Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday 9: I Started a Joke

It's been a while since I did a Saturday 9 meme. I just read Jodi's answers and she inspired me to do this one. Thanks, my friend! I've missed you!
1. Tell us a joke that you think is funny. If you don't tell jokes tell us why.
I don't really tell jokes. I just make observations about people and life that I think are funny. I think a lot of the traditional "chicken crossing the road" or pun jokes take too long to set up, and once you get to the punchline, you're half asleep.

2. Where do you buy most of your clothes?
Wherever there's a good sale. I particularly enjoy the outlets. Lane Bryant and Old Navy have awesome sales. And my friend Chantal and I love to peruse the clearance racks at Macy's for all the good deals.

3. Which famous person would you like to meet? Why?

Because he's really funny and a class act. And he seems like a really nice guy to boot.

I'd also love to meet Carol Burnett, since she was my first comedy hero. Oooh, better yet, to meet Coco and Carol at THE SAME TIME!!! SQUEEEEE!!! (Of course, the odds of that ever happening are very, very, very slim to none, sadly).

4. What is your ultimate ambition?
I enjoy what I do for a living, but I would love to be a professional writer or a librarian. Or both!

5. Do you like to live in the area of your country or would you prefer something a little different?
I'd like to keep my house here in Connecticut, and have a house somewhere in a warmer climate. I don't mind the cold and the snow, but it sometimes wreaks havoc on my mood. Maybe when I retire I'll become a snowbird...

6. Has a newspaper or television reporter ever interviewed you? If so, what were the circumstances and what did you think when you read or saw what you said?
Twice. I was once interviewed when I was in middle school for an article about our new principal. In high school I was interviewed with a group of friends about Pope John Paul II's visit to the United States. The reporter asked us our opinions on the Pope's influence on young people.

7. What was the last CD/mp3 album that you purchased? How did you like it?
Vampire Weekend, Contra. Love it! I love how the band incorporates so many different musical styles into one CD.

8. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
1. Diane Birch, "Nothing But a Miracle." This is my absolute favorite song of the moment. She's just got such an amazing retro-pop sound. I love anything retro.

2. Amy Grant, "Stay for Awhile."
I first heard this song during my freshman year in college. It became a part of the first mix tape I made that year. Back then, it reminded me of friendships in high school I was trying to hold onto. These days it reminds me of old friendships that I still maintain.

3. "Blessed," Elton John
I feel that this is God's song to me. I first heard it when I was going through a rough patch during my sophomore year of college. Whenever I had moments of self-doubt, this song would immediately come on the radio. Yes, I know it was popular at the time, and yes, I know the cynics will be very quick to point that out. But it's been fourteen years since I've heard that song and it still comes on the radio or my iPod just when I need to hear it most.

4. "These Are Days," 10,000 Maniacs
This was the theme song for my college orientation. I made some of my best friends in life during my college years. It still reminds me to treasure the present day, and to look for the good in each day.

5. "Hungry Heart," Bruce Springsteen

Because it's Bruce and I love him. And I love this song.

9. Do you are your partner usual begin intimacy?


Marie said...

Bruce! Gotta love Bruce. And being a Boston girl, Conan too! :-)

NurseExec said...

There was a time when I thought being a librarian was the coolest thing in the world. All those books at my fingertips....

Have a happy weekend!

Jenners said...

I'm with you re: jokes. I can't tell a joke to save my life. Unless it is two lines long, I always forget some critical detail or reveal the punch line too early.

Jodi said...

Awww thanks! I missed you too! I'm sorry I've been missing in action.

I LOVE Amy Grant. "Stay For Awhile" is an awesome song. I think I wore out her album "The Collection." It seems like she has been a part of my life for so long. I found out about her in freshman year of high school. My friend that is a nun introduced her to me. I love all her different types of music: Contemporary Christian, Pop/Rock, and even her gospel songs. I love her duets with Vince!

I think you should GO FOR IT and become a professional writer. You are very talented! Dream big girl! You can do it!

Mammatalk said...

Great taste in music!

septembermom said...

Love that Bruce video! This is my first time hearing this Elton John song. Thanks, it's great!

Grand Pooba said...

I forgot all about 10,000 maniacs, I love that song!