Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Meme tag, I'm it. But that's okay... to be honest, half the time my posts are just a way to take my modest writing skills out for walkies anyway. Indulge me while I indulge myself and an unspecified reader.

Seven Things to Do Before I Die

1. See the stars from the open ocean
2. Live in a foreign language
3. Touch the walls of the Sagrada Familia
4. Make one film that demonstrates what I'm really capable of
5. Do something brilliantly, flamboyantly generous for someone (ideally anonymously)
6. Get that whole "love" thing right just once more
7. Learn how to play ragtime

Seven Things I Can't Do

1. Stand brussels sprouts
2. Do anything more than the simplest math in my head
3. Play chess (or any other strategy-based game) worth a damn
4. Remember any of the Russian I learned in high school and college
5. Sew
6. Watch a train pass without entertaining gruesome, morbid thoughts
7. Produce sperm

Seven Reasons Why I Blog

1. Sometimes this is the only way to say stuff that I really want to say but nobody ever asks me about
2. Someone I've lost might find me here someday
3. SometimesI need to vent
4. I'm a self-interested solipsist
5. I need the practice
6. If we were all more open with each other, we'd all be happier
7. It's an excellent way to procrastinate

Seven Things I Say Most Often

1. Hey
2. What?
3. Fuck (and derivatives)
4. Sure, no problem.
5. Okay
6. Yeah, well...
7. See ya.

Seven Books I Love

1. "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," by Annie Dillard
2. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," by Douglas Adams
3. "The Bloody Chamber," by Angela Carter
4. "The Essential Ellison," by Harlan Ellison
5. "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting," by Milan Kundera
6. "1000 Years of Solitude," by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7. "Film as a Subversive Art," by Amos Vogel

Seven Movies That I Watch Over And Over

1. My Dinner With Andre
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3. The Piano
4. Happiness
5. The Day The Earth Froze (MST3K version only)
6. The Pillow Book
7. Raise the Red Lantern

Seven People I Want To Tag Next

Sadly, many of the people whose answers I'd really be interested in reading don't have blogs. But of the ones that do (and no offense to you guys -- second choices, the lot of you):

1. Shawshawshaw
2. Greensmile
3. Stefan
4. Morgan
5. Somebody who's never read this blog before today
6. It seems I don't know many people who have blogs

The seven non-bloggers I'd have picked:

1. Chris
2. Randy
3. Doug
4. Dom
5. Ben
6. Einstein
7. Jesus
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