Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #39

13 Questions and Answers About Me

I've been pathetic, and having trouble coming up with ideas for Thursday Thirteen. Thanks to all who chimed in last week and gave me ideas.

What I'm going to go with for a few weeks is to break up one of those "100 Questions" memes. Take the lazy man's way out. That's me.

Here's 13, and my answers.

1. Have you ever been arrested? Nope. I admit that I have done a couple of things in my wild youth that could have resulted in my arrest, had I been caught. Not proud of that. No. No details forthcoming.

2. Have you ever been on t.v.? No. One of my main goals in life is to be invisible. Kind of contradictory with me being as big as I am, but I guarantee you that I'm one of the quietest moving big guys you'll ever see, or not see as the case may be.

3. Do you like to travel? Yes. I haven't been to a lot of places, any money we might use to travel always seemed to be needed for new car brakes, doctor's visits, etc. I have been to Hawaii once, and Yellowstone. Those are the two biggies in my travelling life.

4. Do you usually eat dinner as a family? Not much any more. Number One Daughter lives a block away from us with her Aunt Lydia, and although Number Two Daughter is still at home, our schedules usually conspire for us to NOT eat together. Another problem is that Lovely Wife would make a good European and likes to eat late, and I like to eat a good while before I go to bed. So I'd rather make a sandwich early than to wait for a cooked meal later, and closer to my bed time.

5. Do you sing in the shower? Sometimes. It's painful, even to me though.
--5a. Do you sing in the car? Yeah, a lot. I can turn the CD up loud enough to drown myself out.

6. Do you wear a watch most days? Yes. I feel completely naked without a watch. I'll drive all the way back home at lunch if I've forgotten my watch. Plus, I'm one of those people that can never remember what day and/or what day of the week it is. My Casio watch has an analog face, but also a small digital one that shows month/date/day of week. Love it.

7. Do you brush your teeth EVERY night before bed? No, not EVERY night. I'm lazy like that sometimes.

8. Have you ever had a professional massage? No. My work sometimes pays for us to have the ability to go and have one during times they're crushing us with workload, but I never go. I don't like touching and being touched by people I don't know.

9. Do you ever say things you don't mean just to be nice? Absolutely.

10. Have you ever dumped someone over something small (Like Seinfeld, man hands, close talker, etc.)? Me? Mr. I-Long-To-Be-Invisible? Are you kidding? I've only seriously dated two people in my life, and I've been married to the second of those two for 22 years.

11. Have you ever bought anything off of an infomercial? Yes. A memory enhancing program. Although it didn't make me the genius I hoped it would, I still use many of the memory techniques from that program to this day, 15 years later.

12. Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? No. I got married before Al Gore invented the internet.

13. Have you ever driven across America? No. But I have a fantasy of riding a bicycle across America. Seriously. I have a whole shelf of bicycle touring books where people have written out their stories of those kinds of tours. I'm even a card-carrying member of the Adventure Cycling Association, just to help keep hope alive.

I would love to take a long driving trip with Lovely Wife too.

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Nancy J. Bond said...

A very interesting's nice to get to "know you" a little better.

(And keep us posted on the Sleep # bed...I've got a horrible back too from years of repetitive strain while working as a Paramedic, and have thought of trying one. Sweet dreams to you and Lovely Wife.)

jdoriot said... that's too funny!

Stephanie said...

I really liked this list!! I've read a few before. And I sing in the car very loud myself!!

Kristin said...

Those 100 question memes can have such wonderful uses! Thanks for the info!

Happy TT!

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing:)

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Professional massages are the best! Just wish they weren't so expensive!

Hammer said...

We have a lot in common.

I strive for invisible

Never arrested

I hate people touching me so I've never done massage or a physical.

Pretty much 11 for 13. Eerie

Cool post!

Tilly Greene said...

What a great list, and make that drive across country with your wife, it's a wonderful experience.

Lady G~ said...

Great list! Like you, I don't like to be touched. The thought of someone else other than my Knight giving me a massage... doesn't sit well with me.

Donica Covey said...

Great list. I have trouble coming up with topics myself so I may have to borrow this one.

Donica Covey

This Eclectic Life said...

How can you want to be "invisible" if you blog (lol)? I agree with you on the watch. As far as bicycling across America, I'm afraid that's more than my knees would want to do! Good list! For a man who was having trouble coming up with ideas, I'd say you did just fine.

Janet said...

I used to love to ride...haven't in awhile and I miss it.

Christine said...

When the kids are all grown, I'd hope to take a long roadtrip with my husband too.

I like massages too, and I wish there was a special discount for moms. Just a little appreciation for all the hard work we do. Like 50% off on one of their slower days.

Would you mind if I borrowed a couple of these questions, I've been tagged with yet another 8 things about me meme, and I'm all out of ideas.

Hope you and your lovely wife have a fun weekend!

Sindi1968 said...

What about night # 2 in the new bed? Is it still great or what???
Hope so

Dane Bramage said...

Corny as it sound, you strike me as the kind oguy people would like to get to know. So I will be back for the next 7.69230769230~ weeks to finish reading your answers.

And thanks for visiting my Thursday 13 #42 A 13 Point Comparison of Colorado and Ohio is up. And Scott thanks you too. (Even if he can't have his own river fire)

A.J.Reams said...

Super Thursday 13.

I'm to lazy to ride a bike to the store on my corner, I couldn't imagine riding across the country.

photowannabe said...

Great answers from a good list. I feel like I know you a bit more.

Sharon Lynne said...

I'm catching up on your blog this evening. I wish your daughter congratulations--on graduating!

I'm glad the bed is working out! I hope continues to do so.

Your list was fun an interesting!

julie said...

WOw...that's a great lists of questions AND answers!

Now about those massages....oh my! You DON'T use that work benefit?

The Rock Chick said...

I would so use the memory enhancement program I bought off an infomercial if only I could remember where I put it ;)

And...I love singing in the shower! The acoustics are great in there!!! I love the Al Gore comment-cracked me up!

Happy TT
Jessica The Rock Chick

Dragonheart said...

Very cool list! I enjoyed learning more about you. :) I find it funny that someone who wants to be invisible has a blog, however! :)