Monday, April 24, 2006

A meme in my new font

Four people you would like to meet & the questions you'd ask them:

Claribel Alegria/ What did you like most about Managua?
Pele/ Most memorable goal? What do you think about Ronaldo?
Ko Un/ Which of the 108 Zen poems was hardest to write?
Jimmy Page/ Tell me everything.

Four monuments/places you have seen & would like to see again:

Macchu Pichu, Peru
The Great Wall
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Yankee Stadium

Four favorite words:

desire, cool, hope, love

Four cities* with delicious food:

Seoul, South Korea
Vientianne, Laos
Mexico City, Mexico
Hoi An, Viet Nam

*i haven't been to new orleans, but i have a feeling it would be in this list

Four (nonfiction/fiction) books you would recommend:

Native Speaker, Chang Rae Lee
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
And the Shadows Took Him, Daniel Chacon

Four jobs you've had:

Waiter at a country club
Pizza delivery guy
knife salesperson
toy store clerk

Four quick answers:

Insomnia--Hardly Ever
Allergies--Sometimes
Road Rage--Years Ago
Daydreams--Regularly

*If you meme, and if you read this and your first name begins with B through T (and if you lack the time/energy/ability to post on anything else out of sheer fatigue, like me this week) consider yourself tagged.

6 comments:

Lee Herrick said...

ok so i want to tag kimberly, sarah, ji-in, fishlamp, bjr, lorna, lee ann, michael, dana, pris, jenni, shanna, reb, lyle, and yes, you. only if you want to.

Jane said...

Jimmy Page....excellent choice.

soon-young said...

nice answers! love that seoul is #1 for city with great food. true, very true.

Lee Herrick said...

jane, i saw you like tool and hendrix also. good taste!

soon-young (k), i remember eating squid from a vendor in seoul. he put this awesome sauze on it and i ate the whole thing in a just a few bites. oh, it was gooood!

Ji In said...

Fun one! :-) I'll have to think on some of those and post accordingly.

Bryan Thao Worra said...

Drat, Lee- Tagged, am I. Well, until Barb comes along...

Four people you would like to meet & the questions you'd ask them:

1) Jorge Luis Borges/ Aren't you supposed to be dead?

2) Tom Waits/ Where do you get this stuff?

3) Leonard Cohen/ When and Where?

4) Shriekback / Where's the new album, dammit?

Four monuments/places you have seen & would like to see again:

Washington D.C.

Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France (Just cause there's a really yummy restaurant around the corner)

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Wat Mahabut, Thailand
(Near the Shrine of Nang Nak)

Four favorite words:

"Check Cleared"
Certainly
Innocent! (or "Not Guilty")
Hello!

Four cities* with delicious food:

New York City/The Bronx
Vientianne, Laos
Washington D.C.
Paris


Four (nonfiction/fiction) books you would recommend:

Talking Dirty To the Gods,Yusef Komunyakaa

Why I Hate Saturn, Kyle Baker

Collected Fictions, Jorge Luis Borges

This Way To The Gas, Ladies And Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski

Honorable mention to Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz or the collected works of Samuel Beckett.

Four jobs you've had:

Waiter at a lousy cafe
Pizza kitchen guy
Literary magazine editor
Telephone/Internet Tech Support

Four quick answers:

Insomnia--Yeah, and what about it?
Allergies--Only to things I'm allergic to.
Road Rage--Causing it? yeah.
Daydreams-- Kangaroo.

*If you meme, and if you read this and your first name begins with J through S (and if you lack the time/energy/ability to post on anything else out of sheer fatigue, like me this week) consider yourself tagged.