Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tag & a Red Dress

The lovely Melanie tagged me to do this quiz. It was fun because I like to talk about myself.

1. What books are on your favorite shelf?
All the Shopaholics books, Harry Potter books, Jane Austen books

2. What DVD's are on your favorite shelf?
Brideshead Revisited, Mean Girls, The Devil Wears Prada, Amelie, The Office television series, The Simpsons television series

3. What are your two favorite cookbooks?
French Women Don't Get Fat and its sequel

4. Select 1-3 recipes you would cook for guests.
I make a pretty good hobo chili, fluffy pink cupcakes, and hummus

5. What will we be drinking that's available.
Red wine, rum, pineapple juice, vodka, gin, champagne, bottled water or chocolate milk. (That's all I have at home).

And 10 Secrets just because:

1. When I first started my job at the newspaper three years ago, I was 93 pounds.

2. I am afraid of butterflies.

3. The first boy I ever fell in love with turned out to be gay. Very gay.

4. I see having children as an obligation rather than something I want to do.

5. I have a soft spot for pink fluffy cupcakes.

6. The only two serious boyfriends I have ever had have been to jail on drug-related incidents. One for stealing drug money; the other for dealing. Ironically, I have never done drugs.

7. My current boyfriend used to be a Hindu monk at a monastery outside San Diego. Which is funny since he is actually Native American (the other Indian).

8. I hate when strangers ask me about India, just based on my skin color and last name. Chances are, they know more than I do. My dad came to the USA 40 years ago and never went back or looked back. It's like, your last name happens to be German. Should I ask you a million questions about Germany?

9. When I was 19 I had such bad acne, I never looked people in the eye or took up offers for dates. I hated myself. But it gradually went away after a year and now I rarely get blemishes and my skin is very clear. I'm not sure what happened.

10. I don't know how to apply makeup properly. I only wear lipstick because it's the only thing I can't screw up. :(

Okay, well that ended up being True Confessions rather than light-hearted secrets. Haha.

I am tagging you all! I am looking forward to seeing your answers!

I'm going to leave you with a goofy picture of me. My friend Nadine sent me this photo from our thrift store shopping extravaganza last weekend. I tried on this crazy red dress for kicks. I didn't buy it. I didn't think it was my style!
Red Dress

43 comments:

ash said...

very 80s power woman!

loved reading your secrets, very interesting!

xo ash

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Damsels said...

oh wow bad luck with guys :(
i feel for you

beckyxoxo said...

aww i love reading this post :)

Couture Cookie said...

Oh, how fun! This was a great read!

Ela said...

I'm coming for dinner. Yes I am :)
93 lbs - whoa...that was like university days for me...if that. LOL at the gay. Very gay. As opposed to a little gay...honey, with that I think there's only gay or not but I know what you mean - so sorry.

LOL, at least they can tell you're Indian, I get all kinds so I'm constantly being asked about my "homeland" in Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Malaysia...goodness me - hardly anyone ever guess right.

When we meet up we're gonna do a make-up day - I'm not a pro but I've given a few friends some easy tips - now sometimes they do it better than I can.

Have a great day, hon.

p.s. I love when you talk about you too :)

Sophie said...

This was such a lovely post to read, Loved all your answers to the questions and the secrets.Love the way you have written gay. very gay. Can just imagine the way that would be said! Sorry to hear that tho. Chilli and cupcakes sounds good!I too love cupcakes, especially pink fluffy ones. xo
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yiqin; said...

Great dress! I love the shopaholic series too :D

kpeach said...

adore your honesty! xx

dapper kid said...

Yay for Brideshead Revisited :) Your boyfriend used to be a monk? That actually sounds really cool! Ooh and loving the red dress. Hope you're having a wonderful day :)

daisychain said...

Love reading your secrets and answers.

Kerrie della Rovere said...

Two serious boyfriends and drugs...best friend...? lol. I love the dress! You look like a character from an eighties disney movie! Love love.

Megan Wolf said...

ok our taste in books and movies is totally the same! awesome. very interesting post, thanks for sharing all of that! feel like I know now all your inner secrets lol. And that dress is crazy funky! I like the red, you didn't go for it though? Sometimes its just not your style, totally get that.

xoxo

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Chelsea Talks Smack said...

i THINK EVERYONE should have some Jane Austen on their shelves

anhesty said...

the post was really fun to read!

