Saturday, January 17, 2004

A Quotable Friday Five

Yeah, I know it's a day late. Sue me.

1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails? "'I'm not making sense, but that's because David Byrne told me to stop.' -- SnakeHairedGirl." SnakeHairedGirl is a blog I read very, very occasionally, but there was something about that line that really tickled me when I came across it, possibly just because I really like the Talking Heads. I think I've had it in my sig far too long now, though. I'm getting tired of it. I usually change sig lines once a month or so, but I haven't come up with anything good to replace it with yet.

2. Did you have a senior quote in your high school yearbook? What was it? If you haven't graduated yet, what would you like your quote to be? I did. It was "Ad Astra."

3. If you had vanity plates on your car, what would they read? If you already have them, what do they say? Don't have any, and could probably never really justify the expense to myself. But, OK, if I was going to... "TARDIS" would be extremely cool, but there's enough Who fans out there that it's almost certainly taken. Back before I ever even got my first car, I used to think "FTL" (for "Faster Than Light," of course) would make a good vanity plate. It would have been particularly amusing back when I was driving an old clunker that was lucky it could make 75 on the highway, but, of course, I most certainly couldn't have justified the expense then. Currently I'm driving a Dodge Neon, and it has crossed my mind that it would be cute (in a deeply geeky sort of way) to have a plate that said something like "ATOMIC 10," (because Neon is element number 10 in the periodic table, you see). But I think that's too many letters. It'd have to be "ATOM 10" or "AT NO 10" or something, and those are rather less appealing.

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say? Umm... I think I've gotten a couple of books with the date and who they were from written on the flyleaf. Does that count?

5. What would you like your epitaph to be? I don't want an epitaph. I'd rather be cremated and scattered around, thank you. But if I had to have one, I've often thought it ought to be "So Many Books, So Little Time."

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