It’s so hard keeping up with everyone’s blogs!
I get so emotional over the lives of people I don’t know.
It gets worse when I actually meet people, like everyone in Portland.
Once you meet the person behind a blog, it gets difficult writing superficial little comments.Â You want MORE.
Forget about everyone else.Â Just concentrate on writing.Â Look at Dooce.Â She’s popular and she never comments anywhere.
Well, she’s a better writer.Â I need to work harder or everyone will abandon me as fast as MSNBC did Don Imus.
More penis posts!
Eh…Â how much stroking can it take?
You don’t want to look elitist.Â Try to be part of the crowd.Â Do what all the other kids are doing.
Do you mean…?
Yes, do one of those dumb memes.
This is for you, Whoorl.Â Â
Five questions asked by Whoorl, according to some meme going around like the Hong Kong flu —
1.Â What are two things about LA that you couldn’t live without?
a)Â My favorite place in Los Angeles is the Farmer’s Market.Â It’s one of the few places in town where I feel at home.Â It’s touristy AND local.Â I love the fact that it has been there since 1934.Â I appreciate establishments with a bit of history.Â There are much better “markets” in other cities, such as New York, San Francisco, and Seattle, but this corny market just feels so outdated here, that I like it even more.Â I was afraid the Farmer’s Market would go downhill after they opened a massive mall next door, but the market seems to have survived, and Starbucks and the Coffee Bean haven’t killed the donut shop just yet.Â Since moving to Redondo Beach, I go to the Farmer’s Market less than I used to, but I try to go there whenever I’m in the area for a cup of coffee.Â It’s a great meeting place, too.Â It’s where I first met Communicatrix in person.Â One day, I want to go see Ellen and Laurie at their West Hollywood Stich n’ Bitch meeting on the second floor of the Farmer’s Market.Â I haven’t done it yet becauseÂ I’ve been too afraid of getting sucked into learning how to crochet.
b)Â A car.
2.Â Do you have a secret talent (not relating to your penis)?
3.Â Have you ever visited a State Fair? What is your favorite fair/amusement park food? (I prefer funnel cakes, just in case you areÂ interested.)
I had never gone to a State Fair until I’ve moved to California, but now I love them.Â I’ve been to the Los Angeles County Fair, the Orange County Fair, and the Ventura County Fair.Â Â I never go on any of the rides or play any of the games of chance.Â I like eating corn on the cob.Â It tastes better when eaten outside.Â I get a kick out of seeing the farm animals.Â I’m a big fan of goat cheese, so I like to say hello to the goats.Â Goats are ugly, but make beautiful cheese.Â Â The highlight of any country fair may be surprising to you — the tablesetting competition.Â I had never heard of this until my first fair, and I was immediately hooked.Â What a weird concept!Â Some competitors go all out, serving their Mexican-style dinners in bowls shaped like sombreros.Â I especially enjoy the theme settings — the Oscar parties with movie reel centerpieces or the children’s birthday table “decorated” like Mars.Â I enjoy the theatrics of it all.Â Of course, it isn’t all just style.Â Each competitor has to follow the correct table setting rules, with the silverware and glasses all in the right positions.Â Â It’s way cool.Â Â Hopefully, one day when I am asked again, “Do you have a secret talent?” I will answer, “I’m a competitive table setter.”
4. Red or black licorice?
Definitely red licorice.Â I grew up on Twizzlers, but have grown to like the Red Vines they sell in Los Angeles.Â I don’t eat them much anymore, because I want my teeth.
Al Sharpton:Â “And what do you have against “black” licorice?”
Neil:Â “Uh, I change my mind.Â I like black licorice, too.”
5. You must move to either Tokyo or Helsinki.Â Which one and why?
From Miss Universe Pageant
Evening Gown Competition
National Costume Competition
Sushi in Japan
Grilled Reindeer in Finland
I would move to Tokyo.
(the first person who asks will get my five questions)
A Year Ago on Citizen of the Month:Â Passive-Aggressive