Writer’s Block!

July 17, 2005

Whenever I feel like I have nothing to write on my blog, it’s because it’s usually true. In that case, I have a few pre-filled out posts of quizzes that I’ve taken from other sites that I read.

With that said…

Here’s a quizzie from the mind of Tommy from the L.A. Scene and modified to accomodate my gender. Because I’m not into chicks. Except Angelina Jolie…

1.If you could pick a letter of the alphabet for your name, what letter would it be?

2.If you could pick any single word for your name, what would it be?
Effervescence. Except then my full name wouldn’t fit on any credit card I know. But my initials would be EAT, which is pretty apt.

3.What was the first state you visited following the state you were born?
Tough one. Because I was born across the river in Philadelphia even though the folks lived in Jersey at the time. So TECHNICALLY it should be New Jersey. I also visited Philly a lot because I had relatives there. So TECHNICALLY it should be Pennsylvania. Although. But I’m going with Florida because the trips to PA never felt like a real visit…it’s only 20 minutes away.

4.How many States of the U.S. have you visited?
Erm….ten? I’m not counting airport layovers.

5.How many Provinces of Canada have you visited?
One. Ontario. Niagra Falls for about 6 hours.

6.How many Foreign Countries have you visited?
Three….Mexico, Canada, and St. Martin, which is half French and half Dutch.

7.Do you like a (wo)man in panties or thongs?
I like my guys in boxer briefs. As for me, I’m 50/50.

8.Do you like when a (wo)man wears an apron with a bib or without?
I thing guys need the bib…looks more professional.

9. Do you wear an apron when you cook?
If it’s going to be sloppy, I do.

10.What genre of music do you listen to?

Sadly, the ‘pop’ music that I once loved is now adult contemporary. But I’m very much into big band and old standards.

11.What is the most mis-used word in the English language?
DECIMATE!!! It used to mean reduction by 1/10th. Now because of the rampant misuse, the definition has been altered to make sentences like, “Darn…that level 45 Night Elf hunter decimated my poor level 37 Undead Mage” correct.

12.Do you prefer log cabins or brick houses?
Mrs. Butterworth. Ha! Seriously, I prefer brick houses.

13.What is the greatest album of all time?
Sesame Street Original Cast Record #1. “I love trash! Everyhing dirty or dingy or dusty…everything ragged or rotten or rusty…oh I love trash!!” Those songs influenced an entire generation.

14.What is the greatest record of all time?
“California Dreamin'” by the Mamas and the Papas. The harmonies are killer, and the lyrics are haunting and yet so true.

15.Who is the greatest recording artist of all time?
Frank Sinatra.

16.What is the greatest movie of all time?
I’m not a movie buff in the least. But I’ll go with Gone with the Wind for the sheer spectacle of it all.

17.Rosie O’Donnell: Take her or leave her
Leave her. Have you read her blog yet?

18.Do you prefer chick flicks or action movies?
Chick flicks

19.Do you prefer women in short skirts or low-ride pants?
Miniskirts. There is nothing flattering about low ride pants.

20.Do you prefer wrinkle free clothes or those that have to be ironed?
Wrinkle free.

This week I’m reading Assassination Vacation even though I’m the only person on earth who doesn’t think Sarah Vowell’s a goddess and Jack Whyte’s The Skystone. (Thanks, DMadCat!) As you can see, each week I tend to pick a fiction and a non-fiction book to tear through. Seems like I’ve started my own summer reading program without knowing it!

The Cat Who Went Bananas bored me silly. Apparently, this is 27th or something in a series of books. Dear God! I actually read some excerpts aloud to BaronVonPlaque so that we could both laugh at the prose. Every character in the book spoke as if they were a faded pressed flower from Victorian days.

“Oh, Quill!” she exclaimed. “I so adore the works of Lord Byron!” Qwill stroked his mustache thoughtfully. They had plum patch for dessert. Plus, I knew who ‘did it’ before page 50.

I aborted the reading of The Sociopath Next Door halfway through. Each chapter seemed to retreading the same material. I’m still in love with the library — it’s now my Thursday lunch/afterwork ritual!

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  • tiger July 19, 2005 at 7:41 am

    …I like brick houses… but (like anything else I guess) if they aren’t done *right* they can look–well, like the welfare housing across the way… a STATELY brick house is sharp.
    …although I have a soft spot for a brownstone (like my grandparents home downstate :).
    & since the man makes our living with logs. I suppose I should say “log”. & I do like a log home too… really. So long as it doesn’t become something mammoth & overly pretentious… (& some do/are)

  • tiger July 19, 2005 at 7:45 am

    (glancing at your reading list–Julia Cameron is the best… I tried doing the Artist’s Way–I didn’t make it through the entire thing & would like to try again… maybe once the kids are back in school…)

    & I probably said this before but dang girl–you do “Geeky Chick” WELL. 😉

  • tiger July 19, 2005 at 7:45 am

    oops–scratch that extra “k.”
    “Geeky CHIC…”
    y’know… 🙂

  • DMadCat July 19, 2005 at 11:56 am

    Hey! I’m famous now! 🙂

    Hope you like em!