Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Oversharing Time!

I'm home today, taking a mental/physical health day from my IRL job. I've been running at about 150% effort/stress level for several weeks now, and today my body, when I attempted to get out of bed, simply said "nope lol." I did manage to get Precocious Daughter off to school, but then I went back to bed for several hours, and now I'm just chilling and wasting time on the Internet. It's my preferred therapy.

I love Google SO MUCH.
I ran across a Facebook post from my friend Hawk (he of Amaizing Jim Corn fame). It's one of those "fill out and then copy and paste as your status" posts that ask for all kinds of personal information about you. Hey, I'm deeply self-centered, so I can't resist those!

But I thought I'd post it here rather than on my FB page, so that all my Drunkards might have the opportunity to 1) share personal information that is no one else's business and b) lay bare the most mundane and trivial details of their lives, thus validating the Internet's existence for one more day.

Feel free to copy and paste this list - here, on FB, on your own blog, on the brick wall next to the train depot, wherever.

We're all family here. Whether you know it, or can come to terms with it, or not.

Here we go.

(via Facebook)

Revealing deep, dark secrets about myself on the internet:
Let's take a break from politics and learn about each other!!!!!!😊
1. ARE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE? I don't think so.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Probably the 4,657th time I thought (while drinking) that Drummer Boy didn't love me any more.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? NO. It's deteriorated so much thanks to keyboards. I must admit, however, that it has improved since I cut back on my caffeine consumption.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Ham. But PDaughter only likes turkey, so I rarely get to have a ham sammich.
5. DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS. I have a beautiful young woman to whom I gave birth. Every day I realize she is no longer a kid.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I honestly don't know why any of my amazing friends want to be friends with me. I'd probably hate me if I weren't me, tbh.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Sarcasm? Moi?
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Oh hell yes. Also my wisdom teeth and appendix. Pry them from my cold, dead body, mofo.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Maybe....
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? These days, Honey Nut Cheerios, because that's the only kind in the variety pack that PDaughter doesn't like. Back in the day I was a fiend for Raisin Bran.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Ain't nobody got time for that.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU'RE STRONG? There's no other excuse for why I'm still here.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? I don't do sweets these days, but I used to be an absolute junkie for Baskin-Robbins' Peanut Butter 'N Chocolate. Yum.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Whether they're armed.
15. RED OR PINK? Not a huge fan of either, but I do own much more stuff that is pink than is red.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF? My ability/compulsion to procrastinate.
17. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW? Khaki shorts, no shoes.
18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Triscuits with Rosemary & Olive Oil. Mmmmm.
19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The air conditioner.
20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Purple.
21. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL? Drummer Boy.
22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? The maintenance guy at my apartments.
23. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Football
24. HAIR COLOR THAT'S REAL? Dishwater blonde, with glittery bits of silver. Yeah
25. Eye color? Blue.
26. Do you wear contacts? No, I fall asleep on the sofa too often. But I did for many years
27. Favorite food? Pizza.
28. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Why not both?
29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Don't remember...seldom have that much free time.
30. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Black.
31. SUMMER OR WINTER? No.
32. HUGS OR KISSES? Yes.
33. FAVORITE DESSERT? Don't do sweets.
34. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? Gone with the Wind. Again.
35. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? LOL, do people still use those?
36. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST? A couple of episodes of House Hunters.
37. FAVORITE SOUND? The ocean.
38. ROLLING STONES or BEATLES? The Beatles. 
39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE TRAVELED? Melbourne, Australia.
40. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I have the power of EDITING.
41. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Your turn!!!! Copy, paste.

And...proceed.

11 comments:

  1. I'm so tempted to turn this into a chain where each person who fills it out adds a new question, but in the meantime...

    1. ARE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE? My Uncle Jack. Also Christopher Robin.

    2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I'd rather not talk about it.

    3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Love it. No one else can read it. That's not a bug--it's a feature!

    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Tuna. That's a lunch meat.

