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interactive thursday

Trying to catch up on a few projects so not much time to talk about me. So I’m hoping *you’ll* talk about me instead.

I saw this meme over at Snackie’s Pudge-Free World, and it looks like fun. Here are twenty fill-in-the-blanks about me for all of you to complete–some of them I don’t even know the answer to, so don’t feel pressured to be right.

Creativity counts, so feel free to go in unexpected directions. Aren’t those the most fun anyway?

THE TWENTY “QUESTIONS” MEME

Sognatrice is…..
Sognatrice needs…..
Sognatrice’s best friend is…..
Sognatrice’s dog is named…..
Sognatrice smells like…..
Sognatrice drives like…..
Sognatrice craves……
Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is…..
Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is…..
Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is…..
Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is…..
Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is…..
Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is…..
Sognatrice’s hair is…..
Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is…..
Sognatrice’s occupation is…..
Sognatrice’s favorite book is…..
Sognatrice’s favorite color is…..
Sognatrice hates…..
Sognatrice wishes…..

I’ll post my answers next week to give everyone a whole weekend to come up with great stuff.

Come on, make me smile!

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39 Beans of Wisdom to “interactive thursday”
  1. qualcosa di bello
    07.19.2007

    girl, i don’t do research in the summer! but i’ll try some off-the-cuff answers…

    S. is…livin la dolce vita

    S. needs…to keep blogging for her stateside sisters

    S’s best friend is P!!
    & her doggie is Luna!

    S. smells like…a sea breeze

    S. drives like…you drive???

    S. craves…a visit from her family

    S.’s alcoholic drink of choice…had better be her father in law’s wine!! 😉

    Her non-alcoholic choice…ESPRESSO!

    cupcake?…Piacere’s Key Lime cupcakes (riiiight??)

    hair?…up in a hair band for summer

    occupation…best dang blogger/writer/dormant attorney

    favorite book…all of ’em?

    color…a rainbow over the sea

    hates…no, not our Sognatrice! (oh, i forgot…internet trolls & mean people)

    wishes…that her fellow bloggers would make her laugh!!

    (PS. qualcosa di bello doesn’t do celebrity types..sorry!)

  2. nyc/caribbean ragazza
    07.19.2007

    favorite celebrity crush – andy garcia

    doggie – luna

    non-alcohol drink – caffe

    I agree with qualcosa regarding your occupation (and will add teacher to it)

  3. goodthomas
    07.19.2007

    You know that feeling — when someone comes up to you, smiles, shakes your hand? They engage you in conversation and you’re pretty sure you know who this person is but you are not totally sure.

    Suddenly, they say, “You don’t know who I am, do you?” And in that instant, you lose any confidence you were holding on to, any knowledge of this person. You stand there, eyes wide, mouth open, stammering, “Well . . . of . . . course I do.” And you have no idea now.

  4. sognatrice
    07.19.2007

    Qualcosa, NYC–you ladies are *good*!

    gt, I know exactly what you mean, but, um…I’m sorry, have we met?

  5. Kimberly
    07.19.2007

    Sognatrice is…..a sweetheart.
    Sognatrice needs…..love. Come on, sing it! “All we need is love! Dum-dum-da-da-da…”
    Sognatrice’s best friend is…..her sweetheart, P.
    Sognatrice’s dog is named…..Luna.
    Sognatrice smells like…..Pesto?
    Sognatrice drives like…..any person who doesn’t drive a car – quietly.
    Sognatrice craves……Funky answers to her new meme!
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is…..the one with the guy, you know, with the face?
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is…..
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is…..the kind with the little umbrella in it.
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is…..wet.
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is…..?
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is…..to die for!
    Sognatrice’s hair is…..prettier than mine.
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is…..?
    Sognatrice’s occupation is…..entertaining her adoring fans.
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is…..the kind with words. On paper.
    Sognatrice’s favorite color is…..the prettiest one.
    Sognatrice hates…..when people are mean to each other.
    Sognatrice wishes…..(Now this one, I think you should answer for yourself)

