Wednesday, January 30, 2008

SpongeDianne AnnoyingPants

Unfortunately I have this ... way about me where I sometimes absorb another person's affect ... their mannerisms, accents, etc. -- not in a useful, productive way like Meryl Streep, but in a useless and apparently unentertaining way -- so much so that my seven-year-old friend reflexively will say "Don't do it!" if we hear someone with an accent or regionalism (although he always wants Valley Girl to do his hair). It's particularly bad after listening to "Fresh Air," and today I found myself channeling Terry Gross? as I, you know? talked to a utility company?, ha, do you know what I mean?

The days can be so tiring...