Monday, February 06, 2006

Tagged by my dear friend

Finding myself tagged yet again, this time by my EXTREMELY dear friend Alexandra (and knowing the seriousness of ignoring such a calling!), I copied and pasted her questions below. I tried and tried to answer them meaningfully and thought-provokingly.

However, each time I got to the "kitchen quote" question and the "flower" question, my male DNA kicked in and I couldn't find my feminine side long enough to answer with any sort of emotional depth. So, I backtracked and answered as the smart-ass that I can certainly sometimes find myself being.

(P.S. - love ya Alexandra! :)


What were three things when you were little you wanted to be when you grew up?


You can live one day over again from your childhood. What day will it be?

The day I invented "The Slinky."

You have two minutes (and a mover with you if you need heavy lifting help!) to grab 5 things from your home before it morphs into a polka dotted hobgblin and hops away. What will you take? (Food/drink/family/friends excluded!)

All of the photos of myself
My mirror
My trophy collection
My hairbrush
Pictures of myself with my photos, mirror, trophy collection, and hairbrush.

You have to paint one quote on your kitchen wall. Whats it going to be?

"Are you going to finish that?"

What is one thing you want to have accomplished by the end of this year?

Finishing my book "The Slinky Memoirs."

You are moving to the moon for one year and can only bring one flower with you. What kind will you bring?

A magic flower that makes oxygen.

You just received word that aside from one flower, you can also bring five books with you too! Your choices?

1) "How to Build a Spacecraft in Zero Gravity with No Parts: FOR DUMMIES"
2) "How to Build a Teleporter: FOR DUMMIES"
3) "How to Survive without Food on the Moon: FOR DUMMIES"
4) "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey (to see what all the fuss is about)
5) "The 5 Books to Bring With You to The Moon: FOR DUMMIES"

(Alexandra's blog can be found at my link entitled "marvelous madness")

Sunday, February 05, 2006


Well, my wife's first post just went up and what did she do? That's right, she gave me homework! Drat. But at least it'll get me to finally do a new post, so I forgive her :)

And, since she posted a self-portrait of herself I'll post one of me even though it's a few years old now:

Anyhow, there's this thing called "Tagging" other bloggers that I wasn't aware of until just now, and that's my homework, so here it goes:

Four jobs I've held:
Karate instructor
Auto Insurance Claims Adjuster (ugh...painful to remember)
Freelance Illustrator (YAY!)

Four movies I HAVE watched over & over:
So I Married an Axe Murderer
The Matrix
tie: Die Hard and Lord of the Rings (trilogy)

Four places I've lived:
Santa Cruz
Turlock, CA (ugh)
Portland, OR

Four (or more) TV shows I've watched (and freaking love):
Arrested Development
Firefly, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Office (British & American versions)
The Wire
The Shield

Four places I've vacationed:
Italy (twice)

Four of my favorite dishes:
Chicken anything
Butternut Squash fries

Four Sites I visit daily:

Four places I'd rather be:
In my future villa on the Amalfi Coast (with my wife)
driving around France (with my wife)
at the comic book store or music store (without my wife because she hates both)
tie: writing in a coffee shop with my wife OR at the movies with my wife

This is the place where I'd then "tag" someone else, but, since I'd like to tag Alexandra ( and she's already tagged herself, then I'll hold my tagging someone else for now and use it wisely for someone in the future. So, beware, you could be next...