17 Questions I Was Too Embarrassed To Ask Six Years Ago

by anna on January 11, 2010

  1. Why are Asian people in Beverly Hills wearing SARS masks all of a sudden?
  2. Related: Are SARS and/or the wearing of SARS masks likely to take off in popularity here?
  3. Is my roommate really working for a medical marijuana clearinghouse?
  4. When is this whole superfluous fabric-flowers-on-clothing trend going to END already?
  5. So this Desperate Housewives thing is here to stay, then?
  6. Related: why would Tony Parker melt his NBA Championship Ring into a necklace for Eva Longoria, and engrave it with the words, “Pour mon ange?”
  7. Did I forget to flush the toilet?
  8. Is Radiohead a British band?
  9. But “Hail to the Thief” — this is about Bush, right?
  10. Why is Jason Schwartzman holding “business meetings” at the Bourgeois Pig?
  11. Paris Hilton is dating that guy from the Backstreet Boys? Really?
  12. Did you just say chocolate fountain?
  13. Can I go running just one day without somebody asking me how to get to the Hollywood sign?
  14. Justin Timberlake thinks Coldplay is the best band in the world?
  15. Where was I when Jerry Bruckheimer took over the entire TV universe?
  16. Related: Is the official story that Jorja Fox is a good actress?
  17. “Just want to make you comma”? Hmroo?

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{ 17 comments }

Tim G January 11, 2010 at 6:04 am

Perhaps if you had asked some of those questions, you could have raised awareness and saved us all from some of the resultant waste. I’m thinking specifically 5 and 15, but as you note, 16 is related.
New list up.

anna January 11, 2010 at 10:47 am

Tim, only if people had listened to me. So far, I have a kind of shoddy record with that.

Poppy Buxom January 11, 2010 at 6:51 am

I’m up!

anna January 11, 2010 at 10:48 am

Cool! I linked you up.

Elizabeth January 11, 2010 at 7:25 am

We had a chocolate fountain at our wedding six years ago. Then we thought we were chic. Now we look back at our pictures and think, Everyone does that now. Bastards.

List up.

anna January 11, 2010 at 10:48 am

We had a chocolate fountain in 2006, so kind of on the edge of when everyone started doing it. It was still pretty awesome, though.

jana January 11, 2010 at 7:53 am

How did you remember these questions for six years? Do you keep detailed notes? My list is up!

anna January 11, 2010 at 10:49 am

My brain is like a steel trap. Actually, not really. I don’t know how I remembered.

lloyddabbler January 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm

What intrigues me is that the mask thing is still prevalent among LA Asians. My question is: are they saving us from them because they’re sick, or they think they’re saving themselves from us?

jana January 11, 2010 at 1:04 pm

They are totally saving themselves from you/us. My mom wears a mask due to a heart transplant to protect herself and people avoid her like she has the plague, which is ironic.

anna January 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Yeah, I think that somebody told me that in Japan, in particular, people do this when they are sick to stop the spread of flus, etc. If this is true, this is a remarkably considerate culture. If we could just get people to stop coming into work/school when they are sick, we’d make huge strides.

Ginger January 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Obviously, #4 still needs to be answered.

My list is up.

anna January 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm

True, though there are less than there were six years ago. I remember going into stores and finding clothes all the time back then that would have been cute if they didn’t have a stupid flower attached.

Perpetua January 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I wasn’t going to, but then I did. Write a list, I mean.

And I’m still mad at Thom Yorke for telling everyone to vote Green in 2000. I blame him for the whole debacle, actually.

anna January 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I still blame Nader. And graduate students.

The Stiletto Mom January 12, 2010 at 8:53 am

Me six years ago to a friend with an “online journal”: “You have a blob?”

Smoooooth.

ConsciouslyFrugal January 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Woman, you are hilarious and so entertaining. I <3 this site so. (Yeah, I said <3.)

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