Three Things Thingie

The Liberal Avenger has passed this on to me and it seems like a nice distraction after this weekend’s events.

Three things you are wearing right now:

* Plain white t-shirt
* Rust-colored skirt that my grandmother made for my mom in the mid-70s
* Wooden clogs

Three favorite bands / musical artists:

Ever? That’s hard.
* The Stooges
* Beth Gibbons and Portishead
* Johnny Cash

Three favorite songs:

* Lover, You Should Have Come Over by Jeff Buckley
* Sixteen Tons, Johnny Cash version
* Just One More Day by Otis Redding

Three things you want in a relationship:

* Shared interest
* Shared ambitions
* An open and thoughtful ear

Three physical things about the preferred sex that appeals to you:

* Shameless individuality
* Confidence to the point of arrogance (like myself)
But both have to be balanced by
* Unabashed kindness and compassion

[Update: Oops, that was supposed to be “physical things.” We’ll go with brown eyes, shapely hands, and… hell I’ve never cared much about particular looks as much as the things listed above. But for some reason I’ve never dated anyone who didn’t have brown eyes. One study suggests that brown-eyed animals appear more trustworthy because it appears to the viewer that their pupils are always dilated. Whatever.]

Three of your favorite hobbies/interests:

* Reading
* Knitting
* Music

Three things that scare you:

* Fish and other sea-stuff
* Fundamentalism
* The inability to admit that one might be wrong on any subject

Three of your everyday essentials:

* Water
* Eggs and Toast (I’m trying to cut back on the eggs, but by god I love them)
* Naps

Three drugs of choice:

* Grey Goose
* Nicotine
* Good red wine

Three favorite toys:

* Pablo and Doug’s catnip bubbles
* Legos
* Computer

Three careers you have considered / are considering:

* Writer
* Teacher
* Social Work

Three places you want to go on vacation:

* South Africa
* Central American tour
* Scotland

Three kids’ names you like:

* Ethan (which started as a mini-joke and stuck, i.e. Ethan Allen)
* Jude (I’d always liked this name but just found out it was the name of my father’s brother who died at birth)
* Mia (which Ethan would have been named had he been a girl, Mia Heather)

Three things you want to do before you die:

* Write a book, preferably published, perhaps autobiographical in nature
* Travel the world
* Get a Ph.D. in something marketably frivolous

Three celeb crushes:

* Sam Rockwell
* Billy Bob Thornton
* Viggo Mortenson

I’m supposed to pass this on, but if you want it you’ve got it. Play on, playa.

8 comments for “Three Things Thingie

  1. May 30, 2005 at 5:00 pm

    I think that Sam Rockwell rules, too!

  2. May 30, 2005 at 5:31 pm

    Oh these are so fun…

    Three things you are wearing right now:

    * White prairie skirt
    * Coral tank top
    * Gold juties (jewel-encrusted ballet flats from India)

    Three favorite bands / musical artists:

    * Bob Dylan
    * Rolling Stones
    * Ani Difranco

    Three favorite songs:

    * Visions of Johanna or Just Like a Woman by Bob Dylan
    * Paint it Black by the Stones
    * Moondance by Van Morrison

    Three things you want in a relationship:

    * Mutual support
    * Independence
    * Honesty

    Three physical things about the preferred sex that appeals to you:

    Physical things? That’s harder.
    * Dark eyes
    * Big (or medium) white teeth. I hate small teeth.
    * Strong arms (but not super-muscled)

    Three of your favorite hobbies/interests:

    * Reading
    * Writing
    * Arguing

    Three things that scare you:

    * Commitment/attachment
    * Fundamentalism (ooh good one Lauren… I’m keeping it)
    * Snakes

    Three of your everyday essentials:

    * Burt’s beeswax chapstick
    * Dior Show mascara (I swear, it’s amazing. No other make-up necessary)
    * Grande vanilla nonfat no water extra hot Chai lattes (aka “breakfast”)

    Three drugs of choice:

    * Red wine (currently addicted to a few kinds of Nero d’Avola from Siciliy)
    * Mojitos
    * Granda vanilla nonfat lattes (“lunch”)

    Three favorite toys:

    * My computer (p.s., thank God it is not a mac, because I hate macs)
    * Uh… I don’t own many toys, apparently. So… my diffuser.
    * A Rabbit Pearl counts as a toy, right?

