The “Three Things ” Questionnaire

Three Things…or is it Many Three Things.    What’s yours?  Curious minds wanna know.

My fellow blogger Jodi Llewellyn  posted yet another interesting blog she found at  girlinabasement  She decided it would be fun to alter it a little and fill it out.  I’m  a lazy bastard so I just copied hers below. Yeah, I’m like that. Go check out  her blog and  see the answers to her questions at her blogsite  called     .  So go check her out…but read mine first.. yeah I’m selfish and needy, so what!.

THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF: 1. I am taking Fencing lessons. 2. I need to lose a good 20lbs.  3. I work as a Senior Technical Salesman overseeing idiots.

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU: 1.  Dying before I can do what I wish to accomplish in life. 2.  Random acts of Violent Chance  3. Losing my hope and optimism.

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS: 1.  My Family including my animals 2.  Escapism  in any fashion 3.  Coffee

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES: 1. Exercise 2. Reading/Writing. 3.  Movies

THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED: 1. An author.  2.  Archeologist – loved Indiana Jones  3.  Astronaut- would love to travel to Mars

THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ: 1. Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. 2. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman. 3. Comic Books

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE: 1. Rough Draft to first Novel called Fourth World– a Teen-, urban fantasy. 2. Finishing up Short Story called – The Power in Me  3.   Poetry Poetry  Poetry

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: 1. Travel to Africa . 2. Be a published author. 3.  Have more friends

THREE FAV CELEB IDOLS: 1. Sting 2. Will Ferrell  3. Kristen Wiig

THREE QUOTES: 1. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion” – Abe Lincoln. 2. “Do not go gentle into that good night” – Dylan Thomas 3. “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the  person you love” ― Winnie the Pooh



What are your answers fellow bloggers?

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant

This year I opted for  the ability to play Video on my blog…soooooooooo    I had to have my first video ever to the Music Video by the band Cage the Elephant for the song “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked“…:)

So if you have heard the song…listen…I hope you enjoy it. It sort of inspired the name of my blog.

Punching Water – A poem


Punching Water

If I had to describe  what  life was like

I would say it’s like punching water.

I flail with fists at this simple concoction of

wondrous matter with wild abandon.

Yet it feels no pain,  no emotion

Bruised knuckles connect to its surface

breaking the stream,

It simply cascades around my skin.

Surface tension,  caused by its bi-polar nature

reforms the flow after my useless flinging

of flesh has ceased.

My presence barely felt.

Strength is spent, muscles on fire,

breathing labored

I give up the fight

and  cup my hands to take a drink.

by Philip Wardlow 2014