Monday, March 06, 2006

Just to Get it Out of the Way...

So I can move on to more important things...Yay meme?!? (damn you, Sebby)

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18 and find line 4
"-came more and more interested". Strunk and White, "The Elements of Style". Quite racy you know.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, what do you find?
A big long list of things I should be doing instead of this stupid meme.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Sportscenter. But only because I only did 30 minutes on the machine this morning, and I'd hate to only see half an episode of Charmed. I'd be wondering how it resolved all day at work and that would cut into my productivity...

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.What? Do I look like I work at the county fair?
4:44 PM

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
4:43 PM

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The Man, laying down the law. (Working as I do for a judge, that's almost literally true)

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
About 1:25. Walking to get my ever-healthful Chicken lunch.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Darko Milicic's stats don't ask.

9. What are you wearing?
Joseph Aboud. Jerry Garcia tie. Stylin and profilin...

10. Did you dream last night?
Not that I'm willing to share with the likes of you.

11. When did you last laugh?
Explaining to The Man's secretary why TiVo won't let her watch a show that comes on at 9:30PM tonight at 8:00PM tonight.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
A map. Post-its. Paintings that I don't think I've ever noticed before now.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
My dad refusing to bid on Sawx tickets at a charity auction. That was weird. And disappointing.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
Resistance is futile, I will be assimilated

15. What is the last film you saw?
For the first time? Walk the Line. Most recently? Traffic

16. If you turned into a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Beer, Red Sox tickets (not giving any to my dad of course), a new computer. And a pony.

17. Tell me something about you that I don’t know.
I'm six-foot-one and I'm tons of fun and I dress to a T.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt and politics, what would you do?
Damnit, I should have saved the Pony for this one.

19. Do you like to Dance?
My arms have rhythm. My legs have rhythm. They aren't the same rhythm which makes dancing something of a hazzard. Relatedly, one of my co-workers had a birthday recently, and his party was a Dance Dance Revolution tournament.

20. George Bush.
Will Ferrell in Old School.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Punishment for being a man.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what would you call him?
My ticket to the big time.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Do they speak English in What?

24. What would you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
"Dude, bad bet." Relatedly, what does a redneck say before he dies? "Dude, hold my beer. Watch this." What does a redneck hear before he dies? "You're doin' it, dude. You're doin it."

25. 4 people who must also do this theme in their journal. XWL in the spirit of bipartisanship; PJ in revenge for his vicious Pooh-baiting; anybody at LL&PN because their answers will be funny; RIA, because she seems in need of something lighter.


XWL said...

I did it, reluctantly, and titled the post Screw You Pooh.

(because I kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid)

Mr Furious said...

Going with honesty/first thing that pops into my head over concerted effort at humor. Here goes...

1. Damn. If you put this up yesterday, I would have grabbed Jonathan Letham's "Fortress of Solitude" it's been on my desk waiting to go back to the library for a week*... Now I have to go with "The Graphic Artist's Guild: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines"—
"derivitive work, though not the making of new" Copyright law...mmm.

2. To my left is the open room, the next closest thing is the treadmill. And, no, I did NOT do 30 minutes today or any time in the last two months...

3. Tivo'd "Colbert Report"

4. 9:40

5. 9:27

6. Furnace

7. Walking the dog about two hours ago.

8. I was in the comment thread where you tagged Otto.

9. I own three suits, only two of which I would ever wear. They are both Joseph Abboud. I absolutely LOVE my brown suit. Yup. Brown.

Now? Jeans and a hooded (hood down) CLEMSON sweatshirt.

10. I'm not really remembering my dreams these days, but last night it was probably about painting the bathroom, since it's all I did for two days...

11. Tickling my daughter makes me laugh almost as hard. About an hour and a half ago.

12. A poster of a giant Carl Yastrzemski baseball card, pictures of my daughter, a big framed photo of the Brooklyn Bridge.

13. Weird, eh? Nothing comes to mind. Does that count as weird?

14. I kind of like these usually, but I'm beginning to wonder how long this one is...

15. Rented "X2" and "L4yer Cake" this weekend (wife was away). Last in the theater—"Family Stone"

16. A Senate Seat?

A new car, but mostly because I need one. This for my daughter, and anything my wife wants from here.

And some Red Sox tickets. I'd follow them on a road trip or two...

17. I am pretty much a slob.

18. Um, eliminate religion?

19. Nope. But that's because I can't and I am REALLY self-conscious about it. I'm pretty sure even my multi-millions won't cure it either.

20. He was the first answer for 18.

21. No imagination necessary. Her name is Ruby, but we also call her Bixie and The Bix, both of which derive from Rubik's...

22. Starting left-fielder for the Boston Red Sox...

23. Yeah...but i fear my brain is too addled to learn a new language.

24. "So, you didn't believe in me, eh? Well, that's cool by me—most of the people who do are jackasses anyway, if you ask me. Come on in..."

25. Well, I would have tagged you and the boys at LL&PN... I'll go with John Cole (though he'll never do it) and orf, because we all miss her, and would like to hear from her.

* [sheepish confession] I returned the book unread.

mortnut said...

So let me get this straight. You just finished looking at Charlize Theron's Oscar Night dress ("See, if you have this pillow on the shoulder, you can sleep on the plane with no problem"), Mickey Rooney (or the ghost thereof) juxtaposed with Three 6 Mafia, and a couple of bow tie sporting stuffed penquins, and you thought my failure to bid 5K on some Red Sox ducats for you and 18 of your closest friends (I assume 18 based on your allowing me to attend if I scored the tickets and that your wannabe millionaire exclusion of me from your own Sox largesse was merely a momentary fit of petulance) was "weird and disappointing????" HHHMMM

Pooh said...

Pops, if there was a shorter word than yes...but yeah, you seem to have grasped the key bits...