Courtney S. Barr

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Sunday, February 10, 2008


Well, I have gotten tagged on two occasions of blogging recently. Tracy - the book excerpt tag & Cheyenne - 6 things (check out hers... then let me know what you think about the M&Ms one...:) ). So here I am responding to my tagging.
First up: Tracys book tag.

"For this noble expression of the mind they have hardly more respect than for the art of cooking. They want a score that, like a plate of macaroni, can be assimilated immediately without having to think about it. And yet, though it's true that Donizetti's crowd-pleasers won't bear examination by the rigorous standards of contemporaries such as Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, or Chopin, he nonetheless had a genuine artistic vision."

This is an excerpt from a book I am reading about Classical Music. The gentleman they are referring to is Gaetano Donizetti. He was someone who greatly enjoyed the drama of bel canto operas. His compositions are very moving & beautiful.

For those that I'm going to tag, here is what you gotta do:
1. Grab your nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag 5 different people.

Cheyenne's Tag-
6 Facts/Habits About Me:
1. I have a very active imagination. This is easily realized when I quickly tell people that I am a Princess. I have always been a Princess but alas some people just need to be reminded. My imagination is so vivid that I catch myself creating millions of stories in my head all the time. I go into these worlds & have these amazing adventures, characters become so real that it moves into my dreams. They captivate my sleep & are with me when I wake up.
2. I have got a bunch of pet peeves. The cleanliness of my house is a big one. I don't like a spotless house at all, with Marcus & Peanut, I will never have spotless. But I do enjoy a comfortable house, i.e. when you come over there should be no dirty that is embarrassing. I cannot stand laundry on my bedroom floor. It can go on the floor in the laundry room, but not our bedroom or bathroom. I hate dishes in the sink. I will only let them sit for a few hours (and really no longer than about 45 minutes), after that they are washed or loaded into the dish washer. I will not allow drinking glasses to gather around a room. (if you have a drink, drink it, if you leave it sitting I will pour it out & put it in the dishwasher!) There are more, but if all are listed I would have to change the title to: I am so anal.
3. I am a Retail Therapy guru. Okay I am a shopper, but really I become a Retail Therapy guru most of the time. When you are having a bad day, I can prescribe the best retail item that will make the day seem better. For example: Your bad day is due to work = the best item to buy is a fashion mag & some candles. Go home, light the candles, get out the mag, scour the fun stories light hearted humor & pics of everything from purses to shoes & just flake out. No need to buy TIME mag or something too deep. The candles create a soft ambience, if scented the aromas bring about relaxation & pleasure. The stress of a day is best released with something that requires no heavy lifting (physical or mental)!
4. I love Music & the Arts. There is not a moment in the day that those stories mentioned above don't have some sort of theme music at one point or another. I love all genres. I could live without TV )obviously since I have one in my head :) but without music, I am so melancholy. It evokes emotions that I may not realize I need to release but I do. I love the theater, I love paintings, I love sketches, I love sculpture, I love photography. If I could quit my job right now & be able to just explore ever medium available I would be unbelievably happy. There are so many elements of this part of me (the one that draws & paints & takes pictures) that has yet to be explored. I want to learn about all of them. It is a desire that I have begun to take day by day. Finding a book on a new technique or a favorite artist, just taking a moment to admire, to inspect, & to learn is something that brings me immense joy.
5. Pizza is my favorite food. I mean every pizza. All kinds, no prejudice here. Pizza. definitely. :)
6. I hate underwear. Okay due to Cheyenne's crazy M&M post I felt invigorated to list this last crazy thing about me. Yes - all kinds of underwear. I hate them all. (I have this thing about always being barefooted - my feet feel all caged in unless in an open toe shoe/sandal. I hate sneakers & never wear any sort of sock.) Well to be honest, my bottom feels all caged in when wearing underwear. Yes I do wear it, but to be utterly honest, I would feel most comfortable without it. Bras are okay. It is just underwear. I am not a layering person, so maybe that has something to do with it. Thongs are the closest thing to not having anything on so they are really the only way to be even somewhat comfortable. Anyway, now that I have truly shared something you all had no idea about, well I feel all exposed. Comfy now?
:) Okay so now I tag Tracy & Nina for the 6 Habits. I also tag Nina for the Book exercise.

1 comment:

  1. Just made my way over to your blog and love the post! I'm going to have to do "therapy" with you sometime. Tracy used to take me all the time in college, but she's gone now. I just went on a spree today and realized how much I miss it! That's so funny about underwear! I love it!


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