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Monday, December 05, 2005

Monday Questionnaire

1. What was the last rude or unkind thing you really wanted to do, and almost did, but didn't do?

2. Name something that was, to your disappointment, cancelled recently.

3. In whose work--literary, musical, cinematic, or otherwise creative--are you constantly trying to persuade others to see the brilliance you've long recognized yourself?


Blogger Eric said...

1. I wanted to attend the nearby reading/signing of one of my authors--he's never met me in person, so he wouldn't recognize me. That in itself would not have been unkind, but my plan was to heckle this obnoxious author and his lousy book. ("I'm just a typical reader, an average Joe off the street, but tell me: don't you think your argument is a little thin? And tedious?")

(I was talked out of doing this, partly because I'm not entirely blameless for the lousiness of the book.)

2. A post-Thanksgiving get-together with good friends I haven't seen in a while. The hour just grew too late, and we're all old and tired now.

3. "What do you mean, you don't like Hemingway?"

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

1. I really wanted to tell my brother not to bring his insufferable girlfriend -- who makes me want to poke myself in the forehead with a fork every time she speaks -- home for Christmas, but I refrained. Mostly because I knew someone else in the family would do it for me. But I've got a bunch of forks ready, just in case she does show up on our doorstep on the 25th.

2. My appointment with my personal trainer last week. Admittedly, I'm the one who cancelled it, but I only cancelled it because I ended up having to work late, and that wasn't my fault. I blame my boss entirely.

3. Over the Rhine (music), Patty Griffin (music), Anne Lamott (author). I firmly believe that people who do not like Over the Rhine or Anne Lamott have no soul.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

1. Run over the people who stopped and talked outside their car in the super-crowded parking lot while somebody else was sitting there with her blinker on, waiting for them to pull out. Finally they all got into THE SAME CAR and drove away. I hope God struck them down, at least a little bit.

2. Nothing's been cancelled lately, but I can't go to an ornament-making party on Saturday that I really wanted to attend, but I'll be half a continent away by the time it starts. Unhappiness.

3. I don't try to convince people to like things that I like, because it never works, and usually the only/best way to fall in love with something is to discover it yourself. At least, that's the way it works for me.

That said, Paul Simon.

12:12 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

1. I wanted to tell my classmate to TURN in the DAMN late paper already. (I passed mine in on time and was resenting everone else their tardiness.) Instead, I said something like, "Hey, I'm sure it's a really good paper! Just turn it in as is rather than fretting more."

2. I can't think of anything. As long as the ANTM finale happens this Wednesday as scheduled, I'm good.

3. I used to do this more. (Longfellow, Soul Coughing...) Now I just recommend recipes with cardamom to anyone who will listen. So I guess my answer is: Cardamom.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

I guess that's what you have to do when a young-looking mother tries to get into a bar.

Card a mom.

1:10 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Erin: Welcome! Nice to have you on board.

Eric: That was awful. But I like awful puns. Not as much as my high school chemistry teacher did, however.

Ann: Do you remember Mr H's awful puns?

3:03 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Uh...well, not really. I vaguely remember him being *known* for his puns, but I can't actually remember any of the ones he made.

Eric: Ouch. But in a good way.

6:46 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Ann--I don't remember any specific puns, I just remember groaning a lot. I can't discern whether I didn't appreciate puns yet or his were truly awful.

9:56 AM  
Blogger K_Jemidon said...

1. I wanted to tell a friend the girl he's after ain't good enough for him... but I ended telling him he should do what he pleases when he asked for my opinion. Honesty backed out at the last minute.

2. A once-in-a-lifetime ice skating show that was held recently in another town. Temporary disappointment.

3. Webber's works aren't as boring as he looks.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Emma Goldman said...

1. I frequently call people assholes when they make boneheaded driving moves--especially, for example, when I'm walking in the really cold air and they're driving in a nice warm car, but they can't wait five fucking seconds for me to cross the street, oh no, THEY have to go.

2. I can't think of anything, but I'll come back if I remember something.

3. Bruce. Of course. And probably Tolkien. Despite the legions of fans both artists have, my friends don't number among them.

5:22 PM  

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