Sunday, March 16, 2008

Crazy 8's meme...

I was tagged by Miss Alex with the Crazy 8's meme. This is my attempt.

8 Things I’m Passionate About –

1. Family.
2. Learning.
3. Fairness.
4. Laughter, Passion & Fun.
5. Intimacy.
6. Passionate Kisses.
7. Electronics.
8. Empathy.
9. Thinking.
10. Understanding Systems & Detail to the nth degree and beyond...
11. The universal Why?
12. Lovely Biscuits, Milk & Bananas.
13 Garthamlock Hospital.

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die –

0. Smile & Laugh...
1. Be Happy.
2. Travel More.
3. Tidy Up the 34 dimensions that have been tainted by my existence.
4. Finish the Decorating I started in 1976.
5. Relax.
6. Finish all the projects that I have ongoing. (see #4)
7. Do something useful.
8. Finish this meme and the name-game meme set by Chris.

8 Things I Say Often –

I usually speak in acronym.
SP - used as an exclamation of delight! SP = Su-perb.
CLV - normally follows a sigh. CLV = C'est la vie. (Or, when in science mode = Constant Linear Velocity)
All OTP - used to describe drivers road usage. OTP = Over the place.
SAD - used as a superlative to SP. SAD = Super Ally Dooper!
EOD - normally used to end a discussion where I have lost the argument, but can't admit it. EOD = End of discussion. (Or, when in geek mode, I use EOF = End of file, or EOT = End of transmission.)
LRC - normally used to describe traffic congestion. LRC = Left, Right & Centre.
FOAD - usually SHOUTED IN FRUSTRATION. Sometimes varies as BOAD.
AIG - normally used with 'I need to get my'; so I can listen to my Eagles vinyl when I convert it to MP3. AIG = Arse in Gear.

Also, I often use the words Quadrac and Transductor, go figure...

8 Books I’ve Read Recently –

I like to do most of my reading during summer vacation. Some of the pile of books purchased and queued for reading are:

Made in China by Donald N. Sull ISBN 1-59139-715-4
The Humane Interface by Jef Raskin ISBN 0-201-37937-6
RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri ISBN 0-13-185137-3
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads by Richard Webber, Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais ISBN 0-75281-815-5
Rodney Bewes Autobiography ISBN 0-7126-6992-2
iWoz by Steve Wozniak ISBN 0-7553-1406-9
Eric Sykes Autobiography ISBN 0-00-717784-4
On The Edge by Brian Bagnall ISBN 0-9738649-0-7

8 Songs I Do Listen to Over and Over –

Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold.
Elkie Brooks - Maybe I'm Amazed.
George Martin - Friends & Lovers.
George Martin - Because. *
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Come Up and See Me, Make Meme Smile.
Pink Floyd – The Great Gig in the Sky.
The Alan Parson's Project - A Dream Within A Dream.
Deacon Blue - Dignity.
Barbra Streisand - Make It Like a Memeory.
Helen Reddy - Angie Baby.
Paul Williams - Where Do I Go From here.
John Miles - Rebel.
Bert Jansch - A Windy Day.
Christopher Franke - Lontano Mystery.

* Two for one offer on George Martin Today!
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8 Things That Attract Meme to My Best Friends-

All my friends got married.
Some of my friends wives got captured by my spell.
Now, I've got no friends.
Infidelity always ends in disaster.

8 People I Think Should Do Crazy 8’s

To be decided...offers accepted.


Blogger Nobody™ said...


I might do this one.

I read iWoz. He seems like an arrogant prick.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Nobody™, SP! Okay, I look forward to your version. I may read that first then.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Nobody™ said...

I missed that the books were queued to be read. I also missed "On the Edge" in your list. I bought that one at the same time as iWoz. I adored my 64 ;-)

On the Edge wasn't well written, but was a fascinating read! I had never heard of Chuck Peddle before I heard about this book, but I sure know who he is now! Jack Tramiel was a prick.

I have a C64 on the shelf that I keep meaning to get out. I wish I still had the 1541 floppy and the boxes and boxes of discs... I guess there's always emulation, too. I haven't tried any X86 based C64 emulators in over a decade.

I'll go do the meme now...

8:58 PM  
Blogger Julia Smith said...

'Tidy Up the 34 dimensions that have been tainted by my existence' - I can't even manage to tidy up our two-bedroom apartment.

Thanks for listing those acronyms. I'm never very good at figuring them out just by looking at the letters. And when I say 'never very good' I mean I never get them.

'The Humane Interface by Jef Raskin' - you'll have to let me know how this book is, because if I tried to read it myself I'd have to be hospitalized for a psychotic break.

Very fun meme. I'll be doing this tomorrow.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Nobody™, I could never get into emulators. They are functionally okay, but I get just as much pleasure from the laying on of hands on these devices, and trying to work out why the boards are laid out the way they are. I have even been known to count the vias!

Julia, Thank You. I'll pop over and check your version out.

9:25 PM  

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