Eight Random Things Meme

Ann tagged me so I'm it. Here are eight random things about me you may or may not know.

  1. I actively look for and sometimes create excuses to go to Ikea.
  2. I saw Four Weddings and a Funeral with a (now ex-)boyfriend, and I always remember that he wondered aloud why Hugh Grant didn't just get together with Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) because she was "not so bad." I agreed with him at the time, but now I understand why Hugh Grant didn't get together with her. For a while, KST was one of my favorite actresses, especially in the movie A Handful of Dust.
  3. The music for A Handful of Dust was composed by George Fenton, and once at E3 I met a music agent who claimed to know him, and I wrote a message to Mr. Fenton on the back of my business card because the agent promised to give it to him. I think the message said, "I loved your music in A Handful of Dust" or something equally simplistic. (Because I really do love the music in that movie.) I wanted to send him the message because I imagined that he doesn't get many fan letters.
  4. I'm watching another KST movie right now, The English Patient, and my favorite scene is at the end where she's reading [SPOILER] the last words she's written in the diary as she lies there dying. "How long is a day in the dark? Or a week? The fire is gone now.... I'm afraid I waste the light on writing these words. We die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have entered and swum up like rivers, fears we've hidden in, like this wretched cave. I want all this marked on my body. We're the real countries, not the boundaries drawn on maps, and names of powerful men.... The lamp's gone out, and I'm writing in darkness." I just love the poetry of it.
  5. I loved the latest Pirates of the Caribbean, and even though I snoozed a little bit during some of the slow parts, I don't think that makes it a bad movie at all.
  6. I have buyer's remorse about our Prius because it only averages 36 miles to the gallon. My husband put up that "Yes" decal that Toyota sent out because it wanted people to show off how they'd definitely buy a Prius again. I want to replace it with one that says "No."
  7. I miss the West Wing. I really gave Studio 60 a shot, but that show disappointed on so many levels.
  8. In junior high/high school, I had an extremely cool red Peugeot cruiser. My friends and I rode in skirts, without helmets, and with each other on the handlebars all the time, and we had absolutely no concept of how incredibly dangerous that was.

I don't think I have eight people to tag, so I'll just tag the two people who might actually carry on the chain. Hello Carrie and Sarah!


Anna said...

Thanks for playing along!

If (when??) I move to SF, there will be many, many reasons to go to Ikea. Especially since I will likely be leaving all of my furniture in Alaska.

I also miss the West Wing.

Dan said...

Glad to hear you like the Prius, sorry about the low MPG. It's usually all realted to route and driving style. I'm in TX (flat) and drive over 20 miles a day so my MPG is up over 70. I know guys in Japan that have it up over 80 (speed limit in Japan is like 30 mph).

-Dan <11011011>

Jennifer said...

Ann, looking forward to a Bay Area Ikea trip soon!

Dan, I've actually wondered if other SF drivers experience the low MPG. I drive really slowly and haven't found it to make a difference. Also, it gets better gas mileage on the freeway, which I thought wasn't supposed to be the case... oh well...

Sarah Goss said...

Ooooh, fun. Thanks for tagging me! I enjoyed reading your 8 random things, too.

Elizabeth said...

We're looking at buying a Prius when we arrive in California, and you have me worried. I am going to cross my fingers that my driving will be more like Dan's.

Also, will you go to Ikea FOR me after I move? Seriously, you could provide that has a service to people.