Gloomy Sunday Foreplay

This looked like a fun meme I found while reading Blog 365. Annie wrote hers and I found it interesting. It seems like it requires SOME thought, but not the deep soul-searching on which many memes focus. It’s a gloomy, chilly fall day, and NASCAR doesn’t start for a few hours. I’ve added some qualifiers in parentheses for some of the questions. Here goes:

Four places that I go to over and over:
Bed, Target, Kroger, Bathroom

Four people who e-mail me (regularly):
Nancy, Amy, Going Like Sixty Comments, Google Alerts

Four of my favorite places to eat:
Rudy’s Worst Barbeque in Texas; (I surprised myself in choosing a chain BBQ, but they are big enough to keep good workers, be open longer than family owned places, yet small enough to keep their quality high.) Maruba Spa and Resort; (and no, it’s not just because it’s in Belize. It was the most consistently high quality food and presentation I have ever experienced – breakfast, lunch and dinner.) El Mazatlan, fast, friendly, frugal; Dairy Queen; chocolate milk shake. Except our local DQ has gone to really, really flimsy straws that collapse! Freaks. I’ve complained but they don’t care. I still return. DQ is owned by Warren Buffet, so I may just drop him a note.

Four places I would rather be right now:
Negril, Belize, Ft. Myers, Paris

Four TV shows I watch over and over:
Andy of Mayberry, Dick Van Dyke, M*A*S*H, Morning Express with Robin Meade.

Four (unusual) things in the room I’m in:
Spinning wheel, dog crate, 8 boxes of Kleenex, fireplace screen (we don’t have a fireplace.)

Four concerts (as opposed to stage peformances) I’ve been to:
Beach Boys, Dionne Warrick, The Carpenters (yes, only three in sixty years!)

Four things on my calendar:
I don’t use a calendar, I have a wife. (O-boy, that will get me in trouble.)

Four fears:
Tower of Terror, Roller Coasters, gross anatomy stuff, (like Nancy was watching some emergency room reality show and a person came in with worms growing in her head. I don’t want worms growing in my head. I guess that would be cranialwormophobia), airplane turbulence.

Four (unusual) things in your purse or wallet:
Blog cards, security codes (for realz), that’s it, other is usual junk.

Four chores you hate doing:
Trash, mowing, repairs, updating Windows.

Four favorite animals:
dogs, giraffes, horses, Hannibal Lector.

Four speed dials on your cell phone:
Don’t own a cell phone.

Four places you have called home:
In order: Michigan, Missouri, Indiana (twice) and Kentucky.

Four websites (not blogs) you visit:
Pandora, TrendHunter, eBay. (If it’s not in RSS, I can’t be bothered.)

Four people who have been in your car:
Nancy, Cat, Taylor, fixer-dude.

Four things you are wearing:
Fleece, underwear, khaki pants, wedding ring.

Four things you are looking forward to:
Next weekend, time off for good behavior, probation, vacation.

Four favorite types of candy:
M&M’s plain regular size, Snickers, Hershey Bars, Hershey Kisses.

Four sports teams you like:
meh. don’t care.

Four things found in your fridge:
Various cheeses, Miller Chill, Oliver Wine, Pepsi

Four rituals (not just a task) you do (every) day:
Groom myself (tongue optional), play with dogs, (tongue optional), read RSS, pick my nose.

Four things currently within reach:
Tivo remote, TV remote, knitting paraphenalia (not mine), new Visa cards.

Four things you know how to cook (not bake or grill):
Toasted cheese and baloney sammich, drippy eggs, french toast, hmmmm.

And my addition… four ways I know how to say four:
quatre, cuatro, vier, five minus one.

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Gloomy Sunday Foreplay — 10 Comments

  1. Well, I have a suggestion, a boomer suggestion, to get you out of the gloomy Sunday. 4 things. 1. Your backpack with a couple pairs of jeans in it. 2. Go out on the street with your thumb out and hit the road. 3. Drop a nice hit of LSD 4. Don’t look back.
    Wow, what happened to us, anyway?

  2. This comment is completely unrelated to this post but I couldn’t find a “contact” page….

    Your background image is 2 MBs!! I have a T1 connection and it took several seconds to load. Just thought you might like to know.

    Best regards!

  3. @Tim: IE, FF? Safari, Oprah? Hexavalent Chrome? Flock? In IE, it’s faster because the image is tiled. If I knew how to get rid of background image that shows up in FF, I would. Surprisingly, IE displays the page like I prefer. (((sigh))) I guess I will poke around and see if I can ditch the “paper” background image.
    Re: contact: it’s in the left side bar and on “chief typesetter” page.

  4. I feel FORtunate to have landed on your blog today to read your FORmittable meme list. You are FORgiven about using your wife for your calendar needs, and you’ve peaked my interest in your self-grooming FOReplay!

  5. @Beth: Of course, you are not in a position to offer forgiveness on behalf of my wife. 🙂 OTOH, I don’t think she read this post yet, or she forgot! Either way, I’m still OK.
    I will stop by emtnester, thanks.