Sunday, January 04, 2009

"R" U up for a new meme? (i'm such a moron)

Here's the instructions: How this memetic works is that you leave a comment on this post, and I'll assign you a letter. Then you write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.

Rachel/Richard/RooRoo/Rob: What should come first in the list of loves? Why the people and furry pets evoked incredible love in me. Niece, brother's father-in-law and also name of first boyfriend, first kitty, most recent ex. And all R people/animals who I have omitted from the list - forgive me!

Rollerblading: Summer's answer to snowboarding in my life. Ah how I love it. Not only because it's a lot of fun and good exercise, but because I so sucked at it and worked until I was competent.

Ramones and Riff Randall: I adore the Ramones and Riff Randall (played by PJ Soles) was the rebel chick in their movie "Rock and Roll High School". I so wanted to be her, but alas, I was a dork.

Red wine: Years back this would have been rye or rum, but I do enjoy my reds nowadays.

Road trips: NOTHING like the open road. I miss my first car tremendously. She saw me through a lot.

Rail travel: I suppose train travel would be more accurate, but how about "riding the rails"? I love taking the train. It's so civilized.

Reading: The book I most relate to is "If on a winter's night a traveller" by Italo Calvino. Truly it captures the joy of reading. One of my favourite books is L'etranger by Albert Camus. In fact, wanting to read it in French was the impetus behind me continuing with French classes. The poetry of Jacques Prevert is another reason. Oddly enough, although I love book or poetry readings, I hate it when it's made to be dramatic or put to music.

REM: As in sleep. I like the band too, but I have become one with my bed.

Remembrance Day: Meaningful and moving ceremonies for me.


Inexplicable DeVice said...

Reading - Something I must do more of this year.

May I have a letter, please?

P.S. I wanted to formulate a comment in a pirate-esque way because of the Arrrrrrrr, but any and all imagination has been drained from me by horrid old work.

Roxrocks said...

I'd like a letter too, please and thank you! I guarantee mine won't be so civilized though. LOL

Snooze said...

I'm going to make life easy for everyone. The letter I give to everyone is S. That way your first entry is done for you because I KNOW you all love Snooze/Sue

btw - I seem to only have listed nine items for my meme. I will add Roxrocks because, hey, she does rock, as do all my virtual friends.

Stewie said...

Rail travel sounds nice right now. I'd love to do the whole Eurorail thing.

And now I have Red Wine stuck in my head (not the Neil Diamond version, though, that other one).

Snooze said...

Stewie: or the Orient Express to Moscow! Doesn't that sound cool? Weren't you in Moscow once?

I love the UB40 version of Red, red wine

eroswings said...

What a fun bunch of 'R's!

I took a train ride once, and it was so roomy and comfortable. I meant to try out the dining cart, but I fell asleep!

I sucked at rollerblading, too when I first started. Luckily, my friend had told me to buy wrist/hand guards. Those came in very handy! Especially when I kept falling over--and even broke my watch! Still, I learned and now I keep my rollerblades in the car trunk, for those days when I just want to go to a nice place and rollerblade.

Who doesn't luv sleep?

I'll get working on this 'S' thing and let you know when I've got all together!

Snooze said...

Eros: Dining car? You need to find the bar car. Actually, I think they removed that fine car from most Canadian routes. Now you just get served at your seat. Bo-ring.

I am with you on rollerblading - it took me a long time to get comfortable with it and wrist guards are a godsend for both rollerblading and snowboarding. I smashed my fingers up my first day snowboarding.