Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday's Feast 170

Appetizer
What is your favorite carnival/amusement park ride?
Roller-coasters with over-head rails. But really, any ride that throws you around at high speeds is pretty fun.

Soup
How do you react in uncomfortable social situations?
Uhh... hmm.... well.... I, uh, probably get pretty quiet.

Salad
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy discussing deep, philosophical topics?
Depends on my mood, but usually on the order of 8 to 10. Also, the enjoyment level will vary according to whom I am talking with, as some are more interactive than others.

Main Course
Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, do you plan to?
Nope. I've never bothered with one. Even when I get the flu, it's never been bad enough to knock me out for more than a couple days. And I don't have the time/money to worry about shots every year.

Dessert
Approximately how many hours per week do you spend watching television?
Well, let me count of the shows I am actively watching right now: Numb3rs, Heroes, House, Boston Legal, and for now Bionic Woman (but this will be replaced with Sarah Connor Chronicles in January). That adds up to 5 hours a week, which is a lot for me, because for several years it was zero.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Nine

Appetizer
What was your first “real” job?
What do they mean by "real"? My first hourly paying job was TCBY in high school. My first "career" job was answering phones on the internal Sprint help desk.

Soup
Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
Hiking or camping; basically doing something outside in nature where I often feel.... uh, how do I explain? It's like being "at home" while at the same time being "away from it all". The outdoors definitely bring out my creative side.

Salad
Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
Wow... I didn't think this one would be so hard. I guess I've gotten so "old" in the last few years that I don't really get embarrassed anymore. I laugh at myself all the time. But probably the closest would be playing certain games with my family -- like the time I had to give a 60 second speech explaining to the devil why I don't belong in Hell -- a little embarrassing, but probably hilarious.

Main Course
What values did your parents instill in you?
All of the really good ones -- spirituality, honesty, compassion, and the importance of family.

Dessert
Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
Michael Jackson; Rubik's cube; Madonna look-a-likes

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Feast 168

Appetizer
Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?
Popcorn, of course! I take after my mom on this one -- a movie isn't really a movie if you don't have a steamy, buttery, tub of popcorn in your lap.

Soup
What year did you start using the internet?
Well, that sort of depends on how one defines the "internet". Most people think of the World Wide Web, which I was using back in its early days around 1992. However, even before that I was reading and posting to USENET, communicating through e-mail, and playing on-line games with telnet. Needless to say, I've been "on the Net" for a long time.

Salad
What is your first name in Pig Latin? (Here's how to speak it if you don't already know!)
Angelaway (Really boring since my name has a vowel at the beginning.)

Main Course
Name something you are picky about.
There are probably a lot of things, but the one that comes up most often is having the bed made. Justin may be one of the cleanest, neatest people I know, but he sure can mess up a bed and doesn't seem to mind it staying that way. I, on the other hand, don't really like climbing into a bed that doesn't have straight sheet -- preferrably tucked into the sides and everything.

Dessert
Fill in the blanks: I ____ ____ yesterday and I ____ ____ today.
I couldn't think yesterday and I can't think today.
(Yes, it's lame, but the only thing the eventually fit.)

This post is a day late because I lost connection yesterday and didn't have time to address it until today.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday's Feast

Appetizer
How much money do you plan to spend this upcoming holiday season?
A *LOT* less than usual. Most family members all agreed that it has been a tough year financially this year, so we are just giving "thoughtful" gifts or just visiting. It feels a little strange because I really enjoy shopping and buying things for other people, but at the same time it's kind of a relief, because we are "feeling the pinch" this fall. It'll be interesting to see how everyone feels after the holidays and what we decide to do for next year.

Soup
What was the last television show you watched, and was it good?
I think the most recent one I watched was the latest episode of Boston Legal. Like most of the shows I've been watching, it just isn't as good this year. I'm considering not watching anything anymore. Well, that is, until Sarah Conner Chronicles starts in January.

Salad
If you had to paint the walls of your living room tomorrow, what color would you choose?
I would paint over the same color we have now, Sherwin-Williams "retreat", a warm forest green color that has really grown on me.

Main Course
Name something clever or practical you have thought of that should be invented, but hasn't yet.
I guess I'm not the creative one, because nothing comes to mind that *I* actually thought of. Rather, I immediately think first of my sister's blucumber -- a cucumber that is blue to add the one missing color to your salad. Then I think of Justin's meatball-maker -- a panini-like grill with divots that will auto-shape ground beef into little balls and cook it evenly all around.

Dessert
List 3 things you would like to receive as gifts this upcoming holiday season.
Well, since I mentioned above that I am not expecting anything, the best gift would be a cheery attitude and lots of time to play games. However, if someone won the lottery or a group of you got together to get me my dream gift this year, it would be a FlipStart, an ultra-mobile micro-PC.