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Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

[livejournal.com profile] wshaffer gave me these:

travel: Can't get all that excited about travel for travel's sake. Traveling to see people is more of a draw for me, although even then it puts a bit of a crimp in my lifestyle. Right now my dad's trying to get me to come down and consult with him on Important Things and I'm still having trouble figuring out a place in my schedule that I really want to carve the time out of. *sigh*

singing: Couldn't live without it. Am finally studying to get better at it. Yay!

modern art: I keep being tempted to scoff at it. Like, I mean, Rothko. Really? A big honking white rectangle in between two big honking red ones is supposed to be art?

But then I look at a Pollock painting and I go "oooooooooooh." No goddamn reason a bunch of swirls should be art either, but it's satisfying to me in a fundamental enough way that I don't mind people calling it art.

So if that's art, then I guess Rothko's inane rectangles must be too. Or something.

ginger: Good stuff, ginger. Eases the stomach and all. And goddamn I love gingerbread.

Just don't ever call me "gingered up," because I know perfectly well what the origin of that phrase is, and figging is not my kink.

I am, however, rather fond of Tim Minchin's song Taboo.

waistcoats: Sexay. I should wear them more often...but then there's so rarely an occasion to. Like neckties. Feh.

Batman: The Tim Burton films kinda creeped me out when I was a kid. Then the really cheesy films came out when I was a teenager. Should've been the other way around.

pie: I like it well enough, although my enjoyment of it (even when it's gluten-free) is hampered somewhat by my obsessive-compulsive need to balance crust and filling per bite. I'm not a fan of fruit pies except for apple, but I like a good pecan or chocolate cream, and occasionally find myself in the mood for pumpkin.

Date: 2012-03-08 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zwol.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-03-08 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvvexation.livejournal.com
Chemicals, biscuits, sheep, the Singularity, bacon, trombones, and Dune.

Date: 2012-03-08 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adamchristopher.livejournal.com
yay, an entry from v.

where does your dad live?

i want to hear you singing.

i so don't enjoy mark rothko's work either, and to the point that it irritates me when people really do. then again, i'm sure there's art i like that other people react that way to. whatever, it's all in the eye of the beholder.

ginger is very good for numerous things, it's a wonder root.

skipping waistcoats and batman brings us to pie. mmm...pieee...

i'll try doing this, if you want to give me seven random subjects. i might be too sleepy right now, but i'll do it soon.

Date: 2012-03-08 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvvexation.livejournal.com
Dad lives in Sweden but still has a house in SoCal where I grew up, and he's there now for a brief holiday.

Remind me and I'll sing something when we get around to doing our photography thing.

As for seven subjects: blue, pretzels, verbs, shoes, bicycles, spiders, geraniums.

Date: 2012-03-08 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] metahacker.livejournal.com
I used to scoff at non-representational art too. The funny thing is, there are Pollack imitators, and they're clearly *wrong*. You can tell them apart and the Pollacks are definitely more appealing. So he was onto something...it's just really hard to explain what, precisely.

Date: 2012-03-08 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvvexation.livejournal.com
Well, that makes me feel a little better.

Date: 2012-03-13 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flwyd.livejournal.com
Pollack's paintings are significantly more accessible and entrancing in person, where you can experience both the massive scale and the texture details. It turns out that most modern art is like this: reproductions are rarely an adequate experience. For anyone that doesn't "get modern art," a couple hours in MoMA can really help.

I'd love some prime topics.
Edited Date: 2012-03-13 03:33 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-13 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvvexation.livejournal.com
Prime topics? Okay:

prime rib, prime numbers, primary colors, primal scream therapy, lexical priming, the genus Primula, and Optimus Prime.

Date: 2012-03-08 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tsgeisel.livejournal.com
I took a 2-D design class, and our teach was an Abstract impressionist, so we learned a lot about that style, while we went over other subjects, such as color, etc.

Mostly what I got out of it is that it's harder than it looks.

Anyway - I'll take 7 topics.

Date: 2012-03-08 08:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvvexation.livejournal.com
Cheese, humidifiers, three-bean salad, Hogswatch, banks, elbows, and dust bunnies.


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