Monday, May 19, 2008


The tag: (from Patti Abbott)

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read the player’s blog. [I'll leave this open to whomever wants to join in the fun. But do let me know if decide to participate.]
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

A Meme about Various Things

What were you doing ten years ago?
I was living in Portland (Maine), working as a reporter for a very old, very mean publisher - and I absolutely hated it.

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
Finish any leftover work I need to do before heading to Orlando next monday. Schedule a shitload of business trips I have to take in June (not counting the one in Florida). Figure out what the hell is wrong with the office website. Start thinking about what to pack for the trip next week. Re-edits on a story.

What are some snacks you enjoy?
Swedish fish, Twizzlers, spoon of peanut butter straight out of the jar.

What would you do if you were a billionaire?
Go to film school, then write and direct a movie or two.

What are five places where you have lived?
Maine. Maine. Maine. Maine. Maine.

What are five jobs you have had?
Reporter, Marketing Research Coordinator, Bag boy, House boy, Mill worker.

What were the last five books you read?
Tristram Shandy (Laurence Sterne). King of Lies (John Hart). Hardcore Hardboiled (various, including me!). Hollywood Station (Joseph Wambaugh). Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie).

What are five web sites you visit daily (in no particular order)?
Ain't It Cool News
Huffington Report
New York TImes


Josephine Damian said...

Start thinking about what to pack for the trip next week.

Since FL is more like "hell" than "summer" - that'll give you some idea what to wear.

pattinase (abbott) said...

What did you think of King of Lies?

Steve Allan said...

Hell? Great, I can't wait.

King of Lies was pretty good, but there was a lot of purple writing. Well, not so much pretentious writing, as it was all pretty good, but everything got the writerly writing. There should have been much less because it diminishes the affect. Does that make sense?

And, there were plenty of places where the narrator told the reader things that they could infer for themselves.