was that really stupid, hour long, recap show.

Each and every Survivor season, this episode PULLS THE RUG out from under my viewing experience.
We are forced to endure '14 scenes of all new footage' which amount to a bunch of useless scenes that have no effect on anything we've seen thus far.

A Closer Look.
Yes. Um. Well.
I didn't even take notes.
I didn't even see any previously unseen scenes (that's a hard sentence for some reason) that intrigued me.
And so, I think I'll do Suse's friday meme. Which is becoming a tradition - or so I'm told.
Because I am smitten with her -

1. Flip to page 18, paragraph 4 - in the book closest to you right now, what does it say?
From the September issue of Poetry -
(and it would be no good if I just did paragraph 4)

for Maud

--How old?

--It was completely inadvertent.
It was more or less late afternoon
and I came up over a hilltop
and smack in front of me was the sunset.

--Couldn't you have turned around and gone back?

--Wherever you turn, a window
in a childhood house fills with fire.

--Remember the pennies we put on the track,
how the train left behind only the bright splashes?

--Everything startles with its beauty
when assigned value has been eradicated,
especially if the value assigned is one cent.

--Does the past ever get too heavy to lug around?

--If your rucksack is too full it could
wrestle you down backwards.

--Does it ever get lighter?

--It might if so-called obsolete words start
falling off the back end of the language.

--Is it easier to figure things out when you are old?

-- I once thought so. Once I said to myself,
"if I could sit in one place on earth
and try to understand, it would be here."

--Nice thought.

--Yes, but where was I when I thought it?

--Where do you think you might have
ended up had you turned around?

--Where the swaying feet of a hanged man
would take him, if he were set walking, nobody knows.

--Maybe only half of you is a hanged man.

--Each individual consciousness would be much
more dangerous if it had more than one body.

--Do you feel a draft?

--It could be a lost moment, unconnected
with earth, just passing through.

--Or did I forget to shut the front door?

--Maybe a window exploded.

--Have you noticed the light bulb in the cellar
blows out about every two months?

--When ordinary things feel odd
and odd things feel normal, be careful.

--I like life best when everything's
doing what it's supposed to.

--Kissers kiss, roofers roof, matter matters.

--Don't forget to call your friend in Des Moines.

-- I called him. He said he's feeling good.
He said he had just finished eating an orange.

--Where would you like to be right now?

-- I'd like to be at McCoy Stadium
watching a good game of baseball. And you?

-- Me, too. I like it when there's a runner on third.
At every pitch he starts for home
and then immediately scurries back.

-- If it's a wild pitch, he hovers
a moment to be sure it's really wild
and then is quick -- like a tear,
with a tiny bit of sunlight inside it.

-- Why the bit of sunlight?

-- It would be his allotment of hope.

2. If you stretch out your left arm - as far as possible, what are you touching?

K's pillow.

3. What's the last program you watched on tv?

The Survivor recap show. meh.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.

8:45. (it's 8:50)

5. Except the computer, what can you hear right now?

Youngest playing - my MIL on the phone.

6. When was the last time you were outside and what did you do?

An hour ago - drove Middle to school.

7. What are you wearing?

Brown turtle neck, black vee neck, tan cord skirt, black sweater tights, mary janes.

8. Did you dream last night? If you did, what about?

I dreamed that there was a huge snow storm, with lightning. And our tree in front blew down and then all the windows in my house exploded.

9. When was the last time you laughed?

At the sushi restaurant.

10. What's on the walls, in the room you're in right now?

A print from my friend in Australia.

11. Have you seen anything strange lately?

I don't think so...

12. What do you think about this meme?

I kind of like it.

13. What's the last film you saw?

The Breakup - piece of crap.

14. If you became a multimillionaire, what would you do with the money?

Give chunks to everyone I love and then chunks to charity, and THEN go AWAY.

15. Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know.

I'm left handed.

16. If you could change ONE THING in this world, without regarding politics or bad guilt - what would it be?

I'm not sure what 'regarding politics or bad guilt means' and I'm not sure what I would I would change either - too big a question for me.

17. Do you like dancing?

Not especially - and K is one foot taller than that makes for uncomfortable slow dancing.

18. George Bush?


19. What do you want your childrenÂ’s names to be, girl/boy?

Oldest was going to be Sara, Middle was going to be Olivia, and Youngest was going to Eloise.

20. Would you ever consider living abroad?


21. What do you want God to tell you, when you come to heaven?

He could just say hello and I'd be happy.

22. Who should do this meme?

Anyone who wishes to.


Geggie said…
Cute meme! Check out mine.
Paula said…
I couldn't agree more with #18.
Jennifer said…
Well lucky me! The one night I miss it due to one 2 year old little girl who would not go to bed at 8pm and then still at 11pm( when I can catch it again on the west coast)and it was only the recap show! YAY me :)
abrowncow said…
that had to have been one of the most useless Survivor shows ever. that's an hour of my life i'm never getting back.

at least we know next week will be interesting...
Suse said…
I think no. 16 suffers from being translated from Norwegian to Finnish to English.

I'm happy you did that meme - I miss you too.

PS. That is some poem!
Anonymous said…
You can't come up with ONE thing for #16?

C'mon--I KNOW you have it in you...
Anonymous said…
i know! stupid recap show.
Katy said…
um... i'm an unfashionable dork, but what are sweater tights?