On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I'm AMAZING! - a rare weekend post

The AMAZING M, who is an alternate to run Hood to Coast with Team Nuun,* has blog-meme-tagged me!

I'm supposed to answer some questions. Thing is, they're weird ones. Weird ones that I don't really have the answers to. But here goes:

My favorite cartoon character is... Gargamel? I guess. At least I thought so until I recently learned that the Smurfs are clandestine Nazi propaganda. Don't believe me? Read this essay written by an 11th grader. I rest my case.

My favorite thing to photograph is... Anthony Weiner's package, duh.

My favorite thing to cook is... I don't cook. I mean, I do when I need to. But I get no enjoyment out of it. So my favorite thing to cook is nothing. I can follow a recipe like a bamf and if I ever cook for you, you will enjoy it. However, know that I got no enjoyment out of the food preparation.

My favorite way to exercise is... Running. But if I had to tell you that - how did you find my blog, again?

My favorite movie is... oh, come now. We totally already went over this.

My favorite article of clothing is... the obvious answer is shoes, since I'm kind of a shoe-whore. However, I realized the other day that I own something like eight denim skirts. A denim skirt and a hoodie - sometimes with a scarf - is my year-round uniform.

Current fb profile photo. Note the denim skirt and hoodie.
There is a 98% chance I will be dressed like this if we meet in person.
(Unless I'm in running clothes.)
My favorite flower is... Um... there are words that I recognize to be flower names (tulip, orchid, rose, lily, um, carnation, um...), but I honestly couldn't tell you a daisy from a sunflower. Seriously.

My favorite breakfast is... a bowl of oatmeal, artistically photographed. Jk, jk. My favorite breakfast is last night's leftovers, heated up. The sight of Cheerios makes me feel like I could vomit.

I know I'm supposed to tag some people, but I also know that I'm where memes (and chain letters) go to die. So, if you want to tell me how you would have answered these questions, please do. If you'd rather join me eating cheese for the 4th of July, that's cool, too.

Most of this came home with me.
Happy 4th of July!

*It's not really my style to wish someone an injury/illness, but let's just say that I really hope that M makes the team... somehow.


  1. Thank you for kind of but not really wishing injury/illness on someone AND for doing this super silly survey :-)

  2. Aren't they super-weird questions, though? Or is it just me?

  3. What, you don't sit around and wonder which cartoon character you are most like?? hee hee