Friday, October 14, 2005

Idiosyncrasy Meme

id•i•o•syn•cra•sy — a structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. Write down five of your own idiosyncrasies, then if you wish, tag five people.

MC tagged me with this a few days ago, but it's taken me a little while to think about it...
  1. I can be amazingly unresiliant. In general, I am pretty good at 無為 (wu wei); however, at the same time, I can also be really stuck in my ways, pigheaded, and resistant to change, usually over things that are probably quite small and petty.
  2. I don't own many stocks, just a few that are part of my Roth IRA, but despite my small holdings I take voting my proxy very seriously ... and I get a bit of pleasure from voting in favor of stockholder initiatives that the company opposes, so long as they are promoting better corporate governance, human rights, or something else I agree with.
  3. Apple makes some fine tools for graphics, design, and video production (and, yes, Wintel machines can be buggy as hell), but I still have trouble thinking of Macs as computers. As Ratbert once said: "Don't lie to me Gustav ..." And, yes, I think iPods, for the most part, are overpriced fashion accessories; there are cheaper MP3 players out there that work just as well.
  4. I need to clean up as I cook or at least delay the start of the meal until the kitchen is close to being under control.
  5. I love dogs; I'd like to have a dog; but I keep avoiding the chance to get a dog.


mc said...

I love my iPod, but I have to admit that you're right about its fashion accessory status... It's awfully cool, though.

T. Carter said...

I'll grant that it's cool. It's a very stylish, well designed (in terms of looks), and well marketed gizmo, but they're like Macs in that most of those who are devoted to them think they are superior to any other computer/MP3 player when, for the most part, they aren't. Plus one of my coworkers has a pink iPod Shuffle and it's fun to tease her about it.