Sunday, May 25, 2008

This is 40

I saw this and while I wasn't tagged, I decided to give it a whirl. Not sure what possessed me... but here I go.

1. What is your occupation? EMT


2. What color are your socks right now? dark green

3. What are you listening to right now? Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees

4. What was the last thing that you ate? If it was quarter pounder with cheese and fries I'd have to consider throwing myself off the Golden Gate Bridge... so unhealthy! It was oatmeal with cinnamon, flax seeds, and walnuts.

5. Can you drive a stick shift?

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My dad, it's his birthday today.

7. Do you like the person who tagged you? I wasn't tagged but the person I got it from, he's a good guy, a friend even, a Deadhead brother of mine ... and who he got it from, I don't know her but I guess I like her just fine.

8. How old are you today? ageless

9. What is your favorite sport to watch? downhill skiing, mogul skiing, baseball, hockey, and, of course, curling and cricket!

10. What is your favorite drink? water, coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Guinness, Alaskan Stout

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? sort of... once upon a time I played with peroxide to help lighten in the sun

12. Last time you hugged your child? my child would be my dog and I guess within a few days

13. Favorite food? smoked salmon, real New York pizza... or a damn fine imitation, cannolis, ice cream, cheeseburgers

14. What was the last movie you watched? Beach Red, last night, starring Cornel Wilde and Rip Torn. Not your ordinary WWII movie. Almost blatantly anti-war... at the very least it makes one think about the consequences of war, being shot at in war, and having mortars land next to you.

15. Favorite day of the year? i don't have one

16. How do you vent anger? punch random children on the street

17. What was your favorite toy as a child? I don't know if I'd call a bike a toy, it was a means for getting around town. Hmmm... electric train set, I suppose, and making models for the layout, all that fun kid stuff

18. What is your favorite season? Fall

19. Ocean or pool? How about a pool on an island in the ocean?

20. Cherries or Blueberries? neither. strawberries

21. Do you want your family & friends to participate? I've got to agree with what Mark said: participate with what? Clarify, damnit!

22. Who is the most likely to respond? Someone from Illinois

24. Living arrangements? Cassidy the K9


plus the occasional moose or bear wandering by

25. When was the last time you cried? this morning, before baseball, at a piece on ESPN about a soldier and his efforts to get soccer balls to kids in Iraq. The soldier, Nick Madaras, was later killed but people still carry on his efforts today. There is good in the world.

26. What is on the floor of your closet? you want a detailed list? shoes, bag of old clothes, box of whatever, body parts, old broken DVD player, a backpack... you know, the usual

27. Who is the family or friend you have known the longest that you are tagging? do i look like a tagger to you? well? do i? punk?!

28. What did you do last night? Worked, came home, pet my dog & gave him biscuits, went for a run, came home, vegged out, watched a movie, built steps 4,780-4,785 of my home made, do-it-yourself Space Shuttle, caught some Zzzzz's.

29. Hawaii or Florida? Hawaii all the way... although, Key West ain't bad.

30. What inspires you? stories of people doing great things to help others

31. What are you most afraid of? nothing ... getting cancer maybe, becoming a fat, lazy slob and getting a disease and becoming a burden on America's healthcare system. And nuclear war. It's an irrational fear... but those stoopid missiles Russian still has pointed at us and us at them.
There is idiocy in the world.

32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? cheese... with bacon. Mmmmmmm...... baaaaaaaaaa-connnn [drooooooooooooool......]

33. Favorite dog breed? I guess i have to say mine... do i have to say mine? Samoyed but I'm thinking of next adopting an Alaskan Malamute but adopting a greyhound is ALWAYS a good idea, too... any dog's a good dog, well, so long as it's not one of them yappy football dogs. Ay caramba, might as well have a cat

34. Favorite day of the week? yes

35 How many states have you lived in? I'd have to count... oh crap, actual work...

1) New Hampshire
2) New Jersey
3) Utah
4) Montana
5) Florida
6) Kentucky
7) California
8) Illinois
9) New York
10) Alaska ... i think that's it.

36 Do you like these questionnaires? eh

37. What kind of car did your very first date drive? I drove... and it was my Jeep Wagoneer ... but wait, the question is asking what kind of car she drove, not necessarily on the date... crickey, i forget what she first had because she didn't have a car in high school but later she had a Toyota Corolla... this is a dumb question, NEXT!!!

38. What is the last book you read? To me that says: last you finished...

American Road: The Story of An Epic
Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age

Right now I'm reading Stephen King's Needful Things. Next is Amsterdam by Patrick McEwing... or Ewan Macgregor... I forget his name, I only heard of him like 2 weeks ago. Thanks, Amy!

39. What are your hobbies? I don't know if I have any. Hiking might be a hobby to some, to me it's more of a... a need. I guess I could say posting Grateful Dead and related shows for people to enjoy?

