03 August, 2010


1.  I am slightly in love with Wade Johnston and Anthony Michael Hall (circa 1985) at the moment.  At least they're not dead.  Wade Johnston probably has a slight lead on Anthony Michael Hall.  Because he plays ukulele.  And is not twenty-two years older than me.

2. I have five Agatha Christie books left.  Five, heaven help me! Possibly four.  What the heck will I do when I've read them all?  I've re-read most of them already, so that's not a solution.  Read books  I haven't read already?  Expand my horizons?  Read books on the dumb list I've made?
Well, that's a stupid suggestion.

3. I would like to learn harmonica.

4. The only mildly illegal thing I think I have ever done is trespass.   One time, at about ten at night, the cat got out and I climbed into the neighbor's backyard to catch the bugger.   And I think I might have ridden in the back of someone's truck once.
But you know what?  I don't feel that I have not-lived because I've never done anything illegal.  I feel I've not lived because I've never been to England.  I'm quite content to abide the law.

5.  I wish I was prettier.  But there's really no point getting in a twist about it.

6.   Have you ever noticed that almost all female singers (I mean, like, people who make albums and go on tours and lead moderately successful musical lives) are good - but a huge percentage of popular male singers are not?  I wonder why bad-ness is okay with guys.  I suppose because it's just endearing.

7.  I don't like flip flops.  At all.  I know they're comfortable, but they just look silly.  On me, at least.  They rob me of the molecule of dignity I have.

8.  I am getting an English degree.  Did I probably already mention this?  It's just a strange thought.  ("major in YouTube."  That's a little quote by Wade Johnston, there.  Yeah.  Don't judge me.  I was on his channel for like half an hour today.  I love the YouTube people.   The whole little funny pack of them. Pomplamoose is on there, did you know that?  I bought one of their albums on itunes a month or so ago, and then today, wham-o! There they were singing songs with my best friend Wade!  How fun is that?  Isn't fun fun?)

9. I got two of my new textbooks the other day.  They are dull.  Why am I always disappointed, every semester, to learn this inevitable fact yet again?  Textbooks are boring, Kelsey.  They just are.  They will never not be.

10.  And, last and least, I would like to do something to my hair.  I am incapable of leaving it in it's natural state.  It is asking to be died, fried, chopped or in some other way destroyed.  Wa ha ha ha.


  1. So, I'm reading my first ever Agatha Christie book right now because of your example. And Then There Were None. WHY am I always so surprised when I read a classic to find that it's completely wonderful? :)

    Incidentally, I started reading the book on August 8th... the same day all the guests arrived on Indian Island. Creepy yet awesome.

  2. Oh. And.
    #4 - I've done several illegal things. They are great for stories... but nothing else.

    #8 - My husband and I both have one, (English, not YouTube) and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. Blair is using his with teaching, and I'm doing technical writing, but some of the conversations we have are ridiculous. Learning how to read critically is one of the most interesting things ever. We do it with everything (books, tv, movies, comic books) I'm excited for you! you'll LOVE it!

  3. Okay, this is totally embarrassing. I must confess, I've never actually read And Then There Were None in its entirety. I read the first two or three chapters, guessed the end, and - in a completely-out of character move - I looked in the back to see if I was right. And (subtle back-patting here) I was right so I never finished it. I repent. I will check it out this week and read the whole thing. I read the theatre adaptation a while ago, but I know it's not the same thing.
    It's actually a pretty scary one (judging from what I've read). Not the usual country house murder with a wedding at the end.

    That is fantastically creepy.

    #8 - You have no idea how glad I am to hear that. Very, very glad indeed.