Sunday, May 3, 2009

An Obvious Attempt To Post For Posting's Sake

As usual, I can't think of anything to write. So I'm doing something I rarely do...stealing a meme. Hmm, "stealing a meme" sounds like a euphemism. For what, I don't know. This meme is nicked from the delightful Girl Interrupted over at A World So Small. If you haven't read her blog, stop reading this dog and pony show and go there. Actually, finish mine first and then go to hers. I don't want to follow that. She's terribly funny and also English, so even when she's being silly she sounds classy.

Random Questionnaire Without A Title That Has Too Many Questions About Fashion For My Taste

What is your current obsession?
A band called The Hold Steady. I first discovered them last fall and now have all the albums and listen to them constantly. I get obsessive and listen to nothing but one band for weeks at a time.

What is your weirdest obsession?
Plane crashes. I'm fascinated by the idea of planes dropping out of the sky, and any time I see an article or a TV show about a plane crash, I read or watch it. I also frequently have nightmares about plane crashes.

What are you wearing today?
Well, I'm still not dressed, but you don't really want to hear about that, especially if you're still having breakfast.

What's for dinner today?
I don't think I'll be having dinner, because I plan to eat my weight in hot dogs and soft pretzels at a baseball game today.

Why is today special?
Because every day is precious, blah blah zzz.

What would you like to learn to do?
Play guitar like Jack White.

What languages can you speak?
English and enough Spanish to not be embarrassed at the sketchy taco carts or la biblioteca.

What are you listening to right now?
My upstairs neighbors, who have apparently taken up bowling.

What is your favourite weather?
That time after it snows when everything is completely quiet and still, and the sky is an unbroken sheet of slate gray. I also like crisp fall days that are chilly but not cold.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
To complete my script. I've written many TV scripts but never completed a movie script. 100 pages is hard!

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
You already read that up there at the top. But she's aces except that she doesn't like peppers of any kind. Which is completely ridiculous.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would you like it be?
I want to say Rome, but since I haven't actually been there yet I will take the safe route and say Vancouver.

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
A check for eleventy billion dollars.

What would you like to get rid of?
About 50 pounds.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Macchu Picchu. I suspect it's the kind of place you can go for just an hour and not feel cheated. You just sit quietly and drink it in.

Which language do you want to learn?
Italian. When I do finally get to go, I want to try to confound the expectations people have for a fat, casually dressed American with a camera.

What do you look for in a friend?
I'm extremely introverted, so I value friends that won't be angry and think I don't like them anymore if we don't talk or see each other for weeks or months at a time.

Who do you want to meet in person?
Martin Scorsese, Bono, Chuck Klosterman, Brad Bird, Malcolm Gladwell, James L. Brooks, and you. Yes, you.

What's your favourite type of music?
No frills bar-band rock, blues, 60s soul, hair metal. (Shut up, I was in high school when it was popular, it's not my fault.)

What's the favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My well-worn pair of camoflauge cargo shorts. I discovered a tear in them last week and I was legitimately distraught.

What is your dream job?
Screenwriter or writer on a comedy sketch show. I'd love either, but I think I'd prefer screenwriter because I can live wherever I want.

Any favourite models?
When I was little I had a model of the Apollo command module and LEM. It was awesome.

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
I'd go to the airport and spend it on dollars, because I can't buy shit with pounds.

Favourite designer?
Bo Welch. (He designs movies, not clothes.)

Fashion pet peeve?
Yes. Oh wait, you mean an individual one. Flared pants.

Do you admire anyone's style?
George Clooney. I think he wakes up looking like he's on his way to a cocktail party at James Bond's house.

Describe your personal style:
Comfortable. I have no dress code at work so I wear lots of jeans, hoodies and Cuban shirts. But I do think it's fun to dress up since I don't get to do it all the time. I like my tweed jacket because it makes me look smart.

17 metawords:

Dr Zibbs said...

If you want to see an awesomne plane crash see the movie Knowing. They have a very disturbing plane crash on it.

Best one I've ever seen on film. And by best I mean disturbing.

Girl Interrupted said...

:P Excellent work, Words!

Plane crashes, eh? (I thought I was weird with serial killers!) ... Do you think you might have been Buddy Holly in a previous life?

Thanks ever so much for the lovely shout out :) If I'm aces then you're ... er ... the cat's pyjamas!

Ps: Peppers = the DEVIL'S VEGETABLE!

Anonymous said...

You know I do that same thing with plane crashes. Maybe I'm not...sniff...WEIRD AFTER ALL!

Cuban shirts rock on guys. As do bad retro bowling shirts and sometimes even Hawaiian shirts if you can pull off irony.

I will check out miss Girl's blog because as a Brit myself I realized I have precious few of them in my little slice of blogland! No one I can properly use "Fanny" or "pavement" or "aluminium" around without derision.

Soda and Candy said...

I've often thought that Clooney must have made a deal with the devil some time ago. It's just implausible how attractive and well-presented he is.

Also, mmmmm soft pretzels.

Soda and Candy said...

oh yes and peppers are indeed evil. Although I may be biased seeing as how I'm allergic & they can kill me.

Greta said...

Lol. Jack White? Oh man. Big dreams, huh.

words...words...words... said...

I have two limeys and an Aussie commenting in my blog! I really AM an international playboy!

Cora said...

*LOL at Veggie!!*

"If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
I'd go to the airport and spend it on dollars, because I can't buy shit with pounds." ~ that was my thought too. Or, you know, give it to my dad for his birthday later this month since he's always travelling to England every six months or so.

BTW, my WV: airgolb. Something to do with plane crashes, I'm assuming.

Girl Interrupted said...

Keep calling me limey, sunshine ... and you're going to be an international playboy with a shiner (black eye - just in case you don't use that term there and thought it was something dubiously kinky)

Ps: LOL @ Veg!

words...words...words... said...

We do use "shiner" here. But that doesn't mean that I still don't find a woman physically attacking me to be kinky good fun!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Have you ever read the novel Millenium by John Varley? It's got a cool plane crash spin. (um... not that plane crashes are cool, but I respect your obsession with them... rambling now...must stop)

I have nicked the meme from you now.

red said...

Rome is amazing.

And, with your love for plane crashes, you should totally watch Lost.

Peggy said...

Ahhhhhhh, Jack White! My hero!

ps...I have recurring nightmares about plane crashes as well...must be a sign of genius or something right?

words...words...words... said...

Glad to see the Jack White love in my comments! My favorite guitar player of all time.

Gwen said...

You are a little slice of heaven, my friend. I love it when you answer questions. You're a good question-answerer.

Falwless said...

I am laughing at:

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?I'd go to the airport and spend it on dollars, because I can't buy shit with pounds.

~E said...

You're an interesting boy, Words.

Very very interesting.