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Sep. 11th, 2009 | 02:09 pm

1. When you go to Target, what one thing do you get every single time, besides a funky-wheeled squeaking cart full of frustration?
--Balance Bars, specifically the chocolate covered peanut butter ones. I really think about food that much.

2. What is something that people are currently “into” that you just don’t get or appreciate?
--While I love the craft beer answer, I'm going to have to go with The Revival of the Plot in the American Novel. While there is something to be said against writing novels that are nearly impenetrable to read and also that our current situation isn't the same as that of the modernists which caused them to revolt against plot, this doesn't seem to be anything other than an ingenuous way to increase sales, and not because the lack of plot has gotten in the way of authors saying something Important. Sure there's nothing wrong with Pynchon writing hard-boiled detective fiction to make a buck, but don't tell me that it's better just because of that.

3. What is something that really hoists your sail that other people might feel “ho-hum” about?
--Hmmm...right now. The works of Fernando Pessoa. He was a poet who basically came up with all of these characters who wrote in distinct styles and had philosophical arguments with each other. He literally singlehandedly created an entire generation of Portuguese poetry.

4. Favorite song to sing in the shower or car?
--"Come Pick Me Up" by Ryan Adams, obviously. Or possibly something else by Ryan.

5. A really great salad must have this ingredient:
--Probably something I shouldn't eat like Blue Cheese. Yum...blue cheese.

6. Tell us a bit about your best friend.
-- Immoral support.....Ok, as if more were needed there are only a few people with whom it is possible to actually joke about having chronic pain with and still have it be funny.

7. What was the alternate name that your parents almost named you?
--My parents did not have any other names picked out for me at all not even a girl's name, and they purposely asked the doctors not to tell them my gender (maybe this is what made me gay). My parents continued to do this with each of their kids always having only a named picked out for the gender the child was. It really is sort of uncanny.

8. Relationship?
--No thank you.

9. You get a package in the mail. What is it, and who is it from?
--Wow, I'm feeling shitty today and I didn't order this? What the hell? OMG, and Shel Silverstein coloring book from Ann!!!

10. Today–what song represents you?
--Since I have no songs called "I hate pharmacies", I suppose "Portions for Foxes" by Rilo Kiley.

11. What is one thing that writing has taught you about yourself?
--Well, I don't much write, but I find that even thinking about it turns me into a leering glutton for detail. I will find myself staring at people or things dissecting them in ways I don't even know how to explain, until I start to feel just a little too creepy.

12. How are you going to (or how did you) choose the clothes you’re wearing today?
--I looked for clothes that were relatively clean and that were either not too wrinkled or that would de-wrinkle quickly upon wear. Oh and for green.

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from: winstonsbitch
date: Sep. 11th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)

Re: 2: My current lit prof, Doug Unger, is the world's biggest structuralist.


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from: samchuck
date: Sep. 11th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Re: 12: Of course green is m favorite color. I don't even believe it when people say that their favorite color is something else because it's too preposterous to be believed.

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from: winstonsbitch
date: Sep. 12th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)

Yeah actually that baffles me too. I am especially baffled when people say "blue," because it has so much in common with green and is so not as good, like the annoying younger brother. Having typed that I realize I will probably have sex with the color blue in a dream now.

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