Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
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Stealing this from alpheratz: the "something you own that no one else on your friends list owns" meme, because I haven't memed in a good long time.

A book you own that no one on your friends list does: Just looking at my bookshelf, I am thinking that none of you have Suits Me--I forget the precise subtitle, but it's the true story of Billy Tipton, a jazz musician who married several women and had several adopted children and yet managed to hide until his death the fact that... "he" was a woman.

A CD you own that no one on your friends list does: I am fairly sure none of you own Tish Hinojosa's Aquella Noche, but I could be wrong.

A DVD/VHS tape you own that no one on your friends list does: I would be willing to bet that none of you own The Guns of Religion, a Nun-Clown movie that Eric made, and the prospect of which terrifies me so much I haven't been able to make myself watch it yet.

P.S. Speaking of Eric: He's now at the University of Aberdeen taking a class from... Gilderoy Lockhart.

A place you've been that no one on your friends list has been: I haven't been many places. Havana? On a more local level, I'm willing to bet that most of you have never been to Chewbacca Chewacla State Park.


Another meme I've seen going around: When you see this, post some poetry to your own journal. (PoemHunter.com was very helpful, if you want to use that.)

Two from Philip Larkin, as they're short:
This be the Verse

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.



This Is the First Thing

This is the first thing
I have understood:
Time is the echo of an axe
Within a wood.
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