16 October 2006

Random Quizzilla

1.. Name a song on the radio right now that you know by heart.
Definitely How to Save a Life by The Fray -- and purely through osmosis. I think this song is faintly audible virtually anywhere in the world. It is like a stalker. I hear it constantly -- on the radio, in promos for Grey's Anatomy and for some reason, whenever I'm at Hannaford's. This quizzilla question inspired me to look up the lyrics, because while I know them by heart, I have never really processed them. To me, the song is about a missed or squandered opportunity to make something happen. Faced with a chance, you are suddenly paralyzed -- maybe by fear or self preservation or sheer cluelessness -- and have no idea what to say or do, no idea how to save someone or let someone know how to save you. I think everyone can relate to that. Another song that has kind of snuck up on me is Sundress by Ben Kweller -- great little song about trying to revive an otherwise great relationship that's in a rut.

2. Name something about somebody close to you that nobody else might know.
James does a spot on Meredith Grey impression. He hates the show but somehow perfectly channels Ellen Pompeo. The impression is not as eerie as Mikey Carter's Katherine Hepburn impersonation but it's equally as entertaining. Good luck trying to get him to do it, however. You may have to get him very, very drunk.

3. What was the last beverage you drank out of a glass bottle?
I don't drink many beverages out of glass bottles so I'm sure it must have been a Corona or a Nantucket Nectars Cran Juice.

4. Do you like or dislike change (as in coins)?
I have a love/hate/mostly hate relationship with 'the change.' HATE: It piles up in my bag and my car * Paulie likes to put quarters in his mouth * Too many nickels, not enough dimes * One time I chucked a handful of change into a trash receptacle at a Dunkin ' Donuts drive-thru. LOVE: An abundance of quarters for obscure metered parking spots on Columbus Avenue.

5. Share a quote you like for whatever reason: "Fools and the wise are equally as harmless. It is the half fools and the half wise who are dangerous." - Goethe.

5 comments:

LPD said...

1. Name a song on the radio right now that you know by heart.

Tough one. I find myself unable to listen to the radio for too long these days and almost always have my iPod on hand for car trips. The only song I can even think of is "London Bridge" by Black Eyed Peas.

2. Name something about somebody close to you that nobody else might know.

WMD was an EMT

3. What was the last beverage you drank out of a glass bottle?

Starbucks mocha Frappaccino. I had about a hundred of them in Vegas

4. Do you like or dislike change (as in coins)?

I like inserting coins into vending machines, but otherwise they are somewhat of a nuisance.

5. Share a quote you like for whatever reason:

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child or garden path... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Emerson

SAC said...

1. Radio Song I know by heart: Tom Petty "Saving Grace" Great album, great artist.

2. Cannot post. Sorry.

3. Beverage in Glass Bottle: Sam Adams OctoberFest. Also great to have a beer named after the month you were born in...

4. Like change. It comes out of the pocket each day and goes into one of two places. My Bud Bank that I have had sine I was 11 or into my kids Piggy Banks.

5. Quote: "An honest brew makes its own friends." - John Molson

lpd said...

Love that SAC quoted John Molson. Awesome.

Another quote I love is, "It's just pizza: A little sauce, a little cheese...nothing to be afraid of."

jal said...

1. Name a song on the radio right now that you know by heart.

Like LPD I don't listen to the radio much these days except for the odd weather or traffic report. I mostly listening to my iPod and dance mixes from www.jayito.com

2. Name something about somebody close to you that nobody else might know.

And still stay married? Sorry.

3. What was the last beverage you drank out of a glass bottle?

OJ

4. Do you like or dislike change (as in coins)?

I HATE NICKELS! Quarters are great for parking meters, dimes are small and easy to handle, pennies make up a small difference lessening change but nickels are big and heavy and useless. They should be done away with! That god for debit and credit so I don't have to deal with change.

5. Share a quote you like for whatever reason:

There days I've become fond of "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." My personal read: There ain't gonna be no stones in the air and you can't tell me who to love or marry.

james said...

1) Song by heart:
One Man Wrecking Machine - Guster
2) Kates a great cook - better than Lois
3) Strange Orange Drink from Mexican Restaurant near my office
4) Like to collect coins and give them to Pete DeLuca to cut me a check from his Laundry Bussiness. Always get more than I think.