I Was Thinking About Something Else

That pretty much sums up my life nowadays. I will be doing something, walking into a room or driving, and I will go askew. Someone will inevitably ask at that same moment, "What are you doing?". Which will confuse me and I can only respond, "Yeah, well...I was thinking about something else".

(formerly A Connecticut Yankee)

Location: Connecticut, United States

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Saturday, July 31, 2004

The Village sold out just as I got there.

The Village sold out six people before I got to the ticket counter for the 12:05am show. I had two goals for my birthday, which occurred Friday. Have somebody make strawberry shortcake for me, and to see The Village. Since technically my birthday was over at 12:05am I can see why The Village didn't work out as I was now back in the non-birthday just a regular joe category without the special birthday privileges.

As I was thinking about how I was to go about doing this entry and thinking about how you are supposed to be honest and forthright in what you write. Some things came to light. As I mentioned it was my birthday yesterday. But I’m at a loss because I don't want to be negative by summing up with not happy parts, because it makes me sound like a whiny crybaby, and even if that’s true I don’t want you people to know that. And I had a good birthday dinner. And cool gifts from the family. The down parts had to do with my parenting skills. I have two teenagers, who in essence are good, but the three of us have our moments. I know I was actually worse at their age, than they are now, so I live with it. Let me tell ya, it really sucks when you have to use your birthday as a weapon. “ How about because it's my birthday…”. It should be a happy festive time, and there was that going on, but I guess in the larger picture why is there any anguish at all? I know there are literally dozens, no maybe even hundreds (ok, maybe even more than that) of teenagers who give their parents a hard time, but man it’s wearisome.
I have to put in some amusing stories about the kids so I don’t take on the ogre quality. About a year ago when my son was fourteen, he and I were walking the dog and I was ahead of him and I noticed out of the corner of my eye a small creature dart into the woods. I asked him if he saw it, and if he did if he knew what it was. His response was, “It was a chipmunk, (small pause)…or a frog”.
What? Really? That close are they in appearance and groundspeed? A chipmunk or a frog.
Several years ago, when the kids were 6 and 7 years old, we were watching The Sound of Music on TV ( I didn’t let them stay up for the whole thing because it would have been to late) and things were going along pretty well and it got to the part during a song where they had fashioned clothes out of curtains, where they were suddenly riding bikes around the countryside. Bearing in mind that everyone in the movie was bursting into song like every five minutes, when the bikes appeared my daughter exclaimed (and ‘exclaimed’ is the best word to describe it), “Where did the bikes come from? Where did they get the bikes?” Like hey, sing? Sure, do it all the time at home, work, school, on the way to the dentist!, but BIKES! Now that’s odd, where did they come from???
Good times, good times. They’re both in high school now, and things have changed. Big fight with my daughter over her being stubborn (a disadvantageous trait she gets from me) yesterday and the apologies came later as they always do and I love them both of course, and I guess I just have to wait for the teen years to be over but again, it’s wearisome.
But I did get strawberry shortcake the way I like it (the only food item I will eat until I get sick – yes that’s what I said, I love it that much...like no other) and cool gifts and I will get to see The Village, because I’m sure everybody can’t wait to hear what I think. Ha!

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Thanks for the quiz, Zoot

...and just what Led Zepplin song are you?

You Are

Fool In The Rain

You are a very bizarre person, to say the least. You don't think the way most other people do. And you probably don't really care.

You defy convention, and probably really like burritos. And you're very content with your life. You're a ray of sunshine. Piercing, bizarre end-of-the-world sunshine, but sunshine nonetheless. While most people are going to college to be lawyers or accountants or something, you'd be just as happy working at Tippy's Taco Stand in San Dimas, CA.

You probably have a really interesting car. You definitely do not drive a Honda Civic. There's a good chance that you smoke weed. There's a good chance you sell it.

Everybody worth anything likes you a lot.

Take the Which Led Zeppelin Song Are You? Quiz

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Has everyone been good? (And here’s a tip. It would be much more interesting if you weren’t…)

What have I been up to?  Topics include;  How much I’ve missed the blog community and all the little bloglets,  my ‘vacation’, my new roof, the kitchen from Hell, and my takes on the Haunted Mansion, Cold Mountain, Spartan, and a re-viewing of Bourne Identity (so as to get up to speed with the new one).

