Wednesday, October 26, 2005

8 Things...

Childs Play x2 did this on his blog, and I thought it was a very cool idea so I decided to try it as well, though I upped the ante (as it were) and made it 8 things. Why 8? Eh…why not?

As CP said, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be.

And awayyyy weeee gooooooo…

8 things I want to do before I die:

  1. Run for political office (which I have already started doing…see my School Board entries for the … ‘Rest… of the… story’)
  2. Give my daughters away at their wedding (hopefully, they’ll have a dual ceremony…cause the idea of paying for two weddings in any proximity scares the you-know-what out of me
  3. Get my wife to ride the big Ferris Wheel with me at Chicago’s Navy Pier
  4. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (I have a fear of bridges and didn’t take the opportunity to do this in a prior visit to San Fran…but I feel I must now… it’s a moral imperative)
  5. Retire before the age of 60
  6. Take an Alaskan cruise
  7. Go back to Hawaii
  8. Get my Ph.D.

8 things I cannot do:

  1. Change the oil in my car (have to agree with cp on this on)
  2. Say no to pizza… and to cheese… and to chips
  3. Understand the appeal of reality TV shows… I just don’t get it.
  4. Lose an argument/debate
  5. Climb a ladder (long story)
  6. Sleep in (not so much as can’t, but more of my twins won’t let me…)
  7. Drink cheap coffee
  8. Drink cheap wine

8 things that attract me to the opposite sex:

  1. Sense of humor (or, more precisely, them laughing at MY jokes – which my wife does, no matter how bad or corny they are)
  2. Intelligence (but not smarter than me. Sorry, but that’s just the elitist in me. BTW, my wife is smarter than me)
  3. Legs
  4. Eyes
  5. Smile
  6. Small of the back
  7. Independent streak (which my wife has in spades)
  8. Ahem…well, uh…. you know…

8 Things that I say most often:

  1. Nice.
  2. D’oh!
  3. Am I oversimplifying things?
  4. Did I ever tell you about…
  5. Decisions are made by those that show up
  6. Or am I using too much logic?
  7. Son of a bi—
  8. Holy Flurkin’ Schnit…

8 celebrity crushes:

  1. Salma Hayek
  2. Penelope Cruz
  3. Niki Taylor
  4. Shakira
  5. Liz Phair
  6. Kate Beckinsale
  7. Rachel Ray
  8. Janel Moloney (from TV’s The West Wing)

8 people I want to have do this exercise:

  1. My wife
  2. My brother
  3. My best friend, Scott
  4. My daughters (though we may have to wait until they can write)
  5. Enigma4ever, a consistent visitor to all my blogs
  6. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig (the man’s a mental furball by the way)
  7. “President” Bush (Why? The smart-ass, politico in me says ‘to see if he can count to 8’)
  8. Every person in the whole wide world