Monday, August 26, 2013

Meme Monday

Stole it from Momspective, as usual. Thanks Momspective!


Do you prefer a lot of ice in your drinks or just a little bit of ice? 
It depends on what drink. If it's water I use tons of ice. Coke and only a little ice. Beer I like frozen almost solid so that it forms its own ice.

Which condiment (ketchup, mustard, etc.) do you use the most of? 
Used to be I was a ketchup using fool. But these days with my bringing my own lunch to work and making the exact same sandwich almost every day, I am now a Mustard Machine.

Does war scare you? 
I've  never been to war so I can bravely say 'no, it doesn't.' But if I were to suddenly find myself on a battlefield with people shooting at me I believe I'd change my answer. And my shorts.

Do you know any songs that are older than you are? 
Do I know them how? Like as friends? I know several musicians who are older than me and they have written some songs. There are tons and tons of songs older than me. Many of them were written by men high on drugs and the drugs are older than me, too.

Are you comfortable sharing drinks with your friends? 
It depends on the friend. If she's hot, I'll share anything she wants. If its a guy, not so much. Also it depends on the drink. Certain alcoholic drinks are powerful enough to kill anything, so you can share it with a stray dog if you want and it won't hurt you any more than it would have already.

What season were you born in? 
Football season.

Have you ever spent over $100.00 on an article of clothing? What was it? 
I have. It was a heavily insulated winter coat. I still have it. And it's ugly as sin.

Do you think you’re too hard on yourself sometimes? 
Sometimes I beat myself to a pulp. Other times I let myself off too easily. Who knows where the perfect balance lies? Lays? Lies. Is.

What pizza place do you usually order from? 
I used to be a big Papa Johns fanatic, but once I moved out from town I no longer live near any Papa Johns restaurants. So now I drive into town and pick it up from Pizza Hut.

Honestly, have you ever mooned or flashed somebody? 
Honestly, yes and yes.

Do you have a least favorite color? 
I'm no fan of pale pink. It reminds me of vomit. And it also makes me want to vomit. This is a bad combination.

Honestly, have you ever written something on a bathroom stall?
When I was in the 2nd grade I had already learned every cuss word there was to know courtesy of my older brother. Unfortunately what I didn't know was how to spell those words. My attempts to write them onto the bathroom wall were somewhat less than spectacular as a result.

Who do you consider to be the king of pop? 
Robin Scott, the musician allegedly responsible for the song "Pop Muzik" in the '80s.

Do you know all of the words to any childrens song? 
I was once a child, so yes.

Can you name 3 purple foods? 
I'd have to steal Julie's answer or else start picking apart my salad and trying to figure out what some of those things in there are. They're purple and I don't eat them. I think they're some sort of onion.

When was the last time you made a pinkie promise? 
I'm a guy. I've never known any guy to make a pinkie promise, ever.

What celebrity do you wish would have a big comeback? 
Traci Lords

Do you think your parents know things about you that you don’t want them to? 
I'm sure they did, but now they're so old they don't know what they know anymore

Have you ever walked into a spider web? 
Yesterday while searching for a lost cat. That was a big M-Fin' spider, too.

What grocery store do you usually get your food from? 
Kroger, although if they shrink the packaging any further on their stuff I'm going to have to dump them.

What would be your happily ever after? 
Me and Heidi Klum and our kids living on our private island off the coast of Australia after I won the biggest lottery ever

When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people? 
Does yelling at some jackass in rush hour traffic count? This morning.

Who is the worst driver you know? 
Ora Mae Hakanson will forever hold that title with me and everyone who ever knew her. That woman was a terrifyingly bad driver before she got old, and she never got any better over time. The fact that she never died in a horrific car crash or ran anybody over is all the proof any atheist should ever need that there is a God and sometimes he protects people for reasons that only he understands.

How about the best driver? 
Ben Collins replied to an email I sent him last month so does that count as knowing him? If so then he is the best driver I know. He was The Stig and it doesn't get much better for driving than The Stig.

Are you shorter or taller than most of your friends? 
I don't know. I never really thought about this. I'm 6 feet tall. Does that tell you anything in relation to this question? I guess it'd depend on whether most of my friends are male or female maybe.

Do you know anybody who was born on a holiday? 
I know several people who were CONCEIVED on a holiday. Is that close enough?

What is one thing you really don’t like sharing? 

Have you ever been hit on through text message? 
Not that I can recall. But there are only a handful of people who ever text me, and most of them are female and hotter than me.

