Monday, February 26, 2007

Odat, How Odd!

I was tagged with this somewhat odd meme by the peace-loving but bubbly and effervescent Odat (makes her sound like some sort of champagne, eh?).

I think it's a kind of free association thing...mention the first thing that comes to mind after reading the questions. goes:

1. A song?

Rock Me Amadeus
By Falco

This is probably the only song that I will ever sing (and maybe even dance to, given enough beer) in front of people who are not members of my family (read: during karaoke/videoke. And since this song is never in the karaoke/videoke song lists, I'm home free!)

2. An 80's rock album?
Staring at the Sea: The Singles CD, by The Cure (are they classified as a rock band???)

Then and now, Robert Smith rocks.

3. A singer?

JD Fortune, lead singer of the Oz band INXS. *drool* 'Nuff said.

4. A man?
I can't mention JD again? Bummer. Okay, my dad then. He was a MAN among men. Imperfect, sure. But he was intelligent, enterprising, had a wicked sense of humor, and was a mean driver (I mean that in a good way, though).

5. A woman?
My mom. Loving, smart, caring, nurturing, funny (in a good way).

6. A writer?
Ooohh, I have to mention at least two. Just two, okay? Gabriel García Márquez and Milan Kundera.

7. A book?
I just have to mention two again: Love in the Time of Cholera, by GGM and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by MK.

8. A word?


9. A movie?

Somewhere in Time, starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. Cheesy, yeah. So shoot me.

10. A wise statement?

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

-From "Invictus," by William Ernest Henley

11. A colour?
Orange. I've always liked this colour since I was a kid. Sorry, Avery.

12. A flower?

Jasmine... sampaguita in the Philippines. This small, nondescript-looking flower may not have the flamboyance of more well-known blooms like roses and tulips, but the scent sure overtakes them by a mile. The nose knows.

13. A fictional character?
The Little Mermaid

14. A name?

15. A guitarist?
Steve Vai

16. A guitar?
Bass. Oh, wait. Can I change my answer to question #15 to John Taylor? :-D

17. An Age?

18. A famous historical character?
Attila the Hun: Famous invader and plunderer. The endearment "hun" (short for honey) always makes me smile--and wince inwardly! But that's probably just me being a smartass.

19. A flavour?

20. A meal?
Caesar's salad, pork spareribs stewed in tomato sauce and cheese, buttered stringbeans and carrots on the side, served with rice, and slices of succulent ripe mango for dessert.

21. A country?

22. A city?


23. A monument?

Rizal Monument

Jose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. Educated in the Philippines and in Spain, he was a doctor, a novelist, a poet. His efforts to free my country from the Spaniards (who colonized us for about 300 years) were made largely through his pen. Brilliant writer who influenced so many others in the fight for independence. He was imprisoned and then executed by firing squad by the Spanish in 1896, in Bagumbayan (now Rizal Park, where this monument stands). Ahh, Spain. How you shaped us and continue to influence us still.

There you go, Odat. This was fun, thanks!

My Internet connection has been crappy all night--it comes and goes. Hope it stabilizes soon.

My Manic Monday post will come later. Wishing everybody a good week ahead.


Odat said...

Wow Lizza, another job well done!!!
I love that song too!
and hmmmm JD Fortune!!!
Age of Innocence huh?? hehe
and that meal! I'm so hungry now...
Thanks for always make things fun!

Lizza said...

Let's rock with Amadeus then. (And maybe JD? haha!)

Thanks for the praise, cheerful one.

Laurzei said...

I LOVE Amadeus by Falco! Talk about bringing back some memories!!! And I must say I am impressed you would actuallly perform that song if given enough beer. I it a rap or what? It's not really singing, is it? Even with the words being displayed on a screen, I think I would fumble around with that one! Mad props to Lizza!!

houseband00 said...

Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?


Lenchak, meron kaming minus-one nyang Rock Me, Amadeus! Lagot kaaaaa!!!! =)

Lizza said...

Laurz: I've never actually done it, but I think I can say the words, singing only the part that the backup singers do. Haha!

HB: Nein! Such a thing does not exist! Does it?

ShadowFalcon said...

I LOVE the Cure! Though you lost me with Orange I mean really?

Excellent quiz...good old Odat

Lizza said...

You want to do the quiz, too, Shadowfalcon? ;-) It would be nice to learn something new about you.

And yes, orange. Really. :-D

CSL said...

Rock Me Amadeus, out of all the songs in the world? Really? That made me laugh hard. But jasmine and chocolate? Oh, yeah.

Lizza said...

Ooo rock me Amadeus!

Well, it just popped in my mind for some reason. :-D

maggie said...

i almost forgot how yummy JD looks like until you posted his pic, lizza.

Diesel said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I love that song.

Happy Inappropriate Card Day!

Lizza said...

Maggie: Never forget! :-D

Diesel: Whew! Then I'm not the only one with a dubious taste in music.

Happy Inappropriate Card Day to you, too!

H said...

fancy that! my favourite comic strip is Hagar the horrible [the horriblest Hun].

there's something about being a hun.... I agree. grin.

Lizza said...

I remember Hagar the Horrible! A hun after my own heart. :-D