Friday, June 27, 2008

Another Meme

From Deniz's Blog,


What is the wallpaper on your computer?
A Windows Vista scene

How many televisions do you have in your house?


Are you right handed or left handed?

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Does a baby count?

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A bookcase - well, actually three.

Have you ever been knocked out?
Yes. 3 times


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Bill Gates - I need the money that man has.

What color do you think looks best on you?
Brown, black. Maybe. I don't know.

Have you ever swallowed a non-food item?
Bugs (on motorcycles and in the back of pickups), and I'm sure other things that I can't think of right now.


Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
Only if I get to pick the person.

Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
Um, no.

Would you never blog again for $50,000?

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?

Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for a million dollars?
Hmm. I guess not.


What is in your left pocket?
2GB Flash Drive

Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
Not even a little bit.

Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?

Do you sit or stand in the shower?

How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
I don't like them. But my sister bought me one pair.


Last person who texted you?
A co-worker

Last person who called you?
My sister. Oh wait. I called her. Never mind. I guess it would have been the chick from New Horizons that calls 5 times a day.

Last person you hugged?
My baby.


9, because it's so cool that you can multiply any number by 9, add the digits together, and still get 9. I suck at Math and this freaks me out.


Favorite? Probably green. Least favorite? Definitely pink.


Missing someone?
Yep. Several someone's.

Bored and tired.

Listening to?

Worrying about?
Everything and anything.

Jeans and black T-shirt.


First place you went this morning?

What can you not wait to do?

Write a complete story; GO TO SURREY!

Do you smile often?
No, probably not.

Are you a friendly person?
I suppose so.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Big Read

I swiped this from Jen Hendren's blog...

The Big Read, an initiative by the National Endowment for the Arts, has estimated that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. How do you do?

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE. (I don't see an underline option in Blogger - these are CAPITALIZED)

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen


3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte



6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Close enough, anyway)

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 THE HOBBIT - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 ALICE IN WONDERLAND - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 ANIMAL FARM - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 OF MICE AND MEN - John Steinbeck

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding

69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal - Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession - AS Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte's Web - EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

94 WATERSHIP DOWN - Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo