Thursday, February 02, 2006

How do these things happen? I'm guessing that some person who hates blogging thinks up a boring set of questions and then injects them into the blogosphere, preventing valuable information, like how Blogger X decides whether to part his hair on the right or left, from getting out. It's an insidious form of censorship. I blame China. Or maybe Google.

Then, somehow, the meme winds its way through cyberspace, eventually landing here. Using my vast powers of deduction, I have recreated the final link in the chain that brought this latest atrocity to my blog. I believe this conversation occurred earlier this week:

janelle: Hey, you know who's really dreamy?
Sarah: Alton Brown?
janelle: More dreamy.
Sarah: Oh, Mike!
janelle: Mmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmm
Sarah: Super dreamy.
janelle: I'd love to talk to Mr. Dreamboat, but I'm so intimidated by his dreaminess.
Sarah: I know! Me too! What can we do about it?
janelle: Well, I remember when I was in elementary school, I'd pinch and poke a boy if I liked him. If only there was a blog version of that.....
Sarah: Oh ho ho! Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
janelle: Tickle fight?
Sarah: No! Let's tag him with one of those annoying memes! I just got one today!
janelle: Ooooh! That's a great idea! We'll BOTH tag him!
Sarah: That's what he gets for being so dreamy.
janelle: Super dreamy.
Sarah: Now, what was that you were saying about a tickle fight...
janelle: Tee hee hee....

And so it appears that both janelle renée of Just Thoughts and and Sarah of Sara with No H have tagged me with one of these damn question sets.

So, because I'm a big fat dreamy sheep, I must.....

Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot.

1) corndog
2) Marginal Utility
3) Sara with No H
4) Just Thoughts
5) I Am Prepared to Give Up at Any Time

Next, select five people to tag.

I refuse! If I had not refused, however, then I would have tagged

1) Dolface
2) Jen
3) Tasty
4) Tinyfeet
5) Vixen

What were you doing 10 years ago?

February 1996: Life wasn't so different, really. I was living in sin here in San Francisco with Hank, my soon-to-be-fiancee. I was still working at Hewlett Packard, but was carefully eyeing a start-up recently launched by two ex-HPers, dreaming of dot com riches. (Damn that bubble!)

What were you doing 1 year ago?

February 2005: This, except without this especially crappy blog post. I was living in this house, with this family, working this job, and running fairly often. Life doesn't change very quickly for me. The only significant difference was that I was looking ahead to the Boston Marathon, and wondering what running goal would be next, not realizing that next goal was Never Run Another Marathon. Ahhhh, the sweetness of realized goals.

Five snacks you enjoy:

1. Pretzels. I usually have a bag of them here in the office. (Damn, this IS an exciting meme!)
2. Tortilla chips. Ok, there's a bag of those too.
3. Dark chocolate. Mmmmmm, so good. More of an evening snack
4. Chocolate cake. The frosting has to be good though, creamy and rich, please.
5. Chocolate ice cream. The best flavor in the world is Godiva's Chocolate Raspberry Truffle

(Seriously, this is the crap I eat.)

Five songs you know all the words to:

1. "Happy Birthday"
2. "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"
3. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
4."Row Row Row Your Boat"
5. John Cage's 4'33"

(This is pretty close to the complete list. I'm not so good with lyrics.)

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1. Quit my job
2. Solve the financial dilemmas of my relatives
3. Hire a gardner
4. Hire a financial planner
5. Ask for three more wishes.

Five bad habits:

1. Too much TV
2. Checking my blog stats and email all the time
3. Ignoring the giant stack of snail mail for weeks (or months) at a time
4. Tormenting telemarketers
5. Kryptonite

Five things you enjoy doing:

1. Scrabble
2. Reading sci-fi
3. Reading blogs
4. Finishing a run
5. Orgasming

Five things you would never wear again:

I don't get this question. Would it be because the clothes are too small?

Five favorite toys(/games):

1. Cards
2. Scrabble
3. Laptop
4. Kapla
5. Daisy

Oh, good god. That was horrible.


tinyhands said...

Know what I hate? When you get tagged for one of these and think, "oh good, I just did this one a few weeks ago," but it was actually 5 months ago -

Mike said...

Oh, man, you came so close to that four-month grace period!

Pensive Turtle said...

Holy crap -- someone out there knows John Cage's 4'33" -- without being REQUIRED TO KNOW IT?

Sara said...

Now I have to figure out a way to conduct a cross continental tickle fight.

Mike said...

Pensive Turtle, isn't that the Cage piece which is essentially just silence? Or have I outed myself as a pseudo-intellectual?

Mike said...

Sara, I think you can do it with a "tcl /f" or something like that. (Just outed myself as a pseudo-unix-intellectual)

Janelle Renee said...

Sara with no H, you PROMISED not to tell Mike about our conversation.

Unless... Mike, do you work for the NSA?

Now back to the tickle fight!

Mike said...

janelle, oh, I have my sources. Now, tickle away!

The Tart said...

So now I know who U really R. Chocolate is really your favorite!

The Tart

BTW, found this post via JRs current post.
(Nice to see the old avatar ... I miss him sometimes.)

Mike said...

Jocelyn, I'll bring the old avatar back some day. I grow weary of being non-cartoonish. Also, you know who I really am?? Do tell! We'd all like to know.