Thursday, August 19, 2010

Brain (junk) Food

I was tagged. My sister tagged me in a blog game. I have so many people to thank for this award... Meegan, for providing this opportunity to share useless information about myself with the entire Internet; and myself, for being *just* narcissistic enough to think that people will care.

Let's proceed.

Last five things I watched:

Brian Regan: Standing Up ("He don't need us. He happened upon an essentials kit!")

Mrs. Winterbourne (Was there ever a couple more ill-matched than Brendan Frasier and Ricki Lake? Maybe if Taylor Lautner and Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor got together.)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (It's part of a program I'm doing to overcome irrational childhood fears. After watching it, a thought occurred to me: Perhaps being afraid of an armored, clawed creature crawling into your brain and chewing away your free will isn't that irrational.)

Fletch Lives (I'm a closet Chevy Chase fan. I didn't realize it until DJ pointed it out. More Chevy goodness: Fletch, Funny Farm, Seems Like Old Times, and the lesser known Follow That Bird.)

Yellowstone: Battle for Life (More irrational fear therapy. I'm still afraid of snow, subterranean magma bodies, and buffalo.)

Last five songs I listened to (or, "Songs That Make Me Feel Like a Superhero When I Run"):

"Magic Carpet Ride" Steppenwolf (The sonar pings take me back to my LSD days.)
"Sunshine of Your Love" Cream
"Today is the Greatest" Smashing Pumpkins
"Short Skirt/Long Jacket" Cake (Is there really such a thing as a Chrysler LeBaron?)
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson

Last five books I read:

City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau (I detected a vague anti-capitalist, atheist, vegetarian, tree-hugging, vote-for-Obama theme. It's a fun story, though.)

People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks (This author is talented and yet annoying. She writes well, but she relies heavily on sensational, shocking anecdotes. Surprisingly, she's also a journalist.)

Return to Red Castle, Dorothy Keddington (Mmm...mountain man chest hair...)

I read three books at once, I can't remember which one I finished first. Consequently, we have a tie for last place:

Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks (Shocking Stories, Plague Version. Beautifully written. Incredibly bizarre ending. It was like eating a warm slice of cherry pie, and when you take the last bite it turns to meatloaf in your mouth. What the devil?!)

Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale (I loved this story.)

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner (What? How did this make the list? I thought I checked out this book, took it to the park so that I'd appear intelligent, chased my children all over Minneapolis, and never got past page three.)

Now you know all of the junk I've pumped into my brain the last few weeks. Now, the fun part. I tag....



Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, you really don't want me to play this game. It would be sad and pathetic. Actually maybe you do want me to play this game so that you can giggle to yourself behind your computer screen and my back! Now I really don't want to play this game. I don't know if I am ready to accept the reality of the last 5 things that I read, listen to and watched. Oh sad and pathetic Jenn.

Tawny said...

What is up!! Am i an Afterthought (sad face)
i will try, but i have been on the go like crazy so I must contemplate this very deep and semi-narcissistic tag.
Stay tuned i am sure it will be dull i mean spectacular!!

Tawny said...

I know the blog updating thing is dumb!! I wish I could figure out why it is broken!! Glad you finally stopped by (Ha Ha)