Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I got tagged: Three Things Meme

Alright, alright, since the dear wife tagged me to do this, I guess I'll get it over with...

Three things that scare me:
1. TEOWAWKI (The end of the world as we know it: any situation which ends civilization, like a nuclear war, or some socialist being elected President, or the re-introduction of New Coke; not to be confused with TSHTF, the sh*t hits the fan, generally a sudden, temporary situation, but with unpleasant circumstances, such as our hurricane evacuation last year.)
2. The death of a loved one. Both of my parents are in their sixties, and it's just really noticable that they aren't getting around as well as they used to.
3. Clowns.

Three people who make me laugh:
1. Phoenix
2. Cledus T. Judd
3. George Carlin

Three things I love:
1. Dogs
2. Almost anything with milk chocolate in it (I'm thinkin' chocolate-dipped jalapenos are right out.)
3. My shovel!

Three things I hate:
1. Being cold and wet
2. Being stuck in traffic
3. Having to race in traffic (especially when driving in Houston)

Three things I don’t understand:
1. The calculus-based Differencial Equations and Analytical Geometry I tried to study at Lamar
2. Women's thinking
3. Liberal's thinking

Three things on my desk:
1. My blue enameled mug (water right now, no tea made yet)
2. Several rubber bands from work (Not like I stole them out of the supply room, I'm unpacking cases of merchandise and sometimes things are bundled together with the rubber bands.)
3. The invite to the extended In-laws christmas party.

Three things I’m doing right now:
1. Typing
2. Being cold
3. Popping back and forth to read a forum open in another window

Three things I want to do before I die:
1. Go backpacking along the Appalaichian Trail
2. Go sailing on Elissa again
3. Kill me a kibble

Three things I can do:
1. Change the oil and a flat tire (It disgusts me that there are folks who don't know how to do these simple, necessary things for their vehicles.)
2. Cook Chinese-style food
3. Sharpen a knife without cutting myself

Three things I can’t do:
1. Play piano
2. Play guitar
3. Pass a display of Swiss Army Knives without looking at them

Three things you should listen to:
1. The birds singing when you first wake up on a spring morning
2. Sting's "It's probably me" from the Lethal Weapon 4 soundtrack, where he's using a Zippo as a percussion instrument
3. My wife, otherwise she'll just make you listen again! :P

Three things you should never listen to:
1. The advise of Cliff Stamp
2. Any bubble-gum pop boy band
3. Kenny Chessney in his Parrothead phase (which, unfortunately, is right now)

Three things I’d like to learn:
1. Fluent Spanish
2. Morse code (Not just so I can figure out the code at the beginning of each episode of the TV show "Jericho".)
3. Advanced First Aid

Three favourite foods:
1. Anything with milk chocolate in it
2. Chicken fried steaks
3. Curly fries

Three beverages I drink regularly:
1. Water
2. Dr. Pepper
3. Iced tea

Three TV shows/Books I watched/read as a kid:
1. Sesame Street
2. Grizzly Adams
3. Curious George (the books)

I guess this is where I tag the next poor fool, so I'll go with Phoenix's Mom.


Blogger the pistolero said...

I remember taking calculus and analytical geometry back in my engineering days. It was a royal pain in the arse!
As for Mr. Chesney...Parrothead phase or not, he ain't much to write home about.

6:02 PM, December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I quite enjoyed calculus and differential equations; I also took classes in vector and tensor analysis and did some studies in topology. Mathematics is just a different way of looking at things. I have yet to hear anything of Chesney's that I have really cared for. I'm sort of old-fashioned; right now I'm listening to an album of Roy Orbison.

3:03 PM, January 12, 2007  

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