Friday, July 25, 2008

A Total Disaster


Fun Friday question in lieu of hard won thought out blog post -- If you could time travel to anywhere in any particular time, where would you go? The answer for me is easy -- 1970s New York City. As a child, I read a book about becoming a professional dancer (as if someone who runs into walls had any hope) and I loved the section on NYC, saying it was scary and a total disaster and if, of course, if you could make it there, you could make it anywhere. That New York doesn't exist anymore so that's where I would go.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"New York, the city of right angles and tough, damaged people." Pete Hamill

Cocktail Hour
Onion reading suggestion: Why Is No One Is Celebrating My Alcoholism Like They Do John Cheever's?

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Friday!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

1920's Chicago and it's none of your business why.-- Al C.

Anonymous said...

I'm not in denial anymore. I've seen the light. I need a body language coach.--Kwame(I'll take Sweden)

Anonymous said...

I'm not in denial anymore. I've seen the light. I need a body language coach.--Kwame(I'll take Sweden)

Anonymous said...

I'm understandably nervous today.--Kwame

Lana Gramlich said...

'70s NYC? I lived in the area then. You know that was a very rough time, crime-wise? NYC wasn't a nice place in the '70s, at all, but to each their own!
I'd go back to pre-Roman, Iron Age Wales (which wasn't "Wales" back then, of course, but that area, anyway.) I've always been fascinated w/that time & place...since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.

Charles Gramlich said...

About 1974, so I could tell the 14 year old me some secrets.

Laura said...

I've been collecting questions to ask writers whom I feature on my blog--and I was thinking of adding just this very one! But I want to know specifically what moment they'd like to revisit in their lives.

Your answer reminds me of a funny little book I owned as a pre-teen called PEGGY DOES BROADWAY. Sounds like a porno flick, huh? But the cover had a brunette w/ a 1950s pony tail and pink lipstick and...oh, okay, it still sounds like a porno movie, but it was very innocent. And of course she was a success but gave it up and got married because she fell in love.

In my life, there's a particular wedding day that I would have changed--but I won't say which one. xo

Jason said...

I'm going straight into the future. I want to know how I/We/It all turn out.

If I had to go to the past? I'd go some place and some time where the rivers were clean and the brown man was free.

Julie said...

Hey Michelle nice meeting you in dallas I'm Shawn's littlest niece and I love your blog. It has meaning, depth and life to it. It explains about your life, mood, behavior, etc... Thanks for talking to me at my sister's wedding. Hope to see you sometime around Austin..

laughingwolf said...

was in nyc in the 70s, great fun in the village with pals!

today, back to the time mom, dad, and sis were still alive....

the walking man said...

Apparently nothing can be done to change history or I would like to be a stone skipped along the pond of the past to certain critical junctures in time. Starve the wolf so she eats Remus and Romulus, advise Isabella to save her jewels for a couple of examples.

Personally I'd stay right here but I would like to send a few other people time traveling.