Thursday, January 12, 2006
This Tagging Thing
Seven things to do before I die:
Return to India for a long visit
Write and publish a book
Try every Scotch whisky once (at least)
Visit all my childhood homes (4 down, 8 to go)
Travel to Europe with my daughter
Meet Nelson Mandala
Meet the Dalai Lama
Seven things I can’t do:
Play the trombone for anyone but me (and that's not easy)
Be interested in any sport but casual walking
Skate like a Canadian
Grow hair on top
Be tolerant of intolerant people
Cook anything much
Juggle more than one ball (literally)
Seven things that attract me to blogging:
Developing a virtual community
Avoiding work or other responsibilities
Learning to take photos (to post)
Venting, ranting and griping
Being part of a movement
Linking to others around the world
Seven things I say most often:
What the f***?
Would you guys please be quiet, I'm on a business call!
What time will you be home?
But I'm right
I don't care, I still think I'm right
Seven books that I love, in no particular order
(note: this would change regularly...)
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
Ghost Road - Pat Barker
Due Preparations for the Plague - Jeanette Hospital Turner
River Out of Eden - Richard Dawkins
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Wars - Timothy Findley
All The Pretty Horses - Cormac MacCarthy
Seven movies I watch again and again
The Wizard of Oz
Swiss Family Robinson
The Big Lebowski
My Dinner with Andre
Farewell to Arms (1950s version)
Now you must do it - or as we say in Canada, "Sorry, but would you mind doing this if you have time and you don't mind... sorry." Vee, Madcapmum and DA
So it time to tell the story about 100 things about yourself to ease out those winter blues.If your going to start a craze, what about about rules for those under your care.
A reason must always to be given . Eg .
I am likely to be always at least 5-10 minutes late for an appointment as I think it shows strength of character !(I know you always like to keep patients waiting as it shows your in high demand.)
You like to read the same book over and over again as it confirms your wonderful sense of humour is still there !!.
I like the same book too, because its reassuring to know at least 1 good mind also has a good sense of humour.
I don’t like committing things on paper as once it written down its subject to misinterpretation. (That’s right I know because its vital evidence or any corrupt CEO )
I'm honoured to be tagged. 'Will make my list this afternoon after the first 18 holes of the year. Gives me time to think about it :-)
I case you didn't know - the one I have done is I have met The Dalai Lama. But I think you knew that..
i think that would be the most difficult list to come up with - i have no ambition, it has been said.
what would you say to the dalai lama? maybe, I'd choose someone more contraversial, say Mugabe then i could ask hey, Bob, what's it all been for, eh dude? Maybe that should be *on* my dying day.
come on, I don't believe anyone says 'dude' outside of tv and films. ;o)
interesting film and book choices - I will investigate those...
I do say dude a lot and it all comes from watching the Big Lebowski again and again - there's a movie to check out for a guy who says he has no ambition!
and I'm ashamed to say I too cannot skate like a Canadian - however I do watch hockey like one....
more into the Irish Whiskeys, having been through several Scotch ones, although I'm quite fond of Sheep Dip...
neat idea - makes you think for sure...
Many years ago I went to India for a couple of months - New Delhi and north to the Hardwar and Rishikesh areas. I spent most of my time in an ashram meditating, but managed to see a few things... and swim in the Ganges everyday!
India still fascinates me - I like to start in the south and work north next visit - as a tourist, not a Canadian sadhu...
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