About Me

I am an individual stuck in a rut who loves to re-name her 21 cats in the cabin she lives in at the edge of that god-awful forest on the other side of China that no one can reach.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I should be studying, but I got tagged. I'm it.

I had no school today. Yeah, the -3 temperatures might have had something to do with it.

But, that means all my finals are pushed back a day. Now, I have to think about all 5 of my subjects, not 3! I'm upset, but I needed an extra day to study.

Anyways, I was tagged by the lovely Nat to do some surveys. She had a ton, so I might as well procrastinate and do them all.

5 things about myself:

1. I am not just a fashion freak. I love art too! I'm not really talented at art, but I can shade with pencil better than most, so I guess that's alright. But, I hope to major in art history (and journalism/liberal arts) someday because of this interest.
2. I participate in a lot of school stuff. I'm in nearly every theater-related club, I'm features editor on the school newspaper, I'm possible student director/asst. director of all school productions, and I help out a ton with my school's exchange program with Thailand. Yes, I have a LOT on my shoulders.
3. I read a ton of books about 60s era things and people. I recently requested The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test from the library, and my friend, who works at my local lib., called me while shelving books to ask me if I checked out 20+ books on hippies. The funny part was that I didn't.
4. My favorite pair of shoes are my boots. They're gorgeous, but I hate to wear them through the snow because ironically, I'm afraid they'll be ruined.
5. My favorite perfume is Coco Mademoiselle.

4th Picture in my File Folder

It's actually I screenshot I took from Facebook (I don't have Facebook anymore), and to protect my friends' identity, I won't post it. But, the next one's of Alexa Chung. (I realize that none are of me, but I have quite the mix of photos.)

Six Things That Make Me Happy

1. My mum, my sister, my baba (essentially my grandma, but I'm Russian) and my friends. It's pretty much self-explanatory that I love them dearly.
2. My music. To name off the top five: Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets, Strokes, Beatles, Velvet Underground. But lately, I've gotten into a lot of Lissy Trullie and Late of the Pier.
3. Jim Sturgess. He's too gorgeous. I go on fan sites to see if they're any new photos of him. He's actually quite fashionable too, so I love to see what he's wearing.
4. CHOCOLATE. You can say I'm a chocoholic.
5. The History Boys. It's easily my favorite movie of all time, and I love to watch it. And plus, Sam Barnett is adorable.
6. And obviously, fashion. Or style. Street style. I guess that's 3 items within one; whoops!

Ten Honest Things About Myself

1. I think about college/the future way too much. I am hoping either NYU or some art school with art history. Considering the way I hate school now, I literally want to skip a year and graduate next year.
2. I hate Miu Miu. DESPISE! I cannot stand Prada either. Something about Miuccia Prada makes me cringe.
3. One of my pet peeves about bloggers is that their fashion is not really them. It's just a rebellion against the world around them. Every post is along the lines of, "Oh, I just dress like this because I hate the kids at school, and they make fun of what I wear. I just smile whenever they do and keep wearing it." It just makes me think, why do you have a fashion blog if all you care about is being different? And if you haven't noticed this, it's probably because you're one of them.
4. My favorite accessory is my class ring. It doesn't look similar to a class ring at all (we had several choices of what we wanted), and I wear it every time I go out. It's really pretty, and I love it.
5. I have a huge fear of nails, especially when you rip up carpet and the nails are standing straight up. Weird, but I cringe whenever I think about it.
6. I have a guilty pleasure of Queer Eye. I watch it whenever it's on.
7. I am such a picky eater. It's rediculous. I remember at the beginning of the year when my friend asked what food I liked, I could listed them all, and it was a very short list.
8. I drink way too much water and orange juice.
9. I used to be a severe tomboy who never cared about fashion. That was a while ago.
10. My skin is my baby. I would never do anything to hurt it at all. I wear SPF all the time and have vowed not to smoke in order to retain my skin's healthiness.
Now, I tag Brit, Lydia, Qin, Malena, and anyone who feels like doing this. Please tell me if you did though! I would love to hear your responses!

photo credit (and if you need help translating the captions, my Spanish isn't half bad haha)

PS: 1/20/09- I won't be able to comment back until maybe Thursday. So, don't feel like you've been neglected. And wow, the Inauguration was amazing. GO OBAMA!


Ana said...

A lot of Prada's stuff is really hideous yet for some reason everyone bows down to Miuccia. That said some of her stuff is amazing.

Malena said...

Thanks for the tag! What you said about fashion blogs is SO TRUE!

lydia said...

thanks for tagging me.

i call my grandmother baba, too! except i'm not russian...my brother called her baba when he was like 0 and in bulgaria, and then i started calling her baba, haha.

and i absolutely love last shadow puppets!! and jim sturgess. ahhh he's so wonderful.

yiqin; said...

Ah yes, I think Jim is so damn hot too!

brooke said...

hey! Lydia in turn tagged me, so thankyou for tagging her!!
I read all of this, it was really awesome. When I was at school, I was part of all the committee's too. In my last year, my mum rang one of my teachers and asked her to ban me from doing "talent night" that year, haha. Im thinking myabe i shouldve gone into event management, lol.

Its funny how you mention both orange juice and chocolate, im allergic to both of those, haha.

yeah, and i hate people who dress differently for spite or just for the sake of it. Nothing is wrong with something slightly mainstream...

I'm really interested, too - what is a class ring??

thanks again, love your blog :)


Anonymous said...

love this

Anonymous said...

oooo getting tagged is so exciting.

lol i love that you hate miu miu and called some of these bloggers out on their fashion sense.

anyway i'll do my tag in my next post! thanks gin.

Michael Oats said...

hey! I'm glad you like the pictures ;)

ALLURE (Pictures of my last exhibition)
Photographed by Michael Oats


yiqin; said...

Btw, wil do this tag soon!! :)

THE BAT said...

oh thank you so much! i am so going to download that like right now. i'm currently in love with in transit by albert hammond jr. which you've probably already heard of because it's on knight cat's blog but i've always loved hard to live in the city by them since it was on gossip girl last year. have you heard of space for rent the rapture's hushhush remix by who made who it's really good.

TheMinx said...

I loveee The History Boys! It's such an underappreciated movie.

And I think about college like 24/7. Are you a junior too?

Anonymous said...

i liked this post, you seem really interesting!