Sunday Stealing: Three things

Not Rome, NY

The Sunday Stealing involves three things, like the Trinity or the number of angles in a triangle, a numeric value greater than two but less than four. There are Three Bears, Three Little Pigs, and Three Dog Night, whose drummer, Floyd Sneed, died in January 2023.

Three names you go by other than your given name:

Some people say Rog, which is fine. I had a coworker who called me Raji, which sounded too much like the diminutive Rogey for my tastes.

My father sometimes used o call me Sport, which was neither here nor there.

The name I’m most often called incorrectly is George. It happened three days ago. I explained this phenomenon here.

Three things you like about yourself:

My passion for music; My analytical mind; My compulsion to post on this here blog daily.

Three things you don’t like about yourself:

My ability to brood; my weight, though I lost 25 pounds last year; my inability to get my cough drop wrappers into the garbage can.

Three parts of your heritage:

OK! Ireland, Nigeria, Cameroon

Three things you are wearing right now:

Long-sleeved T-shirt (it was below zero Fahrenheit wind chill outside when I wrote this); pants; slippers (I always need slippers indoors).

Three favorite bands/musical artists:

Too hard. OK, The Beatles; the Temptations; Johnny Cash.

Three favorite songs:

Oh, please. The first three that came to mind are God Only Knows by the Beach Boys; Baby, Now That I Found You by Alison Krauss; I Don’t Remember by Peter Gabriel. A silly exercise. What I’ve listened to recently has had a significant impact.

Doesn’t everyone?

Three things you want in a relationship:

Good conversation, intelligence, and patience.

Three of your favorite hobbies:

Genealogy; coin collecting, which I used to be more into when I was a kid before someone stole my half dollars, and I KNEW who it was, but I couldn’t prove it; reading.

Three things that scare you:

Racism, sexism, homophobia.

Three of your everyday essentials:

Wordle (I’m 334-2); putting my current blog post on Facebook (it’s SUPPOSED to do so automatically, but it rarely does); flossing my teeth.

Three places you want to go on vacation:

Hawaii; Alaska (before the glaciers all disappear); Rome (Italy, not New York – no offense to Rome, NY)

Three careers you have considered/are considering:

Minister; lawyer; bon vivant.

Three things you want to do before you die:

Figure out some genealogical puzzles; visit all of the states in the US (I’ve only been to 31); meet a few of these bloggers I’ve known online for years but never met in person (I’ve met one in Chicago).

Three things you want to do really badly right now:

Write five blog posts about movies I’ve seen recently; clear the floor in my office (it’s better now than it was yesterday); take a shower.

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