  6. Anonymous
    07.19.2007

    from Andrea

    Sognatrice is….. a woman
    Sognatrice needs…..a nail file
    Sognatrice’s best friend is…..a crazy gal from elementary school named Madeleine
    Sognatrice’s dog is named…..Luna
    Sognatrice smells like…..lemons
    Sognatrice drives like…..someone who got her learner’s permit on the first try
    Sognatrice craves……snow
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is…..Monday Night Football
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is…..William Shatner
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is…..wine
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is…..Dr Pepper
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is…..Maroon 5
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is…..vanilla
    Sognatrice’s hair is…..a swingy bob
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is…..Jamie Oliver
    Sognatrice’s occupation is…..observer
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is…..Little House on the Prairie
    Sognatrice’s favorite color is…..violet
    Sognatrice hates…..when a piece of eggshell gets in her scrambled eggs
    Sognatrice wishes…..her pencils were sharper

  7. sognatrice
    07.19.2007

    Kimberly, you are so diplomatic and good at double speak–sure you’re not a lawyer too? As much as I love pesto, I sure hope I don’t smell like it. Loved this!

    Andrea, I literally laughed out loud when I read William Shatner. I’m still laughing in fact. Thanks so much for playing–you’ve definitely made me smile 🙂

  8. Paolo
    07.19.2007

    I figure you assume I’m going to be super-snarky, so I’m going to play this straight just to mess with you. Cause that’s how I roll.

    Sognatrice is: my nicest friend I’ve never actually met
    Sognatrice needs: my advice like she needs a hole in the head
    Sognatrice’s best friend is: That Other Paolo
    Sognatrice’s dog is named: Luna Baloona
    Sognatrice smells like: basil, garlic, olive oil and peppers – but only on Wednesdays. Every other day of the week: lilacs
    Sognatrice drives like: a lunatic, so fortunately she never does
    Sognatrice craves: attention – but don’t we all?
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is: the folks in the piazza
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is: Steven Seagal. Because everybody hates that sumbitch, part-calabrese or not
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is: vino rosso
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is: iced coffee
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is: I do not know, but it is guaranteed some folky, singer-songwriter tapioca stuff… you know, chick music!!! (ducks)
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is: butterscotch Krimpets
    Sognatrice’s hair is: dark as an enchanted forest
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is: either Andy Garcia or someone named “Lorenzo Flaherty…” who has the most made-up name since “Wolf Blitzer.”
    Sognatrice’s occupation is: keeping me from doing my work
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is: whatever one she is reading at the moment
    Sognatrice’s favorite color is: cerulean blue
    Sognatrice hates: bullshit
    Sognatrice wishes: all the people she loves could be in the same place

  9. Calabrisella
    07.19.2007

    Sognatrice is…a really good writter!

    Sognatrice’s dog is named…..LUNA!

    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink
    of choice is…..Cafe granita 😉

    Sognatrice’s hair is …pretty!

    Sognatrice’s occupation is…..being alive and inlove!

    Sognatrice’s favorite color is…..violet..

    i hope i got some right… hehe
    fun pop quiz…

    Bacioni…

  10. The Moon Topples
    07.19.2007

    I tried a few for you:

    Sognatrice is three times faster than a sognaonce.

    Sognatrice needs to enter more fiction contests.

    Sognatrice’s best friend is carbon-based.

    Sognatrice smells like food on Wednesdays.

    Sognatrice craves invention.

    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is not to be spoken.

    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is likely coffee-based.

    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is espresso (hence the bleeding).

    Sognatrice’s hair is a warming mechanism.

  11. One Smart Cookie
    07.19.2007

    I didn’t read the other answers so as not to bias myself. I love this meme and may have to steal it for my blog… will you answer if I do??

