It’s been a while, so….time for a meaningless bit of blogginess, lifted entirely from James Maliszewski’s Livejournal:

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE ME:

01 | Losing my kids

02 | Spiders

03 | Depths (hard to explain–think of it as the opposite of being afraid of heights)

THREE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ME LAUGH:

01 | Bill Maher

02 | Eddie Izzard

03 | My Fiancee, Laura

THREE THINGS I LOVE:

01 | Laura and my children

02 | Writing

03 | Genre fiction (fantasy, sf, horror, etc.)

THREE THINGS I DON’T UNDERSTAND:

01 | Conservatives

02 | Willfull (even proud) ignorance

03 | Religious fundamentalism

THREE THINGS ON MY DESK:

01 | Blueberry iBook

02 | Vanilla-scented candle

03 | Souvenir skull-shaped glass mug from Treasure Island casino, filled with Coke.

THREE THINGS I’M DOING RIGHT NOW:

01 | Taking a day off from work.

02 | Watching the latest reports from Iraq on CNN

03 | Taking notes on new game design.

THREE THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE:

01 | Return to writing full-time, but this time as a novelist.

02 | Sell a screenplay

03 | Travel in Europe

THREE THINGS I CAN DO:

01 | Write

02 | Compose and produce electronic music

03 | Fight in archaic styles, both Asian and European

THREE WAYS TO DESCRIBE MY PERSONALITY:

01 | Engaging

02 | Brash

03 | Occasionally Charming

THREE WAYS TO DESCRIBE MY LOOKS:

01 | Imposing

02 | Handsome (or so I’m told)

03 | Anachronistic (apparently, I can pull off most “looks”, except modern)

THREE THINGS I CAN’T DO:

01 | Play Guitar

02 | Tolerate Idiots

03 | Keep my mouth shut

THREE THINGS I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD LISTEN TO:

01 | Film scores

02 | Electronica/Techno

03 | 80s music

THREE THINGS I DON’T THINK YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO EVER:

01 | Conservative talk-radio

02 | Country Music

03 | “Inspirational” (read here: Bible-thumper) music

THREE THINGS I SAY THE MOST:

01 | “Basically…” (someone pointed out to me that this is my “verbal pause” word)

02 | “God damn it.” (Good, generic catch-all expletive)

03 | Heavy, exasperated sigh (unfortunately, growing more and more common with every passing year)

THREE OF YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FOODS:

01 | Pizza

02 | Lobster

03 | Steak

THREE THINGS YOU’D LIKE TO LEARN:

01 | How to live with the burden of vast wealth

02 | Whether or not there is life on other worlds

03 | To play guitar

THREE BEVERAGES YOU DRINK REGULARLY:

01 | Coke

02 | Water

03 | Tea

THREE SHOWS YOU WATCHED WHEN YOU WERE A KID:

01 | Doctor Who

02 | Creature Feature (hosted horror movies)

03 | Star Trek

There ya go–I’m sure we all feel a lot closer now.

GMS

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