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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fun stuff and list stuff

So today was a day at work that was best described by me early on.  We are in prototyping for 2017 mode and after an avalanche of what I used to call "protorhea", I told one person, "I can't fart back there without (the big boss) flying out my ass with a proto in his hand!"

Note: spellcheck gives me a squiggle on "protorhea" despite the quote marks, but misses when first attempt at f-a-r-t comes out f-a-t-r.  Go figure.

Anyway, we went for another afternoon walk.  I got a couple of cool butterfly pictures...

But the picture I SHOULD have taken came a bit later, when we were on the way back and happened upon "home base" for a gaggle of high-school girls who daily (along with their male counterparts) go running around in this heat like they are a bunch of young whippersnappers (which they are).  So Scrappy, in his best Don Juan mode, wanders into the midst of these ladies, and starts getting attention.  So he SITS DOWN right in the middle of them and gives me the "top THAT, b!t@#!" look.  (Well, maybe I would if I were the one getting petted and being declared "new mascot."  I don't see that as very likely, thank you...)

Anyway, I just saw yet another of those "answer the question" deals over on Holli's Hoots and Hollers, and I thought I might play along as well.  Here goes, with Scrappy and me answering:

 1*   Spotify,Soundcloud,Pandora, iheartradio?  

Me:  Spotify.  Pandora never really dialed me in.
Scrappy: I get yelled at if I spotify.

  2   Is your room messy or clean?

Me: Depends on if the wash in the dryer is still sitting there, with the hamper sitting along side, or whether I've actually put it away.
Scrappy:  MY room.  I have a HOUSE, not just a room.  Other than an occasional toy and the downstairs bathroom rug, I don't mess up nothing.

3 What color are your eyes?

Me: Brown.  Yep, full up to there.
Scrappy:  Brown.  So they tell me.

4 Do you like your name? Why?

Me:  Yes, it means Christ-bearer, which is cool.  My dad always claimed I got my first and middle names so my initials could match our doctor at the time, CW Dahling.  Of course, he thought Robert Mitchum and Robert Young were the same guy, too, so...

Scrappy:  WHICH ONE?  I get called Boofus, Doofus, Poofus (when I toot), Moofus (when I eat grass), Oofus (when I stop on the leash and Dad doesn't)....

5  What is your relationship status?

Me: Laurie and I are pretty much permanent roommates.  Think of it as "married without benefits", lol.

Scrappy:  I sleep with Dad.  Do the math.

6  Describe your personality in 3 words or less?

Me: In the words of Boomer Berman:  Rumbling, stumbling, bumbling...

Scrappy:  Beagle chic.

7 What color hair do you have?

Me: Grey, formerly brown, losing the war with gravity.

Scrappy: Black, brown, tan, and white.  With a little grey.

8-  What kind of car do you have and what color?

Me: Black 2009 Impala.
Scrappy: Me too.

9  Where do you shop?

Me: Kroger when able, Wal-Mart by necessity.
Scrappy:  Dad says, "I used to have a friend who said, "I wouldn't want to be a dog.  Dogs can't buy things." "

10 How would you describe your style?

Me:  Top of the clothes pile, covered on weekends with Hawaiian shirts.

Scrappy:  Should I have put "Beagle chic" here?

11  Favorite social media account:

Me:  Blogging is my favorite medium, though I would hesitate to call Blogger my favorite anything.

Scrappy:  I'll go with Facebook.  Dad embarrasses me less there.
Me: You do know every post publishes to FB, right?
Scrappy: (sigh)

12 What size bed do you have?

Me:  Barely enough for me and him.
Scrappy.  Plenty of room, just MOVE OVER!

13  Favorite snapchat filter?

Me and Scrappy:  Don't do Snap chat.  I have a simple phone and Scrappy is phoneless.
Scrappy:  Hey, wait?  Don't I get an answer?
Me: I gave yours, but feel free.
Scrappy:  Thank you.  Uh... what he said.

14  If you can live anywhere in the world where would it be? Why?

Me: On a lake.  Because, water.
Scrappy: An all-night restaurant.  Because, food.

15 Any siblings?

Me: Two brothers, two sisters.  All at least ten years older, and thankfully all still above ground.
Scrappy:  What am I?  Ancestry.Com?


  1. Scrappy sleeps with Dad. Laurie and you don't share benefits. I don't like where this is going, CW. Please don't tell me you play "Doggie, Doggie, Where's Your Bone?" !!

    1. No, but I have had a "dreamer's foot" poke ME more than once...

  2. Hi, Chris!

    With Scrappy, the sultan of Beagle chic, as your wingman, how can you lose with the ladies? He's the babe magnet every man dreams of owning! I wish you would have snapped some pictures of that gathering or at least handed the camera to Scrappy so that he could have taken a few selfies with the girls. The road kill eating turkey buzzard that I carry around on my shoulder simply doesn't impress women, I'm sorry to say.

    I'm happy to see that you (and Scrappy) took Holli's Q&A challenge.

    You wrote:

    << Blogging is my favorite medium >>

    Mine too, but it is rare that this medium is well done. (See what I did there?)

    I wanted to remind you, Chris, that I will be m.i.a. this Friday. I have big family obligations out of town that day and won't get home until late in the evening. I would prefer to wake up refreshed on Saturday and ride your Time Machine. Thanks for understanding, good buddy!

    1. Yes, he IS a magnet, but he doesn't impart a charge to ME...

      That's right, I like mine rare enough to moo... oh, wait, sorry, skipped lunch today.

      Don't feel bad about Saturday- Bob and Jo-Anne never make it till Sunday! It is a Time Machine, after all...

  3. Chris:
    ---Nice black swallowtail you found (looks like one anyway).
    ---Betcha Scrappy was in heaven w/ the ladies.
    I'd think you'd make a GREAT mascot (imho).
    ---As for the questions:
    1-none of the above (so Draconian)
    2-depends which room and at what time.
    3-hazel (go figure)
    4-yeah, it's the same backwards (BOB)
    5-married with cat(s)
    6-speaks the truth (too often)
    7-salt & pepper (and thinner)
    8-83 Firebird - black
    9- where I NEED to.
    10-Bohemian sci-fi chic
    11-Blogger (the ONLY one, too)
    12-Queen size (no comments, please)
    13-Dumbphone user here (and proud of it)
    14-Wales/Scotland - JUST because
    15-Are you kidding???

    There 'ya go.
    I know...TMI.
    Stay safe up there, brother.

    1. My researches indicated Black Swallowtail as well. I'm just glad he was slow enough to let me get a few snaps!

      No comments on the bed, but on the name- how would you know if you were dyslexic?

    2. Chris:
      I WOULDN'T...I'm too busy being PALINDROMIC...HA!

  4. At first I skimmed real quick. When I saw "I sleep with Dad," I fell off my chair. Then, I gave it a careful perusal and saw that Scrappy said it.

  5. I liked the questions and answers from you and Scrappy just so you know.

  6. I loved this post. What a fun read! I just learned so much about you (and Scrappy) in such a few short questions.

    Of course Scrappy's a hit with the ladies! I have a dog who is too. They fall all over him. Completely ignore my hubby. It's hilarious. *smiles*

  7. YAY!!!! I love that you played along and that Scrappy got to be part of the mix.
    Thank you for using the list. I have a new one today.
    Lila and Jax take up the whole bed when they stretch out. Yet we are the contortionists and sleep around them instead of moving them. HAHA!