    Sognatrice is….. adventurous
    Sognatrice needs….. more time for blogging 🙂
    Sognatrice’s best friend is….. P! (and Luna too)
    Sognatrice’s dog is named….. Luna (that’s an easy one)
    Sognatrice smells like….. Lilac
    Sognatrice drives like….. I want to say an old lady but don’t be offended!
    Sognatrice craves…… basil and tomatoes
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is….. something Italian?
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is….. Gary Sinise
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is….. a margarita
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is….. water with a lemon
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is….. i can’t even begin to guess
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is….. lemon with white icing
    Sognatrice’s hair is….. shorter than ever before
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is….. Brad Pitt (how cliche)
    Sognatrice’s occupation is….. writer!!
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is….. she doesn’t have a favorite because she could never pick just one
    Sognatrice’s favorite color is….. light blue
    Sognatrice hates….. people who are mean to dogs
    Sognatrice wishes….. that she could do this meme at my blog! (hehe)

  12. -R-
    07.20.2007

    Sognatrice is an Italian-American. Or maybe an American-Italian.
    Sognatrice needs to keep blogging.
    Sognatrice’s best friend is P.
    Sognatrice’s dog is named Luna.
    Sognatrice smells like coffee.
    Sognatrice drives like an Italian.
    Sognatrice craves American sweets.
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is Tony Danza.
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is vino.
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is coffee.
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is Patrick Swayze when he performed “Hungry Eyes.”
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is caramel.
    Sognatrice’s hair is soft.
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is Tony Danza. (It’s a love/hate relationship.)
    Sognatrice’s occupation is free lance translator.
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is the one she will write herself.
    Sognatrice’s favorite color is yellow.
    Sognatrice hates being so far from family.
    Sognatrice wishes good things for everyone.

  13. blondie
    07.20.2007

    I am too much of a newbie to attempt this but I did want to say you were brave for letting the blog-world guess…

  14. sognatrice
    07.20.2007

    Paolo, you? Super-snarky? Huh. Thanks for bringing up the Krimpets, btw. You big meanie.

    Calabrisella, you did well indeed–complimenti and grazie 🙂

    Moon Topples, the first and last ones are hilarious! Love them all actually 🙂

    Cookie, you’re the second person to say I smell like lilacs. Must be a strong perfume I’m wearing to transmit across the Atlantic! I’ve already played over at your place 🙂

    -R-, how you got the Tony Danza thing is beyond me. I really *am* transparent.

    Blondie, oh come on–they don’t need to be real answers, and you won’t be graded on them anyway 😉 Thanks for stopping by, and congrats again on your #22 position!

  15. Judith in Umbria
    07.20.2007

    S is flirting with us from her photo
    S needs to post more pix of P
    S best friend is S and she is very true
    S dog is Luna Tuna from Tuna Texas
    S smells like basil today, and if not, why not?
    S drives like a farmer with a wheelbarrow
    S craves tomatoes, sliced, not thrown
    A alcoholic choice is the local Calbrian water
    S non-alky choice is sorbetto di limone
    S fave TV show is Super Quark (come no?)
    S hates actor named Sly
    S fave musical artist is Lawrence Welk
    S favorite cupcake is P
    S hair is there in quantity– so far
    S celeb crush is Peewee Hermann
    S occupation is spy for Berla
    S favorite book is “Sex Tips for Girls”
    S favorite color is pink, like the €50 bill
    S hates trolls and arrogant types
    S wishes she’d had a better idea for today’s post

  16. sognatrice
    07.20.2007

    Judith, how did you know we watch a lotta Super Quark around here (even with Sky!)?

    Ideas abound, dear Judith, it’s time that is fleeting!

    But, but…the 50 euro note is orange; 100 is pink (they tell me)–which means, yes, I definitely like pink and whatever color the 500 note might be 😉

  17. Judith in Umbria
    07.20.2007

    I got a fleeting glance at a €50 yesterday before it flew out of my hand and into someone’s register and I recalled pink… I don’t get to look at them for too long. Surely there’s a website to show us what a 500 looks like? Darn, you can peer at bodily parts in megapixels, seems odd if you can’t see money.

    BTW I can see the code I must enter below: VD MD X which is pretty damned prejudicial!

  18. sognatrice
    07.20.2007

    Hah, Judith, turns out we’re both wrong. The fifty’s orange, the hundred is green, and 500 is pink. I *definitely* like pink then!

    Goes to show how familiar we are with the big bills, eh?

    Sorry about the word verification; I’ll give it a stern talking to.

