Sunday, July 05, 2009

Ten on Tuesday: E (Two Days Early; Deal With It)

1: Early - On Tuesday, I will be picked up from my apartment at 4:30 in the morning for a fun-filled trip to Las Vegas. Now that is determination.

2: Evelyn Waugh - I read a dual biography (primarily during a stint where I was called for jury duty but didn't get assigned a case) of Waugh and George Orwell a few months ago. The book included a story about how, during World War II, fruits were rationed, and the Waugh family received just a few bananas one month. Evelyn called his family to the table, and then proceeded to eat the entire family's rations of bananas. All I could think was, if I were a man named Evelyn, I'd probably be a cranky curmudgeon as well.

3: Eggs - I had a hard time eating eggs as a kid because I thought it was really weird that they went from being a liquid when freshly cracked to being a solid when cooked. Think about it. It's gross. I still have a hard time with it.

4: Existentialism - How many existentialists does it take to screw in a light bulb? Fish.

5: Eels - On my honeymoon, my wife and I briefly saw an eel while snorkeling. Fortunately for my sense of terror, my wife, while snorkeling, had taken to singing through her snorkel. She's a funny lady, and never too non-plussed about immediate doom.

6: Eleven - July 11th is 7/11 Day, and it is also International A.C. Day, and my beautiful wife makes it a point to make that day special for me. Please note the July 11 is not my birthday, she's just a sweetie that way. Please also note that one year she had me kidnapped, which I guess goes to show that sometimes people have different ideas of what "fun" is.

7: Eclipse - This was my little brother's nickname in football in high school. Pretty cool, right? You know what my nickname was? Linus. NOT COOL AT ALL! Thank you very much musical theatre!

8: Egg Nog - Surprisingly, though eggs are always weird for me, I loves me some egg nog. Mmm. Delicious.

9: Egypt - Over the weekend, the wife and I went to the King Tut exhibit up in San Francisco, only to find out that none of Tut's sarcophagi were on display. There was, however, some other lady's sarcophagus on display (his possible grandmother, I think). Overall, it was a very interesting afternoon, but what is the first thing that you think of when you think of King Tut? Those golden coffins with the smiling faces, right? I'm just saying, it was a little disappointing.

10: Edgar Allen Poe - In college, I did an arrangement for Poe's poem "Annabel Lee." It would be a lot cooler if I could link to a recording of that right now, as opposed to doing nothing, which is what I will do, but I don't have it with me. Nevertheless, I shall try to upload for you all. Prepare to have your minds blown by how awesome it is.


Christie said...

Hahahahahahaha! I love the part about Paula singing while snorkeling. And that Ten on Tuesday now comes out on Sunday! Woohoo! And I love the Poe part where you took the high road and chose to do nothing. Good work.

P.S. I love eggs. I mean, l-o-v-e 'em. Eggs for breakfast, eggs for lunch, and ooh! Eggs for dinner in my world. Hey, speaking of, I'm getting kinda hungry. Got to go make me some eggies! (Which come from chickies.) (Don't ask.)

Mama V said...

#1 Take care of my hubby for me!

#3, 8 I despise eggs... unless cleverly disguised in another form such as, say, egg nog... or in a breakfast burrito. Truly disgusting. The husband tried getting me to eat some yesterday because they're good for me. I took one bite and dry heaved. He still doesn't know I threw themthe rest in the trash.

#4 I still remember a Philosophy class paper where we had to write about the philosophy we most saw ourselves as. To this day, Blackburn still greets me as his, "Little existentialist." :)

#5, 6 You have one awesome & hilarious wife!!!

#10 I wait with baited breath!

Buttercup said...

Another fantastic Ten on Tuesday list - I look forward to yours & Red's every week. You both are so creative. Paula can sing through a snorkel??? She's even cooler than I thought!
You don't like eggs? Seriously? What about an omellette with all kinds of savory fillings? You might like that. We should all have a brunch party on 7/11 and each prepare a different kind of egg and make you try it. Eggs Benedict, over easy, scrambled, sunny side up...whatever is our specialty to make - winner is whoever's egg dish you can keep down and the prize will be a guest blog entry on the Sweet Spot or maybe just a carton of eggs. Details can be negotiated later.

Mama V said...

Isn't it a little funny that you hate eggs so much and yet LOVE the ones made by Cadbury? Do you know that I wouldn't try Cadbury eggs for the longest time (til college) because of the commercials? (Remember the ones with the clucking rabbit?) I actually thought the yokes might taste like real egg yolk... and I didn't see how that would go well with chocolate. :)