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Friday, 22 April 2005



When you throw down the gauntlet like that and speak of my responses as such, how can I resist? I gotta throw out my perspective since you want to see how our psyches differ... ;-)

1. If you couldn't get out of "Fahrenheit 451," what book would you like to be?
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" - a simple classic. Kids have a much simpler way of looking at the world and wouldn't life be much easier if we listened to them more often than politicans?

2. Did you ever have a crush on a fictional character?
Not in a book but Princess Leah in "Return of the Jedi" when she is in that slave outfit. Ooooohhh...

3. What was the last book you bought?
From the annals of trivial knowledge - Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into the Universe. If you've never picked up an Uncle John's book, you gotta buy and read at least one in your life. Very short stories (1-3 pages) with information that just makes life a bit more interesting. Shamash will agree with me on this one.

4. What was the last book you read?
"Apollo 13(formerly titled Lost Moon)" by Jim Lovell. What can I say, once a space science dork, always a space science dork.

5. What book are you reading now?
"101 Ways to Postpone Doing Your IB Coursework Grading Because You Just Don't Feel Like It" by Me. What can I say, I'm in the same mindset as the kids - I wanna go out and play in the sunshine too!

6. Five books you would take with you to a deserted island?
a. Contact by Carl Sagan.
b. Robinson Crusoe by Defoe - hey, if I'm on a deserted island, this may have some helpful hints!
c. Freak: Inside the Twisted World of Michael Jackson by Ed Breslin - no matter how horrible life would be alone on a deserted island, I would still feel better about myself because I am not Michael Jackson and not a child molester.
d. The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks - hey ya never know! The living dead can be anywhere!!!
e. War and Peace by Tolstoy - lotsa pages in case I need to start a fire - hehehehehe...

7. Three people you're going to pass this on to, and why?
Umm, sorry to say but no one. Slim, I did this for you and whoever else wants to read it. But alas, I shant be passing it on to anyone else.


Almost forgot - Last book gifted to me -
Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World by James J. Cramer. What can I say, my Dad wants me to starting investing for my retirement.


-If you couldn't get out of "Fahrenheit 451," what book would you like to be?
Probably "In Watermelon Sugar" by old romantic Scorpio boyfriend used to read this to me.

-Did you ever have a crush on a fictional character?
More than I can think of

- What was the last book you bought?
(Shyly) The Complete Tightwad Gazette for thrifty money-saving ideas

-What was the last book you read?

-What book are you reading now?
Does a knitting pattern count?

-Five books you would take with you to a deserted island?
Hard to say, probably a survival guide, my family photo albums, Prodigal Summer by B. Kingsolver, and I wouldn't mind a copy of W & P for fire-starter.

-Three people you're going to pass this on to, and why?
No one here for me too. I hate forewarding stuff for the pure logistics of it

-Last book gifted to me
Wow, no one has given me a book in years. The latest book loaned to me was Feng Shui for Dummies and the last book gifted to me was probably The Medicine Wheel by Sun Bear when I was 17 :(
Oh wait, that's not right, my husband gave me The Bean Trees by B Kingsolver when we lived in the mountains.


Love your answers, Datta and Expat Nomad. I'm honored that you answered the questionnaire "just for me"! :-)

Jeff Hess

Shalom Shamash,

I was meme'd with this one by Tish G. at Love And Hope And Sex And Dreams, so I'll be working on it for the next couple of days.

Thanks for the tip about KTAO. I'm listening to it right now. Strangely enough. I've been thinking a great deal about Taos over the last few days. There is something in the desert that is calling me.




Hey, who's this Expat Guy?!?! ;)

Anytime chica... :)


Jeff: I can relate to the "desert call"... There is no place on earth like Taos. It's the only place on the planet where I truely feel "at home."

I find it ironic that another one of your readers "meme'd" you with the book meme. (Meme is a new word for me, by the way.) Looking forward to your response, but only if you want to!!!

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