Jessica from A Yen for Craft tagged me last month with an 8 questions meme. I don't think there are any hard and fast rules with this meme. I'm always interested in other people's responses, so if you want to play along, please post the meme on your blog, and leave me a link here in the comments so I will be sure to read and learn more about you!
1) What is your favorite "me time" activity?
I enjoy my "me time" no matter what I'm doing! Obvz. sewing, participating in sewing meetups, reading, doodling, travelling, going to sing-along nights at a local theater with my mom friends about once a quarter...
2) Favorite made-by-you item?
I like to wear my dresses a whole, whole lot, and I've sewn many dresses the past few years. Here are a few:
The refashioned shirts also get a lot of wear -- very comfy.
3) What is your "crap I have no time but must make something to eat" go-to meal? [Jessica says: I need more of these in my repertoire and am shamelessly hoping for new ideas!]
An avocado. I can eat a whole avocado, in one sitting, by myself. Piggish, I know. But I don't do that often. Before I went vegan in April, it was a fried egg and avocado sandwich, on toasted bread, slathered with a layer of mayo. Now it's a hummus and avocado sandwich.
Avocado is a superfood, so if I'm going to pig out on something, it might as well be a superfood. Sometimes I'll throw on fresh veggies, a slice of soy cheese, and/ or a vegan boca burger patty, but hummus and avocado are tasty and filling all by themselves.
For Jessica, my simple and best hummus recipe: throw one 16-oz can of garbanzo beans, 2 cloves garlic, the juice of one lemon, salt, pepper, a handful of cashews, and some of the reserve bean liquid into a blender and whip it on up. Easy, tasty (very garlicky), and good for you.
4) One way you've changed that would seem most surprising to the other people attending your high school reunion?
I'm sooooo much more laid back. I think I was a pretty angry teenager much of the time, and very Type A. I was almost 30 when I finally chilled out.
5) When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A private investigator. So influenced by 80's TV.
6) The next craft you want to learn?
Do I have to pick another? ;) I can knit and crochet but rarely enjoy either. I wouldn't call it a craft, per se, but I'd love to get better on Adobe Illustrator for actual illustration. Also not necessarily considered a craft, but I may finally this summer get a new lens for my camera, which could open up whole new areas of photography for me.
7) Do you like having your photo taken? Why/not?
I don't mind so much anymore, as evidenced by my lackluster effort to gussy up for blog photos ("I think I have some tinted lip balm around here... somewhere... Guess I won't find it today."). As I get older, authenticity of emotion matters more to me than any technicality. I hate photos of me with fake smiles, period. I prefer a nonsmiling photo (even if it's blurry) rather than one with me sporting a fake smile.
8) Current favorite color combination?
Who needs a combo when you have black?