Saturday, July 28, 2007

6:30 a.m.

Edward Norton and I have a lot in common.

I was browsing the first book website yesterday when I went crazy and decided to do the Blogathon, (right now I may hate myself, but I know I'm going to fun. I just need to give myself until 12 p.m. or so) and I came across their celebrity's favorite childhood books page. Edward Norton I apparently share a love of Dr. Seuss and Madeline L'Engle. To me, this clearly means that we are exceptional human beings.

It's funny, though. You can get two people who are dissimilar in almost every respect and ask them about their favorite childhood books, and chances are they'll find out they have something in common after all. does anyone remember that horrible Dell commercial that came out about four years ago with the goth girl in the preppy girl who bond because they both have Dell PCs? It's like that, only real. I actually did use "favorite childhood books" as an icebreaker when I came to university, and when I started my job. There are some situations where that question and stop working out quite well. it's not the type of icebreaker question you can just toss out, "hi, my name is Wren, by the way what's your favorite book?" But, if you're bored to tears at work, or procrastinating for a term paper, people will answer this question quite readily...

My English breakfast tea is now drinking temperature. My morning is looking up.

1 comment:

Maddo said...

That Dell commercial always reminded me of an exaggerated version of
Alyssa and me, except that we did not have Dells in common.