Monday, December 18, 2006

"Three things" list...

I was actually "tagged" by Susan, the author of the Guilty With An Explanation blog. No one was more surprised than me!

1. Three things that scare me:

~Abandonment and homelessness.
~Any political/social system that uses force to serve its own ends
~Dying of a long, drawn-out illness

2. Three people who make me laugh:

~PG Wodehouse
~Roseanne (Sorry. Not my more sophisticated side LOL)
~Maureen Dowd

3. Three things I love:

~Freedom to make choices
~Friends and community

4. Three things I hate:

~Deception and betrayal
~Predatory capitalism

5. Three things I don't understand:

~Quantum physics
~Racism and the rest of the -isms. While I get it intellectually, it doesn't make emotional or spiritual sense
~Competitive social dynamics

6. Three things on my desk:

~Landline phone
~Computer peripherals
~A steaming cup of green tea

7. Three things I'm doing right now:

~Watching the news
~Working on an exercise program
~Answering these questions

8. Three things I want to do before I die:

~Get to Thailand
~Write a book
~Grow spiritually

9. Three things I can do:

~Think ~ in fact, too much... to a point where turning my brain off is an attractive idea :)

10. Three things I can't do:

~Work in a corporate environment. It literally kills my spirit and makes me physically ill.
~Be mean, critical and indifferent
~Allow my behavior to be inconsistent with my values

11. Three things you should listen to:

~Wise people
~Beautiful music
~The sounds of nature

12. Three things you should never listen to:

~ Critical negativity that has no purpose. Griping and senseless bitching. Gossip
~Anything that truly upsets the spirit and doesn't lead to growth

13. Three things I'd like to learn:

~Sensible nutrition
~To be a better writer and a better person

14. Three favorite foods:

~A good old-fashioned cheeseburger

15. Three beverages I drink regularly:

~Diet Coke
~Green tea

16. Three shows I watched as a kid:

~Dr Kildare
~American Bandstand
~Howdy Doody (when I was very, very small! LOL)

Thanks for tagging me, Susan. I had to answer. I certainly don't want to see your blog self-destruct. LOL I know I am supposed to "tag" someone else but I am not comfortable doing that ~ so I'd rather "tag" anyone who chooses to be "tagged".




If you like to laugh, wander over to Treppenwitz and listen to the recording on today's post of "Oh, Holy Crap." As many may have gathered, I'm not exactly a Christmasy kind of gal.. .but let me say this: I laughed so hard, I nearly fell on the floor!


heartinsanfrancisco said...

Excellent list, Chani. We're in agreement on several points, but you said it far more eloquently.

I did this because it presented an opportunity to figure out where I stood on some of these issues.

I also hesitated to tag anyone, but realized that my chosen people were free to decline. And I was interested to know what you would say.

Thank you!


Julie Pippert said...

I relate to so much of your list!

In particular this: Racism and the rest of the -isms. While I get it intellectually, it doesn't make emotional or spiritual sense

Unknown said...

Hi Thailand GAl,

I'm at work, so this must be swift. Your comment about understatement made me laugh. Thanks. I really appreciate a good wit. Thanks.

I just read your last three entries and can relate so well to your comments about blubber and about language learning past the age of 12.

I also enjoyed your list of threes.

Girlplustwo said...

excellent list. i can relate well to your leanings...except diet coke..gasp. full on real coke, sister..

meno said...

Hi Chani,
This is a quote from i don't remember, but it resonates
"The foolish man fears death, the wise man fears illness."

Green tea is my main drink. Decaf though. Interesting list.

crazymumma said...

I love your list, I went down and read your weight post. A) if that is a picture of you in this post you look just fine to me. more than fine perhaps!And B)working out and eating low fat and nothing after 7pm.
Just be sensible, realistic, and realize that real weight takes a long time to come off.

thailandchani said...

Susan, it was interesting to see what might come up. I'm embarrassed to say how long it took me to complete it. My thinking is so abstract! LOL


Julie P, one of the ways I was raised correctly (amidst all of the mistakes and blunders) is that we were taught that racism is not only morally repugnant, it's stupid. It truly is ignorance.


Potato, understatement seems to be a lost art for some reason. Perhaps because of newscasters who have to hold the focus of viewers who have the attention spans of infants? Interesting to think about. :)


Jen, oh, The "real thing". If only... I wouldn't be able to fit my fat a$$ in the Geo Metro. :)


Meno, exactly! I'm not in the least bit afraid of transitioning to the Other Side. I'm just concerned about how I'll get there! Fortunately, I'll probably just drop dead of a heart attack on some beach in Thailand. My family history seems to be that way at any rate. Here one minute, gone the next.


Crazymumma, oh, how I *wish* that would be me in that picture! Afraid not! Good points about weight loss. It does have to be sensible. Crazy diets just take it off fast ~ and it comes back faster. Yikes!


Thanks, everyone! Thank you for the comments...or renamed "Bursts of Brilliance". :)



KC said...

I'm praying that they don't discover that heavy diet soda drinking leads to cancer or anything else bad like that. I'd be in big trouble.

thailandchani said...

KC, is there actually something that *doesn't* cause cancer? LOL



QT said...

Great meme Chani! I read your weight loss post too and it is hard - we have such an abundance of food that surrounds us in this culture of ours and I for one LOVE food!

I'm off to listen to sounds of nature now. : )