Saturday, October 13, 2007

100 Pointless Things About Me

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Either, it doesn't matter, I don't believe in monsters

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Not anymore, they aren't useful to a bald guy

3. Have you ever 'done it' in a hotel room?
Yes, so, it was my honeymoon

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Yeah, stole a stop sign once, I was stupid in my youth

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
Yes, they are cool to nerds like me

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
Sure, I misplace them

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
one bear please

8. Somehow either the creator or someone that did this survey before me couldn't count and 8 seems to be missing. Once again, I'm going to create my own and answer it. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Dogs, they are always happy to see you, they give unconditional love, some cats seem to care less if you are around or not, unless they are pissed off at you. Dogs don't behave that way. I don't need a sarcastic depressed pet.

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
generally, only my 15 YO son doesn't to the best of my knowledge

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?

11. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
either, its the sleep that matters not the arrangement of the bed

12. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No, I don't see why you would

13. Have you ever pee'd in the woods?
yes, I'm a male its easy for me to do that

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
No, I don't dance when there is music playing, fool

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No, I stick them behind my ear, I can afford gum

16. How many people have you slept with this week?

17. Someone must have deleted 17 as it offended them or they couldn't handle an answer. Therefore I get to create my own and answer it too. Do you like the NFL?
Not in the least. I think its the sport that people who need another excuse to get over served need to drink heavily. They also seem to be fat from eating too much shitty snack food.

18. What is your "Song of the week"?
I don't have one, I listen to a lot of music

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
sure, I'm not into generalizations

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
sure, cartoons can be fun for adults and children, you got a problem with that?

21. Whats your least favorite movie?
Anything stupid like many Adam Sandler movies or Will Ferrell movies

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
A bank you moron, what is this 1928?

23. What do you drink with dinner?
water, soda, coffee, tea, juice

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Eeeyew, parts is parts, I don't buy them, I don't eat them

25. What is your favorite food/cuisine?

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Cinema Paradiso

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
I can't remember, its been a very long time and I'm trying not to think about it you bastard

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
I was a boy scout leader as an adult

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
No one wants to see me naked, least of all me

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
My ex-wife this summer

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
I do, always have

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
I just walked away without one when I deserved it, I admitted to speeding and still didn't get a ticket, go figure, being polite to officers of the law can be beneficial

33. Ran out of gas?
not in a long time, it pissed my ex-wife off a great deal, it turns out she told everyone about it

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?:
varies, its a problem, there aren't many foods I can't enjoy

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
some twigs and leaves with gravel for roughage

36. What is your usual bedtime?
between 9 and 10

37. Are you lazy?
yes, sadly, because I'm depressed

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for halloween?
stupid things, I was poor and didn't have much to work with

39. There was no 39 so I get to make one up. Do you enjoy riding bicycles more than driving in cars?
Absolutely, cars are for lazy people.

40. How many languages can you speak?
English and a few words in many languages

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
yes, music and cycling magazines you've never heard of

42..Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
its all good

43. Are you stubborn?
I can be

44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
Letterman is an asshole to the planet

45. Ever watch soap operas?
I do not, except when it made my ailing mother-in-law happy

46. Afraid of heights?
I am as an adult, wasn't as a kid

47. Sing in the car?

48. Dance in the shower?
No, I'm usually holding a blade, it isn't wise. Have you forgotten 14 already?

49. Dance in the car?
Never. See 48 and 14 idiot.

50. Ever used a gun?
I've fired them and killed something with one, its not a thing I enjoyed, its more a been there done that

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
My family years ago

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Others enjoy them, why knock that?

53. Is Christmas stressful?
I've begun to dislike the holiday yes

54. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I've been an engineer for more than 20 years and grateful to be what I want to be

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?

56. Occupations as a kid?
Kids have occupations where you live? How stupid.

57. Do you believe in ghosts?

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

59. Take a vitamin daily?
I do

60. Wear slippers?
not now

61. Wear a bath robe?

62. What do you wear to bed?
undershorts and a tee shirt

63. First concert?
Bob Seger and Bachman Turner Overdrive. Seger blew BTO off the stage even if he was just the warm up. BTO was a bunch of fat guys that played bar chords. Even at 13 I knew they blew chunks. It was the only concert that came through Marquette Michigan at the time that I had any interest in. Seeing REO TwatSpit never interested me.

64. Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?
Target, the other two are for welfare rejects

65. Nike or Adidas?
either they're just shoes

66.Cheetos Or Fritos?

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

68. Ever hear of, "gorp"?
Yup, I've made it and ate it

69. Ever take dance lessons?
I once had to do square dancing in junior high, it sucked, I'd rather play basketball in PE

70. Is there a profession you picture your spouse doing?
No preconceived notions

71. Can you curl your tongue?

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
I'm a failure at spelling

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

74. Own any record albums?

75. Own a record player?
its called a turntable you moron

76. Regularly burn incense?
no, I burn scented candles after I leave a big dump or make some strongly seasoned chili. Funny how those two incidents seem to follow one another.

77. Ever been in love?
sadly I was, am, probably always will be, and it will never be reciprocated again

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Jimi Hendrix, but he's dead

79. What was the last concert you saw?
Richard Thompson

80.Hot tea or cold tea?
both are good

81.Tea or coffee?
Coffee, but i like tea too

82.Favorite kind of cookie?
I've never met a dessert I didn't like

83.Can you swim well?
I won't die usually

84.Can you hold your breath w/o manually holding your nose?
yes, even infants can do that. Just try dunking one under water once, its an innate ability. Humans don't seem to want to drown by some reason. Hard for you to grasp huh?

