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05 December 2003 @ 11:21 am
Polluting your friends page with random facts about myself  
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE ME
1. Election 2004
2. Tommies
3. Killer Bees (I bet you FORGOT about them, didn'cha?)

THREE THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND
1. Fundamentalists
2. Women
3. "Compassionate" Conservatives

THREE THINGS I AM WEARING RIGHT NOW
1. My shitty K-Mart watch, that pulls at my arm hair and tells the day in Spanish
2. My bad-ass glasses, with all the bells and whistles (quite figuratively)
3. A plaid work shirt that says "Hi. I work in software, and have low self-esteem. You will love me, yes?"

THREE THINGS ON MY DESK
1. The coolest pencil sharpener ever.
2. A Dell Optiplex workstation, about 3 times more powerful than I need.
3. A Psyduck clay figurine that my brother Pat made me.

THREE THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE
1. Teach at Macalester
2. Write a book in each of the areas of life I love
3. Finish off that whole "Curse Thing"

THREE GOOD WAYS TO DESCRIBE MY PERSONALITY
1. XNTX (The straight-edge NT personality group)
2. A good listener (usually)
3. Actively a kind person

THREE BAD THINGS ABOUT MY PERSONALITY
1. I have fits of "Must . . . Control . . . World . . ."
2. Detail-Oriented/Abstraction-Oriented at the same time
3. Often more willing to please others than take a stand

THREE PARTS OF MY HERITAGE
1. German (Kraut)
2. Swedish (Skok)
3. Norwegian (Also Skok)

THREE THINGS I LIKE ABOUT MY BODY
1. That sensory input/cognitive processing thing
2. I think I have nice eyes
3. My latent dexterity / Opposable thumbs means I can use tools

THREE THINGS I DON'T LIKE ABOUT MY BODY
1. Its size
2. Its refusal to bend unquestioningly to my will
3. The stomach that refuses to process food correctly, day in, day out

THREE THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME
1. I was nationally ranked in the FBLA "Intro to Business Communication" event
2. I sing rather well, and I play the guitar and the clarinet
3. I still donate money to Greenpeace

THREE THINGS I SAY THE MOST
You tell me what I say the most - I don't think I'm qualified to say.

THREE PLACES I WANT TO GO
1. Germany
2. Japan
3. Graduate School

THREE NAMES THAT I GO BY
1. Doc (by friends who know me well, and on-line acquiantances)
2. Nick (by friends in real life who know me fairly well, and Anne, who would call me Doc, but doesn't)
3. Nicolas (without an h, without a k, and only at work or from my Mom)

THREE SCREEN NAMES I HAVE HAD
1. Discoflamingo (13)
2. DrScheme
3. Johnny Panic
 
 
 
masui on December 6th, 2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
I was nationally ranked in the FBLA "Intro to Business Communication" event


What's that all about?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 7th, 2003 01:58 am (UTC)
It's the Junior Grammar Nazi event for Future Business Leaders of America. I only joined because it was the only other non-athletic extra-curricular my school offered that I wasn't already involved in. It was a multiple choice test on rules of grammar, style, usage, spelling, and so forth. I scored second at regional and state, and I went to nationals in Washington, D.C., where I scored 8th.

I try to not make a big deal about it, unless an English major gets snooty and tells me that a math major has no business correcting their grammar. Then I get to whip out the meritocracy cock and start swinging.