Monday, September 26, 2005

In which the Meridian takes one of those (silly, online, completely meaningless) inventory thingies

Here you go: a glimpse of the polestar of the Meridian's soul.

a vegetable garden
You are 'growing one's own food'.

You are guided by two words: 'Live simply.' You
value quality over quantity in most things, and
you have little use for the materialism and
consumerism of modern culture. You know the
value of hard work and try to be
self-sufficient as much as possible, and what
you do you do well. Unfortunately, no man is
an island, and you cannot do everything
yourself. Your puritanical work ethic makes
makes people think that you are weird, and not
much fun. Your problem is that growing one's
own food has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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Actually, with the exception of that phrase "puritanical work ethic," this isn't too far off. Like Faulkner, I too indulge a fair amount in "cultivating my talent for idleness"--witness this humble blog, for example.

As y'all were.


fearful_syzygy said...

Up early tending the vegetables, eh John?

John B. said...

You speak truer than you know. Scruffy and I had just gotten back from, as Thoreau so euphemisitcally puts it in Walden, watering the trees.

Er, um, that is, SCRUFFY was the waterer.

Ariel said...

This is the most fascinating "silly, online, completely meaningless inventory thingie" I've yet to come across. I'm tempted...

Sinequanon said...

Nothing wrong with the earthy type - even watering the any manner you choose!

mannequinhands said...

Ha, I'm Latin. That's funny.

Seems rather on target, this quiz. Interesting. Or maybe I should say it's "inquisitio qui tenere legentem potest".

Or something like that.