    5. DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS. Yes, but they all have four legs.

    6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yeah, but we'd pull the "I knew you were gonna say that!" joke on each other so often I'd have to punch me regularly.

    7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? It's like oregano. A little goes a long way.

    8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes, and most of my wisdom teeth and my appendix. I've lost some other body parts I expected to keep until the bitter end.

    9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Yes, now that it's no longer hip.

    10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I mostly eat high fiber healthy junk but I'm gonna say the Monster cereals only available around Halloween.

    11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes. And frequently they become untied on their own. I'm terrible with knots.

    12. DO YOU THINK YOU'RE STRONG? You mean smell?

    13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? I can't buy Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra because I will eat the entire container in one sitting.

    14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? That they're human.

    15. RED OR PINK? A lot of red shirts in my closet. Probably should go for pink. Star Trek taught me red shirts are unlucky.

    16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF? How much time have we got?

    17. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW? Blue jeans and brown shoes. I could be wearing white since it's before Labor Day, right?

    18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? A single Pop Tart. I have so much self-control.

    19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? People talking.

    20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Neon carrot.

    21. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL? The beach.

    22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Wrong number
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    23. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Billiards.

    24. HAIR COLOR THAT'S REAL? Mine? Brown.

    25. Eye color? Hazel which sounds like it should be brown but is actually blue-green.

    26. Do you wear contacts? I've had 20/20 vision most of my life but if that changes I'm going with glasses.

    27. Favorite food? It's hard to pin down a favorite.

    28. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Well, most scary movies have happy endings...

    29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Q: The Winged Serpent. DON'T JUDGE ME.

    30. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Red.

    31. SUMMER OR WINTER? Fall.

    32. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs since they have almonds in them.

    33. FAVORITE DESSERT? Creme brulee.

    34. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? The Humor Code by Peter McGraw & Joel Warner, Pure Drivel by Steve Martin, and Game of Thrones by Martin. A friend gave it to me and I thought I'd see what the fuss is about.

    35. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I have an octopus mouse pad but never use it. Also one of my wife and one of our kids.

    36. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST? Some baseball and Sanford & Son.

    37. FAVORITE SOUND? Wind in the trees.

    38. ROLLING STONES or BEATLES? The Kinks.

    39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE TRAVELED? Moscow, Russia. It was in the USSR when I planned the trip.

    40. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I have a weird knack for remembering phone numbers.

    41. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Nashville, TN. And for a long time really didn't plan to stay here but the best laid plans...

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  2. Of course I use a mouse pad. Can't stand the scroll pad and besides I do own a desktop. The pad is black by the way.

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  3. 1. ARE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE? No. My real name means "Beloved Of The World". Which I'm not.

    2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Far too often to recall one instance.

    3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I like it. Others don't.

    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I rarely eat meat and not at lunch.

    5. DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS. Not human ones.

    6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Definitely not. Absolutely not.

    7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? What is that word? I've never heard it before.

    8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yeah.

    9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No, but that's basically because I don't see a need to pay someone to help me prove some kind of point that nobody cares about.

    10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVO(U)RITE CEREAL? I do not eat cereal.

    11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Of course, you slob. Who doesn't? Besides, I literally couldn't take my motorcycle boots off without unlacing them.

    12. DO YOU THINK YOU'RE STRONG? Physically, fairly. I used to train as a powerlifter before I hurt my back. I still work out every day. Mentally, you know I'm hanging on by the fingertips.

    13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVO(U)RITE ICE CREAM? Chocolate cones.

    14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Whether they're potential specimens.

    15. RED OR PINK? Dark red like clotting blood.

    16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVO(U)RITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF? If I'm to reply with what I least like...but still like...about myself, which is what I assume this question is about, that would be my reluctance to push people to give me my dues when they're hurting, even if I'm hurting more.

    17. WHAT COLO(U)R PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW? Blue denim shorts, barefoot.

    18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Bread with cheese.

