Thursday, March 29, 2012

11 Things You May Not Know About Me

A while ago, my friend Carrie of Rosalind Revival tagged me with eleven interesting questions. I thought today was a good day to answer them because it is also the day to post my self-portrait for Urban Muser's "In the Picture" challenge. The theme for March's self portrait is black and white.  I took the picture above on my back deck.  Now, on to Carrie's questions and my answers:
1. What is the last concert you went to?  New Year's Eve, 2012.  We saw a funk legend called Maceo Parker. It was so much fun!
2. How many rooms/bathrooms are there in your house and who do you share your home with? We have three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, plus a living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry room. I share them with my husband Paul, daughter Clara, son Henry, cat JJ and dog Gypsy.
3. If you could listen to only three CDs for the rest of your life, which three would you pick?

Grateful Dead, American Beauty
Avett Brothers, I and Love and You
Who, Quadraphenia
(Yeah, I know these are seriously dating me)
4. What is your all-time favorite movie?
Philadelphia Story - love Jimmy Stewart, love Cary Grant, love Katherine Hepburn
5. If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
I'd have to say my dad.  I miss having dinner with him - enjoying good food and drink and listening to his stories.
6. What is your favorite number? Any particular reason why? 31.  It's followed me around adult life.  Our first apartment address was 316 Torino, followed by 3316 Brittain Avenue, and now we are at 331 Avenue Granada. Freaky, huh?
7. What is your all-time favorite song? This is a really hard one - it might be "Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen.
8. Did you participate in any extra-curricular activities in high school?

I was heavily involved in speech and debate.  Qualified for the national tournament twice and the state tournament three times. Traveled all over the state and country. It was a great experience. Totally nerdy, but you know what? Shimelle also did speech and debate!
9. What are your favorite pizza toppings?  Cashews. Yes, seriously! But they're hard to get.  If I can't get them, then either sausage and mushrooms or Hawaiian.
10. What is your favorite retail store to shop in?  Nordstrom's.  I'm perfectly happy to pay people to be really nice to me when I shop.
11. Where is the coolest place you've ever visited?

The Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Or possibly the northwest corner of Wales. Or maybe Edinburgh Scotland. No. It was Isla Santo Espiritu - an island off of La Paz, Mexico.  We kayaked and one night we went out and splashed around in the bioluminescence. Magical.  And definitely cool.
I'm probably supposed to "tag" someone else with these questions. But I try to avoid doing that sort of thing. But I'd love to hear you answers to any or all of these questions -go ahead, pick one and answer it in the comments!
p.s. if you're looking for my PPF post, check this link. I posted early this week b/c of meme overload.


Amy said...

One night, when we were on our big trip around Australia, we were in this remote area where we saw the bioluminescence of around 100 dolphins as they swam by. To this day it is one of the most wonderful sights I have ever seen.

scrappyjacky said...

It's awhile since I've been to a concert....for my 50th birthday went with DD1 to see Bon Jovi in Hyde Park,London. The weather was perfect...the band played for 3 and a half hours.....90,000 people singing along.....a real party atmosphere.
That number of people all leaving the park at the same time wanting to get on a tube train at the same station at 11pm is not fun though!!!!

Becky said...

My last and actually first ever concert was July last year, Take That, and it was brilliant! I agree with Jacky though that leaving Wembley at 11pm and trying to get on the tube is not so much fun!!

Alison said...

My last concert was in 2008...'Return to Forever'( again age-revealing, but an old fave of DH's).....and you have just solved my storytelling problem for Sunday..thanks Rinda!!
Alison xx

Sian said...

Cashews on a pizza? I quite like the sound of that! The coolest place I've ever been might be the Medina in Tunisia. We were bantering in French with the stall holders

That's a beautiful photo of you

Beverly said...

Great photo, Rinda :) That kayaking experience sounds amazing! I can't name a coolest because we have done a lot of traveling with the boys focused on nature, national parks, etc and almost every place we've been I have found something that awed me.

debs14 said...

Barbados would be my place. While we were there there was one evening when the beach was full of baby turtles hatching. Magical.

Carrie Rosalind said...

So glad you participated and love the self-portrait! :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Quadraphenia! I have the LP around here somewhere, along with a couple from Ted Nugent.

nancy y said...

love the self portrait! Neat idea to do it in b&w.

all time favorite song -
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer

Gloria said...

Hi Rinda. Love that photo of you. You've done really great on your exercise, etc. You look awesome. Wow, I have never tried cashews on pizza, very interesting. You are quite an interesting gal.:)) Have a great weekend.

Ayala Art said...

Your photo is so cool!
And I would love to have dinner with my grandmother. It would be such a wonderful blessed fun thing to me ♥

Lizzie said...

Cool music, Rinda!
It's lovely to read some interesting things about you. And I love the photo - you have such a great face - nice, smiley, friendly, happy and pleasant!
Cashews eh? Yumm..

Ali Manning said...

I loved reading the answers to these questions. I think you learn a lot about people when you hear some of the random details of their lives. My favorite movie: Like Water For Chocolate based on the Mexican book with same title. It's all about love and food :)

urban muser said...

nice shot and interesting post. thanks for linking up at {in the picture} this month!

Karen said...

I LOVE this self-portrait! If I could have dinner with any one, it would be my mom. She died when I was 20 years old, and I have so many questions I'd like to ask her.

Anonymous said...

Your Nordstrom comment TOTALLY made me crack up .. reminded me of the shopping scene in "Pretty Woman" about the "sucking up!" Sean likes the BMW because of the "sucking up" that happens at the service center!