40. Can you still make the Hula Hoop stay around your waist? Of course. Why wouldn't I? In fact, I'm Alaska State Champion, 5 of the last 8 years. Sure, I've only lived here for 4 years but if you do the math right, it works out.


LadyBanana said...

Interesting, I may have to pinch that one :)

Sugarmag said...

Chris, I think I like everything you like, how is that possible? Well, I am not an EMT and I'm not wearing socks. Your dad's birthday is today? Get out!!! This is getting spooky...

Sugarmag said...

Hey, do you remember when Ben and Jerry's made Holy Cannoli ice cream? It was the best, I don't know why they stopped making it...

Zooomabooma said...

Heya ladybanana, if you happen to read this, thanks for stopping by :)

And hiya Sugar Mag!

Yup, yesterday was my dad's bday! You get out!!! LOL...

Spooky? Nahhh. Cool :)

Unfortunately it's not quite 24 hours a day no-sock weather yet... it's not often that (sadly) since even during the hottest part of summer, at night it can drop into the low 50's and the upper 40's. I'm a beach bum at heart (after all I spent my summers on the Jersey shore!) so I love not wearing socks AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!! Here that's not often. And when I posted this yesterday it was a little cold. And this morning -- 43°!

but it's never too cold to eat ice cream... yeah I remember Holy Cannoli! Had pistachios in it... or was that a whole 'nother Ben & Jerry flavor? I might be getting two mixed up but I absolutely remember I had Holy Cannoli living in Montana. I was so STOKED to see it in the store! Couldn't believe my eyes. Not as good as actual cannolis, from what I remember it didn't even taste exactly like real cannolis, but still Mmm mmmm!!

They've stopped making so many great flavors like Rainforest Crunch and wasn't there one named exactly for Wavy Gravy?

Like a year ago they had Vermonty Python... if they still make that, I haven't seen it here since the day I bought it. Mannnnnn...... oh well.

Does ice cream just make life grand? Grand, I say! Except it means you've got to exercise your butt off afterwards!

Have you had Breyers Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream? I could eat like 3 or 4 cartons a week!!!

Sugarmag said...

Hey! No, I haven't had that Breyer's one but i like Breyer's in general. Holi Cannoli was my favorite, I still dream about it. It had pistachios in it, so good! Now my favorite is Pistachio Pistachio. Also I like the fudgy one, I think it's called Chocolate Fudge Brownie. I need to write to Ben and Jerry's and ask them what happened top my favorite. Yeah, real cannolis are really really good, but I did like that ice cream. I never tried Vermonty Python, cool name! Rainforest Crunch was good.

Zooomabooma said...

If you love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (i do) and peanut butter ice cream (i didn't but i do now!) then check out that Breyers flavor!!! Heaven on a stick, Mick... or on a spoon, I guess, and when you get a huge chunk of peanut butter cup.... ohhhhhhhh.... oh yeah, that's the good stuff!

I haven't tried Pistachio Pistachio... now I might have to.

I know where your all-time top favorite is, it's in the Flavor Graveyard.

I think every now and then (or at least they used to) at
their website
they have customers vote to bring back an old flavor for a limited time... that might be your only hope, sad to say. Which one was it?

Sugarmag said...

Ooh, I checked out the website, cheesecake brownie sounds good. Mmm cheesecake. It was Holy Cannoli, that was my favorite, so good! Oh and top was a typo. I meant what heppened to my favorite< I am a slopper typer. Ok, I am going to look around their website and see what I can do about getting it back...
The good news about Breyer's is that they are not owned by Nestle, which is a very evil company owned by baby killing Nazi death eaters. No joke. Edy's, Good Humor, Haagen DAzs, they are all evil Nestle ice cream that I will not buy. But Breyer's and Ben and Jerry's are a green light. Sorry, my politics are not nearly as much fun as talking about ice cream:(

Zooomabooma said...

Wow, Holy Cannoli was your favorite? That's weird!!!!! But weird can be okay... and good :) I just never would have imagined someone would call that flavor their favorite. Interesting. Maybe it'll be brought back someday. That's the problem with companies like that, or at least with them, they make SOOOOOOOO many flavors through the years that they can't keep them all in production at the same time. Plus, from the making money standpoint, if something doesn't make money, not that Holy Cannoli didn't, I don't know, you don't keep making it. Anyway, if they did keep making every flavor, stores wouldn't even be able to stock them all! I mean, have you seen how many kinds of Oreos there are now? And Pringles?! And so much stuff! Man, remember when there was Chips Ahoy and not 20 different types of chocolate chip cookies? My point is, companies keep making SO many more new products when they only had 1 or two... but how often do you see grocery stores building additions or a 2nd floor to be able to accommodate all this new stuff??!?! Eh?!?!?!

Sorry. Morning tiredness can translate to loopy rants like that. Where was I?

So many good flavors, too bad that can't just keep making them all, but even if they did, grocery stores wouldn't have the room for them all.

And politics often are not fun to talk about... but so many issues are important. No worries, Sugar Mag! Your rants are welcomed!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated