A week is a long time in politics as we all know: we are also all well aware that in blogging, two and a half weeks is such a long time that anything that happened that long ago might as well never have happened.
So I apologise to Susan of the recently unusually quiet blog In Over My Head, who tagged me with a "three things" meme on 6 January. Susan, I bookmarked your post but time pressures are such that only now am I going to attempt to do the meme.
I think most meme posts are silly ego trips (apart from Susan’s of course) so I am going to put my answers to this one in the continuation page. Nobody has to read it unless they click, so don’t blame me if you think it is as dull and unoriginal as it probably is.
Three things that scare me: the passage of time; the hole in the middle of the floor of the office; horror movies (probably — as I think they would be scary I haven’t seen any since the original Omen).
Three people who make me laugh: Susan Barr, Scott Adams, Richard Morrison.
Three things I love: friendly, sensitive and undemanding people (preferably all three in one).
Three things I hate: questions like this and the one immediately above, loud noises, idiots.
Three things I don’t understand: cell signalling, dynamics of planetary motions, complex differential equations.
Three things on my desk: in-tray, pile of print Natures, piles of paper with "to do" notes on.
Three things I’m doing right now: drinking a cup of cold coffee, emptying the dryer, writing this post.
Three things I want to do before I die: read everything I want to read, see all the movies and other video broadcasts I want to see, meet in person a select few of my blogger friends whom I haven’t met yet.
Three things I can do: edit, operate a Network SouthEast ticket machine, get ready to go anywhere within 10 minutes.
Three things you should listen to: any music except "High School Musical": encore, normal or sing-along editions.
Three things you should never listen to: the sound of the vacuum cleaner, the sound of neighbouring students/children/people rehearsing their rock band on high amp, the sound of the neighbours getting loudly drunk with their friends on a summer’s evening in their back garden when you want to sit outside and read.
Three things I’d like to learn: patience, calmness and more about computer programming.
Three favorite foods: cashew nuts with cranberries, humous and peas.
Three beverages I drink regularly: tea and coffee (don’t think I drink any other beverages).
Three TV shows/books I watched/read as a kid: is this question serious? Jane Eyre, Robin Hood, the Trojan Wars.
Three bloggers to tag: (optional of course) Karen Meek (Eurocrime), Kimbofo (Reading Matters), James Long (New Tammany College).