Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Un altro questionario?!?!

Interestingly enough, I've been tagged again! This time, by Amit. The questions are quite interesting, so I'll start answering right away... and there are a lot!!

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
An Italian movie called 'Una vita davanti' ('A life ahead, literally) about people working in a call-center. Really good, eye-opening on the reality of those types of super-temporary jobs, plus, it was fun and had very interesting life stories that I really enjoyed.

2. What book are you reading?
'Conosci la strada dell'amore?' (I'm reading it in Italian, but it's actually English: 'Unconditional love', by John Powell). Now, I am not sure why I am reading this book about love in this moment, but it is a good and interesting one.

3. Favorite board game?

4. Favorite magazine?
Not a big connoisseur. I receive Newsweek and I like it.

5. Favorite smells?
Bread being baked in the oven. Or also a cake being baked. Or when they just come out of the oven. Smell of newborn babies. The sea.

6. Favorite sounds?
Waterfalls. Or wind in the trees. Or human voices singing a cappella in a rose garden (I just had this amazing experience, the singers came out of nowhere, it was really touching).

7. Worst feeling in the world?
Somebody you love making you understand he/she doesn't love you anymore.

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
"I'm sleepy!!!"

9. Favorite fast food place?
I don't like fast food. I guess the only sort of fast food place I go is a sandwich place that makes good grilled sandwiches on campus.

10. Future child’s name?
Too far away to have any idea. :)

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?
Go for a trip around the world, and figure out what's the best way I could use it to improve the life of people. Maybe I would then change my life and go live in this place of the world where I'd decide to invest my money in order to build something that can be useful. For example, it would be pretty cool to use it to build a research center, and places where people could eat and be healed and sleep, and feel at home and in peace. Like a wonderful community where people's needs would be addressed, and at the same time, new things could be discovered through science, and bright people could work at these discoveries.

12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
I must admit: I recently started to.

13. Storms - cool or scary?

14. Favorite drinks?
A glass of really good red wine.

15. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?
Read more, spend more time with friends, travel more, visit my family and friends who are far away, play guitar and piano more seriously.

16. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
Of course, who would be so crazy not to??

17. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Somebody told me I should try 'lowlights' - I had never heard of that term before, but I guess at some point I'll try just for fun.

18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Torino (Italy), Gainesville (Florida), Raleigh (North Carolina), Berkeley (California)

19. Favorite sports to watch?
I hate watching sports. I fell asleep during the final soccer match when Italy won the world cup a few years ago. I guess I can watch some of the winter sports like figure skating during the Olympics.

20. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
He writes two really cool blogs: a very thoughtful one, and one with a lot of interesting movie reviews. And he nicely gave me a list of his favorite Bollywood movies!

21. What’s under your bed?

22. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Of course. As long as I didn't know what was going to happen.

23. Morning person, or night owl?
I used to prefer mornings. Since I'm in this new apartment, I became more and more of a night owl, but I'd like to go back to an earlier schedule - let's say, start work at 9 instead of 10.... :)

24. Over easy, or sunny side up?
Sunny side up.

25. Favorite places to relax?
The rose park in Berkeley, the balcony of the new apartment, the marina. More in general: parks, and places close to the water.

26. Favorite pie?
I prefer sweet tarts to sweet pies. So I guess I'll choose a savory pie, something with cheese and any type of vegetables in it.

27. Favorite ice cream flavor?
This is too hard! Maybe a really good strawberry ice cream.

28. Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
Not sure.. we shall see. :)

So here are the lucky tagged people: Simona, Amanda, Maryann, and Nupur! I hope you all have fun! Amit, I must admit it was fun for me :)


Amanda said...

Thanks for the tag, Marta! I've posted my replies.

BTW, lowlights are sort of like highlights, but in a tone DARKER than your natural color. Some people like them, others don't. A combination of highlights and lowlights are supposed to add more dimension to your hair color.

Anonymous said...

OK! I will be doing something with this shortly :)

Simona Carini said...

Wow! That's some list of Q&A. I'll make you strawberry ice cream next time. And I will gladly answer the questions.

Nupur said...

Thanks for tagging me...I'll try and do it although I am usually so boring and lazy with memes :)
The Italian movie sounds so interesting! Like you, I hate watching sports too :D