Aug 10, 2007

Dirty made me do it!

Dirty has tagged me. So here we go with the latest in question/answer time.

5 People who will be annoyed that you tagged them:

1. I refuse to call people out, have at it if you are so inclined!

4 things that should go into room 101 and be removed from the face of the earth.

1. People that park in the handicapped spots who don't need them!
2. Those fat-assed people who park their shopping cart in the aisle sideways while staring at the shelves.
3. Politicians.
4. Those drivers who think they are so fucking important they must run through the red light on their turn lane blocking everyone else.

3 things people do that make you want to shake them violently.

1. See those folks in #1 above. It's a good thing I don't pack heat...
2. Drivers who text/put on makeup/do everything else but drive.
3. Become president with the equivalent of a 3rd graders vocabulary..

2 things you find yourself moaning about.

1. You mean besides that thing Dirty does with her tongue?
2. I shouldn't be this way, but around the 5th time or so I have to go turn Skyler over at night.

1 thing the above answers tell you about yourself.

1. I need to develop more patience.

Question #1: What Were You Doing 10 Years Ago?

Working in the telecom industry, traveling monthly to Minneapolis, and Skyler was 6, so we were starting to deal with the school system.

Question #2: List 5 Snacks You Enjoy:

1. Potato chips
2. Chocolate
3. Ice Cream
4. Cheese and crackers
5. Is beer a snack?

Question #3: List 5 Songs You Know All The Lyrics To:

(you are all going to think I am so weird at this one...)

1. Coven…One Tin Soldier
2. Terry Kelly...Pittance of Time
3. Styx...Suite Madam Blue
4. The Brigham Young University Chorus...Coming Home
5. Kenny Rogers...Old man

Question #4: List 5 Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire:

1. Set up Skyler with all he needs to live independently.
2. Have a mountain home with a killer view
3. Buy toys, big shiny guy toys!
4. Travel, seeking out new experiences.
5. Give some to family and friends.

Question #5: List 5 Bad Habits:

1. I fucking swear
2. I hold things in until they build to a head instead of letting them out.
3. I don't always concentrate of what others are saying to me.
4. Did I mention I swear like fucking hell?
5. I double dip with chips. Yeah that's right! I said it!!

Question #6: List 5 Things You Would Never Wear Again:

1. Speedos
2. Black frame glasses
3. Pajamas
4. My Fanny Pack (yeah Kristi, I retired it!)
5. Underwear

Question #7: List 5 Favorite Toys:

1. TIVO!
2. Do my Far Side and Dilbert desk calendars count as toys?
3. My PC
4. It used to be my 4X4, but I had to sell it when I decided to grow up.
5. My blow up sheep?


  1. You may appreciate this: My mom was in a wheelchair for about five years and it always pissed me off when people failed to clear snow, ice or whatever else off the sidewalks in front of their house, making it impassable for anyone in a wheelchair. Even now, I'm a total stickler for keeping our front sidewalk clear. And I give stink eye to our neighbor's when they don't.

    Also, some beers are snacks.

  2. Way to go Grant! Keep giving them hell... And, I drink dark beers like Guinness, so I get a bit of fiber I guess.

  3. you double dip? Holy SHIT!

  4. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Beer isn't a snack. It's a fucking sacrament.

  5. Hey, who says fucking swearing is a goddamned bad habit?

    In my years before beginning work as a teacher, I had worked in the restaurant business and as a construction worker. I imagine the only place you swear more is in the Navy. All of a sudden, I had to curb the swearing. It wasn't easy.

    Styx played at my high school frequently up until their big break, in '77 or so. I love Suite: Madame Blue!

    I started playing guitar around the same time, '77 or so. I took guitar lessons at a guitar store in Lagrange, Illinois. There was a friendly hippie-type guy nicknamed J.C. who gave lessons there (I took lessons with another guy). I found out eventually that J.C. was John Curulewski, the former guitar-player for Styx. He left right before they met huge success (Tommy Shaw was his replacement) to spend time with his family.

  6. I'm snacking on beer right now...does that make you moan?

  7. Teri: Not only that, sometimes I just lick the dip right out of the bowl!

    Kirby: I am a recovering Catholic. I don't think I ever saw fucking and sacrament in the same sentence. You are my hero.

    JY: The Navy did tend to pepper my language with colorful colloquialisms. I can't imagine how JC felt when Styx made it big, what a bummer!

    Dirty: OOooohhhhhh!

  8. You can cuss all you want but don't bring back the god-damned fucking fanny pack!

    You go commando? I would have never guessed.

  9. Oh, and in regards to Question #4, can I be your new best friend?

  10. It's wrong NOT to double-dip. Otherwise the chips are not reaching their full potential.

    Swearing may be a bad habit, but it's one I'll never be able to break. People drive me to it.

    That and I really like doing it.

    Beer can be a snack if wine can be. We won't tell anyone.

  11. GKL: No worries, the fanny pack is fuckin retired. And as far as commando, since I was about 22.

    GKL2: You already are my dear!

    Ellen: I like the excuse of chips not reaching their full potential. Sounds like I am making some sort of small difference in their otherwise short, dreary lives.