It’s hard to believe an entire year has gone by since this came to be!
With bits of inspiration from friends and family I dove in last year right before our vacation in Paris, not sure where it would take me.
My cooking skills have doubled, I’ve found a hobby I am truly passionate about, and I’ve learned a ton of fun techy bloggie stuff that I love love love. I’d say it’s a win, well for me. What about you guys- what do you think? Is anyone actually out there?
So time to celebrate right? In true keely style there were be no fancy cake, cupcakes, or intricate desserts created to mark the date. There will however be a bottle of my favorite bubbly and dinner tonight to celebrate.
So I realize you guys don’t know THAT much about me yet. Maybe a little but not a lot.
What better way to share all that you might not see behind the recipes and words, than take a page out of Vanity Fair and answer the Proust questionnaire!
What is your idea of perfect happiness? house on the ocean. with a garden. in an area you can hike and bike with access to civilization when needed.
What is your greatest fear? losing a family member.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? my “90% of the time” inability to just let it be.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? passive aggressiveness. say it.
Which living person do you most admire? right now i really admire kelley lilien. she is a creative genius, highly ambitious, and hilarious.
What is your greatest extravagance? shopping at goyard in paris on rue saint honore. and weekly bubbles of course.
What is your current state of mind? unfortunately, futurist.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? defiance.
On what occasion do you lie? if i pretend to like goat cheese because all foodies do. which i don’t. at all. like not a bit.
What do you most dislike about your appearance? my balmy hands. lol. i guess you can’t see them, but they suck.
Which living person do you most despise? anyone that pretends everything in their life is perfect. it bugs me, not sure if i can say i despise them for it though.
What is the quality you most like in a man? confidence.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? honesty.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? SO…
What or who is the greatest love of your life? Pedro Merritto duh.
When and where were you happiest? our family beach house in New Smyrna Beach before my parents divorced. i was also very young, but i only remember happiness.
Which talent would you most like to have? to be able to sing and not hurt your ears.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? to worry about everyone and everything less.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? making my Dad proud in my career.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? a bird. i have dreams i can fly all the time. i don’t particularly like birds though. and i don’t have wings in the dream. for some reason i can fly by squeezing my arms and legs to my body.
Where would you most like to live? that is an amazing question. grass is always greener. anywhere i can have that house on the ocean. with a garden. in an area you can hike and bike. with my family nearby. you can shop online right?
What is your most treasured possession? the David Yurman ring Peter gave me our first Christmas together.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? not being able to take care of yourself / losing independence.
What is your favorite occupation? artists, they live in their work yet seem relaxed.
What is your most marked characteristic? unexpected weirdness.
What do you most value in your friends? being able to make me laugh often.
What are your favorite names? well when i was 10 yrs old i wanted a daughter named Callalisa. kill me. but for reals i can’t say you might steal them, too many of you are having babies!
What is it that you most dislike? forced political conversation.
What is your greatest regret? not continuing dance.
How would you like to die? i will probably scare myself to death riding as a passenger in a car. it is not what i’d prefer, but i’d say it is likely.
What is your motto? kalos kai agathos. an ancient greek ideal that means the perfect balance between good and beauty. it is meant to be unattainable. something to strive for. balancing the good with the beautiful.