Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Getting to Know Me

I don't really do the quizzes and such when tagged on Facebook, but my friend Brandi sent me something fun the other day so I thought I'd respond here.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 4:55am.

2. How do you like your steak? Medium.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Blind Side (yes, I cried)

4. What is your favorite TV show? Big Brother!

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I’m happy in Berkeley, but I’d love to be closer to the snow.

6. What did you have for breakfast? Granola bar and peppermint tea.

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Mexican.

8. What foods do you dislike? Peas and water chestnuts.

9. Favorite Place to Eat? On the couch, but sadly it's because we don't have a dining room (or kitchen for that matter) table! Wait, does this mean favorite restaurant? There are so many, but right now I love Five in Berkeley and Memphis Minnies BBQ in San Francisco.

10. Favorite dressing? Ranch.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix baby!

12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and a Tee.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? 1/2 empty, but I'm working on it.

15. Where would you want to retire? Grass Valley.

16. Favorite time of day? Early mornings.

17. Where were you born? Grass Valley, CA.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? NFL Football!

19. Who do you think will not tag you back? N/A

20. Person you expect to tag you back first? N/A

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? N/A

22. Bird watcher? Surprisingly, yes. Long story though.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning.

24. Do you have any pets? 2 dogs and 1 cat...and a hawk named Ray.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Nada.

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher.

27. What is your best childhood memory? Hanging out with my grandpa.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Hmmm…even though my dogs rule my life, I still consider myself a cat person.

29. Are you married? Still waiting for the ring.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes.

31. Been in a car accident? Nope.

32. Any pet peeves? Where do I start? Bad drivers and people who cut their nails in public are the worst.Oh, and people who say “irregardless”!

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Pretty much any pizza is good pizza in my book.

34. Favorite Flower? Hydrangeas.

35. Favorite ice cream? Mint Chocolate Chip.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? I’m off the fast food, but it would definitely be Taco Bell.

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? None.

38. From whom did you get your last email? It was probably SPAM.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Probably Pet Co. I lead a sad, sad life.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Spontaneity isn’t really my thing.

41. Like your job? Love it!

42. Broccoli? Love it!

43. What was your favorite vacation? Netherlands/Belgium/England/Wales, I would love to do it again.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? The BF.

45. What are you listening to right now? A quiet office…oops I suppose I should get back to work.

46. What is your favorite color? Orange and Pink.

47. How many tattoos do you have? 2.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? My sister "C" if she reads this!

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 8:47am.

50. Coffee Drinker? Nope.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cindy McCain NOH8 PHOTO: McCain Joins Project Protesting Prop 8

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(Courtesy of the Huffington Post)

On Wednesday, the NOH8 campaign protesting California's Proposition 8 announced a new high-profile Republican supporter: John McCain's wife, Cindy McCain. NOH8 is a photo project in which subjects are photographed wearing white, against a white background, with their mouths taped shut and "NOH8" painted on their faces.

McCain's daughter Meghan McCain -- a vocal proponent of marriage equality -- posed for NOH8 last summer. (Her Daily Beast piece explaining why she posed can be found here.)

The NOH8 website posted the following note, along with McCain's photo, expressing the campaign's surprise and appreciation that she decided to join the cause.

Redefining Republican:

In the year since we've started the NOH8 Campaign, we've been surprised at some of the different individuals who have approached us showing their support. Few, though, have surprised us more than Cindy McCain--the wife of Senator John McCain and mother to vocal marriage equality advocate Meghan McCain. The McCains are one of the most well-known Republican families in recent history, and for Mrs. McCain to have reached out to us to offer her support truly means a lot. Although we had worked with Meghan McCain before and we were aware of her own position, we'd never really thought the cause might be something her mother could get behind.

Aligning yourself with the platform of gay marriage as a Republican still tends to be very stigmatic, but Cindy McCain wanted to participate in the campaign to show people that party doesn't matter - marriage equality isn't a Republican issue any more than it is a Democratic issue. It's about human rights, and everybody being treated equally in the eyes of the law that runs and protects this country.

Both McCains' NOH8 photos are below. (h/t advocate.com)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Flea Makes The RHCP a Bit Cooler in My Book

It's all because of this...

(From www.perezhilton.com)

Flea Makes Rocking Out Affordable

Filed under: Music Minute


In an effort to get more instruments into the hands of kids, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has launched a line of affordable bass guitars.

The inspiration for the line came from his students at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he teaches classes for kids who can't afford a decent instrument. Flea explains:

"I found that a lot of the kids I was teaching were coming in with inexpensive basses, which were pieces of shit. The necks were warped and were falling apart. They were like toys. I wanted to make something that kids could afford but were quality, play well and last a long time…I had been adding my name to established bass models for many years, but I thought, 'Fuck it, I'll make my own bass! I'll make it bitching and it'll be cool!' I just want the kids to rock!"

And so they shall, thanks to you!

Very cool!

[Image via WENN.]

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