  19. Sara
    07.20.2007

    Sognatrice is in love with P.
    Sognatrice needs a trip to the Alps to find blueberries.
    Sognatrice’s best friend is herself, I hope.
    Sognatrice’s dog is named Luna Balloona! Tummy, tummy, tummy!
    Sognatrice smells like coffee, of course!
    Sognatrice drives like someone who prefers walking.
    Sognatrice craves blueberries, which is why she needs to take a trip north.
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV show is probably a book.
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is unknown to me.
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is a mystery to me.
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is, duh, coffee.
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is another mystery to me.
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is, hm, I’m guessing mocha.
    Sognatrice’s hair is brown, I think.
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is yet another mystery to me.
    Sognatrice’s occupation is, well, translator, I think, but I know her vocation is writer.
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is probably not just one book.
    Sognatrice’s favorite color, I’m guessing, is blue, but I don’t know why I think that. All those sky pix, maybe. Oh, and the blueberries.
    Sognatrice hates nasty people, especially those with the power to wreak their nastiness on lots of other people at once, but even just little nasty people who are only mean to animals (even though she eats bunnies).
    Sognatrice wishes for world peace, universal health care coverage for every human, and that she had some blueberry pie.

  20. Eileen
    07.20.2007

    Sognatrice is – adventurous.
    Sognatrice needs to write.
    Sognatrice’s best friend is her Mom.
    Sognatrice’s dog is named Luna
    Sognatrice smells like olive oil
    Sognatrice drives like – thank godness she doesn’t – I wouldn’t want to see the road rage
    Sognatrice craves words
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is – you got me?
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is Tom Cruise
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is a gin & tonic?
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is dunkin donuts iced coffee
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is well it should be Frank Sinatra
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is chocolate with chocolate icing
    Sognatrice’s hair is never doing what she wants it to do
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is Matthew McConaughey?
    Sognatrice’s occupation is – she is a renaissance woman
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is – can she nail it to one? I’ll guess To Kill A Mockingbird
    Sognatrice’s favorite color is – blue?
    Sognatrice hates mean people
    Sognatrice wishes her family would visit

  21. Judith bloody anywhere cooler
    07.20.2007

    Hmmmm, I think the lousy 10 is pink and the 500 magenta or rosa bordeaux. Sort of meaningless when you can’t get any, eh?

  22. sognatrice
    07.20.2007

    Sara, I’m begging you here: stop the blueberry talk! It’s killing me!

    Have to admit, you’re on the pulse of this place, though.

    Signed,
    The Bunny (but not Blueberry) Eater

    Eileen, how did I know that Frank was going to find his way into your answers? But gin & tonic? Just because I say I’m knackered now doesn’t mean I’ve totally gone Brit–although you’d love that wouldn’t you, you little minx? 😉

    Goodness I could go for a Tastykake chocolate cupcake right now….

  23. sognatrice
    07.20.2007

    Well Judith, I wish I could comment on whether the colors in the photo are true to form, but alas, all I can say is that the 5 looks very bland to me on that site. Those I’m quite familiar with 🙁

    Makes sense, though, that the 500 would be fancy-schmancy color.

  24. born in carbondale
    07.20.2007

    Something that should probably stay dormant in my personality is making me tell you this….but, I can’t resist! I’m going berry pickin tomorrow for blueberries, gooseberries, and currants AND (no lie!) the postman recently dropped off a surprise package of Tastykake butterscotch krimpets (for me) plus creme filled chocolate cupcakes and tandy cakes (for my husband)… Sorry Sonatrice.

    Am a new reader, so all guesses would be a wild stab, but! I would say you smell of fresh soap. Or perhaps violets. Or linen drying in the sun.

  25. Wanderlust Scarlett
    07.20.2007

    YAY! Fun!

