08 October 2008
Born To Run
Whenever one of my fellow bloggers tags me, I am whisked away by memories of playing games of tag as young girl. The smell of the sun, of humidity; the film of sweat slithering down our skin; the gentle beats of feet running on grass; the laughter that got lost in the wind, the air in between; the movement of my heart fluttering against my ribcage, a cause of energy exhausted; the fields around, unrolling into eternity.
Even in the present, whenever I see a field, open grounds that stretch and blanket the land, I am still captivated by the urge to throw all aside, and run into them, across them, and through them. Sometimes, when walking along somewhere, I will suddenly tear into a run at breakneck speed. With my blood pumping through veins, my legs pushing ground behind me, my hair whipping in the wind I create, there is the echos of my childhood nipping at my heels as run. ... Did you play tag growing up? What was your favorite game to play as a kid?
Onto another kind of tag, blogging tags, which are as sweet as ice cream from a little ice cream parlour, really, I only hesitate to participate at times, because many tags require me to answer questions about myself, and well, blab about myself, which I can't imagine being remotely interesting. Nonetheless, here we go... (just look at the pretty pictures, if you like). Oh, and one more thing: for the first two tags, I tag anyone who would like to do them.
Tag # 01: Given by the lovely Diyanah Lo ...
Where do you go to school, and what do you study?
Oh please, I’m too cool for school. Kidding! Really, though, I’m not in school, just not because I’m too cool for it.
Where do you shop most?
H&M (for clothes), and Barnes & Noble (for reading). Not that it was asked of me, but I feel inclined to tell you that I like to shop most at odd hours, when everyone else is elsewhere.
What band or singer do you listen to the most, and why?
I have almost as many artists, as I do tracks, on my MP3 player, because really I go on a song basis. If I like the song, I’ll listen, and I often only like one to a few songs by each artist. I think the artist who has the most tracks on my MP3 player is Rihanna. Why? Well, I like all kinds of music, but I usually like music I can dance to best, and Rihanna has put out a wealth of dance beats.
What do you often do in your free time?
Make art, think (sometimes over-exercising my brain), read (everything), write (anything), dream (elaborately), graphic design, watch films, make films (independent films that is), play pretend (I don’t imagine I’ll grow out of it), blog (duh), disturb and amuse random folks (for being eccentric), listen to music (all genres), dance (like no one’s watching), speak my mind (I have an opinion on just about everything), start revolutions. Oh, and play with my beloved kitty.
Tag # 2: Given by my dearest Lisa ...
1. Clothes shop: Anthropologie.
2. Furniture shop: I prefer flea markets for furniture.
3. Sweet: Pure sugar.
4. City: New York.
5. Drink: Water.
6. Music: Whatever suits my current mood.
7. TV-Series: The Amazing Race & Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8. Film: As if I could pick only one.
9. Workout: Kayaking. Running around.
10. Pastries: Any.
11. Coffee: Never.
Tag # 3: Given by J'Adore Fashion & Songy
I seem to always receive the "I Love Your Blog" tag in twos (do you think that means I can tag twice as many people?), but no matter how many times I receive it, I believe it's a tag worthy of continuous giving, so I will pass it on once again. Thank you so much J'Adore (is it sad that I don't know your real name? Will have to check with you on that...) and Songy for being so gracious and honoring me with this tag. Truly I am flattered, and grateful, you two are too lovely!
Without further ado, I give this tag to...
♥ Style Discovery
♥ J'Adore Fashion
♥ Aphex Nation
♥ With Love
♥ Pick A Flower
♥ Fashion Chalet
Thank you all for being beautiful readers and friends, and for the tags, and to anyone who read this in it's entirety: bravo! Hope I didn't send anyone into a snooze on their keyboard.
Photo Credits: www.flickr.com/photos/minkoff & www.flickr.com/photos/jimagery & www.flickr.com/photos/reggio & www.flickr.com/photos/phanieisfunny & www.flickr.com/photos/sx70lover & www.flickr.com/photos/72dpi & www.flickr.com/photos/leslie418