Sunday, September 04, 2005

Crispy Memes

To take the place of your normally scheduled Monday post.

A lifetime:
should be chock full of fun experiences.

5 years ago:
I had just come back from a summer in Shanghai teaching English. Had already performed my earth shaking switch to music but had yet to decide whether conducting or music theory was for me. Either way, onwards to my junior year!

1 year ago:
In Shanghai again, eating. "The Car" had been acquired. Also resolved the earlier issue of what to study. Music theory it was, and is!

Woke up late. Conversed with friends. Went downtown by the scenic route and picked up some sunglasses on the way there. Browsed the shops downtown and saw a $41 set of 3 stainless steel mixing bowls by Rosle. Gorrrrrrrrgeous and called up two friends to get them to talk me into or out of buying the set. Decided to keep walking and sit at a coffee shop first. Read a bit of A History of God, conversed with friends online, and organize some pictures. Got peckish around 6pm so swung by Sur La Table and picked up that set of mixing bowls because I am so weak! Reparked the car and came back to the main drag to Palazzio to get some dinner. The same book, some great dinner rolls smothered with butter and garlic, a 4 pound bowl (tub?) of Fusili "Ooga Ooga", and a glass of Toasted Head cabernet sauvignon took up an hour and then some. Got some more rolls and a bit more than 3 pounds of the Fusili to go. Back home to admire my mixing bowls and then back out to a local bar for some drinks with friends. Back home around 1AM and more conversation online. Fell asleep to Couping Season 3 episode 1.

I will not labor. Most likely I will think and obsess about the new apartment and get very little done. A day of rest. A day of worrying.

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Pork chops
2. Dim Sum
3. Ferrero Rocher
4. I don't really snack
5. Dinner

5 songs I know the words to:
1. "Christe Eleison" from Mass in B Minor
2. "Et in spiritum sanctum" from Mass in B Minor
3. "Qui tollis peccata mundi" from Mass in B Minor
4. 为什么你背着我爱别人
5. "Rejoice o daughter of Zion" from The Messiah

Though most of those don't exactly take a lot of effort to memorize the words. I mean, once you know one christe eleison, you know them all! Har har har. Shoot me now.

5 things I would do with $100,000,000:
1. Buy a Steinway D 9' Concert grand and a house/concert hall to match.
2. Start a music theory program/support an existing music theory program.
3. Be generous to relatives and friends.
4. Invest and establish funds for benefit of posterity.
5. Cars (racing), Kitchenware, Scotch, Wine, Travel, Dining, and extreme sports.

5 locations I'd like to run away to:
1. The town where any one of my friends lives.
2. The city of Shanghai.
3. The country of Europe.
4. The satellite of Earth.
5. The planet of the Apes.

5 bad habits I have:
1. Laziness

5 things I like doing:
1. Playing the piano
2. Driving a sports car
3. Eating and drinking with my relatives
4. Conversing with friend
5. And I guess studying music theory

5 things I would never wear:
1. Miniskirts - don't have the legs for them
2. Mumus - don't have the baby for them
3. Mohawks - don't have the attitude for them
4. Mobile Phones - don't have the stomach for them
5. Manties - don't have the lack of dignity for them

5 TV shows that I like:
1. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
2. Coupling
3. Freakazoid
4. Family Guy
5. Iron Chef

5 famous people I'd like to meet:
1. Stephen Hawking
2. Frederic Chopin
3. J.S. Bach
4. Francis Bacon
5. Your mom

Nobody said anything about time travel, or not. I want to meet those people.

5 biggest joys at the moment:
1. M Roadster
2. New apartment
3. Friends
4. Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
5. Knowing what I want my career to be

5 favourite toys:
1. M Roadster
2. Digital Camera
3. Friends
4. Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (OK, more generally the Kitchen)
5. Music

5 people to tag:
Waht price should I put on the tag?

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