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Journal Meme.

i must've missed the birth of this one while i was away, but i like it:

My journal is called dead orbit because i like the way the two words sound when placed together. also, in my more sarcastic days, and when i need a laugh, i also figure that it can be read as a comment on blog culture, and indeed, my own blog. i'll let you decide how the term dead orbit applies since, mostly, if i were being honest, i would have to say that the first reason is the best: i just like the way the two words sound together.

My subtitle is ben peek's journal (a little bit of this and that and some lies) because occasionally i figure someone who has an interest in my work'll show (or, indeed, become interested). having an audience that consists of one icelandic guy, some illiterate mimes, and walt disney's cryogenically frozen head... well, there's always room for more, you know?

My friends page is called paid to cry because i find the idea that people paid people to cry at funerals just odd and fascinating, and because when i die, i plan to send everyone on my friends list twenty bucks to come and weep over me. i figure they'll be pleased for the cash.

My username is benpeek because i'm frighteningly unoriginal at times.

My default userpic is nothing. this is because, mostly, i find userpics to be ugly things in just about every aspect. the interesting and beautiful ones are few and far between and are certainly beyond my abilities to make one. besides, i rather like the look of it without a user pic.

so, there you go. like all memes, you're all meant to follow suit.


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Nov. 29th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC)
And here I was thinking the r in orbit was just a typo.

Who are you calling an illiterate mime, by the way? Before I taught you the walking against the wind thing you were nothing
Nov. 29th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC)
yeah, and thanks to you, i'm a one note mime! it's always walk against the wind! walk against the wind! when can i be trapped in a box?!

actually, you know, mimes always remind me of this short story by peter carey called 'the last days of a famous mime' which i quite like.
Nov. 29th, 2004 09:23 am (UTC)
I'm indifferent about the meme, but I'm glad you took the time to 'splain your journal, because I long ago gave up scratching my head and wondering wtf?. I won't even try and tell you how long it took me to figure out which inane phrase stood for "comment on this". Maybe some day you could explain why you chose to replace the standard buttons with those titles...

Otherwise, I've always liked the quote you have in the sidebar. I thought maybe that was where the journal title came from, but turns out I was wrong.

I'll have to reply in suit in my own journal, but not today, since I've already posted my bimonthly update earlier today.
Nov. 29th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
actually, most of the other things, like monkey evolution, and caught in evolution the monkey smokes, are just images i liked. kind of odd little phrases i could never use for anything, but which stuck in my head. (i really should have a band so i can make up band names.)

the quote, which i quite like, was picked because it kept the journal makeup kind of thematic, if you know what i mean? i wanted it to be quirky, dead western in feel, which i figure i got.
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