    S. is, therefore she does, and quite well.

    S. needs to start an international cooking class.

    S. best friend is lucky

    S. dogs name is heavenly

    S. smells like she’s been cooking!

    S. drives like… ohmigosh, so totally on the other side of the world! (spoken in Valleygirlese)

    S. craves good coffee and great jeans

    S. favorite TV show is no longer airing

    S. hates the actor whose name is EGO

    S. alcoholic drink of choice has changed since she moved to Italy

    S. non alcoholic drink of choice is that which she craves (see above)

    S. favorite musical artist is very good.

    S. favorite cupcake flavor isn’t anchovies.

    S. hair is CUTE!

    S. celebrity crush is dreaming of her every night… ;o)-

    S. occupation is not what she was going to do when she was younger, isn’t it funny how that works out?

    S. favorite book is something that everyone should read

    S. favorite color isn’t what I expected.

    S. hates the handling and lies involving the Kennedy murder

    S. wishes on falling stars

    …kay, how’d I do?

    boy that was tough!
    ear scratches to Luna and Leonardo

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

  26. sognatrice
    07.21.2007

    Born in Carbondale, you’re very, very mean, but I would expect no less from someone from The Region 😉 I like your answers about my smell–another purple flower connotation…hmm….

    Scarlett, such fun answers! And yes, you’re absolutely correct that my favorite cupcake flavor isn’t anchovies. Blech (in cupcakes)!

    And Leo and Luna greatly appreciate the love 🙂

  27. a far away friend
    07.21.2007

    Sognatrice is…..a great writer

    Sognatrice needs…..family, friends and great food

    Sognatrice’s best friend is…..P, Luna and let not forget ….her MOM!

    Sognatrice’s dog is named…..Easy one -LUNA

    Sognatrice smells like…..Salon Selectives …. at least she used to.

    Sognatrice drives like…..silly, she doesn’t drive

    Sognatrice craves……real Diet Coke from the States

    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is…..Anything funny (SNL perhaps, the old ones!)

    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is…..???

    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is…..??? wine

    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is…..anything dealing with coffee

    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is…..too wide of a listening group to even single out one

    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is…..seems like a Butterscotch Krimpet is getting a lot of attention here. Was this your choice over a chocolate flavored cupcake on some certain salutatorian’s birthday in elementary school???

    Sognatrice’s hair is…..dark brown, silky, soft.

    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is…..Now or then???

    Sognatrice’s occupation is…..to keep all of us checking her blog site. Just kidding, lawyer turned freelance writer.

    Sognatrice’s favorite book is…..anything, especially if it’s about the Kennedy’s

    Sognatrice’s favorite color is…..Violet

    Sognatrice hates…..when a sport event is rained out!

    Sognatrice wishes…..to see her family really soon

  28. My Melange
    07.23.2007

    Sognatrice is…..a smart cookie she has a law degree you know!

    Sognatrice needs…..to invite me over for a visit 🙂

    Sognatrice’s best friend is…..me, she just doesn’t know it yet!

    Sognatrice’s dog is named…..after the moon

    Sognatrice smells like…..big Italian lemons

    Sognatrice drives like…..most crazy Italians

    Sognatrice craves……Raoul Bova

    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is…..the Soprano’s

    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is…..Federico Fellini

    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is…..wine

    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is…..uh, non alchoholic..why bother???

    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is…..Frank Sinatra

    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is…..Do they make pesto flavored cupcakes???

    Sognatrice’s hair is…..not highlighted

    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is…..Raoul Bova…again! God you are pathetic 😉

    Sognatrice’s occupation is…..a dream come true

    Sognatrice’s favorite book is…..the one she will write

    Sognatrice’s favorite color is…..the color of the sea

    Sognatrice hates…..the beach

    Sognatrice wishes…..that she could get a huge tattoo of the Italian Flag on her arm 😉

  29. sognatrice
    07.23.2007

    Friend, you’re freaking me out. Salutatorian’s birthday party? Wow. That is some memory you have there. I’d love to hear more on that one as I seemed to have completely blocked it out. I do, oddly enough, remember that said birthday falls in December. Now if you don’t tell me more, I might threaten to post old photos of you here…whoever you are 😉

    My Melange, you’re always invited for a visit! And you’ve got a point on that Raoul Bova thing. But have you *seen* those eyes? Purrrrr…..

