Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday confession

I have no idea what other writers do to get up and running on Mondays...read the New Yorker, perhaps; after which they spend fourteen or fifteen hours crafting thoughtful prose on things like transforming culture, the importance of aligning our emotional energy, or how if more people were on The Zone diet, we'd be one step closer to world peace.

Me? I just ate lunch in front of the TV, and now I'm captivated by the latest season of the Real World/Road Rules challenge. They just sent veterans Coral and Beth to the gauntlet!!! If the publishing world sponsored a match like this, it would be Jane Austen v. Virginia Woolf. Or perhaps Edith Warton v. Sylvia Path.

What famous person would you take to the gauntlet to take their position on the bookshelf/iTunes Store/movie theater?

I'd take on Jennifer Garner. I don't need her movie career, but I'd wrestle her to the ground in a heartbeat for the seats she and Ben have right next to the the Red Sox dugout :)

20 comments:

k said...

i work fromhome on mondays and always catch up on my rw/rr at lunch!

Larramie said...

DVR and lunch are perfect. And, having seen Jennifer's hair last night, it looks as though you already took her on! ;)

heidikins said...

Haha, I write my Monday posts on Sunday afternoon... I just can't bring myself to be funny or witty on a Monday.

xox

Sarakastic said...

I was pondering this question just last week when I saw that my paperback copy of the Portable Dorothy Parker was bent & then I thought about which of my other books could've done the damage & which ones Dorothy could bully on the bookshelf but I never tracked down the culprit. It was a productive day.

L Sass said...

Absolutely Melinda Gates (I am obsessed with her), but she's a tough chick. I have a feeling she'd be a formidable opponent.

Jess said...

I have been sitting here staring at this comment box for the longest time. I have no idea. None. But I feel this desperate need for an answer. I want to know whose life I covet.

stephanerd said...

I used to spend my weekday mornings an early afternoons not getting anything done. Instead, I would scan through my Google Reader or watch America's Next Top Model or some such thing. And I would be endlessly distracted by the extreme adorableness of my cats.

Now, I am productive only because I am perpetually on deadline, though I often try to bang through the next day's quota of posts the night before.

If I had to bitch-slap another writer to the death or something, it would be Barbara Kingsolver. But not necessarily for her spot on the bookshelf (though that would be nice). Rather, I covet her entire life.

a&v said...

I'd take on Dan Brown--and not out of envy for his publishing success/million$! (I'd say why, but fear I'd sound too snarky. Mondays are tough start to finish!)

Em said...

This is actually a tough question. I'd like to see your answer;)

The best thing I could come up with was one of the Dixie Chicks. I don't even like country music, but I love them. It would be cool to be up there singing with them:) I think I'd take my chances with Natalie!

~**Dawn**~ said...

Just wandered over here from Thirty-Something Bloggers. Can I keep your primo Fenway seats warm while you fight Jennifer? ;-)

Stephanie said...

Are you sure you want to take on Jennifer Gardner? Did you see her on Alias? That girl can throw down!

Jess Riley said...

I'm with stephanerd on Barbara Kingsolver. I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, and it's making me weep. I want to live off the land for a year!!!! I want to grow vegetables and write about it all in a witty, wise manner! *sigh*

Swishy said...

That was a good gauntlet, too! Those two girls are tough!

Ha ha ... it totally sucks me in. Every. Single. Time.

Travis Erwin said...

I'd take on Regis Philbin because if I coudln't whoop him then I might as well give it up.

Appletini said...

I would take Diane Lane...she is beautiful!

Susie said...

The joys of working from home!!

Jennifer's though...be careful!

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~Virginia~ said...

i'm a sucker for a RW/RR competition! :) i can't believe beth is still doing these things. i also can't believe how completely horrid those chemical peels make her look!

not sure who i would challenge to the gauntlet. maybe britney or paris for the simple fact that they bug the heck out've me...

LEstes65 said...

I'd take down any vapid, over-hyped chickie that couldn't sing. Oh wait. That would pretty much replace 2/3 of the pop world.

Lori Smith said...

Oh, Trish -- I eat lunch in front of the tv every day, and feel like a shlump, afraid to admit it. I'm glad I'm not the only one!