Does it mean I've naturalised as a Minnesotan if I
a) Looked at your second list
b) Went "I could buy that in the right setting" to everything until...
c) I got to "combines outstate characters with characters from the Twin Cities"
d) When I went ... "Well, you know, it'd really depend on how it was set up. I'm not sure I could suspend disbelief that far for most people, but for Mris...."
Tam Lin is from Fridley, and Janet's best friend Angela is not only from Minneapolis, she still lives there.
I know! Marvel at the diversity!
On behalf of non-Franco, non-Anglo hockey players, I wish to protest this poll.
Oh, wait. You're not James Nicoll. Nevermind.
2010-04-27 11:39 pm (UTC)
How James Nicoll is like orphans.
What's more, I never was.
Heeeeee. "Before the cup is awarded to the Wild."
SHHH. I know, I know, I was darned lucky my team even made it in to the playoffs this year and let me tell YOU THIS, after 18 years, I would have been an unhappy hockey mom.
If you can get the book done before the Wings win the Cup this year might depend on how many of the games you're watching, hmmmmm?
Wellllll, there is that, but you know I like you and apis_mellifera despite
the Wings Thing rather than because of.
Is that supposed to be "Don and Don" or "Don and Ron?" I mean, I'm guessing one of those Dons is Don Cherry (which would make it Don & Ron, for Ron MacLean). If not, who's the other Don? (I suppose it could be Don MacLean, or even Don McLean... though I would bet a slice of American Pie that everyone's sick of hearing from Don McLean.)
Edited at 2010-04-27 11:39 pm (UTC)
When I say "Don and Don," I mean Don and Don. In this case it is Don Duguid and the late lamented Don Chevrier, my favorite pair of curling announcers. I have never heard them sing "American Pie," and now of course it's too late for Don Chevrier.
Not only have no idea when, but what it is . . . however, if it has anything to do with sports, I won't remember five seconds after being told as I've got no context.
But writing? That is the win!
There is an exchange in this book wherein Tam asks Carter if he thinks the Stanley Cup is the Holy Grail, and Carter looks at him like he's stupid and says it doesn't have to be, it's the Stanley Cup. So that's the emotional meaning of it.
Literally it is the best trophy in all of sports, a great huge silver thing that's had silver rings engraved with team name and year added to it since 1892. There is not a prize in North American sports older, and certainly none more venerable.
...hockey and magic... ...hockey and magic...
...shit, that means Halak still has two wishes left. WE'RE BONED! SOMEONE CALL A WIZARD!
Caps vs. Habs is one of this year's match-ups where I would cheer for either of the teams if they were playing someone else (someone like, say, the Wings or--I don't even want to type this--the Canucks).
I giggled the entire time I was reading this poll, and I DEVOUTLY hope that the un-balanced list is actually a checklist.
Also, I'm allowed to mock the Wild. My team's the Ducks. :P
It is a checklist. Yes.
I didn't realize Ducks fans had any room to mock anybody. :)
Bill Barilko approves this poll.
It hardly needs further endorsement, then.
Excuse me while I take a moment to lay a flower on the grave of the Predators' play-off hopes again.
You are in good company with most of the people here.
I'm just reassured that you aren't hanging around with people who don't like cheese. That's just unnatural.
I mostly included that in case people with dairy allergies wanted to answer that they were confused. Some of them still do like cheese, of course, but just can't have it. But I would imagine that some would have sufficiently negative associations with the consequences of cheese not to like it any more, poor things.
Unbalanced in the best way.
I didn't actually have a problem with any of the combinations in that question, but the closest to a problem that I had was with outstate people and people from the Twin Cities.
Balance is overrated, anyway.
BALANCE IN NOVELS is overrated.
I had better go to bed now.
I'm afraid when I gave her permission to write it by herself it totally lost the necessity to have a tapir in it. And it's not like one is going to appear without some serious work.
Regarding question #1
: I have been thinking a lot about introverts extroverts lately, and how they make good teammates, and your statement about forwards and defense made me realize that in the great hockey game of life, mmerriam
is the defense, and I am the forward on our team.
Regarding question #3
: You know me too well. I had already enthusiastically clicked that button before I read the footnote! :-)
: That is so sweet. You always know that if you pass it back to the point, he'll be there to keep it from going over the blue line. Um. Just go, "Oh, yeah!" in an enthusiastic voice there.#3
: It's like we've known each other awhile or something....
A book can only seriously UN-balanced if it's written by one of its organizations. Everybody else has biases for or against the UN.
<Emily Litella>Never mind.</Emily Litella>