September 29, 2005

Oh, aren’t YOU the lucky one!



Because it’s THURSDAY, and that can mean but one thing! Okay, two. But the one we’re most interested in is that it means that it’s once again time for America’s favorite blogparlor game, The Axis of Weevil Thursday Three! YIPPPEEEE!

Yeah, I know--exciting times, eh?

But just wait until you get a load of these questions--

Today’s topic--SELF IMPROVEMENT!

1) What one language would you most like to learn to speak, or at least understand?

2) What one skill would you most like to learn?

3) What one character flaw would you most like to rid yourself of?

As always, the way to play the game is to either answer the questions down in the comments OR if you have one of those fancy “web logs” (or “blogs,” as the kids call them) write your answers there and leave a link in the comments. Obviously, anyone can play, unless you’re completely perfect. Like me.

As for my answers…

#1--Aside from English, I would really like to know ancient Greek. I know a few words, but aside from that, and knowing the alphabet, it’s like it’s a whole other language or something. Bible study would be more informative, that’s for sure. I have thought about doing some of the online courses, and still might. They do tend to cut into valuable blogging time, however.

#2--I wish I knew more about automotive electrical stuff. I would really like to be able to understand how to wire up radios and accessories and fix electrical stuff. I have a good grasp of mechanical things, because I can intuit by looking at things that if Part A pushes on Part 3, it opens Assembly X. Electricity is just so full of all those slippery electrons, and I can’t watch them do their work in the same way that I can with a throttle linkage. See above about online instruction opportunities.

#3--I’m not a very social person--I don’t like going to parties and such, and don’t like meeting new people, and I don’t try to remember people’s names. Part of it is shyness, I suppose, and then I suppose part of it is I am a little too picky about what I expect from people. Not that I expect them to be perfect or anything, but I really don’t like being around people who are real scattered and illogical. A little is fine, but there are some folks who are just too difficult to be around.

Anyway, so there you go.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at September 29, 2005 08:11 AM

For someone with my listed fault I’m sure UP early.

Posted by: jim at September 29, 2005 08:20 AM

Sheesh. People are so bored already that I'm the second one up at 10:15? Where is everybody? Introspection is hard for you people? Work? Where are your priorities?

Posted by: skinnydan at September 29, 2005 09:13 AM

Now, Dan--let's not be so hard on folks--some people have a difficult time looking deep within themselves. The others of us are so self-absorbed that answers to such questions come easily. Because, in the end, it IS all about me.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 29, 2005 09:31 AM

Hmm. Wouldn't that mean that my answers should have been about you? I'm having some trouble with holding up my end of this "all about you" thing.

Posted by: skinnydan at September 29, 2005 10:08 AM

I'm up!

And in a timely fashion! whoo-hoo!

Posted by: Sarah G. at September 29, 2005 10:11 AM

I'm up but I am really hurt by the insinuation that I may have a fault.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at September 29, 2005 10:14 AM

1) Greek and/or Hebrew for the same reasons as Terry. Nothing I would actually have to SPEAK, though. I think I would do better with the written form.
2) When I am trying to disinfect the computer (the one at home that my husband and all the kids also use) I would like to be sure EXACTLY what is safe to remove and what not to mess with.
3)I am also a procrastinator.

Posted by: Kathy at September 29, 2005 10:24 AM

I am up, but longing for a nap. And yes, I know it's too early to be this sleepy. Sue me.

Posted by: Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady at September 29, 2005 10:33 AM

Dan, you'll just have to do the best you can--it might help if I sent you an autographed picture that you can hang in your office or home.

And Larry, my apologies, but I was just going on what other people have said about you.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 29, 2005 10:42 AM

I'm up for once. And it's ok, GOYL, I've already dozed off this morning while Jay was watching VeggieTales. They'll have to sue me.

Posted by: Lenise at September 29, 2005 10:56 AM

I'd rather have your signed Wendy Garner shot. Pretty please?

Posted by: skinnydan at September 29, 2005 11:43 AM

I'm lacking some links in my post right now but have a post at Wasted Electrons.

Posted by: Nate at September 29, 2005 11:51 AM

Skinnydan, you MUST be joking. I will, however, be glad to send you a photo of the photo.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 29, 2005 12:05 PM

I'm up too! I don't mind being late with my post. I don't mind bringing up the rear. It gives me an excuse to make an ass of myself. :P

Posted by: Tex at September 29, 2005 12:52 PM

I really like Terry's reasoning on procrastination that he posted in the remarks at Kudzuacres. I have decided to think about making it my life model-- tomorrow or the next day or whenever I get a round to it unless something else comes up.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at September 29, 2005 01:17 PM

Oh, Tex--surely you aren't the last one to post! The day is still quite young.

And Larry, you might want to be a bit cautious about accepting advice from people on the Internet...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 29, 2005 01:20 PM

Does the last one posting turn off the lights and the Cornavark deep-fryer?

1. I would like to be more fluent in Spanish, though lack of vocabulary makes things difficult. Like Terry, I want to know Greek, mainly for Bible study but also as an excuse to vacation for 2 weeks on the Greek Isles.

2. Programming. I've tried but I just don't have the talent. It's a gift that youngsters should try to see if they have it, as talented programmers can literally write their own ticket, and it's easy money.

3. My anger coping skills. I'm starting to see some of my flaws wrt anger being mirrored by my son, and it breaks my heart. Old habits die hard.

Posted by: MarcV at September 29, 2005 02:02 PM

No, we always leave the lights on and the oil hot. Never know when someone might want a snack.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 29, 2005 02:59 PM

I'm behind Tex and enjoying the view. Hey, she started it when she said rear. And ass.

Posted by: skillzy at September 29, 2005 06:12 PM

Hello is anyone here? Humm the fryer is hot so a snak o deep fried bovilations will hit the spot. Btw I'm up.

Posted by: Tony von Krag at September 30, 2005 01:01 AM

I've managed to save up roughly $18144 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?

Posted by: Courtney Gidts at November 17, 2005 10:39 AM