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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Friday Spies

The Boys of BTQ came up with some tough questions this week. I'm not 100% sure I'm satisfied with my answers, but since Friday is almost over, I'm posting them anyway.

1. Who is an author whose work you've never read, but want to?

There are tons of authors I feel like I "should" read, but either just haven't gotten around to, or have attempted and given up. I'm a pretty voracious reader, but there are a couple of authors I've attempted and given up on in the first 100 pages. War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Return of the Native, and Les Miserable among them.

So, I guess that's where I might start. I had a tough time with Dickens in high school (too wordy) and had no clue what the Great Gatsby was about until I re-read them a couple of years ago. They made so much more sense as an adult than when they were shoved down my throat at the age of 12.

Beyond that, I received a copy of "The New Lifetime Reading Plan" for Christmas a couple of years ago. It outlines 133 authors whose works you "should" read at some point during your life. When I have more a) time and b) brainpower (read: after law school), I will probably read many of the recommended books. Right now, when I'm not reading my school books, I tend toward "brain candy" and anything my kids are reading. Not exactly intellectual.

2. Can men and women be friends?

Absolutely.

3. If you could choose to live in a different time period, would you?

If so, when would live and why?

The answer to the first part depends on whether I could choose my social status as well. Assuming I could choose to be fairly well off (but not fabulously wealthy - why be greedy?), I think I would choose to live in Vienna during the late 1700s-early 1800s. Vienna is one of my favorite cities and to be there while Beethoven and Mozart were alive and performing would have been pretty darned cool.

But all in all, I'm pretty happy now.

4. Have you ever sold anything, bought anything, or processed anything

as a career? Have you ever sold anything bought or processed, or

bought anything sold or processed, or repaired anything sold, bought,

or processed, as a career?

As a career, huh? Well, I'm assuming that means no one is interested in the couple of years I spent working for a telemarketing company. It wasn't a career, but did go a long way toward paying the bills in undergrad. And I'm sorry to say, I was actually pretty darned good at it.

5. They're going to make a movie about your life. What's the theme song?

I have no idea. The only thing that comes to mind is all the goofy love songs that Mr. Q. and I like. Which I'm not going to post for fear of being ridiculed.

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