Tuesday, September 11, 2007

misc. stuff

1) Somebody sent me a free copy of The History Boys for absolutely no discernable reason! I love random free books!

2) Shoot me if I ever try to read Cardinal Newman with freshman comp students again. Ow, that was painful.

3) Heu Mihi tagged me for this meme, so what the heck.

4 first names of crushes:

Jeremie. Yeah, spelled that way. We met on a school trip when I was a senior in high school, and unfortunately I was too socially awkward to make things work, but I have nice memories of that trip.
Michael. He read Milton for fun, and I was hopelessly and desperately in love with him from the ages of seventeen to nineteen (kids, don't go to the same college as your high-school crush), but again, it was doomed by my hopeless geekery.
Tom. Studied abroad with him. Unfortunately, he was one of those study-abroad students who find Interesting Foreign Girlfriends, so it was not meant to be.
Daniel. As in Daniel de Bosola, whom I find inexplicably hot. (I'm prone to literary crushes, but I figured it would be cheating if I filled the list with fictional characters.)

4 Pieces of Clothing I wish I still owned (and/or that still fit):

My favorite tie-dyed shirt from high school
My brown sandals, which I threw away when I moved because they were worn out
The last pair of jeans to wear out, which were quite comfortable
The necklace I left at my boyfriend's house in March of 1999, right before he decided to do a disappearing act. I don't miss him, but I kind of miss the necklace.

4 names I've been called at one time or another:

"Bat," "Bucky O'Hare," and "Hey, stupid," all courtesy of my junior high school classmates
"Professor." I really hope some of said classmates are working at the 7-11.

4 professions I secretly want to try:

Travel writer
EFL teacher, someplace interesting and exotic
Study abroad director

4 musicians I'd most want to go on a date with:

John Lennon (before he died, of course)
Jakob Dylan (though mostly because I'd like to meet his dad)
Jim Malcolm, who is not only rather cute but has a fabulous accent
Any of the musicians at the Globe, circa 1600. Because that would be cool.

4 foods I'd rather throw than eat:

Egg, tuna, or chicken salad (which would be rather gross to throw, but better thrown than eaten, anyway)
Red Delicious apples
Bagels (I like bagels, but they look delightfully throwable)

4 things I like to sniff:

Autumn leaves

4 people I tag:

Anyone who wants to be tagged, can be


heu mihi said...

I like how you specified that you would go on a date with the *pre-mortem* John Lennon. Because naturally our minds would go straight to necrophilia, right?

And now I'm imagining--oh god, never mind what I'm imagining. Good lists. And hooray for the free book!

Fretful Porpentine said...

I wish to state, for the record, that I also want to go on a date with the Globe musicians before THEY died. In addition to the obvious reason, I would very much like to try time-travel as long as I didn't have to stay there :)