* * * Meme found over at Kym‘s: [Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says] “hope to read, and changing his manner of dress, and coming over here every time I turn around, and just making a plain nuisance of himself.” (Miss Julia Hits the Road) [Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?] My Biggie Diet Coke from Wendy’s. [What is the last thing you watched on TV?] Discovery Health National Body Challenge. We watched the first episode and DVR’d the second. They found some seriously likeable people this time around. Watching them do the obstacle course made me need a nap – and also made me wish there was something like that around here I could try myself. [With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?] That damn Bean sitting in front of the window chattering at birds. He sounds like he’s in pain. Also, doves cooing. [When did you last step outside?] This morning, on my way out to check the mail, go to Sam’s, and stop by Bed, Bath and Beyond. [Before you came to this website, what did you look at?] Fred’s new forum. [What are you wearing?] A green pullover shirt (with short sleeves! Woo!), gray cotton pants, a pink bra and off-white pan-tays. [Did you dream last night?] I had the most fucked up dream involving myself, a pilot, Gatlinburg, and a little girl who could read our minds. The pilot went insane, kept screaming “I can feel her in my mind!”, and as soon as he said that, I could too – a feeling like ants in my brain. We got into some kind of airplane, took off, and the pilot turned the plane so that we were headed straight up. The plane fell into pieces, and I started falling toward the Earth (we were pretty damn far up). I woke up scared to death and discovered I was shaking. Then I realized I wasn’t shaking – the Bean was laying up against me, purring so hard he was shaking both of us. [When did you last laugh?] This morning, looking at the Bean pictures on Fred’s latest entry. The last one in particular. (Scratch that – I laughed just a second ago when Fred sent me an email saying “I need this” and a link to this bumper sticker) [What is on the walls of the room you are in?] A couple of calendars, a bulletin board with many things hanging from it, a frame with a bunch of Tubby pictures, a sketch of Miz Poo, a couple of framed postcards from the Nashville Zoo, a signed picture of Tony Sirico and Steve Van Zandt (Paulie and Silvio from The Sopranos), and my phone. Also a couple of framed Escher prints I gave to Fred for his birthday. [Seen anything weird lately?] I think the way the Bean is flying through the air in that last picture on Fred’s page is pretty damn weird. [What do you think of this quiz?] It rocks the casbah, baby. [What is the last movie you saw?] Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the remake. Damn it was bloody. I spent half the movie with my shirt pulled up over my face. [If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?] A house on the coast o’ Maine, of course. [Tell me something about you that I don’t know.] I was 16 the first time I kissed a boy. [If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?] I would make me the Queen and Supreme Ruler, and I would routinely kick the ass of everyone who annoyed me. [Do you like to dance?] As long as no one else is around. [George Bush.] This video, which makes me laugh every time I watch it (you have to have RealPlayer to see it, but it’s worth it) [Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?] She was, and I named her Danielle Leigh. Fred and I agreed a long time ago that if we had a child and it was a girl, we’d name her Samantha Jayne. I’m also starting to really like the name Molly. [Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?] Seth Forrest. Although (shut up) ever since I read The Red Tent, I’m liking the name Judah. (I said shut up) [Would you ever consider living abroad?] Definitely. But I don’t think I could live abroad indefinitely – a year or two, yes. Forever? Probably not. ]]>