In Which I Do a Meme

I have seen this little survey popping up in various places (the most recent one I read was at Glum Plum) and I thought it might be fun.  I also having nothing more exciting to feed the blog with at this time, or at least nothing I have time to write up.  As a side-note, as I approach the end of the summer term things will likely get a little light around here, and I may be commenting less (or much less) on the blogs of others.  You know, grad school.  Also on a related note, I am drafting a nerdy librarian tattoo to celebrate graduation (only 5 more months!) so if anyone knows any good tattooists in the Pittsburgh area drop a note in the comments.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4 and write the sentence here: 
__________ (page 18 left blank, The Librarian's Guide to Partnerships)

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What’s there? Academic Spongebob Squarepants alarm clock

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV? We're counting hulu right, okay, The Daily Show

4. Without looking, guess what time it is: 2:30

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? 3:07

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? The slightly off-kilter air conditioning, an ambulance (I live across from a hospital, that's common)

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing? Finally sending off a wedding present and grocery shopping

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at? Tumblr

9. What are you wearing? Towel, I just got out of the shower

10. Did you dream last night? Well technically we all dream every night, unless on some sort of psychoactive drug regimen, or else we go very psychologically off the rails very fast, but I don't remember and dreams in particular.


11. When did you last laugh? can't recall in particular


12. What is on the walls of the room you are in? Nothing.  I think my apartment is small and cluttered enough that leaving the wall-space that isn't covered by furniture, boxes, stacks of books, etc, empty opens the place up a bit.


13. Seen anything weird lately? Honey, I take public transportation in Pittsburgh, I have seen scores

14. What is the last film you saw? Alice in Wonderland (the new Tim Burton version).  I had for some reason not seen it until yesterday even though I love Tim Burton and love Alice in Wonderland (I have probably read both books at least a half dozen times).  I am always a bit weary of seeing favorite novels as movies.  I don't universally hate movie adaptation by a long shot, but after such horrors as Matilda I have been especially weary of childhood favorites.  This forever, was wonderful and I am resisting the urge to try and make Alice's dress from the Red Queen's Court.


15. If you became a
multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? After paying off my student loans, oh bunches of ridiculous stuff, especially fancy hats and steel-boned corsets.

16. Tell me something about you that I don’t know. There are no school photos of me from first grade to middle school because I refused to smile as I found the photographers admonitions to smile "patronizing and insulting" (yes, that is what I told my mother exactly).

17. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you change? Personally, I think at least a few times in everyone's life, say times of great emotion, people around them, and themselves should break out into a perfectly choreographed musical number which captures their feelings.  It could be more of a retro-pastiche and not a break-away pop hit, that's not the important part.  I think it would dramatically increase global empathy and also be a lot of fun.


18. Do you like to dance? Oh yes, certainly.

19. What do you think of the president? My feelings are ... complicated.

20. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? I plan on being a crazy-cat lady.  My next girl cat will be Miss Kitty Fantastico.

21. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him? Next boy cat: the Marquis de Carabas 

22. Would you ever consider living abroad? I have lived abroad twice before and would happily do so again.

23. What do you want to say to God when you reach the pearly gates? Nice Gates (you should always try and open a relationship with a compliment).

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3 comments:

Sarahbelle said...

Tattoo?? really?? REALLY????? s*i*g*h

Please talk to your sister first.

S * I * G * H

Sabayon said...

Well, I wasn't planning on getting a tramp stamp dedicated to my sorority, just a tasteful, easily and usually covered declaration of a love enduring and true: the love of metadata. If nothing else I am pretty sure I will continue to care about getting my master's for the rest of my life.

Sarahbelle said...

You do realize that the tattoo will outlive metadata - including the term, "metadata".

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