It was high time, lovies, and so I've gone and signed up for the Apartment Therapy Home Cure. I didn't expect to feel absurdly frightened, but that's where I find myself. As I posted to their forum: home matters so much to me, and somehow things have gotten woefully out of hand around here... I fear that the only answers I'm going to find will be along the lines of, "YOU HAVE FAILED!" and "YOU NEED A LOT MORE MONEY THAN YOU HAVE!" (which, somewhat coincidentally, is next to none.) In any case, to help get myself over this all-encompassing sense of doom I'm experiencing, I'll be sharing the process with you.
Here, then, are the answers to the quiz.
Actress: Juliette Binoche, Cate Blanchett, Claudette Colbert
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Laurie, Clark Gable
Artist: Edward Hopper
Writer: William Gibson, CS Lewis
Music: Neil Finn, Nick Cave, Mozart, Beethoven, Traditional (Mexican/Irish/Scottish/Spanish/Middle Eastern)
Restaurant: Havana Mania (Cuban), Seaside Palace (Persian)
Automobile: Black Lexus IS
Television Shows: House, The Office (BBC), Extras
Clothing (Store/Designer): Anthropologie (not that I can actually afford to shop there, mind you... it's a relationship based on appearances.)
Style (i.e., describe the style of my home in three words):
Personal History (i.e., my cities!)
Born: Torrance, CA
Grew up: All over the South Bay
As an adult: Harbor City, Long Beach, West Los Angeles, Torrance, San Pedro
My mom, my friend Bob
Three adjectives to describe the qualities I admire in them:
What is the problem with your [condo]?
If your [condo] could speak, what would it say is the problem?
"Emma has enough things to fill a couple of people's lives--more than her own life needs! Also, pay attention to me, huh? I'm not a storage facility!"
What one thing would you like to do more of in your [condo]?
Projects! Sewing, knitting, collaging, cooking... Also, relaxing, knowing everything is in its place.
Eight weeks from now, if friend came to visit, how would you like them to describe your home? (3 words)
Onward ho, friends. *sigh*