I am a master at procrastination. It’s the reason why this blog is updated so rarely, and probably the reason why the novel I’m working on will be outlined to death. It’s the reason why I haven’t posted any knitting…because after having two weeks of vacation time, the precise amount of knitting done was zero.
That last one sounds hard to believe, but it’s true. I actually have a negative knitting status, as I ripped out the heel of the sock I was working on so I could put in an afterthought heel. Sometimes striped socks need to stripe on, uninterrupted. The heel was an interruption. Thus…away with the heel.
K.M. Weiland, author of Storming (which I half-arsedly reviewed a while back) has challenged her readers-who-are-writers to sharing a meme with her.
Nothing appeals to a procrastinator more (no, really…I’m supposed to be analysing a series of outlines before getting ready for work).
Where do you go to decompress from the world?
Once upon a time, that answer would have been Azeroth, but now? If I’m not watching Father Ted mysteries while I spin, I’m probably holed up in my tiny wee office/studio playing The Sims.
If given $10,000, what would you do with it?
If there are no strings attached other than “actually do something with this and not put it into an RRSP?” Pay off debts, pay off the car, put money on the mortgage. Because I’m a pragmatic soul in search of a future where I can afford to eventually retire 😉
What is one major renovation you would love to make on your house?
I think the next upgrade to the house includes a makeover in our garage. It will depend on a
coffin chest freezer and my Dad’s kitchen renovation.
What is one movie that you love and didn’t expect to love?
Donnie Darko. Because there are only so many six-foot-tall
imaginary invisible bunny rabbits (Harvey) to go around.
What is the oldest knick-knack you own and what is its sentimental value?
Knick-knack doesn’t include furniture, right? Um…I have no clue. Seriously, as much as I like antique things, most of our tchotchkes are fairly modern.
Do you own any books you keep out of obligation, but actually hate?
Nope. I have books to which I am indifferent, but none that I actively hate. Most people who buy books for me have an idea of my tastes.
How many countries have you visited outside of the one you live in now?
In a time when you didn’t need a passport to cross the border, I went swimming in the United States. Granted, I don’t really remember it because I was about six or seven years old (we lived in British Columbia and there was a good beach right across the border).
Have you ever read only part of a book, but claimed you’ve read the whole thing?
No. I’m not ashamed to admit when I can’t finish a book. Usually it’s because I get distracted by another, more exciting book. Possibly with a prettier cover and….don’t judge me!
Have you ever spent a lot of money on something? What was it?
I have a mortgage in suburban Calgary, Alberta. If that’s not expensive, I don’t know what is. And no, we don’t have a view of the mountains.
If you could change your name, what would it be?
I have no need to change my name. It changes all. the. time. You grow up with a name like Meredith, you come to realize that if there’s a new way to mis-spell a name, someone will find it. Trust me on this.
Fun! I have to admit I haven’t quite convinced myself to watch Dannie Darko yet. :p
Its a really good science fiction story. I have both the theatrical and director’s cuts, and while I prefer the soundtrack on the original, the director’s cut clarifies some elements of the story better.
One of the things that really works? Jake Gyllenhaal and his sister Maggie actually play brother and sister in the movie. It makes the conversations between the two a lot more believable, even if some of the other dialogue is a bit…off (fairly young cast, wee bit melodramatic in places).
The movie also transports me right back to grade 9…as that’s the year the movie is set.