Thursday 21 February 2008

A Nerd's Album Collection

Woo-Hoo - Nerdery Day 3 for me... And first off we are taking a revisit to yesterday's bookcase (hey, bare with me, my nerdery is way small).

Okay - the reason for this picture is the five books piled on top of each other that are my 'supposed' next in line to be read books.

They are: Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman (which you cannot see as my camera flash wiped the book out), Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, The Cosmic Puppets by Philip K Dick, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, and The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. Of course, I still can't decide which I want to read first...

Next to the bookcase we have some of my music. Some old LPs - which I haven't played in forever. They include 'Aspects of Love' the musical (oh, the shame), Yentl (can it get any worse), lots of Fleetwood Mac albums (love those guys), and Madonna... And having a quick flick through them I think I am about to be crowned the Queen of all Nerds, or perhaps just labelled sad, there is a Debbie Gibson album. WHAT!!! Seriously, even I'm shocked.

Then we have my CDs - lots of Bon Jovi in there. And in the three box files we have the small press magazines my stories have appeared in, and the bottom box contains the 2nd draft of The Maiden Phoenix.

What do we have here? My PG Tips Chimp (as in came free with teabags - how British), a little bit of Kiefer, three Willow Tree figures (I collect these figures and they are all over my house) - of which I particularly love the centre one as she looks so free, a lighthouse, and some books - the top one being a book about Urban Legends.

Another day done. Debbie Gibson aside, I'm still not feeling like a true nerd.


God said...

Oh, you're plenty nerdy. Don't sell yourself so short...or high. Whatever your perspective is.

Hey...I just spotted Italian for Dummies. I could've used that in college. I, uh...still can't speak anything other than English.

I think the Willow Tree People qualify as nerdy. My wife's got a handful of those. In fact, she's got a Willow Tree People manger scene.

Nerd on!

Cate Gardner said...

The Italian for Dummies book is collecting dust - I will do it someday... I think.

Wendy Withers said...

Oo oo oo!!!! Read Something Wicked! It's my favorite book from when I was a little girl! Fragile Things wasn't that great, but you should read it anyways.

Cate Gardner said...

Hi Wendy

I'm looking forward to reading Something Wicked even more now - I'm currently reading The Martian Chronicles...


Dave said...

I was enjoying this blog until I came across Debbie Gibson.

All respect out the

Cate Gardner said...

I deserve no respect at all.

*Note to self - must burn Debbie Gibson album.