Friday, January 13, 2006

Let's go outside

Yesterday Gary tagged me for the list of seven after publishing his own. Well, here's mine:

Seven things to do before I die:
1. Be world’s best daddy alive
2. Get a PhD and write a book
3. Run and finish the New York marathon
4. Play in a movie
5. Buy a round-the-world air ticket, a rucksack, and elope for a few years
6. Travel through space
7. Make the world a better place and become enlightened

Seven things I can’t do:
1. Visit the centre of a black hole
2. Turn into a fly and go eavesdropping on my neighbours
3. Be a celebrated male fashion model
4. Discover the final unifying theory of everything
5. Remember birthday dates
6. Become a Muslim fundamentalist
7. Stop acting like an idiot savant from time to time

Seven things that attract me to blogging:
1. improving my lousy English vocabulary
2. Meeting interesting people
3. Cold-shoulder non interesting people
4. Filling the last hour I had left a day
5. Learn on subjects I care for
6. Express my amateurish creative talent
7. Having fun

Seven things I say most often:
1. I think..
2. Why is that?
3. Can you give me an example?
4. ..hmm, sure..
5. To my opinion..
6. I guess you could see it like that but..
7. ..did I say that??

Seven books that I loved in 2005, in no particular order
1. Science and the Akashic Field : An Integral Theory of Everything by Ervin Laslo
The universe and A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking
Tibetan book of living and dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson
Faust by Johan Wolfgang Goethe
Being And Nothingness by Jean Paul Sartre
All books by the Dalai Lama

Seven movies I watched more than once
1. All collector boxes of Star Trek
2. La vita e bella
3. All Lord of the ring movies
4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
5. The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather, Part II (1974)
6. Psycho (1960)
7. Some mature movies about biology in general and procreation to be more specific..

Story goes that I tag three other people now. I hereby kindly ask Lindsay, Tina and Worried American to get their sevens out of the closet. Thank you for your time and thoughts :-)


Blogger formerly known as JBlue said...

I like your taste in movies (esp. Star Trek and Lord of the Rings. Esp. Lord of the Rings!).

I think your English is progressing amazingly, to be honest!

Callooh said...

does it have to be the things you've listed??

Lindsay Lobe said...


My 7 ups posted now.

Reading yours I would say there's a common thread to my interests the way I love the opera by Faust and some of those books you read sound appealing.

How about a posting or 2 on them !

Tina said...

Hey Dimitri... I'm working on the tag listings.... I have to mull these things over a bit... but I promise it will be up at Fuzzy and Blue asap.

Gary said...

Hmmm, Pscho and the Dalai Lama in the same lists of 7. You're an interesting man! You consider 'make the world a better place and become enlightened' one thing - that's interesting too. Good plan!

Elizabeth Green said...

I love the Star Trek movies. I will watch them over & over.

DA said...

Thx Julian, that's very kind..

I suppose not Callooh, it's one big anarchy over here in blogsville :-)

It is nice to share interests indeed Lindsay. That's one of the great things of blogging. I will take up the posting on two books!

Great Tina, I am curious!!

The good and the evil united in one person as if it were the same Gary :-) I have to say they both appeal to me more than the part in the middle..

Startrek is my absolute no.1 Elizabeth. I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms as it is off the cable in Holland at the moment :-((

JEFM said...

That's a pretty cool "to-do" list Dimitri.

You can do it man!


Tina said...

My list is complete, Dimitri... :)

Worried said...

Dimitri, I'll have to cogitate a bit on a couple of those; some I can ratle off without thinking.
Great to see some fellow Star Trek fans. I can come out of the closet now; it will no longer be my secret vice. Husband and some friends used to snort in derision. I told husband he liked horse operas; I liked space operas. To my uninitiate friends I compared it to Aesop's fables: each story had a moral. Roddenberry was ahead of his time. My friend Bob taught cinema as literature at the University and he agreed with me (so there! you sneering snobs!) OK, on to the list of 7s.