Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.
kindly provided the following:
Dreams--I enjoy them, as long as they're reasonably pleasant. I have recurring landscapes in my head, including an entire mall that I revisit from time to time, and my sleeping brain also has an obsession with elevators (they rarely move in just one dimension) and, of all things, parking garages (no idea
). I have obsessive dreams about trying to get to a store to buy scones and clotted cream. And nearly all my dreams have crowds of people I don't know.
Writing--What I do for fun, as anyone who's reading this should know. :P One of my two-point-five talents.† Actually, it's not writing in the strictest sense most of the time; it's typing. My handwriting is awful; I deliberately cultivated sloppy writing as a child, in a reaction to my peers dotting all their "i"s with hearts, but even now writing clearly requires effort and my mother theorizes that I have a learning disability.☎
Pets--The stuff of life. I can't imagine growing up without them! Five cats, two dogs, three rats, five guinea pigs, a gerbil, a turtle, and countless fish. Never let your father name the gerbil--Alphonse, really?
And sometimes the nicknames are more fun than the formal ones--there was Squippy, Jack the Nipper☂, the Fluffbomb, the Calorie Pointer, Rupert, the dog we named after my great-aunt--and mustn't forget Mom's previous cat, whose given name was Saufie. It stood for Smart Ass Under Foot. Which she most definitely was.
Fairytales--Practically infinite resources for the imaginative. Even the most familiar and worn-out of tales can be refreshed into something new--take the concept and run with it, invert it, flip it inside out and dance with it. Check out those from other cultures, and see what's the same and what's different. Confound expectations. Play
Monuments--I am rarely impressed by them. I saw Mount Rushmore and wondered why anyone had spent time on that.
Vacation--I keep thinking about taking a week off to get stuff done, and then realising✈ that I'd probably just sit around and amuse myself on the computer, and get nothing accomplished...
Laughter--To be expected, when my family gets together. We love to laugh. Sit us down to eat, and the puns start flying; leave us there long enough, and we begin uniting efforts to make my mother crack up (by no means an easy task). This can be somewhat daunting to guests. As jeanniemac
stated long ago, "Dinner at the [name redacted] cannot be described; it can only be experienced."§ †Reading, and I throw a decent pot with some practice. ☎I really predate the focus on learning disabilities. I'm not at all convinced she's right, and if I do it's quite minor, but it's true that I can't do much of anything that requires fine motor control in the fingers.
☛The recent upsurge in fairytale TV amuses me, and I admit to being a fan of OUAT, but that ain't exactly quality stuff. Try Castle Waiting (thank you cincoflex!) and Robin McKinley if you want the good crack. Or even Charles deLint, though his quality wobbles all over the place.
✈Still stuck between American English and British English. Sigh.
§We hand out magnets if they don't run screaming.