Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I've Been Tagged!

Thanks, Paperback Writer!

Things I would like to do before I die:
1. To be an honest to goodness published author. (Word, PW!)
2. To travel in space.
3. To travel to Africa, China, Hawaii, Ireland, Marrakech...around the world!
4. Sky dive.
5. See a humpback whale.

Things I CAN NOT do:
1. Understand hatred.
2. Tolerate blatant determined stupidity.
3. Eat coconut.
4. A cartwheel.
5. Math.

Things I CAN do:
1. Tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue.
2. Make salsa.
3. Crochet.
4. Carry a tune in a bucket.
5. Grow stuff from which to make salsa.

Things that attracted me to my boyfriend:
1. His sense of humor.
2. His romantic nature. (He calls himself Ro-manic.)
3. His artistic side. (He answers my poetry in verse!)
4. The way he looks at me.
5. Our first kiss and every single one since!

Things I say most often:
1. Yikes!
2. Amen.

3. “I’m doin’.” (Quoting my grandmother in response to the question, “How ya doin’?”)
4. Smeg!
5. ’kay!

Books I love to read:
1. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
2. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis

3. Avon: A Terrible Aspect – Paul Darrow
4. The Masque of the Red Death – Edgar Allen Poe
5. The Musgrave Ritual – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Movies I love:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Indiana Jones
4. Galaxy Quest
5. Oscar

I’m new to internet tag. I hope I’m doing this right. I tag The Drew 102. I asked Drew before I tagged him. If anyone would like to be tagged in the future, let me know. I’m not comfortable tagging without permission (though I don’t mind being tagged).



Paperback Writer said...

No, you're doing it right!


Rob said...

I don't object to being tagged.

Just not today.

LeftUnsaid27 said...

The Masque of the Red Death?? We'll be discussing that in my Literature class on Thursday and I must say that I am clueless! This is the most absurd story, I laughed as I read it finding humor in my complete lack of understanding. Poe is not among my favorites, by far.
Do you have any words of wisdom which I could take with me into this class discussion? At this point, anything at all would be helpful.

Osquer said...

Well, Lefty, I love the piece for its rich, colorful descriptions and the fact that I adore a good masqued ball. I'd love to have a set of rooms like the ones described in the story.

I don't know what insight I can offer except the fact that it's obviously a commentary by Poe on the need for the rich, cruel and greedy to get what they deserve. If they'd toughed it out with the rest of the folks outside, they might have avoided the plague.

Rob said...

If you don't like this Poe story, try "Some Words with a Mummy." Poe scholars seem to try to forget Poe wrote this one. Bring it up in class, and the teacher might deny it!

This was the first story by Poe that I "groked," and it led me to love reading his less humorous works.