Monday, December 19, 2005

Ten Random Things About Me

The "Ten Random Things" meme has, apparently, reached me. So:

1. My favourite colour is red.

2. I have no sense of direction. No, really - none.

3. I had two letters read on CBC's Morningside, and I once convinced Peter Gzowski to autograph a book to "Gran" - mine, not his.

4. I could read before I could walk.

5. I know almost all the words to all the songs in The Sound of Music.

6. I'm told I could eat nothing but eggs for the first few months of my life, and now the sight of a boiled or fried or scrambled egg makes me nauseated.

7. I'm just the sort of person who insists on the distinction between "nauseated" and "nauseous."

8. I have a terrible habit of "telling a movie" the way most people tell a story - as in, the whole thing: scene changes, dialogue, stage business. Ask my brothers. It drives them nuts.

9. I have never broken a limb - but I've had it done professionally (doctors, that is, not mobsters).

10. I gave moxywoman her copy of the Riddlemaster trilogy, the three volumes of which together form one of my favourite books, now available again in a one-volume paperback.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational


The picture on the right describes my mood with stunning and pathetic accuracy. The reason is not only that I've found what I hope will be a great Christmas gift for my niece and nephew

http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000A2ZU6/701-7655662-7602716

But also because I hear rumours that one Aaron Sorkin, creator of My Poor Beloved Sports Night and The West Wing, is creating a new series which NBC has picked up for Fall 2006. More on this soon.