Thursday, January 25, 2007

Pianists are funny

Evan "tagged" me with some sort of chain blog thing. It involves answering the following questions and then passing it on to three other blogs. I don't recall there being any sort of catastrophe or punishment inflicted upon me if I just ignore this, but hey, I've got nothing better to do. Well, I could always use more sleep....Naaaah!!

Three people/things that make me laugh:
Sarah Silverman's new ad, where a group of people are out at a restaurant and someone farts, then they all laugh and take turns farting, except silverman who tries, only to reveal "I pooped". Gets me every time. Um....knowing there are people who call themselves 'Pianists' instead of piano players. Louis CK's Shameless special totally killed me. I literally died choking on a Spicy tuna roll during it.

Three things that scare me: Shopping at Borders and ABBA starts playing over the loud speaker, memory loss, and ....

Three things I love:
My family & friends, Bingos in SCRABBLE, walking down Michigan Avenue and seeing the 'Adventures in Babysitting' Building. (It's actually called the 'stone container building', which I sometimes call the 'box cutter building', or the 'box container' building, all of which are fine)

Three things I hate:
ABBA, traffic, alarm clocks

Three things I don’t understand:
The stock market, flavored water, and why I like broadway musicals but don't usually like other people who like broadway musicals.

Three things on my desk:
A pad of graph paper where I am secretly practicing writing in Devanagari script (Hindi), A wind-up Jay Jay the Jet Plane, and crumbs from God knows what.

Three things I want to do before I die:
Work at Pixar, or at the very least take a tour of Pixar and chain myself to John Lasseter. Be called a 'Pianist' for the right reasons, ie play the piano like a pro and not just a mispronunciation of 'penis'. And finally finish Diablo 2 for cryin' out loud.

Three things I can do:
Make the best devilled eggs EVER, juggle random objects (preferably not sharp), and recite the entire Willy Wonka screenplay from memory.

Three things I would like to learn:
I am constantly trying to learn other languages. So far I have studied Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and most recently Hindi and all I have to show for it is the ability to count to twenty in 6 languages. Je suis le maird. Still on that piano learnin' fix, so that would be good. And maybe some time management/focusing skills would be a good idea to learn, seeing as how I'm writing this at 4:30 in the morning.

Three favorite foods:
Spicy tuna rolls, but only once every few weeks, because once I have it I usually say something like "I dont want to eat this ever again", but usually end up having it again in a few weeks. Maybe that should be in things I don't understand. Hmmm. Let's see...Oh Yeah! An aged filet mignon with bernaise sauce. Or is it bearnaise? I don't care, it'll give me the padoodles either way. And last but not least, Chicken Brian from Carrabas. Need to take the Metra to the suburbs for that. I'll be right back...

Three beverages I drink regularly:
I dropped a rare coin at the bottom of a Coca-Cola can. I swear, that's the only reason I drink the stuff. I can quit any time. No problem, really. I quit all the time. GET OFF MY BACK!!! Um...oh yeah, gallons of water. And chocolate milk in any form, including NesQuik powder with skim milk (formerly Quik until some marketing major wanted to punch up the Nestle "branding strategy"), those 'Milk-chug' things, Yoohoo, or the leftover chocolate sludge at the bottom of a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles.

Three TV shows/Books I watched/read as a kid:
The Electric Company "HEY YOU GUYS!!", 3-2-1 contact "The Bloodhound Gang" and The Great Space Coaster "No Gnews is good Gnews with Gary Gnu" all melded together. Saw the movie "Watership Down" and peed my pants when Fivel starts tripping out screaming "The with blood!" Definitely traumatizing. I think I liked the Gummy Bears for some reason. "Bouncing here and there and everywhere". I liked crappy Saturday morning cartoons based on video games. Remember Pac Man, or Dragon's Lair? They both had weekly series that I was addicted to. Holy crap, that's way more than three and I barely scratched the surface.

Three blogs I will "tag" and have them hate me:
I'm going to tag Photomom Strikes Again, A Year of Working, and Cardhouse.


At 1/26/07, 3:03 PM, Blogger Arnie said...

Right there with you on the new Louis C.K. special. Hilarious.

BUT... I do like ABBA. So you like musicals but not ABBA. Interesting.

At 1/27/07, 2:29 AM, Blogger Innisanimate said...

I really only like musicals because I am an animation nut, and most animated features from my formative years were based on the broadway musical format. So when I listen to Sweeney Todd, I pretend I'm going to animate it and act out the parts as it's being sung. Oh yeah, and because I'm a dork.

Now as for why I don't like ABBA, I totally blame my parents. Apparently they played it nonstop when I was a child. So now I subconsciously know all the lyrics, and it creeps me out.

At 4/26/07, 9:02 PM, Blogger crabbydad said...

Dave, I think you've got one more post in ya. C'mon... you can do it!


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