but wait... there's more

so, i was filling out this online survey on the daily mundane, when the phone rang. the man on the other end sounded like a wannabe talk show host with a forced perfection in his voice. he struggled with my name when he asked, "may i please speak to ms. (insert last name spoken with a drawl of uncertainty about whether he was pronouncing it right)?" i thought it might be a telemarketer so i did my out-of-body experience lying of, "wait, one second." i put him on mute and wondered. how long should i pretend i'm getting "ms. what's her name?" i decided to make it quick and i changed my voice to make it sound huskier, like i had a cold. it turned out it was the shuttle company that's picking me up at the buttcrack of dawn tomorrow. they wanted to confirm the pick up. the guy didn't know how to spell my street name, so i had to help him out in my faux voice. i wonder if he bought the idea that i was two different people. oh, hell. who cares?

The Quiz of Mundane Miscellany (my original title)
Last Cigarette:this morning
Last Alcoholic Drink:yesterday night
Last Car Ride:10 minutes ago: home -- health food store
Last Kiss:10 months ago (eeek!)
Last Good Cry:2 weeks ago
Last Library Book:ask the dust
Last book bought:his dark materials series
Last Book Read:the subtle knife
Last Movie Seen in Theatres:control room
Last Movie Rented:the butterfly effect
Last Cuss Word Uttered:shit
Last Beverage Drank:water
Last Food Consumed:gyoza and edamame
Last Crush:like hell it's your business
Last Phone Call:2 minutes ago -- with creepy shuttle man
Last TV Show Watched:actor's studio -- at n&t's
Last Time Showered:3 hours ago
Last Shoes Worn:5 minutes ago
Last CD Played:bootleg coldplay
Last Item Bought:chapstick and face cream
Last Download:rickie lee jones
Last Annoyance:people who drive in my blind spot
Last Disappointment:my last blind date
Last Soda Drank:ginger ale on the flight from dallas to burbank
Last Thing Written:you'll get to it below
Last Key Used:w
Last Words Spoken:"bye"
Last Sleep:this morning
Last Ice Cream Eaten:snickers bar (frozen)
Last Chair Sat In:my oversized office chair
Last Webpage Visited:someone else's blog that had this survey

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there's always time for arbitrary self-categorization

say whu? i just blew into LA from arizona. "blew" is probably an inappropriate term since it required almost 12 hours of me driving! (i took many stops). i was driving a minivan whose rear windshield wiper i couldn't turn off for 90% of the 12-hour trek home. i figured drivers behind me would appreciate the consistent "wave" i was giving them in the 108 degree arizona weather.

more about my arizona trip later. but first, i'm tri-colored ice cream:

Your Icecream Flavour is...Neopolitan!
You aren't satisfied with just one flavor. They say variety is the spice of life and this shines through in your Ice cream of choice! Just don't eat all the chocolate and leave the strawberry and vanilla behind!
What is your Icecream Flavour?

Find out at Go Quiz