85. Are you patient?
not always, who is?

86. DJ or band, at a wedding?

87.Ever won a contest?

88. Ever have plastic surgery?
I'm bald, what's the point?

89. Which are better black or green olives?

90.Can you knit or crochet?
no interest in either, its just fine for lots of other folks though

91. Best room for a fireplace?
in your house, not mine

92. Do you want to get married?
Good grief, maybe I should date someone first, huh?

93. If married, how long have you been married?

94. Who was your HS crush?
I didn't have crushes, I went on dates. If I liked them I asked them out. It was that simple. I wasn't a chicken shit. Ever. He who snoozes loses.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
Hopefully not since I was two

96. Do you have kids?

97. Do you want kids?
not anymore

98. Whats your favorite color?

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
it doesn't matter, they could give a fuck

100. current relationship?
single and not looking seriously

Stupid Survey I did on Myspace

Corona, Smirnoff or Bud light?
Ugh, Mountain Dew yah drunkard

Flowers, Candy, or Cards?
You know this sucker was written by a chick

Beer, Wine, or Mixed drinks:
Two of the first three questions are about alcohol, sure can tell where your mind was at dear alcoholic author

Football, soccer or baseball:
baseball, the other two suck

Kiss, Hand Holding, or Hug?
hand holding is for children.

Buy, Borrow, or Lease:
Save until you can buy

Ford, Chevy, or Dodge.
Haven't owned one of those in years, they all suck at reliability

Email, Telephone, or Letter?
Letters or email, but then I'm literate

California, New York, or Florida?
All of those locations are for people that need to be "seen", none of the above

Kisses on the Neck, Stomach, or Ears?
Did I TELL you to stop yet?

Morning, Afternoon, or Night?

Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween?
Halloween, scaring the shit out of the little bastards is loads of fun and all my pranks get blamed on teenagers

Dogs, Cats, or Hamsters:

Beach, Mountains, or Desert.
mountains are cool, water and deserts are boring

Cookies, Cake, or Brownies?
never met a dessert I didn't like

March, July, or October:

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner:

Giver, Sharer, or Keeper:

Eyes, Nose, or Mouth:
stupid question, ear hair of course

Friends that lie, Enemies that pretend to be your friend, or Alone:
yet another stupid question


1. last beverage:
mountain dew

2. last in-coming call:
my brother

3. last cd played:
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

4. last time you cried:
last Friday

5. last text message:
to my youngest son


1. Made a new friend?

2. Laughed until you cried?
Nope, it has to be really funny for that

3. Met someone who changed your life?

4. Found out who are your true friends?
sadly yes


1. How many kids do you want to have?
have three, lets stop while we're ahead, shall we?

2. Do you have any pets?
Yes and no, and that's all I'm going to say about that

3. Do you wanna change your name?
not really

4. What did you do yesterday?
went to work, got lots done

5. Do you get butterflies when you talk to that "special" someone?
more like wasps buzzing inside my noggin talking to that "unspecial" someone

6. What were you doing last night at 10:30pm?
trying to fall asleep

7. Last time you saw your father?
Years ago the week before he died

8. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life?
divorce or marriage take your pick

9. What are you listening to right now?
Fresh Air on KNOW

10. Mariah, Madonna, Christina or Britney?
Not one of them can write a song by themselves worth a shit. I'm not sure any of the group could play an instrument without Special High Intensity Training (SHIT) before hand. I prefer music by the people that really create it in their heads and see the vision through to reality. Like Dylan, Hendrix, and so many more worthwhile artists. In 25 years, no one will remember Britney unless she's trashing some trailer park somewhere.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Yooper Off Road Riding

This past weekend I went to the Upper Peninsula and rode bikes. I forgot my camera so I didn't have any photos, but this morning my pal Kelly graced my in box with three photos. Two are really good and one not so hot since it had grown dark and was raining.

During the weekend, I managed to bust my Rock Shock on my Jamis Dakar. It slides, but has no damping ability whatsoever. I rode it anyway. Made descents terrible. I was leaning over on the handlebars more than usual and my hands took a beating. Some downhills were too rocky and steep and I had to walk down. With the leaves and the rain, skidding and slipping was a constant companion.

I'd also hauled along my Quickbeam and Kelly and I did a fixed gear road ride too. Great fun as we climbed Mount Marquette via the roadway. Its the site of a ski hill, so you can imagine what it was to climb. I've no idea how long it is, but it was a hoot even though by mid way up you begin to rethink your priorities. I had to use the brakes on the way down, I just didn't have the leg to maintain any control at the cadence required. Fixed is fun!

In the photo above, that is Luther on the left, Kelly in the middle and some big oaf that slowed them down all day long. Thankfully some fellow happened by to help by taking the photo. The second photo was taken by Kelly at the top of the first climb before it began to rain. You of course can tell the conditioning of the big dummy as I promptly got prone the moment I found them waiting for me. Hell of a warm up to climb that hill right from the get go. I should have asked Kelly to take a photo of the vista to give an idea of how high the climb was. Otherwise, I'm a lousy estimator and don't know how high we'd just climbed. For me it went downhill from there. Still had fun though. A bad day of cycling even in less than idea weather, is better than a great day at work.

Harleys in Peru

Do these photos make anyone else think of the Flintstones?