Tuesday, May 11

Welcoming...Me! (Greg Logsted)

I’d like to thank everyone for asking me to join TFC (always sounds like Kentucky Fried Chicken to me). It’s truly an honor to be included with so many GREAT writers; my only desire is that I’ll be worthy. Actually that’s not my only desire. I also wouldn’t mind sucking down a few pints of your talent while you’re occupied elsewhere. Remember…you invited me in.

Today might be the perfect day to introduce myself because… it’s my birthday! I’m taking the day off from the day job and I’m just going to do what I want to do. If you want to send me gifts or money I’m okay with that.

Without overstaying my welcome, here are my Proust answers:

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Boredom and longing. Sometimes during my day job it feels as if the forces of boredom have overrun the world. The clocks slow down and mock me, the sun stands still in the sky and laughs. I long to be home with my wife and daughter.

May I also add that trying to fit one of those damn form-fitting sheets on a mattress is its own special form of misery? It’s close to impossible. First you get one side on and then the other side pops off, then you get that one on and the other pops off and it goes on and on.

Where would you like to live? On my very own exceedingly beautiful and wealthy Caribbean island where I would be king, loved and respected by all, and worshiped as a god.

Who are your favorite characters in history? John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, the 1986 Mets, Santa Claus.

Your favorite musician? Coldplay, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, my iPod. (Yeah, I know that’s not fair but I really love that thing. I love the freedom of having music whenever I want it…ain’t this a great country or what?)

Your favorite occupation? Lazing on a summer’s afternoon.

Who would you have liked to be? Some guy who happened upon a bottle on the beach and when he rubbed the dirt off of it a grateful genie suddenly appeared and offered to grant him a multitude of wishes. Yeah, I wish I were that guy.

And now it's your turn! Feel free to answer one or more of the above questions for a chance to win...! Well, actually, you win nothing. But it is fun to answer the questions, so knock yourselves out.

14 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

We have the same taste in music, Greg!

Happy Birthday, and welcome to the party!

Alissa said...

Welcome, and I would just add that I have never put one of those form fitting sheets on a bed and gotten it right the first try. I have a fifty-fifty chance of lining it up correctly, yet somehow I get it wrong EVERY time.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

I don't have to worry about form-fitting sheets. That's Greg's problem.

Chelsea said...

HA! Love this post as much as I love Coldplay (which is a lot!)

Gerb said...

Welcome, Greg! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Re: those fitted sheets - putting them on the mattress is nothing. Ever tried folding one of them flat to put away in the linen closet? Misery!

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

LOL! Happy birthday, Greg!! It's so great to have you with us!

Lauren, you're so funny!!

Greg Logsted said...

Thanks for all the happy birthday greetings! Did someone say something about a party?

Sara Hantz said...

TFC and KFC hahahaha too funny! Happy Birthday and welcome..... would you like fries with that?

Amanda Ashby said...

Happy Birthday Greg and welcome to TFC home of the crumbed chickens!!!

I don't think you want to open that bottle and have a genie come out. A similar thing has just happened to my current heroine and let's just say that it did NOT go as planned (for her or me)!!!!

Josh Berk said...

Love those '86 Mets!

Josh Berk said...

Actually I love all these answers & I totally also hate those sheets.

Alyson Noel said...

Happy Birthday- From all of us here at KFC! :)

Wendy Toliver said...

Welcome, Greg! I agree w/ Gerb about folding fitted sheets. My husband does it for a living (really!) but he never gives me a hand. And Happy Birthday!

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Welcome, Greg! And I want to live on an island in the Caribbean too! Maybe we just need to get wealthy enough to share the island. You can rule one side and I'll rule the other?