…and then a Style Quiz Called Me an Alcoholic.
I got my baby back.
That’s right, my favorite lens is back from the Nikon repair shop. Remember when she might have broken because I dropped her on a cement floor? Not my brightest moment.
So now I can start taking pictures like this again:
And even this:
It feels a little like my arm fell off five months ago and the doctors were just now able to sew it back on.
In other news, I took this little style quiz that I found over on YHL because, as much as I hate spending money on decor, I still like to fish around the web every now and then for ideas of what I’d like if I did enjoy spending money on decor.
I’m doubting there’s any merit to the quiz results, considering they’re based on picking the most appealing images from some random photos. I mean, what’s with the one with the hats? But the whole thing takes about 30 seconds to complete, so if you’re bored, I just found a way for you to kill 30 seconds.
I went around picking photos like this one:
And this one:
My result? Swank Aesthete.
My reaction? WTF is that?
At best, it sounds like some debilitating foot fungus. At worst, it makes me sound snooty and shallow.
But then I read the description, and I have to say… I kinda like it.
“Cozy… not oversized – a hand crafted gem.” Yes, please! A craftsman bungalow would be my dream home.
Or something like this, which I saw over on one of my new favorite travel blogs the other day:
Photo by Nate, at MyTravelMap.wordpress.com depicts a hand-built home in the town of Cuyin Manzano, Patagonia Argentina.*
The quiz results also stated that I’m “Blown away by the handcrafted nature of art,” and that couldn’t be more spot-on. Whether it’s music, photography, painting, or architecture – when someone takes the time to create something beautiful, I take the time to see it.
But then the results get a little… confusing.
“…you enjoy your niceties. A cool refreshing drink – and often more than one!”
Now what is that supposed to mean? Okay so it’s true, but that doesn’t mean I want some know-it-all style quiz rubbing it in my face.
I mean, it might as well be saying, Why don’t you go ahead and pour a little more bourbon into your morning coffee, Alchie?
Talk about judgmental.
The quiz redeemed itself at the end. Immensely.
Apparently, because the quiz knows all, I have the same style as Cate Blanchet, Ingrid Bergman, and Johnny Depp!
So basically, this means I could share a home with Johnny Depp and we totally wouldn’t argue about aesthetic or design because we have the same taste. And we could afford a pre-war apartment on the upper-east side (which the quiz thinks I want) because, come on, I’d live with Johnny Depp. Although I’m thinking he might prefer Paris.
Which is a concession I’m willing to make.
So what’s your style? And which celebrities do you share it with?
Oh, and I made something good last night. Really good. And it was unfortunate because I mis-timed the recipe, which left me approximately 1.4 minutes to inhale a steaming plate of it before running off to work, resulting in burning the top layer of taste buds off of my tongue.
But it was so worth it.
*Nate, as per usual, I did not ask permission to steal another blogger’s photo because I didn’t know I’d be posting it until just now. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you’d like me to remove it!
Fun! I am “Unpretentious Bon Vivant”… here’s what I like:
“Everyday is a casual getaway in your sunny home…Swimming in warmth and comfort…Wild and crazy days in your wonderful home.”
– John Lennon
– Cary Grant
– Coco Chanel
Certainly no Johnny Depp… But I am still comforted in my awesomeness…and my crazy days, which is totally true.
thanks for sharing and killing 30 seconds of my time that I should be spending planning my lesson for the day… XO.
Oooh! I have to say, John Lennon and Cary Grant are way cool, too. I definitely wouldn’t mind sharing their style. And I couldn’t agree more with your description. ;)
I’m just glad you have your lens again. Plenty-o-picture-taking will be happening soon!
Yeah! We need to get ON this planning stuff!
I took that quiz the other day too and was kind of confused by the results, but thats half the fun of taking those random things.
Congrats on getting your lens back :)
P.S. – I just kicked off my Spring Shape Up Challenge this week and there is a giveaway for a $10 iTunes card! The contest ends tonight at midnight, so come on over and enter!
Thanks, Amanda, and thanks for the link to your giveaway!
I got California Country. The country part fits… the California part not so much. But if it’s good enough for Sandra Bullock and Harrison Ford then I guess it’ll work.
You know… you might have more Cali in you than you think. Athletic beach girl? With an accent. ;)
I’m with Leslie, too, minus the California part…Pretty sure they pegged the wino part!
