Wednesday, March 7, 2012


On the cold front, I have bronchitis and a terrible ear infection. The doctor asked me if I've been around anyone sick, and I told her I was a student teacher. "Well there you go," she said. Who gets an ear infection at 31? Me. And bronchitis. Hopefully, I'm on the mend. If I were to do an outfit post right now, it would involve some Dr. Pepper pajama pants. They're really pretty amazing pajama pants. 

In happier news, I was tagged by both and to share some facts about myself. Thanks for the shout out my new blog friends! (Visit their blogs. Their blogs are cool. Like the big kids in the back of the bus in elementary school. Remember how cool those kids were?)

Me at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Photo taken by Robert. 

Here we go...

1. Who is your most bizarre celebrity crush?
Steve Martin is super dreamy. He is cerebral and funny. I am all about Steve Martin. Did you know he dated Cindy Sherman, the photographer? He's an author too! And he collects fab, weird art. His memoir is funny and sad. You really can't beat funny and sad. Sure, he's a bit old for me, but you didn't ask for my most obvious celebrity crush. 

2. What is/Would be your karaoke song?
Madonna. 80s. Any of it. 

3. If you could invent your own course and teach it, what would it be?
Fairy Tales, Folklore and Myths, a Study in Awesomeness
Audrey Hepburn Wins at Life

4. Zombie Apocalypse weapon of choice?
We have a plan. It involves a friend's family farm. The problem is getting to the farm. Weapon of choice: My Volkswagon Golf. So good luck to us. 

5. What period in history would you most like to visit?
I just read "The Paris Wife" and recently watched "Midnight in Paris" so... it has to be Paris in the '20s. 

6. What's the most unusual food you've eaten?
Alligator or kangaroo. I apologize to my vegetarian readers. 

7. Have you met any celebrities?
James Franco. He went to my grad school the semester after I graduated (and apparently all other grad schools ever, that guy believes in education!). He made friends with some of my friends. Everyone thought he was super hot. This was due, most likely, to his super hotness (or the fact he was/is a rich, famous movie star). 

8. How long have you been thrifting/op shopping/jumble sale-ing?
Forever. Since childhood. Thank you mom for taking me to garage sales when I was a tiny, little thing.

9. Which childhood cartoon/tv program scared you the most?
"Jem and the Holograms" was my favorite. Not super scary, but those Misfits could be trouble!

10. What are 3 of your favourite books?
"The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver. The Weetzie Bat Books also known as "Dangerous Angels" by Francesca Lia Block. "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. 

11. What is your favourite film?
Breakfast at Tiffany's. Despite Mickey Rooney. Because of "Moon River" and Audrey Hepburn.


Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Oh, I love these posts. I'm so happy to learn some new things about you.

I love that photo - it's just fabulous.

And The Poisonwood Bible is one of my all-time favorite books too. I've read it several times. And while I do love Breakfast at Tiffany's Mickey Rooney's character makes me alternately cringe and curse. Ah, but Audrey makes it all worth it.

Feel better soon. And don't feel too bad about the ear infection at 31. I got pink eye at 34.

Outside Looking In said...

Ohmy! Get well soon!! I love the picture--that is awesome! And nice to get to know you! Nice post!

Thrifted Shift said...

These kinds of posts are so fun because you get see what you have in common with others! We have 1,3,10, and 11 to talk about!

Lucy Nation said...

I love these answers! Interesting choice of celebrity crush - I can understand your reasons. I read Violet & Claire by Francesca Lia Block when I was a teenager and loved it. I also love faeries and folklore! Good to get to know more about you x

Kultur und Stil said...

that's so cool, I love to read some facts about bloggers!
I'm also a big fan of Paris at the beginning of the 20th century, this epoque must have been asome! but perhaps I'd rather choose the fin de si├Ęcle and boheme time if I could, who knows?
and I also think that fairy tales are not as present in school as they should, I love to read them! but sometimes they are so cruel...

xxx Anita

Mica said...

Oh no! Hope you feel better soon! :(

Miss Simmonds Says said...

eeek I'm one of the big kids. Thanks so much for answering my weird questions! I totally get the Steve Martin thing! I once sang Get Into The Groove badly at karaoke! xx

Erin said...

Love the photo, Sarah!

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better Sarah! I always get these respitory-related illnesses and I'm 32, so don't worry it happens to a lot more than you think.

Caitie said...

loved reading some fun facts about u!


pastcaring said...

That's a wonderful photo.
Interesting answers, good to know more about you.
Hope you feel better soon. xxx

Connie said...

So fun to get to know you a little better :) And I would absolutely love to take your class on Fairy Tales. Sign me up!
So...get sick, get well, hang around the inkwell and get better soon!

sacramento said...

Brilliant pic, wowwwwwwwwww
And nice to know more about you.

Lydia said...

Ugh, "Just Kids" changed my life. I was like, why am I not living in a loft making art with my gay boyfriend? Then I was like, oh right. Because I have a job and a straight boyfriend.

Your answers were hilarious, and lead me to believe we could be best buds.

Anonymous said...

I am SO WITH YOU on "Breakfast at Tiff's"...despite Rooney, because of really is my fav of all go-to movie (that and Age of Innocence)!!! Must disagree on Steve Martin secret and random celebrity crush is Glen Hansard.

<3 Cambria