  30. a far away friend
    07.24.2007

    Don’t you remember in grade school, what Eddie G would bring to class on his birthday??? Come on, most of us brought in homemade cupcakes…not our Eddie. He always brought a box of chocolate cupcakes/with chocolate icing (no filling) and a box of krimpets (butterscotch, not jelly). Don’t be freaked out, some things I just don’t forget.

  31. sognatrice
    07.24.2007

    Friend, you have a *much* better memory than I–maybe I wasn’t in Eddie’s classes as often. Of course I think *we* were almost always in the same one (otherwise, how were we friends in the great elementary school hierarchy?), so there goes that theory. I’m blaming it on 4th grade. If you are who I think you are, you got the cool teacher 😉

    So seriously, what was his mom doing that she didn’t bake cupcakes–she didn’t even have another kid at home at that point 😉

  32. stefanie
    07.24.2007

    I totally stole this idea and yet I just realized I never even answered on YOUR blog. Terribly sorry about that. 🙂 But do you really need me to fill it out yet when you already have 30+ comments here?

  33. sognatrice
    07.24.2007

    Stefanie, no worries; as I wrote over at your place, I did the same thing with Hilly, where I got the meme from. Must be part of the meme then. I had fun playing on yours 🙂

  34. a far away friend
    07.25.2007

    Yes, I feel like we were in the same class all the time. In fact, I can’t even remember that we were every in different classes. As for my 4th grade teacher, *he* was cool. And Mrs. G …. can’t imagine what kept her so busy.

  35. JT
    07.25.2007

    Sognatrice is…truly amazing!
    Sognatrice needs…Adventure!
    Sognatrice’s best friend is…P!
    Sognatrice’s dog is named…Luna!
    Sognatrice smells like teen spirit!
    Sognatrice drives like a dream!
    Sognatrice craves a Pulitzer!
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is probably on the Food Channel.
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is…either Paris or Lindsey.
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is…already gone!
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is Kramer’s Orange Soda?
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is…Hall & Oates
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake…Ding Dong or Ho Ho (toss up)
    Sognatrice’s hair is…just like Mom’s!
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is…not Mike Vick.
    Sognatrice’s occupation is…whatever she want’s it to be.
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is…yet to be written.
    Sognatrice’s favorite color is…BIG RED!
    Sognatrice hates…a slow internet connection!
    Sognatrice wishes…do come true!

  36. sognatrice
    07.25.2007

    Friend, well 4th grade I had the lady with the cute son(s), so at least that year we were in different places; did you have the revolving teachers in 2nd or the one with the piano? Funny how these things all get so muddled….

    JT, finally someone who knows I smell like teen spirit! I’d been waiting for that one for days! I love the celebrity crush answer as well; very true. And what I wouldn’t give for a big (glass) bottle of Kramer’s orange soda. Or blue birch beer. Yum.

  37. Janet
    08.02.2007

    I just saw this (catching up on my blog reading); I’ll be posting this on my blog soon! In the meantime:

    Sognatrice is…..quite interesting.
    Sognatrice needs…..some peanut butter.
    Sognatrice’s best friend is…..her hubby!
    Sognatrice’s dog is named…..oooh…um…Woof?
    Sognatrice smells like…..citrus
    Sognatrice drives like…..a mad woman
    Sognatrice craves……risotto
    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is…..SNL
    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is…..I don’t think she hates anyone!
    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is…..campari & soda
    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is…..diet coke
    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is…..Prince
    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is…..mohito!
    Sognatrice’s hair is…..long and lush
    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is…..Conan O’Brien
    Sognatrice’s occupation is…..blogger extrodinaire!
    Sognatrice’s favorite book is…..her latest find, an authentic Italian cookbook
    Sognatrice’s favorite color is…..blue!
    Sognatrice hates…..nothing.
    Sognatrice wishes…..she could see her friends and family in the states more often.

  38. sognatrice
    08.03.2007

    Hi Janet, thanks for playing! You got this in just in time as I’ll be posting my answers and favorites soon…it’s been so hard to choose my favorites, though. So many good answers.

    And, hmm, now that you mention it–I could go for a campari and soda right about now….

