Finish the Sentence Meme

By MarkTapioKines.

1. In terms of historical events, I am old enough to remember…
the advent of MTV and the internet.

2. I admit to being prejudiced against people who…
love the TV show “Lost”.

3. You might be surprised to hear that I really like…
camping. Apparently gothy dressers aren’t known for their love of the outdoors. The musical “Oklahoma!”. The film “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle”.

4. You might also be surprised to hear that I DON’T really like…
guacamole and eggplant (yes, even Parmesan). The films “Ferris Bueler’s Day Off” and “Napoleon Dynamite”.

5. If given the choice between having more closet space and having a larger garage, I would choose…
the garage. We’re good on closet space.

6. If given the choice between having a washer/dryer in my home, or two separate bathrooms – whether or not I already have either or both – I would choose…
the washer/dryer. Laundry is already enough of a pain with one. I feel like we’re doing it constantly.

7. One of the best years of my life was…
2007. So many amazing trips and an incredible summer, spent with wonderful friends and the man of my dreams. 2008 hasn’t been too shabby either, career woes aside.

8. One of the worst years of my life was…
2002. I lived alone for the first time in a scary studio apartment with drug dealers for neighbors, had a tremendous lull in my dating life and was extremely depressed for a variety of reasons.

9. A song that reminds me of my current (or most recent) romantic partner is…
there are a lot to choose from but “The Air That I Breathe” will be our wedding song.

10. My biggest wish for my current (or most recent) romantic partner, other than the usual “to be happy,” is…
Well, he seems to be doing fine career and health wise so I suppose I mostly hope that his tremendously good health holds up for a very long time.

11. One of the strangest things I own is…
a painting of Crispin Glover turning a cat into a jello mold.

12. One of the most flattering things you could ever say to me is…
“Your [piece of writing] was very funny.”

13. Something that makes me not a typical liberal is…
that I find many self-proclaimed feminists annoying.

14. Back in high school, my worst grades were in…
Chemistry and math. To some extent P.E. (I had a dick of a P.E. teacher one year that, even with a doctor’s note, wouldn’t let me get out of running the mile. Since my knees prevent me from running, I couldn’t possibly earn a “good grade” there.)

15. And my best grades were in…
English, Social Studies and Art.

16. Out of all the Best Picture Oscar Winners (click here for a reminder list) in history, the ones I’ve seen which I personally think are great films are…
No Country for Old Men, Return of the King (Though I personally thought either of the first 2 were better and I’m annoyed they “waited” to give it to him), The Deer Hunter, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Annie Hall, On The Waterfront.

17. While we’re looking at that list, the most recent Best Picture Oscar Winner that I have not seen is…
The Departed. I also haven’t seen Casablanca. I aim to correct both of these things.

18. I’m terrible at…
drawing, doing math in my head, public speaking, most physical activities on account of my knees.

19. I’m rather good at…
knowing actors’ names, learning computer programs (relative to other folks my age or older), baking, recognizing untrustworthy people, Dance Dance Revolution.

20. The summer blockbuster I’m most excited about seeing is…
either The Dark Knight or The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull though I must admit extreme reservations about the latter.

Stabberella

The Slog, by way of the P.I. reported yet another stabbing on Capitol Hill on Saturday. What the hell, Seattle? This time, it's not just the stabbing itself that is weird, but the reaction of the witnesses and the reporting paper.


“I don't know what to make of that. I surely don't.”

At least this time the victim is still alive to tell the tale.