Thursday, August 24, 2006


1. Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence.Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
"Girls are really competitive but they don’t make it seem that way, Mary Duke explained. Like I’m so fat. When they say that it’s because they want attention. Finally, girls use “I’m so fat” to short-circuit the possibility of getting labeled “all-that”.”
This is from Rachel Simmons' book “Odd Girl Out”, a really interesting Reviving Ophelia-esque book I picked up and have now read twice. This question was much more difficult than it should have been, as the bookshelf nearest my computer is where all of my textbooks and school-related reading is. Page 123 was (closest book) a chart on some stats thing and (second closest book) a set of chapter review questions.

2.stretch your left arm out as far as you can...what do you touch first?
Yarn. Go figure.

3. what was the last thing you watched on tv?
Probabally CSI

4. without looking, what time is it?

5. what is the actual time?
4:20pm...oh lord I have a lot still to do today.

6. with the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Cars on the road, Dulce eating/playing with a plastic bag, housemates youngsters chattering in the kitchen, peepers and crickets, the fish tank, and DH’s water tray bubblers.

7. when did you last step outside?
Went out to see if it was raining on DH’s laundry about 30 min ago.

8. what are you wearing?
Orange Roxy hoodie and green capris, flip flops.

9. when did you last laugh?
Taking pics of Zora tolerating Dulce giving her a very thorough bath around the eyes and head.

10. seen something weird lately?
Listening to the trailer for Brokeback Mountain on the DVD player while watching an odd comercial with a guy with a huge ping-pong ball as a head. The head was painted like a clown and he was at the office conversing with coworkers. While the trailer was playing. Hearing “Why can’t I quit you” while there’s a ping-ping headed clown was certainly the oddest thing I’ve seen in a while. And DH and I were so amused we kept watching it for a bit...

11. what did you dream last night?
I don’t think I remember it. I often don’t.

12. what's on the walls of the room you're in?
An orchid calender that’s still on...March.
My school/knitting bookshelf.
Tons of framed photos and pictures, lots of bookshelves (my computer is in the living room)

13. what do you think of this survey?
More interesting than many I’ve seen..

14. what was the last film you saw?
Just last night, Broken Flowers with Bill Murry. Really great movie by director Jim Jarmusch. you like to dance?
Yes but I’m pretty awful. Unless I’m intoxicated, then I’m Brittney-friggin-Spears.

16. would you ever consider living abroad?
I’d enjoy it, but I don’t think Dulce and Zora would like the plane ride. Then again we could always drug them...

17. if you became a multi-millionaire overnight what would you buy first?
My way out of debit. Pay off school loans for DH and I, pay off CC’s, and pay off both parents morgages. us each a car that is running and newish (okay, millionaire? New one for each of us) and set aside $$ for our first house.

18.tell me something about you that i don't know.
I am a Special Olympic Gold medal winner. Yes, really, but on a technicality...I coached the RI team the year one of the teams won the gold medal in sailing and sailing is one of the sports where they have “unified partners” for safety and sanity reasons. So my two athletes won, and I got a medal as well. That’s my fallback fun trivia fact about myself...odd, unusual, and just a tad bit embarassing (the medal part, not the special olympics part)

19. what would you change about the world?
A. Must have license to have children. And it should be more difficult than getting a permit to the dump.
B. Presidential canditates should have to pass a “Basic Skills and Sensibilities” test. While it’s nice that they have someone to do everything for them, that should not take the place of their ability to do it for themselves. Like “Don’t worry that you can’t formulate a sentence Mr Presidential Candidate, we pay someone to do that for you.”
C. It should not be more difficult to obtain an education, basic or higher, than to train a monkey to use the toilet.
D. People should...oh I give up. I can’t even start on all the ills of the world, but perhaps we should consider the ramifications of sciencing our way away from natural selection. Some animals are just meant to die. People are animals. Sooo... (this is of course not applicable to me or my life, where if something happened to a loved one I would really appreciate the benefits of technology and science. But you know...)


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