Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Me on a silver platter

So, it's no new news that I am not shy. Meek, mild and gentle are not my characteristics. No one has ever classified me as laid-back.

These are things I am not.

I am, however, arty. I blame it on my mother. I am contantly in book stores researching a new playwrite or enjoying an old one.

I found a blog today that... I could have written myself... without sarcasm and overt snarkiness.

Chic Geek
appeals deeply to the finer details in everyday. I am hooked.

She posted a meme that looked like a lot of fun. And by fun I mean a chance to wow you all with my seriousness.

I am not always a snarky biotch. Unless of course you ask my neighbors...

1. Have you ever been influenced by a work of art – music or painting– and if so, how?

I have to narrow this question. It's like asking what types of foods keep you alive-

It's all of them.

Paintings.

This piece by Goya rocked my world:



Saturn, Goya 1820-1823

It haunted me. How can somehting so disasterous be so beautiful? How can I be appalled and enchanted simutaniously? I would call this painting the cornerstone of my view on art. Beauty is not limited to beautiful objects.

Music.

I saw this video a few days ago. I wouldn't say the song inspired me. I wouldn't say the woman inspired me. I wouldn't be able to actually pinpoint a certian anything that made this performance extraordinary. Maybe it is truely just her story that rocked my spirit. Take a peak and see what I mean.

Also, my personal fight song has to be Foo Fighters 'Best of You'. It was so commercialised it saddened me as it spoke to my guts like it belonged there. If you don't know it click here. But even if you do know it, watch the video and be amazing any way.

2. If you were a chocolate bar, what type would you be?

I like chocolate. If I were a chocolate bar I would be a self consuming canabal and I am so oveer that idea. Sorry but no.

3. What is your secret weapon to lure the opposite sex?

My eyes are fiery green most days. Some days they are milky brown. Either way, they helped Hubs fall for me. Them and my outrageous calves. One flash of those hotties...and...men crumble.

4. What, in your opinion, is your greatest accomplishment?

Already I have lived in two opposing cultures for several years, learning their positives and negatives. I have learned to adapt and change and learn. I have had to question my religion, my self, my future and my ideals. I have found my soulmate and started over. These are all my greatest accomplishments. I may have a few published poems. I may have begun my writing career with a bit of a bang, but those aren't what I count as accomplishments. I am a growing and mature woman who is certian. And that, to me, weighs more than any silly piece of paper.

5. How many friends do you have on your Facebook account?

273. I recently had a friend purge to only those I actually keep in contact with.


See? Wasn't that glorious? If you are keen, send me the answers to those questions either on your blog, in a comment, or even in email.

xxoo

5 comments:

sleepyjane said...

I really love Foo Fighters. I just hate that some music become so over played.

Being Brazen said...

Love that song - I watched the Foo Fighter play it live once (I kid you not) I almost exploded with ahppiness :)

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I have seen that painting by Goya before, it's been a long time, but it impacted me as well. Again. I could just stare at it forever.

But part of that is being a painter myself, I always look for the brush strokes, the fine lines in others paintings, especially when they've captured me, it's like, "Hey, that's what I'm doing wrong" sort of deal...

Foo Fighters, LOL I don't think I've heard anybody but me and hubs say they actually like them...Awesome!

Great post.

ScoMan said...

I love that painting. I don't think I'd seen it before. It's right up my alley too.

And that Susan Boyle is quite talented. They played that on the radio here yesterday.

Oh, and you have way too many Facebook friends =p

TheChicGeek said...

Awwww, you are so sweet for mentioning me. I'm thrilled you loved my blog. You have an AMAZING blog yourself! So great to meet you :)
I love your answers on the quiz. I'm going to enjoy visiting your page :)
Have a Fabulous Day!