Sunday, November 20, 2005

I Was Tagged... I Guess I'm It

I'm not good on passing things onto other people. (Why do I suddenly sound like the neurotic Richard Lewis?) Lora has tagged me to answer a few questions about myself. I'll own up to my responsibility and answer the questions but I am going to hold back on tagging anyone else. So here we go:

2 names you go by:
- Party (It's just something one of the guys from work started and it just rolled downhill from there.)
- Marten (I covered the confusion about this earlier but lets just say I may reply to mail with any spelling that I desire at the moment.)

2 parts of your heritage:
- Irish (The Hennessy name sticks out like a sore thumb whenever I get carded somewhere.)
- Cree (Ok, this area is up for much debate as the percentage if any is unreported. My late grandfather Gilliam McGillis was adopted by a nice American Indian family that lived on a reservation.)

2 things that scare you:
- The words "We need to talk." (Which essentially means: I'm telling you that something is wrong and I can't talk about it now so take the time to think of all the bad things you have done, will do or might have considered because they are all relevant you bastard.)
- Losing members of my immediate family. (I've been very lucky and/or blessed to have had healthy siblings, nephew/nieces and fairly healthy parents. I don't know how I'd deal with losing one of them and thinking about it freaks me out.)

2 everyday essentials:
- Kirkland Daily Multi-Vitamin and Omega-3. (I think it goes back to the horse pills my father used to have us choke down as kids but then again as mentioned above... we are pretty darn healthy.)
- I always place a tube of Blistex medicated chapstick in my left pocket every morning (I was really struggling with this question.)

2 fave bands/artists:

- Depeche Mode
- Skinny Puppy

2 favorite songs:
- The Chauffeur by Duran Duran (Something about the haunting melody played on the pan flute. Oh, and I am sparing you the rehash of the "I Like Rain" story.)
- The Power Of Love” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood (I've always gotten chills just hearing this song. Tremendous lyrics.)

2 things you want in a relationship (other than true love):
- This is a loaded question for someone with a breast fetish
- Personal growth. (Sometimes two plants that are put too close together get their roots entangled and one plant winds up killing the other... wait was this an optimistic question?)

2 favorite hobbies:

- Research (I love being given a problem and spending hours learning about why things are as they are, who recorded a song first or if someone is dead or Canadian.)
- Singing (Whether it's karaoke or in the car, nothing helps me leave my personal baggage on the floor than belting out a few notes of relatively obscure songs.)

2 things you want really badly:
- To know that a specific someone is having a great life and is without pain or suffering. (Sometimes what you want the most isn't the healthiest thing to achieve though.)
- For each individual person in my life to know their significant value to making me who I am.

2 places you want to go on vacation:
- The United Kingdom
- Australia

2 things you want to do before you die:
- Write a book
- Organize a charity event

2 ways in which you are a true guy:
- I pee standing upright.
- My aim isn't always the best.

2 things you are thinking about right now:
- The external hard drive that I put together that is sitting on my bed that needs to be installed and off my bed before I sleep.
- The motion-sensor light that I need to buy early tomorrow morning which is supposed to be installed sometime tomorrow by a neighbor's co-worker (who may not show up.)

2 stores you shop at:
- Best Buy (I'll know all the employees by name someday.)
- The 99 cent store (I don't know why but I find myself amazed walking through the rows of crap that I know is selling for a few pennies more somewhere else.)

2 people guaranteed to make you laugh:
- My brother Matthew
- Steven Wright (Something about his dry delivery and intellectual humor floors me.)


LoraLoo said...

Okay I promise NEVER to tag you again, but I'm glad you decided to do it even after I gave you an out.

"The Power of Love" is an absolutely amazing song... fabulous choice.

You caught me off-guard with the plant analogy, but personal growth is definitely a positive thing to want in a relationship. :)

BeckEye said...

Ooh, The Chauffeur...good song! Bizarre video though. Just an excuse for some T&A, passing it off as "art". ;)

Bar L. said...

Wow, that was a good list. The peeing standing up was a bit basic, I was hoping for something more from you on that one...but the rest were enlightening. You are a multi-faceted guy for sure. Sensitive soul, philosophical mind, generous spirt thrown together with a twist of rock n roll and a dash of boyish charm. I like that.

M. C. Pearson said...


Hey, do you know the quote: "Sponges grow in the ocean. That kills me." Just a little Stephan Wright for ya.

Fred said...

Thanks for informing us about your toilet manners.

Sounds like the Party nickname could use a post of its own.