December 16th, 2009

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

30 days of me meme - day 4 (delayed)

Delayed again. In fairness, the last couple of days have been...interesting I think is the correct word...

Already happened:
Day 01 → Your favorite song

Day 02 → Your favorite movie

Day 03 → Your favorite television program

Day 04 → Your favorite book
Less easy. I used to be a really voracious reader, but now I hardly read at all. In fairness, I used to do most of my reading whilst travelling to work. When I was commuting to London, I could get a good 30/40 pages done in the morning and the same in the evening. When I was getting the bus in to Broomfield, this changed to about 10 pages each way. Nowadays, as I'm driving to work, I don't manage any reading. I'd like to, but it tends to be frowned upon for drivers to be distracted from the actual business of driving. *ahem*

And as it is, I tend to focus on the book I'm reading at the moment and not really bother about books I've read in the past.

However, I think there are two that have really stood out. Firstly, Pete Grieg's Red Moon Rising, the story of the 24-7 Prayer movement, which I found to be really inspirational. Grieg's The Vision and the Vow was also really rather amazing.

The other book I'd go for would be one of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. In fact, I'll cheat and go for the first four, because IMO they're all equally great in their own ways (yes, even So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish) and I'd find it hard to choose between them.

Coming soon:
Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

30 days of me meme - day 5 (still delayed)

Delayed again. In fairness, the last couple of days have been...interesting I think is the correct word...

Already happened:
Day 01 → Your favorite song

Day 02 → Your favorite movie

Day 03 → Your favorite television program

Day 04 → Your favorite book

Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Following on from nominating four of the six H2G2 books as my favourite book (in fairness, I still haven't read the sixth...), I'd have to say that my two favourite quotes, for general all-round adaptability and usefulness in all situations, are:

"This must be ***day; I never could get the hang of ***days." [where ***day can be replaced with whatever day is under discussion]

and...

"Ah. This is obviously some strange new usage of the word *** that I wasn't previously aware of." [where *** can be replaced with whatever word is under discussion]

And, because it went down so well in my wedding speech:

"The great hyperlobic omnicognate neutron wrangler could talk all four legs off an arcturan mega-donkey, but only *I* could persuade it go for a walk afterwards."

Or:

"It's at times like this when I'm stuck in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I wasn't listening!"

Or (different fandom):

"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

So yeah. That's some of them.

Coming soon:
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy