Saturday, December 1, 2007

Once Upon A Time You Dressed So Fine

Happy December! It's almost Chrissssstmas :]

Cutting to the chase:

Today I saw I'm Not There, that Bob Dylan biopic that's getting a bad rap. I actually thought that it was really, really good and very well done. It's not directly "about" Bob Dylan, per se, rather about many people who are all Bob Dylan in different aspects. There are like six or so different story lines, and honestly I really only like 4, tops, but the four that I did like were absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend seeing it if you get the opportunity!

Because that's pretty much all of my exciting news for the moment, I'm going to entertain all of you with a lovely survey to cure my boredom. I stole it from the witty emma over at if you cant think of anything nice to say... and I hope that I can even come close to humouring you as she did me!

1. What’s your favorite children’s book?
Well, this is a tough question because there are many a type of children's book (as I have ever so conveniently learned from working at a children's bookstore). My favorite picture book is a tie between Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt, and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. They are both hilarious and feature ridiculously cute and witty main character animal cartoons.

Exhibit A: Pigeon.
This adorable little Pigeon (much cuter than those that hover the streets of New York City, I must say) convinces various people to let him do various forbidden activities using the popular arguements of the average four year old. There are three pigeon picture books... it's like the fun never ends.

Exhibit B: Scaredy Squirrel.
Scaredy Squirrel is a little neurotic squirrel who is afraid to leave his tree. He has a very routine schedule and doesn't like when things get off the plan, but of course he plans what he should do in these cases, just in case. There's also a sequel to this one. (Wow, perhaps I should start getting more concise with my answers.)

2. What’s your favorite type of cake?
I don't really like cake too much, as I got sick after eating it once at my confirmation... so I much prefer Cupcakes. Marble with a little bit of white icing and sprinkles, please!

3. What is the last song you listened to?
Welcome To the Jungle by Guns n Roses. I just beat Slash in a battle on Guitar Hero and I couldn't resist playing the encore at the show 8]

4. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says-
"but Tom interrupted her by shifting heavily in his chair."

5. What are your 3 best qualities?
Well. I like to think that I am pretty witty despite the fact that some selects disagree. I'm usually a good friend... and of course, I've got a rad taste in music.

6. Do you think you're a kind person?
Sure, I suppose. Unless you are unkind to me, or you wear Ugg boots and a jean skirt.

7. What color is your toothbrush?
It is blue and white with some green bristles and some white bristles. I bought it at target and wondered why it was $6.99, then I got home and brushed my teeth realizing that it was one of those cool electric ones that I've wanted since i was five... I was as happy as a kid watching a new disney channel original movie.

8. Who was your first TV crush?
Let's see.. well I think there were two around the same time.

First was Zack Morris. Who could resist that perfect blonde hair and boyish charm... plus he had a killer cell phone.

Then there was Uncle Jesse,my first officially rocker crush which I never told anyone about because he was like 30 and I was... oh, maybe six... But really, have mercy.

9. If you had to choose one celebrity couple to hang out with for the holidays, who would it be?
Can it be a fictional couple? Because I would definitely 100% pick PB&J. PAM BEASLEY AND JIM from the Office. I can only imagine how many brilliant facial expressions Jim would make at my extensive family at Christmas dinner.

10. What's your all-time favorite, most-repeated movie quote?
[After coughing]: I think I'm getting the black lung, Pop.

11. What was your least favorite class in school?
Was, eh? Well, I'm still there. And my least favorite class is, by far, Pre Calculus. I'm never going to need that crap.

12. What was the last thing that made you laugh uproariously?
Well, the last time I remember laughing so hard that I cried and not being able to even sit up straight was in New York: My family and I were at Balthazar's in SoHo and we were getting some breakfast... So my mom ordered a soft boiled egg because it was the only item on the menu with protein. So, the soft boiled egg arrived in the little cup/stand thing and my mom looked at it, confusedly, and asked my father, "How are you supposed to eat this?" to which my dad had no answer. She proceeded to smash the top in and dip the toast inside, causing it to overflow. Meanwhile two aged hipsters glared at us and laughed, only to have their soft boiled eggs arrive and realize that they had the same amount of knowledge about eating soft boiled eggs as us.

