Sunday Salon: Seven things you probably didn’t know about V

I’m having the kind of week where I feel like I don’t have anything to say so there’s been a lack of posts. Instead of telling you what I’m reading, or thinking about reading, or books that I’m thinking about buying, I decided I would rather just write about something else.

  1. I have a girl-crush on Kit from Books are my Boyfriends. If you haven’t started following BAMB, you definitely need to. She is one the funniest bloggers around. I can count on her to give me a migraine from laughing so hard after almost every post that she writes. If you don’t believe me, read this hilarious review of Moondogsthat Kit wrote.
  2. I can’t imagine myself living anywhere else but in Southern California but I love fall and winter with a passion. I would love it if it rained nine months out of the year instead of the two-three months of rain we barely get. I don’t have a sinus problem or anything, but there’s nothing better than a winter meal when it’s cold and rainy outside. If I could I would wear a sweater and my Uggs every day.
  3. I will be a jeans-tshirt-sneakers-girl until the day I die. I love love love fashion so I follow blogs like The Sartorialist and Simply Lovely since I’m on a single mother/college student budget. When it’s too cold to wear jeans and a t-shirt, you would probably find me in a sweater and boots.
  4. Being insanely interested in everything around me makes it really hard to figure out what my purpose in life is (besides being a mother).
  5. As a teenager, I dreamt of being the next John Steinbeck. But you know, female and black.
  6. I had hair down to the middle of my back as a teenager but cut it all off so guys would quit giving me attention. It worked. I’ve been wearing my hair super short (probably just an inch long) for the past decade. I would love to have long hair again but I’m too lazy to let it grow out.
  7. I don’t know how to drive (yet). I’m 28, live in a place that can probably be called Freeway Country but I still don’t drive. I’m hoping to change that this summer.

So that’s seven things you probably did know about me. Feel free to tell me something about you that I don’t know.


About Vasilly

Mother, daughter, sister, college student, bookworm, lover of chocolate and coffee.
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35 Responses to Sunday Salon: Seven things you probably didn’t know about V

  1. “Being insanely interested in everything around me makes it really hard to figure out what my purpose in life is (besides being a mother).”

    Hahahaha omigosh, I swear to you if you patent this and make it a bumper sticker I will buy it. This is my motto.

    • Christina says:

      I agree wholeheartedly. Whould totally buy that bumper sticker. The t-shirt, too.

      I have two majors (economics and geography), but if I had my way I would have five or six by now.

      • Laura says:

        I loved the book Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny, where the main character has an inheritance that pays his way as long as he’s a student. As soon as he completes a major, they will graduate him, so he’s one class short of a degree in every department at his university. That sounded like a great life to me!

  2. Trisha says:

    I completely understand about how eclectic interests make deciding on a focus horrific. I have the same problem – knowledgeable about a ton of things, an expert in nothing. 🙂

  3. Lu says:

    I loved learning more about you! Absolutely yes to number 4! Except replace mother with student for me, for now. It’s never too late for number 5. I can see it 🙂

  4. I wish it rained more too. I admit that I have always preferred the northern part of the state but I have lived in Southern California so long now that it has become home.

    It is great learning more about you!

  5. Samantha says:

    This was such an interesting post! I would love to wear my hair shorter but the shape of my face really doesn’t fit with short hair. And I’ll always be a jeans and t-shirt girl as well 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  6. bookgazing says:

    Move to Europe, get all the rain you want! It’ll be June in a few days and we’re still waiting for sustained sunshine 🙂

  7. Vasssssily, I am girl-in-love-with-you too. Thank you so much for the sweetness, it is appreciated to the moon and back. Also I love fashion blogs too, my favorites are Man Repeller and CaliVintage.

  8. BermudaOnion says:

    I wish I could wear my hair super short like you do! It seems like it would be so much easier to take care of.

  9. lisa says:

    gah, i love this post! it was great to learn a bit about you, and it all just made me love you more.

  10. Gavin says:

    Wonderful, Vasilly! It is great to learn more about you. The Satorialist is a secret passion of mine as I am definitely a jeans and t-shirt kinda woman.

  11. heidenkind says:

    #5 made me laugh. I used to dream of being a female Indiana Jones, but your goal is much more plausible! You should go for it. 🙂

    As for not know how to drive, I don’t know how to swim. But I don’t really care. 😛

  12. Carrie K. says:

    I loved reading this post – so nice to get to know more about each other. 🙂

    And I know how to drive, but don’t like doing it, and wish we lived somewhere with a great public transit system!

