Wednesday, March 22, 2006


I got tagged by Marysienka. :) I'm supposed to list six weird facts about me. That is a tough question for me; I'm so very normal. I'll list what I can.

1) Degrassi, I love everything Degrassi. 'Kids of Degrassi Street', 'Degrassi Junior High', 'Degrassi High', 'Degrassi:TNG'; I love them all. That is weird.

2) Comic books. I have too many, and spend too much pre-exam time reading them.

3) Textbooks. In the case of textbooks, I buy them, but never read them. Well, I read a third of them, I guess. The rest just sit there and say, "Hi, I was a waste of good money."

4) Similarly, I have a collection of musical instruments. Three guitars, one bass, a nice electronic Yamaha piano, and a violin. No, I can't play any of them. Actually, now that I think about it, I left the violin and one guitar out east, since it was a bit silly to lug them around. I regret not buying an electric saz last summer, though. That would have been cool. Next chance I get, I will buy one.

5) I have a weird obsession with languages and orthography, despite having no ability to learn them. On my shelf are textbooks for German, Hindi, Inuktitut, Korean, Lakota, Latin, Manchu, Mandarin, Mongolian, Swahili, Turkish, Tuvan, and Uyghur. Of all those languages, I only have skillz in two of them, and those are very basic skillz. I should probably get a Persian or Arabic text next, or perhaps something closer to home, like Blackfoot.

6) I guess that I hate furniture. That's abnormal. When I grow up, I want to minimize the amount of furniture I own. Unfortunately, peer pressure is strong, when it comes to furniture.

So, who should I tag in return? Hmm.


Marysienka said...

How come you've got all those instruments and can't play any of them?? I am so jealous. I wish I had instruments here, I miss playing music :o/

Anna said...

a yamaha electric piano? is it that gorgeous black one with touch sensitive keys, transposing function and stuff to link to your pc? i lust after that piano. what a crime not to play it.

i'm into collecting wierd and wonderful intruments. i have a tin whistle, a bodran, a didgeridoo, finger cymbals, a goat skin drum, a small ceramic whistly thing i can't remember what the name of is and various other legitimate instruments . one day i'm going string them all together and become a one man band. just like dick van dyke in mary poppins.

Bil The Man said...

6 weird things and that is the best list you can come up with! Man, I should do a six weird facts about Ulu. In fact, here goes (random order).

1) Degrassi (that is weird), Friends, lots of pointless serial television.

2) Obsessed with Asian cinema.

3) Able to eat anything once mind is set including, but not limited to, very old leftovers, extremely sweet deserts, and cookies that smell like gasoline.

4) Committed to hobbies for about 2 to 3 weeks such as instruments and languages.

5) Musical tastes appear to range from cats crying (see Yoko Ono) to albums by mediocre musicians who played with musicians he likes (ie Patti Scialfa).

6) Insists on spending all of his money on everyone else. Especially counts if you aren't nice to him.

Ulu is one of my favorite people. He drove my parents through the Slovak Republic just because they wanted a stamp on there passport. You can't beat a friend like that. He's also really smart, don't let his weirdness fool you. Too bad he's decided to try medicine....

Tall Medstudent said...

I had a lot of disposable income for a few years. :) Now, I have no income, and the money is tight, but it's hard to stop spending once you've started. I have been holding back, though.

Yep, that's the Yamaha, basically. Mine is a few yearss old, so it's the something-100 model, iirc. It's a bit worse for wear from the last move, though.

If I reveal all my weirdness at once, what's left to discover about me in the future? Anyways, after Ribonucleicacids ribbed me about spending all my time in meds on entertainment, I have only reported 3% of the movies I've watched. :) Last week was another two Seijun Suzuki movies, 'Izo' by Takashi Miike, and a couple of totally crap movies... oh, there was a good Korean movie in the mix there, too. '3-Iron'; it was big in ─░stanbul last spring...