Monday, October 29, 2007

Memed Again

Memes. I thought they were all dead. I'm presented with the option of blogging about Joel on Software, or the meme that She Says tagged in my general direction. I'm almost done with two programming books, so I'll offer a take on that tomorrow instead, although I could just as well compare Hostel II and Wrong Turn II, which Pooteewheet and I managed to watch in one double feature night. There are a number of similarities, although I don't recommend either.

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night.
Joel, in Joel on Software.

2. What were you doing at 0800?
Working. Specifically, on the same sizing issue I was working on at 4:00 p.m. on Friday when I finished for the day.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Driving home from Ikea.

4. What happened to you in 2006?
Vacation with Eryn to Arizona. Left a job I'd been in for almost five years (with a slight interruption).

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
"Are these your fruitloops?"

6. How many beverages did you have today?
Three cups of coffee. A bottomless Diet Pepsi at Ikea (let's guess "3"). Two big plastic containers full of water. The milk in my knockoff raisin bran at lunch.

7. What color is your hairbrush?

8. What was the last thing you paid for?
Half a dozen hotdogs at Ikea.

9. Where were you last night?
At home, watching Wrong Turn II and Hostel II and figuring out bills for the rental properties.

10. What color is your front door?
Brown. Actually, that's the entry door from the garage, but that's the one I use.

11. Where do you keep your change?
In several Penzy's spice jars

12. What’s the weather like today?
Around 65 and very pleasant. I took my jacket off as soon as I hit the parking lot to come home.

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
Coffee, with grounds.

14. What excites you?
Bicycling. Games with friends. Really difficult coding problems (challenging work of any sort, really). Writing.

15. Do you want to cut your hair?
No. I had it cut recently. But they got my sideburns crooked and I had to mend them myself.

16. Are you over the age of 25?
I am as far past 25 as She Says.

17. Do you talk a lot?
People find me quiet at first, then later wonder why I won't shut up.

18. Do you watch the O.C.?
Ish. No.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Yes. He used to look like Sampson, then he cut his hair. I hope it didn't affect his ability to lift rogue servers.

20. Do you make up your own words?
Not too often. I'm more comfortable mocking people who make up their own words, like "Timebound".

21. Are you a jealous person?
Depends. Are we talking about another guy with my wife? Or another guy riding my bike? Because if someone touches her spokes, so help me... Naw. Not so jealous.

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.
Adam. His brother is Apollo.

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
My wife.

25. What does the last text message you received say?
I don't get text messages. I get email. Lots and lots of email. The last one wanted to know what my preference was for birthday treats at work. Donuts, bagels, or bars. I responded that as long as it wasn't a Krispy Kreme, it didn't matter.

26. Do you chew on your straw?
No. I sip my cider through a straw. That's how I met my mother in law.

27. Do you have curly hair?
No. But when it grows long enough, it starts to curl a lot. It doesn't grow long anymore. Ever.

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
Came from Ikea. Sitting at home.!

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
Me. I'm very blunt and uninhibited about what I say. I can censor, but I often choose not to

30. What was the last thing you ate?
A potato chip at Ikea.

31. Will you get married in the future?
You mean if my wife dies or leaves me? If a cute British bartending cyclist won't let me into her knickers any other way...yes.

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
I rewatched The Descent. Otherwise, it's been dismal. I've been watching Heroes on Netflix. Maybe that counts. That's enjoyable.

33. Is there anyone you like right now?
I like a lot of people. I like Mean Mr. Mustard. I like Brad. I like Kyle. I like my wife. I really like my daughter. Romantically? Then just Pooteewheet until the British cyclist comes along.

34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
I have rinsed off dishes in the last two days. I haven't physically loaded, turned on, and unloaded the machine since last week. Right now I'm in trouble for not getting my daughter ready for bed because I'm blogging. Minor trouble, but the point was made.

35. Are you currently depressed?
No. But thanks for asking.

36. Did you cry today?
Does on the inside count? No.

37. Why did you answer and post this?
She says has uncanny powers of persuasion.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.
LissyJo, Pooteewheet, Cookie Queen, Mr. Mustard (just because he should blog something), and Kyle, who can carry around the answers in his non-blogging head until our next gaming day.

AND, feel free to change out one of these questions for anything else you want to ask and answer.

The O.C. question must go. It is stupid and not open ended enough to generate any real insight. I would add: "Have you watched any television series, regularly, to which you be ashamed to admit your regular viewership? What was your favorite episode?"


She says said...

Yes, America's Next Top Model. I don't usually cop to watching that in real life... although I am starting to.

And, when is your birthday? Soon, right?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Son. See you at Christmas. Enjoy trick or treating with granddaughter tonight.

LissyJo said...

Um, not *that* soon. "Happy birthday son"??? Jesus...Is dad planning on, like, dying soon or what?

Scooter said...

He and I share the RAGBRAI bond now. I only call him father and we beat drums and cry together in the evenings. After you go on RAGBRAI, you'll be tight with it. He's wishing me a happy birthday because a.) he already bought me a present and b.) he already sent me a card (beer-themed). He's covered a month in advance.

I mentioned to She Says in an email that I was stupid for telling her my birthday in email as I always post a birthday post anyway, so it's not like it's hidden information that it's on November 14.