Laughter Road

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:50
2. Diamonds or pearls? My pearls are real. my diamonds um...aren't.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Shrek 3
4. What is your favorite TV show? The Office
5. What did you have for breakfast? A granola bar, as always.
6. What is your middle name? Ann, just like 7 out of 10 other girls born in the 70's.
7. What is your favorite cuisine? sushi? Thai?
8. What foods do you dislike? Tomatoes, mushrooms, water chestnuts
9. What are your favorite chips? When I'm craving them, Dill pickle chips
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I ipod is always on shuffle.
11. What kind of car do you drive? 2006 Honda Accord.
12. Favorite sandwich? tuna
13. What are characteristics you can't stand? people who treat others with disrespect, just because of their position in life. Belittling behavior, i guess that is.
14. What are your favorite clothes? My boyfriend's old green pajama pants. i stole them.
15. If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be? Italy.
16. Favorite brand of clothing? Target?
17. Where would you want to retire? Somewhere with four seasons.
18. Favorite time of day? 10:30-ish. out of the morning slump, and lunch is in sight!
19. Where were you born? Memphis, TN
20. Where have you lived? Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky
21. What is your favorite sport to watch? football.
22. Coke or Pepsi? Diet Coke Plus!
23. Beavers or ducks? Ducks
24. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl.
25. Pedicure or manicure? Pedicure
26. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? Nope! Call Bret and ask him this question!
27. What did you want to be when you were little? Anne of Green Gables. Or Stacey from the Babysitter's club.
28. What is your best childhood memory? new books! and swimming in the gulf with my dad and brother.
29. Piercing? Screams, occasionally.
30. Ever been to Africa? nope.
31. Ever been toilet papering? Yup.
32. Been in a car accident? Yes. One at 18 and one at 28. I'll be veerryy careful during my 38th year.
33. Favorite day of the week? Thursday.
34. Favorite restaurant? Wagamama's.
35. Favorite flower? Tulips.
36. Favorite ice cream? Blue bunny chocolate chip.
37. Favorite fast food restaurant? Cane's.
38. How many times did you fail your driver's test? didn't
39. From whom did you get your last e-mail? my academic advisor, re: my thesis topic.
40. Which store would you choose to max out your credit? uum...the travel agent?
41. Bedtime? somewhere between 10:30 and 11:30
42. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? bret, but he won't actually do it.
43. Favorite color? green
44. How many tattoos do you have? i think it would be cool to have a tattoo.
45. Favorite magazine? Cooking Light

Monday, May 28, 2007

Onionskin paper isn't made of onions or skin. Discuss.

I had dinner with a dear friend (who's moving away soon...sniff) last week, and she asked me how my job was going, and I had just spent two whole days putting very thin sheets of onionskin paper into mylar sleeves. Very tedious and very repetitive. Also very different from the week before, when I was working on the collection I talked about a couple of posts ago. So here's what I've discovered...some days are "black sand from Iwo Jima!" days, and some days and "endless sheets of onionskin paper" days.

These metaphors don't apply only to artifacts, of course.

And today? Today I had an onionskin paper day. Both in and out of work.

I'm looking forward to my week of vacation in June. I'm going to Kansas City to see the Cutest Babies in the World (and their Mama) for three days. I don't think I'll get to show Erin a pretty ring by then, or dazzle a couple of 18 month olds with a sparkly thing.
So, for all you people who keep asking when I'm getting engaged? (which should maybe change to "if" I'm getting engaged -- I think the stone is still sitting lonely in a safe somewhere in memphis)

I don't know. Call Bret and ask him.

sigh. i'm a little depressed, can you tell? I wish my deltadog was around.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I am:
"Congratulations, you're a swing voter. When they say 'Nascar Dad', they mean you. Every Republican ad on the TV set was made just for your viewing pleasure. Don't you feel special?"

Are You A Republican?

I think living this far south has warped my brain.

However, this isn't that far off, since I've always thought of myself as a conservative liberal.

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