Start the day off right



Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario. You know what? I never joined. Why do I have this as an interest?

Back when my hair was longer, I longed for a bouffant. I never got one. I am NOT good at styling anything more complicated than a straight blow dry.

dave eggers
This is probably my favorite author. He takes chances. Sometimes he misses but at least he’s trying. My favorite piece of his is from a compilation of short stories. I believe it is titles “Writer’s Block” and is a series of blank pages.

green design
This is designing sustainable environments using sustainable materials and building practices. If I ever get the chance to build my own home, I’ll be using the CaGB‘s help for sure.

mc sweeney’s
This is a publishing house/internet tendency. Lots of great work comes through them, they publish a Quarterly Concern which is entirely unpredictable. I once ordered something online and they have a comment field so I wrote a little something. Later I noticed they put it up in their Letters to McSweeney’s section. Here’s what I wrote:

A man and his pen.

This guy who sits in front of me is in the engineering department of the university at which I work. He often meets with sales reps for various things such as pumps and filters for the on-campus plant. About five minutes ago he asked me if I wanted a pen since he’s been receiving so many from these supply companies. Never one to refuse something free, I accepted, and he passed me a brand-new shiny red pen with “BE WELL HUNG” emblazoned across it. At this point I chuckled, and when he looked perplexed I told him he gave me a pen with a penile reference. With a horrified look, he exclaimed, “I received it from an industrial-hanger supplier! See?” (as he showed me the brochure). I maintained that it was probably still a penile reference that related also to their business, and that it was most likely a marketing tactic.

He threw the pen in the garbage.

When I was a kid, I listened to records GASP. One of them was The Point by Harry Nilsson. It came with a comic book to follow along and all the songs were great. Oblio was the central character. I later learned that the record was the soundtrack to a TV special. So I bought it. The main moral of this story is that everyone is unique even if they all look the same so don’t bother bothering people who look different. There’s other stuff in there too.

social experimentsThings like

  fall into this category. Other things to try:

  • Smile all day no matter how you actually feel. How do the people around you react?
  • Have a fake argument in public and see what people do

On this day:

In 2006 – Our financial planning x-posed! I show you how to knot a scarf.