Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Intewestink Surveyage

Snarfed from bearette24:

1. Which curse word do you use the most?

I don't curse much any more, but when I do it's generally "f*ckin'"-- yes that specific variation of that word... One of my close friends often says "f*ckin' hilarious"-- in his presence many of us (his other friends) end up saying it as well to mimic him.

2. Do you own an iPod?

Surprisingly, no.

3. What time is your alarm clock set for?

6:30. But generally the snooze gets hit at least twice which means I generally don't get up until it goes off at 6:44 am. I toast a bagel for breakfast and make sack lunches for the wifey and I while she's getting ready.

4. How many suitcases do you own?

Betwixt the wifey and I, several.

5. Do you wear flip flops even when it's cold?

Depends on what you consider cold. Generally not. If it's colder than 50 degrees no... But I did once wear sandals on the return trip from a cruise in January. I had to run through the snow in sandals to re-park my car so wifey could put her car back in the garage. There was snow on the ground and my toes turned into toecicles. Chicago winters are NOT meant for sandals.

6. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?

If it's a group shot I don't mind being in it, but generally I prefer taking pictures.

7. What was the last movie you watched?

The Patriot (it was on TV and it had been awhile since I'd watched it)

8. Do you or any of your friends have children?

Wifey & I don't yet, but we have friends who are expecting and another friend who has a 3 year old son who is also a fan of Beck.

9. Has anyone ever called you lazy?


10. Do you ever take medication to help you sleep?

When I'm sick I gladly tack Nyquil. But I never take anything to help me sleep when I'm otherwise healthy.

11. Which CD is currently in your CD player?

Jimmy Barnes Raw (live 2001)

12. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?

regular 2% is my personal favorite. It's just creamy enough

13. Has anyone told you a secret this week?


14. When was the last time someone hit on you?

I was on a business trip this past weekend there was much alcohol being consumed and some women who otherwise wouldn't have been doing so, were flirting with me a bit. But it was pretty innocent. I don't remember the last time I was "hit on."

15. Can you whistle?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I can whistle with two fingers... if those two fingers are holding a whistle (thanks to the late Mitch Hedburg for that joke)

16. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

A wrong number. The switchboard at my office inadvertantly transferred someone to my phone who was trying to be transferred to someone else in the office.

17. Do you think people talk about you behind your back?


18. Did you watch cartoons as a child?

Yes, who didn't? I miss Looney Toons... Speedy Gonzalez, Pepe LePieux, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Sylvester & Tweety, etc. etc. Those were the days.

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20. Are you shy around the opposite sex?

Not so much any more. Now that I'm married and have no "agenda" or romantic interest in anyone of the opposite sex other than wifey I find it considerably easier to talk to the lasses and be generally friendly with them.

21. Which movie(s) do you know every line to?

Back to the Future
and I know a good portion of and Things to Do In Denver When You're Dead and Real Genius as well.

22. Do you own any band t-shirts?

Chicago, The Verve Pipe, and Dream Theater (I realize that's a rather unusual mix)

23. What is your favorite salad dressing?


24. Who was the last person to make you mad?

The wifey-- with most folks I'm too laidback and easy-going to ever be angry with them. The wifey is the only one to drive me to extremes (both good and bad).

25. Do you do your own dishes?

I generally pre-rinse before putting them in the dishwasher-- does that count?

26. Ever cry in public?

There are a few films I saw in theaters that brought me to tears (United 93, The Patriot, and a few I'd rather not admit to) so yes.

27. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?

at the moment I'm on a laptop.

28. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?


29. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?

No, especially not now that I'm married.

30. What did you do before this?

Went to lunch, requested an Aussie film on DVD from the local library's web site, talked to one of my co-workers about something.

31. When is the last time you slept on the floor?

I'm not sure but I bet it was when I was in college and passed out drunk.

32. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?

With about 3-5 hours I can (mal)function. To properly function I need at least 6 hours. 8-10 and I'm in good shape.

33. Do you eat breakfast daily?

Half a bagel every day!

34. Are your days full and fast-paced?

Depends on the day.

35. Do you pay attention to the calories on the package?

No silly, the calories aren't on the package they're in the food. If the calories were on the package we'd all be really skinny because not too many people eat the packaging!

36. Do you use sarcasm?

Yes. My wife being British has a rather dry sarcastic wit. I need to use the same type of humor to stay on the same page.

37. How old will you be on your next birthday?


38. Are you picky about spelling and grammar?

Sometimes yes. I generally consider the source. The less educated a person is, the more I'm willing to let slide (inside I'm cringing, but I keep my trap shut about it). The more educated a person is, the less I let him/her get away with.

39. Have you ever been to Six Flags?

No. I used to work at Cedar Point-- Six Flags was/is the enemy. I have been to 2 Six Flags parks BEFORE they became Six Flags parks (The Great Escape in Lake George, NY and Darien Lake near Buffalo, NY).

