12 04 2008

I’ve been tagged so here goes

The Rules:

a)The rules of the game are posted at the beginning
b)The blogger who gets tagged must answer the following questions about himself
c)After this has been accomplished, the blogger tags five more to answer the meme, and leaves a comment at their blog to answer it

1) What I was doing ten years ago: Agitating for social unrest leading up to and including worldwide socialist revolution to overthrow the bourgeoisie.

2) Five things on my to-do list: 1. Clean the cat’s kitty litter. 2. Empty the garbage. 3. re-charge my phone 4. Call my parents 5. Sew button back on shirt (not very exciting, I know…)

3) Things I would do if I were a billonaire: 1. Buy AG an island  2. Donate a lot of money to a Roman Catholic traditionalist convent of contemplative nuns so they can pray for my sorry a#%  3. Build a mansion with a private chapel that has an altar that faces the right way  4. Make a replica of the bust of Marsilio Ficino that is in the cathedral at Florence and refound the Platonic Academy in the hills of central California. 4. Give most of the rest to charity

3) Three bad habits: 1. Blogging 

2. My worst habit is I get so tired of winter
I become a torture to those I’m with.

If you’re not here, nothing grows.
I lack clarity. My words
tangle and knot up.

How to cure bad water? Send it back to the river.
How to cure bad habits? Send me back to you.

When water gets caught in habitual whirlpools,
dig a way out through the bottom
to the ocean. There is a secret medicine
given only to those who hurt so hard
they can’t hope.

The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.

Look as long as you can at the friend you love,
no matter whether that friend is moving away from you
or coming back toward you.

Don’t let your throat tighten
with fear. Take sips of breath
all day and night, before death
closes your mouth.

-Rumi, as rendered by Coleman Barks

3. I also pick my teeth after meals.


5) Five places I have visited: 1. Bakersfield (yeah, whoo!!!!… what a dump)  2. Los Angeles (ditto…. sorry to be a hater)  3. Cordoba, Argentina: really pretty  4. Tres Pinos: (five miles outside of Hollister, if you blink you miss it).  5. New Orleans (it’s the bomb!)

6) Five jobs I’ve had: 1. gravedigger (seriously, but only for the day).  2. Assistant custodian (summer job when I was fourteen)  3. Baker (I would rather not talk about it)  4. Dishwasher (I’m Mexican afterall)  5. Gangsta (just playin…)

7) Five snacks I enjoy: 1. Beef jerky: we all know that Mexicans burn meat, so meat and moisture just don’t do anything for me  2. Gummy bears/worms/sharks/coke bottles: mmmmm, gummy…  3. Chocolate and peanut butter candies  4. Spicy hot Cheetohs  5. spicy tamarind pulp: it’s a Mexican thing.

Five places I’ve lived: 1. Hollister: rural ghetto  2. Detroit: real ghetto  3. Oakland: West Coast ghetto  4. Buenos Aires: Third World ghetto  5. Newberry Springs, CA, Mojave Desert: meth lab ghetto 

So I’ll tag (if they’re game, I would understand if they’re not):

AG from Go Sit in a Corner

Sean from Feudal Spirit

Jonathan Prejean from Crimson Catholic

Patrick from Orthronormal Basis

Fr. Blevins from VagantePriest