The Friday Five (1/16/04)

Hmmm! Finally a Friday Five, and it doesn’t much suck. Go Fridayy Five!

1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails?

All sorts of things! Well, not all at once. My work e-mail says

boo Q

Department I work in

Some neat Quote I like

I usually change it once a week or so or when I get bored; I have about 15 quotes. TheMan has his set so they rotate through for every e-mail he sends. I wanna be that savvy! Some of my faves are:

“I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture.”

-Frank Lloyd Wright

because that is so me. Right on Frank! Arrgh! I can’t find the others so I’ll have to try and quote them from memory. Sorry for those I misquote.

Luck is like a rice dumpling that flies into your mouth

-Japanese Proverb

That to me just sums up the Japanese view of luck, as I understand it. It’s a two edged thing: Great! You have a rice dumpling! OW! It just flew into your mouth.

Damn, I wish I was at work, all my quotes are there. Lemmie see, there is a great Chinese proverb that goes:

He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes. He who doesn’t ask remains a fool forever.

Hmm, that’s not *quite* right. Ahhh, oh well.

2. Did you have a senior quote in your high school yearbook? What was it? If you haven’t graduated yet, what would you like your quote to be?

I had lots of quotes but none of them were mine. I was all about the spontaneity and frankly, I thought it looked dumb to write “HS was great! Have a blast in college, love blah blah blah” in everyone’s yearbook. Y’all knew everyone read everyone else’s notes that were written in their yearbooks before writing one of their own. So there you are reading Joe Bob’s book and you come across Billy Jean’s message and she wrote “Blah blah blah assembly line message thing” in HIS book too. And then you begin to think “Hey, *I* wrote something cool and sincere in HER book but she obviously didn’t care enough to give my message any semblance of thought so she just stuck this message she gives any joe blow in my book. Well, I thought we were better friends than that.” and then you feel like shit and all betrayed and everything.

Oh and I hated “LYLAS” (love you like a sister). That seemed the most insincere thing ever. Pffft, right. Blah blah wrote message LYLAS! PuhLEASE.

Damn, HS just blew chunks.

3. If you had vanity plates on your car, what would they read? If you already have them, what do they say?

I don’t have a vanity plate because the right one hasn’t leapt into my head. I think of them like tattoos (but less permanent) and you gotta have a good one. TheMan has an awesome plate for the bug: Feature. It’s a computer geek thing incase you are having trouble figuring it out. The best I could come up with for my Ford was “Prefect” but it really isn’t THE PLATE for me. When I find THE PLATE I’ll so have it on the truck faster than you can say whatever it is that the plate will say. You betcha!

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say?

Oh yeah, I have a couple. Mr. Paul got me this great dress watch that says “Dreams Never Die” on the back (for graduation I think? Sometime around then. I was having a real bummer of a time and it was a real bright spot in my life. He’s so cool. OH! He’s officially my step dad today too. YEA! Ack! Tangents…where was I, Oh right, engraving…). The Qs got me a Q medallion that says “Love J&J; 11-09-03” Awwww! That’s the best too. Anything else? I can’t think of anything right off.

5. What would you like your epitaph to be?

Woah, that’s a bit depressing. I don’t even know what I’m doing next week much less have my epitaph decided on. It’ll probably say something like “Loving wife and devoted mother” or some crap like that. I don’t care, I’ll be dead.

Last Year at the booniverse: The machine blows up the tinsy page into something more easily read and reverses the image too so you are not reading white on black. Don’t ask how, I think it’s magic. Fiche elves!

4 Responses to “The Friday Five (1/16/04)”

  1. Tobes Says:

    Hope all is well. Thought that you would have something about wedding.. Drop me a note when you can.

  2. boo Says:

    Hey there! What happened to the e-mail of a week or so ago? WEIRD!

    Anyway, the “reception” is tomorrow so I’ll have the whole story then. Tune in!

  3. Shar Says:

    My favorite signature of yours is the one about the cats, something like “Dogs have owners, pets have staff.” But the intimate contacts with furniture is also a very apt quote for you!

    Dirge plans on getting a dirge vanity plate, which I think is fitting for him. But you have to also put it on the right car. The batmobile Catalina is a good car for the dirge plate. And I guess it would fit the new Tiburon we’re getting, but not as well 🙂 The other vanity plate that I love is one I saw on an episode of Samurai Jack. I can’t recall the exact spelling, but it went something like HRTCHU. I think that might be an even better fit for Dirge! What do you think?

  4. boo Says:

    “Dogs have owners, cats have staff”. It’s very true.

    I like DIRGE as a plate. Heh. HRTCHU I didn’t read carefully and thought to myself “Huh, sounds like some sort of Pokemon, that’s kinda weird” then I read slowly (and moved my lips too so you know I paid attention the second time) and I said “OH! I got it”. It still reminds me of a pokemon tho. Heh.

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