today.