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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I've been tagged. another 3 things meme

OK, so I've been "tagged" by my bud Myron. I’ll play, because it looks kind of fun, but won’t tag anyone else. If you want to play, let me know so I can read all your deep and dark thoughts.

Three things that scare me:
*Living longer than my children
*92 year old ex fighter pilots driving down the freeway
*Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, and the chance that Hillary could actually become the President of the United States. That has me in a fevered sweat.

Three people who make me laugh:
*My wife (stole this from Myron)
*My grandkids having fun (stole this one too)
*My coworkers, because they are on a mission to harass each other, reminiscent of my days in submarines. Yeah, I know that’s more than one, but I’m just considering them as a group.

Three things I love:
*My wife (catching a pattern here?)
*Learning new things. Every day is a gift, and if I don’t learn something new each day, I feel like I’m squandering that gift.
*Of course my kids and grandkids
Don’t think I can improve on Myron’s take on any of these here.

Three things I hate:
*Kraft macaroni and cheese. Sorry, I just can’t stomach the stuff
*Religious fanatics - especially the ones who want to kill you if you disagree with their religion. I’ll go one further than Myron: especially the ones that feel it’s not only their duty, but their right to make you conform to their beliefs. That goes for any religion, including those in this country that want me to be a cookie cutter version of them. Of course, most of their leaders are dirtbags, but that’s beside the point, right?
*Hiccupping and sneezing at the same time. Too damned many things going on at once.

Three things I don't understand:
*How any rational, intelligent human being can be so swayed by the celebrity culture that folks like Jane Fonda or Rosie O’Donnell are taken seriously on any subject..
*How the instinctive survival trait is totally missing in so many people, replaced by some misbegotten need to throw themselves on the fire of (fill in the blank). This is an exercise left to the reader’s imagination. I’m not looking for hate mail here.
*Why the floor seems so much further down when I’m bending over to pick something up. It certainly wasn’t that far down when I was younger.

Three things on my desk (at home):
*A very expensive HP scanner that hasn’t worked in a year
*At least a ¼ inch of dust around the base of the monitor
*A stack of paperwork that I was supposed to have filed eons ago. Instead, the pile just seems to have taken on a life of its own, and looks to have entered into an adolescent growth phase.

Three things I'm doing right now:
*Trying to floss out that piece of venison jerky stuck between by upper molars.
*Waiting for a contractor to show up.
*Writing the rough draft of my “Summary of Accomplishments” for this year’s evals. I probably won’t include working on this meme in any of the blocks.

Three things I want to do before I die:
*Finally burp the entire Gettysburg address in one take.
*Be involved in a project that will save lives. Actually, that’s not too far from happening now.
*Fill in my world map of travels, but this time, do it with my wife.

Three things I can do:
*Confuse post doc students.
*Fart with only a glass of water and a slice of bread

Three things I can't do:
*Leave mechanical goodies alone. I am always getting in trouble for taking stuff apart just to see how it was put together.
*Exercise impulse control.
*Suffer fools gladly (is that the same as tolerate assholes?)(I’m with Myron here too)

Three things you should listen to:
*That little voice that says it might not be such a good idea to try to take that big curve at 120 mph while holding your beer. At least put the beer down long enough to make it through.
*The morning birds at sunrise.
*The sound of laughing children.

Three things you should never listen to: (I can’t improve on any of these)
*Political rhetoric from anyone
*Fanatics (unless you agree with them)
*Advice you didn't seek

Three things I'd like to learn:
*How to prune my orange tree without butchering it or losing a year’s production. Don’t ask.
*I’d like to learn how to write “The Great American Novel”. I can barely string words together well enough to get my point across without sounding like a pompous ass.
*Why I do these memes.

Three favorite foods:
*In between

Three beverages I drink regularly:

Three TV shows/Books I watched/read as a kid:
*Johnny Tremain by Ester Forbes. I was in the 3rd or 4th grade, and it was the first book I read with more than 100 pages in it. Man, was that an exciting book at that age.
*Sky King

EDIT: ok, looks like Nereus has volunteered. tag, you're it.
whew, almost got turned into an airdale. read comments to understand.
EDIT #2: looks like that notoriously Nice Mike has also taken up the challenge. there are some pretty cool people out there in bloggerland, and mike is one of them. hell, anyone that's a foodie, and has saved enough change to get over $700.00 worth of goodies off the tradein, including a sweet looking steel mandoline (that's a cooking gizmo for you non-foddie types) is ok in my book!


Blogger Nereus said...

Looks like this meme is infectious, If you want, Tag me and I'll post on my blog. I have been pretty lethargic in my writing lately. Mainly due to the large number of hours I have to devote to Uncle Sam. Family and fatigue seem to take a toll on sarcastic opinionated writing.

12/5/06, 10:31 AM  
Blogger Myron said...

You're right. We're a couple of messed up dudes.

Oh, I forgot to tell ya. If you don't tag somebody, when you die, you come back as an airdale. Just thought you might want to know.

12/5/06, 10:34 AM  

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