Wednesday, August 17, 2005

What's Inside the Information Bounty Killer Brain Tonight...

I modeled this list off a list I found over at Ms. Monkeythong, which I guess was modeled after one of the tons of "quiz" forwards I've e-mailed out lately:

Movies I've been Totally Digging Lately:
Once Upon a Time In the West, Tigerland, The Day the Earth Stood Still, D.O.A. (the original with Edmond O'Brien, not that stupid 80s remake), Double Indemnity, Assault on Precinct 13 (the John carpenter original). And, of course, The Wild Bunch.

Favorite Recent Stereotypical-Academician Reads:
Founding Brothers, Emerson's Self-Reliance, the Citizenship Papers, Thom Gunn's Sense of Movement.

Music I Listened to in my Office and in the Car Recently:
L7, Hank Williams, King Tee's Act a Fool, Madlib's Shades of Blue, Tom Waits' Alice, Bruce Springsteen, John Lee Hooker, and the Distillers' Coral Fang.

Favorite Food of the Moment:
Spinach Salads with grilled chicken breast, bacon, red onions, and Vidalia Onion Dressing.

Last Good Poem I wrote:
"Spit and Crowbars"

Funniest Random Thing I've Heard at Work Recently:
"Somebody needs to give that guy a jackhammer and a toilet brush. I ain't cleaning that up!"- One of the trades guys.

Favorite Piece of Nostalgia I Own:
My gray Stetson - Legend has it, my Dad found it in a wash down in Arizona before I was born.

Best Gift I've Received:
A gorgeous handmade silver Ethiopian Orthodox cross that my friend Mesi gave me.

One of the most Eccentric Eating Patterns I Have:
I really dig whole grain baguette with basalmic vinegar and olive oil for breakfast sometimes. Great with yogurt!

Most Bizarre Thing In My house:
I use a stepladder for a nightstand. I have a Voudun Icon on my wall. I have my Great Uncle's broken spurs on my wall.

Most Important Thing I Learned in Library School:
Never trust a bar waitress who walks a block in the rain to return your wallet...because she got your address from your ALA Membership Card. There are cheeky motives involved.

Best Drink Combination Discovered in Library School:
The Dirty McCarthy - A double of Jameson's with a pineapple juice chaser. Discovered on the balcony of my Baton Rouge apartment at 4 in the morning with my friend Mark. Perfected in a bar in New Orleans.

Best Piece of Advice I've Gotten:
"Don't beat up on yourself. It doesn't do any good. It just makes a mess. 'Sides, blood's hard to get out of carpet and who'll get rid of the bodies?" - A friend of mine from my Cal Poly days via Yahoo IM.


zydeco fish said...

Some people would argue that the most bizarre thing in my house is me.

Smurf said...

very cool...spinache greens eh? Still making that sushi? That was such a thoughtful thing for you to give me years ago... with the seaweed... do you remember that?

Anonymous said...

Wow, next thing you know you'll be writing 100 things about yourself. Wait, that's just me.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but which Winnie-the-Pooh character do you most resemble? ;-)

Yep, Bruno Ganz is fabulous. For a change of pace, you should see Bread and Tulips, a sweet, funny Italian movie. He plays a suicidal Icelandic waiter.

Spinach salad...yum. I like mine with dried cherries, walnuts, and raspberry-walnut vinagrette. But then, I like all my salads with dried cherries, walnuts, and rapberry-walnut vinagrette...