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Wednesday, May 24, 2017


So once again I have decided to join in a bloghop, this one sponsored by Debbie the Doglady and her friend Emily over at Emily's World.  The dealio is 30 questions which you are to answer about yourself- along with a bonus question I see that Stephen T McCarthy added in the comments.  So let's get on with the fun!

1. What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Good grief, which day of the week?  A zookeeper, a baseball player, Superman, Spiderman, Marlin Perkins...

2. Which “Friends” character do you relate to the most? Why?

I've seen like three episodes of Friends, and one of those I saw twice.  I really liked the video for the theme, though.  When it was hot, we had a neat little group of friends that used to meet up at a friend hotel room/"apartment".

3. Do you like your name? Why?

Yes, I do.  It means Bearer of Christ, and I am blessed to have such a name to live up to.

4. Are you messy or neat?

Well, that's kind of a relative thing, as my "organization" is a bit more "spread out" than most people's.  I do reach a point where clutter annoys me, but being fairly easygoing, it takes a LOT of clutter to reach that point.  My ex-wife and her father could hit it without breaking a sweat, though.

5. How tall are you?

Five foot six, which kinda precluded my dreams of being able to dunk a medicine ball.

6.  How tall were you when you were 10?

About a button above Dad's belt buckle, as I recall.

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

If I told you, I'd have to kill you... or at least contact a lawyer.  As a diagnosed Type 2 diabetic and on blood pressure meds, virtually anything I consume is a guilty pleasure.

8. What are you saving money for right now?

One grandchild and his two bigger siblings.

9. How many Pringles can you eat at once?

Are you referring to "How many Pringles can you eat at one sitting" or "How many can you stuff in your mouth in one shot?"Assuming the first, let me separate the answer by flavors:

Original, Cheddar, Cheddar and sour cream, and pizza- all of them!
French Onion, loaded baked potato, sour cream and onion- most of them
Ranch- some of them
BBQ, honey mustard, jalapeno, Memphis BBQ, salt and vinegar, screaming dill pickle, and tangy buffalo wing- none of them!

10. Tea or coffee?

Coffee I have not had, though I love the smell.  I would hate to break the illusion by trying it, but I would if I had to.  Tea, I have had- and there is not enough sugar in all the world to make it something I could ever stand in this life.  So coffee by default.

11. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Intro until you "pull my chain", as my uncle used to say.  Not the same as pulling my finger, BTW.

12. What will be your Halloween costume this year?

A missing homeowner.

13.  Sweet or salty?

Both in about a 60-40 balance.  Ever try a cheez-ho?  That's when I stick a Cheez-whiz nozzle in the back end of a Ho Ho.

14. Favourite social media?

Have to say blogging, although it seems fewer and fewer share my enthusiasm these days.  S'okay, I'm used to talking to myself.

15.  Who is the last person you kissed?

Need you ask?

16. What is your favourite breakfast?

Not a big breakfast eater.  While not my favorite (or even a good one), I was once a guest somewhere where they were out of milk and I used flat Pepsi that sat out overnight on my Rice Krispies.

17.  When is your birthday?

You just missed it!  Yup, to no great surprise I am a Taurus.

18. When did you start your blog?

The first day of 2010.  And haven't shut up since.

19. What is your opinion on the Kardashians?

Their butts are fake.

20. How would you describe your style?

Modern American slob.

21. What colour is your hair?

Currently gray.  Why didn't you ask what THAT was when I was ten?

22. What colour socks are you wearing?

Unbleached white.  Darker than snow, lighter than my hair.

23.  What is your dream job?

While the easy answer would be historian or archeologist, the real truth is work and dream don't often come up in the same sentence, at least in a pleasant sense.

24.  Dogs or cats?

Whadda you think?

25. What makes you weird?

The way I survived being picked on through school- and a lot of my working life- is to purposely be weird so that they would pick on me for what I WANTED them too, and not notice that which I wouldn't have handled well.  I suppose what makes me weird is that I'm weird enough to WANT to be me.

