Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm It

I got tagged for this meme, and I really like Dawn, so here goes:

1) What is your favorite quotable line from a Movie.
From The Princess Bride, which I have watched at least seventy five times:

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

A close second is from Heathers:

"Well, fuck me gently with a chain saw!"

2) Who is the most famous person you have spoken to?
Here is an unimpressive list of my brushes with fame:

  • I went to one year of college with the son of Kool from Kool and the Gang, and also with the daughter of Bob Balaban (from Best In Show, etc.)
  • I know a lot of writers: At my MFA program I worked with Kelly Link (one of my personal heroes), Leslea Newman, Lewis Robinson, and Alan Davis and met dozens of others. I dated Jaimee Wriston Colbert’s son and performed at the same open mic with Patricia Smith. I’m friends with Jaed Coffin and hope to get a chance to make monkey faces at his baby soon. I met Dorothy Allison and Leslie Feinberg at a conference (my jaw chattering so much I could barely speak; they were both gracious).
  • I also know or have met a lot of not-really-famous-indie-musicians: Adhamh Roland, Dave End, Northern Spy, VT&TG, David Rovics, Actor Slash Model, that circus klezmer band.

3) How many bags/boxes of Potato Chips are consumed at your place in a month?

Less than 1—most flavored potato chips have lactose in them, and the plain ones are, let’s admit it, not awesome.But shall we talk about tortilla chips?That, my friend, is a different story.

4) Who is your all time favorite Cartoon Character?
Princess Mononoke

5) What foreign food Dish do you prepare from scratch and Serve?
Stir fry.
And I find the capitalization in these questions completely fascinating.

6) What is your favorite section of the Supermarket?
I love cereal. Even though I don’t drink milk. In fact, it was Optimum Power Breakfast cereal with blueberries that taught me that I could learn to love soy milk. (God, I'm a dork.) I can’t wait until I no longer have a growing Daughter to set an example for and can eat Cocoa Puffs for every meal.

7) What was your high school teams mascot and what were the school's colors?
They were the Mustangs (or the Lady Mustangs, depending on the gender of the players), and they were a sexy, sexy maroon and white.


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toklas23 said...

okay. Princess Bride?


i practically have to seal my mouth shut in order not to shout out every fabulous line (of which there are hundreds) whenever i watch it.

my personal favorite scene is the mostly dead means slightly alive exchange between miracle max and inigo montoya.

a very close runner up from prince humperdinck: "Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped."

good gawd we should watch this sometime.

oh and i was a mustang too. but never a Lady Mustang. that would have totally cramped my style at the time.


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