Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reader Question: Favorites

Today's question is brought to you by Deja (@PinkieBling), who seems so cute and fun on Twitter that I'm still bummed she was too sick to attend PJs @ TJ's. A recent tweet of Deja's that is SO VERY TRUE:

Deja wants to know about my favorite pastime, food, movie, and color...you'd think these would be simple to answer, but I am rambly, and a non-committer.

Would it be superlame if I were to say that my favorite pastime is blogging, and reading blogs? More so the reading, than the writing, as evidenced by the fact that I am delinquent on many, MANY posts (including, but not limited to quarterly updates for both kids, birth stories, a home tour, a 101 in 1001 update, a MIL update, more random crap bins, my breastfeeding journey, a crocheting post, and so on, ad nauseum - it's all coming eventually, I swear!). Twitter and pinterest fall under this general category as well. Ultimately, "stuff I can do on my phone" gets more time than "stuff that I have to do on my laptop". Sigh.

Other activities I enjoy include reading, drinking wine with my book club ladies, crocheting, watching lots of BAD reality tv, napping, taking bubble baths, playing with makeup and nail polish, taking the kiddos to the zoo, aquarium, museum, etc. Writing this list is making me realize that the stuff I enjoy the most does not equal the stuff I devote the most time to. I probably need to reprioritize my free time.

Favorite food is definitely some sort of Indian food. My coworker and I go to Indian lunch buffet at least twice a week, and it is amazing. I love all of it, but if I had to pick just one thing, probably mutter paneer. I have done two stints of vegetarianism (five years total - I will go back to it for good some day), and Indian food definitely got me through them. YUM.

I always find favorite movie to be nearly impossible to answer. My standby is always Princess Bride because it never gets old, but I'm sure there other movies I enjoy more. My Facebook profile (filled out a million years ago, but still indicative of my favorite type of movies) says Nightwatch, Winter Passing, Away We Go, Shopgirl, Garden State, Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Mean Girls.

I don't really know if I have a favorite color per se, but my wardrobe has been 95% black since about 1993. I also only buy black cars. I also like all shades of gray, mustardy yellow, plummy purple, teal, and raspberry.

How about you - what is your favorite 1) pastime; 2) food; 3) movie; and 4) color?


Jessica said...

My favorite pasttime is also reading blogs (and/or books)

I don't know what my favorite food is. I've always said pasta, but lately I've been really sick of pasta. It took almost 28 years, but I got there! I suppose now I'd say seafood (especially shrimp and scallops).

My favorite movie is Sabrina (the new one with Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford).

My favorite color is green. Or blue. Maybe blue-green. But not teal.

Pickles and Dimes said...

1) pastime; 2) food; 3) movie; and 4) color?

Pastime = reading. LOOOOOVE to read.

Food: Either chili or buffalo wings. Could eat them every day, I'm not even exaggerating.

Movie: Major League, The Princess Bride. I've recently added Moneyball to this list - loved that movie.

Books: Hmmm...too many to list, but Stephen King is my favorite author.

Lacey said...

Ditto on the blog thing.


Um, Toy Story? I dunno. Once I've seen them they are long forgotten. BUT, I wanted to mention that I haven't seen ANY of your favorite movies. Ack!


Shalini said...

I am completely with you on the blog thing. Totally.

Probably dim sum. A dim sum restaurant opened up two blocks from my house and it is TROUBLE for my waistline. But YUM. (I also love Indian food, but growing up with mutter paneer ever single week makes you not appreciate it, sadly. Gregg's favorite is definitely Indian food.) (And people.)

I used to be a total movie junkie, so I don't think I could pick just one, but I will always and forever love Clueless.

I love ALL the colors, but I wear the most purple and pink. I turned into a girly girl, apparently.

Saly said...

1) pastime: Reading blogs/reading books

2) food: This one is hard. Um...Brownies? Cheesecake?

3) movie: Wet Hot American Summer

4) color: PINK! All the pinks.

Anonymous said...

1) gardening
2) thai food
3) When Harry Met Sally
4) green!

M said...

I could eat bread for almost every meal. MMMM Carbs! My favorite hobby? Reading.. books, magazines, blogs, anything. I don't really have a favorite movie, but I quote Ace Ventura (original and When Nature Calls) almost daily. I also really love the movie Cold Mountain. And my favorite color? Hmmm..I wear tons of black (of course), but I like blues and greens. The only room in my house that is painted is the living room and it's a lovely green color.

d e v a n said...

1) pastime- reading, watching TV, hanging out with friends, crafty stuff
2) food- Thai food is my current fave, but I have a perpetual sweet tooth too
3) movie- I have NO idea. My top 2 fave TV shows are Downton abbey and Big Bang Theory
4) color- purple I think. I wear a lot of turquoise, purple, gray, orange, black

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

I can't choose favorites. I have MANY favorites. If you were to reword the questions slightly differently, and ask, "What, of your favorites do you do/eat/watch/wear most frequently?" well, I can do that:

1. Blog reading
2. Pizza
3. Harry Potter (I watch these any time I see them on TV and they are on TV a lot!)
4. Black and grey. So much so that my husband recently told me I need to buy something in a color.

PinkieBling said...

You are a sweetheart. Seriously, I think we would get along so well!

1 - My all-time favorite pastime is reading. This used to mean books, but lately it means blogs. I wish I could comment on more of them, but it takes up so much time. TV is a close second - lately Matt and I have been mainlining several series on either Netflix or DVDs. I know there are a ton of crappy shows on TV, but there are *so* many good ones, too! I am also a huge fan of sleeping, and I'm known for my weekend naps lasting 4 hours or longer. (No kids yet, obvs!) LOVE makeup and polish, even though I'm not really great at either one. Same goes for hairstyles.

2 - I love food, period. Pizza and Thai food are big favorites, but my "desert island" food would be grilled cheese sandwiches. Let us not speak of desserts, for I could never choose.

3 - I have a lot of beloved movies, but the top slot goes to Office Space. Much like Princess Bride, it is endlessly quotable, and never fails to crack me up. I love Garden State, Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine, and ESPECIALLY Mean Girls, as well. I haven't seen the first 4 you mentioned, though.

4 - PINK! PinkieBling is kind of an obnoxious handle, I know, but it was a nickname bestowed on me by a friend, and it FITS. If it's pink and/or sparkly, I'm IN! (I wear a lot of black and grey lately, though.)

Wiz said...

1) Reading (Either blogs or a good book.) and drinking wine of course.

2) Anything at a nice restaurant, whether it be steak, seafood or pasta. Just going out for a nice dinner with a nice bottle of wine. Its the experience I love. I have to note though, that while I am not picky and like most things, I am NOT a fan of Indian food! Just.Cant.Do.It. I will stick to the naan if I go...thats it :)

3) Dirty Dancing

4) Pink and Green

Shannon said...

I ran across your blog and thought I would tell you that your girls are absolutely precious and I loved this post! ( PS cute glasses.)