OceanDreams said...

What an adorable picture and oh no that you are afraid of butterflies! I have a weakness for cupcakes too, it was good to learn so much about you! :)

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

The post was really; the red dress not that funny.. lol ;)

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Dina's Days said...

So honest! I love it! I need to check out French Women Don't Get Fat cookbook!

Leah said...

We read the same books. I can't help but laugh on how you described your first BF... very gay!

I was totally entertained with your answers.

lancelonie said...

I've played quite a number of tags in Flickr. I enjoyed it...

Nice to know you, Jennifer! :)

Dream Sequins said...

hahaha. I love that photo of you! That was a very fun tag... Let me know about that French Women Don't Get Fat book... I am very intrigued!

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! I luv your answers and YOU look solely RED FABULOUS !!!:)

Melanie's Randomness said...

Yeah!! Glad you liked the quiz!! Oooo you'd cook hummus!!! I really wish you weren't so far away!

No joke the first guy I loved I met in kindergarten and i loved him til I was about 13 and now i found him on facebook and he's gay. I don't think I'll ever get over it, I'm still in a state of schock!!

I have a weakness too for cupcakes!! Pink icing rules!

Hope u have a nice end of the week hun!!

Barry said...

Busted for stealing drug money?? How does THAT work?

It's pretty bad when a drug dealer can't make an honest living without worrying about all his hard-earned crack money getting stolen.

I mean sheesh, where is the decency in this world? :)

Loved your answers, Jen!

Valeriesoh said...

ahahahahah!! I think that dress is crazy! and love how your socks went with it!!!

Coco + Audrey said...

Butterflies freak the crap out of me as well!

I look forward to doing this quiz!

xxoo
Coco

Tink in My Closet said...

Red is so your colour works so well with your gorgeous tan!!! You always look so cheerful:)

Stéphanie said...

So nice post !

thingsIlove said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing your secrets.

Beth Dunn said...

The last name question was very funny!! Although I never know what nationality anyone is based on their last name. I also cannot put on anything but lipstick!! xoxo

SC

AudreyAllure said...

haha i'll be doing this "tag" and haha that red dress would make a great halloween costume as something though lol

Couture Carrie said...

Love your red dress and pink fluffy cupcakes too!

xoxox,
CC

Jen Ben said...

OMG, you should wear that dress every day! And we should totally have sister pink cupcakes the next time we see each other!!!

Oh, and I don't know if I told you, but I am completely addicted to "The Office" now myself. My roommate really likes it and I just started watching the first 2 seasons and loved it! Now, on to Season 3! Oh, and the wedding tonight!!

Call me when you have a chance so we can discuss ANTM and the wedding episode! Love you and miss you so so much!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have a thing for fluffy pink cupcakes, as well. Though I'm happier gazing upon their cuteness as opposed to actually eating them! :)

Tights Lover said...

Cupcakes sound good.

Red wine sounds better!

Iva said...

great tag!!! these are some fabulous answers! I love learning new things! woooh 93 pounds!??! TINY TINY!! Have a great day Jennifer!!

The Blushing Hostess said...

I am a complete French Woman... devotee as well. best non-diet ever.

Niki B. said...

FINALLY someone else who is afraid of butterflies!!!!! Everyone makes fun of me, but I HATE butterflies and moths.
xo
Niki

http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

Maria Confer said...

Love learning more about you!!! I freaking love Brideshead, both the old and new movies.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Barry said...

The first guy you ever loved turned out to be gay? Hey, look on the bright side. Maybe he realized you were too good for him, and he knew he'd never find another girl like you. So he thought, "What the hell, might as well not even bother." See Jen, there's a logical explanation for everything.

That's me, solving the world's problems one at a time since 1965.

Girl With The Bow Tie said...

I love the shopoholic series. They're on my bookshelf too! And I'm sorry about your lack of luck with guys! :( *Sadness*

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Dani said...

haha i loved this! you're so great.

p.s. one of my boyfriends came out of the closet about a year after we dated. i was so shocked! ... no one else was.

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Liya said...

wooooooooooooooooo HARRY POTTERRRRRRRRR

loves that you caught the smiths reference in my post title

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