I kinda like memes. I found this one over at Mary's.

Name three books (couldn't do just 3) that have truly shaken your worldview.(I'm not sure about this worldview thing, but they did shake me).
Fail Safe and Peyton Place - Grammer school -7th/8th Grade.
Cat's cradle by Kurt Vonnegut,Stranger in a strange land and Farnheims Freehold (my science fiction stage-High School and college)
Anything by Herman Hesse or Camus (college)
Anything by Anais Nin (post hippie/bohemian stage)

Prince of Tides (I'm not sure why, I just really loved this book. Hopeless romantic syndrome i guess.
Writing Down the Bones - Natalie Goldberg. Interestingly this was one of Mary's pics. No coincidences.

- Name three movies that make you wish you'd written the script.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Gone with the wind
Shawshank Redemption
(Some Foreign films of which i've forgotten the titles. )

- Name three things you like about yourself.
Sense of humor - wit.
- Name three careers you think you might have been good at.
Lounge lizard (piano player) ,stand up comic/comedy writer

- Name three things you say to yourself all the time.
Where'd I park the damn car?
I'm an idiot.
G-d help me.
(And- Stop reading blogs and go to bed.(again, like Mary).

- Name three things that you know now that you didn't know three years ago.
That you could still know someone after more than 30 years.
That I would meet new friends online.
That I would start trying to write again.(Lastly, like Mary, again).

And you know the drill.. anyone feel like doing this one, just let us know.


Amishlaw said...

Very interesting. I do need to read Anais Nin before I get to old for it to matter. I really liked "Prince of Tides," too, although, generally, I like everything Pat Conroy has written -- "The Great Santini," "The Lords of Discipline" and "The Water is Wide." I really like "Shawshank Redemption." Someone asked me yesterday what I thought of "Gone With The Wind." It has been so long since I saw it, I couldn't really remember. I think I liked it. Nice meme, but I'm not going to do it because I don't want to have to tell what I like and about myself. Basic shyness.

rdl said...

A-law: I thought you were a Leo? a shy one i guess. But i liked the meme you did on yr. site.

Amishlaw said...

I'm a shy Leo, although most people couldn't tell. I can pump myself up to meet the public, but when I do what I really want to do, I would rather be by myself.

Patry Francis said...

The word verification on the last blog I read was ztime. I think it was the universe's way of saying "stop reading blogs and go to bed!"

Jona said...

That was interesting, and I too claim to be an idiot way too often ;o)

Mary said...

Aha - I'm glad you picked this up, Rdl. And I had a feeling we have a fair number of things in common ....

Peyton Place shook me to the core. So daring!!!

Shawshank: Yes, I want to get it on DVD so I can watch it whenever I want.

Really enjoyed reading this ...

Jess said...

You know, I remember reading Fail Safe. I wouldn't have thought of it in this context, but now that you've mentioned it, I can't help but wonder how that one may have shaped my views on things like nuclear power--the idea that in the most foolproof of plans, deadly mistakes can be made. That was a great answer to this question!