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A meme, from earlgreytea68 :

Leave me a comment and I will give you a letter.
Then, write 12 things that you love starting with that letter.
Post the list in your journal.
Give out letters to those who comment in return.

I received the letter "E".

Twelve things I love:
  • Early mornings, provided I'm not too horribly worn out from lack of sleep. If I'm in a position to watch the sun come up, so much the better!
  • Edward Eager, children's fantasy novelist of the 1950s.
  • English, as a language. I studied Old English at university and can still read it a little bit.
  • Email. Writing email taught me how to edit informal language, and also how to polish a joke. And there's no denying that some of my friendships (like with people in New Zealand) wouldn't be possible without it.
  • Elvis Costello and Ella Fitzgerald, if I'm allowed to use first names.
  • Eye makeup. I've never felt I really knew how to apply it properly, so I've been practicing. Useful stuff.
  • Eating out. I do this probably too much for my budget, but I almost always enjoy it.
  • Earrings. I bought some non-nickel-containing earrings a few months ago and have been expanding my collection ever since. I'd forgotten how much fun they could be.
  • Entertainment Weekly. Great bedtime reading, although it has started including more and more stuff of no interest to me, like discussion of celebrity red carpet outfits. I miss Movieline.
  • Earth. My home town.

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earlgreytea68
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Aw, picking Earth is so adorable!

You make such a good point about email teaching how to polish a joke! I never thought about that before, and it's quite true!
np_complete
Jul. 14th, 2009 10:35 am (UTC)
How could I not pick Earth? As I considered saying for the description, where would we be without it?

Email teaches a lot about being witty in short bursts. There are some (I'd give the link if I knew where I'd read it) who believe we're actually in a golden age of epistolary prose. It's just all electronic (and, for many people, transient. I keep all my personal email, but my sister said yesterday that she doesn't.)
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