Dec. 15, 2004

Questions, Questions

Mary from my crazy life has answered these questions on her blog, the final question is - who else should fill it out? Seems I'm on the hook so here's my contribution...

Three names you go by:

  1. Ben
  2. Dad
  3. Osama Ben Lawson
Three screen names you have:
  1. benl
  2. blawson
  3. nobleswan (get a crossword puzzler to explain it)
Three things you like about yourself:
  1. I swim fast...
  2. My wit (egotistical thing to say about yourself).
  3. Being a good dad.
Three things you hate/dislike about yourself:
  1. The belly that hides my six pack. Death to carbs!
  2. Too easily distracted.
  3. Too quick with a smart remark.
Three parts of your heritage:
  1. Australian
  2. English
  3. Italian
Three things that scare you:
  1. Republicans. But they're also very funny.
  2. Being unable to protect my son.
  3. Wandering packs of ravenous wild animals.
Three of your everyday essentials:
  1. A walk in the sunshine.
  2. Music.
  3. Sex. Not meeting my quota on this one...
Three things you are wearing right now:
  1. Black Gap undershirt.
  2. Gray boxer-brief shorts.
  3. An attitude?
Three of your favorite bands/artists (at the moment):
  1. Elvis Costello
  2. Billy Talent
  3. John Mayer
Three of your favorite songs at present:
  1. Hallelujah – Rufus Wainwright’s cover of the Leonard Cohen song
  2. Close Your Eyes – James Taylor
  3. Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime – Beck
Three new things you want to try in the next 12 months:
  1. Run a triathlon.
  2. Pay off my debts.
  3. Get that divorce thing over with.
Three things you want in a relationship (love is a given):
  1. Passion
  2. Support
  3. Faithfulness (Love is not always a given...)
Two truths and a lie:
  1. I can eat a banana in five seconds.
  2. I been north of the North Pole.
  3. I have a piercing in a private place.
Three physical things about the opposite sex (or same) that appeal to you:
  1. A sparkle in their eyes.
  2. Intelligent conversation.
  3. A slim figure.
Three things you just can’t do:
  1. Be pushy.
  2. Hold a grudge.
  3. Ignore the truth.
Three of your favorite hobbies:
  1. Blogging (time for a new twelve step program?)
  2. Watching Formula One with my buddies.
  3. Dragging my son to his hockey games.
Three things you want to do really badly right now:
  1. Take a nap. Too many late late nights!
  2. Read a book instead of a newspaper.
  3. Clean my desk. I manage to fight off this urge every night.
Three careers you’re considering:
  1. Photography
  2. Geology (again)
  3. ‘Zactly what I’m doing now.
Three places you want to go on vacation:
  1. Australia
  2. Italy
  3. The Rockies
Three kids names: for either a boy or girl:
  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Anna
Three things you want to do before you die:
  1. Find someone to share my life with (insert muted sobbing sounds here...).
  2. See the Grand Canyon.
  3. See my son graduate from university.
Three people who have to take this quiz now:
  1. Retro Girl
  2. Chelle
  3. You!
Feel free to ask me about any of my answers. You may not get the details you want for some of them though... :-)

7 comments:

  1. I've been called out! LOL! Anything for you. :D

    Today. I'll do this today. After shopping.

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  2. I cracked up at "Osama Ben Lawson" - serious giggle fit.

    Is #3 on the things that scare you a constant thing, or does it come and go?

    I'm going with the banana is the lie because I know you've probably been the N. Pole and well, *blush* I think the last one is true.

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  3. You'll have to ask me in person to resolve the "two truths and a lie" question...

    I'm afraid of ravenous etc at all times. Last spring I was jolted awake at 4:00 AM by the sounds of sharp claws racing across my bedroom floorboards! But it was just my son's hamster on the loose... Be still my beating heart! Ask me nicely and I'll tell you a tragicomic hamster story.

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  4. Either that or watch you shove a banana in your mouth whole on webcam.

    Tragicomedy LOL I'd love to hear it.

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  5. I'm so not filling this out on my blog. I hate these things. But I don't mind taking up space here (sweet smile, eyelash flutter):

    Three names you go by:
    Chelle, Michelle, Shaila

    Three screen names you have:
    chelle, mp1, citychib

    Three things you like about yourself:
    I run fast, I have red hair, I land on my feet

    Three things you hate/dislike about yourself:
    lazy/unmotivated in my career
    commitmentphobe in relationships
    messy/disorganized

    Three parts of your heritage:
    Irish, French-Canadian, Ukrainian

    Three things that scare you:
    Republicans. Car racing fans. Rollercoasters.

    Three of your everyday essentials:
    cellphone, iPod, metrocard

    Three things you are wearing right now:
    velvet, suede, a diamond

    Three of your favorite bands/artists (at the moment):
    Kasey Chambers, Ryan Adams, Finn Brothers

    Three of your favorite songs at present:
    The Littlest Birds (Be Good Tanyas)
    Minor Incident (Badly Drawn Boy)
    Bad Time (Jayhawks)

    Three new things you want to try in the next 12 months:
    home improvement, the guitar, making soup

    Three things you want in a relationship (love is a given): companionship, quality sex, honesty

    Two truths and a lie:
    I've run 15 marathons
    I'm fluent in four languages
    I broke my foot on a tributary of the Mekong River
    and was nursed by friendly villagers who had never
    seen a person with red hair before

    Three physical things about the opposite sex (or same) that appeal to you: sarcasm, a fit bod, floppy hair

    Three things you just can’t do:
    juggle, make a "Taxi" whistle, sing(well)

    Three of your favorite hobbies:
    running, photography, sewing

    Three things you want to do really badly right now:
    nap. eat. quit my job.

    Three careers you’re considering:
    travel writing, photography, dressmaking

    Three places you want to go on vacation:
    Sharm el Sheik, Mongolia, India

    Three kids names: for either a boy or girl:
    Andrew, Zachary, Cloe

    Three things you want to do before you die:
    learn to play the guitar
    break 3 hours in the marathon
    make a big(positive)difference in people's lives

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  6. im new to this whole blog thing but i read the story about the hamster i had a hamster that liked to escape too and oddly enough his name was Hodini. I thought that was a little daja vu ish thanks brought back some good memories

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  7. im new to this whole blog thing but i read the story about the hamster i had a hamster that liked to escape too and oddly enough his name was Hodini. I thought that was a little daja vu ish thanks brought back some good memories

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