Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Threes Meme

I'm procrastinating. There are two things I should do over writing this blog.

Thing one is complete my tutorial paper for school. It's due Wednesday and I've done most of the preparation work - but it's on facing the blank page.

The second thing I should do is go for a swim. I'm sitting on the balcony of my hotel looking over the pool. I can hear the waves. I'm wondering if the pool is heated. The beach may be a little calmer than it was yesterday - I went for my first swim in the ocean in years last night. I found that the experience left me longing for the calm, placid waters of St Vincent's Gulf near my home. Adelaide, you have some of the best beaches in the world. Yesterday's beach was just a little grotty for my liking.

Anyway, here is Sunday Stealing's stolen effort for this week.

Three things.

1) Three things that scare me

The extreme right wing that's overtaken our Liberal Party
Australia's current trend of ignoring anything scientific or not lead by ideology
Compacted crowds

2) Three people who make me laugh

Shaun Micallef
Ross Noble
Tony Abbott (laughing at his delusions)

3) Three things I love

Maow Maow
Ice cream

4) Three things I hate (okay, dislike intensely)

Extreme right wing politics
Huntsman spiders

5) Three things I don't understand

Extreme right wing politics
Why Christopher Pyne is hell bent on turning the Australian education system into an American one, especially when we have one which is fair and affordable and doesn't leave you bankrupt or paying bills for the rest of your life
Why people can't have faith and understand that science has a place as well

6) Three things on my desk

Hair ties
Wrap bracelets

7) Things I want to do before I die

Get married
Have a consistent body mass index of under 30
Live in Europe for at least a year

8) Three things I'm doing right now

Watching Downton Abbey
Writing a tute paper for uni
Writing this...

9) Three things I can do

Quote Machiavelli in a tute paper about the bank page
Make great chocolate cake
Drive a tractor

10) Three things I can't do

Confidently swim in the sea
Confidently tell my left from right (ambidextrous - it's a nightmare - does it matter?)

11) Three things you should listen to: 

Philip Glass's Koyanissqansi serie
The Pogues "Rum, Sodomy and the Lash"
The sound of the sea

12) Three things you should never listen to

Christopher Pyne
Tony Abbott
Joe Hockey (and any other neo-conservative, Tea Party-like arsehole)

13) Three things I'd like to learn

How to do butterfly stroke
The piano

14) Three favorite foods

Ice cream
Roast lamb
Any berries

15) Three beverages I drink regularly

Decaffeinated coffee
Gin and Tonics

16) Three shows I watched as a kid

Hogan's Heroes


Jackie K said...

This is a good one. I may steal it myself. Anyway you're not procrastinating, you're percolating ideas :)

Kwizgiver said...

Oh, another three great television shows--that was the hardest question for me this week!

CountryDew said...

The global influx of right wing extremism is interesting to me. It's almost like earth flew through an asteroid belt and too many people inhaled some bad dust.

Zippi Kit said...

Thanks for bringing this up. I do not like the radical right turn in politics going on either. It just caused a lot of people to run screaming to the left of center.

I love what Country Dew said. Lol...

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

I think I might steal this too.

I doubt Tony Abbott will feature in my answers - David Cameron might though.