Friday, December 08, 2006

BeckEye's Tag

I've had tons to say but think it would be best to spread things out a bit. Today, I'm taking care of a promise to answer BeckEye's tag.


DO YOU SNORE?
Sometimes. I think it depends on if I'm stuffed up. Worse yet, I talk in my sleep sometimes.

ARE YOU A LOVER OR A FIGHTER?
Fighters can wind up lonely. I prefer to love fiercely.

WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
Living long enough to forget my own name.

AS A KID, WERE YOU A LEGO MANIAC?
I don't think that I was the only one to take the Lego antennas, put them in the Lego peoples hands and play out a scene from Star Wars. Ok, maybe I was. I never owned any but I did spend time playing with his Legos.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF “REALITY” TV?
I think that they need to ditch the term 'reality' as I know someone is yelling, "CUT! Ok, Billy, how are you feeling? Tell them! Tell them how pissed you are?" There's definitely a script and make-up crew. Anyhow, some shows in this genre are great (Biggest Loser and Hell's Kitchen) but most I can do without.

DO YOU CHEW ON YOUR STRAWS?
No, no oral fixation.

WERE YOU A CUTE BABY?
Actually, I've been told by my mother that I looked a lot like the Gerber baby and for some reason I remember someone mentioned to her that I should be entered into a contest they held back then. Does that mean the Gerber baby is cute? Dunno.

IS THE SINGLE LIFE FOR YOU?
Tough question. I love my individuality and the feeling of coming back to an empty house. It might be that I'm set in my ways or something. I follow the beat of my own drummer.

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR KEYBOARD?
Dingy grey. It really needs cleaning and every time I think to clean it, I consider buying a replacement.

DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER?
Here and there. Weird songs appear in my head sometimes so some of them don't fit well with the shower. Some of them are original spontaneous creations.

HAVE YOU EVER BUNGEE JUMPED?
Thought about it but I find it highly unlikely that I'll ever lose that much of my sanity.

ANY SECRET TALENTS?
It wouldn't be a 'secret' if I said anything, now would it?

WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT?
A tour of the United Kingdom with stops in every used CD store that I can find.

CAN YOU SWIM?
Yes. One of my first jobs was as a lifeguard at the Dunes Hotel.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE DONNIE DARKO?
Nope. Everyone tells me that I should see it but all I know is that the soundtrack is good.

DO YOU GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE OZONE?
I think you have to care about a lot of things, especially our planet. With that in mind, I think that it is good to view all sides of the issue before becoming one of the ecological end-of-times annointed.

HOW MANY LICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE CENTER OF A TOOTSIE POP?
Depends on the size of your tongue.

CAN YOU SING THE ALPHABET BACKWARDS?
No. I won't even make the attempt. I also find it horrible that police officers make that part of a sobriety test as I'd never pass.

DO YOU PREFER ELECTRIC OR MANUAL PENCIL SHARPENER?
Manual. They are smaller... unless they are the huge ones that were bolted to the teacher's desk when I was a kid.

WHAT’S YOUR STAND ON HUNTING?
Hunting has it's place. I look through the ads on Black Friday just like everyone. Actually, I think that hunting for food (meaning you plan on eating what you killed) is alright. Doing it for 'sport', well I'd like to see it more sporting like bow and arrow only.

IS MARRIAGE IN YOUR FUTURE?
There was a time when I thought, yes. But it goes back to that earlier 'single' question and me getting over previous issues with the word. So, I'd say a definitive "I don't know" to that one.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
That's tricky as I tend to dislike my printing (which I do for quick notes), have a different signature on everything I do in cursive (I skip 80% of the letters in my name) and can't remember the last time that I wrote something out in cursive but know that it looks better than the others.

WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO?
I've heard that I have a dust allergy. I do plan on taking that allergy test sometime soon, though.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAID, “I LOVE YOU”?
Today on the phone.

DO YOU CRY AT WEDDINGS?
Not really. Almost did after giving my 'bestman' speech for my brother though... more because I didn't really think through what I was going to say and I'm happy he still talks to me.

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
Hard scrambled with a little seasoning salt and bacon-bits.

ARE BLONDES DUMB?
Some, yes.

WHERE DOES THE OTHER SOCK END UP?
If I knew, I wouldn't have a bunch of unmatched socks sitting near my bed.

WHAT TIME IS IT?
Nearly 6am. I still haven't gone to sleep yet.

DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?
I was 'Meat' in Jr. High (yes, it was a sexual connotation), 'O.D.' for a few years on AOL (it was short for ODarknessO) and more recently 'Party' (I took it in stride even though some people misheard it and thought that it was alright to call me Marty... they are still alive.)

IS MCDONALD’S DISGUSTING?
No. What is disgusting is describing the process in which chicken nuggets are made. I think there are far worse places than McDonalds.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE IN A CAR?
5 1/2 hours ago.

DO YOU PREFER BATHS OR SHOWERS?
Showers. Does anyone really get clean sitting in dirty water?

IS SANTA CLAUS REAL?
I was told that a reindeer would die every time I said no to this question. He's in my heart.

DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR NECK KISSED?
Not really. I'd say it's a dude thing but I'm not big on having my ears bitten either.

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?
Only when I know that I haven't done laundry in awhile and could twist my ankle walking to the kitchen.

WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO?
Information accumulation. I check my email 4-5 times a day and many Web sites at least 3 times a day. I also spend a lot of time watching the news. I'm sick, I tell ya.

CRUNCHY OR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER?
Crunchy. I like thinking that if there are real bits of peanuts in there that I'm really eating peanut butter and not some peanut-flavored substitute.

CAN YOU CRACK YOUR NECK?
Not in that real loud way but it does crack here and there.

HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN IN AN AMBULANCE?
No. Hope not to.

IS DRUG FREE THE WAY TO BE?
I'd like to say that natural is the way to go but if they help, sure. Now, if we mean the illegal type... I still believe in personal responsibility. If you are controlled by something, you have stopped being responsible.

ARE YOU A HEAVY SLEEPER?
I'd say a medium level. I sleep soundly and little noises don't wake me up.

WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES?
Hazel/brown.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR LIFE?
Yes. Don't take it from me and everything will be alright. I'm pretty content even though I think there are areas to improve.

ARE YOU PSYCHIC?
I usually get visual deja vu moments. Usually this means that I will see something during my dreams the night before that pops up later that day.

HAVE YOU READ CATCHER IN THE RYE?
No but I've been considering it. I might just have to buy it with cash just in case 'they' plan on putting me on a watch-list.

DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS?
I took piano lessons as a kid and later played keyboards with a band. I acquired my great-grandfather's player piano (via my mom) and once in awhile sit there and plink a few keys.

HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN MONEY?
I did make a mistake when I was younger, was caught and learned from it. Life's opportunities should never be wasted for instant gratification.

CAN YOU SNOWBOARD?
Nope. Don't plan on making an attempt either.

DO YOU LIKE CAMPING?
I used to love camping and someday will return to doing it every year or so.

DO YOU SNORT WHEN YOU LAUGH?
I don't think so.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
Yes. Some things can't be explained.

ARE DOGS A MAN’S BEST FRIEND?
I think the person that coined the phrase died before the invention of the remote control. I think they can bond with people and feel like a family member but 'best friends' is a bit overboard.

YOU BELIEVE IN DIVORCE?
No. I think that is another reason that I had trouble with the 'marriage' question earlier. If I don't believe in something and it happens, that puts me in denial. I think divorce is too easy of a way to walk away from a commitment.

CAN YOU DO THE MOONWALK?
No. My brother Matt could. He would also breakdance. But, I don't see an attempt in my future.

DO YOU MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES?
'A lot' is rather ambiguous. I make many and 99% of them can be ignored, corrected, apologized for or covered up.

IS IT COLD OUTSIDE TODAY?
Yes but I think anything under 67 degrees is cold.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A caesar salad, cinnamon roll and brownie.

DO YOU WEAR NAIL POLISH?
Ummm... I've heard of some guys doing that but why would you want to put clear polish on? I don't know if I want my nails shining in the light.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU LIKE RIGHT NOW?
I like lots of people. It might be easier to ask how many people I don't like right now. That's a short list.

WHAT’S THE MOST ANNOYING TV COMMERCIAL?
The ones telling me how easy it is for me to learn Spanish. I actually have books and CDs to learn how to do that but the more they show that makes me say, "Wait a minute! Why am I enabling Americans to not learn American English?"

DO YOU SHOP AT AMERICAN EAGLE?
No. Do they make motorcycles or something?

FAVORITE SONG AT THE MOMENT?
I can't say there is one that sticks in my head but I do enjoy Walter Wray's "A Hand To Hold."

WHO ARE YOU TAGGING?
No one. I don't play tag anymore.

6 comments:

Ken said...

I tend to agree on the McDonald's thing. I worked there for five years and will still eat there from time to time. If you need to grab something to eat while driving, nothing beats a McDonald's cheeseburger.

I do stay away from the Chicken McNuggets, especially during non-peak times. They are only good in their storage drawer for like 30 minutes, but the timer gets reset a lot. "Are they still good?" is definitely a judgment call that a 17 year old should not make.

Definitely crunchy peanut butter. But that may have something to do with the fact my Mom would only buy creamy, and crunchy was more a treat.

RT said...

WoW! I guess the mystery is gone now, lol.

I can't believe you haven't seen Donnie Darko! What's the matter with you?

BarBarA said...

That was very interesting, I feel like I know you much better now, Marty.

LoraLoo said...

I'm seriously impressed...you responded to being tagged. LOL

Am I the only person in the universe that has no idea what the movie "Donnie Darko" is about?

I love your ideal vacation!

I've got a silly smile on my face about your nickname answers. :)

Teri said...

I love Donnie Darko, it is one of those movies that really makes you think. Movie night anyone? Also Catcher in the Rye was a great book, we had to read it in high school. It is one of those books that I want to re-read again.

BeckEye said...

We should start a "No, I haven't seen Donnie Darko and stop looking at me like that" support group.