Thursday June 24, 2004

Threesome By Three

[ Today's meme covers three sets of questions from Thursday Threesome ]
June 17, 2004
::Things that go bump in the night::

Onesome: Things that go-
What's the strangest contraption you've ever had to use to get from point A to point B?

Twosome: Bump-
Have you ever hurt yourself doing something you weren't supposed to be doing?

Threesome: In the night-
Do you believe in things that go bump in the night or anything supernatural?

June 10, 2004
"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do." -- Walt Disney

Onesome: When you're curious-
Is there a specific subject you're especially curious about? A person? A region of the world? An animal? A field of study?

Twosome: you find lots of interesting-
What do you consider your most interesting trait/ feature?

Threesome: things to do-
What's on your list of things to do everyday, whether you want to or not? Filing, phone calls, homework, chasing around after kiddos, cooking, cleaning, etc.

May 20, 2004
::Beginnings, Middles and Ends::
Onesome: Beginnings--
Are there any television shows out there that you've watched regularly from the very beginning? Or for those of you not into TV, any book authors that you've read from the very beginning?

Twosome: Middles--
What about shows that you came into in the middle of the season but immediately grabbed your attention and turned you into a die-hard fan? Again, for non-TV fans, have you ever begun reading a series of books in the middle and then just had to read everything else in the series?

Threesome: Ends--
Recently, a number of big name shows have ended, Friends, Fraiser, The Drew Carey Show, and the cult hit, Angel. Did you watch any of the big finales? Have you ever been really sad to see a show go? Ok, readers, here's one for you. Have you ever read the end of a book first? Why? ;)

::Things that go bump in the night::

Onesome: Things that go-- ...the strangest contraption...?

When we moved to California from Maryland we brought with us a 6-foot diameter redwood hot tub and a 6-foot diameter "poof" (think giant beanbag filled with foam instead of beans ;-).

We dried out the tub well for a week or so, then loaded the hot tub into the truck... pushed the poof up over the side and down into the tub. Then I climbed in and walked around on it, mashing it down. Then we loaded the computer into the tub on the poof (perfect soft packing material and last put the lid over the tub. Et voila.

When we got to the California border we were asked if we had anything in the truck that had been outside. We said "Yes, a hot tub. But we tossed in three bug bombs in Ohio." They looked at us kind of funny (Who moves hot tubs into California? :-) and went around back. We opened the truck. The inspector leaned in, sniffed residual RAID, nodded and said "Welcome to California".

Twosome: Bump--Have you ever...?

Probably. But I was a lot younger then and those memories are best lost in the mists of time. :-)

Threesome: In the night--Do you believe...?

Of course. "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

Around our house, we have four things that go bump in the night with regularity. And then, some nights, there are the raccoons.

"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do." -- Walt Disney

Onesome: When you're curious-- ...a specific subject...?

My abiding interest is cats. Especially, I want to learn as much as I can about cats (our cats in particular). I want to understand cats. The furkids say that I am an apt pupil, albeit a little slow on the uptake.

I'm also curious about and interested in any kind of technology and the web in particular.

Twosome: you find lots of interesting--...[my] most interesting trait?

My most interesting trait? I haven't a clue. I have a wry and slightly bent sense of humor. I have red hair. I'm technically competent. But... my most interesting trait...

Perhaps one of my friends or family members who read this entry will tell me what they think.

Threesome: things to do--What's on your list...?

Hmmm. Every day I get up (get out of bed) and get dressed. I feed the cats... clean the litter box... eat breakfast. On weekdays, I go to work... work... come home. In the evening I feed the cats. Then we figure out what to have for dinner... eat. I try to read my email every day. Occasionally I (gasp) don't succeed). t night I clean the litter box... give the kitties their elevenses... go to bed.

Those are the things I do every day. On weekends I substitute "figure out what to do for lunch" for "go to work.

I try to read part of a book as often as possible. I try to write something every day.

::Beginnings, Middles and Ends::

Onesome: Beginnings-- ...from the beginning?

Twosome: Middles--...started in the middle?

There are a few book series that we have read from the very first. Harry Potter is one of those. We often don't discover series or authors at the beginning. When we find a series we like, we go back and get all of the books from the beginning to the present aand then read them in order.

Threesome: Ends--...finales and endings...

Years ago when I watched television, I was often sad to see a well-loved series end. I hate to see book series end as well... I miss the characters I've gotten to know so well.

I often read the end of a book, if not first, then when I'm about a third of the way in. Why? Because I want to know if things work out. Especially in fantasy or mysteries, I want to know who survives the plot!

In So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading, author Sara Nelson discusses "skipping around", something many readers do (but few admit to).

I think I like best the way the character Emma describes her reasons, in the movie Alex and Emma. She says she always reads the ending first to see if she'll like the book. Because "If I like the ending, I know I'll enjoy getting there."

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