Thursday, December 15, 2005

Be careful what you wish for...

See, this is what happens when one complains. I complain on my blog that I have writers block, and then I get tagged by Sarah… but as she said, at least I now have something to work with and get through this writer’s blockade of astronomical proportions.

I’ve been tagged by Sarah (btw, thanks), so I guess that means I’m it…

Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot.
1. Hanuman
2. Running2K's
3. Queen of Spain
4. Sarah and the Goon Squad
5. Kemp (although I’ve noticed everyone else has a cool nickname, so for this little exercise I’ll call myself…‘Dr. Spin’)

Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to. This is in no way mandatory.
1. Scott
2. Childs Play x 2
3. MetroDad
4. Mr. Big Dubya
5. Can’t think of another… come back later and I’ll have one.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
10 years ago? Someone expects me to remember what I was doing 10 years ago? Sure… well, let me drink some Yaqui Indians’ tea and I’ll get back to you all on that… I don’t think recall that there was nuch going on. I was in my final year in college, my fiance had graduated the previous May and was working on a post-graduate certificate in Chicago. Nothing exciting, nothing fun, just the normal college stuff. Parties, studying, having fun.

What were you doing one year ago?
After being downsized for the second time in 13 months I was still looking for a job one year ago. Also, I was doing a little daycare-type thing. Let me explain; my mother-in-law (who runs a licensed daycare and watches my kids 3/5 days of the week) had just had surgery and couldn’t do her daycare for 3 months. So three times a week I was watching (along with my own twins) two of my nephews. On Fridays, I watched my 2 kids (ages 2.5), 2 of my nephews (ages 2 & 4), a 5 year old, a 2.5 year old, and a 1.5 year old… if anyone leaves a comment about the movie Daddy Daycare, don’t, I heard them all while I was doing it. During the evening I was perusing the internet and newspapers for a job. I was also getting ready for the 4 college classes I would be teaching starting in January (Intro. to Marketing, Intro. to Management, Communications, and Financial Accounting)

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Cheese Popcorn… hmmmmm, cheezy…
2. Coffee… my coffeee… my precious… (that would work better if you all said it out loud in the voice of Gollum)
3. Chips & Salsa
4. Toasted Ravioli. I have a great recipe if you want one.
5. Beer, wine, martinis, scotch…(depends on the situation & the mood)

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1. ‘Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da’ by The Beatles (actually, I know all the lyrics to 98% of The Beatles catalog)
2. ‘The Monkees Theme’ by The Monkees
3. ‘LaBamba’ (in English & Spanish) by Richie Valens & Los Lobos
4. ‘(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus’ by Harry Connick, Jr. (all-time fave Christmas – or should it be Holiday?— song. My kids already know it)
5. ‘Ain’t That a Kick in the Head’ by Dean Martin

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Travel
2. Build a new house
3. Invest some of it so I could make it last a REALLY long time.
4. Produce a Broadway show that would be a guaranteed bomb so I could make more money off of it. Has that been done before?
5. Quit work and go back to school for my PhD full-time

Five bad habits:
1. Not putting things away.
2. Yelling at other drivers who don’t know what they’re doing
3. Swearing
4. Not exercising enough
5. Procrasti—eh, I’ll finish it later…

Five things you like doing:
1. Hanging out with the family
2. Playing games on the computer (Star Wars Battlefront, hopefully SWBF 2 after Christmas… hint hint hint, Halo, Age of Empires 1-3)
3. Watching baseball (only the Cardinals) and football (any game) and soccer (World Cub 2006 is coming!!!)
4. Reading (currently on my nightstand: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Undaunted Courage and The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz)
5. Smoking a fine cigar & drinking a fine Scotch while relaxing on my patio

Five things you would never wear or buy again:
1. Wear – parachute pants (What in God’s name was I thinking???)
2. Wear – Black circa 1980’s Michael Jackson zipper jacket (like the one in the linked picture, but black. Don’t ask… please don’t ask.. As I said above, what was I thinking??)
3. Buy – anything with the words Oprah, Disney, or Time Life attached to them.
4. Wear – really narrow ties. Actually, let’s just ban any article of clothing from the 1980’s and be done with it…
5. Buy – anything from Menards. Can’t stand the commercials.

Five favorite toys:
1. Palm Pilot (Tungsten E)
2. mini-disc player (asked for an iPod for Christmas)
3. Computer
4. my remote control that looks like a Star Wars lightsaber.
5. Legos. Never too old for legos, especially now that I can play with them with my daughters.

Scott, you're it!


Becky said...

Love HC Jr.'s Christmas music, and my kids will know it too, as soon as The Kid gets over the "turn off that noise" phase. Sheesh. What is he ... the parent and I'm the teen-ager?

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I would love to hear your rendition of "La Bamba" in English.

Kemp said...

Be carefule what you wish for; I know the lyrics, but I didn't say I could sing them well

Becky said...

We won't laugh. We promise. We'll just send it to everyone we know on the Internet.

Anonymous said...

where did you get that remote?!?
please tell me where i can find it! thanks a bunch