Friday, October 13, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Eleven Questions and Maybe Eleven Answers




asked 11 questions each and I have decided to pilfer half of them.  Let us arrive at it.

Q1.  Do you have any weird blogging habits?
A1.  I write a lot of rough drafts and partial posts without finishing / posting them.

Q2.  What do you do when you're not blogging / reading?
A2.  I watch news shows, hike in the park, wander the internets.  I listen to podcasts, hang out at the cafe where my lesbian crush works.  Nothing interesting. 

Q3.  What is your favorite romance that isn't cannon?
A3.  Lady Brett Ashley and Jake Barnes, from The Sun Also Rises.  If that's too obvious, Princess Leia Organa and Lando Calrissian.

Q4.  Most binge-able TV show?
A4.  Seinfeld

Q5.  What's the story behind your blog's title?    
A5.  I live on the third floor.

Q6.  What are some of your favorite book covers?



Q7.  Your to-be-read shelf is overflowing with unread books. How do you choose what to read next?
A7.  I tend to read shorter books before longer ones.  If I just read a serious book, I might go with a lighter read next.  

Q8.  What are the best and worst books you were forced to read in school?
A8.  Best:  1984 and the two Alice books.  Worst:  To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies.

Q9.  How do you stay motivated to keep blogging?
A9.  Apparently I don't. Ha.  I committed to a contest though, so I'm posting for that. Also, I don't have a life.  So I need to do something with my time.

Q10.  If you could move anywhere, where would it be?
A10.  A better apartment building with management that isn't morally bankrupt.

Q11.  What book has been sitting on your to-be-read shelf the longest? Why haven’t you read it yet?
A11.  Rod: The Autobiography.  It's about 360 pages, hardback, and not a book that I chose.  I won it at a spin-the-wheel thingy at an arts fair.  I'm mildly interested though.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Elliptical Contest Standings

Ericka:  14
Tex:  8
Birgit:  2
Hilary Rhoda:  0

So with three rounds remaining, the title has come down to Ericka vs. Tex, with the young upstart holding a six-point lead over the defending champion.

Second place is still up for grabs, even for people who haven't scored any points yet. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

An Elliptical Contest: Round Nine

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 17th. 

Predict the winners of the categories listed below.

Winner will receive 3 points.

Deadline: The beginning of the TV broadcast. 

1.  Best Drama Series

2.  Best Comedy Series

3.  Best Reality-Competition Program

4.  Best Variety Talk Series

5.  Best Actress in a Drama Series

6.  Best Actor in a Drama Series

7.  Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

8.  Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

9.  Best Actress in a Comedy Series

10.  Best Actor in a Comedy Series

11.  Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

12.  Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


An Elliptical Contest: Round Eight (Closed)

August is Romance Awareness Month.

Name the celebrity couples who are / were romantically involved with each other.

Three points for the winner.

1.  Her:  Uptown Girl
     Him:  Piano Man

2.  Her:  Outspoken swimsuit model.
     Him:  Musician with an arrogant name.

3.  Her:  Australian actress who's been French, American, and Irish in films.
     Him:  A couch-jumping Scientologist.

4.  Her:   Star of Rosemary's Baby.
     Him:  One of the best directors of all-time.

5.  Her:  Frequent Playboy model.
     Him:  Motley Crue drummer.

6.  Her:  Victoria's Secret and SI Swimsuit model.
     Him:  Guns N' Roses lead vocalist.

7.  Her:  Lori Singer's bff in Footloose.
     Him:  Ferris Bueller

8.  Her:  Depression-era bank robber portrayed by Faye Dunaway.
     Him:  Depression-era bank robber portrayed by Warren Beatty.

9.  Her:  Posed pregnant and naked on a Vanity Fair cover.
     Him:  Moonlighted, died hard.

10.  Her:  Blonde talk show hostess.
       Her:  Blonde actress.

11.  Her:  Also was involved with Arthur Miller and JFK.
       Him:  Yankees center fielder.

12.  Her:  Star of legendary Pepsi commercial.
       Him:  Allegedly did nasty things with gerbils. 

13.  Her:  British / Lebanese human rights lawyer.
       Him:  Actor famous for dating younger women. 

14.  Her:  Spice Girl.
       Him:  English soccer star. 

15.  Her:  Brazilian super-model.
       Him:  Super Bowl winning quarterback.

16.  Her:  Sexy and controversial comedienne.
       Him:  Late-night talk show host.

17.  Her:  Playwright and controversial memoirist.

       Him:  Blacklisted and imprisoned mystery novelist. 

18.  Him:  Saw the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness...
       Him:  Authored a poetry collection; should have stuck to farming.

19.  Her:  Best-selling female musician of all-time.
       Him:  Two-time Best Actor Oscar winner. 

20.  Her:  Crazy Japanese "artist".
       Him:  A Beatle.

Deadline:  August 15