The kid who just won the French Open has long hair and he's wearing white capri pants with a lime green sleeveless top. Just thought you should know.
1. Who is the last performer you saw live in concert? What is the last
film you saw at a theater? Which was more worth the money you
I can't remember the last
performer's name. Marcia something. She's a Louisiana blues,
honky-tonk piano player with a great Won't You Let Me Be Yo Mama voice.
How she sounds and what she looks like have nothing to do with each
other. She could be your third grade homeroom teacher. If your teacher
was white. Or she could easily be a librarian. In fact, think Laura
Bush in leopard skin, rockin' and rollin' with a five piece band behind
her, stompin' her feet and throwin' her head back like she was having
Last film: I saw a documentary
about the Enron case. I think it was called The Smartest Guys In
the Room. Really indicted those megalomaniacs for the greedy lying
bastards they were. And walked you through the blackouts they caused in
The movie was more valuable for the
price. The music cost me four times as much. And I didn't want to
go out and change the world afterward. Movies can do that to
me. For instance, Supersize Me rocked my Mickey D's cravings. I haven't
been back since.
2. What do you do more of in a typical day: Work, sleep, eat, exercise. watch TV, surf the web?
I'm probably on the phone more than
anything, but that wasn't a choice. If I had a choice I'd spend my life in the gym. But I'm injured.
So since this journal thing got
started I'm online much more. And I've got the fat ass to prove it. I
often multi-task. I can watch tv, surf, work, and answer the phone at
the same time. Since I've got tv's, computers and phones in three
different rooms, I can do all those things and sleep too.
3. Your office brings in a new
drink machine and it's your job to fill the eight selection slots.
What drinks (non-alcoholic, of course) do you select?
Fresh squeezed o.j. and ruby red
grapfruit juice. Sweetened ice tea with lemon. Homemade lemonade with a
real lemon sliced in it. Schweppes bitter lemon -- the old formula,
with real lemon pulp in it, not this green shit they're selling now,
assuming you can even find it. [Think I like lemon?]
Let's round things out with Odwalla Mango Madness. Oh, since it's MY
machine, how about homemade chocolate malts -- fresh daily.
And quarts of chocolate milk.
4. Take the quiz: What is
your expression number? Do you agree with the description it
gives you? What do you disagree with most?
You're a 4.
Practical and down to earth - everything in your life is organized.
You are a great writer and teacher. You never forget a detail.
Very patient, you have the ability to cultivate talents in difficult fields.
You also tend to have an artistic side. You'd make a great architect or classical musician.
You face your responsibilities with a positive attitude - and you always get things done.
You are serious, sincere, honest, and faithful.
Sometimes your strong sense of responsibility leads to frustration.
You also tend to develop strong likes and dislikes, which borderon dogmatism.
At you're worst, you can be a dominant disciplinarian.
I don't know. I WAS organized once. Only under
pressure now. Played a couple of instruments, but it was clear that's
not where my talents lay. I'm not serious either. Sincere, honest and
faithful, yes. And all the other stuff, too. I am curious about the
disciplinarian quality. Is this a leather and whips thing I ought to
5. Counting all light fixtures and
lamps in your home, how many bulbs do you have in place, and how many
of them are on right now?
Okay i won't do jokes about tulip
bulbs. In the interest of journalistic accuracy I actually went around
and counted. I can stand in one place and do that. I have a small
house, so only sixteen. Eighteen counting the front and back door
lights. Eleven are on. Eight are on 24/7. You'll never guess why. No
I'm not afraid of the dark.
6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #55 from Laura: What is your favorite movie line ever and why?
Nick Cage says it to some girl he
is crazy about in some movie with a name I can't remember. They're in
New Orleans. It's pouring rain. He lifts her up against a wrought iron
fence in a moment of passion and says "I'm going to [SOMETHING
SOMETHING] and shake you naked." What I wouldn't give to have some guy
say that to me. I know, I had my chances.
It would probably help if I could
remember the whole line. Because [SOMETHING SOMETHING] is not exactly a
But that line and Marlon Brando calling somebody a "tub of guts" in One
Eyed Jacks are my two favorite lines. Tub of guts just makes me laugh.
He also says, "Get up you scum sucking pig." Marlon just had a
way with dialog.
UPDATE: Nick Cage to his wife up against the fence in the pouring
rain: "We're inevitable. I want to shake you naked and eat
you alive, Zandalee."
[Thank you my Scottish friend. With your help I found the quote.]