December 10th, 2005


free association-

So, jim and I are having one of those conversations (that we have nearly every night) when I drag him off the couch at 5 am drag him to bed for an hour, and we're both half asleep but blithering. And NO, I'm not going to tell you what led into this, it's bad enough as it is...

jim: reaches the end of a speculation on nose size and possible associated activities

me: hmmmm, both those gondor boys have

jim: big ones?

me: lovely large noses.

jim: but not dad - actually, isn't it funny they look so much alike, but not at all like dad. Finduilas must have had a hell of a honker

me: or known some ranger or traveller with one

jim: ah, *that* ranger?

me: no way, he has a bitsy nose.

jim: that's true. so, who might have been passing by with blond hair and a big nose?

me (sleepily): mmmmmm.....I don't know.... haldir?

jim (laughing): Aha! That would explain so much - like why Boromir hates musical comedy, and why Denethor closed Minas Tirith to the elves

me: hunny, that only happened in my stories

jim: well, this is only happening in your stories too!!
by hand

(no subject)

fridayfiver: Head To Toes

1. What's on your feet?
People wear things on their feet? When they don't have to? Wow!

2. Turn to your right -- what do you see?
I'm in the living room, so this could take forever - lets hold it to a wall of bookcases. highlights: right next to my hand are the three LOTR extended and a Coffeeman mug of diet ginger ale; the Books closest to me are travel narrative; the Sandman clock Lee painted for me; action figures of The Mystery Men, Captain Tightpants, and Gojyo; blown glass christmas ornament of Buddah

3. What is the last thing you ate?

4. What can you smell right now?
The entire house smells like popcorn!

5. Do you wear hats?

thefridayfive: Growing Up

1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
a lighthouse

2. Did you follow through? If not, what happened?
I think so, except for the growing up part

3. Is your life turning out the way you thought it would when you were a kid?
I refer you to a song by Lou and Peter Berryman, in which they tell a bunch of kids - you know how you think it will be so great when you grow up and you can stay up as late as you want and eat icecream for breakfast? The song is called It's Better Than That!!

4. Paradoxes aside, if you could time-travel back to when you were 10 years old, what would you tell your 10-year-old self?
Not to worry. Honestly, I would be too afraid to screw up where I am by saying anything. If you pinned me down, I might try to convince myself to give up sugar sooner.

5. Do you think the child you were, would like the adult you've become
I'll let you know if I ever become an adult....