A view of and access to the ocean. I almost said a pool but that's too easy, I need to ocean as my backyard somehow.
You know those match-3 games like Bejeweled and things like that? That's it for me. I've got a monthly subscription to Big Fish Games.
My father. He's not an easy man to get to know but he's helped shape me into the person I am wby listening and not trying to push too hard.
To trust more easily.
My 'daily tasks' shift from day to day. Because of my memory problems, I tend to stay fairly consistent in them and I get a little panicked when I don't, so no, I don't have any desire to move fully from them. Yet.
The United States Congress. Clear out both houses, hold new elections, and impose term limits; six 2-year terms for Representatives, two 6-year terms for Senators. If the President is bound to term limits, so should Congress. If you can't get anything of substance done in a decade, then get out.
Losing the memories I have. Twelve years is a lot to have gone, I don't want to lose any more and be an effective eternal blank slate.
Live every moment like it's your last.
I can't answer this questions because I honestly don't remember what I wanted to be when I was younger. Probably the usual: fireman, sports star. The position I'm in now isn't the one I expected to be in though.
Making it to the end of a day.
Lately it's watching movies with the Dude and his cat in pajamas and eating way too much Asian food. The ultimate ideal weekend is being on the boat, sailing up the coast.
The first time I went SCUBA diving. It was like coming home.
Technically there's a gag order on that weekend and I'd have to ask Silas and/or Ed if we're allowed to repeat it. There were a lot of casino chips, booze and scantily clad people, I can reveal that much.
I used to say 'beg forgiveness'. Now being in the midst of begging forgiveness, 'ask permission' seems more plausible.
Reckless. Resolute. Raucous.
Pulling into myself when I feel overwhelmed, not letting people in when I should, poor eyesight.
'You're my knight in shining armor'.
Captain Marko Ramius from Hunt for Red October. Sometimes you have to do crazy, fucked up shit to make a stand for what you believe is right.
Twice as smart. I'm pretty damned happy right now all things considered.
Anything about my childhood, because I hate the feeling of inadequacy it brings.
That I spend less and less time dealing with people and the science and more and more in administrative and gladhanding with donors.
The octopus. They're adaptable, clever, come in all kinds of colors and pretty darned cute.
The biggest surprise was that I met this guy. WEll, I thought I knew him but apparently, there's a lot more to learn. He's kind of neat. Oh and gravity waves totally exist. Go Einstein.
Yes, even when I'm being a cynical asshole.
This was already discussed with a certain friend, but since he doesn't want to comply I GUESS what all I already told him. I still propose that my initial idea was stellar. Blue is his color.