s’more bandwagon jumping and assorted hooha.

this go-round’s set of blogger insiders questions come from the delightfully named bazil.

1. What are your favorite pair of shoes and why?
my brown doc martens. mostly because they make my giant, clownlike feet look all dainty and ladylike, at least to my eyes they do.

2. What do you where when you sleep?
a dreamy smile, that’s about it.

3. I agree, taking the bra off at the end of the day is nothing short of
heaven. What kind of bras do you wear?

it all depends on the mood. today it’s an aqua-colored cottony type jobby. lately i’ve been pretty partial to a burgundy lace number. my favorite is the royal blue number with really sheer cups made of some sort of mystery fiber.

4. What do you bowl?
ironically, i don’t. i hate bowling.

5. How many tattoos do you have, which is your favorite and how many more do you think you’ll get? (haha 3 questions in one!)
i have four (unlike the number of sister, i have 3 of them [that’s for you andrea]). My favorite one is probably the gecko on the back of my left shoulder. mostly because it’s a duplication of the one my cousin alan shortly before he died.

6. What is the best concert you have ever been to?
REM, Midway stadium. it was either the summer of 1999 or 2000, i can’t remember. for the encore they did “end of the world.” just as they began the song an awesome thunderstorm broke, drenching the entire baseball stadium filled with fans. mother nature provided the light show, it was amazing. if you talk to anyone who was at that show, they will get all drippy eyed and lost in memory. it was fabulous.

7. What is it about the Replacements?
how do you say i’m lonely to an answering machine?
you wished upon a star that turned into a plane
if you will dare, i will dare
i could live without your touch, but i’ll die within your reach
fingernails and cigarettes a lousy dinner
jesus rides beside me, never buys any smokes
a person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all
somewhere there’s a smile with my name on it

some things just can’t be explained. either you worship at the altar of the replacements and preach the gospel according to st. paul westerberg, or you don’t.

8. How many times have you dumped someone, been dumped? Best dumping you ever gave, worst dumping you ever received?
i’ve never been the dumper. i like to do the passive/agressive thing until he gets fed up and dumps me. yeah, it’s not so cool. oh wait. that’s a lie. i did dump someone once. i couldn’t stand the guy after dating him for like 2 weeks. he called and i said:

“i don’t ever want to see or talk to you again.”
“what do you mean?”
“i mean that i don’t want to see or talk to you anymore.”
“don’t you think you should wait to see me to make up your mind.”
“no, i don’t want to see or talk to you again.”

of course he didn’t get it at all, because he kept calling. eventually he came over and i wouldn’t let him in. he finally got it.

9. What do you think of cloning?
sadly, i don’t. there was a very long period in my life where i had to know everything about everything and it’s awfully tiring. so i stopped listening to the news so much. maybe i seem stupid and uninformed now, but i know that some ignorance can go a long way in that whole blissful thing.

10. Do you want to be buried whole or cremated?
buried. i think. i really don’t think about it too much.

11. Who do you consider to be the most influential writer to your life?
jeff gomez. at least i think that’s his name. he wrote this absolutely wretched novel called ‘our time’ and i figured if he could get that tripe published i probably could do the same thing.

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