Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Meme - 5 things about me

The lovely Toni, from the Daily Bread Journal, has tagged me for a meme - there you go, 5 things about me you probably don't know:

- I was fascinated by books and comic books so my mom would read to me all day long - I mean it. I wanted her to read to me all the time, and when my father arrived home from work he had to read to me, too.
One day, my mom came to the conclusion that it would be a lot easier if I could do those things by myself.
Being a stay-at-home mom, she decided to teach me how to write and read. And she did. And I was 4 years old. :)

- As a 5 year-old kid, my answer to the old question "what do you want to be when you grow up?" used to be "the owner of a newsstand". My ultimate dream back then was being able to read all the magazines and comic books without having to buy them.

- I am terrified of horror movies. Scared to death. But I watch them anyway. I don't know what happens, I just can't change the channel. And then I get so impressed I'm afraid to stay home alone. I know I'm not 10 anymore, but I just can't help it.

- Speaking of horror movies, I had a huge, huge, huge, crush on Gary Oldman after watching this film. When I saw him with long hair, glasses and those 19th century clothes I fell for him - he was so beautiful!

- I love Paris. This may sound a little cliché, but it's true. I've had this yearning for going to Paris for as long as I can remember, such an unusual feeling because I didn't know much about it when I was younger.
My brother took a short trip to Paris (and Madrid) last month and when he showed me the photos and the Louvre tickets I cried like a baby - I was carried away by emotion and can't actually explain why.
I've never been abroad and I want my first international trip to be to Paris.

I know many people have been tagged and many have already answered this meme, so if you are reading this and want to participate, consider yourself "tagged". :)

12 comments:

Lydia said...

It's been fun watching this meme go round and round!

Freya said...

Patricia,
What wonderful responses! If you do happen to visit Paris, you must drop into London and visit me too!
Freya x

Terry B said...

Paris transcends clichés, Patricia. You will get there some day, and it will be wonderful.

mae said...

This is such a lovely read. Paris is a beautiful and romantic city. And it's there, waiting for you.

I hope for you to travel there soon x

Mae

Gattina said...

Pat, you're a early learner!
I haven't been Paris, I wish I could make a trip there one day too!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Even when we've been, we long for a return to Paris. It does have magic. Hope you get a trip soon.

T.W. Barritt said...

Patricia,
What kinds of comic books did you enjoy? I've always be a fan!

Susan said...

I'm a horror flick chicken too. ;)

sher said...

That was so much fun to read! And I was smiling because I also loved hanging around newstands and magazine racks when I was a child. I wanted to read as many magazines and comic books as possible.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lydia, you're right! I didn't expect to get tagged, and I must confess it was hard to find 5 things to write about. :)

Freya,
You're so sweet! I'd love to have coffee with you, deal!
xx

Terry, thank you - I can't wait.

Mae, thank you for lovely words! When I go, I'll tell you and my other readers all about it. :)

Gattina, I was a "nightmare", my dear - my mom had loads of patience with me. :)
I'm sure you will go there, too, and then we'll have a lot more to share!

T.W., Disney was pretty big here when I was little. Then a Brazilian artist - Mauricio de Sousa - created comic books with Brazilian characters and hit big.
When I was a teenager, I used to read "V for vendetta" and "Sandman".
I loved X-Men too, they're my favorite.

Susan, aren't those movies cool? :)

Sher, thank you! Good to know I'm not alone! ;)

Mimi said...

Patricia, I share your feelings about Paris. You've probably figured that out.

I get that overwhelmed feeling, too.

Melting Wok said...

Patricia, finally you did your meMe :) Glad to know bit more bout you now besides your culinary baking skills *grins* ok, ger..take a break, and hop on the plane now !! :)

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