I've been so busy with my job lately that everything else has taken a back seat to work. I was going to write a long rant about what a whiny douche-bag loser Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser is, then continue with a dozen other things that fill me with rage... but I don't have the time. So instead I've decided to do the "Memes for Adults" meme that I'm lifting from Avitable.
Oddly enough, it probably took more time to answer the forty questions than it would have taken to write my rant. Oh well. I put it all in an extended entry for those of you who like to skip these things...
- What's in the glove box of your car?
I'm too embarrassed to type it all out again, so you can read my previous entry here (with a photo!). The only thing that's changed is that I've got a warning notice for speeding added to the clutter.
- Favorite classes in college (or high school):
Geometry is the only class I ever truly enjoyed.
- Shampoo brand:
An obscenely expensive brand called Kerastase, which I think is a L'Oréal Paris company.
- Favorite piece of furniture you own:
My kitchen table.
- Idea of a really good first date:
She's sane, charming, intelligent, and wants to go out with me again.
- Favorite fruit:
- Pick a passage from a favorite book:
"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours." As taken from the beautiful book Illusions by Richard Bach.
- What would you eat for dinner if it were your last night on earth?
Local: Pierogies sautéed in butter and fresh basil from my freezer. State: Two slices of Da Vinci Pizza from David's Pizza in Spokane, Washington. Nation: Pasta Salvi from Salvi's Bistro in Columbus, Ohio. World: Fettucini Alfredo from Alfredo alla Scrofa in Rome, Italy.
- Free Will or Destiny?
Free will. We make our own destiny.
- What would you sing at karaoke?
What I usually sing when forced (and incredibly drunk) is You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi.
- Sweater or Sweatshirt?
Sweatshirt. I don't even own a sweater.
- Paris, NYC, Tokyo, or Rio de Janeiro?
New York City, baby! If I could afford to live well in NYC, I'd move there because I absolutely love it. Paris is an incredible city I love and I wouldn't mind living there for a year or so, but if it were a lifetime move I'd rather move to Italy. Tokyo is a fascinating place which I love to visit, but even if you speak the language and are familiar with the customs, you will always be an outsider, so I don't think I would be happy living there for very long. I've never been to Rio.
- What do you wear to bed usually?
T-Shirt and Joe Boxers.
- If you dyed your hair, what colour would you dye it?
- If you went back to school, what would you study?
- Gum or mints?
- Recurring nightmares?
- Age & location of first kiss?
Yeesh... I think it would have been either the fourth or fifth grade in my back yard.
- Describe your favourite pair of shoes:
A pair of Batman Chuck Taylor All-Stars that were released with the first Batman movie in 1989. Since they are irreplaceable, I wear them only on special occasions.
- What movie/tv character do you feel like you relate to most?
Ray Kinsella from Field of Dreams.
- First CD purchase:
My first music purchase was Barry Manilow: LIVE when I got my first cassette recorder. My first CD purchase was I believe Catching Up with Depeche Mode.
- First concert:
Thompson Twins Into The Gap Tour, 1984
- Do you like camping?
Not even a little bit.
- If you were doomed to be mauled to death by an animal, what animal would you prefer that to be?
Tiger. I love tigers.
- Do you/would you own a gun?
I do not own one and can not own one. It a fundamental precept of my Buddhist studies. Though I can imagine a scenario where I would go get a gun and kill somebody... Buddhism or no Buddhism... if I had to.
- What religion would you like to know more about:
I've studied so many religions at one point or another that it would have to be some kind of rare belief system I don't know about.
- Favourite food as a kid:
Either Cocoa Puffs or Koogle Peanut Butter. It was a freaky blend of peanut butter with either chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, or banana. Vanilla was my favorite, followed closely by chocolate. I hated banana, and never tried cinnamon. It was only made during the 70's, and was discontinued almost immediately after I discovered it.
- How many languages do you speak?
I only speak English fluently. I used to speak passable Japanese and Italian, but I've forgotten most of it and only know basic phrases. If pressed, I can speak a few phrases of Swedish, French, German, and Spanish as well (mostly touristy stuff like "how much", "where is it", and "I'd like a cheese sandwich".
- If you were a natural disaster, would you be a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake?
Hurricane (courtesy of The Scorpions!).
- If you could make one state in the US just go away, which state would that be?
I'm so pissed at South Dakota "justice" that it's the only state to come to mind.
- How many prescriptions do you take?
- Lake or Ocean?
Depends on the lake or ocean, because I've been to both that have been beautiful. In general, however, I'll take the ocean.
- What is the worst lie you've ever told to get out of work, (and don't say you've never lied to get out of work, because that my friend is a lie and you know it)?
I have never lied to get out of work. Seriously. If I were to a point where I needed to lie to get out of work, then that's a job I would have to quit.
- Do you carry a backpack, a satchel or "man bag", tote bag, brief case, or a backpack on wheels?
Rarely. I have a backpack when I travel. All the other times it's just my computer sleeve if I need to take my laptop anywhere.
- Have you ever been arrested/cited for anything other than traffic violations?
- Would you ever move for/with a significant other?
- What was the weirdest thing you had to dissect for biology?
I refused to dissect anything in biology class.
- Would you ever consider spending some time at a nudist colony?
- Best thing you can cook?
Either a fried egg sandwich or cheese & rice enchiladas.
- If you were going to donate 1000 dollars to a charity, what would that be?
Doctors Without Borders.
Back to work...