Sunday, June 10, 2007

Questionnaire (still getting to know you...)

1. What book(s) are you reading?
2. What was the last party you went to? How was it?
3. What was the last movie you saw at the theatre? How did you like it?
4. What was the last card game you played?
5. What was the last music concert you attended? How was it?
6. What was the last meal you ate?
7. Is there a piano in your house?
8. Do you use an alarm clock? (besides your cat :-)) Does it play music or beep?
9. Have you ever been to Ireland?
10. Have you ever been to Australia?

(my answers: 1. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Clarke); 2. At my boss's house last night - it was pretty fun; 3. Pirates of the Carribean - At World's End - it was ok, but it was long and I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would; 4. Set; 5. Harvard Collegium-Musicum a week ago - it was quite good; 6. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich for breakfast this morning; 7. No; 8. Yes - beeps; 9. No, but I flew over it; 10. No - not even close.)


Jake said...

1. The Master and Margarita and many others; 2. company party on Friday, not bad; 3. Shrek the 3rd, it was fun, not great filmmaking, but fun; 4. it's been too long to remember; 5. I think the BSO last fall was the last I set and listened to, and it was quite good, except for the overly pretentious performance of a new piece involoving lots of water; 6. tuna sandwich, cold sausage, and a glass of milk; 7. a decent electric keyboard; 8. yes, and it beeps; 9. no; 10. naaoooeeew.

andre said...

1. A few, but the one that sticks out a book about metta by Sharon Salzberg called Loving Kindness
2. Can't remember. . this is scary
3. Copying Beethoven. . very bad film. .
4. during the Reagan years
5. One of my students. . awesome!
6. Kale and udon noodles
7. Clavinola
8. Yes. It beeps
9. No.
10. No, but my music has. .

Pam said...

Mmmmmmm... noodles... that sounds really good right now... :-)

Anonymous said...

1. Let me count them: Paul Fussell's Poetic Meter, Poetic Form is the most recent and is stylish and lovely; Lewis Turco's The Book of Forms is pretentious and self-important--interesting considering a career at SUNY Oswego (although an informative book); Timothy Steele's All the Fun's In How You Say a Thing: can anyone guess that I am teaching Introduction to Poetry in the Fall?

2. Party? Um? I went to the dance at Kalamazoo (the Medieval Congress, for you non-medievalists). It was fun. We danced, drank (more), and I made new friends. Then we went and had a bonfire, again, in the gazebo, which they had filled in after last year's fire. Stayed up until 6am, got in the car, slept in the car until we arrived on my street, woke up, went in, slept many more hours.

3. I have no idea. Since they tore down University Square theater here I have been disinclined to go to movies.

4. How disappointed my mother would be that I don't remember. She taught me to always carry a deck of cards and a book, just in case. I guess I focused on the book part.

5. I went to Marriage of Figaro last spring. It was okay. My Writing Center student's sister was singing. My advisor said that she was constantly a half tone off. I have no ear, so no comment.

6. Rigatoni norma. I got it for the buffalo mozzarella, but it was not nearly as satisfying as I had hoped.

7. Piano? I can't imagine what kind of cacophony I would produce?

8. I have an alarm clock. I rarely use it. Usually only when someone who is in my bed needs to get up. It beeps or plays music. I choose beeping.

9. Yes, twice. The first time sucked. The Irish were rude. The second time was very pleasant. It was Christmas, I was in Killarney (and Rosslare first), and made lots of friends and drank heavily. I think I was in tourist places the first time. The second, I took an 18-hour ferry ride with vomiting Irish truckers from France to Ireland on 23 December--I wouldn't recommend the experience.

10. No. But I listen to Jamiroquai--that's right, I love old and new disco--and he uses a didgeridoo.