Tag! I’m it.

Along with three other people.

My friend, Elle, over at Erratic Project Junkie tagged me in a little blog game and I figured it would be a fun little departure from the same ol’ same ol’. It’s similar to the kinds of memes you see on emails. Here goes.

1. Favorite color?

Green, hands down. It always has been, maybe because my eyes are green? Who knows. I like just about any shade of green except when it starts to veer into chartreuse territory. And if you ever wondered where we got that word to describe blinding yellow-green, this is why. (And, as a side note, I got to try some chartreuse while living in Grenoble and also visited the Caves de la Chartreuse. To my unrefined 20 year old palate, it tasted like dandelions. But who knows, maybe it would be better now. Still not a big fan of the color).

2. Favorite animal?

You’d probably guess frogs, wouldn’t you? But, you’d be wrong. While I do love frogs, horses have always been my favorite animal. I’ve always loved the elegance and gracefulness of a horse combined with strength and spirit. I used to fill up sketchbooks drawing horses. I should draw one for the blog sometime.

3. Favorite number?

This is one of those “favorites” that has always eluded me. Perhaps because of my overarching hatred of math? I’ve never been able to settle on a number that I favor more than any other.

4. Favorite alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink?

Not chartreuse. A good Côtes du Rhône. Fortunately, it’s becoming easier to find here in the States; unfortunately, it still costs more than it should.

Non-alcoholic: Well, truth be told, I drink a lot of water. I like “fun” beverages every now and then, but prefer water most of the time.

5. Facebook or Twitter?

If you don’t have a phone, what’s the point of Twitter? Facebook wins in this stand-off.

6. Your passions?

I’m going to assume that this means outside of all the obvious stuff like family, etc. So passion #1, put succinctly, is creating. The medium or method may change, the skill level may vary, but if I’m making something, I’m happy. Sometimes it’s merely to see if I can do it. Sometimes it’s for the pleasure of having something new. Sometimes it’s for the pleasure of seeing someone else enjoy the final product. Other passions…#2 I suppose you could say learning. My mom used to call it “intense phases of interest.” I guess that’s valid. Something catches my interest and then I go all Short Circuit. I must absorb all the information I can about a subject until either a) I run out of resources or b) I finally get bored of it. I’m emerging from my latest phase focused on the Trojan War. Go ahead. Quiz me. #3 Also, of course, all things French.

7. Your wishlist for this month?

World peace and save the whales and oh yeah, That somebody would hire my husband!! It would also be nice if my etsy store emptied out. Spread the word.

8. Favorite pattern?

Ah, here we see the French influence on my life.

Damask

Toile

Provençal

Obviously, I couldn’t wear any of that unless I wanted to look like drapery; they’re all definitely more suited for home decor. Hm. Maybe someday I’ll do up a room with each of those patterns. That Provençal is already destine for my kitchen.
9. Favorite day of the week?

Well, since Mr. Gren has been unemployed (going on 7 months now), all the days are pretty much the same. I guess my favorite day is any day I get to be in my sewing room.

10. Favorite flowers?

I’m a cliche. I love roses. Not because I’m unoriginal or unimaginative. I just really love roses. In high school, I checked out all kinds of gardening books from the library  and read up on all the varieties of roses and sketched out my future rose garden (yes, high school. Refer back to question #6). I don’t believe I have that sketch anymore, but I’m still wishing for a rose garden. The colors, the beauty, the scent… ahhh.

Thanks, Elle, for letting me play and giving me some easy fodder for a post! And if “Erratic Project Junkie” sounds like your M.O., you should go check her out. In addition to some great scrapbooking layouts, she also has a running saga on her psychopathic neighbor which is hilarious!

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