  13. Jenny says:

    I have often thought of cutting my long hair short — though more because it’s hot as hell in the summer than because I get undue attention for it (people rarely mention it). But I love having long hair, and I’m afraid I would have a meltdown if I cut mine. :p

  14. Funny list! I met Kit this weekend, and she’s fun. I like her blog a lot too.

  15. readerbuzz says:

    Mmmm…something about me that you don’t know? I once was part of a fire brigade and drove a fire truck!

    Thanks for sharing all the little facts about you. I think you are a fascinating person and I hope we get to meet one day. Let me know if you ever travel to Houston.

  16. Jupiter says:

    #4.Yes,that’s me,too.

    I can’t drive. I’m 38. The idea of driving freaks me out. I’ve tried. Maybe I’ll try again someday but for now, I’m good with walking, biking or the bus 🙂

  17. zibilee says:

    I also am a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, but my husband is always trying to persuade me to get into a dress or skirt. I would be happy to wear jeans everyday as well. I loved getting to know a little more about you, but I have to admit that when I saw the title of this post, I thought I was going to get the new scoop on the television show V!

  18. softdrink says:

    I have short hair too, but nowhere near as short as yours. And it kills me when people say they cut their hair and “it’s so short!” yet they can still put it in a ponytail.

    Kit is hysterical. I blame my new laptop on her, since my old one crashed every time I tried to watch a video.

  19. Kai Charles says:

    Great Post! I was 28 when I moved to California and I didnt drive since I never really needed a car in CT. It took moving to Sylmar to force me to learn . So glad I did. Let it happen in your own time though 🙂

  20. Beth F says:

    Love this! I just cut my hair but not as short as yours. Love #5!

  21. Frances says:

    Maybe it is not just wide-ranging interests. Maybe you are in some ways the ultimate romantic – in love with all the possibilities. Except driving apparently. 🙂

  22. iliana says:

    This was so fun to read. It’s always so nice to learn a bit more about each other. So are you going to take driving classes this summer?

  23. Andi says:

    LOVED this! It’s always good to learn more about my fave bloggers. I can totally relate to the hair thing. I had mine SUPER SHORT in college and I often think about going back to it. I sort of waffle between long and short, human hair colors and NOT!

  24. Aths says:

    I used to have super-long hair too! Which my mom loved more than I did, so eventually, chop chop chop went the scissors! And I love Fall/winter best. Plus, jeans and tees/tanks are so my favs!

  25. Christy says:

    Fun post – I liked learning more about you. I have short hair, but am thinking of growing it out long. I don’t know if I’ll have the patience to follow through with it though.

  26. Bree says:

    Sweatshirt and Uggs everyday!!! I’m onboard for that. Super short hair, Love It. That’s my style too. I am way overdue for a haircut. Question – Have you read The Kitchen Daughter yet? You commented on my picture of it and I started it today. I’m about 40 pages in (skimming mostly). I am not liking it at all and am hoping it gets better but I don’t even want to read anymore of it.

  27. Laura says:

    It was fun to learn about you! Good luck with learning to drive, and figuring out your purpose in life :-).

  28. Care says:

    Such posts are so cool. Good luck with learning to drive. I’m going to practice driving my boat this summer – I keep trying to tell myself that I learned to drive so I should be just fine with a boat. Never to late.

  29. Care says:

    (Never TOO late to practice spelling and grammar?)


  30. kay says:

    I’m totally there with you on number 2,4 and 7 (I didn’t know we were almost the same age, I turn 28 this summer!). I could live in uggs and jeans forever and I still don’t know how to drive. I’m a little scared of it, to be honest, but mainly it’s that living in a big city, I can do without easily.

  31. Akilah says:

    I wore my hair super short for years and when I grew it out, I decided to get locs since they’re as decidedly low maintenance as I need them to be.

  32. Trish says:

    Natasha–I love love love this post! And even though I’m sure your frustrated not knowing your purpose I’m a little bit jealous that you are insanely interested in everything. Sometimes I feel like I’m lacking in interests (I know that’s not true, but…). And I feel your pain with the hair. I always try to grow mine out and when it gets rough I always chop it off again. Wish I could get past that bad stage!

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