Thursday, July 05, 2012

Sunday Stealing All Caught Up: 121-180

With this installment I officially catch up with Sunday Stealing and will only be answering the questions for the current week after this until I lose interest again.

BTW, in case you didn’t realize it by now, I have a rather dry sense of humor, tend to be more than a little sarcastic, and probably shouldn’t be taken terribly seriously when I answer some of these questions. It’s up to you to determine when I’m serious and when I’m being a smart ass…

121. Have you gone rock climbing? If not, would you?
No and no.

122. Do you believe in forever love in a romantic relationship?
Yes, but then again I believe in Santa Claus too.

123. As a kid did you ever sneak anyone into your house?
Yes, I used to regularly sneak J in when we were in high school.

124. Do you personally know anyone homeless?
Yes, I wish I had an answer to bringing them out of homelessness, but it is a more complex issue than most people know and not easily solved. Also, before you ask if I care so much have I ever taken any into my home, let me just say that twice W and I have saved people from becoming homeless by renting them a room in our house and charged very little. So yes, I do what I can, but I’m just one person with one house with one spare bedroom. I do my part. Do you?

125. Do you believe in aliens?
Well, I hear we have a problem with illegal aliens in this country. If aliens didn’t exist then I don’t think we’d have a problem with illegal aliens.

126. Have you ever killed someone?
No. Not that I haven’t thought about it or wished it, but no I would never intentionally kill someone. Wait. I take that back. If I had to kill someone to protect N I wouldn’t hesitate for a second. You’ve been warned. Don’t f*** with N, or you are taking your life in your hands. Mama Bear has spoken…

127. What would it take for you to sell your soul to a devil?
There is nothing that would get me to sell my soul to a devil, not even for a perfect life for N because there is no such thing as a perfect life. And no, not even to save N's life because I believe we'll be together in Heaven once we're both dead, and if I sold my soul to a devil I wouldn't make it to Heaven, would I?

128. Top or bottom?
Bottom mostly, but variety is good.

129. Are you happy with your career?
Yes and no. Yes, I love what I do. No, I wish I could work my way back up to management which seems darned near impossible.

130. What's your favorite store to buy clothes? Why?
I hate buying clothes…

131. What is your eye color?
It depends on who you ask, what I’m wearing and what the lighting is…

132. Watching or playing sports?

133. Would you have plastic surgery?
No. It just looks so… plastic…

134. Name one website that you visit daily. Why do you read it?
Facebook. Gotta keep up with friends…

135. Are you going on vacation this year? If so, where?
Yes, my church’s mission trip to Appalachia where we’ll be repairing homes for people in need. It is a vacation from the standpoint that I will only be responsible for myself and nobody else. Get in the van. Let someone else drive. Let someone else provide meals and shelter while I’m away. All I have to do is work several hours of physical labor each day. It’s so different from my real life it is a true vacation.

136. How do you align yourself politically?
Generally Democrat because they generally espouse similar philosophy to mine. However, I don’t vote the party line. I vote for the candidate, not the party. I vote for those who will work to make policy that will benefit the majority of people, not just the rich. I vote for those who don’t buy in to the bullshit of trickle down economics. I vote for those who I believe follow the true tenets of Jesus, the ones who believe in radical hospitality and the dignity of all people. I support policies that provide fair and equal treatment to all people.

137. Do you have any pets?
Yes. One cat, one dog.

138. Do you believe in soul mates?
Not really.

139. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
Lack of self control.

140. How long have you played Sunday Stealing?
Off and on for a few years.

141. What's the difference between Stealing and other memes that you do?
No idea. Don’t care.

142. Best cartoon show ever?
Rocky and Bullwinkle

143. Does it matter to you if your significant other smokes?
Yes. I would NOT be with someone who smokes. No way. No how. No exceptions.

144. Do you ever use your full name?

145. Do you get annoyed easily?
Who? Me? Why do you ask? Get away from me!

146. Indecent proposal: Would you sleep with an attractive billionaire for millions of $?
In a heartbeat… if you find one willing to sleep with a fat middle aged woman give them my number, won’t you?

147. Where do you draw the line?
Just a little shy of crazy and well beyond politically correct.

148. Have you ever been on a road trip?
Yes. Many.

149. What’s your favorite drink?
Alcoholic – Jack & Coke
Non-alcoholic – nonfat mint mocha, no whip

150. Which is better, amazing eyes or an amazing smile? Why?
Eyes, because they are the windows to the soul while a smile can fake you out.

