Takin’ a break….

…and I feel like doing a useless meme-thing. This time, from :

Twelve good books:
1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
2. Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
3. The Scar by China Miéville
4. Iron Council by China Miéville (detecting a theme?)
5. Sharpe’s Rifles, by Bernard Cornwell (or any of the series, really)
6. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (see note above)
7. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (and again, series)
8. Buckaroo Banzai by Earl Mac Rauch
9. On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
10. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
11. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
12. The List of 7 by Mark Frost

Eleven good bands/arists:
1. Zero 7
2. DJ Shadow
3. The Police
4. Seal
5. Duran Duran
6. Rufus Wainwright
7. Fiona Apple
8. Timo Maas
9. Kula Shaker
10. The Chemical Brothers
11. Ultravox

Ten things you want to do in your life:
1. Get a novel published
2. Be successful at the above, so that I can write a series
3. Sell a screenplay
4. Write for comic books
5. Make enough so that I don’t have to worry about money
6. Travel to England
7. Extended travel through Europe
8. Live in NYC again
9. Be a “draw” performer at Festivals (meaning: someone that the patrons specifically come to see)
10. Make a film

Nine things you really like:
2. My kids
3. Having written (I’ll explain: I don’t really like the process, but I like the results)
4. “Geek genre” stuff–SF/Fantasy/Horror
5. Role-playing Games
6. The Ocean
7. New York City
8. Renaissance Festivals (Especially the feel and smell of a Festival in the Fall)
9. Composing music

Eight things that piss you off:
1. Willful ignorance
2. Conservatism
3. Evangelicals/Fundimentalists of ANY religion
4. Apathy
5. Anti-intellectualism
6. Passive-Aggressive behavior
7. The asshole-amplification powers of the Internet
8. A list of individuals that is far, far too long to go into right now.

Seven things you do daily:
1. Write
2. Check email
3. Various bits o’ Graphic Design
4. Take the dog out
5. Listen to music
6. Web-surf
7. Watch TV (exciting life, eh?)

Six memories:
1. Walking through the snow on a NYC night with , to look at Lord & Taylor’s XMas window display
2. The infamous Columbus Day truncated Last Huzzah
3. Sitting in the midnight premiere of Fellowship of the Ring, stunned at how close to my mind’s images everything was
4. Being terrified at 10 or so, when the shadow of something BIGGER THAN US passed beneath our boat
5. Hanging out with my brother at an Irish pub on St. Patricks Day 1998
6. Driving cross-country in a moving van with shot suspension, rocking dangerously the whole way.

Five things you thought about today:
1. Current projects
2. Money troubles
3. My parents (Mom called)
4. Allie’s musical, opening Friday night
5. Lunch plans

Four things you like about yourself:
1. My brains
2. My eyes
3. My hair
4. My talents

Three things you don’t like about yourself:
1. My weight
2. My mood swings
3. My reputation

Two people that you confide in the most:
2. My blog-less best friend.

One thing you want but don’t have:
1. Financial Security

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