Thursday, July 10, 2008

46 random things.

46 ODD Things about me.
Frankly I hate those chain eMails every bit as much as I hated chain letters. I refuse to continue them regardless of whether or not my house will get dry rot or the economy will fall. My biggest argument about those chain eMails is that they are chock full of propaganda and bullshit, made to make you feel guilty for not sending them on to people who really don't want them in the first place.

Now that that's out of the way - chain letters like this one are completely different. First of all, there is no threat, no guilt trip, for not forwarding them on. No gloom & doom, support your troops, help find this kid or fight tyranny in the Mid-West crap, just a simple "let's learn about each other" concept. So on that note, here are my answers for this one, read them if you are interested, ignore it if you're not. Hey, you can even copy, paste, insert your own answers and then send it to me in a comment and I'll post it. If you want to.

1. Do you like blue cheese Yes, my favorite salad dressing.

2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No.

3. Do you own a gun? Just a couple paintball guns.

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? Don’t go there enough to have a favorite

5. Do you get nervous before doctor's appointments? Not usually.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Love them, but try to avoid them.

7. Favorite Christmas movie(s)? Don’t have one.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee.

9. Can you do pushups? One on a good day, but why bother?

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Don’t wear any.

11. Favorite hobby? Buying cars.

12. Do you have A.D.D.? Absolutely n, uh what was the question again?

13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? My weight.

14. Middle name? Michael, but I gave it to myself

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
A. I love summer.
B. How much longer ‘till I have to change what I'm watering.
C. I should probably get off my ass, go into school and get started on setting up that computer lab.

16. Name 3 things you bought yesterday:
A. Nothing
B. More nothing
C. and even more nothing

17. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
A. Diet coke with lime
B. Gatorade
C. Coffee

18. Current worry? Can I make it until fall on the money I have

19. Current hate right now? Stupid, inconsiderate, self-centered people

20. Favorite place to be? Pretty much anywhere, as long as it is with friends. <-yeah, I’d have to agree with that.

21. Where would you like to go? Mexico <- that too

22. Name three people who will complete this? Ahh, I’m just sending it to Rae and Danny. I’ll put it on the blog, but I don’t expect to get much response.

23. What happened to number 23? Someone deleted the question. If you didn’t want to answer the question, put “No Comment,” don’t delete the #$*& question!

24. What shirt are you wearing? None

25. What year would you go back in time to? None permanently, but I’d love to visit the 1920’s.

26. Can you whistle? Yup.

27. Favorite color? Green

28. Would you be a pirate? Na, except for on Halloween

29. Favorite girl's name? Nicole

30. Sorry folks, this question was missing

31. Favorite boy's name? Zack

32. What's in your pocket right now? Nothing, I’m in my skivvies

33. Last thing that made you laugh? Leilani talking about the people she works with

34. Best Halloween costume? Dunno

35. Worst injury you've ever had? Getting backhanded in the face by an ice skate at the age of 9. 13 stitches and I ended up in the hospital because it got infected.

36. Do you like where you live? Yes, very much.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? Three

38. Who is your loudest friend? Other than myself? I’d have to go with my brother Danny, followed by Gibb, a teacher friend of mine. She doesn’t rank first only because it’s been a couple years since we taught across the hall from each other, and she’s pretty good at moderating it outside of the classroom.

39. How many dogs do you have? None, more work than I’m willing to put in.

40. Does someone have a crush on you? Not as far as I know.

41. What is your favorite book(s)? Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey

42. What is your favorite candy? Almond Joy

43. Favorite Sports Team? Uh, yeah. None, really.

44. Your favorite meal? Pretty much anything grilled out on the BBQ.

45. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Working on my website.

46. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Turn on the DVD and lay in bed for another hour.

6 comments:

jannx said...

Hello Max. An interesting list. I probably would not have answered, but since you were willing to share, I thought that I should be able to as well. So, I will cut and paste my responses to the 46 list:


1. Do you like blue cheese -
I’m not sure. I don’t think I’ve ever had it before.

2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No.

3. Do you own a gun? No.

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? -
I don’t drink alcohol. I'm assuming this is a bar.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor's appointments? Yes.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? I enjoy them, but try to avoid them.
7. Favorite Christmas movie(s)?
A Christmas Story.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Plain (hot) green tea.

9. Can you do pushups? A few.

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? I don’t wear any.

11. Favorite hobby? None.

12. Do you have A.D.D.? No.

13. What's one trait you hate about yourself?
I’m a procrastinator.

14. Middle name? Garett

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment:
A. I should be cleaning my apartment.
B. I should be downstairs paying my rent.
C. I should be eating(something healthy).

16. Name 3 things you bought yesterday:
A. I bought various kinds of fresh fruits.
B. I bought various kinds of fresh vegetables.
C. I bought various kinds of healthy snacks.

17. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink:
A. Organic 2% milk
B. Premium orange juice
C. Green tea

18. Current worry? I won’t do any exercising this summer.

19. Current hate right now? Being lazy and not doing anything worthwhile.

20. Favorite place to be? Home (I guess).

21. Where would you like to go? Back to Japan

22. Name three people who will complete this? Probably no one.

23. Unknown

24. What shirt are you wearing? Cheap short-sleeve button-down.

25. What year would you go back in time to? - If I could travel in time, I would rather go forward, not back.

26. Can you whistle? I could until puberty hit.

27. Favorite color? Blue

28. Would you be a pirate? No.

29. Favorite girl's name? I don’t have one.

30. Unknown

31. Favorite boy's name? I don’t have one.

32. What's in your pocket right now? Nothing.

33. Last thing that made you laugh? The movie Kung Fu Panda.

34. Best Halloween costume? I don’t have one.

35. Worst injury you've ever had? My kneecap popped out of place.

36. Do you like where you live? Yes, it is okay.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? - Two (One 19in basic and a 1in portable.

38. Who is your loudest friend? None.

39. How many dogs do you have? None.

40. Does someone have a crush on you? Probably not.

41. What is your favorite book(s)? The Harry Potter Series.

42. What is your favorite candy? Snickers.

43. Favorite Sports Team? I don’t have one.

44. Your favorite meal? Fast food.

45. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Writing a blog entry.

46. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Will I be productive today or will I just sleep the day away.

Max said...

thanks jannx, I got a good laugh out of #26. As for #4; Sonic is a fast food place out here (I think it started in California) that serves soda mixed with all kinds of stuff. I know people that really like Diet Coke with vanilla syrup and actual strawberries in it.

A Paperback Writer said...

Well, here we go. It's not like I was doing anything productive right now anyway.


1. Do you like blue cheese Yup. There's some in my fridge right now.
2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No. I don't think I've ever even seen it.

3. Do you own a gun? Yes. Two WWII rifles by my father off dead Japanese soldiers during the war. neither is fireable.

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? I don't think I've ever been there before.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor's appointments? Only if it's an ob-gyn. Ick.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle. shudder.
7. Favorite Christmas movie(s)? It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? water, milk

9. Can you do pushups? 1/2
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? I have some celtic stuff I like a lot
11. Favorite hobby? reading

12. Do you have A.D.D.? No, I'm just going senile.
13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? weight (Just one? aw, I could list a bunch -- but that's the worst one)
14. Middle name? yes, but I don't put my name on blogs
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
A. when is my *&^ ISP goiing to get my e-mail working again?
B. What time to I have to get up to call those hotels in Scotland?
C. It's waaay too hot.
16. Name 3 things you bought yesterday: (paid for)
A. traffic ticket from 2 weeks ago
B. express mail to get the check to Nephi by today because Juab county doesn't take credit cards
C. two copies of the ticket for my records

17. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
A. water
B. milk
C. more water

18. Current worry?Will I be able to drive in Scotland without getting a ticket.
19. Current hate right now? triple-digit temps
20. Favorite place to be? in bed, asleep. (My friends are usually too busy with their own lives.)
21. Where would you like to go? Scotland! but someday, Norway.
22. Name three people who will complete this? me
23. What happened to number 23?
24. What shirt are you wearing? a tee shirt with the name of the school where I teach on it
25. What year would you go back in time to? London in the 1590s -- to meet Shakespeare
26. Can you whistle? Yes.

27. Favorite color? blue

28. Would you be a pirate? only for a while
29. Favorite girl's name? Elizabeth or Emily

30. Sorry folks, this question was missing

31. Favorite boy's name? Mark

32. What's in your pocket right now? lip gloss
33. Last thing that made you laugh? chatting with my oldest (as in longest time) friend that I haven't seen in 2 years until today.
34. Best Halloween costume? waaay too many to name here

35. Worst injury you've ever had? a student dropped a filing cabinet on my knee -- 6 weeks of therapy, and the bruise lasted 10 years
36. Do you like where you live? Yes,except my neighbors
37. How many TVs do you have in your house? Two, but one hasn't been used in years and the other I use only for DVDs

38. Who is your loudest friend?Max
39. How many dogs do you have? my neighbors have more dogs than anyone needs.
40. Does someone have a crush on you? I don't think anyone has in the last 3 decades.
41. What is your favorite book(s)? Shakespeare, Tolkien, Rowling -- that'll do for this list.
42. What is your favorite candy? toblerone

43. Favorite Sports Team? Griffindor quidditch team
44. Your favorite meal? Mexican food
45. What were you doing 12 AM last night? sleeping

46. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? where's the stupid alarm clock?

jannx said...

Hello Max. Thanks for the clarification about Sonic.

Hello Paperback. Interesting answers to the questions.

A Paperback Writer said...

thanks, Jannx

A Paperback Writer said...

I meant to ask earlier: how did you come to give yourself a middle name?