My friend Eric posted this on his blog and I stole it. I’m not going to try and make this sound original. I completely ripped it off – changing the answers to my own of course.

4 Things I need to spend more time on in my life:

  1. Helping others
  2. My relationship with my mother
  3. Exercise (never ending)
  4. Appreciating the little things

4 Things I need to spend less time on in my life:

  1. Regretting the unchangeable past
  2. Hating anyone or anything
  3. Staring at a computer screen
  4. Worrying and being fearful of things I have no control over

4 Things I wish I could spend more time on in my life:

  1. Inner peace/spirituality
  2. Making music
  3. Riding my motorcycle
  4. Doing anything creative

4 Things I love about myself:

  1. I’m left-handed
  2. I’m fairly easy on the eyes
  3. My stature
  4. My big huge…heart

4 Things I hate about myself:

  1. I’m too hard on myself
  2. I’m incredibly self centered
  3. When I get really angry, I cry (HATE that)
  4. My low threshold to pain

4 Things I love that I used to hate:

  1. Vegetables
  2. Exercise
  3. Pool volleyball
  4. Myself

4 Things I hate that I used to love:

  1. Disney movies
  2. The greater Los Angeles area
  3. Sugary soda pop
  4. Politics/politicians

4 Things I look forward to:

  1. Growing old with Ray
  2. Summer
  3. Evening and/or weekend cocktails with friends or with Ray
  4. Having my Alone Time

4 Things I dread:

  1. Performing (YES performing! Scares the crap out of me.)
  2. Winter
  3. Conflict of any kind
  4. Aging, wrinkles, getting gray

4 Things I once believed in but no longer do:

  1. Our political system
  2. Organized religion
  3. American cinema
  4. Consumerism

4 Things I believe in that I didn’t use to:

  1. My own inner strength (You can be your own best friend? Who knew?)
  2. The placebo effect
  3. Mind over matter
  4. Love

4 Things I love to do but I’m bad at:

  1. Golf
  2. Sing
  3. Act
  4. Write

4 Things I hate to do but I’m good at:

  1. Technical troubleshooting
  2. Photo retouching
  3. Changing a flat tire
  4. Running

4 Things I did that I am ashamed of:

  1. Make my mother cry (On several occasions)
  2. Stole lots of money from my family (Bad kid with a drug habit)
  3. Got permanently expelled from High School
  4. I spent way too many years hating myself for being homosexual

4 Things I did that I’m proud of:

  1. Completed a four-year college program in three at the age of thirty-three
  2. I was writer/director Frank Darabont’s assistant on his film The Shawshank Redemption
  3. Played a gig at the world famous Roxy on the Sunset Strip with my former band “November”
  4. Took care of my father when he was dying

4 Things I didn’t do that I regret:

  1. A very close friend of mine was suffering from HIV complications in 94. When he got really sick, I couldn’t look at him. I avoided him and then he died. I never got to say goodbye.
  2. Start exercising while my body was producing its maximum amount of testosterone (Much different trying to bulk up at 45)
  3. Become a professional performer – I never even tried
  4. Save money for retirement sooner

4 Things I want before I die:

  1. A better world
  2. About 50 more years of being ambulatory, great skin and lots of sex
  3. Ray with me for those 50 years
  4. I want the people in my life to also have a happy wonderful long-lived life experience

3 Thoughts on “4 Things

  1. Diana on 23/05/2011 at 10:29 AM said:

    Very well said! I’m sure most of those are on a lot of other peoples list.

  2. Golf? I’m waaaaaaayyyyy to tempted to target the people on the course, or worse, traffic on the nearby highways.

  3. Courageous post.

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