Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Getting To Know You

1. What do you think of the iPad?
2. What about summer (or warmer weather) do you look forward to the most?
3. What do you need from the grocery store?
4. Pick up the nearest book to you, turn to page 5 and write down the 3rd sentence.
5. Is there music playing where you are now? If so, what is it? If not, what sounds can you hear?
6. Who was the last person to make you laugh?
7. If you had a magic genie, what would you wish for right now?

(me: 1. It doesn't look that interesting or useful to me. 2. wearing flip flops and going around without a jacket. 3. tp. 4. "Among the passengers there were some who were returning from abroad; but the third-class compartments were more crowded, and they were all petty business folk from not far away." 5. No music. I hear the refrigerator mostly, but I also hear cars passing by on the street below. 6. Ricky Gervais. 7. to not be sick anymore)


Suze said...

1. Meh. My husband is usually pretty interested in new Apple products, though.

2. I look forward to everything about summer - the long, long hours of daylight, swimming, being outside in general, not getting sick every 2 weeks...

3. I need a whole bunch of stuff from the store. If I don't go tonight after hte kids are in bed, or drag them with me tomorrow, we will run out of vegetables and toilet paper!

4. "It would start with just one: his forced, rhythmic groaning, like a saw blade."
That sounds so awfully dirty, doesn't it? It's actually just a description of howler monkeys from Kingsolver's latest novel, Lacuna.

5. I hear background music from Curious George (PBS series we got on DVD from the library). Also, NPR.

6. Probably one of my kids. was Daniel. Today he put on long PJs under his short PJs, then put on ear muffs to watch me vaccuum the rug.

7. Sunshine!

Pam said...

I have no idea why, but I really enjoy reading answers to these things. It's like, I'm here all alone in my own world feeling isolated and lonely and then this questionnaire lets me see a little snippet of someone else's world and makes me feel somehow less alone. Since I've been to your house, I can totally picure you at your computer with NPR coming from your bedroom (guessing?) and Curious George from the living room where Anya and Daniel are watching from the couch (guessing?). And you are there thinking, we've got to get over to the grocery store and get some tp! And, I'm thinking, is she going to go to Willy St. or somewhere closer? And then you start vacuuming and Daniel comes up to you with his silly pajama outfit and earmuffs on and you and Anya start laughing (and probably Stuart, too, depending on what time it is). Yay. Thanks, Suze. :-)

Suze said...

Awwww. I miss you, Pam!

Pam said...

I miss you, too, Suze!

Scott said...

1. I'm not sure about it. I'm generally a sucker for the Apple things, but I don't really get the iPad. Is it just a giant iPhone without the phone service? Seems like if you're going to carry something like that around, you might as well have a laptop. On the other hand, I kind of want a Kindle or eReader of some kind, and the iPad might be a nice version with lots more stuff to do. On the other other hand, couldn't they have come up with a name that doesn't sound like it's for that time of the month?

2. Playing outside with the little one(s).

3. I just went shopping last night, so almost nothing. But I really wish I had bought some fizzy seltzer water, and now I'm regretting not picking it up.

4. "Peace maketh plenty; Plenty maketh pride; Pride maketh plea; Plea maketh povert; Povert maketh peace." (The Oxford Book of Short Poems)

5. No music on at the moment. But the sound of my baby girl "napping" is very overwhelming. Her version of naptime is to shout and sing and jump and play loudly.

6. My baby girl Lotte! "Kitty's at work now."

7. Not a lot of money, but enough that I could stop worrying.

Pam said...

Awwwwwwwww! Kitty's at work now!! Yay. :-)

Jake said...

1. Meh. But I love the jokes that have cropped up about it!

2. Green plants, fresh air that doesn't burn going down.

3. Right now, nothing.

4. Page 5 is the title page (the book is numbered from front). On the fifth page of text there's: "For ten leagues or more it ran from the mountains' feet and so back again, enclosing in its fence the fields of the Palennor: fair and fertile townlands on the long slopes and terraces falling to the deep levels of the Anduin."

5. Nope. My roommate chuckling on her phone and my computer whirring and the keys clicking.

6. Ana.

7. To be done with the move and everything unpacked and in its place.