Friday, February 25, 2005

Performance anxiety

J. reads my blog, and now I'm trying to think up something interesting to say. Now personally, I think blathering on about books and my personal idiosyncracies is way more interesting than learning the ins and outs of some stranger's personal life, but that may be because I have no personal life to speak of myself.

Anyway, I'm going to do what all bloggers do when they can't think of anything to talk about:

Answer the following questions with song lyrics. Describe:
1. How you feel about yourself. I’m not a leader, I’m not a left-wing rhetoric mobilizing force of one,/But there was a time way back, many years ago in college, don’t laugh,/But I thought I was a radical Dar Williams "The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a Co-ed"
2. How you think your friends view you. I like the green grass under my shoes/What can I lose, I'm flat, that's that/I'm alone when I lower my lamp/That's why the lady is a tramp Actually, I have no idea how my friends view me, I just love that song.
3. Your family. One day I took your tiny hand/Put your finger in the wedding band/Your daddy gave a piece of land/We laid ourselves the best of plans/Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed/Forty years of things you say you wish you'd never said/How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead Patty Griffin, "Long Road Home"
4. Your romantic/sex life. who was i trapped in all this fucking who straight as water as wine as you/and maybe for a second we both thought it’d turn out the way we wanted it to but you’re not like the rest you’re not the fucking rest you’re not like anything The Butchies, "Second Guess"
5. Your current state of mind. Get me outta here! Jet

and because one meme is never enough:

1. What is the first book you remember reading? I remember reading Genesis in a children's bible and realizing that Adam and Eve didn't have any clothes on, and thinking I was going to get in trouble for reading about naked people.
2. What is your favorite book? Eliminating Austen cause she's a given, Tipping the Velvet.
3. Who is your favorite author? Emma Donoghue
4. Pick up the nearest book (magazine or any available printed material will do). Turn to page 24 (or the closest to it). Go to the 7th line. What is it?

I was stunned. Juliet Marillier, Son of the Shadows.

5. If you could be any character in literature, who would you be?

Ooh, Nan Astley, definitely! I get to work as a professional cross-dresser and live happily ever after with a socialist.


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