Four For Friday 2006-02-03

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Q1 – Have You: Ever attempted to put together your family tree? If so, how far back were you able to go? If not, would you like to put one together?

For my dad’s side of the family, there’s a pretty comprehensive family history compiled by one of my extended family members. It’s in book form, and I have my aunt Rosemary’s copy of it. I keep meaning to put parts or all of it on my family website, but I haven’t gotten around to it.

Q2 – Would You: Like it if first-run movies were released on DVD and/or Pay-Per-View at the same time as they are released in theatres? If so, do you think you would watch more movies at home, or would you continue to see first-run movies only in the theatre?

I’d love being able to see pay-per-view first-run movies, for smaller movies, especially. I don’t think my “going out to the movies” habits would change at all — I only go to big important movies anymore, anyway. But I’d pay to watch first-run movies at home, for sure, so I’d probably see a lot more movies than I do now.

Q3 – Should You: See a doctor more often? If so, what’s stopping you? If not, how often do you have a check-up or physical?

I probably don’t need to see a doctor more often than I have recently.I get a routine physical every year, and go to the eye doctor and dentist regularly.Georgetown Dental Assistant School can also help you out to pursue dental course.  I’m pretty responsible about health care, overall.

Q4 – Could You: Survive living on the streets of your town for an entire month with no access to any of your money or other assets? Why or why not?

Hell, no. I don’t even want to think about that.

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Four For Friday 2005-05-20

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Courtesy of Mikal Belicove:

Q1: How do you feel about television, newspaper, magazine, or web site news reports that rely wholly or in part on ‘unnamed’ sources?

It’s acceptable in many cases, if there is follow-up reporting that supports the information from the source. The exception would be where the unnamed source does something illegal, like exposing Valerie Plame as a CIA operative, which compromised her ability to do her job and placed dozens of other CIA operatives in danger. In that case, the source should have been revealed and prosecuted, along with the reporter who helped commit the crime.

Q2: Do you think there should be government-mandated drug-testing for anyone who plays sports professionally?

Not at all. If the people who own and run the sports teams want to test their players, it should be up to them to do so. There’s no reason whatsoever that the government should have anything to do with it. Why on earth should the government care about testing sports figures, any more than they should care about testing me for drug use? Really, who gives a crap if some baseball player’s on steroids? It’s not as though the fate of the free world rests on whether Jose Conseco hit a homer or not. (He is a baseball player, right?)

Q3: When you prepare to eat a hamburger or a sandwich, do you prefer to cut the burger or sandwich in half before eating it, or are you okay eating it whole?

I eat them whole, unless I feel like they’re too big and are going to fall apart in my hands.

Q4: Restaurants are notorious for charging a 15-18% gratuity on groups of eight or more. Are you in favor of this practice or would you prefer to tip the wait staff yourself based on how you feel they handled your table/group?

It’s okay by me; I can understand why they do it… I used to be roommates with a waiter, so I know how hard they work and how easily they get screwed over by assholes who don’t bother to leave tips. Large parties make it very easy for jerks to get away with that sort of thing. You would not believe some of the tipping horror stories my roommate suffered through. The best were the ones on Sundays: no one ever wanted to work on Sunday lunches, because the Christians were terrible tippers. They’d come in after church with their strollers and children in tow, create mess, noise, havoc and broken dishes wherever they went, and then leave a religious pamphlet on the table as a “tip” instead of money. What would Jesus do, indeed. He wouldn’t do that.

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Unconscious Mutterings 2005-02-28

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Free association–a psychoanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content–is what this post is all about. Each week, Patricia over at Luna Nina posts ten words to which anyone can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind.

Courtesy of Luna Nina, by way of my friend Mikal Belicove:

  1. You’ve got a friend:: “In me” — singing, of course
  2. Immigration:: Ellis Island
  3. Waitress:: Server
  4. Snickers:: Bar
  5. Recognize:: Face
  6. Concept:: Thought
  7. Birthday:: Belated (d’oh!)
  8. Told you so:: I am the queen of
  9. Unlikely:: Rare
  10. Extension:: Bonus
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Four For Friday 2004-05-07

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Q: Some people collect fine art, while others have a passion for baseball cards. How about you? Do you collect anything in particular? If you don’t, did you collect anything as a kid, or would you like to in the future?
Yep, big list right here [link deprecated].

Q: When you think back to your high school days, do you have good, bad, or mediocre memories of those four years?
Freshman year in Canton, Ohio: Bad. Three years in Noblesville, Indiana: Good. Let’s just leave it at that.

Q: This Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you’re a Mom, what’s the best Mother’s Day gift you’ve ever received? If you’re not a Mom, what’s the best Mother’s Day gift you’ve ever given to one?
We’re giving my mom new garage doors this mother’s day. I think that’s pretty cool. Odd, but cool.

Q: If you could be the host of any past or present television game show, which show would you choose to host? (If you need a little help identifying all of the possibilities, click here for a list of shows and hosts!)

I was going to say Password, but then I looked at the list, and saw “Let’s Play Post Office” is a game show. I totally want to host that.

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