The Top 100

100 Things About 100 Bloggers (via her Meeshness)

  1. I was born in Hong Kong.
  2. I haven't lived in a house (i.e. a free-standing single-family residence) since 1989.
  3. My accent shifts slightly depending on where I live.
  4. The best place I've ever lived is probably New York City. Or Paris. Hong Kong's nice, too.
  5. I have lived in 7 cities on three continents.
  6. I expect the numbers in #5 to grow.
  7. I once worked the 6 a.m. shift at Jack-in-the-Box in Tempe, AZ. For a month.
  8. I want to be a member of the idle rich.
  9. I hate the idle rich.
  10. I buy lottery tickets.
  11. My favorite sandwich is thin-sliced roast beef on a baguette section with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and mayo.
  12. It's virtually impossible to get a good roast beef sandwich in East Asia. I know, I've looked.
  13. The best salad dressing ever is good olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  14. I like chocolate.
  15. I don't like chocolate ice cream.
  16. I also don't like mint chocolate.
  17. Some day, before I die, I'm going on an eating tour of France.
  18. There are no great dim sum restaurants in New York. I know, I've looked.
  19. If I could only eat one cuisine for the rest of my life, it'd be Chinese.
  20. I don't know why they call English cuisine "food". It's not.
  21. I know a great $13 California pinot noir.
  22. I like the taste of coffee, black, no sugar.
  23. I don't drink coffee.
  24. I get The New York Review of Books, MacAddict, and National Geographic in the mail.
  25. I wear a chef's jacket when I cook because I hate wearing aprons.
  26. I like football.
  27. I like opera.
  28. I think that an opera about football would be a terrible idea.
  29. I haven't driven a car on a daily basis since 1994.
  30. I like sending postcards. People don't get enough real mail in their mail these days.
  31. I have bought things off of Amazon wishlists for people I've never met.
  32. The only truly essential piece of cooking gear is a really sharp knife.
  33. I prefer my $20 chinese chef's chopper (actually made in Japan) to big expensive German knives costing ten times as much.
  34. I wouldn't turn down the gift of a Global knife, though.
  35. I need a job with more vacation days.
  36. My favorite European city is Paris. It's a food thing. Budapest is nice, too.
  37. I hate flying on airplanes. They take all the romance (19th century usage) out of travelling.
  38. Road trips rule.
  39. I have started collecting fountain pens.
  40. I am a certified AOW diver.
  41. Both of the previous two hobbies are really expensive so I don't get to enjoy them as much as I would like to.
  42. Brown eyes.
  43. Brown hair, for the time being.
  44. I think that Tiger Woods should make more of a deal about the fact that he's half asian.
  45. I am alleged to snore very loudly. This is something that I have never been able to confirm.
  46. English is not my native language.
  47. I've completely forgotten my native language.
  48. I'm a pack rat.
  49. I like shopping on-line.
  50. I'm not very good at dating.
  51. I would be a francophile save the fact that I don't speak French.
  52. I have seven stitches on my left index finger.
  53. I have six stitches above my right eye.
  54. I have never broken a bone.
  55. I still have the first CDs I ever bought.
  56. I think that people who wear flip-flops in New York are stupid.
  57. I believe the lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.
  58. Margarine is the work of the devil.
  59. I used to think that Wil Wheaton was a dork until I read his blog. Now I know he's a dork. But in a good way.
  60. I own every full-length Saint Etienne CD released in the US except for one.
  61. The only two TV series I've made a point of watching every week are Star Trek: The Next Generation and Farscape.
  62. Sunday afternoons in the fall were made for the NFL.
  63. I'm a lousy pool player.
  64. I'm a better poker player than I am a pool player.
  65. I don't think that I'd like myself if I met myself.
  66. My freshman year in college I lived in a dorm with a guy who looked almost exactly like me, but we never met.
  67. I like organ music.
  68. I like films with subtitles.
  69. I like films with big explosions.
  70. I really like films with subtitles AND big explosions.
  71. I don't know why I like techno.
  72. I lived without a television for five years.
  73. Getting a cable modem changed my life.
  74. I hate being tickled.
  75. Most of the joints in my body will pop on demand.
  76. Living in New York has greatly increased the percentage of my wardrobe that's black (or close enough).
  77. I can't drink like I used to.
  78. My favorite color is red.
  79. My lucky number is 8.
  80. I know how to throw a fastball, a circle change, and a curveball.
  81. I consider being hapa to be a blessing.
  82. I don't know enough about chinese cooking.
  83. I was on the speech and debate team in high school.
  84. The idea of settling down and putting down roots is foreign to me.
  85. I'm tallest member of my family.
  86. People think that I'm shorter than I am.
  87. This is partly because I often don't stand up straight.
  88. I have never been arrested, though I came close once.
  89. I believe that Marx wrote the most penetrating critique of capitalism ever.
  90. I believe that Marx was wrong about most of the other stuff, particularly the bit about the workers' paradise.
  91. I own a t-shirt that says "I am an acquired taste". Yes, it's black.
  92. I wear it in public.
  93. I haven't listened to commercial radio in four years. Except for 1010 WINS and 880 WCBS. The radio in New York City blows huge chunks.
  94. Attractive women seem to be allergic to me. Unless they're married.
  95. My drugs of choice are caffeine and alcohol.
  96. For a laid-back kinda guy, I carry waaaay too much tension in my back and shoulders.
  97. I want to see a fully-staged production of Einstein on the Beach.
  98. I don't know why on earth anyone would willingly use Windows.
  99. I stopped eating hamburgers for a large number of months after I left Jack-in-the-Box. It was a great sacrifice for a 17-year-old.
  100. I have a highly-flawed and impractical (yet strangely compelling) plan for world domination.