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Three Things

(via Shawn Allison) After this, it’s back to cramming for my qualifiers. I feel like for every fact I study, ten more leak out of my ears, never to return.

Three Names You Go By:
1. Thea
2. Big cabbage head (in Cantonese)
3. Grendel

Three Screennames You Have:
1. syaffolee
2. yellowrook
3. Metal Monkey

Three Things You Like About Yourself:
1. Self-sufficiency
2. Self-amusement
3. Complete lack of style

Three Things You Hate/Dislike About Yourself:
1. Self-sufficiency
2. Self-amusement
3. Complete lack of style

Three Parts of Your Heritage:
1. Chinese
2. Vietnamese
3. Canadian

Three Things That Scare You:
1. nightmares
2. ignorance
3. qualifiers

Three of Your Everyday Essentials:
1. air
2. water
3. food

Three Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
1. sweater
2. jeans
3. socks

Three of Your Favorite Bands/Artists (at the moment):
1. Renée Fleming
2. Vladimir Ashkenazy
3. Yo-Yo Ma

Three of Your Favorite Songs at Present:
1. “Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me?” – George Frideric Handel
2. “Busy Child” – The Crystal Method
3. “Must Be Dreaming” – Frou Frou

Three New Things You Want to Try in the Next 12 Months:
1. make a theremin
2. make a bead curtain
3. skiing (maybe)

Three Things You Want in a Relationship (love is a given):
1. honesty
2. trust
3. understanding

Two Truths and a Lie*:
1. I have lived in Ohio.
2. I have lived in Kentucky.
3. I have lived in Tennessee.

Three Physical Things About the Opposite Sex That Appeal to You**:
1. um…
2. ah…
3. er…

Three Things You Just Can’t Do:
1. sing
2. not get annoyed
3. be stylish

Three of Your Favorite Hobbies:
1. writing
2. reading
3. sleeping

Three Things You Want to do Really Badly Right Now***:
1. sleep
2. sleep
3. sleep

Three Careers You’re Considering****:
1. research scientist
2. science consultant
3. writer

Three Places You Want to Go on Vacation:
1. Vancouver
2. London
3. Prague

Three Kids Names*****:
1. uh…
2. hm…
3. oh…

Three Things You Want to Do Before You Die:
1. graduate
2. publish something
3. do something meaningful

*Not in order.
**Actually, I don’t want to say. Any answer will make you roll your eyes and say, “Duh!”, because the reason is all so dang biological.
***Yes, two of the answers are cop outs. But really, what do you expect me to say?
****I am definitely not limiting myself to these three choices. If I really wanted to, I could become a plumber, but the probability of that happening is very, very low.
*****You would think that I would have this all down since I update a weblog on names, but I don’t. Ask me the question later, if I have any kids.

And Yet More Collected Notes

*An English professor recently told me that I had picked the wrong field because I can’t BS anything. Sure, science is extremely unforgiving when it comes to “interpretation”, but isn’t that a good thing? At least I will have credibility when I say something.

*You know my observations on human nature aren’t that keen when I have to be told that two people avoided each other because they don’t like each other and not because they move in different social circles.

*People can believe in whatever they want, but when they start ranting about “faith” in a non-religious venue, I start thinking about duct tape. I have little patience with people who waste breath on something that can be simply kept to themselves. Otherwise, they sound like mentally ill nutjobs.

*On complainers: If you don’t drive, then don’t complain about drivers who drive really slowly in bad weather. Ice was falling from the sky a few days ago, and believe me, if you went over 35 mph, you had a death wish.

*Why is it that people seem to think that I know all about fetishes and deviant behavior? I probably know about as much as the next guy. Most likely less.

The Thursday Threesome: Jingle Bells

Onesome- Dashing through the snow: Do you get much snow where you live? Do you enjoy winter sports like skiing or would you rather stay in by the cozy fire?

Yes, although at the moment, it’s more ice than snow. And I’d rather be inside.

Twosome- In a one horse open sleigh: Have you ever been on a sleigh ride or a carriage ride? Do you even like horses? Or would you just rather travel by your own two feet?

No. Or at least I don’t remember whether I’ve been on a sleigh/carriage ride before. My opinion on horses is moot since I’ve never been near one long enough to tell one way or another. In the meantime, walking is always good.

Threesome- O’er the fields we go: What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when someone says field? Corn? Football field? Outfield?

Corn or maybe wheat. Sometimes asteroid. Never anything sports related.