LALOLKFATYK = (Learn A Lot Of Little Known Facts About Those You Know)
I sat down this evening determined to write a blog entry. I spent the day working at the antenna range with no air conditioner and is trying to get by with a portable swamp cooler which is barely cutting it. It was about 107 outside and around 90 inside. I'm hot, tired and my brain is not in a long writing mode. So I decided to try this meme that has been floating around for a while. I think I can handle short answers this evening.
WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Maybe, the lady my Mom shared a room with at the hospital and my Mom both named their sons the same first and middle names. One of us is named after the other one. Neither woman would fess up to who came first.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Sunday evening. Watching my oldest daughter sit with some of her classmates while trying to deal with the sudden death of her friend and knowing that there was little I could do to help her understand why this happened or to reduce the pain she was feeling.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Sometimes, if I take my time I do OK. If I don't its like a secret code that sometimes I can't even read. Which is embarrassing because I paid for two years of college working as a draftsman. There was a time when I could print so well that I could freehand corrections to notes that were made with a Leroy mechanical lettering template.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Braunschweiger - the best I ever had was from The Sausage Shop in New Ulm, MN.
DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
That would depend on whether or not I would laugh at my dumb jokes.
DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Too much, too often and sometimes at totally inappropriate times and circumstances.
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Not since I was 3.
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
The problem with bungee jumping is the splat at the bottom.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Cap't Crunch. But I try not to eat much of it these days.
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Golf, Bowling, Running and Court Shoes - yes, all others are tied loose enough to slip off.
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Smelling? I'm getting to that age where the older I get the stronger I used to be.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Baskin Robbins Winter White Chocolate
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Do they smile?
RED OR PINK?
My dear wife won't let me wear pink so red I guess.
WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My worn out knees.
WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My Dad's Dad. My Grandfather died when I was still to young and stupid to really appreciate the things he did for me.
WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Gray Shorts and bare feet.
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Sausage and Chicken Jambalya
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The US Open.
IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
The one that breaks off in the sharpener and ruins the day for everyone else.
Fresh sawn walnut. sauteing onions and peppers. Unlit pipe tobacco. But not at the same time.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My dear wife.
FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
NFL Football, The tour de france, women's court volleyball, PGA majors golf.
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Cheeseburgers. Specifically In-n-out Double Double with grilled onions.
SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I like them both, but not in the same movie.
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
In the theater - Spiderman 3, At home - Die Hard with my oldest daughter last night.
WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
An old faded white In-n-out tee shirt complete with holes.
SUMMER OR WINTER?
Winter, it's too damned hot here in the summer.
HUGS OR KISSES?
From my dear wifeand kids? Both! From anyone else I'll settle for hugs.
My dear wife's homemade carrot cake.
MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Since I didn't send this to anyone and readership of my blog is very low - probably no one.
LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust
WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
My mouse pad is the padded arm rest of my rocker recliner so my arm is on my mouse pad.
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
Die Hard with my daughter.
Coyotes yelping at night. The creek behind the cabin, my kids laughing.
ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
As I get older I have started appreciating both a lot more than I used to but I was always a Motown guy. I'll take the Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Vandellas or the Miracles over any group from England.
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
In raw miles it would be Hawaii. I have always felt at home almost anywhere I have ever been, except for my last job. There, I could sit in the crowded meeting room, just 7 miles from my house and feel like I was on another planet. The group there was a very tight knit family type group and I never really felt like they accepted me as part of their family. Groups like that are great to work with if you are one of the family but if you are an outsider trying to become part of that family they are very hard to break into.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Procrastination? Is being a smart aleck a talent? I can spend hours with a gym full of giggling silly middle school age girls and not feel the urge to strangle any of them.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Madison, South Dakota
WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
Since I didn't send this to anyone I look forward to anyone who answers at all.