Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ten on Tuesday: H

1: Highlander - There (and it) can only be one.

2: Handwriting - When I was in elementary school, it was not uncommon for me to get, when the report cards came around, all As and then one lousy B- or C in handwriting/penmanship. I'm just saying, I was valedictorian for both junior high and high school, but I wasn't even in the running in grade school because of my handwriting. I think I was relatively pleased about this in sixth grade because I didn't really want to give a speech anyway. Still, in retrospect, it would have been nice to pull off the trifecta.

3: Humility - As you can see from #2, I embody this principle.

4: Helen of Troy - From my fractured remembrance of history/mythology, I find it fascinating that this woman was supposedly so beautiful that men would bring armies to fight over her. One would think somewhere down the chain of command, one of the grunts would have thought, "Hmm, the possibility of my imminent and immediate death kind of outweighs how much I care about my boss's boss's boss getting a girlfriend. Hey guys! Let's just go get gyros!"

5: Herbivore's Dilemma, The - They don't realize how delicious meat is.

6: H - I think I saw somewhere that the phonetic representation of that letter is "aitch." I have no commentary on this.

7: Harry Potter - I have not read any of these books. For some reason, the prospect of a book series really scares me as it is such a commitment. Somehow, it doesn't bother me that I don't finish most books that I start even if they are not part of a series. I have also never read The Chronicles of Narnia. In fact, I think the only book series I ever read all the way through was the My Teacher Is an Alien series back when I was in grade school, which is, as you know, quite high art.

8: High Art - What separates high art from low art? I've spent a fair number of hours trying to work out this question. Right now, I'm reading a book called The Necessity of Theater that considers which parts of the human experience should be counted as theatre and which should not, which, in some ways, is a similar question. Though I find his definition a little broad, I think he's touching on some key points, and I'm looking forward to seeing where he goes with his idea.

9: Haberdashery - I wish there were more stores that simply sold hats simply because I wish this word were more common.

10: How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man? - 7.


Buttercup said...

# 9 - that...is...AWESOME! The Necessity of Theater sounds intriguing. I'm interested in hearing more about that as you get further along in it:)
* Handwriting - if it was good, you wouldn't have gotten away with signing Donald Trump or Jackie Chan or whatever name you scribbled on your receipts in Vegas;)

Christie said...

I know I say this every week, but I love your lists. They're always so eclectic and interesting.

2- As it turns out, I used to suck at handwriting too. Why they ever gave out a grade for that, I have no idea.

5- So true! Hah!

6- Aw, man! I wish there were a commentary on it.

7- You should read them. All of them. Right now.

9- So agree!

10- Finally, that's cleared up! I always wondered when the answer would land so everyone could read it. I'm so glad you finally did.

Buttercup said...

I'm so glad you & Red are doing these, too. I seriously look forward to both of your lists every week! :)