Saturday, October 11, 2008


It's true, this blog does not have a very good track record so far in terms of updates, nor is it the most compelling blog to read when said updates materialize. But that's the way I roll, unassuming and timeless. I figured the pattern I'd set forth was destined to hold fast for a while, at least until I managed to secure a spouse, child, or animal (one that doesn't sleep half the year, that is) and then I remembered - I got tagged a while back! And now I have structure. So, for your reading pleasure, here is a collaboration of freestyle tag items compiled from the blogs of Recoupin' and Stranded, plus my own additions. Please, enjoy.

Three Movies/Movie Scenes that Consistently Make Me Cry:

-The Fox and the Hound - particularly the scene where she drops Todd off in the forest and leaves him there to dwindle in the rain and confusion and loneliness of the forest, and all the woodland creatures are mean to him and he doesn't have a place to sleep, you know the one

-Evita - Col. Peron sets the brake on Eva's wheelchair and begins to carry her up the stairs to bed because she's terminally ill and he loves her, even though she's dying and will no longer be an asset to his career,; that doesn't even matter, he loved her all along! Cue poignant cello music, cue blubbereing Mish

-Charly - cliche, I know, but why??? Why did Charly have to die?!

Three Things I Unequivocally Fear:

-Get-to-know-you games
-Sleep deprivation

Five Foods I Could Easily Subsist On Permanently:

-Crackers (specifically Wheat Thins and Cheez-its, if I'm allowed to choose)
-Chicken salad sandwiches
-Ice cream
-You said it, Tiff - chicken fingers with honey mustard

Three Books I'm Currently Reading or Pretending to Read:

-A Grief Observed
-Believing Christ
-my American history textbook

Five Places I Would Like to Live or Visit ('visit' here applies firmly to the last two):

-P.E.I, Cananda
-Malta, Moldova, or some other obscure eastern European country - just to say I have, you know?

Six Majors I've Attempted:

-Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation
-Integrative Biology
-Public Health

The Three Things in This Life that Unfailingly Provoke Me to Anger:

-People who smoke in tight, confined spaces (like mosh pits)
-Any and all forms of animal cruelty
-Teenage boys and their crude jokes. It isn't even the vulgarity so much that bugs me as the total lack of imagination that goes into those jokes. If you're going to be crude, at least be creative about it.

Twelve Things I Love Dearly:

-my family
-my roomies
-ice cream
-80's music
-drum cadences
-C.S. Lewis
-my straightener

Five Lofty Aspirations That I Don't Have the Resources to Achieve Now (but hopefully someday):

-save the manatees
-support small businesses
-grow and manufacture all my own food
-get all the war vets off the streets and provided for
-befriend and nurture all the depressed, misunderstood and otherwise emo kids

Seven Things I Should Be Doing Instead of Blogging:

-looking for a job
-edifying my mind
-Hist 220 homework
-volunteering at that retirement center that I made half-hearted commitments to a while back
-Buying Roomie's birthday present
-yeah, I really should be looking more actively for a job right now

Well then. Guess I'll go do those things... but before I go, I decidedly tag Ma! You're it!


Tiffany said...

Yay for Mishtown! A nice long post, too. And I don't know why you and Christie keep suggesting that you need kids to have a great blog when, indeed, (although my posts are admittedly cuter, but those of you and your roomies gave my kids a go) yours and Christie's posts are way more interesting reads. Plus, we all want to keep in touch-- uber-convenient blog-style touch-- with you, regardless of family status, of course. I know you must, in your heart, realize this, since I already gave you this shpeel and it worked because you started a blog for my birthday present. So keep it coming! I remain Mishtown's #1 fan.

Joe and Christie said...

Ahh, that Tiff is too modest. But then, so are you. Didn't I offer you money once to retain possession of some old Goodwin Gazettes?? 'nuff said.

Anyway, I love your observations about teenage boys--so true. Sadly, our culture encourages the extension of this unfortunate attitude far beyond the teen years. [sigh] See ya in New Zealand...more sheep than people is a good thing...

I never read Charly, but I really enjoyed Sam--I think I may have forced it on you, in fact.

Keep the witty Mish train-a-rollin,' choo choo!

EJNielsen said...

Hey Mish! Welcome to the blog world! Nice start! Now to add you to my list of blogs that I read over and over just so I can avoid housework a little longer!
Love ya!

SKISLN said...

Thanks for bringing me up to date with the informative list. I'm shocked to find that you've grown up since I left home about twenty-five years ago :)

I kept reading your post, looking for references to manatees. Where are all the references to manatees? Don't you like manatees anymore? What about Wooley Cat? You still like Wooley Cat, right?

Mish said...

Thanks Jess! The truth is that I've been stalking your blog for quite some time now to avoid my own unpleasant tasks, so I'm glad we can help each other.

As for manatees, don't worry Scott! I still like them and think they should be saved. See "Five Lofty Aspirations..."
And of course I still like Wooley Cat. Also "Riding in the Car".

SKISLN said...

There they are! Wonder how I missed them. Anyway, life makes sense again.

Bryce said...

Probably one of the funniest posts I've ever read! I'm glad you're going to save the emo kids :-)