A Meme On Me: Response

Okay, Phil tagged me, so I’m tagging Kevin Holtsberry to keep this all in the family.

Three screen names that you have had: Rhino. DiPino. These are characters’ names from assorted manuscripts.

Three things you like about yourself: I’m still alive. Sense of humor is warped but functional. Trying to chase the dream of writing.

Three things you don’t like about yourself: Being impulsive, combative or negative.

Three parts of your heritage: Anglo, Irish, Norman French. Some of the ancestors invaded England in 1066. Sorry about all the pillaging.

Three things that scare you: Reality television. The publishing industry; the fact that health care is now in the hands of claims adjustors.

Three of your everyday essentials: Coffee. Rocky and Bullwinkle. Writing and reading.

Three things you are wearing right now: flannel shirt. flannel shorts. No socks.

Three of your favorite songs: Desolation Row, Bob Dylan. Debussy, Gershwin. Titles have fled the mind’s sinking ship.

Three new things you want to try in the next 12 months: Write a work of non-fiction. Publish a short story. Visit the Big Apple.

Three things I want in a relationship: love, trust, respect.

Two truths and a lie: I grew up with a kid who survived a trip over Niagara Falls. The battle of La Belle Familie was fought on my grandparents’ farm. I’m in charge of network programming at Fox.

Three things you can’t do without: I’m now chained to the computer. Family, friends, the aforementioned computer.

Three places you want to go on vacation: NYC, Guadalajara, Mexico, Santa Fe.

Three things you just can’t do: Remember song titles. Read celebrity books. Then there are hundreds of things I can’t do lumped together as undoable.

Three kids’ names: Frank Zappa ruined this for me.

Three things you want to do before you die: Take care of those who depend on me. Develop a Rod Stewart hair transplant formula, have a novel published by someone who is not a close relative.

Three Celeb crushes: Debby Harry for Union City Blues. Who can forget Raquel Welsh? Various Italian actresses menaced by dinosaurs.