151. What was your first thought this morning?
What day is it? Is it a weekday? Do I have to get up and go to work? Why am I so confused?
And then I hit the Snooze button…

152. Have you ever wanted to go to sleep and not wake up?
Not really. I’m not a big fan of wasting time sleeping when there are so many thoughts to think…

153. Would you try to take over the world?
No. I couldn’t take that much responsibility. And really? You wouldn’t want me to either. I would do awful things like tax everyone enough to provide healthcare for all, and redistribute food resources so that nobody had to go hungry.  I would end subsidies for corporations for stupid stuff and make them pay their fair share of taxes.  I would increase minimum wage and introduce a cap on maximum wages (including bonuses and profit sharing) so that everyone could have a decent living and the gap between rich and poor became smaller. Yeah, I’m pretty much every rich person’s nightmare and the nightmare of many middle class and lower class "sheep."  Be thankful I'm not too ambitious about the whole world takeover thing.

154. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?
When you’re bi there really isn’t a preferred sex, but either way it’s been so long I don’t even remember.

155. Have you ever been asked to do something disgusting?
Yes. Cleaning up vomit, whether one’s own, one’s child’s, or one’s pet’s is disgusting.

156. How much cash do you have right now?
Less than $10

157. Tell us something totally random about yourself.
I really want to attend seminary and become ordained.

158. What really turns you off?

159. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?

160. You’re having a bad day. Who do you want to talk to?
Nobody. I want to be left alone so I can sit at the piano and play until I calm down.

161. Have you ever studied the Bible?
Yes, I love Bible study and wish my church had more.

162. What really turns you off?
Being asked the same question twice in a short time…

163. What's a goal that you'd like to achieve?
Becoming an ordained minister and pastoring my own church

164. Name one celebrity you hate, and why.
Kirk Cameron for the distorted message of Christianity he spreads

165. What’s your favorite store?

166. What's one goal you’d like to achieve this year?
Finding out what is wrong with my left knee and getting it fixed. To that end, I have an appointment with an orthopedic specialist next week.

167. What's the first thing you notice about your preferred sex?
Fingers. I love long, slim fingers with nicely manicured short nails… piano player hands in other words.

168. Who is your oldest friend? How long have you known them?
I don’t generally inquire about peoples’ ages when I befriend them so I don’t know which one is oldest. The longest friendship is with a high school friend whom I’ve known since 1975. That’s what, about 37 years?

169. Do you like photography?
Not particularly.

170. Pain or no gain?
Mostly no gain…

171. What's something people say that you generally find annoying?
“I could care less.” Generally they really mean they could NOT care less.
“Axe” when they mean “ask.”
“Jewry” when they mean “jewelry.”
“I” rather than “me” after a preposition.
“Yo” in place of “hello.”
“You’d be so pretty if you just lost weight.” Yeah? Well, you’d be pleasant to be around if you’d shut up.
Let’s just say I find anything grammatically incorrect, or rude, to be annoying.

172. How often do you change your myspace/facebook/etc profile?
Very rarely. So rarely I can’t remember the last time I touched my profile. Status updates yes. Profile changes no.

173. Do you ever cook?
Yes, though not as often as I used to… :-(

174. Have you ever been on a boat?
Yes, many times

175. What do you do most when you’re bored?
Eat or play games on my smart phone

176. What is your favorite musical instrument?
Harpsichord at the moment

177. What’s your phone ringtone?
Whatever the phone came with.

178. Have you ever been in a movie? (Either amateur or professional.)
In high school our Spanish class made a movie in Spanish. We did Cinderella, and I was the fairy godmother.  Hmm... I wonder if that video tape still exists...

179. Describe your life currently in five words.
Waiting for my next turn…

180. Where did you last fly to and why?
It’s been a while. Let me think. Oh yeah. We flew to LA when the Illini were in the Rose Bowl a few years ago. No. Wait. That’s not it. It was the trip to Seattle BJ took me on when he and I were still together. I still feel guilty that I didn’t pay my own way. Of course, that was the trip when I got to meet Jeni Angel, so it was well worth whatever BJ paid for me to go!

(Can you tell I have the slightest crush on Jeni by the number of times I mention her in this blog? I admit it. I do. Too bad she’s straight… and way over there on the other side of the country... Actually, it's more like a celebrity crush, you know, the kind where you crush on someone you have no chance with but admire from afar?  Yeah, like the one I have on Howard Stern.  Howard Stern... Jeni Angel...  I have eclectic tastes...  Oh, and one other thing just to prove my tastes are eclectic, the guys in Magic Mike?  Meh... didn't do that much for me.  Yep, eclectic...)

1 comment:

Jeni Angel said...

So many things to say, where do I begin?

Let's start here: Magic Mike? Seriously? No thank you. I'm with you-I'd take Howard Stern over those guys any day

Also, #147? YES. Keep making me laugh. (Did I just give an order? Sorry. But, still....keep making me laugh)

Oh and, yeah. You are so cute. I was so happy we got a chance to meet! It's still one of my highlights. One of these days I am going to head your way. So you can make me laugh :-)