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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

In Which I Dutifully Answer Questions

It seems I have some bloggy questions to answer that come from my friend from Down Under (do Aussies really hate being referred to as the country Down Under? I probably would), Aly.

Here we go!

1.What is your favourite and most used (non-person) item in your house?
I would like to say that my favourite (I wrote it with a "u"!) item and my most used item would probably be different things, but if forced to choose just one that is both, I would say my computer. No, wait! My cell. No, definitely my computer. Seriously, what did we do before the internet? Life seems so hazy and unsatisfying back in 1994.

2. If you were forced to abandon your house due to an emergency (like stampeding elephants, or something) what would you take? [I should mention here that you can only take three things, maximum, because I am MEAN like that.]
I don't know if Christopher would count as a "thing", but I would definitely drag him along with me. I'd also grab my bag, I think, because it has my phone and camera and my cards and my checkbook and ID and insurance info and everything. And probably my box with all my pictures and scraps of papers and cards and personal mementos. All the other stuff I can just replace (and quite probably upgrade).

I feel I should mention that the likelihood of stampeding elephants in
Boston is unlikely, although I do live quite close to this:

3. a)What is your alcoholic beverage of choice? Usually beer. Or red wine. Or whatever's free.

b) Have you ever had an embarrassing moment with that beverage? Many, many, many.

c) Discuss! Once in a bar I was making fun of an old drunk woman's dancing by imitating her dance moves. When I had finished I went to sit down, entirely missed my chair, and fell straight to the floor. The band actually stopped playing to make sure I hadn't broken anything. Like perhaps my dignity.

4. Could you live in a place with absolutely no electricity?
Hmm. Indefinitely? No. At least, I wouldn't want to. If some kind of apocalypse occured and it was a situation straight out of The Stand, I suppose I could, technically, live without my computer and my blow dryer. If you call that living. But if you're referring to a lifetime of make-shift camping, then no. I need me some hot showers in the morning.

5. Who are five bloggers that you would recommend other people to read, and why do you think they're fabulous?

This is very hard to choose because I love them all equally and they fill in gaps with humor, thoughtfulness, and random interesting tidbits, but if you've never read any of them I'd recommend the following:

Ramblings by Alyndabear: because she's cute and Australian and a teacher. She's also hilarious and a self-proclaimed dork, which I adore. Plus, she wrote these questions for me!

Funky Carter: the Acerock himself. This man should be writing novels and screenplays. Instead, he entertains us on a daily basis with stories of crazy homeless people throwing things at him on his overnight work shifts.

Daily Tannenbaum: Always makes me laugh. Plus, she's an upstate New Yorker, and so can relate to my tales of woe when stuck in godawful places where there is no Target.

Roaring Through My Twenties: this lovely madam is not only a fantabulous blogger, but she also started the 007 Bookclub and invited me to join! (Ok, I kind of invited myself, but whatever.) The point being, she rocks.

Othersideofmyhead: Kirsten is one of my very favorite
Rochester people. She's amusing, and likes to talk about poop. Among other things.

Of course, I should mention that every one of the blogs in my sidebar are worth reading and they're all great, otherwise I wouldn't have included them in my sidebar. Duh.

So thanks for the questions, Aly! I've now fulfilled my meme duty for the month of April.


Anonymous alyndabear rocks hardcore!

Ohhhh the handbag one was totally cheating - and for that, I admire you.

Bonus points for mentioning ME! ;)

(I think I get some bonus points for converting you to Aussie spellings. Say it with me now, COLOUR. NEIGHBOUR. Hee.) xo

P.S. I wish you had that chair incident on film. :P

4:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous rocks hardcore!

i do enjoy talking about poop... and it's folks like you that make it all the more enjoyable!

- kir

4:22 PM

Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

It may seem like I have no dignity, but I assure you, all the crazy people splashing me with bottles of water I endure because it's great material. One day, my embarrassing present shall make a great movie.

Thanks for the Funky Carter shout-out, nerd!

5:52 PM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Aly- I think I love adding random "u"'s to words! And I'm very thankful the chair incident is not on film... only on replay in my brain every time I'm in a bar or thinking of mocking others.

K- Poop!

Ace- I look forward to reading your memoirs, even though reading about your present life is also pretty satisfying.

6:48 PM

Blogger stefanie rocks hardcore!

Hee. Life was hazy and unsatisfying back in 1994. Also, nice job Aussie-izing your responses there.

8:41 PM

Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

Totally agree on Aaron, that man is a genius!!

also, I think I would rather die without my computer or hair dryer.

I don;t care how that makes me sound.

7:29 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Stef- Thanks! I'm thinking of making all my posts Aussie friendly. :)

Stiletto- I don't think I'd rather die, per se, but I definitely not be pleased to have perma-frizz hair.

9:33 AM

Blogger Kelli rocks hardcore!

Aww, I am honored that you listed little old me as one of the five blogs.

And one of the best things that's occured in the year 2007 so far is not only the start of the 007 book club (because we're a whole new type of Bond girl) but that YOU joined.
AND I've somehow managed to convince you to come out to Southie not once but twice since I've known you!

2:15 PM

Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

Wow, I take a one day vacay from the internet, and the first thing I see is honorable mention over at NPW! How wonderful, thank you. You are without a doubt my favorite librarian blogger. Also, I love anything Aussie. Have you ever read "In a Sunburned Country?" I don't know why, but the Australian version is renamed "Down Under" so I guess they do strongly relate to that nickname.

8:37 AM

Blogger briliantdonkey rocks hardcore!

grrrrr,,,,,blog ate my first comment. You can ask alynda,,,,that is no small accomplishment.hee!

Wow the aussie-izing thing is a bit catchy. Now if I could only find some country that does the ie/ei thing differently I would be set.

Thanks for stopping by, I shall return presuming you don't realize your mistake and lock the doors by then.


8:49 AM


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