    Three careers you have considered / are considering:

    * Writer
    * Senator (I swear, it’ll happen!)
    * Human rights attorney

    Three places you want to go on vacation:

    * Goa
    * Brazil
    * Nepal

    Three kids’ names you like:

    * Ava
    * Chiara
    * Preston/Prescott (Yes, I like super-preppy boys names)

    Three things you want to do before you die:

    * Run for office
    * Publish a book
    * Travel everywhere

    Three celeb crushes:

    * Josh Hartnett
    * Brad Pitt (cliche, I know, but he is fine)
    * Rob Lowe (but only in his role on West Wing)

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  4. randomliberal/Robert
    May 30, 2005 at 7:41 pm

    Can’t…resist…meme…

    Three things you are wearing right now:

    * Carpenter jeans
    * TCU 2003 Jazz Festival t-shirt
    * Zell Millers (better known as flip-flops)

    Three favorite bands / musical artists:

    (subject to change a couple of times a week)
    * Trivium
    * Charles Mingus
    * Cradle of Filth

    Three favorite songs:

    (also subject to frequent change)
    * “A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation” by Trivium
    * “Swamped” by Lacuna Coil
    * “Haitian Fight Song” by Charles Mingus and a few of his friends

    Three things you want in a relationship:

    * Intelligent conversation
    * Friendship
    * Mutual respect

    Three physical things about the preferred sex that appeals to you:

    * Bright blue or green eyes
    * Tallish
    * A mouth

    Three of your favorite hobbies/interests:

    * Music
    * History
    * Politics

    Three things that scare you:

    * Telling a girl that I like her
    * Wasps
    * The things my idiot, fundamentalist step-dad believes and does

    Three of your everyday essentials:

    * Blogs (especially this one… :) )
    * Food
    * People

    Three drugs of choice:

    * Caffeine, in the form of sodas and tea
    * Shiner Bock
    * Effexor

    Three favorite toys:

    * My cellphone, which doubles as a daily planner
    * The TCU library’s laptops, which they are generous enough to check out to us for a couple of hours
    * My bag of many dice, good for Dungeons & Dragons

    Three careers you have considered / are considering:

    * Government and history teacher
    * State representative
    * Sports broadcaster

    Three places you want to go on vacation:

    * Spain, especially the southern part
    * India
    * Grand Canyon (I already took this trip, but god it was gorgeous…I want to go back)

    Three kids’ names you like:

    (I’m going to cheat, and do 1st & 2nd names)
    * David Alex (pronounced EH-lick), after my father and my best friend
    * Melissa Noelle, because it’s pretty
    * Kathryn Elizabeth, after my sister and grandmother

    Three things you want to do before you die:

    * Beat the shit out of Joe Barton (in a free and fair election, of course)
    * Learn how to play both jazz and rock bass guitar
    * Fly in a space shuttle (no one said these had to be realistic)

    Three celeb crushes:

    * Keira Knightley
    * Mia Hamm (Yeah, yeah, I know she’s married, but still…)
    * Matt Heafy of Trivium (no, he’s not that much of a celeb, and yes, I’m about 95%-99% straight, but he’s gorgeous…and plays guitar)

    Thus endeth my part of this game.

  5. May 30, 2005 at 10:18 pm

    I saw this in a different form some weeks ago:

    http://paxnortona.notfrisco2.com/index.php?p=3221

    For an more arduous and, perhaps, intriguing meme, try this:

    http://paxnortona.notfrisco2.com/index.php?p=3274

  6. May 31, 2005 at 12:00 am

    Jill, do you have coffee with dinner as well? ;)

  7. Sina
    May 31, 2005 at 7:13 am

    Because it’s paper time, I have no will.

    Three things you are wearing right now:

    * the gap jeans with the holes and patches
    * the little black tshirt, inside out, because the outside says “Real Boobs Rock”
    * Faithful black zip-up hoodie.

    Three favorite bands / musical artists:

    * The Arcade Fire
    * Elvis Costello
    * Ella Fitzgerald

    Three favorite songs:

    (for the moment…)
    * “Hallelujah,” the Jeff Buckley version
    * “Valentine’s Day,” the Hem version
    * “Indiana,” David Mead

    Three things you want in a relationship:

    * Loyalty
    * Love
    * Challenges and the safety to change

    Three physical things about the preferred sex that appeals to you:

    I don’t really have a preferred sex, as such. Either way, then,
    * expressive eyes of any color
    * androgyny
    * a certain bearing or walk. I can’t put my finger on it.

    Three of your favorite hobbies/interests:

    * Letters
    * Drinking
    * Thinking

    Three things that scare you:

    * the future
    * having crushes
    * failure

    Three of your everyday essentials:

    * tea or coffee
    * conversation
    * quiet

    Three drugs of choice:

    * whiskey
    * wine
    * cigarettes

    Three favorite toys:

    * my mac, only mac, ever. her name is Franny.
    * my iPod. (i am a sucker.)
    * Does my messenger bag count as a toy? Because I love it.

    Three careers you have considered / are considering:

    * actor
    * teacher
    * “philosopher” (pff, whatever *that* is.)

    Three places you want to go on vacation:

    * London, mostly.
    * Northern Ireland
    * Iran

    Three kids’ names you like:

    (no babies. nonetheless,)
    * Oliver
    * Alethia
    * Alex(andria)

    Three things you want to do before you die:

    * write a really good book.
    * learn ancient Greek (god I’m such a geek)
    * start a ridiculously good girl band.

    Three celeb crushes:

    * Johnny Depp, esp. of ‘Crybaby’ era (or of now, ‘weird artsy French dude’ era.)
    * I don’t know. Sam Seabourne?
    * Still don’t know. Audrey Tatou? Selma Hayek? Selater-Kinney?

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