Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Day 66: Some things you don't know about me

It all got started because a friend of my Spanish blog tagged me regarding certain things you'd like to take with you to a desert island, which I find funny 'cause nobody in his right mind would willingly be stranded on a piece of rock in the middle of the ocean. But I can tell you about some of my favorite things:

1. CDs: although I don't like singers per se, Mecano and Miguel Bosé are my favorite singers. I've got every single CD they've issued, except Bose's last one, which honestly sucks.

2. Books: my collection ammounts up to 300, but there are some which will always have a special place in my heart, like "Don Quixote", "The Three Musketeers" and "Mort".

3. DVD´s: another eclectic topic, varying from "Akira" and "The Grave of the Fireflies" to Disney's movies, but my all time favorites are "Lady Hawke" and the one and only "The Crow", with Brandon Lee.

4. Comics: again, I don't follow neither heroes nor series, but there are some I would certainly save from a fire: "Night Cries", "The Sandman Series", "The Books of Magic" and "Watchmen". The last one rocks!

5. Cartoons: They deserve a paragraph for themselves. "Batman the animated series" and "Remi" are some of the collections on my shelves.

6. Clothes: I'm nothing of a feminine woman at all, so a good pair of jeans, a long, thick cotton t-shirt and a good pair of trainers or hiking boots along with my indispensable baseball cap work well enough to me.

7. Relaxing activities: I'm a lazy bum, so I prefer lazy activities, such as reading, sleeping, going bowling and going to the movies. Nothing very exciting, but fun for the brain.

8: Pets: I like animals in general, but my favorites are cats, horses and dogs. Ferrets are ok, but after a while they seem just like stupid cats.

I'm not mentioning any toys since that was the topic of a past post.

There you are. I guess that's more than enough for starters when you want to know something relevant about people. My favorite technique is to ask about this items, and then about the details. You can have plenty of hours of fun at a party.


Miao said...

... regarding certain things you'd like to take with you to a desert island...

This sentence reminded me of William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Have you read it before? It is very disturbing and macabre. You may wish to check it out when you have the time, it's one of my favorites. ;)

The Usual Stuff said...

In fact, miao, I've read it. It is the most disturbing, cruel, morbid, terrifying and realistic portrait of children and society. We have changed nothing since the cavemen.

Maybe that's why the idea of a desert island seems not appealing to me.

Jingo said...

Did Lord of the Flies at school. When you read books at school, it takes the fun out of reading...

Didn't know you were a Pratchett and Gaiman fan. I'm a big fan of both their books.

Miao said...

I used to find it boring when I read it a few years back (I couldn't get past the first chapter), but I recently read it again and I finished the whole book in one sitting. I guess what disturbed me the most was how it compelled me to recognize what my own human instincts are capable of... It chilled me to the bone when it was revealed that the rest of the boys were trying to kill Ralph and eat his flesh. *shudder*

The Usual Stuff said...

Jingo: if you let teachers take the fun out of the book, you're missing something. A good book can survive even the murkiest assignment, like "The Animal Farm" or "Tales of Mystery and Imagination". They rock!
On the other hand, Gaiman is a master of thriller, while Pratchet is a master of humor and what we would call "sour milk", that is, black humor. I love both.

Miao: wow. I should revisit the book, since I think I missed that canibalistic part. But, if you look closely, that's what we do everyday: try to devour each other worse than a pack of wolves.
Revolting, but disturbingly fascinating, isn't it?

Y sin embargo... said...

Y no te llevarias a ninguna persona?! COn quien hablarias entonces, con Wilson como en la peli?! jaja!