Tuesday, July 05, 2005

A Favor.

I have been asked to give a few QC reports to someone. Obviously, I would like them to be entertaining. The thing is, I cannot seem to tease out which are the most worthy of printing and handing to someone: in my eyes, all of my children are pretty in their own way.

At the risk of sounding supremely snotty, would anyone like to give me a hint as to what to send?

I thank you sincerely.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave the turtle, your love letter to Consort, Personal Blind Spots, Big Daddy. I think, anyway. (PS: I mentioned your blog to a lit agent I know, because I think it should be a book.)
--Mary

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave the turtle, your love letter to Consort, Personal Blind Spots, Big Daddy. I think, anyway. (PS: I mentioned your blog to a lit agent I know, because I think it should be a book.)
--Mary

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Emily B said...

Perhaps your request could be characterized as impossible, but certainly not snotty! I say impossible, because it is so difficult to choose. I've enjoyed every entry I've read.

But here are a few that have made me laugh out loud (prompting my four year old to jump up and down excitedly saying, "What's so funny, Mom? What's so funny?!"): Stuck in the Middle With You, The Book of Judgement, Lost (Noun) Weekend, Degree of Difficulty and Freebird.

I also especially enjoyed The Graduate and Big Daddy.

Thank you for adding a bit of levity to so many of my days. I think your essays would make a fantastic book.

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Gina said...

I think that Big Daddy is very moving without being sappy sweet. A hard trick to pull off. Other than that, I can't really pick favorites - I enjoy all your posts.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Well, you don't say who this someone is or why this someone wants your work or why this someone doesn't read your blog, but I would start with your first post: Mother of the Year. You can't go wrong with anything after that. Your story about Target being candyland for women was the most upsetting to me by far (shopping hasn't been the same since), so, while it was certainly memorable, I wouldn't want you ruining Target for EVERYONE!

By the way, I'd buy the book.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Martha said...

My personal favorites are: "In Sickness and more sickness" and "May-laise".

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

I would highly recommend "I once was lost, but now am found" and "Mayor of Simpleton" (my two personal favorites). I'd also consider submitting "stuck in the middle with you" and "loving you is some kind of wonderful." By the way, have you by chance been reading the works of Temple Grandin? Please keep us informed about this mystery ready if you can. Hope this works out well for you!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

oops, meant mystery READER, sorry.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Zoe said...

I like the pets one and the father's day one.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Quinn Cummings said...

I want to thank everyone who is helping me with this little (ha!) task. And yes, I was reading Temple Grandin that day at the pool. That woman was lucky I didn't beat her senseless with the book.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous DC said...

"Centerfold" made me laugh out loud, and "Big Daddy" was truly touching.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Stacey Teague said...

I love "The Mayor of Simpleton" and the "Love Letter to Consort"

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, are you pitching to turn these into a book, or something?

6:36 PM  
Blogger Quinn Cummings said...

Too superstitious to talk about what it might be.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Sarah E. said...

Hmm... I've only been visiting your blog since it was mentioned in Newsweek, so I haven't gotten through the archives yet. But as far as your recent posts are concerned, Big Daddy is wonderful. And I laughed out loud while reading the one about the rabbit genitalia.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

I started reading your blog after a friend read about you in newsweek. I've actually gone through your entire archive, and one of my personal favorites is the one where your daughter asks you life questions in the car, but she and Consort listen to jazz when he drives.

Sorry about the run-on.

11:22 PM  

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