Two for Tuesday

Umm… why yes, I am making this up as I go along. Why do you ask?

Feeling a bit under the weather today. You know, singing snatches of Lionel Richie tunes, talking to my door keys, leaning against the stairwell wall halfway through lacing my boots, and all of this without alcohol.

So I thought I would make a list of 22 twos.

  1. Two beverages E.g. brought home tonight to make me feel better: orange juice and super-vitamin-C mixed fruit juice.
  2. Two unusual things I did today: washed the floors and vacuumed the couch.
  3. Two ingredients in tonight’s supper: black beans and cheddar cheese.
  4. Two films I watched for the first time this weekend: Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  5. Two books I’ve read recently: The Shipping News (a novel) and Rose: My Life in Service (a memoir) .
  6. Two states I’ve camped in: Maine and Vermont.
  7. Two tallish things I’ve climbed: Mount Mansfield (Vermont, USA) and Roy’s Peak (Wanaka, NZ).
  8. Two tallish things I haven’t climbed: Croagh Patrick, Ireland (too foggy that day) and the CN Tower, Toronto (my knees would never forgive me) .
  9. Two countries I would revisit in a heartbeat: New Zealand and Ireland.
  10. Two instruments I know how to play: the French horn and the recorder.
  11. My two favourite subjects in school: Music and English.
  12. Two male actors I enjoy: Patrick Stewart and Johnny Depp.
  13. Two female actors I enjoy: Dame Maggie Smith and Cate Blanchett.
  14. Two films I can watch again and again: Moonstruck and The Lord of the Rings.
  15. Two pieces I would love to hear together in a remix: Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
  16. Two Canadian concerts I’ve attended: Gordon Lightfoot (in 1970-something) and the Toronto Consort (many times; they play medieval and renaissance music) .
  17. Two playwrights whose works I’ve seen in Stratford (Ontario) : GB Shaw and Shakespeare.
  18. Two tabletop games I enjoy: Scrabble and Cribbage.
  19. Two artists I like: Monet and Whistler.
  20. Two poets I like: Robert Burns and John Keats.
  21. Two short story writers I like: Margaret Lawrence and Edgar Allen Poe.
  22. Two places I like to take the dogs: High Park and Cherry Beach.

Yippee! Done.

12 Responses to Two for Tuesday

  1. eyegillian says:

    Two things I could eat every day: chocolate (dark, of course) and chicken. Together or separately.

    BTW, I’m glad you said you could watch the Lord of the Rings again and again. I was afraid you were sick of it after having watched it umpteen dozen times already… shall I make some popcorn? (bwah ha ha)

  2. lavenderbay says:

    Holy Mole, Eyegillian! Chocolate Chicken?
    It’s a big piece of our togetherness, you know, quoting obscure bits from LOTR to each other, like secret code… Next, we memorize it in French!

  3. Shelley says:

    Hope you’re feeling better soon and don’t need any 222’s 🙂

    Echinecea is also good at this time of year …. try and beat the germs into submission before they do it to you!

  4. lavenderbay says:

    Lol, Shelley! Echinacea sounds like a good idea. I was fondly reminiscing about the cod liver oil capsules we kids used to get every morning during the winter, too — that may be a sign…

  5. Gina says:

    Sounds like you both might be watching LOTR again pretty soon according to EG’s laugh. 🙂
    I really enjoyed this.
    We have several things in common: I used to play the recorder (I probably forgot) and I would love to go to Maine and I love Rhapsody in Blue as does Cliff. I also love Monet and Burns and Poe.

  6. lavenderbay says:

    Yes, Gina, it’s probably time for a few nights of Frodo, especially if I can find my crochet hooks!
    You’re most welcome to borrow this meme or whatever it is, and tweak it to fit you — change the theatre town, for example, or give your readers two of something else.
    Rhapsody in Blue — mmm…

  7. This would make for a great MeMe. Raiders of the Lost Ark, classic. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather but it looks like it doesn’t keep your spirits down. In fact, it appears that it has enhanced your creativity.

  8. Do they let you climb the CN Tower? That sounds like an intimidating prospect. I can’t take megadoses of Vitamin C because C promotes kidney stone formation. Wish I could; I am a little under the weather today too, which is probably why I didn’t write anything clever for today’s Dennis post.

  9. lavenderbay says:

    You’re welcome to borrow the list, Urban Thought!
    I think being mildly off is like being mildly intoxicated, in that it lowers my guard without turning my brains to mush. E.g. has sometimes remarked that my one-liners are often at their best when I’m on the verge of sleep, which would be a similarly relaxed state, wouldn’t it?

    There are at least two organizations, James, that raise money with annual CN Tower climbs: The United Way (an umbrella charity) and the World Wildlife Federation. I don’t think the stairs are open to the public at other times, though.
    I hope you feel better soon; and btw it’s impossible for you not to write something clever.

  10. Alyson says:

    Did you like Raiders of the Lost Ark? I can’t believe that you just saw it for the first time…I just put it on for the kids for the first time recently and they loved it almost as much as me (watching it for the 222nd time)! I’m not sure why I didn’t become an archaeologist.

  11. lavenderbay says:

    I’ve seen clips and send-ups, Alyson, so a lot of it was pretty familiar; and to answer your first question, a rental of the sequels is definitely in order!
    I think it’s the fez dust, Alyson; many would-be archaeologists are allergic to fez dust. Would that be why?

  12. Alyson says:

    For sure…it would probably make me trip over.

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