Thursday, 27 August 2009

Ten things - an experiment


First off, there is a video on the Youtube page now. I thought I'd mention it because otherwise I'm not sure anyone would notice. :|


Remember those Facebook notes "25 things about me" where everyone was being tagged? That whole ordeal? It was fun while it lasted, but it blossomed into those stupid picture things and more notes (100 things? are you serious?) and eventually got really old. Now, to the best of my knowledge, that all has died down.

But I wanted to try my own thing - ten things, all rather personal and none false, nothing I wouldn't want anyone to know, and nothing I'm particularly ashamed of. This is "an experiment" because knowing the nature of most people out there, I'm not sure how or if such a concept will catch on.

There're actually sixty things here (sixty bullet points) in groups of ten under a general heading; I made the format myself so it's basically styled after how I think (linear, big-picture, single-track). I was originally considering just posting one group at a time, but decided I'd rather post the whole thing at once and then do more "ten things lists" on later dates, just because the below six lists all have a bit in common. goes. Comments welcome.


Ten things you probably didn't know about me:

I am allergic to grass.
I play seven musical instruments.
I am a neat freak, but don't mind crowded spaces.
I have failed my driver's license test twice.
I used dial-up internet until two years ago.
Most of my friends aren't straight.
The first time I was out of the country was June 2009.
I like kreteks.
I've had the same phone for three years. It's 100% functional.
I'm somewhat agoraphobic, and prefer small rooms.

Ten things about my lifestyle, beliefs, and/or morals:

I don't party.
There is no God.
I never, ever drink alcohol.
Abstinence is the best contraceptive.
Your clothes don't make you cool.
Mainstream pop and rap are horrible influences on kids.
Sex is the highest form of human interaction, not a matter to be taken lightly; it is exploited, not valued, by society.
Caffeine and Adderall go great together. But sugar kinda sucks.
Forcing your tastes in cultural matters onto others is a sign of immaturity and insecurity.
Knowing yourself is more important than knowing others.

Ten things I think and/or believe that others don't:

Breakfast is important!
Body rhythms DO change with age, naturally.
Global warming isn't human-induced.
Smoking weed causes lung cancer and heightens the risk of mental illness significantly.
Religion is a business just like any other.
Apple vs. Windows arguments are stupid.
The government has no business in our personal lives.
People are frequently happier alone.
If a mental/physical condition can be treated with medication, there is no excuse not to.
Alcohol ought to be regulated as strictly as firearms.

Ten things that people don't like about me:

I'm very open about my beliefs.
The music I listen to is way different than theirs.
It's sometimes hard to earn my respect (I admit it...)
I'm not afraid to speak my mind, even if it offends people. Suck it up.
I dress differently than they do.
I don't see grades in school as a vital means of judging academic potential and ability.
I always read into a situation or action - sometimes a bit too much.
I'm not straight.
I have no tolerance for naïve or ignorant people, and assault them with logic ad nauseam.
I use words longer than three syllables that aren't found in a sixth-grade vocab book.

Ten weaknesses of mine:

I lose my temper at stupid or ignorant people.
Motion sickness.
I don't deal with strong emotion very well.
Personal attacks make me flip out aggressively.
I'm over-modest and avoid performing or showing off my talents.
I'm terrible at abstract reasoning unless it's perception-based.
I don't relate well to people my age.
I'm terribly out of shape.
I talk about my flaws too much.

Ten things I want to do with my life:

Go to a good college and hold a job at the same time.
Become totally fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Publish something.
Release an album of original music.
Live overseas for a period of time.
Find a profession I thoroughly love.
Live past 50.
Achieve financial security.
Never break up, separate, or divorce.
Have a kid who won't turn out like me.



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