Last Thursday, I was given a blog assignment by Witch. She presented me with the letter C, and I have to post ten things that start with it. If you want to play too, here are the rules: leave me a comment here and I'll give you a letter. Then you'll post the results (and these instructions) in your blog.

1. Copernicus - Nicolaus Copernicus, the man who recognized that the geeocentric (earth-centered) model of the solar system was wrong, and in fact it was heliocentric (sun-centered). Though it wasn't his original idea, he was the guy who helped make it official.

2. Chopsticks - That's right, the utensil of choice throughout East Asia. I happen to be extremely uncoordinated when it comes to using them, and therefore I use them as much as possible. You'd think it'd help me, all the practice, but really it just drags the meal out longer.

3. Chopin - Frédéric François Chopin, one of the greatest composers for piano of all time. Virtuoso does not even begin to describe the guy, he's really something else. Though I don't play piano, if I could, I'd love to learn how to play this guy's music.

4. Camus - Albert Camus, an incredible author of whom I only recently learned, but whose work I enjoy immensely.

5. Chile - I'm a native New Mexican, and green chile is only the greatest food on the planet. I eat it with practically everything. You should too.

6. Chagrin - One of my favorite words simply because I love the sound of it. And it also sounds perfect for what it means, "disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure" (thanks go to Merriam Webster for the definition).

7. Cows - The subject of incredible books and also providers of food and nutrition for all of us. Two words: bovine rule.

8. Cactus - I live in the middle of the desert, and no desert could be considered as such without having those lovable plants with spikes. They rule.

9. Confucius - The man, the myth, the legend, and also the starter of many a fortune (of the fortune cookie variety). He remains influential on modern philosophy, as evidenced by the philosophical practice of Confucianism. You know me and how I enjoy philosophy. Good stuff.

10. Coheed and Cambria - A band I have recently really gotten into, known for their variety of musical styles. They're considered progressive rock, but have influences including everything from punk rock to indie to heavy metal. Each successive album they release is an extension of the story of the one before it, so it's pretty complicated stuff. But holy cow, they rock. Check them out by going here.