Saturday, October 29, 2005

I'm game!

Mr. Moody Minstrel says he'd like me to participate in this blog tag thing. I'm not sure how this is supposed to work, but here are my answers:

7 things I plan to do before I die:
  1. Make friends with a connected Egyptologist, so I can tour the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.
  2. See a really cool thunderstorm.
  3. Pay back the money I owe my parents
  4. Have a wall full of books in real wood bookshelves.
  5. Have some kind of vocation, the search continues . . .
  6. Live in my dream space in a nice small city.
  7. Understand the nature of the human soul.

7 things I can do:

  1. Make good cookies.
  2. Play the piano.
  3. Knit, Crochet and Tatt (a little)
  4. Learn new computer programs "on the fly"
  5. Organize a weekend campout for 20!
  6. Perform and/or speak in front of a large group (altough I haven't done it in a while)
  7. Be organized! (though neat I ain't)

7 things I cannot do:

  1. Cheat, backstab, sabotage any of that screw the other guy to get ahead stuff.
  2. Fall for pick up lines. Especially the drunk and stupid variety. (Has "I got an air mattress in the back of my truck" ever worked?)
  3. Fit in. I'm just too strange for that.
  4. Tolerate being lied to or patronized.
  5. Kiss-ass. and in the same vein,
  6. Flirt, which probably accounts for,
  7. Keep a job. I keep getting laid off.

7 things that attract me to another person:

  1. Common interests
  2. Open and tolerant religious views.
  3. good speaking voice (that's the musician in me)
  4. Strangeness: the golf, suburban home, SUV, set isn't what I want.
  5. Lots of active interests of their own.
  6. Clarity in their own life. Something I want, I guess I hope its contagious.
  7. a good sense of the ridiculous.

7 things I say the most:

  1. "Phillpott Tater Tot." (he's a mighty hunter:) replacement swear word and question answer.
  2. "Gon ditty bau bau". this is a funky bass rhythm, bobbing of the head is required.
  3. "Fancy Pants" to denote something high class or pretentious.
  4. "Keeka, meow!" and "doggie!"
  5. "Mr. Lady" used to denote other drivers on the road. "Excuse me Mr. Lady, Watch it Mr. Lady."
  6. "That is so cool" Solely by my own standards, you understand.
  7. Repeating consonant sounds, I actually developed a stutter 3-4 years ago.

More things I don't understand

Down purses. I get the whole "match the purse to your coat" thing, but why waste the down?

High water pants with boots.

The other day on the T.V. I saw a Irish guy in an Irish pub, drinking a Corona!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Work (a rant)

Why is it that work is still a soul sucking, mind numbing race to make the bosses rich and the workers dead? Sometimes it feels like we haven't left the industrial revolution yet. Why? why does it have to be so difficult to figure out a way to make a living that won't eat all your time, destroy your health, turn your own family into strangers and expose you to the daily dangers of commuting and flourescent lighting?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Things I just don't understand

Carmen. Set in Spain, about Spanish people, sung in French.

"The One Thing You Need to Know", the title of a book that's nearly an inch thick.

"The Idiot's Guide to Fertility" I'm very frightened for some reason.

Drip dry or dry clean bedsheets. Or towels, placemats, bedspreads.

Hairless dogs or cats, why not get a pet iguana?

A pastor who thinks that Harry Potter books are the work of Satan, but is a big Lord of the Rings fan.

A made for TV movie set in France that used English as their "French" language, but the actors all spoke with French accents! Except the English character who spoke with an English accent. Shouldn't it have been the other way around?