So I saw a goofy challenge about defining yourself using random shit, and I’m going to do it, because I need sort of a fun palette cleanser after the heaviness of the past several months…particularly the past couple of weeks. So here it goes…
If you were to define yourself as another person, a piece of art, a song etc what would that be? What movie? What book? What music album? Which song? Which actress/actor? What city? What country? What season? What piece of art? What time of day? What period in time? What politician? What dish? What drink? What TV show? Which TV Host? What instrument? What animal? Which color?
(I have an extremely hard time limiting myself to ONE answer, so…)
Movie: Amelie; Ghostbusters; Stand By Me; Lady and the Tramp; It’s a Wonderful Life; Bull Durham
Book: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver; Postcards From the Edge by Carrie Fisher; Turtles All the Way Down by John Green; You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie; Shopgirl by Steve Martin; Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White; Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
Album: REM-Out of Time; They Might Be Giants-Flood; Ani DiFranco-Not A Pretty Girl; Janet Jackson-Rhythm Nation 1814; The Crow Soundtrack; Paul Simon-Graceland; Eric Hutchinson-Easy Street; The Bangles-Different Light
Song: Hour Follows Hour, Ani DiFranco; Sunlight, Hozier; Fred Jones Part II, Ben Folds; Anyone Who Knows Me, Eric Hutchinson; The Circle Game, Joni Mitchell
Actor: Carrie Fisher; Robin Tunney; Ellen Page; Mae Whitman; Linda Cardellini
Piece of art: The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali; The Kiss (sculpture), Rodin; Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth; anything by Mark Rothko; What the Water Gave Me, Frida Kahlo
Time of day: Lunch; Snuggling into bed at the end of the day
Period of time: The Future
Politician: Ugh. Really with this? Um…Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Shirley Chisholm? Jimmy Carter?
Dish: Fried green tomatoes (but really only from a very specific restaurant I can’t reveal because the geography can be mapped and could be identifying); fresh tacos (not from Taco Bell); Dollywood’s cinnamon bread; pancakes with maple syrup and crispy bacon; grilled cheese sandwiches
Drink: Cherry Coke or hot cocoa
TV Show: Daria; Scrubs; Brooklyn 99; A Different World; Stranger Things; Bob’s Burgers; We Bare Bears; The Get Down; The IT Crowd; Crazy Ex Girlfriend; Scooby Doo; Great British Baking Show (and lots of other cooking shows)
TV Host: Mel and Sue and Noel and Sandy from Great British Baking Show
Animal: Dogs. Also elephants. And cheetahs. And bees. And pinnipeds.
Color: shades of yellow and blue are my favorites, but…I mean…I never really met a color I didn’t like
For the record? I don’t know if any of these things really ‘define’ me. Or even describe me. But I think they let readers get to know me a little better. And it was fun. So I did it.