Joi-The-Herd Thursday. Baaaaah.

86 people of the internet have now become members of the Collection of Spectacles blogroll.

YOU WANT TO BE AS SPECTACULAR AS WE ALL ARE. YOU WANT TO SEND ME A 70X70 THUMBNAIL IMAGE OF YOUR SPECTACLES.

You really do.

Kilowatthour from The KilowatthourThe latest submission comes in from Kilowatthour. She describes herself as "...your average thirtysomething musician-turned-medical student trying to stay afloat, stay awake, and stay human", and she's been at this blogging thing over at The Kilowatthour since March 2005.

Her latest entry is a meme in which I am going to partake, but before I do that, I invite you to join the Collection of Spectacles, because absolutely anyone is welcome, myopic or not, unless your website is racist or mysoginistic or otherwise unconscionably nasty, because I reserve the right to pass judgement. It is my blogroll, after all. Any eyewear of any kind, even if you fake it with sparkle glue and string, will get you in, so put on/create your spectacles and take a picture for the blogroll. If you don't have a website, I even have a section for the unlinkable. Also, if you join the collection, there are badges for your website so that you can advertise your affiliation with the proudly bespectacled.

I am eagerly awaiting your submissions. I really am. My inbox is quivering with anticipation. It really is.

And now, a meme:

10 FAVORITES

  • Favorite Color: Black.
  • Favorite Food: Right now it is the hot buffalo dry rub wings with the jalapeño ranch dip from Panago Pizza.
  • Favorite Month: September.
  • Favorite Song: "Thirteen" by Big Star.
  • Favorite Movie: I have an attachment to "Sunset Boulevard", but I can't decide if, as in a dream, I am attached to it because I am Joe, the hack screenwriter, Norma Desmond, a relic from the silent film era, or the swimming pool.
  • Favorite Sport: Badminton was the only sport I ever enjoyed. I feel a strange sense of embarrassment about this. Perhaps it is because the last summer I played it, I was wearing mint green stirrup pants and my hair was done up in a short perm with the sides moussed back.
  • Favorite Season: Fall.
  • Favorite Day of the week: Saturday.
  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate.
  • Favorite Time of Day: 3 in the afternoon.
  • 9 CURRENTS

  • Current Mood: Relaxed.
  • Current Taste: Sour.
  • Current Clothes: 40s style dress pants with front pockets that button up, a fitted t-shirt, and shiny, black leather shoes.
  • Current Desktop: Plain old blue, because I hate desktop pictures.
  • Current Toenail Color: Unvarnished and kind of dry looking.
  • Current Time: 12:09 in the afternoon.
  • Current Surroundings: Tan cubicle.
  • Current Thoughts: Food, lunch, soup, lunch, butter, pasta salad, lunch.
  • 8 FIRSTS

  • First Best Friend: Scottie, when I was two years old. I stole one of his toys, because I thought he was so awesome.
  • First Kiss: A female friend from down the street thought we should make out. Her lips were chapped, and I was too young to get the point.
  • First Screen Name: It has always been the same, Schmutzie.
  • First Pet: A massive black and white cat named Pepper that brought home dead animals all the time.
  • First Piercing: Earlobes.
  • First Crush: My swimming instructor in grade two.
  • First CD: I have no recollection of what my first CD was, but the first music I ever owned was given to me by my parents, and it was Lionel Ritchie's "Can't Slow Down" on cassette tape.
  • 7 LASTS

  • Last Cigarette: This morning, on my way to catch the bus.
  • Last Drink: On Tuesday after work to celebrate a friend's promotion.
  • Last Car Ride: In a taxi home from the celebration on Tuesday.
  • Last Kiss: This morning when I said goodbye to the Palinode.
  • Last Movie Seen: "The Squid and the Whale".
  • Last Phone Call: I called the Palinode to tell him to remind me to do something later, which he will inevitably forget to remind me to do.
  • Last CD Played: That would be Kruhft's "Songs for Beautiful Girls".
  • 6 HAVE YOU EVERS

  • Have You Ever Dated One Of Your Best Guy/Girl Friends: Yes, and then I married him.
  • Have You Ever Broken the Law: Underage drinking, doing various street drugs, speeding, driving without a license, breaking and entering, etc. Still like me?
  • Have You Ever Been Arrested: No.
  • Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: Yes, on several occasions.
  • Have You Ever Been on TV: Yes, because news reporters are pulled like moons into my orbit.
  • Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn’t Know: Absolutely, and more than once. Thankfully, not one of them had abhorrent breath.
  • 5 THINGS

  • Thing You’re Wearing: Pants, t-shirt, bra, socks, shoes, three rings, five earrings, and a stone necklace. You may have noted the lack of underwear. I'm presently composing a song entitled "Going Commando Again (Let's Do Laundry)".
  • Things You’ve Done Today: Morning ablutions, used city transit, worked, ate Cheez Whiz on a scone with minestrone.
  • Things You Can Hear Right Now: The hum of office machines and the click of doors opening and closing.
  • Thing You Can’t Live Without: Love. Shut up. I'm not kidding. I'm all soft in the middle like a crusty french baguette.
  • Thing You Do When You’re Bored: I don't get bored very often, if at all. In fact, I cannot remember when I was last bored, but it is highly probable that I whined about it and bemoaned life's futility.
  • 4 PLACES YOU’VE BEEN TODAY

  • The bathroom.
  • The bus stop.
  • My cubicle.
  • The small store that sold me my soup.
  • 3 PEOPLE YOU CAN TELL ANYTHING TO

  • The Palinode.
  • Starcat.
  • My stupid cats.
  • 2 CHOICES

  • Black or White: Well, it's obviously black. Black can be dyed back to its original shade without destroying the fabric. Black keeps you warmer. Black doesn't show dirt as badly. Black is slimming. Black is...
  • Hot or Cold: Hot. I like hot. Cold can suck it.
  • 1 THING YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE

  • Write a novel, and not just any novel, but of the truly excellent variety.