Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Meme I Am

This one came from Diana Pharoah Francis:

You're feeling: a bit hungry

To your left: is most of my officeicle, including too many papers strewn across the work surface

On your mind: how to sell more books, Sales Conference, lunch

Last meal included: Grilled cheese sandwiches and pretzels

You sometimes find it hard to: care

The weather: is outside, and I am not. I prefer it that way.

Something you have a collection of: Take your choice -- if I have more than two of something, it starts to look like a collection. Books, CDs...I've even got four computers now.

A smell that cheers you up: the sea.

A smell that can ruin your mood: That's rather a personal question, isn't it? (Or maybe this didn't mean mood as in "in the mood.")

How long since you last shaved: approximately six hours

The current state of your hair: growing out, but still controlled

The largest item on your desk/workspace (not computer): here at work, the looming, ominous overhead bins.

Your skill with chopsticks: indeterminate. I've only used them once or twice, and didn't make a complete fool out of myself.

Which section you head for first in a bookstore: manga/graphic novels, usually -- but generally because I'm with one or more of my boys. On my own, I tend to poke through the remainders, look at the new tables, and then wander off towards fiction and/or SFF.

Something you’re craving: King & Sons pizza

Your general thoughts on the presidential race: I was hoping for convention fights on both sides, but I've realized that the rules are so different now that it can't happen that way. So now I just wish it was already over, and Anybody But Bush had already won.

How many times have you been hospitalized this year: None. But the year's still early!

Favorite place to go for a quiet moment: The couch in my dining room.

You’ve always secretly thought you’d be a good: international assassin.

Something that freaks you out a little: Not being absolutely sure of what I'm doing.

Something you’ve eaten too much of lately: Little chocolate eggs.

You have never: been convicted of a felony in New York state.

You never want to: True dat. It's the central flaw of my character.

(And, the other night, I realized why I enjoy doing these silly list-of-questions meme; it gives me a chance to channel my inner Al Jaffee. Yes, I'm yet another American ruined by Mad magazine.)


Brad Holden said...

A couch in your dining room??!?

Andrew Wheeler said...

Brad: Well, it's sort of a combination room -- some people might call it a "great" room, but I'm modest, so I just think of it as pretty good. One side is the kitchen and the other has the dining table, back door, and my couch (just behind the half-wall for the kitchen, so I can be invisible sitting there if I want to be).

Brad Holden said...

How about "stupendous", does that work?

I realized that I made the fatal error of assuming that everyone does the stuff dining area with immense table and sideboards which get used twice year thing. When, of course, most people are far more sensible with their living space.

Invisibility considering the Things must be a god send.

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