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Thursday, 23 August 2007



To begin to address many of these would be futile, because so many sound just like me.

Specifically: 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 (in a big way), 59 (except the location).

61 - Being close has advantages that outweigh the dis(advantages).

69 - I do this, too. A couple times I've pretended I was singing when folks walked around a corner to meet my talking through something. It's a shame, too, because I'm a good singer, and that's not a good way to represent.

71 - So, show us the proper way, you tease! Gah!

72 - I totally would have been there.

Alec Lynch


It's amazing the tendencies and personalities that Canadians pick up based on their region. The ocean is so much a part of everyone that grows up in Nova Scotia, that it's the first place we visit whenever we travel away from it for a significant amount of time.

The fog, of course, soon comes to us.


#59 - Ah, but the men your sons become shall be such a memorial, Simon.

Moksha Gren

#53 - I long ago gave up this dream. My penmanship has resembled a 2-year-old's scribbles ever since I was a 2-year-old scribbling. I'm slightly embarrassed of it...but generally, I've made my peace with it.

#55 - I remember those days fondly. [sigh]

#57 - I would agree mostly. I dig my heals in occasionally, so I can't jump on thi sone fully (for fear my wife will come out here and challange the assertion.) But generally...I'm a bit too easy going, maybe.

#59 - Absolutely. Don't know that location...but agree with the sentiment. Take out as many organs as might help someone then destroy the rest. As much as I love the peace of a graveyard...I'd feel a little guilty taking up as much space dead as I did while alive.

#60 - "That's not herb tea...that's Herb!!" (for you Night Court fans) Also, Keith Richards snorted a little line of his Dad. Oddly touching given the source.

#61 - We're about 2.5 hours from the closest grandparent and it would be super sweet to be closer. It's just close enough to warrent frequent visits, but far enough away that they are a pain.

#64 - We fell in the 75% range on that one. We lay there, exhausted, joking about how pathetic we were. Matrimonial bonding of a different kind, I suppose.

#65 - I frequently entertain fantasies about going back to school to become a math teacher. It's just sad how many kids just never get shown how cool this stuff really is.

#66 - Gee, Simon Drew...don't blame the messenger ;)

#67 - Saw Warrant/Trixter/Firehouse in a farmer's field with a slapdash stage when I was 13 or so. It was THE concert that came to our little town. Ask anyone my age who grew up in my area and they will wax nostaligically about that show. Big, big event at the Lake of the Ozarks.

#68 - I mean, how can water BE that salty and still be liquid? I, too, was stunned. It's a big melted salt-lick.

#69 - I mumble and gesture a lot. And if I really need the gears to turn...I have to pace or walk.

#71 - Cheetos should be crunchy!

#72 - My invite must have gotten lost in the mail.

I have a standing plan with my friend Paul to do the full marathon. It just keeps getting put off.

#75 - My signature hasn't changed much since high school either. You can kinda sorta make out the first few letters of my first and last name...but the rest is pretty much abstract 2-year-old scribbles.

PS - best answer I've ever heard to #51!


Mark, yeah, I figured you'd say something like that. Colour me unsurprised. :)

Alec, it's one of my greatest current regrets that I have so much of my own country left to discover.

Elizabeth, thank you. I truly hope so.


Moksha, we cross-commented there. (Check out the time stamp.) I appreciate that I'm prompting such complete responses. That's awesome! Your "Herb tea" response was exactly what I was thinking when I wrote that one. Remember when there were a few sitcoms on TV that were GOOD?

Émilie B

#62 - You'd think with the word "mousse" inserted in, that fruit would be a little sweeter.

I, too, have never been to Canada's coastlines (if you don't count the St.Lawrence river by extension). I've seen the sea only twice, once in France, and once in Massachussets. How silly is that?


Ah pamplemousse. I enjoy that word, too, if only because I insist on pronouncing it PAM-PULL-MOOSE (hmmmm...I've never made that connection and don't wish to consider it further).

Anyway, you've inspired me to have another go at my own list...

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