Friday, January 09, 2009

25 things about CC

Answering IntenseElizabeth's meme:

1. Yesterday, I got a splinter on my lip from a chopstick. Grrr. The splinter’s gone now, and the stir-fry and brown rice were almost worth it, though.

2. I have such a bad record of assuming that unreliable and obnoxious people can change that TheCSO likes to say that I should get a job at GE touching hot stoves to make sure they’re still hot.

3. TheCSO and I have a very set pattern when it comes to early adoption of technological things. Before we get it, he says we have to have it, I say we don’t need it. After we get it, he forgets about it and I use it every day.

4. I love elephants and the elephant sanctuary in Tennessee is one of my favorite charities.

5. When I was something like five, I ate shrimp with catsup until I made myself sick. For the next ten years, I could eat neither shrimp nor catsup, though I’m OK with both now.

6. I’ve shaken hands with John McCain and liked him at the time.

7. I had an ok novella published by my college press, and have a mediocre novel gunking up my hard drive. One day, I’d like to write detective novels.

8. Katharine Hepburn was my childhood hero. Robertson Davies is my adulthood hero, though I still have great respect for Kate.

9. When I retire, I want to run a Christmas tree farm. TheCSO does not. Luckily, we have decades to work this out.

10. The only diet soda I can stand is sugar free Red Bull, but I could drink that all day.

11. TheCSO and I are naming our cats in alphabetical order. So far, we’ve had Agatha and Boris, our current cats are Cool Disco Dan, Dr. Frank-n-furter, Esperanto and Ursus. We didn’t name Ursus.

12. I really liked Las Vegas and I look forward to going back.

13. I almost never watch TV without a laptop in front of me.

14. I think “Confederacy of Dunces” is one of the best things ever written. Ditto the “Declaration of Independence”

15. When I’m feeling down, I go to the movies. It helps more often than not.

16. I hated science in school, but I think about it a lot. I like to imagine the forces on things and that I can feel electrons zipping back and forth to balance things out. I’m kind of a nerd.

17. I’m a sucker for homeless people asking me for money and charitable appeals of all types.

18. I’ve been experimenting with carrying only cash rather than a card or checkbook.

19. My favorite word is “lagniappe.” I also like “googled” and “if”

20. I’m mildly claustrophobic.

21. I don’t pay much attention to celebrity romances, usually, but I would be sad if Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi broke up.

22. I am really looking forward to the biopic about the Notorious B.I.G. and I’m not sure why. I really don’t know anything about rap music at all, though I suspect I can learn a lot from the movie. The preview intrigued me. I suspect I will end up seeing it alone.

23. I tried to read “Twilight” to see what all the fuss was about, and I got bored and didn’t get through it. I should probably try again.

24. I have more than twice as many mutual facebook friends with Jana-who-creates as I do mutual facebook friends with theCSO.

25. I really don’t like Atlanta, but I love Epilonious. So far my dislike of Atlanta has mostly won. Thank goodness for IM.

CC

5 comments:

PG said...

7. I had an ok novella published by my college press, and have a mediocre novel gunking up my hard drive. One day, I’d like to write detective novels.

I didn't know that about the published novella -- very cool. I have too much trouble finishing things to do something like that (aside from the writing talent issue); I haven't completed writing even a short story since middle school.

22. I am really looking forward to the biopic about the Notorious B.I.G. and I’m not sure why. I really don’t know anything about rap music at all, though I suspect I can learn a lot from the movie. The preview intrigued me. I suspect I will end up seeing it alone.

The preview really turned me off the movie. I like some rap music and I recognize Biggie's talent, but the preview didn't convince me that his life was worth a biopic.

epilonious said...

2. I have such a bad record of assuming that unreliable and obnoxious people can change that TheCSO likes to say that I should get a job at GE touching hot stoves to make sure they’re still hot.
Hah. I'll add to both sides of the argument and say "all you need to do is find the switch".

3. TheCSO and I have a very set pattern when it comes to early adoption of technological things. Before we get it, he says we have to have it, I say we don’t need it. After we get it, he forgets about it and I use it every day.

Caveat: There is a 50% chance on things I suggest to TheCSO. You have a smart-car, but John Cleese is not telling you were to go in said smart car


5. When I was something like five, I ate shrimp with catsup until I made myself sick. For the next ten years, I could eat neither shrimp nor catsup, though I’m OK with both now.

Me, I have just stood my ground on hating celery, and accusing bad tastes in things to have been caused by celery.

7. I had an ok novella published by my college press, and have a mediocre novel gunking up my hard drive. One day, I’d like to write detective novels.

I've started and enjoyed a large number of forum wars. I think my approach to my writing addiction is more like crack and yours is more like alcoholism.

9. When I retire, I want to run a Christmas tree farm. TheCSO does not. Luckily, we have decades to work this out.

To maintain parity with item 3, You'll start it and go do something else, and TheCSO will love running the Christmas tree farm.

10. The only diet soda I can stand is sugar free Red Bull, but I could drink that all day.

I love diet everything and actually no-longer like most 'regular' soda.

13. I almost never watch TV without a laptop in front of me.

Depends on the day. I work on a computer so sometimes omnipresent screen and multiple screens just skeeze me out.

18. I’ve been experimenting with carrying only cash rather than a card or checkbook.

I secretly rejoiced when fast-food restaurants started taking credit cards.

19. My favorite word is “lagniappe.” I also like “googled” and “if”

I love 'gimlet' for some reason. I don't even know if I like the drink.

22. I am really looking forward to the biopic about the Notorious B.I.G. and I’m not sure why. I really don’t know anything about rap music at all, though I suspect I can learn a lot from the movie. The preview intrigued me. I suspect I will end up seeing it alone.

And here I was googling Tupac. I feel like we should meet up in Chattanooga to watch the movie. It seems like one of those adventures we'd like because of the sheer gorgeous weirdness of it.

23. I tried to read “Twilight” to see what all the fuss was about, and I got bored and didn’t get through it. I should probably try again.

I have trouble finding the time to read. It's beginning to form a nagging sensation at the back of my mind.

25. I really don’t like Atlanta, but I love Epilonious. So far my dislike of Atlanta has mostly won. Thank goodness for IM.

Here's to hoping you don't see the flamewars I can create... even I'm beginning to realize how much of a jackass I can be...

PG said...

Gimlets are one of the few classic cocktails I like. Mostly my taste in alcohol is embarrassing. I also like "gimlet" in reference to people and how they're looking at you.

Elizabeth said...

what exactly is a meme and what does one do with it ?

Vicki said...

Thought you might be interested in this in today's WSJ.


* BOOK LOVER
* FEBRUARY 5, 2009

I would like to add to the list of authors that deserve to be more widely known and read Robertson Davies, a Canadian writer I discovered several years ago.
—Debora Schreiber, Ventura, Calif.

I second that emotion. Canadian novelists seem to get the same cold shoulder from American booksellers and readers as Australian authors. Mr. Davies's Deptford Trilogy is dazzling, as is "The Cunning Man," published in 1994, the year before he died. Other Canadian authors worth a look are Wayne Johnston, Alistair MacLeod, Margaret Laurence and Timothy Findley.

* Send your questions about books and reading to Cynthia Crossen at booklover@wsj.com.