13. If you had to choose between a million bucks or the ability to fly, which one would you choose?
I'd take both by exploiting my flying skills on Ripley's Believe It or Not.

14. Where were you when 9-11 happened?
I was sitting at school, fifth grade to be exact, next to my friend Niyah and this announcement came on telling the teachers to check their emails. Me and Niyah immediately started conspiring as to what this mysterious email was about which resulted in us writing our names on the board and getting 15 minutes on the bench at recess.

15. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Well, I usually kick it and yell, pretty much anything in my ability to cause a scene. I cause so much of a scene that naturally I am either asked to check myself into an Anger Management course or else people are all so scared of me that they offer me a dollar to get my processed treat. Or else I shrug and walk away.

16. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
Well... nothing really. If I could, I would surgically attach my cell phone to my thumbs, though.

17. Can you change the oil on a car?
Not a chance.

18. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
I don't remember and I don't care to look, however, it most likely says something about my goodlooks and charm... i get those a lot.

19. Do you like to cook?
I like to bake, and I like to cook macaroni and cheese or other things that I deem simple enough for a five year old to make. I like making carry-out orders the most.

20. Would you rather wake up after surgery and find that they’ve accidentally given you Barbra Streisand’s nose or Dolly Parton’s breasts?
I would rather neither, but if I had to choose, I guess I'd go for Dolly's breasts ( know what i meant). The idea of a nose job makes me want to vomit about half a centimeter more than Dolly Parton, so... there ya go.

21. What shampoo/conditioner do you use?
I don't know, something with a kiwi on the bottle that I think was stolen from a hotel... it was all I could find.... I should go buy some.

22. What are you wearing?
A tshirt advertising the Strokes and a nice pair of slacks. I'm kidding, never use the word slacks unless you're sixty or over. I'm wearing Jeans.

23. What kind of bear is the best?
That's a ridiculous question. FALSE! Black Bear. Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica.

Too Bad Dwight K. Schrute doesn't have a celebrity girlfriend or else they'd fo sho be my answer to number nine.

24. What do you think of this quiz?
"Does this quiz make me look fat?"

25. What’s the last book you finished?
Well, I finished 'The Turn of the Screw' for school over Thanksgiving break. It was pretty lame for a school book, which I usually like a lot. (No sarcasm, honest!) It was too plot intense, I didn't care for the characters at all. Since then I've been reading Valley of the DOlls.

26. What fictional character is most like you?
Well, there's probably like a million, but I'll go with my top two).
First, there's Holden Caulfield (my brilliantly sarcastic hero) from the Catcher In the Rye.. Well, surely I'm not as mentally crazy as he is, well maybe I am, but shh. And I'm not a dude, but other than that, we've got quite similar qualities, and I like to use the term Roller Skate Skinny, too.

Next, there's Opie from Almost Famous. He's basically me in dude form. Exhbit A: Excessive interest in journalism at a young age. Exhibit B: Overall fasination with rock star culture. Exhibit C: Pulls everything off, despite extreme naïvity and lack of experience.

27. Do you like to dance?
Sometimes. Not really so much when anyone can see me... and none of that Soulja Boy business.

28. What did you have for dinner LAST NIGHT?
BD's Mongolian Barbeque, nutritious and delicious stir fry. What's not to love?

29. What’s your favorite painting?
I love everything by Andy Warhol, and I've always had a fond-ness for this one:

30. If you could have any hair in the world, what kind would you want?

alright well...goodbye, then.


MR style said...

cool blog

Jamie said...

I totally think that the fictional character that is most like me is Holden Caulfield too!