40. Do you get along better with the same sex or the opposite sex?

Blog World: It's pretty even. I've got a nice mix of male and female of various different ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations, etc.
Real World: Generally the same sex. It used to be more the opposite sex, but as I've slid deeper into married life I've come to treasure those occassions where boys can be boys-- scratch, spit, belch, crack lewd jokes, and other wonderfully testoserone addled activities that are generally unacceptable in mixed company.

41. Do you like mustard?


42. Do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back?

On my stomach or on my side with my legs crossed in a figure 4 (or dyslexic figure 4 position depending on which side I'm lying on) position.

43. Do you watch the news?

You call 24 hours of Natalee Holloway on Headline News and FoxNews News?!?!?! If the news actually covered NEWS I might watch it.

44. One of your scars--how did you get it?

I've got this deep scar on my right shin. I was 16 and riding around my block with my friend Geoff. He started riding his bike by holding the cross bar instead of the handlebars, he said, "Look what I can do!" I tried to do the same, my bicycle turned and went into a ditch. The teeth on my pedal cut a nice groove into my right shin. It's faded quite a bit over the years but if you're looking, it's still there. Oddly enough when it happened I was laughing hysterically at myself. Geoff started laughing at me laughing at myself-- it was a real hoot, but I guess ya had to be there.


The Phoenix said...

Do you refer to your wife as "wifey" on a regular basis, or just for these 43 questions?

I was hoping you'd answer #36 in this manner: "What do you think?"

I caught The Patriot on TV as well. That was the first time I'd seen it. Mel has made a living fighting wars throughout history.

Perplexio said...

Phoenix: Referring to the missus as "wifey" is just something I picked up from his Canadian emminence, St. Dickeybird the Blasphemous.

As far as Mel Gibson is concerned you're right-- whether it was post-apocalyptic in the Mad Max movies, a Vietnam era Cargo pilot in Air America, Medieval Scotland in Braveheart, or American Revolutionary in The Patriot-- he's made quite a career of either fighting in or at least being somehow peripherally involved in wars and/or the military. I'm just surprised he didn't try to get his foot in the door with Gettysburg or Gods & Generals!

Snooze said...

Great list! I love your observation about calories and packaging.

tornwordo said...

I liked the meme or list or whatever it's called, lol.

30! Life is just beginning.

Curare_Z said...

"look what I can do" is the beginning to many scars....

Bruce said...

You're only 29? I can't even remember back that far...

St. Dickeybird said...

No tattoos, huh? Well then it's a good thing you're straight and we're both married, because if I was interested, I'd be hurt.

St. Dickeybird said...

And 'Wifey' was an evolution from 'Nursey', once we got engaged.
'Nursey' was a character on Black Adder.

Perplexio said...

snooze: well it's true after all... how many people do you know who eat the packaging?

tornwordo: thanks mate... Folks keep telling me that 30 is just beginning. My 5 siblings have all told me that as they're all at least 12 years older than I-- heck one of them is even a grandfather already! It does feel kind of weird knowing that one of my nephews beat me to the punch in starting a family.

Curare_Z: Don't I know it! I remember the first time I got a Swiss Army knife how many times I managed to cut my own fingers in that first week. It got to the point where I'd have blood pouring out of me and I'd be lauging hysterically and people would look at me as though I was a bit daft.
In hindsight, I s'pose they were right.

Bruce: I s'pose I'm just a wee young lad.

Perplexio said...

St. Dickeybird: I get on well with people with Tattoos, I just choose not to have any myself. To each his/her own.

As for my missus-- when we first married it took some getting used to, for a bit she was my "fwife" as I'd start to say "fiancee" and end up correcting myself. That passed after 3-6 months though. She refers to me as her "hubsband" or "hubsand" usually.

Green Eyes said...

My worse scar is from my brother because he said, "Look what I can do!" LMAO

The Phoenix said...

"It's not plugged in" is probably the second most dangerous last utterance before something really bad happens.

Bearette24 said...

I like the small print for the birthday. Also a 3-year-old who likes Beck...cute. I used to be really into "Tropicalia."

Perplexio said...

Phoenix: Chicago's former guitarist, Terry Kath's last words were "It's not loaded" when referring to the automatic pistol in his hand. He showed off the clip which was indeed empty-- but what he didn't realize was that there was a round in the chamber. Whoops!

bearette24: Yeah the kid is like a musical prodigy. I get on with him pretty well (well about as well as you'd expect a 29 year old to get on with a 3 year old). When he was just shy of a year old-- I remember one time he wanted me to hold him... I had a goatee at the time and he wanted to pet my facial hair-- none of the other men in his life-- his father, his uncle, his grandfather-- none of them had facial hair so it was a rather foreign concept to him. We kind of bonded at that point I guess. He also memorizes and recites track listings from his favorite albums!

Bearette24 said...

Hee. maybe he'll get a contract when he's 5 or something...

Bar said...

Great list! I wasn't surprised at all by what music you are currently listening to :) or the 3 band t-shirts you own!!!!

David Amulet said...

Funny about your last story -- I remember almost the same thing ... my worst bike crash injury had me laughing so hard I barely noticed I was bleeding all over the place.

-- david