    19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Juno snoring.

    20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLO(U)R WOULD YOU BE? Olive.
    21. WHAT IS YOUR FAVO(U)RITE SMELL? I actually don't like smells. If there's one sense I'd choose to dispense with that would be it.

    22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? A specimen whose surgery I'm doing at 9am tomorrow.

    23. FAVO(U)RITE SPORT TO WATCH? I'd only watch a sport in which random participants were blown up by landmines planted under the playing field.

    24. HAIR COLO(U)R THAT'S REAL? Dark brown, if I ever decided to grow it again. I suspect it would now be mixed with a great deal of silver.

    25. Eye colo(u)r? Brown.

    26. Do you wear contacts? Yes.

    27. Favo(u)rite food? Raw peanut. Really.

    28. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? The happiest ending to a movie is the one where the monster eats the last surviving, virginal, Action Girl. Burp.

    29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Belii Tigr (White Tiger).

    30. WHAT COLO(U)R SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? White.

    31. SUMMER OR WINTER? Used to be winter until bad things began happening to me in winter. I still don't mind intense cold but can't stand heat.

    32. HUGS OR KISSES? Both if they're from a dog.

    33. FAVO(U)RITE DESSERT? Does the Thar Desert count?

    34. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? The Sealed Nectar (a biography of the prophet Muhammad).

    35. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? See above.

    36. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST? Who can remember? It was ten years ago.

    37. FAVO(U)RITE SOUND? Dogs snoring by my side.

    38. ROLLING STONES or BEATLES? Neither. Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd or Metal Church.

    39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE TRAVELED? Vyborg, Russia.

    40. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I can shave my own head while thinking of flying a plane.

    41. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Shillong, Backwardistan, Hindunazistan

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    1. Regarding #28 if you haven't seen Cabin In The Woods I think you'd get a kick out of it.
      I had a wonderful experience in the theatre that was only tangentially related to the film itself but that's a story for another time.

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  4. 1. ARE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE? Yes, a friend of my Mom’s
    2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Wednesday
    3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Sometimes
    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Roast Beef
    5. DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN? One son
    6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes.
    7. DO YOU ENJOY DOING LAUNDRY? Like it better than scrubbing toilets.
    8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes.
    9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Hell no
    10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Cranberry Almond Wheat flakes of whatever sort.
    11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Not always.
    12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically, no.
    13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Mint chip
    14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Smile.
    15. RED OR PINK? Red.
    16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF? Physically? Fine hair, can't do a thing with it.
    17. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Grey pants, not wearing shoes :-)
    18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? A PB and banana sandwich :-)
    19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The ringing in my ears
    20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Plum.
    21. FAVORITE SMELL? Baked goods.
    22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My mother
    23. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Baseball.
    24. HAIR COLOR? More brown than grey.
    25. EYE COLOR? Blue.
    26. WEAR CONTACTS? No
    27. FAVORITE FOOD? Chinese of any sort
    28. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings. If the kid or dog dies I'm out.
    29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Tomorrowland
    30. WHAT COLOR UNDERWEAR ARE WEARING? purple stripes ;-)
    31. SUMMER OR WINTER? Fall?
    32. HUGS OR KISSES? Both?
    33. FAVORITE DESSERT? Ice Cream.
    34. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? The secret life of the American musical.
    35. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Celtic pattern.
    36. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST? America's Got Talent. The only one of "those shows" that I watch.
    37. FAVORITE SOUND? Music.
    38. ROLLING STONES or BEATLES? Beatles.
    39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE EVER TRAVELED? Italy.
    40. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Probably
    41. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? New York City

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    1. Your mom's friend was named Miss Othmar? Cool. XD

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  5. http://www.avclub.com/article/translate-phrases-peanuts-teacher-talk-wah-wah-mac-227505

    Wah wah waaaaah! ;-)

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    1. And the article was written by Joe Blevins from the Comics Curmudgeon!

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