Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm Not at Work Today so I'll do this Meme Thingy

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I rarely do Memes. In fact, I honestly don't know what "Meme" stands for. However, I'm home from work today and enjoying my freedom to do nothing. So, I'm copying the one that Judy, Mical and Kara did. Here goes...

In your entire life, have you ever ...........

gone on a blind date? You betcha. Miss Sniz was a blind date. In fact, I was the stand-in guy for the date because the original couldn't make it that day. That means that my wife married a substitute blind date. I guess that I just make a good impression on folks.

skipped school? ... Sure. One time I got an honor student to blow off class with me and we played basketball.

watched someone die ? ... Nope.

been to Canada? ... Nope.

been to Mexico? ... No, but a few years ago I was in San Diego and we took the train down the the border. We we going to cross but my wife was chicken. So, we stared at Mexico from California.

been to Florida? ... Many, many times. My parents live their half the year and I end up there on business from time to time.

had your booze taken away by the cops? ... Um...yeah. But let's just make sure that we all understand that that was back in 1987 and I was 17 and stupid. I'll comment on it more later (see below).

lettered in high school sport? ... No! All I would have had to do is go out for wrestling (since I was small in high school) and I could have had my letter my freshman year. I DID letter in band! I was a lover, not a fighter.

cried yourself to sleep? ... I have a "man-card" and I'll play it now. Sorry, never have done it.

played cops and robbers? ... Yes.

played dolls? ... Nope, just with stuffed animals--which is totally different, right?

sung Karaoke? ... Yes. In fact, I did it a few months ago at a wedding. I sang the theme from The Love Boat.

done something you said you wouldn't? ... Way too many times. Unfortunately, even those who are saved by the grace of God still have to deal with their own flesh. What a bummer.

cheated on an exam? ... Ugh...yes, back in high school I probably did a few times in a situation where everyone else was doing it (which always makes it right!). It was wrong. I was never much of a cheater even though I didn't know any better at the time. I was a pretty good student.

made prank phone calls? ... It was a passion of mine as a kid.

laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose? ... Sure...mostly milk for some reason.

caught a snowflake on your tongue? ... Probably, but mom was not big on us letting the snow get in our mouths for fear of the crud that might be in the precipitation.

danced in the rain? ... No. I only sing in the rain.

written a letter to Santa Clause? ... Just a few weeks ago and I didn't get ANYTHING that I asked for. Jerk!

watched the sunrise with someone you care about? ... No, but many sunsets.

been kissed under the mistletoe? ... Yes.

been arrested? ... Yes--and it all goes back to the question I answered earlier about getting something taken away. As much as I hated this event in my life, it was the event that woke me up. God used it to make me sensitive to the gospel. Thankfully, I was only 17 and it's not on my record.

blown bubbles? ... Yes, but it doesn't ask about what kind of bubbles. How about snot bubbles? Anyone?

gone ice-skating? ... Yes. Plus, I think I'm going tomorrow.

been skinny dipping outdoors? ... NO WAY!!! (not even indoors--but I'm not a "never-nude" like Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development).

had a nickname? ...
"Rah-JOE" is the one I remember the most as it was given to me by the father of a good friend back when I was in elementary school. Sometimes it was "Rah-JOE Rah-JOE!" These days, many call me "Rog." I actually prefer to be called "Rog."

been to Africa? ... No.

eaten cookies for dinner? ... Yes.

been on TV? ... Yes.

been in a car accident? ... Yes, but nothing all that serious.

NOTE: I have no idea where this Meme came from, but I have to think that at this particular juncture, another meme has taken over. Instead of questions about things that I've done, I'm now just answering general questions. Is there a Meme Police that I can call about this? Or, maybe just a Meme Hotline?

What is your Mother's name? ... "Mom." She also goes by "Mary."

favorite drink? ... Peach iced-tea or hot tea. It can be unsweetened or sweetened as long as you can taste the peach. I also love blood-orange hot tea...and good coffee.

favorite alcohol? ... I'm not a big drinker. but I do enjoy a quality beverage. I love tasty beers. Currently my favorite is called Xingu and it's imported from Brazil. It's incredible. But Sam Adams is my drink of choice.

birthplace? ... Ft. Wayne, Indiana (yawn)

favorite vacation spot? ... Lake Michigan, Salt Lake City and San Diego.

favorite salad dressing? ... Ranch

favorite pie? ... Raspberry!

favorite number? ... 17 (I really don't have one, but that one has significance for many reasons)

favorite movie? ... Fletch. I don't need to watch it anymore because I have it memorized.

favorite holiday? ... Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19th)

favorite food? ... Lobster!

day of the week? ... Saturday.

favorite brand of body wash? ... Once again I'll play the man-card. I use soap.

favorite toothpaste? ... I don't care as long as it's a paste and not a gel. I like the grittiness of a paste.

favorite smell? ... ozone

Do you have any tattoos? ... Elmer Fudd on my right, not really. I have none.

body piercings? ... No.

Do you drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? ... 4 doors! We have a van and a...wait, I posted about my cars just a few weeks ago.

How do you see yourself in 10 years? ... Hopefully with my eyes looking into a mirror.


Toni said...

LOL! Well, here's a little Kevin Bacon for ya. Carl and I used to cruise quite a bit B.C. (before children, but you prolly already knew that.) So, we were on his first cruise and what did we listen to for entertainment one night? The LOVE BOAT theme song. Corny? Sure. But wait, that's not all. It was sung by THE ORIGINAL ARTIST. No, not that fake "20 of your favorite hits sung by THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS" gag sung by some no-name cheesy group called "THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS" (yes, I fell for that scam. Worst rendition of RING MY BELL I've *ever* heard). No, I'm talking the real deal, the guy who actually sang the Love Boat theme song, Jack Jones. Carl and I sat there, listening and holding back fits of "we're in cornball alley" laughter. It was cool and corny all in one, being on a cruise ship while listening to the actual artist singing the LOVE BOAT theme song. Bahahahaha!

Mr. E said...

O' Man another list. You know I'm gonna borrow this and blog about it sometime after the New Year.

Uvulapie said...

There are so many LIES and FABRICATIONS in your answers that I don't know where to begin. You better get out your rosary, pal, 'cause God keeping track on his abacus.

bmhs said...

Hey, this was a lot of fun!
Thanks for sharing. :)
Now we all have some great blackmail material...

Alex E

PS Next time you're over at my blog, flip back to the car post and read my response to your comment on the flames and stuff. :)