29 February 2008
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15 February 2008
1) Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
Definitely behind it -- a self-proclaimed documentarian. Not to mention, there are very few pictures/videos of myself that I can stand. And we all know that the wrong angle can result in a unphotogenic phenomenon that Nic has dubbed “Big Face.” The only photo of myself I actually liked -- my college yearbook pic -- was a freak occurrence. I was unshowered, hungover and wearing a borrowed “blouse” that had made the rounds that month. Of course, I can no longer stand that one anymore because, my God, the hair, the big, big hair.
2) Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
There’s definitely been an elderly thing happening as of late. All this drinking tea and shivering. Saying things like: “Oh yeah, I saw that on Chronicle.” Still, overall I feel younger than my 38 years. I feel closer to 30. That was a great year so I've kind of stuck there mentally and spiritually. I think it was the first year I felt I was in charge of my own life. Of course, all that has been upended in the wake of the wee brown ones. Still -- it’s all good. The best we can hope for is aging like a fine wine, not egg salad in the sun.
3) Have you ever won money on a scratch ticket?
I won two dollars once but that’s about it. I did win a free oil change on a promotional scratch ticket from Jiffy Lube once, but James threw it away -- My winnings! That's fine. I wouldn't want to become like this woman I always see at the Assinippi General Store dropping about $100 on scratch tickets. She's stuck in another decade, always reminiscing to the clerk about how she once won $10,000 on a scratch ticket. It appears she's been trying to recreate the magic of that day ever since. It's very Glass Menagerie: "17 gentlemen callers."
4) What do you search for in a friend? What causes you to "click" with someone?
Not sure. I don’t know if I've ever actively sought out friendship. Probably because I've never lived anywhere else and haven't had to go on the offensive. Friendship has always been something that has happened naturally -- you click or you don't. That said, I guess I'm drawn to people who are generally positive and those who are harmless makers of mischief. I definitely have an aversion to sourpusses and manufacturers of meaningless crisis.
5) What is a lie you tell yourself?
"There’s plenty of time for that."
13 February 2008
11 February 2008
On Saturday, we ventured up Route 3 with newly-minted South Shore residents, the Flaleys, to sign on to Code Red's Traveling Aquarian burthday tour. The meandering celebration had entered its third straight day and ended with bags of frozen peas and ibuprofen and the ponderance of hip replacement surgery. We tore into a late lunch at Firefly and then ran down the street and around the corner through squalling snow with no boots on to the Oak Room to meet up with Nic, Paul, Sinead and Fergus for some civilized cocktails. Here we toasted EPB's 40th, discussed names for the Flaley fetus (it's a boy!) -- LaDainian for now -- and took turns touching Paul's velvet blazer, which did not turn out to be velvet at all. Happy Birthday, Annie!
("Nice winter coat, T-Bag"
-- BG on T's skyward fro)
Sinead & Nic: 1 Big Face: 0
Make us some crepes!
Resplendent in velvet.