1. Name one fictional character from a current movie and one from classic literature that you’d love to go out drinking with? Where would you go?
Grandpa from "Little Miss Sunshine" -- Drag Show at Jacques. Count Mippipopolous from the "The Sun Also Rises" -- The Bristol Lounge.
2) What columns or columnists do you read regularly?
Dowd/Rich/Friedman, NYT * *McGrory, Boston Globe *“Coupling,” Boston Globe Mag * “Lives,” NYT Mag * “Modern Love,” Sunday NYT * “The Sports Guy,” ESPN the Mag * Rebecca Traister/Garrison Keillor, Salon.com * “Talk of the Town,” New Yorker Online * Perez Hilton and Crabbies Hollywood (not really columnists so much as snarky gay bloggers tearing celebrities apart but I read them regularly). Also surf Clint Van Zandt’s “profiling blog” at MSNBC.com from time to time.
3) Name something(s) that made you happy/laugh-out-loud this week .
Well, it’s only Tuesday but it’s already been a good week for chuckles (and hopefully for Chucklebunny, wherever he may be)
-- “Daddy, is Appleboppins pitching?” – said Caroline as she plopped down next to James to watch the Sox on Sunday.
-- This is how a woman I’m doing some freelancing for described her company’s legal department: “They are all bastard-wrapped bastards filled with bastard cream.”
-- Audrey on 24 last night. I’m confident I’m not the only one who found this hilarious. After rescuing Audrey from Cheng, Jack realizes that she has no idea who he is. She’s apparently gone batshit crazy at the hands of her sadistic Chinese captors. In the show’s final frame, Jack observes her vacantly picking at herself, twitching and mumbling incoherently. He whispers “Oh my God” in that forboding way only he can pull off. But there is no time to tend to his freshly-schizo-ed girlfriend. Doyle & Co. have created another fine mess, allowing Cheng to escape with the nuclear circuit board. Jack will have to go rogue (again) and clean it up himself. I have to admit, Kim Raver gave some good crazy. I’m sure the twitching clip will be up on YouTube at some point today.
This made me happy. My daffodils bloomed in January and died in February and showed no signs of life a few weeks ago. I walked outside this morning and, well, there you go...
4) Did anything make you mad/yell out loud this week?
Writer’s block on deadline. Total paralysis. I was incapable of finishing a simple 750-word article yesterday. James heard me scolding myself in the basement last night: "Just finish it! FINISH IT!" I need a vacation.
5) I think it’s time to ________ and ____________.
I think it’s time to bring this ship into the shore and throw away the oars forever.