Friday, June 3, 2011

Rainy Day

The lovely and HILARIOUS Taylor from It's My Cardi tagged me earlier this week to answer a couple of questions, and since I've been thinking about the answer to one of these questions since practically kindergarten, I had to give it a go...
If you did another blog, what would it be about?
This already is my 'other' blog, actually. I started my family blog a year and a half ago, after my daughter was born, both as an enormous mass email to friends and family (someplace they could come and check for baby updates when it suited them, without me having to worry that I was filling everyone's in-box with unwanted, inane stories), as well as an online baby book of sorts for Steve and I (and Brigid, when she's older...). Then I participated in one of Kendi's remixes at the end of 2010, and I realized that I really loved the fashion/style blogging community, and I wanted to play along.
Plus, I wanted a place where I could talk about myself, without having to worry that I was annoying people who just wanted to come and look at cute baby pictures, and Steve was getting tired of listening to me all of the time...

If you could change your name, what would it be?
You know, I've never really had a problem with my name, and I don't remember ever wanting to be called something else. Plus, if you knew the names that my sisters ended up with, you'd be fine with Tara, too.
(My sisters don't have bad names, per se, they just have interesting combinations of names. My dad, too, actually. Guys, I got off lucky with Tara.
Plus, what kind of mean grade school nickname can you come up with for Tara? Tara-piece-of-paper? Tara-dactyl? Not so hurtful, you know?)
If you could be born again, would you like to be a man or a woman?
Definitely a woman. A short man is just a short man. A short woman can wear really, really high heels.
(Well, a tall woman can wear really, really high heels, too, if they want. But a tall man is still kind of out of luck.)

If you could realize one wish, what would it be?
I'd really love for the hole in my daughter's heart to close up so that everytime she makes anything remotely resembling a wheezing noise, we don't immediately jump to the conclusion that things have taken a turn for the worse and it's starting to affect her lungs. Because she is ridiculously healthy, despite the hole, and we are over-protective nightmares..

If you had a power, which one would you like to have?

Did you ever see the show Out of This World that was on back in the 80s? Apparently, it was on for 4 seasons, but I can only recall seeing two or three episodes, tops.
Anyway, it was sitcom about a girl who finds out she's half alien, half human, and she has the ability to freeze time. I think I probably saw the show when I was six or seven, and yet, I've probably thought about it at least once a month since then. I mean, think about it...having the ability to freeze time so you can sleep in as late as you want and still get to work early? Or being able to pick out just the right outfit without worrying that you'll be late for dinner? Or having an extra hour to finish that stupid calculus homework you didn't get to before class?
I have always wanted that power.
(I can still remember half human/half alien Evie freezing time to swith her uncle's pancake with a slice of pizza covered in syrup. Oh, the hijinks!)
If you had to buy a lot of perfumes from one specific brand, which one would it be?
My absolute favorite, ever, is Stella by Stella McCartney, but for a whole line of fragrances? I'd have to go with DKNY, I think...I've generally found myself liking all of their scents.
If you had won a holiday, which place would you like to go to?
Someplace with a beach. And beautiful blue water. And maybe a stand with fruity drinks. And lots of seafood. I don't want to have to leave the water's edge from about 10am until the sun sets.
But other than that, I wouldn't be picky...
I am also supposed to tag three bloggers to answer these questions, but I'd really like to hear what you all have to say about it...answer whichever questions you want, but definitely fill me in on what your power would be, in case I should put aside my silly childhood dreams for something new!

Worn Thursday, 5/26 (when I went to get my hair cut in the middle of a monsoon...)
T-shirt: J Crew
Jeans: Levi's (from TJ Maxx)
Boots: Hunter


  1. Cute, cute! I can't believe you look so cute for monsoon type weather. =)

    I didn't know about B's heart. Poor thing. I can only imagine that must be so scary!

    You know... we really should leave the kids with the hubs and take a beach vacay together! =) Your idea of the perfect vacation is exactly the same as mine!

  2. you look so great for going out in the rain! My favorite perfume is also Stella...have it on right now!!

  3. i love the boots! for some reason i'm always a sucker for boots and skinny jeans. you look great! and i loved watching "Out of this World." I once many years later saw the girl who played "Evie" at the gym that i worked out at in N. Hollywood. it was so funny to see her. she looked the same.

  4. I remember Out of This World! I have a feeling we are around the same age, ha. I LOVE your superpower! It's better than mine, even.


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