Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A quiz thing....

I haven't done a quiz-thing in a really long time, so here's one I'm stealing from Roger:

A- Advocate for: Combating global warming; the merits of the Star Wars Prequels; the dismissal of everyone with the Buffalo Bills above the rank of "kid who fills the cups with Gatorade".

B- Best Feature: Either my brain or my hair.

C- Could do without: Joe Lieberman. I'm sure glad they gave him a stern talking-to back in January; it's turning out well.

D- Dreams and desires: To write something that's good.

E- Essential items: Books, music, movies, hand and power tools, my computer(s), cats, bib overalls, pizza, rum, beer, lemonade, ice water, apples, white peaches, blueberries, coconut cream pie.

F- Favorite past time: "Past time"? The Romantic Era, I suppose. Pastime? Reading, blogging, generally partaking of any activity involving the "Essential Items" listed above.

G- Good at: learning; wasting time online.

H- Have never tried: Authentic Indian or Thai cuisine, made by pros in a restaurant. I've had takeout versions and "quick make at home" kinds of dishes, but never the real items.

I- If I had a million dollars: I'd own a nice house on a nice piece of land.

J- Junkie for: coffee and tea.

K- Kindred spirit: All spirits are kindred. Whoa....

L- Little known fact: I've only had stitches once. It was in second grade, when I fell off my bike and hit my chin on the sidewalk.

M- Memorable moment: Playing a work for solo trumpet in college, written by a friend who was majoring in Composition.

N- Never again will I: read Ayn Rand. Once was enough.

O- Occasional indulgence: I try to take a four-day weekend three or four times a year.

P- Profession: Maintenance/Handyman

Q- Quote: “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” (James Cameron said that. I just heard it last week, in an article I still need to link one of these days.)

R- Reason to smile: The Daughter continues to grow. Good movies continue to come out. I continue to learn new things.

S- Sorry about: Telling my parents some unimaginably unbelievable whoppers as a kid.

T- Things you are worrying about right now: The vomitous mass that is the United States Senate.

U- Uninterested in: John McCain's opinion on anything. Sarah Palin's opinion on anything. Rush Limbaugh's opinion on anything. Glenn Beck's opinion on anything. Lather, rinse, repeat.

V- Very scared of: The onward march of ignorance, the increasing disrespect toward science, the disregarding of certain problems until they will be unsolvable, the rigid adherence to the worship of the "free market".

W- Worst habits: swearing too much, eating too much, surfing the Web too much.

X- X marks my ideal vacation spot: I think I could have fun anywhere at all. Even right here. I've been enjoying "staycations" for years.

Y- Yummiest dessert: Ice cream. Cookies. Cake. Coconut cream pie. Apple pie. Cherry cobbler.

Z- Zodiac sign: Libra, even though astrology is a giant batch of hooey.


Thee Earl of Obvious said...

Sire I take great exception to item D. Was it not you who wrote my wife's now favorite saying "nothing fits in your hand as perfectly as the hand of you wife and nothing rests on your shoulder as perfectly as the head of your child"? Is it not you who keenly illustrates an understanding for the less learned into into the most beautiful yet woefully unappreciated music that is classical? Is it not you that writes with passion about things that so many take for granted? The very things that are crucial to achieving bliss in this life: simple pleasures, time with family, time with co workers (in other words NOT money)

You must have meant to say your dream and desire is to write something PROFITABLE because you have written plenty that is more than good

Roger Owen Green said...

Damn, I'm largely in agreement with Earl. And that always gives me GREAT pause.

Oh, and Joe Lieberman didn't maske my list only because I keep trying to think he lost the election last time, rather than just the primary. Wishful thinking, I know...