Dream Jeopardy Categories
I was flipping through Microserfs again yesterday, because I came across it while cleaning my room. Love that book, it's quite clever. In the first few pages, Coupland talks about picking out your seven dream categories if you happened to be on Jeopardy. It's odd how much you can learn about a person if you ask them that question. I asked a few of my friends, and here's what they said (I will not name names b/c I'm not sure if I'm violating some weblog etiquette, though maybe some people will read these and know who I'm talking about, and I'll have to come back and edit these):
NFL in the 90's
NBA in the 90's
fila, diadora, and all things brother-man
fine chicks (naked visual category)
post-80s female singers
southeast asian accents (audio category)
basic ballet terms
the ins and outs of "The Real World"
history of spanish civilization
the classic musicals
northern ontario/southwest virginia's lakes and rivers
small misc actors/actresses
jane goodall's chimps
When you get to truly know someone very well, I think that you can recognize them on their 7 dream categories alone. And if you don't know them very well, the results might surprise you. It might make a good party game.
I think my seven dream categories right now would be:
mediocre chicago cubs pitchers of the 80's and 90's
hong kong action films
surround sound formats
famous short stories
movie soundtracks (audio category)
Interesting how so few pick any categories related to their jobs.
I have some big decisions to make this weekend. I also have to get my Christmas shopping done (started?). Looks like another online shopping holiday season. I got my first Xmas present in the mail yesterday, from Amazon. My stepbrother and stepsister-in-law Alan and Sharon got me this book on movie special effects. Very cool. I can't wait to read it. I wish more people I knew had wish lists...it would make my job easier this holiday season.