Monday, July 11, 2005


Paperback Writer hit me with this one. I think she left a bruise. Just keep in mind, PBW: payback is not only Hell, it's also fun. Heh heh heh.

1. Imagine it’s 2015. You are visiting the library at a major research university. You go over to a computer terminal (or whatever it is they use in 2015) that gives you immediate access to any book or journal article on any topic you want. What do you look up? In other words, what do you hope somebody will have written in the meantime?

You mean after I check on the status of my 3rd New York Times best-selling novel?

Seriously, I have to agree with PBW on this one. Medical research is a happening field right now, and I expect to see some great things coming in the next few years. Gene replacement therapy for genetically transmitted diseases is probably the one thing I hope for the most. I would love to see the Muscular Dystrophy Association put out of business.

2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever heard or seen at a conference? No names, please. Refer to “Professor X” or “Ms. Y” if you must. Double credit if you were directly affected. Triple if you then said or did something equally weird.

OK, you found me out. I'm a heretic. I've never been to a writer's conference. I have, however been to some Library Association conferences of various types. Nothing ever happens at these, as you might imagine. Well...nothing ever happens AT the conference. Further, deponent sayeth not.

3. Name a writer, scholar, or otherwise worthy person you admire so much that meeting him or her would probably reduce you to awestruck silence.

Definitely Ray Bradbury. I would probably faint before I ever even got to shake his hand.

4. What are two or three blogs or other Web sites you often read that don’t seem to be on many people’s radar?

The Galactic Equivalent of Boy Scout Technology -- Hilarious.
Llewellyn's Web Tarot -- Free Tarot readings. Frighteningly accurate.
Directory of open access journals -- Over 1600 scholarly journals for free. Some require registration.

PBW beat me to Bartleby, which is one of my personal favorites for quotations and great poetry.

Now, who am I going to pick on? Hmmmm...... You'll have to imagine the devilish grin.

How about:
tambo and Mik.


At 9:36 PM, Blogger Jean said...

The web tarot is fasciating. Thanks for posting it.

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Michelle Miles said...

HAR! Okay okay.. feel free to pick on me. LOL


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