26. Celebrity crush?

Currently Melody Prochet of Melody's Echo Chamber.

27. Opinion on cigarettes?

Nasty habit.  Makes for an unpleasant kisser.  To each their own, though.

28. Do you want/have children? How many?

Son KC, daughter Shenan.  Thus proving it worked at least twice.

29. Three favourite boy names?

I'm long past the point of needing to have a favorite name, so Winken, Blinken, and Nod sprang to mind first.  I was always partial to Stephen (my confirmation name);  and Christopher is pretty cool.

30.  Three favourite girl names?

I always thought Jacob picked a couple of winners in Rachel and Leah.  Sarah completes my Old Testament trifecta.

And now, STMC's extra:

31. Do you prefer the Beatles, the Beach Boys, or the Rolling Stones?

At least THAT question was easy....


  1. If I had read that last question before I posted, I would have to let it pass. None of the above.

  2. Chris: that was both fun AND scary at the same time (the GOOD kinda scary, though).

    I wanted to be the Lone ranger, but since HE already had the job (and I was too small), I figure I'd wait around until he retired.
    (still waiting)
    Never really got into "friends", like my name, also relatively messy/neat, tall enough, prefer guiltLESS pleasures, saving for some cool funeral music (too morbid?), Don't eat Pringles, tea AND coffee (not at the same time), introverted until you get to know me, don't do Halloween, sweet, blogging (and that's ALL), cat kisser, every breakfast I make, Leo/Virgo cusp, 25 AUG 2006, Kardashians???, Neo-Bohemian (urban warfare style), brown/gray, white, Master of the Universe, cats then dogs, lost count (heh), bad habit, but there 'ya go, no kids (that I know of), Robert Mark Henry, Donna (better say that one), Janet, Patricia (and a few more), gotta be the beach Boys!
    That's a short as I could make it, boss.

    Stay safe up there, brother.

  3. You've never had coffee? Wow! I couldn't imagine getting through the morning without it. Never tried a Cheeze Ho or Rice Krispies with Pepsi, though. ☺ You sound like a real Pringles aficionado; they come in Pizza flavour? Who knew! Not surprised to see Scrappy make a couple of appearances. This was a fun read. Thanks for joining the blogfest!

    1. Actually I have pepsi to thank both for my waking up and my type 2. I suspect no one else alive have tried my culinary daring-dos. Not a pringles aficionado, just looked up the flavors on their site. And Scrappy holds the copyright on the page and I must feature him a set amount of times lest he sues.

  4. Pepsi and rice krispies, that's quite the mix. I went through a pop tart and dr. pepper stage for a few months. :)

    Elsie Amata

    1. I have had ONE sip of Dr Pepper. Spit it right back out. Vehemently not a Pepper, lol!

  5. Popped by from the 30 Odd, kudos to upholding the blogging tradition.
    Cheez-ho, that's a new one on me ~

    1. Well, the concept started at a party with both a cheese and a chocolate fondue...

  6. You have an adorable grandbaby! He's a cutie.WeekendsInMaine

  7. Weird enough to want to be you is the way to be indeed. Yeah, dream and work are two things that don't really mesh.

  8. Hahahaha, your organization is more "spread out" than most people's, I like that definition.
    Flat Pepsi, though? Eeewwww!
    I do like both, the Beatles and the Beach Boys, but if I was forced to chose, I'd go for California Dreaming!

    1. You DO know the Beach Boys covered California Dreaming, right? lol Michelle Phillips def could be a celebrity crush.

  9. I'm blown away by the fact that you've never had coffee. Wow. Just... wow. But—yeah, in your shoes I'd be terrified of trying it at this point, too.

    Hopped over from the 30 Odd Questions 'fest to say hi.
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

    1. I was around coffee my whole childhood. I think it was more of a not caring for hot beverages thing for me.

  10. You are very creative! I love your answer for being weird. Genius!

  11. Love your Halloween costume idea. We could almost go as twinsies. 😛

    With Love,