Meme propogation

For some bizarre reason, I was tapped for a chain meme. So, rather than risk what befell Phineas Q. Snodd, who refused to participate, and watched his hard drive turn into a puddle of melted plastic, I will add my contribution.

Seven Things to do Before I Die

  1. Run a full marathon.
  2. Actually have something I write published, other than letters to the editor.
  3. Finish painting at least two armies for some game system, while the system is still being played.
  4. Learn to play guitar.
  5. Make a post that generates at least 20 comments (spam comments don't count).
  6. Travel to low-earth orbit, the moon, or another planet.
  7. Celebrate my 3,182 birthday by going cliff-diving.

Seven Things I Cannot Do

  1. Touch type
  2. Dance
  3. Suffer fools gladly
  4. Run a half-marathon in less than 1:30
  5. Sit at the computer for 10 minutes without an interruption
  6. Type more than three words without a typo
  7. Give up caffeine

Seven Things That Attract Me To. . . Blogging

  1. The fame that comes with having 3-4 regular readers
  2. The fortune I make by posting my thoughts for free
  3. Having a soapbox that no one can kick me off
  4. I'm contributing to the general waste of bandwidth on the Internet
  5. By making 1-3 posts per week, I reduce (in an infinitesimal manner) the ratio of porn:non-porn on the Internet
  6. In theory, blogging helps keep me in the habit of writing
  7. If I actually start making political or argumentative posts, I'll sharpen my critcal thinking and writing skills

Seven Things I Say Most Often

  1. Yes, that is a truck/train/car/fish/tree/sheep/etc
  2. No.
  3. Kevin, I said 'No'.
  4. Go to the naughty spot.
  5. This is the story of Thomas the Tank Engine. Thomas is a Really Useful Engine. . .
  6. Insert text from any one of several children's books here. . .
  7. Why is it that so many adults appear incapable of thinking?

(Is it obvious that I am a stay-at-home dad with a curious toddler?)

Seven Books That I Love

  1. Dragonlance Legends
  2. Cryptonomicon
  3. Small Gods/Feet of Clay
  4. Tigana
  5. Hitchiker's Guide
  6. Ringworld
  7. the Wild Cards series

Seven Movies That I Watch Over And Over Again

  1. Star Wars (too many quotes to choose just one.)
  2. Spider-man ("Well, let me buy you a cheeseburger. Sky's the limit. Up to seven dollars... and eighty-four cents.")
  3. LoTR trilogy ("Forty-two? Oh, that's not bad for a pointy-eared elvish princeling. Hmph! I myself am sitting pretty on forty-THREE.")
  4. Blues Brothers ("Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail us now.")
  5. The Incredibles ("No capes!")
  6. October Sky 9"That's a good idea. Four unidentifiable high school students lost their lives early this morning when their toy rocket exploded."
  7. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ("Pompey, go find Doc Willoughby. If he's sober, bring him back. ")

Seven Songs I Play Over And Over Again

  1. American Pie
  2. Sell Out
  3. Unicorn Song
  4. Here Comes the Sun
  5. Money
  6. Burning Down the House
  7. If I Had a Million Dollars

Seven People I Want To Join In To

  1. The Anchoress
  2. Brian Maloney
  3. TexasRainmaker
  4. TBD
  5. TBD
  6. TBD
  7. TBD

(Yeah, they're all right-wing. Earlier blogs in this meme have covered most of the smaller, left-wing blogs that I read on a reasonably frequent basis. No point in recursion, is there?)


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