Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Six Uninteresting Things

I was tagged by Pastor Sharon to list six uninteresting things that I like, so here goes:
1. Henry James - I think he's interesting, but no one else does. It's pretty bad when I know more about him and his work than any of my teachers do.
2. Buttons - my grandma had a button tin, and I inherited it. No one else wanted it, so there was no question of my taking it. She told me to take it when she was dying, but I wasn't going to haul it off while she was still breathing - that would not have been cool. There are a zillion different buttons in there, collected over a good fifty year period. I used to take them out and play with them when I was a child, and I still do, usually when I am missing her more than usual.
3. Lemons - I adore them. I need them. I started craving them when I was pregnant with my son and I still love them. I eat the whole lemon, like everyone else would eat an apple. Skin and all. They are my Prozac. As soon as I finish this post, I am running out to Quizno's for my fifty cent iced tea refill, with all the lemons I can fit in the cup.
4. Literary agency - the history and nature of literary agency is a huge part of my doctoral dissertation. I'm in bed with it 24/7. Move over, Henry James.
5. NASCAR - Not uninteresting, but I can't think of anything else to write. Of course I find everything that I think is interesting interesting, so it's hard for me to think of something that might be uninteresting. People are often surprised at my affection for racing, so that's why I am including it.
6. Chinchillas - I adore my giant mouse friends!


otin said...

I love the superspeedways! I get bored with shit like martinsville, or road courses!

Hit 40 said...

I guess I could google it but who the fuck is Henry James and what is literary agency??

Medora said...

Hit - just look at the chinchilla picture. It doesn't take much brainpower to do that.

Otin - I love the superspeedways, too, but the other tracks have their advantages, too. My daughter likes road courses the best. My dad and I are taking her to Mid-Ohio for the Indy race in August and she is so excited. Infineon was a great race this past weekend, too - the way they climb all over each other in the turns is pretty tricky.