Friday, April 13, 2007

Three Things

Let's lighten things up a bit today. Courtesy of Penny is the meme below. I find it interesting in that it causes introspection, something that is good for us from time to time.

Three things that scare me:
  • The inexorable march towards collectivism
  • The regression to police states in western countries to 'combat terrorism'
  • The decline of personal responsibility and the rule of law
Three People who make me laugh:
  • My son, who can be a real ham.
  • Dennis Miller, who combines insights into the human condition with his humour.
  • George Carlin. I rarely agree with anything he says but he can still make me laugh. I just wish he would pull that pickle out of his ass.
Three things I love:
  • Play guitar.
  • Listen to music.
  • Travel.
Three things I hate:
  • Hate itself.
  • Ignorance and the unwillingness to learn.
  • Loud and obnoxious behaviour.
Three things I do not understand:
  • Indecision. Look at the situation, analyze it, decide. Then live with the results of your decision.
  • Behaviour or words designed to hurt someone. It is just plain stupid.
  • The need of many human beings to be led by some sort of authority, instead of acting and thinking for themselves.
Three things on my desk:
  • A flat stone painted by the mother of an ex-employee with a stylized lion representing my status as a Leo.
  • A 'Sunlight' lamp to help me get through those gloomy Ontario winter days.
  • A business card holder made from cores extracted from drill holes during exploration for gold and silver. I am a 'gold bug' and the thing, though ugly, is symbolic of the sort of hope explorers have of the next big mining discovery.
Three things I want to do before I die:
  • Visit as many countries as I can.
  • Live to see my son produce some grandchildren for me to play with. I'm just a big kid at heart.
  • Make a theatre release movie. I have several ideas for scripts and when I have the time I would like to promote the ideas, get funding, then ultimately enjoy the finished effort with a big tub of buttered popcorn.
Three things I can do:
  • Make decisions quickly.
  • See 'the big picture.'
  • Make scratch waffles. My son loves them, so every Sunday I make a batch large enough so that we can have breakfast that day and he can toast leftovers for breakfast during the week.
Three things I can't do:
  • Play cards. I can't remember the rules from one occasion to the next.
  • Dance. I can't remember the steps for structured dances, even for something simple like the waltz.
  • Read music. I play 'by ear.'
Three things I think you should listen to:
  • Birds singing.
  • Music from generations prior to yours.
  • Your spouse and children. They sometimes have important things to say.
Three things you should never listen to:
  • People who tell you that you can't do something.
  • People who tell you that the collective is better than the individual, that somehow theories proposed by or actions taken by groups are better than individual efforts.
  • Any sort of hate speech.
Three things I'd like to learn:
  • Everything, as long as it doesn't require a lot of memory work. I guess that pretty much means there is no number two or three for this category, doesn't it?
Three shows I watched as a kid:

We didn't have a television when I was growing up, but when I was able to watch TV at the homes of friends or relatives, I liked these shows:

12 comments:

  1. Interesting! :) I might snarf this for my Sunday post.


    Peace,

    ~Chani

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  2. These are really interesting answers!

    I say good luck on the movie!

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  3. Well, take your own advice and don't listen to anyone who says that you can't make and release your movie.

    I've been meaning to check out your blog for a long time as you always have interesting things to say on others. I'm glad I did.

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  4. Good choices. Especially wanting to write a movie. Me, too!

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  5. When you make your movie, can I come? I'll bring lots of chocolate to share with the buttered popcorn. Also, I'm very envious of the quick decision thing. I wish I could do that. Or write a movie, I don't know.

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  6. Thanks, all. I'm not sure that I could actually write a complete movie script, but I have the details pretty much down pat as to plot, characters,etc. Maybe. It's something to look forward to.

    Heartinsanfrancisco (love your profile quote: Temptation resisted is pleasure lost) and Rhea, thanks for stopping in. I've added you both to the blogroll and will visit your blogs to broaden my horizons.

    Bellezza: Is there any such thing as too much chocolate? I love the really dark, bittersweet stuff.

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  7. I envy your ability to make decisions quickly.

    Grandchildren are joy!

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  8. If you can't make decisions quickly on your own, let chance make the decision for you.

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  9. This is a great subject for a post. I might have to borrow it as well.

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  10. Police States scare me, too.

    Ignorance is more easily forgiven than an unwillingness to learn, absolutely.. I struggle with not judging this too harshly, because it enrages me. Indecision, annoying as hell. As Oee says, "Just Pick One!"

    Would love to see your movie, one day!

    And, a Sunlight Lamp - what a GREAT IDEA!

    Great answers, Atavist! Thanks for taking the time!

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