Sunday, October 26, 2008

it was this or a thousand words, the choice is yours

Does anybody else find it perplexing that since I am no longer working a dayjob, I have had far less time available for blogging? Not that I expect you to spend your waking hours agonizing over my timetable, but in your experience, aren't Lazy Unemployed Bastards like me supposed to have all the time in the world?

Obviously the world is better off without somebody in the role that I vacated.

However, I am pretty pumped about some of the freelance work that I have been doing and have planned and I will fill you in on that as things gel more solidly. I am also still pretty pumped about Chad VanGaalen's incredible cd release party last night, but as it was a late night, I'll leave the details till tomorrow when my brain is functioning again after a full six hours of sleep.

In the meanwhile, I am going to honour the spectacular Bloody Awful Poetry, who celebrated her birthday yesterday (and I am sure they are still setting off the fireworks across Asia) by participating in a meme that she posted a while back. It's a popular one (the sassy Captain Karen also did this meme not long ago), and with good reason, because it's fun and easy.

The Google Image Meme
To answer the questions, do a Google image search with your answer, and then choose one picture from the first page of results to post as your response. Do this with minimal explanation if possible. Tag 5 other people when you are done.

1. The age you'll be on your next birthday

2. A place you'd like to travel to
(Scandinavia, in case you did not immediately recognise it)

3. Your favourite place
(if "near water" wasn't perfect enough, this place has a laptop too)

4. Your favourite food
(it could be a mound of dog shit, but as long as it's got cheese and spinach ...)

5. Your favourite pet
(that would be Sputnik, for those of you not intimately familiar with the Soviet space program)

6. Your favourite colour combination

7. Favourite piece of clothing

8. All time favourite song
Holy snapping duckshit, that's akin to asking me to name my favourite breath of air ever drawn. Chances are pretty good it will be a Radiohead song, though.

9. Favourite TV show

10. First name of your significant other/crush

11. The town in which you live
(the caption reads "Calgary taps the gay tourist market")

12. Your screenname/nickname

13. Your first job
(babysitter to all of the 8-child families on our street)

14. Your dream job
(sitting on my ass, writing, preferably in a trendy cafe)

15. A bad habit you have
(compulsive list-making)

16. Your worst fear
17. One thing you'd like to do before you die
(live on the ocean)

18. The first thing you'd buy if you had a million dollars
(Stanley Donwood painting)

Apparently I now need to tag five others. I am exhausted from all that googling, so I will just pick on the first five people that pop into my head:
Westcoast Walker
Gifted Typist
Urban Blonde



JustRun said...

Oh, Barb, you are so cool.

Let's go buy houses at the ocean next door to each other.

bloody awful poetry said...

Aww thanks yous for the birthday shout out! Now that you mention it, they ARE still setting off fireworks round this area.(The fireworks are actually for the Diwali celebrations but I am going to conveniently ignore that and pretend that they're all in honour of my awesomeness).

And yeah. What would be your favourite Radiohead song? And I'm not going to narrow it down any more than that.

Anonymous said...

like seeing a South Park still image isn't enough to solidify your status of Queen Meme, sheesh!

All I can say for sure is that your fave song isn't "Chocolate Salty Balls."

I do adore your favorite color combination, though... garbed in a flannel nightie & a Sputnik snuggled at one's feet while Mythbusting blindness.

(cuz it's not gonna happen 2 u)

Let's go run away together with Chad VanGaalen! the boys can visit us later, after we've, you know... had some time...

Allison said...

The first name of your significant other/crush picture was hilarious. :)

What a fun meme. Gives me something to do at work today! ;)

Conky said...

ocean theme = move to BC!

stop ignoring the obvious.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That would be incredible, Justrun, we could set up our own little ocean-front Jonestown. You bring the snacks, I'll bring the kool-aid.

Diwali is just an excuse, BAP. You know those fireworks are actually for you.
You just want to see my head explode don't you? Okay, Let Down, no, Talk Show Host, no I mean, Airbag, I have no idea.

My head just exploded again, Michelle, at the thought of you, me and Chad VG hanging out. The weird level would be ratchetted up to RED, in a good way, of course.

I actually never could remember which one was Tom and which was Jerry, Al, but you know, either one works.
Glad to see you are putting your work time to appropriate use. Without jobs in which there is not enough to do, the internet would fall apart.

I'm starting to think that you are soooo right, Jen. As always. I'm just in denial still.

Gifted Typist said...

Glad to see your first on wasn't Route 66.

Deb said...

I can completely relate to the list making thing. Although, lists aren't as effective when you make 5 of them, then lose one. It messes things up more than anything.

Dale said...

So, you'd like my cooking, as long as I add spinach and cheese huh?

The only time I feel I must blog is when I'm somewhere I can't or shouldn't, like work, or the shower. I can have a week off and sit paralyzed, well maybe not paralyzed but you get it. Maybe I should have included a picture.

Bridget Jones said...

Terrific meme, Barb! Can I visit at your waterfront places?

justacoolcat said...

Hmm, it says to me you did all your blogging at work. No? Heh.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't need to feel any older than I already am, Gifted. But I will use that one for when I do this meme in 15 years.

My lists always seem to cross-reference each other, Deb, also not so effectively.

Can't say I ever had the urge to shower-blog, Dale, but it's good that you get the urge to blog there, rather than be paralyzed there. That would be less good, I think. NOW we need a picture.

The door will always be open, Bridget, and the wine always breathing.

There was a certain amount of blog activity that occured at work, that is true, JustA, although usually only blog-visiting. I have my standards.


In answer to your first question, No.

I'm quite excited myself to see your freelance stuff. Can't wait to read it.

Glad you left me with some homework. I'm hoping I feel well enough tomorrow to attack it. That and trying to catch up for the 3 days I've done nothing but moan.