Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Three Things Meme

From the Memes-R-Us files:
(note - this post will not be adorned with my typical array of pictures and clip-art because Blogger is a piece of crap.)

Three Things About Me

Three things that scare me:
1. High edges (DEATHLY afraid to walk near or look over an unprotected edge)
2. Old lunch meat
3. Extremists

Three people that make me laugh:
1. John Stewart (as well as everyone else in his staff - including Stephen Colbert)
2. Conan O'Brien - especially his Emmys intro video. That totally cracked me up.
3. Donald Rumsfeld. He's a standup comedian and he doesn't even know it!

Three things I hate the most:
1. Ignorance
2. Smart-ass teenagers (oh the hypocrisy)
3. Slow and grid-locked traffic

Three things I don't understand:
1. Infinity and infinite division. I just can't wrap my brain around a concept where something never ends - kind of like Survivor.
2. Murder
3. Aces on Bridge

Three things I'm doing right now:
1. Working on new songs for my duet (see Acoustics of Jeff & Pete)
2. Sanding my steps (or so I would have my wife believe)
3. Trying to finish this stupid meme

Three things I want to do before I die I'm old ("before I die" sounds too morbid):
1. Travel travel travel
2. Scuba dive in exotic places (that don't contain stingrays or hungry sharks)
3. Buy and drive a fully-loaded touring motorcycle around the United States with my wife at a really relaxed pace (see answer 1).

Three things I can do:
1. Entertain musically (or so I've been told)
2. Snowboard. I learned this last year and am quite proud of myself thank you. For a good laugh see this, this and this.
3. Make really good omelets

Three ways to describe my personality:
1. Easy going
2. Non-judgmental
3. Fun!

Three things I can't do:
1. Spell the words
inconvenient, restaurant, definitely, incredible, guarantee or occurrence
2. Swim very well. I can get by just fine, but have never become comfortable just "going for a swim"
3. Finish this stupid meme (I've been adding like one answer a day for over a week - plus, Blogger is NOT letting me upload pictures. ARRRG!)

Three people or things I think you should listen to:
1. Me - if you're my kids
2. Tom Waits

3. Jesus

Three people or things you should never listen to:
1. Anyone who says, "Does this taste funny to you?"
2. Ted Nugent in the front row
3. Apparently our president

Three things I'd like to learn:
1. How to solo on chromatic harmonica ala Stevie Wonder
2. The secrets to all the great magic tricks
How to edit and convert a large mpeg video clip to a compressed format that I can upload to YouTube or share via email

Three favorite foods:
1. Potato chips - although I don't can't eat them anymore
2. Steak and mushrooms
3. Hot apple pie à la mode

Three beverages I drink regularly:
1. Milk - and lots of it
2. Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke w/Lime
3. Water, but only if we're out of milk

Three shows I watched as a kid:
1. Captain Kangaroo
Partridge Family (David Cassidy was my hero)
3. Hogan's Heroes


Jennine said...

Three Reasons Your Blog Continues To Be Part Of My Daily Routine:

1. You love your wife, your kids and your life and it's apparent in the words you write.

2. Joyful hearts are contagious and I always leave feeling happier.

3. Bill-isms!!!
They are to DIE for!

Keep up the excellent writing, Mister. Your faithful audience is counting on it.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that Austin or Brandon will end up buying you that touring bike even before you retire. Now you must be happy that you taught your children to give ten percent of their money to the needy. That giving habit should make it easy to come up with a great bike for mom and dad using their talents.

Heather said...

Darn and I wanted to seem young... but I also watched Captain Kangaroo. I have to be younger than you don't I? No fair being the same age and I only have preschool-aged kids.

If you come across the secret to getting the kids to listen to us parents, please let me know ASAP after the revelation.

Bugwit said...

I saw Ted Nugent in the front row. I SAID I SAW TED NUGENT IN THE FRONT ROW!!

Anonymous said...

That as great. Normally I find reading memes akin to watching paint dry, but not yours. Maybe because we have so much in common, are of the same generation or you are just plain funny. Don't care. I will just continue to enjoy.

Please explain "Ace in Bridge". Do you play Bridge? The best game in the whole world!

And David Cassidy rocked my world for 3 whole years in the 70's!

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

jennine - Thank you! That was a very nice thing to say. I have a few more Bill-isms stored up but most of them have been written now for the most part.

dad - I'm not sure I should be relying on my kids to buy me stuff. I mean, what did I ever buy you when I was rich and famous? Oh wait, that hasn't happened yet. Nevermind.

heather - Don't worry, I'm quite sure I'm older than you. Captain K was on the air a loooong time.

bugwit - Exactly. My Ted Nugent experience goes down in history as the single loudest thing I've ever been exposed to in my life. That was in the 70's and my ears are STILL ringing.

ashley - Aces on Bridge is a newspaper column that I used to read after I had read everything else in the paper. I used to think that if I read it enough times, it would begin to make sense to me. It never did.

Anonymous said...

Please rethink the stingray snorkeling. Croc Hunter tragedy aside, we went to stingray city in Grand Cayman and it was the coolest thing I've ever done. Stingrays really are very gentle, they are awesome.

I hope those omelets are being made with fake eggs.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

linda - No way. A perfect omelet can ONLY be made with perfect eggs! We only have them once every few weeks so I'm ok. But thanks for caring!

Waya said...

That was a great list! Now I know a bit more about you Jeff. Swim and height, my two phobias.