Sunday, March 25, 2007

The ABC's of a Bad Tempered Zombie

Allison tagged me on this ABC list, so here it is, more than anyone could ever possibly want to know about me:

A- Available or Single: No (sorry, boys)
B- Best Friends: Eva (how sad is that?)
C- Cake or Pie: Cake, but if you put fake whipped cream on it, I'll kill you
D - Drink of Choice: water, followed by red wine
E- Essential Item: laptop, predictably enough, besides it contains all my music
F- Favourite Colour: that changes on a daily basis. Today - grey.
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: I rarely bother if it's not chocolate, but will go with worms - you can whip people with them
H- Hometown: assuming this means where I (mostly) grew up - Winnipeg
I- Indulgence: a morning in my favourite chair with a cup of coffee, my laptop, a stack of newspapers and music magazines and the stereo blasting

J- January or February - February, it's shorter and there is chocolate
K- Kids - One - Eva
L- Life is incomplete without: friends - real-life, on-line, passing, imaginary, they're all good
M - Marriage Date: I actually had to go look this up, as it's been about 120 years - October 7, 1988
N- Number of Siblings: 2 sisters, one brother, and I am the baby, which is why I am so spoiled
O- Oranges or Apples: Oranges
P- Phobias/Fears: Blindness
Q- Favourite Quote: can I have more than one?
"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it" - George Santayana
"Music is the new pornography" - Jimmy Swaggart (I think)
"It's not the band I hate, it's their fans" - Sloan
R- Reasons to smile: summer mornings, clever wit, a song that gives you the chills
S- Season: summer and fall
T- Tag 3 People: ummm, Karen, Dale, Just A Cool Cat
U- Unknown Fact About Me: In university I sold a short story to Prairie Fire magazine for $35; Carole Shields was also published in the same edition. Sadly, that was the peak of my writing career.
V- Vegetable You Hate: Creamed corn, but it's really not the corn's fault
W- Worst Habit: zoning out when someone is talking
X- X-rays You've Had: teeth, finger, ankle, breasts
Y- Your Favourite Foods: I love everything; but curry, garlic, cheese, spinach and grapefruit are right up top
Z- Zodiac: Libra

Okay, enough about me. Now it's time for us to celebrate how very clever you are. As usual, this week there were some wickedly clever and funny labels, but for this week's Labia Award, I was particularly taken with a very inventive and creative use of labels by:

Just A Cool Cat

for his Friday, March 23 post entitled
"Friday random ten - Play it a bit later Sam remix"

which was labelled:

"secret message in plain view, the passport arrived"

This was very gratifying for a label scrutinizer like myself as I felt I had received privileged information that label non-readers missed.

Oh you are a clever one, Just A.
And for that we salute you.


Toccata said...

I feel famous!

Aw, I like your B. That's awesome not sad. I can't believe we're only finding out about U now! If that had been me everybody would know about it and everybody would be tired of hearing about it! Well, now I can brag that I know a great Canadian author, but then I already knew that.

John Mutford said...

F. Liked your colour answer. I should change mine.

P. All the more reason to read Saramago's Blindness.

Q. To whom was Sloan refering?

U. Now I'll never let you read my stuff again.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Awww shucks, Toccata, you're going to give me a swollen head. I actually forgot about that until I started trying to figure out how I could wow you.
You had a dandy quote there, Toccata.

I do want to read Blindness, John - you make it sound intriguing.
I don't actually know who, if anybody, Sloan was talking about, it's a line from their song Coax Me, and I've always liked it.
What about me? I've never starred in a Hollywood Blockbuster! I need to hear about that sometime.

Allison said...

Fake whipped cream is evil (in the bad sense of the word).

Oh, that Sloan quote had me double over, excellent!

I'm not surprised you had a story published, you gots mad skills yo (that was the best impression i can do of how my brother talks, i fear it will get lost in translation, hence the explanation).

mellowlee said...

think that it is awesome, amazing, terrific, etc that Eva is your best friend :O)

Joe said...

Once again, I enjoy visiting this site for the labia. And I liked your ABC list too.

One thing though--while I loved your list, I'm afraid you're mistaken about January and February. It's February that's the worst month. January is far preferable.

Dale said...

Justacoolcat and his labia, a sight like no other. He deserves it too!

Nice ABCs of Barbara. I will try and think of worthwhile answers and see what happens.

Blindness was an interesting read. I missed the punctuation but got the point.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Fake whipped cream is an abuse of the soybean plant, Allison!
Does your brother really talk like that? All the time? He's so gangsta! (You must want to smack him.)

Thanks for not thinking it is pathetic, Mel! But we really do have too much fun together.

But February has chocolate, Bubs! I'd love to hear why you're hatin on February. Actually they both pretty much suck.

The competition is fierce in the Labias, Dale - Just A surprised and delighted with his tantalizing label this week.
I look forward to your ABCs with bated breath, or perhaps baited breath.
From what John has posted about Blindness, it feels like the lack of punctuation lends a real immediacy (to the dialogue anyway). I'll have to read it for myself.

Karen said...

Barbara likes to whip people with gummi worms? Kinky! I'll work on mine this afternoon and pop it up :)

justacoolcat said...

It must be the season of lists. They are really going around.

Hey I won! I thought for sure "thin ice capades" was my best label last week.

Now if you'll excuse me I must go shine my labia.

Anonymous said...

My step-son, poor guy, when he first had my real whipped cream said, "I didn't know you could make Cool Whip."

JustRun said...

"W- Worst Habit: zoning out when someone is talking"
Oh me too, and I hate it yet I just can't stop it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

While I don't go out of my way to whip people with Gummi worms, Karen, it does seem like a waste of a good opportunity not to.
Looking forward to reading all about you!

Yes, Just A, there are few things worse than a dull Labia.
"thin ice capades" was indeed a boffo label, but it was the sheer sneakiness of your winning entry that gobsmacked me.
You will do an ABC list, won't you?

Oh good lord, Leazwell, are you serious? I'll bet he is so glad he has you for a stepmom!

I know, Rustrun, I'm powerless too! Maybe we have adult ADHD or whatever trendy disorder they are pimping meds for on tv these days.

Deb said...

I like your reason for February! And that Eva is your best friend...actually, if I'd been truthful, my kids are mine too. I think that's great.

Oh, and blindness...that's a definite fear I'd overlooked. I often wonder which I'd miss more - my sight or hearing. I'm going to do a survey I think and see what others think.

phlegmfatale said...

I don't think it's sad that Eva is your best friend - I actually think it's quite cool!