Sunday, April 15, 2007


Blame Maria. She tagged me.
To read much better answers to these questions, visit Matthew. He and I have very different feelings about showers.

3 Things That Scare Me
1. People who own handguns. (This isn't a political statement here--they really scare me.)
2. The dark when my roommate's not home. (When she's here, I sleep like a baby.)
3. My own mediocrity. (The most frightening right now.)

3 People Who Make Me Laugh:
1. My roommate.
2. My dad. (The funniest IRS agent ever!)
3. David Sedaris. (If he ever does a reading in your area, go! It's worth every penny.)

3 Things I Love:
1. Showers followed by naps.
2. The ocean.
3. Avocados.

3 Things I Hate:
1. Dressing up. (I've got no nice shoes.)
2. The ringing in my left ear.
3. The food in our fridge.

3 Things I don't understand:
1. God. (Trying, though.)
2. Women who aren't feminists.
3. The cardiac cycle diagram.

3 Things on my desk:
1. New thank you notes.
2. My incomplete FAFSA (financial aid paperwork).
3. An unpublished research article I told someone I would read. (I'm never going to finish it.)

3 Things I am doing right now:
1. Listening to a song from Maria's latest post.
2. Struggling to keep my eyes open.
3. Thinking about how I have to pee.

3 Things I want to do before I die:
1. Find my work.
2. Raise a child.
3. Master bravery.

3 Things I can do:
1. Knit. (But only scarves.)
2. Talk. (I just don't know when to stop.)
3. Swim.

3 Things I can't do:
1. Play an instrument. (Played piano as a child. Now, I can barely find middle C.).
2. Cartwheels.
3. Speak a foreign language.

3 things I think you should listen to:
1. Your intuition.
2. Patty Griffin.
3. The person who knows you best and loves you anyway.

3 Things you should never listen to:
1. This President.
2. Gossip.
3. People who dismiss your potential.

3 Things I'd like to learn:
1. Sign language.
2. Suturing.
3. When to shut up.

3 Favorite Foods:
1. Salt and vinegar chips.
2. Aforementioned avocados.
3. Artichokes.

3 Things I regret:
1. The way I criticized my little sister. (I was too harsh, and now she won't return my calls.)
2. The way my marriage ended.
3. Signing a Verizon wireless contract.

Phew! I'm way too tired to tag 3 people.
And tomorrow, I'm going to regret staying up so late.


jenny said...

Ok, how do you know where people are that have been looking at your blog,Mary P onece talked about it too, where on Blogger can you get that information? Still learning every day at this!!! x

Terroni said...

I signed up for Google Analytics. I found it under the Dashboard Help Center after typing "hit counters" in the Search box. Then, click on Hit Counters and Statistics. Google Analytics is on that list. It's free.

jenny said...

I got tagged for this too, but I'm trying not to read your answers so that I can be original in mine! x

mel said...

Matthew is my son. :)
Thanks for linking to him.
I love showers followed by naps too...but that never happens anymore. I also had a contract with Verizon at one time. It was awful.
You said you wanted to learn American Sign Language. I highly recommend it. It is a beautiful language. I enjoyed reading your answers.

Maria said...

Ok...what's up with the ringing in your ear? Do you have vertigo?

See? It never goes away. You hear someone make a seemingly simple complaint and you go into heal mode.

Oh, yes...showers followed by naps. I can't remember the last time I had a nap. I used to nap when Liv did but she doesn't nap anymore, so I feel guilty taking one. Are you sure you want to raise a child? I mean, you spend valuable time that could be used for napping feeling guilty that you aren't making her really groovy lunches like Melanie makes for Storm.....

Cheryl said...

A nap after a shower? I've never thought to do that. Good Meme. Funny next to serious. Like you.

Terroni said...

Maria - I've decided I'm not going to raise my kid within 50 miles of Melanie, and I'm going to use that parental blocking thing to block her blog (it's food porn).

It's best if the child doesn't even know lunches like that exist. :>

Cheryl - I highly recommend it. It's a great way to waste tons of time before getting dressed.

Bones said...

I have only ever had a visceral reaction to a few artists. They are J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, the Buena Vista Social Club, and Patty Griffin. Every one of them blew my doors off the first time I heard them.

She's dark. And I loves me some dark.

Anonymous said...

Oh Suturing, I first read that as wanting to learn "Stuttering". :>

I was a shameless hussie while flirting with the ER Doc who was had to give me five stitches in my finger due to a sewing accident (I hit an aterial vein by the way). After he inserted the second stitch I sighed and said "My only regret is that I didn't earn this doing something more spectacular."

Have a good day!

Robyn said...

Wow, there are so many things on this list I would list myself if I were to take on this Meme. Maybe I will.

Mastering bravery is monumental. I hope you can do it, and then I'll know it can be done.