Friday, January 13, 2006

Usually, I don't do this
but I'm on vacation and am wont to do things I don't normally do.

And Ann's a good friend from back in my days of being a 2100 Productions Intern.
And she called me out in her post.
And she linked K&K in her blogroll.

So, here we are with Seven Things . . .

I want to do before I die:
  • Learn to read Greek (classical & the other one).
  • Be fluent in Spanish.
  • Be conversant in French. (Fluency would be nice, but I've only got one life here.)
  • Read all of Church Dogmatics, by Karl Barth. (He hasn't been mentioned here in a while, so it's good to drop his name again.)
  • Read all of the Great Books. (As many as I can in the original languages.)
  • Achieve and maintain a second degree rank in Okinawan Goju-Ryu, a first degree in a Jijutsu style, and be conversant in a style of KungFu (perhaps White Crane, the predecessor of Goju).
  • See Aidan grow to love the Lord Jesus.

    Things I cannot do:
  • Keep my mouth shut after Midnight + 1 beer.
  • Understand the attraction of shows like "Dancing with the Stars!"
  • Make Aidan sleep past 6am, even if I move him to an earlier time zone, where he really ought to have slept past 6am!
  • Stop the thought that pops up periodically: "What if the Catholic Church, for all its mess, really is the one true church?" (flame away!)
  • Convince the main women in my life (Kellsey, Mary, Carol) that I really should have and drive a motorcycle.
  • Keep up with Walter when it comes to sheer tenacity.
  • Stop my love for Miami and North Carorlina, regardless of where we live.

    Things that attract me to the opposite sex:
  • Well, there is a certain je ne sais pas about them. (See, I'm well on my way! I can also use the terms, croissant, and triage at will.)
  • Mysterious not-qute-brown, but not-quite-hazel, with green, grey, & blue flecked eyes.
  • Women whose coloration is categorized by CMB as "Deep Winter".
  • Video gamers.
  • A stubbornness to match my own.
  • Being tall.
  • Knowing that it's as important to me that you recognize the brilliance of my joke, even if you don't think it's funny. (In leiu of "brilliance," I'll also accept, "wittyness," &/or "creativity". "Quickness" will also do in a pinch)

    Things I say most often:
  • "Interesting"
  • "Awesome"
  • "Heh"
  • "Heyyyyyyyy, Aaaiiiiidannnnn"
  • "Dude"
  • "That's so crazy, it just might work"
  • "If by that you mean . . ."

    Celebrity Crushes Anti-Crushes:
  • Britanny Spears
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Jessica Simpson's Sister
  • Madonna
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Madeline Allbright
  • Ozzy Ozborne's Wife

    People I want to do this:
  • Walter
  • Mary
  • Sean
  • Alex
  • Scott
  • Paul
  • Kellsey
    (One always risks offending the non-listed in a list like this. Though, in this case, I fear that the offense comes when you are actually on this list.)

    (NB: This list was accurate at the time posted. The list is subject to change without warning and probably will in the next five minutes. But five minutes later, I might change my mind again.)
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