June 29, 2006

Thursday Thirteen: A Thing of Random Genius

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Thirteen Things about Ms Cin

1. When I was in junior high, I used to win math contests. By the time I graduated I was convinced of my utter inability to understand mathematics. Oddly, I walked away with an 'A' in Physics and a 'C' in Algebra. Now really, what does that tell you?

2. I can't stand the feel of cardboard drink trays. Seriously. Get that thing away from me!

3. My favourite summer-time treats include a) artichokes freshly cooked and eaten with a dip of olive oil, lemon juice and a touch of salt; b) sun-warmed tomatoes tossed with green beans, boconcini, olive oil, lime and fresh cilantro; c) strawberry margaritas; d) lemon sorbet; e) a lazy afternoon nap.

4. I'm a very tactile person - that's just the way I explore things. Jokes about fondling wood have been made at my expense. While at a woodworker's studio, you naughty thing you!

5. I have a weakness for creme brulee, vanilla-scented potions & candles, freshly-washed skin and so-bad-they're-good movies.

6. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

7. I get really distracted (or is that focused?) and forget to do things like put on makeup and have lunch.

8. Some day I'd like to take a year-long sabbatical and spend time at a silent retreat.

9. I used to play the flute, but stopped practicing at home when Her Highness moved in - she hates it so much she throws herself at the instrument and tries to tug it out of my hands. If I try to do it behind a closed door, she just howls. Some cats have no taste...

10. I am easily amused, and just as easily annoyed. Luckily, the amusement lingers while the annoyance fades away.

11. My mother tongue is Spanish, and I think it is much more lyrical and poetic than English. In many cases, it's also bawdier, which suits me fine.

12. I've often wished I owned a decent dictionary. Not a paperback - I want a doorstop, a tome, something with thin onionskin paper and well thumbed edges.

13. I spend too much time dreaming.

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Carmen said...

cats are so not musically inclined. :) Mine runs from the room when I'm sing, and I'm not a bad singer. :)

Momma Bee said...

Oh, #3 has got me dreaming now! :)

I am so the same way in terms of distraction/focus. It drives my husband crazy sometimes!

Thanks for stopping by my T-13!

Yo Tambien Te Mando Besos said...

Hi Cin! (¿O debo decir hola?)

Mi lengua materna es también el español y opino lo mismo que tu.

Saludos hoy desde el sitio de Michele.

mar said...

Wow, un rincón de habla española! Gracias por visitar mi Jueves 13! A sabbatical year sounds wonderful, but a silent retreat?? Dreaming is a healthy activity! Happy TT!

Maribeth said...

I played the flute too. But rotten ex-hubby kept my flute when we parted. So it's been 20 years since I have played. If my daughter didn't read my blog I would do a list of the 13 things my ex-husband stole from me when we divorced.

Claire said...

What a great Thirteen!! I'm with you on Number 10!!

Cin said...

Hello and Hola!

Mar & YTTMB - It's great to see some Spanish bloggers out there! Saludos!!

This post actually got me going on two different trains of though - 1/ How can I work around HH's lack of musical appreciation? (Which sounds sort of like the how to build a better mousetrap question) and 2/ What other foods do I associate with summer?

Mmm.. food for thought... and posting!

Anonymous said...

update your blog.

(lunchtruck sent me :P --- i joke.)