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Meme rules:
A. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

I changed #18

B. Tag eight people (SEE BELOW!). Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

001: What are your nick-names?
I've had a few over the years.. but for the last decade or so I guess I've just been Kris. I have been Pader, Cooler and Grinder. My grandma used to get away with calling me her "Little Krissy" HUSH! and well, I allow mom to use tifir.

002: How do you style your hair?
Probably don't.. I choose easy.

003:What's new in your life right now?
My lovely new bed!

004: How many colours are you wearing right now?
Two.. unless you consider shades of the same color. Grey socks, grey shorts, pale marine green t-shirt with darker sage green ringer.

005: Are you an introvert or an extrovert.
Dunno. Largely depends on the situation.

006: What was the last book you read?
Downtown Owl, Chuck Klosterman

007: Do you daydream a lot?
I'd say I'm a focused daydreamer. I have a hard time shutting down my mind alot of the time.

008: What's the weather like now?
Perfect. I have never lived in a place with better weather than Oakland.

009: Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
The way my brother's current situation makes me unhappy and worried.

010:Where was the most memorable meal you ever had?
A 2am, early fall, drunken feast of self caught Alaskan King Crab. Without a license we pulled 6 giant sea bugs from beneath a pier on the spit using balled up fishing line stuffed little bits of meat to attract our dinner. Soon to eat like kings, we boiled our catch in an enormous pot of water over a raging bonfire. We were young, broke and hungry. We dined sitting on the sandy beach of the Homer spit under a magical sky of northern lights. Never since have I had a meal so delicious or memorable. 1994 largely defined the way I live today. I have fantasized about living in Homer Alaska ever since.

011: How long does it actually take to get ready in the morning?
About a half hour in a pinch 45 min is a nicer pace.

012: What websites do you visit daily?
LJ, Gmail, Flickr, Facebook, Gizmodo, Mint

013: What classes are your taking right now?
Currently taking a two week course on my company's next gen software.

014: Do you like to clean?
Nope, so it costs me.

015: What the last song stuck in your head?
Art Teacher by Rufus Wainwright has been rattling around my noggin many mornings this past year for some reason. It's the story I think.. plus, I love the melody. The opening line.. "There I was.. in uniform. Staring at the art teacher" just sticks in my head.

016: What's the last movie you saw?
The Wrestler, a matinee just yesterday.

017: What hobby would you like to take up if money/time/ability were no obstacle?
moving pictures

018: What is one of your favorite lyrics in a song ever?
"She makes it feel like gravy.. hand fed with a spoon." by my talented little brother Brock.

019: What states or other places do you wish to visit in 2009?
NY, Massachusetts, Washington, North Dakota, Minnesota, Greece, Norway, Denmark, France, England

020: What are you most looking forward in the next month?
I tend to look a little farther forward than that, although I'm trying my best to enjoy the present more these days.

Not calling for participation from anyone in particular, just hope 8 of you do it too. :)

Date: 2009-01-13 08:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like the story about dinner in Homer. Have we talked about that? I didn't know it left such a deep impression on you.

I had dinner there, too. I went to Anchorage for my childhood/early adult friend had his second wedding, he and his new wife flew us down to Homer through a wicked rainstorm. Great restaurant. I have the faintest impression of the town.

Date: 2009-01-14 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not sure if we've ever talked about Homer or not. I have very deep fond memories of the place. I'd like to go back soon, but am torn at the same time, as I'd hate to have my version of Homer I keep so close tainted. Those were times of great discovery and revelation for me.

Date: 2009-01-13 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
While I've had some special times with Alaska (16 years there makes it hard not to have some good memories)...I've never had the adventures that come with working the fishing boats or canneries down in Homer and the like. I'm lacking in a connection to the place anymore - I've spent my adult life avoiding going back, so it's always fascinating when I meet someone who wants to be there badly.

Date: 2009-01-14 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had worked the season (Kenai and Dillingham), made some money.. did a 2 week hike in the wilds of Denali and then ended my adventure in Homer before heading home. I was in my early 20's and full of adventure. Great memories were made. Every now and again I recollect how I felt then and decide those days drove me to be who I am today.

Date: 2009-01-14 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What did you think of Chuck's latest? I have it on the shelf and might pick it up next (almost done with Capote's In Cold Blood).

Date: 2009-01-14 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was pretty much exactly where I grew up and is filled with exactly the same characters I remember. His book is an easy and fast read, but you can tell it is his first novel. Moments of the books are superb.. yet the story over all for me falls apart a bit at the end. I lukewarmly recommend it and look forward to future books he writes.

Apparently Downtown Owl has been optioned already.. which makes me happy for him and honestly a bit jealous.. but then again, he did the work so more power to him!

Date: 2009-01-14 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, that's right - I forgot that you know mr chuck, correct?

Well good, I need a light & quick read. I was going to go with Augusteen B's latest but it got such bad reviews from Entertainment Weekly that I'm going to let it sit on the shelf a while longer...

PS - How cute are you in that icon?

Hey Flirter

Date: 2009-01-14 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know Chuck from a past life.. I wouldn't say he's a friend. :) Let me know what you think of DTO.

Re: Hey Flirter

Date: 2009-01-14 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will do that...

And what are you reading now - if I might be so bold as to ask?

Re: Hey Flirter

Date: 2009-01-14 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Now that sounds interesting... you should email a list of your favorite books sometime... I like getting turned onto new reads.

Date: 2009-01-14 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you make it to MA, I'd love to get a chance to say hi!

Date: 2009-01-14 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll let you know! Always up for meeting new friends. It'll more than likely be sometime in July I'm guessing.


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