Heya. Couple of things. First of all, I have to make every one of my fabulous friends, many of whom I know love chick lit, read Jennifer Weiner's blog about PREP and Melissa Bank's new book. Now, I haven't read either of them, but I gotta say -- I agree with Jennifer. Once you're on her blog, click around, read a few more things, and you'll see how compartmentalized this whole chick lit/women's fiction thing can be, even as I know, from working in the industry, that it's one of the genres that's still very successful around the world. Anyway, that's my two cents.
Next, I should mention... I'm a lurker. I lurk, and I lurk, and I lurk... and occassionally I post a comment, but mostly, I like to watch. I mean, read. So when I tell you I've been checking a fellow CoH player's blog with my usual roundup of Meg Cabot, Go Fug Yourself, Dancing Brave, and Pamie, among others, you'll know what I mean. I have an addiction to the internet, y'all. So, this morning, postponing getting started on work, I check out all the usual suspects, and find a little note to me on the bottom of Hang Time's blog. So, hell yeah, I'm picking up the baton and running with it. Here goes:
Total volume of music on my computer:
Loads. Split up between two computers, actually. My one at work, which I still run Windows Media Player on, has over 3 gigs of music. At home, where I upgraded to iTunes after winning a iPod mini, it's probably closer to 4 or 5. And I'm only about halfway through my CD collection. Can't really throw the rest on there until I get an external hard drive, since I need to have room for my writing too.
The last CD I bought:
I went all out with a Borders' "buy three, get one free" CD offer a little while ago, and picked up the Garden State soundtrack, the Ray soundtrack, Green Day's American Idiot, and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2. Last song I bought (as in actually paid for rather than using a "free song" bottlecap from a Pepsi) was the new Coldplay single.
Song playing right now:
Last song I heard on my iPod this morning was "Young Ned of the Hill" by
The Fenians. If I hit play on my work computer here, I get "When I Fall" by Barenaked Ladies.
Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
- "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish" from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy soundtrack.
- "Couldn't Have Come at a Better Time" by the Fenians, who I heard live this weekend, and their new bass player's version of this song gives me chills, and makes me want to listen to it LOUD, with my eyes closed.
- "San Dimas High School Football Rules" by The Ataris. Because I do so love me some Bill and Ted references.
- Anything by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. I know that's a bit of a cop out, and I should pick one song, but it's hard! They're all good. But fine, ok, if I have to: "Save My Soul"
- and for a little randomness "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" by Cole Porter, from the "De-Lovely" soundtrack, as perfromed by Jonathan Price.
Hey Hang Time, aren't you glad you know more now about the wackiness that is me?
Five People To Whom I'm Passing The Baton:
They're not all bloggers, but I'll accept emails.
- Yi Shun
- Maureen (for your new website!)
- Heather, because I'm feeling terribly guilty for not responding yet to your last email.