The Fall Meme

This is a meme written by Restaurant Refugee.  I didn't know about RR until today where I checked in to Hannah's blog and read her responses to said meme.  So thanks to Hannah for the link, and thanks RR for the meme.

It’s not fall in Las Vegas until November.  Seriously.  It's 82 degrees right now.  

Kelly Preston’s character in the movie For Love of the Game expresses her need to escape NYC because “Summer’s almost over, and I feel like I missed it.” What do you need to do in the waning days of summer for it to feel complete? Drive PCH from Santa Monica to Oxnard at 3A with the windows down.  And also fire up a grill one last time...

The person I know is wrong for me but about whom I frequently think after a break-up is a Socialist lawyer who lives in a collective in the Eastern US, a vegetarian, and a better human being than I'll ever be.  I enjoy knowing that he's out there in the world doing his best to make it better.

The US Tennis Open, one of four Grand Slam events in that sport, is currently in the quarterfinal round. If you could only attend one major sporting event what would it be?
If I can go with a collective event, then Wimbledon.  If it has to be one specific event, then Game 7 of the World Series.

Assuming that you write an anonymous or partially anonymous blog, by what non-physically identifying characteristics might you be identified in a bar?
I'm pretty sure that I've never revealed more than the fact that I'm short, but if I were sitting at the bar, you'd probably not be able to tell that.  After that, I don't know.  If I were with Matt, then probably I'd be laughing like a fool.  If I were alone, then I'd probably be the one watching the people in the booth behind me (discretely, of course) trying to figure out what they're talking about.

Most blogs cover some sort of niche – personal, political, dating, culinary, etc. What topic, if any, would you like to address on your blog but doesn’t fit into your niche?  My niche is general.  I'm a glazer.  I don't go into much detail or delve very deep.  If I were to re-tool and get a real niche, it might be music or it might be movies, but probably, it would be books/book reviews.

If you could manipulate the time space continuum and give as many as three pieces of advice to a younger version of yourself, what advice would you give and to what age of you?  To Dorothy at age 16:  Go directly to college.  At 19:  Break up with him now.  It's time.  You don't have to stay just because it was what you wanted when you were 16.  Age 20:  At your wedding, when your sister says, "If you want to leave right now, I'll go with you," five minutes before the ceremony, take her up on it.

Who among your friends do you really wish had a blog because their stories, or perspective on something ought to be shared? Above-mentioned Socialist, vegetarian, do-gooder lawyer.  He's funny, cynical, and yet hopeful and sincere.

If you were to take an e-cation (vacation from the trappings of our electronic world,) and assuming that employment obligations would allow it, how long of a break could you take? What would you miss the most, the least? I could go for a while.  A long while.  3-6 months no problem.  I feel like I waste a lot of time with the electronics I have.  I wouldn't miss 99% of my email and I could probably live without TV forever (not movies, though).  I'd miss the blogs and downloading music the most.

On September 11th of this year, I will be attending a couple of parties and am somewhat conflicted by the fact that this ignoble anniversary shall pass with it being just another day in the eyes of many (and in some ways my own eyes as well.) Thoughts? I don't know either.  I have a lot of thoughts about September 11.  I feel like moments of silence are perfunctory and largely empty.  I also have no personal connection to the loss outside a general sorrow that it happened, and don't feel I have a right or even desire to make it more personal because I feel like it diminishes the loss for those who were most affected.  I don't think it will ever be "just another day" again, though.  Even if there's no outward act of commemoration, no one who was alive in the United States that day will forget it.

How high are your walls?  Who was the last person to scale them? What tools should would-be climbers have on their belt?  
My wall is high, deep, solid, cold and well-constructed.  I have only one, though, so once you're in, you're in.  Matt was the last person to get inside.  The only tool you'll ever need is patience (if it's going to happen at all).  There are no cracks and no way to dig under or scale over.  It will happen magically one day.  *POOF* you're inside.  But it should also be stated that it can also go the other way.  You can find yourself *POOF* ouside again.  These are involuntary acts of magic on my part - both the letting in and the kicking out and they are equally rare, although, I'm working on the letting in part to see if I can't just be a little less guarded all the way around.  We'll see.

The sexiest thing a man can say to you (or has said to you) is:  There's not much that anyone can say that I find truly sexy in a general sense.  In specific contexts, sure.  Johnny Depp's line in Public Enemies, "I like baseball, movies, good clothes, fast cars, and you," is awesome, but I'm not sure it would carry the same weight spoken by anyone else.  The things I find sexiest are when Matt washes and/or brushes my hair and when he paints my toes.  Also, there are times when he walks up behind me when I'm in the kitchen and he'll wrap his arms around me and bite my shoulder.  Yeah.


hannahjustbreathe said...

Ooooh, good ones!!

I want the *poof* action to happen to me...

And...did your sister really say that to you, five minutes before your wedding? Wow... Great sister.

Dorothy said...

Poof. There.

And yes, my sister really did say that. She's definitely cool and apparently knew why it would take me another year to figure out...

Dirty Kitten said...

Amy rocks.