Two memes – joy and idiosyncracy

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List 10 things in a day that give you a moment of joy, and tag five of your friends:

  1. My wife
  2. My family
  3. My daughters asking me to tickle them
  4. My son telling me about the latest things he’s read/made/done
  5. Seeing my wife (and sometime children) sit down to eat a meal that I’ve cooked
  6. Watching Buffy (or indeed anything) with my wife
  7. Conversations with high-level officials who are interested in the subject and able to do something about it
  8. Doing TV or radio interviews (I’m such a media whore!)
  9. The first sip of wine or beer at the end of the day
  10. The start of any Beethoven or Sibelius symphony
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id·i·o·syn·cra·sy n. pl. id·i·o·syn·cra·sies
A structural or behavioural characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.

Write down five of your own personal idiosyncracies. Then, if you wish, tag five people from your friendslist to do the same in their journal.

  1. I have a habit (familiar to anyone who’s sat beside me in a meeting ) of taking large numbers and factorising them; in fact I have a whole carefully developed system for representing the factors of large numbers in three dimensions. I am particularly interested in highly composite numbers.
  2. I cannot resist second-hand book shops, especially if they have a decent English-language section. (This goes also for particular favourites on my travels like the English-language bookshop in Vienna airport.)
  3. I am fascinated by alphabets (much more so than I am by languages)
  4. When I am meeting diplomats from any country I like to show off what I know about their own country’s history.
  5. I have a weblog and run two websites.

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One thought on “Two memes – joy and idiosyncracy

  1. Nit-pick – Länder is the plural of Land. Landers is an advice columnist, of size unknown.

    AFAIK the current government proposals are that numbers elected from each region will be more or less proportional to population. (Which again raises the question, why bother?)

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