Surprising. Also memes.

Who’d have thought that nasty vapo-rub stuff actually worked?

And because I’m still not at 100 percent, some memes.

“Things I Can Be Bribed With”
I can only think of three:

1. Lush products
2. A cure for this crud
3. Unreleased episodes of The Wire

What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: Homemade gingerbread and/or banana bread. They seem vaguely healthy and wholesome, yet are totally not. Literary: LiveJournal. Also, Vogue. Because when I’m supposed to be revising my novel, what’s better than surfing trainwrecks or finding out that we are due for another glamazon moment? Audiovisual: That I didn’t like Firefly. I tried. And perhaps I will try again. But so far, it hasn’t done it for me. Musical: That I listen to the same things over and over. I am all about the auditory comfort zones. But then I feel bad that there are zillions of artists out there that I’d probably totally love, if I would just stop listening to the Mountain Goats and the Magnetic Fields and Veda Hille to find out. Celebrity: I can’t think of anyone. I mean, I’d say Philip Seymour Hoffman, but I feel no guilt about adoring his work.

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  • librarian
    February 24, 2006 at 1:47 am

    we’ve got the third season. interested? I think we could put it on a few discs.

  • lkeele
    February 24, 2006 at 2:18 am

    “They seem vaguely healthy and wholesome, yet are totally not.”

    Especially when smeared with butter — my favorite way to eat them.

    I keep telling myself that banana bread has bananas in it — that’s a good thing, right?

  • nevikmoore
    February 24, 2006 at 2:46 am

    I one-up you: I have never seen Firefly or Serenity. AND I never really got into Buffy.

    So un-kewl.

  • sdn
    February 24, 2006 at 3:56 am

    off topic: do you have googletalk? i am sharyndotorg.

  • anonymous
    February 24, 2006 at 4:00 am

    I like the smell of Vapo-Rub…..

  • capn_jil
    February 24, 2006 at 4:03 am

    I don’t see what’s wrong with not having a boner for Firefly.

    Best summary of said series: “It’s like Joss Whedon giving you a sensual massage.”

  • maeve66
    February 24, 2006 at 4:30 am

    Oooh, I was gonna ask about what unreleased episodes of The Wire there are… I just finished watching Season Two, and I’m still thinking about its analysis/use of a longshoreman’s union that could have been the Teamsters. Also (should I spoiler-alert this?) What is up with a main character dying? Sad, sad, sad. It made sense, I guess. But still. Man, I love that show.

    Also, ditto on the banana bread is “healthy”, also zucchini bread (even “healthier”! I mean, it’s practically BROCCOLI, already.) And, I love the Mountain Goats. They’re almost enough to listen to, really.

  • dirtylibrarian
    February 28, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    Honestly, it brings back really fond memories for me of feeling icky and my mommy rubbing it on my flat little chest. Super sweet.