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The LiveJournal Survey by Ben Jones

Mid-summer frivolity, part three.

Mid-summer frivolity, part three…

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
– Ben
– Ben-o
– Jones

THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
– I’m creative
– I care about people
– I’m a good dad

THREE THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
– I can be compulsive
– I work too much
– I don’t sleep or exercise enough

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
– Ukrainian
– Italian
– Welsh

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
– Other people dying
– My debt-to-income ratio
– Bryan Nance (only sometimes)

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
– Coffee
– The internet
– Music

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
– Pants
– Shirt
– Shoes

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS:
– Tremulant
– Death Cab For Cutie
– U2

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE ALBUMS:
– Joni Mitchell | Blue
– U2 | The Joshua Tree
– Death Cab | Transatlanticism

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE:
– I have two children
– I have two tattoos
– Marilee Jones is my aunt

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:
– Prioritizing sleep
– Exercise
– Taking Timur’s money in Texas Hold ‘Em

THREE THINGS YOU NEED IN A RELATIONSHIP:
– Honesty
– Depth
– Laughter

THREE THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T DO:
– Save money
– Fold laundry correctly
– Calculus

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
– Cooking
– Gardening
– Playing music

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
– Go back on vacation
– Write a book
– Record a new record with my band

THREE JOBS YOU’D CONSIDER DOING OTHER THAN THE ONE YOU HAVE:
– Music producer or recording studio engineer
– Novelist
– Rock star

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
– (Back to) St. John
– Ibiza
– Hawaii

THREE KID’S NAMES:
– Indiana
– Atticus
– Jones
(Note that all of these were rejected by my wife.)

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
– Have one of my songs used in a major motion picture, or at least on The OC
– Meet my great-grandchildren
– Get out of debt

THREE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS SURVEY:
Matt McGann
Bryan Nance
– You

9 responses to “The LiveJournal Survey”

  1. Timur Sahin says:

    The key word there is *try*.

    Hell, I’m *from* Texas. What chance do you really have? wink

  2. Laura says:

    Yes! We have something in common. I can’t do calculus either! Does that mean I’m almost a rock star?

  3. thekeri says:

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:

    – Other people dying

    – My debt-to-income ratio

    – Bryan Nance (only sometimes)

    And taking Timur’s money? I’d like to see you try.

    By the way, naming one of your kids Indiana is even worse than Lance Nance. ^_^

  4. Christina says:

    I am petrified of death lately too. :-(

    I might have to blog about this.

  5. JKim says:

    Wow. THAT is the reason behind the ultra-deep Christina post about life, death, and beyond?

    Wow.

    It all comes together.

    Usually when people do these surveys I do them back in a comment, but I’d feel sketchy leaving my innards bare for everyone to see like you have. So I’ll just do one.

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:

    – MIT?

    – Guest-singing for Tremulant (I’m no Marilee Jones, though)

    – Taking Timur’s money in Texas Hold ‘Em

  6. Mike says:

    haha you would name a kid Jones Jones?

  7. Mikey says:

    THREE KID’S NAMES:

    – Indiana

    – Atticus

    – Jones

    (Note that all of these were rejected by my wife.)

    Hahahahahaa…it took me a few to get it…and then I did. I’m slow like that.

  8. Star says:

    Can you imagine if these admissions guys wishes had gone through? Little Lance Nance and little Jones Jones riding the school bus together..

    Or just imagine, Indiana would’ve had the COOLEST lunchboxes depicting him wrangling deadly snakes, EVER.

    On another note, I just noticed Ben is actually wearing a long-sleeved shirt in that picture. For some reason I always pictured you wearing a tank top, up there on the banner. Mmm. One more reminder about how I have to get used to cold weather in Massachusetts.

  9. THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:

    – demie

    – little miss demosthenes

    – snowfie

    THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:

    – high metabolism

    – i shower daily

    – i’m alive

    THREE THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:

    – i’m selfish

    – i cry during soap operas

    – i’m not a goldfish or penguin

    THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:

    – martian

    – martian

    – martian

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:

    – mathematics

    – blandness

    – beef ramen noodles

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:

    – mathematics

    – exclamation marks

    – air conditioning

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:

    – a frown

    – hair

    – liz claiborne skirt

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS:

    – death cab for cutie

    – piotr tchaikovsky

    – missy elliott

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE ALBUMS:

    – teresa tang |  Е∞ Е∞¬ЉЗ …÷

    – M.I.A. | piracy funds terrorism, vol. 1 [mixed by diplo]

    – carl craig | dj-kicks

    TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE:

    – i have myasthenia gravis

    – i own a squirrel

    – i have helped correct syntax in a physics paper now in hep-ex on arxiv

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:

    – ubuntu linux

    – writing on fabric with chalk and making it stay there

    – getting into mit

    THREE THINGS YOU NEED IN A RELATIONSHIP:

    – empathy

    – altruism

    – intelligence

    THREE THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T DO:

    – cartwheels

    – make my cursive script look similar to my print script

    – be polite to bureaucrats

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:

    – cooking

    – speaking spanish

    – dreaming in spanish

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:

    – pee

    – be in sweden with that cute guy

    – eat a pint of ice cream

    THREE JOBS YOU’D CONSIDER DOING OTHER THAN THE ONE YOU HAVE:

    – professional social engineer

    – novelist

    – orphanage caretaker

    THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:

    – in a body of water

    – milan, italy

    – home town buffet

    THREE KID’S NAMES:

    – dimitri

    – kendra

    – strong bad

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:

    – eat a pint of ice cream in less than four minutes

    – disprove the riemann hypothesis

    – write a popular, grammatically correct book about having a healthy sex life

    THREE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS SURVEY:

    – ben jones, again

    – ben jones’ mom

    – ben jones’ grandchildren