Wednesday, February 18, 2009

25 Things about me from Facebook

I am such a sucker...
  1. I am such a sucker.
  2. Music is very important to me and I like most kinds. Even some country. I have to thank my Dad for my love of Johnny Cash but my friend Joe for my love of Rush.
  3. I can remember obscure lines from obscure movies better than I can the birthdays of my nieces and nephews. It's sad...
  4. I take Prozac (but I don't inhale)
  5. I am impatient in restaurants to the point of spousal irritation. Slow or indifferent service drives me batshit. As a former waiter, it is my right to be this way.
  6. I once used the urinal next to Tom Jones in a dinner theater in Connecticut. He's short.
  7. My best friend when I was 12 was the drummer for Soul Asylum. Now he and his wife run a little store in Ely, Minnesota way up north.
  8. I love Paris, New York, Chicago and Hyderabad. I adore India...
  9. I'm a Buddhist, and an atheist, and a freethinker.
  10. I secretly like my job, though you'll never hear me admit it
  11. I've been known to write a poem or two
  12. I miss my Dad (he died of pancreatic cancer in 1996)
  13. I'm stridently non-superstitious but I still "knock on wood". Sue me.
  14. I flirt shamelessly with waitresses. Really, any woman who brings me food.
  15. I abhor violence but love violent movies, especially movies about WWII.
  16. I am leading a Gil Scott Heron revival. The man knew what he was talking about.
  17. I love archaeology and the memories of doing field work. But I hate field work when I'm doing it.
  18. I agree with Oscar Wilde when he said "It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." This is why I would have dinner with Genghis Khan but I would not have dinner with the Pope.
  19. Baseball, as a game and an artifact of history, is the closest thing to perfection-on-Earth, steroids or no steroids.
  20. I know that Han Solo shot first. Suck on it, Lucas.
  21. Secretly wish I had a brother. I love my sisters to death, but I wish I knew what it was like to have a brother. I'll never know. And that makes me sad.
  22. My biggest political fear is that Obama is not liberal enough!
  23. I hate fishing and hunting. Wisconsin is clearly the wrong state for me.
  24. I secretly believe that aliens walk among us.
  25. I no longer strive to excel. I strive to endure.