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7 Apr 2010

Tags, Apps, Sweat Moustaches, Idol Songs.

Written by sally @ 1:50 pm — Section: sally

1. Today at lunch I spotted the tag IMSMYMA. I knew I’d seen it before, and lo, I reported it here FOUR YEARS AGO.

2. If you have an iPhone, you should try the Kindle app and thus be able to read The House of Mirth while shoving pizza in your mouth at lunch. For free! I mean, you could probably buy a book, too. If you wanted.

2a. Fun fact: I saw IMSMYMA in the pizza place parking lot, and for a moment entertained the thought of approaching him/her and asking what the tag meant, but then they drove off. I was a little sad, but a little relieved I would not have to approach a probably deranged stranger and ask a weird question.

3. Last Friday I went to Lemuria to get Brad Watson’s new book (Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives) signed. This is something people do, and yet somehow, it turned out to be an incredibly awkward experience. If there had been tons of people around, it would’ve been better, but it was basically me, Brad Watson, and my sweat moustache.


Sally: (drips with sweat, creeps toward the table, and speaks way too loudly and unnaturally) HI CAN YOU SIGN THIS FOR ME.
Brad Watson: (looks puzzled, as if this was a totally insane request) Uh. Okay, I guess. (starts to sign book)
Sally: Oh. No. I mean, my name’s Sally. Put that in there.
Brad Watson: Oh. Okay. (seems confused)
Sally: That way we can pretend this was a much bigger experience for both of us.
Brad Watson: Okay.
Sally (continuing to speak loudly/unnaturally, despite sweat accumulation): Actually, I met you once at the Conference for the Book and we ate catfish at the same table.
Brad Watson: (perks up a little) Oh, really!
Sally: Yes!
Brad Watson: Was I there?
Sally: Um. Yes. (leaves table dejectedly)

He wrote in my book, “To Sally: It meant a lot. It was great. Brad Watson. Whateverrrrr.”

(Note: The “Whateverrrrr” was silent.)

4. I am a really good time manager. For example, last week I had a rapidly approaching deadline, and so naturally I made a list of what all the American Idol contestants should sing.

Michael Lynche: “I’m on Fire” by Bruce Springsteen
Siobhan Magnus: “Different Drum” by the Stone Ponys
Crystal Bowersox: “Pensacola” by Joan Osbourne
Aaron Kelly: “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Celine Dion (no seriously, wouldn’t he be great at this?)
Katie Stevens: “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna
Casey James: “Aubrey” by Bread
Lee Dewyze: “Cecilia” by Simon and Garfunkel
Andrew Garcia: “Laid” by James
Tim Urban: a mashup of any Whitney Houston song/Mariah Carey song in the hopes that it will be all kinds of awful and he will be evicted

This was before Didi Benami was ousted, but I still think she should do Feist’s “1234.” Some of these are better than others. I have no love for Casey, Lee, or Tim, which is why their choices are lame. Although, come on: Casey singing “Aubrey”? That might change my mind.

2 Responses to “Tags, Apps, Sweat Moustaches, Idol Songs.”

  1. Liz said:

    I think I’m going with Vendela’s guess from four years ago. Man, there was a vanity plate I was excited to tell you about and I’ve forgotten it! It was some nerd reference with 1s for Is. Hmmm.

  2. Patrick said:

    she either misses her dearly departed mother or she’s a sommelier.