Archived in 2022

Originally posted on 24 Feb 2007

Five lists…

Five Pet Peeves

  • Smoking
  • Messes left in the office kitchen
  • Screaming kids in public places
  • People who leave their shopping carts in the middle of the aisle
  • People who are unwilling to RTFM and want life spoon-fed to them.

Five Favorite Albums (currently)

  • Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
  • Phish: Rift
  • Patty Griffin: A Kiss in Time
  • Beatles: Abbey Road
  • Particle: Launchpad

Five Favorite Songs (currently)

  • The Bacarolle from Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann
  • In Your Eyes from Disc 2 of Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live
  • Niner Two from Don Ellis’ Live at Montreux
  • Agnus Dei by Samuel Barber (aka his Adagio for Strings, but choral)
  • Somewhere from Tom Waits’ Blue Valentine

Five Things I’d Like To Do Some Day

  • Learn to dance
  • Bike, eat and drink my way across Europe
  • Live in a house again, preferably not a rental
  • Learn more about art
  • Find someone with whom to share all of the above

Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

  • I’ve collected almost every fortune I’ve ever gotten out of a fortune cookie and keep them in a Ziggy bank I received as a gift about twenty years ago.
  • Rattlesnakes are the only critter I’ve found that scares the bejeezus out of me.
  • I absolutely love being in water but am not a very strong swimmer.
  • When I die I want to be cremated.
  • When I was in middle-/high-school I often would put a smiley face, dot, vertical bar or some other symbol at the start of any blank line on a page of notes because I didn’t want that line to feel left out.