Monday, April 09, 2007

Three Things

I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. I spent the weekend with my best friends from law school, and we had a very relaxing time, which included an arena II football game with a final score of 69-30. Their church had a lovely Easter service and of course, I managed to listen to a Tim Keller sermon on Easter too. It’s great to be reminded of the hope and glory of Jesus and His resurrection. And it’s great to have friends who have wonderful, welcoming families who let me enjoy a big Easter lunch followed by a nap.

Three Things That Scare Me
1. Roaches
2. Hurting people’s feelings
3. Politics/Our Government (just sometimes)

Three People Who Make Me Laugh
1. Dave Chappelle
2. Stephen Colbert
3. The scary perverts on “How to Catch a Predator” when they offer lame excuses like “I just came here to tell her she could get hurt playing on the internet” as they pull out the Mike’s Hard Lemonade they brought with them for the 12 year old they chatted up.

Three Things I Love
1. Unplanned alone time
2. My Bible Study
3. Red hots in the little boxes

Three Things I Dislike
1. People who only talk about themselves, never asking any questions about anyone else.
2. Food poisoning, especially when the meal was expensive. I want a refund!
3. Parents who give their children fast food all the time and let them drink soda even though their children are already overweight or obese.

Three Things I Don't Understand
1. Directions. It seems that I’m hard-wired to get lost at least once.
2. Arguing about silly things like which way the toilet roll should face, whether to lower the thermostat if someone is hot (unless we’re at work, and I’m already running a space heater and covered in a blanket and socks), and little details that make no difference to the big picture or the main issue.
3. Extreme cat lovers and why they think I want to listen to their rants/complaints about their cats. Last week I told someone that she needed to either accept that her cat is worthless or get rid of it.

Three Things On My Desk
1. Cinnamon peppermints, courtesy of my ex-boyfriend Sampras who gave me over 1,000 for Easter several years ago
2. Burned CDs that I still need to mail
3. Entirely too many stacks of papers and post-it notes

Three Things I'm Doing Right Now
1. Breathing
2. Blogging
3. Taking a quick break to calm down and collect my thoughts

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. Do something important….I just don’t know what yet.
2. Spend more time in Spain
3. Help others more

Three Things Things I Can Do
1. Make homemade cookies very quickly
2. Run three miles (and probably a lot more if someone made me)
3. Be super lazy….I’m great at napping

Three Things I Can't Do
1. Drive a stick shift
2. Eat vegetables and fruit on a consistent basis (like every week:)
3. Stay awake if I’m not talking or somehow actively engaged

Three Things I Think You Should Listen To
1. Tim Keller
2. Dashboard Confessional
3. God (Note that these are not necessarily in order of priority)

Three Things You Should Never Listen To
1. Ann Coulter
2. Songs about tractors being sexy
3. The Home Shopping Network….my mom seems to think it’s appropriate background noise 24/7

Three Things I'd Like To Learn
1. How to be more loving
2. How to make money without working
3. To be more disciplined

Three Favorite Foods
1. White Chocolate Bread Pudding
2. Macon Sakura at Shoki a.k.a. deep fried sushi
3. Ooey Gooey Butter Squares (they taste sort of like yellow cake mix)

Three Shows I Watched As A Kid
1. The Price is Right
2. Days of Our Lives (with my babysitter) until at the age of four I told my mom that I felt really bad for this one man because his wife was sleeping with his friend too and I knew but he didn’t.
3. Transformers

Three Things I Regret
I don’t really regret things except perhaps when I misspeak or hurt someone’s feelings. In that same vein, I see things that I’ve done that weren’t the wisest choices, so here are a few:
1. Spending entirely too much of my life in (largely misguided) dating relationships (4 ½ years, 2 years, 1 ½ years, 7 months, almost 2 years, and 1 year).
2. Not making more friends in college (see above:)
3. Putting off figuring out my faith for so long—I kept saying I’d figure it out when I got out of college since I saw religion as just a list of things I couldn’t do.

Have a super week and feel free to share some of your "threes."


brookem said...

Oh I love your "threes" list Ally!
And so glad you had such a nice Easter weekend.
I also: love unplanned alone time, don't understand directions much of the time, would like to learn how to make $$ without working, and watched (still do when I can) The Price is Right (did you know he's retiring in a couple months??)
Maybe I'll do this list too! :)

Ally said...

Brookem: You definitely should do this list. It was fun! And yes, I heard Bob Barker was retiring. Who could replace him? Ah, now that might make us money without feeling like we're working.

brandy said...

Nice list! And my mom is down with always listening to the Shopping Channel as background noise too. She actually prefers to it to music, for reasons I will never understand. And about Bob Barker retiring, I heard that the guy from Dancing with the Stars (last season, who is friends with Eva Longoria) is being considered. You know you are famous when...

Kimberly said...

This blog was so fun to read! I love finding out little known facts about people. I love Dashboard Confessional too (no 's' by the way, since I know you're a spelling stickler) in keeping with the theme of your blog here are 3 of my fave songs of theirs: "Hands Down," "Screaming Infidelities" and "Bend and Not Break."
Glad you had a fun Easter! Were you in Columbus? We must have traded places - Mark and I came to Macon! :)

Anonymous said...

Great list--great idea!! Let me know if you ever figure out how to make money and not work. I wanna get in on that!!

Jennifer said...

Dashboard Confessional is great.
Ann Coulter is a wacko.
I also do not do well with directions.

Love your list! These are always fun to read.

Ally said...

Jennifer: I think I actually found this meme through someone who posted on your blog.

FC&F: I'll definitely be posting about it if I do.

Kimberly: Thank you for the heads up on Dashboard--I'm not sure I knew there was no "s." I fixed it. Yes, I was in Columbus--I would have called you, but I saw that you were headed to Macon. Hope you guys had fun!

Brandy: I've not seen that guy, but I doubt he'll be as good as saying "come on down" as Bob Barker.

Aaron said...

Three people I appreciate:
1. Ally

(Honestly, is there anyone else important enough to share a list with your name?) ;^)

Trixie said...

Happy Belated Easter!

I'm scared of rats. iew.
Things I love: DH/family/friends; vacation and or weekend time
I dislike: Tardy or flaky people
Things on my desk: cell phone, picture frame, stapler
Favorite food: sushi

Jordan said...

"how to make more money without working"

I love it!!! When you find out, please blog about it in GREAT DETAIL... hint hint...

Thanks for the post...

now I'm going to steal it from you for my blog.....

Snake Diggity said...


Just thought I would drop you a line and let you know I bought my tickets to Santorini.

My flight from Barcelona to Athens was $487, but it was NOT the cheapest one I found. I saw some on for under $300.

The ferry from Athens to Santorini was pretty cheap. I went business class and it was still only $150 roundtrip.

Still agonizing on hotels in Barcelona, Athens, and Santorini; let me know if you have any suggestions.

I got a pretty good deal from Athens to Austin, TX $600.

I don't know who you are going with or what you've got planned, but I'm just going with a buddy of mine, so if you want to meet up with a fellow yankee while you're there, shoot me an email:

Have a blast if I don't hear from ya!

Snake Diggity said...

P.S.: "her kindness bangs a gong" is one of the best pieces of lyric ever written.

Ally said...

Aaron: That's very sweet! I appreciate you too.

Trixie: Rats are worthy of our fear. So gross.

Jordan: I'll definitely blog about it....between my amazing trips all over the world.

Snake: Thanks for the info. I may fly to Santorini--the flights are pretty cheap. And yes, "Anna Begins" is just amazing all around. I love that song.