In terms of the whole blog thing, I’ve just been going nuts! To recap briefly: My computer at home crashed (on or around the 16th), froze, due to some viral infection, and it was right at the beginning of Part I of my vacation (I’m back to work for a week then going on vacation again (aka Part Deux)).  Talk about cutoff at the knees! I know deep in the pit of my dark heart that I’m not a stalker, but man! I had no idea how much time I spent surfing the net and just being online for the sake of being online! (I was going to write here that it interferes with valuable beer/alcohol time…but then, oh yeah, right, as if that would ever be true).
As awful as it was, it was also liberating. I mean really did miss it but at the same time I was able to muddle through and did enjoy my time off. I really didn’t think about work at all. I mean at all. Which was really unusual. We acquired a new roof for Castle Carfax and a paint job (necessary for the last 6-7 years) is also forthcoming. But unfortunately nothing in the wizard’s bag for the kitchen from Hell. Referred to as such because it is a galley kitchen in which you cannot have the oven and refrigerator doors open at the same time because of a lack of space between them. I love our house but that fucking kitchen is an unholy nightmare. There are other reasons it is bad but that is another entry requiring photo’s. Picture the folks from This Old House dropping by and saying, “No way! That kitchen is so screwed”.

Before I get to the other movies I just want to take a moment to talk about a movie that I haven’t seen yet, but there are a couple, three things about the whole atmosphere surrounding the project that have really begun to bother me. And that project would be Catwoman.  Again, I haven’t seen it but, I’m bothered about the way it’s getting panned.  Not that it’s getting panned. If it sucks, hey, I’m there, burn it.  But it feels like there are other variables at work here. I am in no way a political kinda guy but I find it interesting that a movie starring an African-American woman as a beloved comic book character, and a Latino man over a mostly white cast (who are by and large evil) was getting killed before it went into previews. When the stars were making the talk show rounds and they brought there film clips to parade, I thought, ‘OK, maybe it could be a stinker but it didn’t warrant what I’ve been hearing.’ Halle Berry is a great actress and there is no reason she couldn’t make a really bad movie (cases in point; Ishtar, Howard the Duck, 1941) but that does mean she’s gone bad and can’t act (Steven Seagal) anymore. Four words: Bruce Willis, Hudson Hawk.
All’s I’m saying here is she’s not an idiot and you never know until the lights go down and they fire up the projector how bad a movie’s going to be. No one goes to the movies, shell’s out big bucks and sits down for a movie they’re sure will be bad. What would be the point. If it’s going to die let it die on it’s own, and even if it does it live again in rentals.
Jeez, let’s get to what I have seen. Cold Mountain. An awesome looking movie. Really. I loved the attention to detail in terms of making you feel the period it was set in. Didn’t care that that much about the love story part because they only knew each other really briefly, and spent most of the movie apart, which left me at a who cares point and their feelings for each other were to intense for their initial experience together. The other players on the other hand…My favorite thing in a movie is to find out that an actor I like appears when I didn’t know they were in the movie. Kathy Baker (from Picket Fences), no makeup, pioneer housewife, good solid woman character, fell in love with her, right there. She was awesome. Giovanni Ribisi, sleaseball. Perfect. Donald Sutherland. Great, as always. And I don’t want to take anything away from Nicole Kidman. She started out as a real loser character and came about beautifully. Jude Law, great job. Rene Zellwiger, Oscar, ‘nuf said.
Spartan, was out briefly. Got rave reviews. Went to video. Who knew? Val Kilmer as an operative with some Super Secret government agency (Not sure which one ) sent to rescue an important daughter of somebody more important. Val plays a cool guy, again, as he always does. This time though, he speaks David Mamet’s words. That alone makes it a cool movie. Nobody writes real dialogue like David Mamet. Sadly though, there are many people who can direct better than David Mamet. It may be that I just don’t like his directorial style (or perhaps it’s just not his forte) but that’s where it fell down for me, was in the visuals. It is still a good story, great dialogue, making it a most worthy rental.
The Haunted Mansion. I still vividly remember riding the ride at DisneyWorld the first time in 1973. That whole trip and subsequent trips to there and Disneyland are amongst my favorite memories. Oh, but we’re talking about the movie. It was better than I expected. When I first saw the trailers at the movies I thought, oh yeah, it’s gonna tank. And you’re wondering why did I rent it if I thought it was bad. Well, the Pirates of the Caribbean DVD had a special feature of an early 1970’s Wonderful World of Disney special on the opening of the ride and I thought the same would be true of the Mansion DVD. In an ironic twist of fate the Mansion DVD does have a similar special feature but it’s only accessible through a computer, and mine of course, is broken.
I always, without fail, no matter what, like Eddie Murphy. To me, he is just funny. Period. And he is always good with the drama too. The ride is not story based, but the one provided in the movie was good. Eddie Murphy’s wife turns out to be a dead ringer for the main ghost’s long lost love (ahh, that old chestnut). And race was never mentioned, which was very cool, although there is a referral to an event that could be construed as a race question, but it is so buried that it could go either way and if you were a kid, you wouldn’t notice or care anyway. I think eight or nine and above are ok for this movie, and actually I think those who see it as kids will remember it as one of their favorite movies later on. For me, the Ghost and Mr. Chicken with Don Knotts comes to mind. Many ride references appear in the movie.
Bourne Identity (revisited) – again, the DVD was rented so as to get up to speed with the new one, which I hear is good. The original was good, thoroughly enjoyed it. Only disappointment was Chris Cooper’s character getting killed in the first one. He is another one of them actor’s that I can watch in anything since I first saw him in Lonesome Dove. But then, everyone was great in that one.