What was the last junk food you ate? 
Today was a bring-your-favorite-desert day at work, oddly enough, so I ate a ton of junk today. I think the last junk I ate was a piece of chocolate pie. It was good, but after all the other stuff I was so high on sugar my head was spinning.

Do you prefer sweet or sour candy? 
Depends on my mood and which candy. But usually I prefer sweet.

What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed? 
Probably a beer my neighbor handed me last time I was over at this house. I can't remember. I only drink on social occasions. Or if I'm getting sick I'll do a shot of something strong, but it's honest-to-God for medicinal purposes. And it works, too. Jager cures the common cold. So does Scotch, Whiskey or Bourbon.

Currently waiting on something/someone? 
I'm waiting on a miracle.

What was the last thing you watched on television? 
Mr Jones starring Richard Gere and Lena Olin. I had never seen her before, but she was really hot. And apparently she's done a ton of movies. I just never saw any of them.

How old will you be in 12 months? 
12 months older than I am now.

Do you sleep naked? 
I'm always naked under my clothes. But aside from that, no.

Have you ever held hands with someone in a car? 

Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette? 
Sure, that'd be easy.

What do you say during awkward silences? 
Nothing. That's what makes the silence.

When will you next see the last person you texted? 
There's no guarantee we'll ever see each other again. We haven' seen each other in about a year now.

Honestly, when is the last time you have been to Texas?
6 years ago maybe. I was sent to the Dallas/Ft Worth area for work. They made me travel all around both cities in a kind of very large loop over the course of a week. While I was there I met up with a blogger. It was kind of fun.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Just a quickie here. My new job is nice, but it has me slammed to the wall with a deadline that was set before I was even hired and I don't believe I can possibly meet. So by the time I get home at night it is nearly bedtime and blogging is virtually impossible, as is visiting all of your far superior blogs to mine. I miss reading your latest updates. Sadly, my own are less than exciting right now.

I am currently snowed under with work

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Update on Everything

OK, I started to write a post about what I'm up to and then I checked and found that I'd already updated everything I'm up to and not much has changed. Wow, that really sucks. My life is SUPER boring.

So, I haven't run or biked in weeks. And the way things are at my new job, I don't think I can work out during lunch hour. That means joining the bare bones gym near my house and trying to get back into the old workouts I used to do at night after supper. And that means hours and hours of treadmill jogging with an iPod and the TVs all tuned to crap I don't care about. Blah. I'm not enthused about nighttime workouts and going back to seeing how much I can bench press. Blah. Blah blah blah.

Bobcat or Mountain Lion?
In addition to the Bobcat Family my neighbors keep seeing running across the road about a half mile from my house, someone I know even better saw a mountain lion diving into the woods about an equal distance from our house, but in the opposite direction. So, bobcats to the south and a mountain lion to the north. I haven't seen any of these, so I can't estimate how big or small they are. I once found the dead body of a small mountain lion on the roadside and it was no giant. It was about the size of a dog. Not that I'd want to tangle with it even so, but at least it wasn't like 200 pounds or anything. Then again, another  mountain lion was hit by a car on the highway about a mile from my house and that sucker was HUGE. So really, I just need to see these cats for myself to decide how scared to be, you know?

Speaking of the woods where my neighbors keep seeing bobcats, the past 2 days in a row I have had a family of deer run across the road right in front of my car in the very same spot as I was coming home from my Psycho Drama Queen-free job. Yesterday it was two adult female deer. Today it was a family of 4, one male, 2 females, and a baby deer.  So based on that I get the impression the Bobcat Family and Mountain Lion weren't around at the time. Otherwise, I would have seen 1 male deer, 2 female deer, and 1 baby deer with three bobcats or one mountain lion attached to it dying in the road in front of me as it got devoured.


What else? Ah yes, my cat peed in the dustpan. Again. I let him spend the night indoors, safe from the big cats out there and he thanks me by peeing in the dustpan. This would be the dustpan that was sitting RIGHT NEXT TO THE LITTERBOX, mind you.  So we're having a bit of a falling out right now.

Ah, one health-related issue I can't seem to shake - my left heel feels like something  is stuck in  it, like a thorn is stuck in my foot. But when I look, I see nothing. I'm beginning to wonder if it's something else, some sort of running-related injury that I've never had before, like a heel spur or something. It'd fit with the calf injury problem, which preceded my weird tight-arches problem. Every morning when I wake up my arches feel tight and it takes forever for my feet to finally loosen up again.  It's weird. From what I've read, this often precedes heel spurs. So awesome. If I didn't know better I'd swear God didn't want me running anymore. But I'm stubborn, so I'm going to keep doing it anyway.