Thursday, June 14, 2007

i've been saving up for something we need as long as you're open to the possibility

I took the day off from work tomorrow for no reason other than I decided it would be nice to do so. The weather is supposed to be decent, too. I haven't entirely made up my mind what I am going to do, but I do know that I'm going to wake up super early and attempt to finish all my chores and errands before lunchtime.

Really, I'd love to go on a daytrip somewhere but I am totally flat broke. I'm saving up for another trip in September and possibly (should certain endeavors in the works produce better than expected results) a rent deposit.

I've been super, super moody lately though. No idea why! One day I'm full of plans and hopes for the future, the next I'm completely desolate and melancholy. I get this way just about every time things in my life are up in the air and dissatisfying in the present. At least right now I have something that--although also frustrating and uncertain--makes me smile. There is a comfort in that. :)

Alors, ce soir, as I must wait until tomorrow for the arrival of the first 3 discs of "Rome", I think I'll chill out with une bouteille de vin rouge and geek out to an episode of MST3K. Did I mention yet that I finally finished The Time Traveler's Wife? I totally cried through most of the final 100 pages. Highly recommended, I don't know why it took me so long to read it. I'm whisking my way through yet another Jeeves book (starting to feel some withdrawal, you see...) and then will either start Vile Bodies or Black Swan Green. Outside, ideally.

Maybe, since my posts have been so direly lacking in content, I will leave you with some more Vox Questions of the Day, as I haven't posted any in quite a long while. Have a lovely weekend!

After all the recent season and series finales, what are you watching on TV these days?
Absolutely nothing! I'm waiting for the most recent seasons of "The Office," "Battlestar Galactica," and "House" to come out on DVD.

What are your top 10 most-played songs currently?
1. "Don't Worry Baby" - the Beach Boys
2. "The Funeral" - Band of Horses
3. "I Want You" - Elvis Costello
4. "A Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill" - Jens Lekman
5. "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" - Neutral Milk Hotel
6. "Maybe You Can Owe Me" - Architecture in Helsinki
7. "Kings of the Wild Frontier" - Adam & the Ants
8. "A Little Respect" - Erasure
9. "Fidelity" - Regina Spektor
10. "Postcards From Italy" - Beirut

What is the most interesting class you have ever taken?
Medieval Popular Culture was pretty fascinating.

What's the weirdest baby name you've ever heard?
"Assholé," pronounced (so I'm told) "Ash-ol-ay." I saw it in the birth announcements in the paper. Amazing.

If a waiter stopped by right now to take your order, what cocktail or drink are you having?
If I wasn't drinking red wine already I'd love a champagne martini!

What are your deal breakers in a relationship?
Dishonesty. Tapered pants.

What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I like vanilla with cherries and chocolate. Or rocky road.

What kind of camera(s) do you own?
Kodak EasyShare V603 Zoom (in red).

What was your favorite TV season finale this year?
The only one I watched was "Lost," so I'll say... "Lost."

What is the one saying that your parents said to you that you absolutely hate?
When I tell my mom something that happened and she doesn't remember it, she tells me that I dreamt it. It drives me crazy.

How many times do you usually re-edit posts? What is the most common reason for doing so?
I take so long to write the stupid things that I rarely go back and re-edit them after they've been posted, unless I notice technical errors like typos or misspellings.

Who is your favorite video game character?
Link, maybe?

What words, for the life of you, can you never spell correctly?
Traveler, inane.

What were you doing one year ago today?
Getting ready to leave my job in Connecticut and move back home.

Which household chores do you most/least enjoy?
I most enjoy cleaning the bathroom, I think because of the way it looks and feels after it is SoftScrubbed and sparkly. I hate doing laundry... it involves a great deal of waiting.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Davy Jones.

What's the best way to get on your good side?
Flattery will sadly work wonders. Or, really, just attentiveness. Interest.

What is your favorite kind of bagel and what do you put on it?
Everything bagel, lightly toasted with jalapeño cream cheese!

What's the next country you want to visit?
Hungary, Belgium, or Iceland.

What are five books that changed your life?
I can really only think of two off the top of my head: Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.

What's your favorite holiday movie?
The Shop Around the Corner or It's a Wonderful Life. I have a thing for Jimmy Stewart during the holidays.

What books did you love as a child?
Just about anything by Roald Dahl. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Goodnight Moon. John Bellairs mysteries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Davy Jones! Totally! I was 9 when the Monkees reruns were on channel 31. I remember how heartbroken and embarrassed I was when I saw how he actually looked in real-time! :-)