Monday, September 05, 2005

Seven of Nine (of Six, really, but who's counting?)

I know, I know...I said I'd never do the meme thing again.

But SSTOL regular Joel — from over at Words, Weights, Whatever — asked very politely, so I'm making an exception this time. It's amazing, the things I'll do for my friends.

Seven things I plan to do before I die:
  • Finish the novel I've been working on for 20-plus years.

  • See my daughter graduate from college.

  • Return to Crete, where I lived for two years in the early 1970s.

  • Pitch a script to a major comic book publisher.

  • Play in the World Series of Poker.

  • Sing in the International barbershop quartet contest.

  • Win on Jeopardy! (Wait... I already did that. Several times.)

Seven things I can do:
  • Be spontaneously brilliant.

  • Command an audience’s attention.

  • Give unconditional love.

  • Sing a line the same way repeatedly.

  • Compose limericks in my head, on the fly.

  • Read 550 words per minute.

  • Quote every line of Bruce Lee’s dialogue from Enter the Dragon.

Seven things I cannot do:
  • Nap without ruining the rest of the day.

  • Stay angry for more than an hour or two.

  • Play chess worth a darn.

  • Type with all my fingers.

  • Understand the appeal of Carrot Top.

  • Tolerate heights, bigotry, or hardcore country music.

  • Dunk a basketball, unless the backboard is really, really low.

Seven things that attract me to the opposite sex:
  • Curious intelligence.

  • Laughing eyes and a ready smile.

  • Generous hips, and the sexual self-confidence to carry them with panache. (A bit of a tummy is cute, too.)

  • Eyeglasses, worn at least some of the time.

  • A clever, flirtatious sense of humor.

  • A powerful personality — passion and compassion in equal measure.

  • A sensual voice.

Seven things that I say most often:
  • "What’s up with that?"

  • "What did I do with my pen?"

  • "I forgot."

  • "Yeah, right."

  • "Where’s the gizmo?" (usually used in reference to one of the many remote controls)

  • "What did I do now?"

  • "I need coffee."

Seven celebrity crushes:
  • Linda Fiorentino

  • Diane Lane

  • Annette O’Toole

  • Melanie Lynskey

  • Ann Wilson, the lead singer of Heart

  • Marcy Walker

  • Martha Quinn

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