I try to limit the number of memes I take part in, simply because I don’t want this site to become a listing of silly quizzes and pointless questions, most of which don’t make any sense. I was actually going to start doing the whol Friday Five thing until I hit the site and noticed it’s on a hiatus. Oh well. Instead I’ll do one from last month that I liked and never got around to:
1. …owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
Something like a fancy comfort food restaurant. If you’ve ever been to The Company in Hoboken you would know exactly what I mean. The kind of place that would serve burgers, pizaa, and waffles, but add the word gourmet in front of them. Trust me, you’d like it.
2. …owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?
Surprise, surprise, music! Of course it would be a record shop. The type of underground hole in the wall that only the cool teenagers would know about about but must people wouldn’t find until senior year of college. Most of the time I could just sit around with people and listen to new albums without the bother of customers. See High Fidelity.
3. …wrote a book, what genre would it be?
Typical “boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, ancient curse on family tears boy into second level of the underworld, boy discovers ancient secrets of origami that save the old kingdoms, boy marries hot chick from another dimension to save the fate of all, other girl dies from overdose on peanuts” type fare. In other words, it’ll be odd, and you’ll never know how serious it is.
4. …ran a school, what would you teach?
Duh, computers. The one thing I could teach. More specifically, I would focus on network and systems administration and teach people how to turn their book knowledge into real world techniques to maintain and upgrade a company’s technical infrastructure.
5. …recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?
Noise pop. No doubt about it. It would be catchy songs, but the fuzztone on the guitars and basses would be cranked. Lyrics would be potent otherworldly imagery that barely makes sense and is just as hard to distinguish. I might not break any new grounds, but I would certainly uphold the proud Elephant 6 traditions.