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Meme Thingy

I consider myself tagged, flip.  (Work avoidance.)  And mary_the_fan might have to answer a few of these for me.

01. What's the last TV show you saw?
The Today Show.

02. What are you wearing at the moment? 
Black yoga pants, white t-shirt, the rest of the usual stuff.  mary_the_fan  is in her underwear, as usual.  (What?  It's nice underwear.)

03. Have you lost any friends recently? Why?
No, I don't think so!  I suck at keeping in touch by phone, so I lost a bunch after I left grad school and my old job.

04. What is your favorite scent?
Right now it's something called The Beat, by Burberry.

05. What's your occupation? What do you do there?
Writer for a small consulting company.  Marketing, proposals, etc.

mary_the_fan 's occupation is watching TV, watching movies, lusting after Canadians, perpetrating picspams, posting endless analytical rambles about TV and movies and wishing she were in Vancouver.

06. What do you drink the most?
Water.  But I don't enjoy it.

07. What is your favorite restaurant?
This is too hard.  Any great sushi or Indian place.  Japonais, in Chicago, is pretty awesome.  mary_the_fan  is partial to diners.

08. What will you be doing after finishing this?
What I'm supposed to be doing right now.  Piles of boring work.

09. What did you want to be when you grew up? 
I wanted to be a full-time mom.  Like as a creative pursuit.  I wanted to create a big fantastic family of happy, healthy kids and happy parents.  It was my ambition.  I worked in a big consulting firm for years, but the family was always my goal.  Got married, had the kids, lost the husband (well...I mean, I know where he is. :-)  And he can stay there. *g*)  And now have about half of what I wanted.  But I also realized that the Mom job isn't enough for me, creatively, so I've rethought a lot of stuff and have adjusted my goals accordingly.  What I should have been is a writer or photographer.  Those would have made me happy.

mary_the_fan  has never been married or had a paying job.  She's independently crazy.  She has achieved her career goal of being a drooling, silly fangirl.  Congrats on that, hon!  (Jealous!) 

10. Your favorite romantic movie?
Hard Core Logo.  Yes, both of us. :-)

11. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Smart!  Discerning.  Kind.  Funny.  Perceptive.  Graceful.  Pretty.

12. What's the least favorite thing about yourself?

13. What are your ideal qualities in a novel?
I like to be transported to another culture or time.  And, just as with TV/movies, I like a well-drawn character.  I'm flexible on plot, but it had better illuminate and test the character.  Couldn't care less about flowery descriptions of landscape and physical context.

14. What time do you usually go to bed?
Lately, I cannot get to bed before 1:00 a.m.!  Do you think my present behavior has anything to do with this?  DO YOU???

mary_the_fan  goes to bed, you know...whenever she gets the chance.

15. What's the meaning behind your LJ username/name/nicknames you go by?
The meaning is that it's my name.  I'm not cryptic.  Also, it means something to me, culturally.  I grew up in a very Catholic environment.  I was one of many Marys in my class, all throughout school.  But I was the only one I knew, for a long time, who was just "Mary".  Not Mary Beth or Mary Ann or Mary Clare.  I always wanted to be Mary Something.  There was NOTHING more boring that being just Mary.  One day I saw some TV show where the main character had three friends:  Mary Grace, Mary Catherine and Mary Mary.  I thought it was hilarious and a great satire of this corner of our culture.  Though I might have been too young to think it in those words, exactly.  So I always loved the name Mary Mary.

mary_the_fan  gets her name from Hard Core Logo.  She says she's had sex with both Joe and Billy.  If I'm being honest, that might be one source of the tension between us.  I'm a little jealous at the mere possibility of that.  (Finally!  Good for you.  The first step is admitting I'm AWESOME.  I think there's hope for us.)  Though she looks nothing like the girl in the movie.  Except for the blondness.  I think she might have actually killed someone and stolen her identity.  No really, she's strong and she's scary.  (I am.) 

Crap, I forget who caz tagged.  And how many people you're supposed to tag.  I tag amycurl , seri_scribble , laurenba , gatsbyfan , ok_with_that , misreall  and aunt_deen.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
mary_the_fan goes to bed, you know...whenever she gets the chance.

And with whomever will let her in. ;-)

Did I overstep? Sorry.
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, and also I kinda feel like I answered all the questions when she did it. But if I feel inspired, I might do it...:-D Thanks for taggin' me!
Oct. 30th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Molly is so pretty.
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Of course not, sweetie! I have no line.

But I should say that I'm highly discerning. I won't go to bed with just anyone. But certainly any one of my icons! Except Bruce McDonald...I love him for his mind. Or Bill Adama. Or Laura. I love her, just not that way.
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
I'm never gonna get to eat dinner.
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Hee! In reading the flist, I got to Tues's post first and was like, "Woot! I wasn't tagged! Wait. Why wasn't I tagged?"

I should have known.... ;)
Oct. 30th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
mary_the_fan has never been married or had a paying job. She's independently crazy.

You crack me up.

Oct. 30th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Thanks. :-)
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
I have, from time to time, wondered about the second "Mary." Now I know. :-)

Thanks for sharing. :-)
Oct. 30th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
your lj name
Every time I see it, I think of either the Run DMC lyric or the character from Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime series. What does that say about me?
Oct. 30th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: your lj name
Dude, look at you! You're never here! How are you here?!? Awesome.

I give you a Colin. *points*

What does that say about me?

That says good things about you. You're, like, hip and interesting. Me? I think of Catholic school or the Monkees. *is pathetic*
Oct. 30th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: your lj name
I'm going to make an effort to actually post every once and a while instead of lurking creepily all the time.

Thanks for the Colin. I know there is supposed ot be a way to save that and make it/him my own, but I don't know what it is. I need to have Deen give me an lj primer.
Oct. 31st, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
Stop by anytime. It's not like we're not in the same building every damn day.

(Why is it not a vacation of some kind yet?)

Anyway, have a Christian to go with your Colin. They could have fun together.
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