  39. sognatrice
    08.07.2007

    OK folks, finally, here are my answers with my favorite responses in brackets.

    Some of you, especially Paolo, coincidentally enough, came pretty darn close to mine; oh, and Maht (The Moon Topples)—outstanding all around 🙂

    Sognatrice is usually pleasant, but oh does she have her moments [TIE:
    three times faster than a sognaonce (The Moon Topples) and flirting with us from her photo (Judith)].

    Sognatrice needs to study Italian more [my advice like she needs a hole in the head (Paolo) because it made me think of my grandmother]

    Sognatrice’s best friend is her mamma. And P. And Luna. [TIE: carbon-based (The Moon Topples), lucky (Wanderlust Scarlett), a crazy gal from elementary school named Madeleine (Andrea)].

    Sognatrice’s dog is named Luna Balloonasky. Yes, with a Y. [TIE: Luna Tuna from Tuna Texas (Judith) and Luna Balloona! Tummy, tummy, tummy! (Sara)].

    Sognatrice smells like Victoria’s Secret Love Spell, MB by Mariella Burani, or Avon’s Haiku. Seriously, on that last one—my mom sent me this about a month ago and I just *love* it. Don’t knock Avon yo. [teen spirit (JT) although I also enjoyed that a few of you think I smell like purple flowers. That wouldn’t suck].

    Sognatrice drives like someone who has only driven around cemeteries [someone who prefers walking (Sara)].

    Sognatrice craves blueberries. Big time. [Raoul Bova (My Melange)]

    Sognatrice’s favorite TV Show is Gilmore Girls right now. [TIE: Bold & the Beautiful (-R-) (not true, btw) and Super Quark (Judith); you people not in Italy are really missing out!]

    Sognatrice hates the actor whose name is Steven Segal (even if he’s part Calabrese) and Charles Grodin. I can’t explain it. [special props here to Paolo for *really* understanding on this one].

    Sognatrice’s alcoholic drink of choice is Jack and Coke [had better be her father-in-law’s wine (Qualcosa di Bello)].

    Sognatrice’s NON alcoholic drink of choice is cappuccino [Dr. Pepper (Andrea) because I could definitely go for one right now].

    Sognatrice’s favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson (living), Janis Joplin (not so much) [I do not know, but it is guaranteed some folky, singer-songwriter tapioca stuff… you know, chick music!!! (ducks) (Paolo) because, you know, he’s right].

    Sognatrice’s favorite cupcake flavor is chocolate with white icing [seems like a Butterscotch Krimpet is getting a lot of attention here. Was this your choice over a chocolate flavored cupcake on some certain salutatorian’s birthday in elementary school??? (far away friend) because wow, what a memory!].

    Sognatrice’s hair is getting whiter by the minute [up in hair band for summer (Qualcosa di Bello)].

    Sognatrice’s celebrity crush is Andy Garcia, Raoul Bova, and just a tad of Robert Downey, Jr. when he was on Ally McBeal. Shut up. [TIE: Tony Danza (it’s a love/hate relationship) (-R-) and Matthew McConaugh-heeeeey (Eileen) (how could I have forgotten?). And let’s leave Flaherty out of this, Paolo].

    Sognatrice’s occupation is, oh dear, what isn’t it? [loved everyone’s answers here]

    Sognatrice’s favorite book is Chocolat by Joanne Harris. Didn’t like the movie much though even though I rather enjoy Johnny Depp. Sheesh, another celebrity crush? [those who referred to my writing a book—you get lots of bonus points!]

    Sognatrice’s favorite color is the sky when it’s pink/purple/blue at sunset [TIE: isn’t what I expected (Wanderlust Scarlett) and BIG RED!!! (JT) although I’m impressed by all the violet and shades of blue guesses].

    Sognatrice hates when people are rude [people who are mean to dogs (one smart cookie)—so true!].

    Sognatrice wishes that everyone I love would move into my village [Now this one, I think you should answer for yourself (Kimberly)].

    Thanks so much for playing everyone! I had no idea how much fun this would be when I posted, so all of these great answers were definitely a pleasant surprise 🙂

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