Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #42


13 More Questions and Answer About Me


In my lame attempt to keep at this Thursday Thirteen thingy, I'm back to stealing meme questions from other people's blogs.

1. Are you an innie or an outie? Innie. That's a stupid question. What, is this kindergarten recess show and tell?

2. Have you ever worn bell-bottoms? Yes. I remember a pair I had in the sixth grade (73-74) that were way bigger than my feet. I was so proud of them then. I'm so ashamed now.

3. Have you ever written a song? I've written lyrics, but have never put music to them.

4. Can you make change for a dollar right now? Heck no. I've been married 22 years. My wife doesn't let me have that much money on me.

5. Have you ever been in the opposite sex’s public toilet? Sort of. When I managed restaurants, I cleaned a mean bathroom, both the men's and women's. (From those experiences, I found out that many people are disgusting pigs.)

6. Have you ever smelled your own feet? Of course. This is one of those questions I don't think anyone can say no to if they've ever played outside in the summer. But, since I became an adult, I always buy odor eaters for all of my shoes. They really work. I even have odor eaters in my slippers. (No, I'm not kidding.)

7. Do you like ketchup on or beside your french fries? On the side please. I walk a tightrope of OCD mania when I eat things with my fingers. I wipe my fingers off after EVERY bite. I go through some napkins, believe you me. (Sorry about that, Sheryl Crow) Ketchup on my fingers might push me totally over the edge. I'm not kidding either, it's a whole mental dance that happens in my massive cranium whenever I eat foods with my fingers; half-way between gluttonous desire and Howard Hughes hand-washing mania.

8. Can you touch your tongue to your nose? No. I can stick out my tongue AND touch my nose, but I CANNOT touch my tongue to my nose. Comprende?

9. Have you ever been a boy/girl scout? No. My older brother was a Cub Scout, and my mother tried the den mother thing and I think she almost had a conniption (nervous breakdown) one time and that ruined my chances of ever doing that. I actually never wanted to, but I couldn't have if I had wanted to. Hmmm. I wonder if someone poured ketchup on Sainted Mother's fries at that Cub Scout meeting and sent her over the edge, and doomed me to the same affliction?

10. Have you ever broken a mirror? No. I don't remember ever breaking one, but now that I think about it, my life really sucked between 1987 and 1994, so it's possible.

11. Have you ever put your tongue on a frozen pole? No. Big Sis used to try to talk me into touching my tongue to those aluminum ice trays with the big handles that you pulled up to break the ice loose, but even as a kid, I could tell from the tone of her voice that she was up to no good. Come to think of it, Big Sis is still up to no good. If nothing else, I have a strong sense of self-preservation. Never try anything you're being asked to do if the asker will not demonstrate it first. Plus, I've seen A Christmas Story about a million times like everybody else.

12. What is your biggest pet peeve? The religion of global warming. Just the fact that the proponents of the global warming scare are now trying to get us to call it global climate change so they won't have any more embarrassing things like the cancelled global warming conferences this past winter due to blizzards makes my point for me. If they can get everyone to stop saying global warming, and insert global climate change instead, then during the cold winter months charlatans like Al Gore can raise more money. (I'm cynical, sue me.) It's tough trying to promote your beliefs in global warming when folks are seeing blizzards and record low temperatures on the weather channel. As a Christian, I have tried to speak to people over the years about spiritual things, and have had everything from good, honest communication to being cussed at like you wouldn't believe. So I have a bit of an idea what global warming believers feel when their pronouncements are rejected by people like me. For the record, I believe that the earth is warming, but in a normal, natural cycle that paleoclimatologists have told us have happened many times in the earth's existence. I just don't believe that man is causing it, nor do I believe driving hybrids and using flourescent bulbs help matters one iota.

Oh yeah, radical Islam is a close second.

13. Do you slurp your drink after its gone? Yes, but ever so gently so as to not annoy those nearby.


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!

15 comments:

Adelle said...

I'm sure I'll be back to steal these questions one day lol *wink

Cindy Swanson said...

Great list! I enjoy your sense of humor. :)

Babystepper said...

Another little glimpse into the life of JAM. We all have our issues, I think.

Lori said...

Very cool....thanks for sharing:)

Michelle M Pillow said...

LOL, great list!

Raven Paranormal Blog said...

Happy TT! Great list!

Dane Bramage said...

Great list and good answers. I knew there was a reason I liked you.

I guess I better not slack off on T13s anymore. You are slowly catching up to me. My Thursday 13 #44 is up. It is the 13 Really Really Bad Movies Edition. Stop by if you get a chance. And feel free to kick your shoes off!

Janet said...

1. innie
2. Yes, all thru high school, and right now, as a matter of fact!
3. No
4. Yup
5. Yup, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go!
6. unfortunately
7. Whatever!
8. Nope
9. Shockingly, yes.
10. I don't think so...
11. lol no!
12. hahaha mine's on a much smaller scale...people who snap their gum.
13. No, yuck.

Hammer said...

I'm a compulsive mouth and finger wiper myself.

I did the tongue on the aluminum ice tray once...not a good experience

Norma said...

I wonder who wonders about these things? You handled it well.

My tt is up--about spots.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Love #12, me and hubby had a good laugh! Have you seen the video called 'Epicenter'? Saw it last night at church and it was good. It's the video version of the book by the same name.

byoc said...

Great list - I can relate to disgusting people - check out my Thirteen Gifts Tenants Left Me.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

hehe.. I agree with #12.
On the "KnowZone Days" here in Indy, I purposefully want to do the opposite of what they say... I'll fill my gas when I need to. Not wait till a certain time of day. Give me a break.

Qtpies7 said...

They can't predict tomorrow's weather accurately, but they ARE right about global warming.
MMMhmmm.
My boys like to stick their tongue on metal objects. Devon had to try it to see if it worked when we first moved to Minnesota. Got his tongue stuck to a pole at a gas station. This past winter at a potluck at our church Cody "accidentally" ran into the door with his tongue and got stuck until someone stopped laughing too hard to go get his parents. Then Devon had to do it to show he isn't a wimp.

Travis said...

LOL! I don't put ketchup directly on my fries because I don't like soggy fries. I have a little mania about wiping my mouth after every bite, but I lick my fingers while eating and wash my hands after I'm finished.

Wait...was that TMI for a comment?

For the record, I believe that the earth is in a somewhat natural cycle of warming. But I also believe that the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to how rapidly the earth is warming. I don't think we can reverse it because it's natural, and I don't know if we can slow it down by living more "green". But it seems a worthy effort to try and curb pollution, doesn't it?