Friday, May 15, 2009
One More Placeholder...
I promise to do a real, honest-to-goodness blog this weekend, including a thorough discussion of my love for the new Star Trek movie, but here's something silly to tide you over. (fellow bloggers, I won't tag anyone with this, but should you feel it might be amusing, and since I stole it from another blog...) ;-)
Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids? Have you ever kissed someone? Missed someone? Told someone you loved them? Drunk alcohol? (Seriously?) Here you have 40 questions for the people who are a little older...
1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
Rent. It's most of my paycheck.
2. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner?
An Indian restaurant not too far from here who's name eludes me.
3. What do you really want to be doing right now?
Searching for antiquities in the Amazon.
4. How many colleges did you attend?
5. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now?
It was on top of the stack.
6. What are your thoughts on gas prices?
I often meditate upon the vagaries of the petroleum industry and its arcane and unfathomable pricing methods. Then I usually puke.
7. First thought when the alarm went off this morning?
Hey, Starbuck let me sleep all the way til 4:50 this morning.
8. Last thought before going to sleep last night?
Is it really possible to eliminate the need for dark matter in gravitational calculations by simply reworking Newton's second law, or are such concepts bantha poodoo?
9. Do you miss being a child?
No, and you can't make me, NYAH!!!!!!
10. What errand/chore do you despise?
Disposing of the bodies.
11. Get up early or sleep in?
I'd love to sleep in, but between cats, the kid, and insomnia it rarely happens.
12. Have you found real love yet?
Sure, it rolled under the couch.
13. Favorite lunch meat?
14. What do you get every time you go into Target?
15. Beach or lake?
16. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
I need to check with my wife on this. Can I get back to you?
17. Sopranos or Desperate Housewives?
The former sing too high, and the latter piss me off in Target.
18. What famous person would you like to have dinner with?
Jeffrey Dahmer(I may not like roller coasters, but I do enjoy a good thrill ride).
19. Have you ever crashed your vehicle?
20. Ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose?
You mean beating someone who answered their cell phone in a movie senseless with it isn't a fire extinguisher's intended purpose?
21. Ring tone?
Psycho Killer by The Talking Heads.
22. Strangest place you have ever brushed your teeth?
Uh, the woods?(that's a weird question)
23. Somewhere in California you've never been and would like to go?
Pretty much any part of California.
24. Do you go to church?
Not if I can avoid it.
25. At this point in your life would you rather start a new career or a new relationship?
Again, I'd need to check with the wife.
26. How old are you?
27. Do you have a go-to person?
I am the go-to person.
28. Are you where you want to be in life?
Almost. Once we get our own house I'll be happy.
29. Growing up, what were your favorite cartoons?
The Adventures of Superman, Johnny Quest, Bugs Bunny, Star Trek TAS, Samson and Goliath, and later Tiny Toons and the Animaniacs.
30. What about you do you think has changed the most?
31. Looking back at high school, were they the best years of your life?
No, not at all, but I wish I now only had to worry about my crush on Kathi, or cleaning my room, or could I scrape up enough gas money for the weekend.
32. Are there times you still feel like a kid?
Give me a new phaser to play with, and I become 12 again.
33. Did you ever own troll dolls?
34. Did you have a pager?
I had several.
35. Where was the hang out spot when you were a teenager?
Bryant Park in Lake Worth. We'd hang out in the tree, or 'hit the road', or go over the bridge to Lake Worth beach(at least until the old farts got it to close at 9pm).
36. Were you the type of kid you would want your children to hang out with?
Nah, I was too up tight and straight laced.
37. Who do you think impacted your life the most?
I'd have to say it's a three way tie between my dad, mom, and step-dad. All three taught me things, both positive and negative, that I use every day.
38. Was there a teacher or authority figure that stood out for you?
Yeah, my former boss Norm. I have tried to pattern myself after him in the way I deal with students and colleagues.
39. Do you tell stories that start with “when I was your age”?
Oh, god, yes I have actually uttered, and typed, those words. Kill me.
40. Is it better to love and lose it or never to love at all?
Better? No. Inevitable? Yes.