Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My Friends Engage in Loser Mail Memes

I refuse to mail meme. It deprives everyone of the ability to look at the tags on your posts in their aggregator and just choose not to read the posts labeled "meme" and "another reason for you to f-ing hate me." Unfortunately, I still have friends that mail meme (cough, cough...Bob) and expect me to bombard family, friends, coworkers and random strangers with mail until there are so many Outlooks and Gmails flying about that it pays forward. As someone who receives what could realistically be defined as too much real email a day, I just can't bring myself to engage in that sort of tomfuckery. I post my answers to Bob's meme of four here, and I post Bob's answers as well, so he doesn't have to forward them any more (stripped of a few items so it's not personal information). Speaking of Freudian slips - Bob wrote that he watches the Weayher Channel. Awkward. I've corrected it for him.

Scooter's Answers:
A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Camp Counsellor (BSA), Nature Director and Archery Range Director
2. Lake Deweeder (that's not dirty, it's de-weeder, as in taking the weeds out of the lake)
3. Administrative Assistant
4. Lead Software Engineer

B) Four movies I would watch over and over
1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2. Cinderella

I kid! I've been forced to watch those too many times in the last couple of weeks
1. Fight Club
2. American Flyers
3. Breaking Away
4. Brazil

C) Four places I have lived:
1. Troy, NY
2. Monticello, MN
3. San Jose, CA
4. Klamath Falls, OR

Four TV Shows that I watch:
1. The Office (U.S.)
2. Heroes
3. Dirty Jobs
4. Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

E) Four places I have been:
1. Iowa – West to East (RAGBRAI)
2. London
3. Chicago
4. Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico

F) People who email me (somewhat frequently) :
1. Treat list
2. Gaming Group
3. Pooteewheet
4. Myself (seriously)

G) Four of my favorite foods:
1. Beer is Food
2. A burger, if accompanied by beer
3. Jumbalaya
4. Burrito, Chipotle-specific

H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Biking
2. Geocaching (with Eryn)
3. Writing and Reading at the coffee shop with my family
4. Chicago, unless it's 15 below before windchill is factored there, like it is here

I) Things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Willard Munger Trail
2. WV/Vacation
3. Bike ride across WI with Ming and Kyle
4. Eryn starting Kindergarten


Bob's Answers:
A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Business/Financial Strategy Analyst
2. Nuclear Plant Operations Instructor
3. Electronics Technician/Nuclear Plant Operator US Navy
4. Pizza Cook, Joliet Pizza Hut

B) Four movies I would watch over and over
1. Jesus Christ Superstar
2. Conan
3. Star Trek - all of them
4. The Lord of the Rings--all of them

C) Four places I have lived:
1. Plainfield/Joliet, IL
2. Monticello, MN
3. Charleston, SC
4. Idaho Falls, ID

Four TV Shows that I watch:
1. Dirty Jobs
2. Mythbusters
3. Anything on Animal Channel
4. Weather Channel

E) Four places I have been:
1. Bonaire
2. Jamaica
3. Washington D.C.
4. Florida - almost all parts including the Keys

F) People who email me (somewhat frequently) :
1. My kids :)
2. Scout groups
3. Work
4. My friends

G) Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pizza
2. Steak
3. Crab
4. Lasagna

H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Fiji
2. British Isles
3. Scuba diving in warm water anywhere (there's usually a white sandy beach near-by)
4. Any activity with my family

I) Things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Getting on with my life with a kickoff in Vegas
2. Going someplace warm and tropical
3. Exploring the world of wine
4. Anything with family and friends

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No way were you a camp staffer for the BSA....so was I! I knew there was something I didn't like about you. J/K, we'll have to swamp stories on that sometime.

Kyle said...

I didn't know which Bob you were talking about until I started reading his four jobs. Being named Bob and being a nuclear plant operations instructor narrowed the possibilities down considerably :) On the other hand, he didn't include volunteer sea turtle feeder. Interesting....

Scooter said...

Kyle, I think under things he's looking forward to this year he should include "buying a new plunger".

Kyle said...

Ah, but that should be on Mike's list of things to look forward to this year. I would expect he would have thrown away the plunger purchased for him last year - or at least I hope so.