Friday, July 16, 2004

To all my friends back on shore...

My computer at home is fucking broken and I'm on vacation this coming week so I won't be at work to create taunting entries, which really frosts me.
In fact, I won't even see any of your words of encouragement during this dire situation in the complimentary comments section for a week UNLESS my fucking computer gets fixed between now and a week from now.
So try to go on without me. It will be hard but I believe in all of you! Except of course...well, you know who you are.

Goodbye! Adieu! Buh-bye! I'll be back.

fucking computer

Thursday, July 15, 2004

"We Can Dance If We Want to"

Yes Zoot, the header is for you in lieu of what would be now a belated birthday gift, because really, you just can't get enough Men Without Hats and Safety Dance. Since I know you like to check early, I'm assured it's going to be running in the background all day.
In other news...I was waiting for Quantum Leap to come on and I'm channel surfing and lo and behold I come upon Northern Exposure! I don't know if it was a one-time deal or the Hallmark Channel is running the series again. As it is one of the all time great quirk shows with an outstanding cast, I would be mighty pleased if Hallmark was going to run it again. Between the '80's and '90's Brand & Falsey and David E. Kelly produced some of the best oddball, many an inside joke, quirkfest, the likes of; Northern Exposure, Picket Fences, St.Elsewhere, and Ally Mcbeal. Many treats.
I recently saw Knockaround Guys (Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Seth Green, Dennis Hopper, John Malkovich). It was apparently made around 2000, then shelved because it was before Vin Diesel, and Barry Pepper had real notariety and the studio didn't want to take a chance on unknowns. So then they become knowns. The movie came out around 2002. I wanted to see it. Didn't get a chance too. It is now out on video and I finally get to see it. Now I'm thinking have I oversold it now in my head and now it's gonna suck. No...I find it quite good. Good acting, tight screenplay, and John Malkovich, 'nuf said.

The Italian Job is on my short list to see.

And before I go, everybody join in:

Men Without Hats

Safety Dance Lyrics

S-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f E-e-e-e T-t-t-t Y-y-y-y
Safe, dance!

We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance

We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance

We can go when we want to
The night is young and so am I
And we can dress real neat from our hats to our feet
And surprise 'em with the victory cry
Say, we can act if want to
If we don't nobody will
And you can act real rude and totally removed
And I can act like an imbecile

I say, we can dance, we can dance
Everything out of control
We can dance, we can dance
We're doing it from wall to wall
We can dance, we can dance
Everybody look at your hands
We can dance, we can dance
Everybody takin' the cha-a-a-ance

Safety dance
Is it safe to dance
Is it safe to dance

S-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f E-e-e-e T-t-t-t Y-y-y-y
Safe, dance!

We can dance if we want to
We've got all your life and mine
As long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it
Everything'll work out right
I say, we can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're no friends of mine


Is it safe to dance, oh is it safe to dance [6x]
Is it safe to dance

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

What were you doing in the wee hours?

Well, I was drunk blogging, thank you very much. Will there be any wit or wisdom in this post? I count us lucky if I even spell check the fuckin' thing. Oh yeah, we're on our way now, woohoo. How did this situation even come to pass. I wonder. I left work early, as a friend had called me this afternoon complaining of a beer deficit in his dwelling. I of course could not shirk my duty as a friend (who, on more than one occasion had consumed mass quantities of various domestics and imports alike under his roof) and supply him with the much needed liquid nutrition. So with a rack of beers at our disposal we try and settle on a DVD. Best of Chris Farley was first up and while that was on I tried plowing through his dozens of DVD's. A dispute arose over
Loverboy's,Working for the Weekend
, so we had to throw Zoolander in, as it's on the soundtrack. I then made fun of my host because he had Reindeer Games, to which he countered Chalize Theron 'naked'. So I conceded on that one. I then pulled out Point Break and said, 'OK, Charlize Theron isn't even in this one. He just shuffled his feet and avoided I contact. So we threw that one in and made fun of Keanu Reeves and remained pretty much on the fence about whether or not Patrick Swayze is bi or not.
Now I'm home and these days the wee hours are a time of reflection (I sense my complaints coming). At some point soon I hope to steal from Oliquig the latest MEME which from all the ones that I've seen although certainly not the most comprehensive, definitely the best because it's about, 'where were you when this major event happened?' And we all have a pretty good idea of where we were when major events occurred. If I may have a mmoment...
Did you ever hear of the USS Scorpion? It was a nuclear submarine that sank with it's crew of 99 and it was 5 months before the wreckage was found.
Or Katherine 'Kitty' Genovese, the young woman stabbed to death while 38 witmesses looked on from there apartment windows Kew Gardens, Queens New York.
It's good to remember where you were when you heard about something happening because it means that someone is remebering them..
Can sleep now....

Post script added after sobriety has been achieved: A little later I'm going to clarify the end of this post. Just not up to it at the moment...and no, it's not because of a hangover. I don't do hangovers, never have, like Norm on Cheers. It's been a gift.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Getting kinda scared...

I've been seeing this Personality Quiz floating around, so I said I better do it. Now I'm not so sure I shoulda. As I looked at the other folks' scores, they were like way opposite from mine. Not good. I hope this doesn't mean if I get a bottle of scope in the mail that I'll wind up on the roof with an M16.

20 Questions to a Better Personality

Wackiness: 80/100
Rationality: 30/100
Constructiveness: 80/100
Leadership: 20/100

You are a WECF--Wacky Emotional Constructive Follower. This makes you a candle burning at both ends. You work until you drop, and you play until you can stand to work again. You have so much enthusiasm that you can find it hard to control on your own, and you appreciate the guidance that channels your energy and lets you be your best.

In a relationship, you require lots of attention and support. You often over-contribute and end up feeling depleted and cheated. You may benefit from more time alone than you grant yourself.

Your driving force is the emotional support of others--especially affection. You can run on empty for miles if you have positive energy behind you. Without it--as it occasionally must run dry--you are depressive, listless, and difficult to motivate.

You need a lot of affection. Get it any way you can, but never at the cost of your self-respect or well-being.


We took in Spiderman 2 on Friday nite. We went with incredibly high expectations. So high in fact, you could even say they were on a global level (like this one movie could bring about world peace. Yes, that high). Our expectations were met and surpassed! Except for the world peace part (I was just joshing you about that).

I know that there is a lot of press about how great the movie is (better’n the first even), and well, the movie deserves it. I think what I will do is touch upon some of the things that really impressed me about it.

The opening credits. I thought if the rest of the movie sucked, this was going to be the best opening I’ve ever seen. And a very special, “Wow, that was great!” to the person who came up with it because it was perfect. The opening credits were a series of cartoon sketches recapping the important plot points from the first movie. An incredibly simple and effective way to bring everyone up to speed for this picture.

The story. I know as I write this, it sounds stupid to me to hear about a comic book character referred to this way, but…it was so much a more real story. Everything didn’t go well for Peter Parker, superhero, there was a lot of regular everyday shit, pretty much like in real life. Peter gets worn down by that. And that is so real. Great story.

And a couple of the standout characters. First, J. Jonah Jamison (played by J.K. Simmons) editor of the Daily Bugle. There is a kind of rush when you’re watching someone who loves what they’re doing and you can see and feel the joy they have playing the part. The DVD for the first movie included Simmons’ audition for the part and you could tell right from the get go that he was the best for this part and that he was going to make the most of it. And Alfred Molina! I had seen him in some other things (Species and Boogie Nights) and new how well liked he is by the movie going public, but I never saw him in a part like this before. It is so rare that an actor can range from pure good (renaissance academic) to pure evil (ultimate power without conscience), and he did it so beautifully.

All the characters had more depth this time around and again, an even better story.

Yes, I know I been talkin’ all the la-dee-da story stuff, yet another great thing was that the special effects didn’t get in the way of the movie. Gotta tell ya though, the fight on the train was wicked awesome. Everything looked real enough for you to forget. Many thanks Tobey Maguire and all those who worked on this picture because right from the first frame on my disbelief was completely suspended.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

He Was How Old?

I surprised myself in that I had not written anything about Marlon Brando passing on. I may write more later but I feel bad that there was no one around at the end to say, "Thanks Marlon, it was a pleasure to watch you work."
I respected his work a lot although I didn't dwell on him like some do. I was genuinely shocked to learn he was 80 years old. He was roughly around 50 when he did the Godfather, and then he started to disappear for long stretches occasionally working when he wanted. So at least for me I always thought of him in the motorcyle leathers or the On the Waterfront role, which made him ageless. He also came of age at a time when the philosophy was,'live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse.' Like James Dean did.
Well anyway, the curtains down, and Brando's gone home. Some nice quiet applause for a job well done is in order.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Hey, Look At Me! I'm Running, and Writin' About it!

A conspiracy is afoot. ha! It is destined to make you healthier. Yet another Running Blog! But wait, you say, how will this one make me happier? Well, it will because the road you started down when you began running (again), and realizing pretty much how running sucks initially until you get that "in the zone" feeling can now be supplemented by this runner's support group. A ragtag trio of individuals separated only by national flags and brought together by the common goal of beating those bastards we call shin splints, charlie horses, etc. by way of comraderie! This blog is a place to lick the wounds resulting from running, a place to share the pain with others. A place to say, "I won't give up, because I'll be a panty waist wuss if I do!" "I am Runner, here me roar!"

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Metaphoric Meal

Thanks to the enthusiast for this latest diversion.

Name a board game you enjoy playing (Scrabble? Monopoly? Trivial Pursuit?) What's fun about it? Do you change the rules or go by the book?
That would be Clue (the Simpsons version). I enjoy it just because it involves the Simpson's characters, and the kids enjoy it because it's Clue. Second runner-up would have to be Life, because the kids like that one too.
How's the weather been in your area lately? Hot and dry? Wet and muggy? Stormy? Beautiful?
It's been hot. I don't feel it so much or mind it but others do. For me, ceiling fans take the edge off.
Do you consider yourself an emotional person? What types of emotions do you experience most often?
No, not more than most folks. I don't believe I have extreme ranges (I would write better if I did, I'm sure). I just kinda chug along pretty content.
Main Course
List 3 songs you've been listening to recently. Are these songs from a different category of music than you usually choose, or are you devoted to a certain type of tunes?
Beach Baby by First Class
The Hustle by Van McCoy
In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

This isn't fair because I mostly listen to the radio and right now as we're getting into deep summer, it's summer tunes that they're mostly playing. I like pretty much across the board. My music used to be referred to as AM bubblegum but now Pop is the term for it. I'll dabble in Black Sabbath or Led Zepplin or Moody Blues when the moment hits, as well. My default category is the '80s. Every decade has it's good and bad tunes, but as a decade the '80s can't be beat.

What's on your refrigerator door? Magnets? Your child's drawings? Photos? Calendars?
All the above items and telephone numbers for at least three pizza places (but not Dominoes!), many little scraps of paper with appoint info/phone numbers(many of which have passed and should have been discarded years ago).

4th Of July Update

Please visit Brenda. She has the neatest Independence Day stuff to look at. That is where I stole this incredibly cool fireworks thing from.

Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory

I have had the opportunity to live in other countries which means that there have been many occasions when holidays that we generally celebrate here, I was someplace that they didn't. No regrets about this, it's just interesting to me to see how we view and celebrate independence from an evil empire (Sorry England, nothing personal).
It's been well over two hundred years now (point being there's nobody left from that time) and we manage , I think , to keep a pretty good idea of what it was all about. Of course recent events (9/11/01) brought the country together in a more surface way. More insistent flagwaving and discussion of national pride, but the 4th has always been a source of national pride that is joyous (again probably because there is nobody left from that time who can talk about the bad parts).
The picnics and backyard barbecues for me as a kid on the 4th were more with family friends. This as opposed to my chosen friends, these people were actually the friends of your parents that happened to also have kids your age. Again, no regrets, there never any monster children involved that one couldn't get along with. Unless, the monster kid was me! Ouch, I never thought about that before. But I digress.
Burgers, wienies (Hummel's!, and no other brand would do), potato salad, homemade ice cream, homemade chocolate sauce, was the usual fare. God, it was fun. Shortly before the time I hit my teen years, the family acquired a pool (for me a happy/sad thing , because I HATED taking care of the pool), which added a whole new dimension to the festivities.
And I'm rereading this and I'm wondering where it's going. What I came up with was...growing up I enjoyed the immense freedoms handed down by those who fought almost insurmountable odds because they were visionary. They did this over two hundred years ago and now even two hundred years later that freedom continues. I love this country and have been places that they didn't love this country. America ahs stood and continues to stand as a place everyone wants to go because of the single word 'Freedom'. No matter what, this is a great country that sustains and most others are envious of this country and what we have in terms of personal freedom. That thought reminds a couple of lines in the Hunt For Red October when Sean Connery and Sam Neil as two Russian Submarine Officers are discussing how they're lives are going to be different after they have defected to America. Neil marvels when Connery explains how one can 'move from state to state without papers'. A great insight into how great and free our country is.
Must go throw on a couple of wienies and have some potato salad. Happy 4th y'all.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

A little narrative

Well apparently I should be blogging a little more often. And actually should be a lot more involved as I read Zoot’s. entries today I saw this thing called analyze your blog roll. And the guideline was you couldn't use a name more than once, so for me, I’m screwed because my blog roll is tiny and pretty much most of the answers would be Zoot anyway.

I've been doing this for a few months now and in terms of goals I've reached the original goals. Of course , once your goals are met , you need new goals. So my new goals are to write more, and to get out more and look at other blogs. I'm going to attempt to answer the blog roll questions in more of a narrative fashion rather than the bullet statements , because actually I just don't know that many bloggers. The question of who finally inspired me to start a blog, well, for personal reasons I don't want to say. The most inspirational person has been, hands down, Zoot. Her and her twin sister, Another Pam, keep me going back to the keyboard because they’re forever writing something that I’ve just got to comment on. Take that any way you want.
I’m torn about wanting to meet anyone. I have the terrible sense that an inperson meet would go something like an inspired, Hey, Wow, it’s great to finally meet you! Then pretty quickly would descend into a lot of looking down at the floor, avoiding eye contact, whistling, foot shuffling. I’m not much for small talk. Actually, I’m not a fan of big talk, either. More of a listener as it were.
I try to read the whole blog roll pretty much daily. Somehow that sounds like stalking. It is a short list by comparison to I think most blog rolls but I find it a quality blog roll.
And you know what I’m just going to list everybody and let you decide for yourself because they have all inspired or entertained for various reasons and I'm drawn back to them more frequently than others:

  • Aged and Confused

  • Amalah

  • Beth

  • the enthusiast

  • feisty girl

  • Hello World

  • Hussified

  • just looking

  • Miss Zoot

  • Mitten N Kim

  • msdiana

  • Oliquig

  • Pam

  • Pineapple Girl

  • Reality Check

  • Running with Scissors

  • Weave and Unravel

  • So as you can see, I don’t have enough blogs on my blog roll to cover all the questions even once. And I sure as hell don’t want to alienate anyone by leaving them out. What a nightmare. The ‘Comment’ would go something like, “So I see you answered the 21 questions using 16 of your 17 bloggers, me of course being the 17th one who didn’t even make your stupid fucking list of answers. So what’s your problem, huh? Not good enough for even ‘most cooperative blogger’. Ok, I see how it is. Thanks…asshole.” Oh yeah, I definitely see that one coming down the street.

    So if there’s anyone out there who feels slighted…well, ok then…consider yourself slighted. I love everybody on my blog roll, except of course, well, you know who you are.
    Whew! That was draining.