1] successful career = lots of money and comfort
2] successful romance = lots of love and sex
3] fame or toys or travel = pick your indulgent vice
So, eons ago, when my elementary school chum, Sean, answered his three wishes with deliberate consideration and scathing conviction, I was chilled to the bone by his answer:
1] a gun
2] unlimited ammunition
Boy howdy! The three wishes conundrum led me to another conundrum, and that is; what are my three favorite things [if such a query could be qualified in threes]? And so, because I'm trapped in my apartment making hasty deadlines and going bananas, ignoring the holidays to the best of my abilities, I figured I'd procrastinate with my LJ community who eat up surveys like this with five topics for which there are three answers. What are your favorite Books, Movies, Songs, Comix, and Food.
I'll start with mine, sans explanation. But, to those who participate, you are more than welcome to provide an explanation. It's your call. And, please, this is just a goofy exercise for what you dig right now -- this instant -- as you rifle through your brain or take a quick glance at your shelves and wonder. I'm just rattling this off for fun knowing full well my answers could instantly change the second after I hit "submit."
1] Jonathan Ames' WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
2] Joe R. Lansdale's THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO
3] Charles Bukowski's HAM ON RYE
1] Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
2] Martin Scorcesi's RAGING BULL
3] Elia Kazan's ON THE WATERFRONT
1] Afrika Bambatta's PLANET ROCK
2] Prince's WHEN DOVES CRY
3] Queen's FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS
1] Stan Lee & Jack Kirby's THE FANTASTIC FOUR
2] Frank Miller's SIN CITY
3] Howard Chaykin's AMERICAN FLAGG!
1] Chicken Tikka Masala with Nan bread
2] Fried pork chops with garlic, yellow rice and black beans
3] Spaghetti and salad