September 28th, 2009

Matching Quote Game

Everyone’s been just so quotable lately that I was going to just provide you with a list of highlights, but then I thought it would be even more fun to let readers match the quotations with their attributions–that’s the level of interactivity the internet is famous for, no? So here’s what they said:

a) I’m starting to feel just a little abused–like a coffee machine in an office.

b) She liked me as well as the next person, anyway, and the next person hadn’t come along yet.

c) This is like the confused leading the blind, leading a bunch of shrews. Don’t look so calm: you’re blind and you’ve got shrews on your tail!

d) The status is not quo.

e) Montreal metalheads are hardcore. At shows, they throw the skeletons of the people they’ve eaten onto the stage.

So who said what?

1) Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

2) My friend J.

3) Leon Rooke

4) Shakira

5) Teenagers on subway

No links, to discourage you from looking this stuff up. Answers can go in the comments section, and I think the prize is only eternal glory, though I’ll try to think of something better than that. I’ll post right answers at the end of the week, to give time for the two or three people who actually ever play my reindeer games to play.

That’s amore

January 23rd, 2008

Department of Bad Days

In a land far far away, Wren is posting again, and there is much rejoicing. And she informs us that someone said that today is the most depressing day of the year, which seems about right to me, the afternoon, anyway. Even before I read that insight, I was working on a list of the 10 worst things people have ever said to me. These are social context, not yelling on the street or anything–the people who said this stuff allegedly like me. In fact, some were actually flirting. Tomorrow, I’ll go back to 1000 Things of Positive Goodness, I swear. Because tomorrow is not the most depressing day of the year.

“Is that a lisp I detect?”
“What do you mean you haven’t read *Harry Potter*? I thought you *loved* books?”
“It’s good to see a woman who isn’t self-conscious about how much she eats.”
“Where are you from? I mean originally? I mean your family…what *are* you?”
“You’re a proofreader? I found a typo just the other day…”
“If you’ve never seen that tv show, I’ll just give you a little backstory.”
“Oh, I don’t drink either. Just some wine on special occasions, or beer if it’s really hot, or like before dinner…”
“Hey, you’re a writer? That’s so cool, I’ve been looking for someone to tell about my idea for a novel.”
“You always wear something interesting.”
“You know what’s wrong with the publishing industry? Too many Jews.”

Humanity sorta makes you want to weep sometimes, doesn’t it?

Oh shoplifter / why did you take her?

August 13th, 2007

About my writing…

All that I have to say is to tell you that the
lantern is the moon, I the man i’th’ moon, this thorn
bush my thorn bush, and this dog my dog.
(Starvling, V.i.252-254, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum

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