A romantic simplicity defines your setting. A kitchen that is purposeful and always intact. A bedroom with distinct character – warm and charming. Connecting to the handcrafting of the artist, you sense a skill and some chance. Enjoying elegant outdoor fare. The glass of red – a highly recommended habit. Pre-war, upper east side attitude. Wild and crazy days in your wonderful home..
Suspected “California Country”
– Sandra Bullock
– Harrison Ford
– Jeff Bridges
Haha at least yours specified a glass of red. Mine was just like, alcohol? Once you start, you can’t stop. ;)
I think this fits you – especially the “Connecting to the handcrafting of the artist” part.
“Old Money Extravagance”? Could have guessed that one… now just need that “old money” to back up my taste! Though if I keep company with the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Winston Churchill, that can’t be all bad, right?
HAH! It’s been a while, Brandon, but “Old Money Extravagance” fits my memory of you to a “T”. Debonair James-Bondish sort. And definitely Anthony Hopkins. ;)
(Click photo for link to artist’s website) didn’t take me to the artist’s website. The Craftsman bungalow would be our choice also. Love it.
Fixed! Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve used the photo before, and since WordPress automatically kept my previous caption, I assumed it would keep my previous link. Not so.
I love taking those little quizzes. It’s always fun to see the results. Not that I’m an alchie or anything, but for shame with the bourbon, you know it should be Jamesons in your coffee. :)
Hahaha! Although I’m not sure I’d like it in my coffee, I will always support my man Jameson because he (okay, his “girls”) gave me a t-shirt and an awesome hat in a bar in Miami. ;)
Were your quiz results interesting?
Actually Katie I’d like to thank you for sharing my photo. I’m glad that you felt strongly enough about it and my blog to post it as you did. As long as proper credit is given (which you did quite smoothly) I personally think all bloggers should welcome such sharing of each other’s posts.
So thanks for that and I’m glad you like the photo ;)
Whew! I always worry about that, because you just never know who’s not going to be okay with it, you know? The internet’s a crazy place… But thanks for sharing your experiences so the rest of us can live vicariously through you! ;)
Oh. And one more thing…
Whatever. You two enjoy your happy little Canon club. The Nikon and I don’t need you. We have our own friends. I think.
Ok, I don’t mean to comment spam, but last minute I decided to do this little quiz (I’m waiting for my last class of the day to start and have nothing better to do). I’m not sure how I feel about my results, but they are kind of funny:
Build a fire and lock the door. Urban industrial provides a backdrop to kitchen creations. A bedroom with distinct character – warm and charming. Your decorative canvas stretches to the property lines. Enjoying elegant outdoor fare. Watch the grass grow in the hot summer sun. On cobbled streets, character abounds. Here’s looking at you, kid..
Suspected “Bespoke Classic”
– Princess Diana
– Fred Astaire
– Ralph Lauren
Okay, I’m pretty positive those are the kookiest results I’ve seen yet. You’re all over the place! It’s like you picked such an eclectic range of photos that they just gave you a short sentence reflecting each of them and then called the whole thing a “style.”
hahaha I agree 100%!
Congrats on getting your nifty fifty back again! It is a really good lens, though I am not fond of that range.
Thanks!! You’re right – it’s difficult to get distance when you need it – especially if you’re in a tight space – but I almost always love my portrait and cooking results with this lens.
Ideally, one day I’ll be able to afford a zoom lens (after having used an 18-55mm for the past 5 months, I keep trying to zoom out with my 50mm, lol) that can get an even wider angle and a greater depth of field than my 18-55. But those don’t come cheap. ;)
Those, sadly, do not come cheap. But if you think further with the 50mm, you can get the results that you want with nearly any situation. I shoot with primes, and while I do appreciate the uses of the zoom (and be certain there are definitely times when zooms are more handy than primes) I like that I am forced to decide on how I would proceed and get the image that I want.
First off, I too am a NIkon girl. Though I just got mine & am still learning…
My style result? Winsome Charm. I share this style with the likes of Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, and Queen Latifa (do you find that combination as odd as I do??) I agreed with most of it, but the last line described me to a T: You don’t take things too seriously. Yep. That’s me.
PS- I DREAM of the day when I will have my Craftsman Bungalow to fix up!! People who want brand new houses are crazy- give me character & charm over new and boring any day. :)
I got mine like a year and a half ago and I’m still learning too, so no worries there! :)
Wow, that is a really strange mix of celebs! But “You don’t take things too seriously” is an awesome description.
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