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Kobayashi Maru tagged me with the 7X7 Meme which I am now answering and passing along to unfortunate blogging victims. The Meme goes like so:

1. Seven things to do before I die
2. Seven things I cannot do
3. Seven things that attract me to (…)
4. Seven things I say most often
5. Seven books (or series) that I love
6. Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would if I had time)
7. Seven people I want to join in, too.

Here I go:

Seven Things To Do Before I Die:

Publish a great book ( or two)
Explore Australia and New Zealand
Learn Kendo
Finish the doctorate
Visit Tibet and Bhutan
Test myself to the physical limit and prevail
Raise my children to be more than their father

Seven Things I Cannot Do:

Feign the slightest interest in major league baseball
Refrain from mocking my co-workers
Stay organized
Watch most television programs
Pretend that evil and small-minded people are not what they are
Enjoy casserole
Ask for help

Seven Things That Attract Me to…Conversing With Other Smart People

The chance to learn something new
I seldom need to explain my jokes
Chances are, given enough time, they will reveal something wacky about themselves
To measure myself against them
Comfort Zone
They actually read books
It energizes me

Seven Things I Say Most Often

” Dude”
” counterintuitive”
” Perhaps”
” Before it breaks bad…”
” Domain”
” Time to post up”
” Quite an icebreaker”

Seven Books That I Love

The Prince
The Lord of The Rings
The Gulag Archipelago

One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich
Atlas Shrugged
The Art of War

Seven Movies That I Watch Over and Over Again:

The Matrix
12 Angry Men
Lord of The Rings
Rebel Without a Cause

Seven People I Want To Join In Too

Dr. Von
Dave Schuler
TM Lutas
Seven Inches of Sense

8 Responses to “”

  1. chirol Says:

    Although I appreciate linking everyone to us, I should point you you forgot to close your link tag after “Curzon”

  2. mark Says:

    Whoops !

    Thank you Chirol !

  3. mark Says:


  4. phil Says:

    Seven movies I watch over and over:

    The Sting, Casablanca, Bull Durham, Point Break, Apocalypse Now, Almost Famous, Fawlty Towers (not a movie but better that most movies).

    Seven books that I love:

    The Hero and the Blues, Albert Murray
    Blue Devils of Nada, Albert Murray
    The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell
    Dispatches, Michael Herr
    Collected Fictions, Jorge Luis Borges

  5. mark Says:

    “BASIL !”…the genius of John Cleese

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Gaaaak! And here I was thinking that I have at least 300 posts today…


  7. Dave Schuler Says:

    I don’t get tagged for these things very often. I tend to agonize unnecessarily over them so it will take a little time.

  8. Dave Schuler Says:

    I have completed the exercise.

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