The devil’s in the details

Okay…here’s the thing.  My friend, Mike, knows I hate these things.  Oh yeah…and I know he hates them.

Why…then why would he fall prey to one of these insipid Internet lists?  And why…tell me, God, why would he not only inflict it upon me, his supposed friend, but then announce to the world that I was one of the most likely candidates to respond to the f@cking thing!

Because he knows me better than I know myself.

And he knows that as the thing sat in my inbox, it would eat at me like acid, eventually exposing my guilt-ridden underbelly.

He knew I would cry uncle.  It was only a matter of time.

Michael…you devil, you.

———-

Okay…no more drama.  Vote Obama.

Here’s the deal.  You don’t gotta send this thing to anyone.  If you’re up for it, though, show yourself, OLU readers (both of you!).  Cut and paste the questions below, delete my answers, and put in your own.

We wanna get to know you!  According to my friend’s email, "The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those who know you."

For now, here’s my answers.

Four jobs I have had in my life

1. Grill Master and Drive-thru Wizard at Wendy’s Old Fashioned Burgers
2. City Maintenance Worker, where I painted all the fire hydrants and babysat the city sewage plant in Isanti, MN one summer
3. Salesperson and Store Manager at Radio Shack
4. General Manager for a chain of Black Hills Gold jewelry stores (even though I have never been to the Black Hills)

Four movies I’ve watched more than once

1.  Planet of the Apes (the real one)
2   The Commitments
3.  The Dukes of Hazzard (against my will)
4.  The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

Four places I have lived

1.  Los Angeles, CA
2.  Las Cruces, NM
3   Sierra Vista, AZ
4.  In my car

Four places I’d like to live

1. St. Petersburg, FL
2. Loreto, Mexico
3. New York, NY (Manhattan or Brooklyn)
4. Moonbase Alpha before the big, nasty explosion that sent it hurtling away from Earth at apparent FTL speed

Four places I have been

1. La Paz, Mexico, gawking at a too-fresh-for-comfort skeletal arm that washed up on the beach
2. On a late-night Central Park carriage ride with my baby
3. Hanging in a near-deserted pub with my Canuck "brother", Pigger, in Thunder Bay, ON, unexpectedly tossing back more Labatts than we could count with The Beautiful Girls
4. Perched in scaffolding, 10 feet directly above Prince’s head for two hours (I coulda hocked a loogey, but I demonstrated incredible restraint)

People who e-mail me

1. Dean Hyers
2. Pete Machalek
3. Robbye
4. Scores of people who are quite concerned about my penis size and sexual endurance

Favorite foods

1. Eggs–especially my pickled ones…  Mmmm..!
2. Chipotle burritos
3. Robbye’s lentil spaghetti
4. Peanut butter slathered on pretty much anything

Four places I’d rather be right now

1. The Madeira Beach cottage
2. London, England
3. An eco-resort on the Virgin Islands
4. Snuggling in bed with my wife

Four friends I think will respond

1. Robbye
2. Diana
3. Colin
4. Barack

Four things I am looking forward to this year

1. A week off bumming around somewhere with Robbye
2. Selling another script
3. FINALLY, MAYBE getting to see Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse
4. Speaking in Seattle later this month and in LA in June

Four T.V. Shows that I watch

1. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
2. Medium
3. Battlestar Galactica (the new one)
4. ("Who wants a..!") Clean House (Official Member, Miss Niece Fan Club.  Mmmm Hmmm!)

Now, do you know me better?

And…are ya satisfied, Mike? [wink]

2 thoughts on “The devil’s in the details

  1. OK, fine. Just remember that you ASKED!
    Four jobs I have had in my life
    1. Shipping and receiving for Ragstock headquarters.
    2. Weekend Secretary for Small Engine City in Minneapolis.
    3. Insurance sales – auto/home/life/health (for WAAAAAAAAY too long).
    4. Supervisor – AAA Membership
    Four movies I’ve watched more than once
    1. Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things
    2. True Lies
    3. Evil Dead 2
    4. Kingdom of the Spiders (Shatner’s best work, after Star Trek).
    Four places I have lived
    1. Rockford, IL
    2. Appleton, WI
    3. St. Paul, MN
    4. Minneapolis, MN (at least I’m consistent)
    Four places I’d like to live
    1. Haleiwa, HI
    2. Paris (to finally put that degree to use!)
    3. Bora Bora
    4. Minneapolis
    Four places I have been
    1. Hawaii, repeatedly
    2. Biking to Mankato and back (might not sound like much, but it’s 80+ miles each way, and I’d never ridden more than 10 miles before. Oh, and it rained for most of the trip).
    3. Jumping out of an airplane, intentionally.
    4. Nude beach in Jamaica for a week.
    People who e-mail me
    1. Robbye
    2. My mom
    3. Julie
    4. Scores of people who are quite concerned about my penis size and sexual endurance – made even more amusing by the fact that I don’t have one (and never did!).
    Favorite foods
    1. chicken in almost any form
    2. GOOD chocolate ice cream
    3. kalua pig from Ono Hawaiian Foods on Ohau(known a “pulled pork” in Minnesota)
    4. hot dogs with catsup and raw onions
    Four places I’d rather be right now
    1. Any ocean beach, listening to the waves.
    2. playing disc golf with James
    3. at the pool in Naples
    4. anywhere, singing karaoke
    Four friends I think will respond
    1. Robbye
    2.
    3.
    4. just her, since I didn’t actually “send” this.
    Four things I am looking forward to this year
    1. Nick’s graduation and his starting college
    2. vacation week in August
    3. The annual July 4th celebration in Wahkon.
    4. no longer having to drive Eric to school after 6 years – we’ll have a bus again in the fall.
    Four T.V. Shows that I watch
    1. C.S.I. (the original – the copies suck)
    2. Bones
    3. Criminal Minds (see a pattern forming?)
    4. America’s…Next…Top…Model! (and you have to say it with the pauses, just like Tyra does)

  2. Four jobs I have had in my life
    1. Barista at The Original Dunn Bros. (with Ed and Dan – THE Dunn brothers)
    2. Massage Therapist
    3. Photo Finisher (which has nothing to do with races)
    4. Cook at a local pizza pub
    Four movies I’ve watched more than once
    1. Silence of the Lambs
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3. The Royal Tenenbaums
    4. Juno
    Four places I have lived
    1. St. Paul, MN
    2. South Sioux City, Nebraska
    3. Minneapolis
    4. On The Edge
    Four places I’d like to live
    1. St. Petersburg, FL
    2. New York City (Brooklyn or The Island)
    3. Madeira Beach, FL
    4. Any place that allows for my summer wardrobe at least 85% of the time
    Four places I have been
    1. England
    2. Italy
    3. Nicaragua
    4. Mexico
    People who e-mail me
    1. Diana
    2. Billy
    3. Brady
    4. Craigslist Responders
    Favorite foods
    1. Tango Sushi Happy Hour Rolls
    2. Hot Dogs
    3. Bill’s Egg Breakfasts
    4. Cherries
    Four places I’d rather be right now
    1. Floating on my back, in the ocean
    2. Any place that’s warm & sunny
    3. Sleeping to the sound of the rain
    4. A private hut on the beach in Thailand
    Four things I am looking forward to this year
    1. A week of fun with my husband
    2. Visiting my brother (every day)
    3. My art show in July
    4. Harvest time in the garden
    Four T.V. Shows that I watch
    1. Grey’s Anatomy
    2. Medium
    3. Law & Order
    4. Desperate Housewives (after Bill falls asleep)

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