Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Memo: ...it's all about MeMe! No, I'm not sorry.

Things That Scare Me
1. Public speaking
2. Motorcycles
3. Passing out while giving blood (???)

People That Make Me Laugh
1. Kate
2. Morgan
3. Kathleen Madigan

Things I Love
1. Diet Coke
2. Training
3. Sunshine

Things I Hate
1. Cold
2. Flying bugs
3. Tobacco

Things I Don't Understand
1. Why it’s taking so long to build my house (SERIOUSLY.)
2. Why, despite training more & eating less, my f**king scale will.not.budge.
3. Why it is always freezing in my office

Things on my Desk
1. A phone that never rings
2. A note to call Kevin
3. A thin sheet of ice

Things I'm Doing Right Now
1. Sniffling because my nose is cold
2. Glancing down the hallway
3. Trying to look busy

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. See my girls have children of their own
2. Write a book.
3. Run a marathon. Travel through the Grand Canyon in a dorie. Karaoke in a
bar full of strangers.

Things I Can Do
1. Change a bike and car tire
2. Clean the hell out of a bathroom
3. Make you smile

Things You Should Listen To
1. The chime reminding you to put on your seatbelt
2. Fire alarms
3. Your heart

Things You Should Never Listen To
1. Your heart
2. Alarm clocks
3. Drunk people

Things I Would Like To Learn
1. How to cook meals my children will eat
2. Patience
3. Patience while attempting to cook

Favorite Foods
1. Breakfast
2. Lunch
3. Dinner

Favorite Beverages
1. Diet Coke
2. Cold skim milk
3. Lemon-lime gatorade

TV Shows I Watched, Books I Read as a Kid
1. Brady Bunch
2. Entire Little House on the Prairie set
3. the Love Boat

People I Would Like To Tag
1. Everyone who comments on my blog
2. Everyone who lurks in my blog (yes, that means YOU)
3. Pewter

14 Comments:

Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

Things That Scare Me
1. Spiders
2. Snakes

People That Make Me Laugh
1. Craig Ferguson
2. The Howard Stern crew
3. Mitch Hedberg

Things I Love
1. The wife and family
2. "All you can eat"
3. Shower-baths

Things I Hate
1. Cigarettes
2. Coffee
3. People who drive their convertibles with the top down, but the windows up. Do you know how stupid you look? No, apparently not.

Things I Don't Understand
1. How Paris Hilton became famous.
2. Why the music video became more important than the music. Music is for the ears, not the eyes.

Things on my Desk
1. A 1981 Star Wars figure of R2D2 (With senserscope)
2. A 2002 Javon Walker football card
3. A Simpsons' page-a-day calendar
4. A collage of Brett Favre photographs

Things I'm Doing Right Now
1. Getting ready to call an attorney in Mississippi
2. Drinking water
3. This

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. Have sex in all 50 states (15 to go)
2. Have sex on all seven continents (six to go)
3. Celebrate a new Major League Baseball labor agreement which includes 100% equal revenue sharing for all teams - like every other fucking sport has already accomplished!

Things I Can Do
1. Karaoke in front of strangers
2. Enjoy public speaking (Seriously)
3. Talk backwards, and sing the Flintstones' theme backwards in real time
4. Move my ears up and down
5. Stop a fan with my tongue

Things You Should Listen To
1. Rock & Roll
2. The waves crashing onto a Hawaiian shoreline

Things I Would Like To Learn
1. The guitar
2. Self-confidence
3. To pilot an airplane

Favorite Foods
1. Pizza (A cliche, I know)
2. My lovely wife's "Survivor" chicken
3. Buffets

Favorite Beverages
1. Soda
2. Fruity alcohol drinks

TV Shows I Watched, Books I Read as a Kid
1. The Flintstones
2. The Dukes Of Hazzard
3. Battle Of The Planets
4. Little House On The Prarie (Guilty pleasure, to be sure. Today we have the entire series on DVD)
5. The Jeffersons
6. Sanford & Son
7. The Brady Bunch
8. Star Trek
9. Scooby Doo
10. Leave It To Beaver
11. "Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing"
12. "Superfudge"

People I Would Like To Tag
(Not sure what tag means in this case)
1. Natalie Portman

10:57 AM  
Blogger mimikatemom said...

Love Mitch Hedberg :) Thanks xm radio. Feel free to change the rules btw. ;) Tag means who you want to do the meme.

11:02 AM  
Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

The late, great Mitch Hedberg... We have two of his CD's.

People I Would Like To Tag - I took it to mean "touch."

1. Pewter (good choice)
2. Everyone else who comments in this little blog family
3. Natalie Portman - it'd be so cool if she stopped by.

11:27 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

Things that scare me:
1. My kids thinking that I suck as a mother

People that make me laugh:
1. Cory
2. My kids
3. My best girlfriends
4. Jen Lancaster

Things I love:
1. Sun bathing
2. Running
3. Spending time with my husband
and kids.
4. Reading
5. Watching "The View"
6. Shopping

Things I hate:
1. Not being skinny
2. How I feel after yelling at my
kids.
3. Sharing the road with old
people...Brad...you need to
start pulling the slow "oldies"
over and ticket them all...I
have places to be!!!

Things I don't understand:
1. Why doctors have to be such
assholes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Why I can't be skinny

Things I'm doing right now:
1. Watching TiVo'd episode of The
View.
2. Deciding what to have for lunch

Things I want to do before I die:
1. Travel the U.S.
2. Enjoy a relaxing retirement
with Cory.
3. See my kids grow up and have
kids of their own.

Things I can do:
1. Start an IV
2. Be negative (I'm really good
at this)
3. Run a marathon

Things you should listen to:
1. Your spouse
2. Your gut

Things you should never listen to:
1. Anyone who doesn't believe in
you.

Things I would like to learn:
1. To be more patient
2. To be a better person
3. To be more positive

Fav Foods:
1. Pizza
2. Soft pretzels
3. PB Dibs
4. Crazy Bread
5. Lobster

Fav Beverages:
1. Champagne
2. Choc. martinis
3. So. Co. Old Fashion
4. Diet Coke

Shows Watched/Books Read as a kid:
1. Love Boat
2. Fantasy Island
3. Ramona books

I would like to tag:
1. Cory

12:59 PM  
Blogger HappyMama said...

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3:44 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

(I removed my first post because I wanted you guys to check out my new blog!)

Technically, when you do a meme it is supposed to be posted into your own blog, but following the trend, here I go:

Things that scare me:
1. Republicans
2. Screwing up my kids.
3. Losing my parents.

People that make me laugh:
1. My hubby
2. My kids
3. Everything spoken and not spoken on The Office

Things I love:
1. Going to bed with just the hubby.
2. When my kids climb in bed with me in the morning.
3. Accomplishing something.

Things I hate:
1. The battle of the bulge
2. How I feel after yelling at my
kids (stole this from Paula).
3. Close-mindedness
4. When people say "irregardless" and "boughten".

Things I don't understand:
1. All-things arithematic.
2. Why I can't stop shoving food into my mouth!!
3. Ditto on the Paris Hilton thing!

Things I'm doing right now:
1. Trying to get a little time to myself.
2. Fighting urges to binge.

Things I want to do before I die:
1. Enjoy life.
2. Move to a warm, tropical climate.
3. See my kids grow up and have
kids of their own.

Things I can do:
1. Listen without talking.
2. Function on very little sleep.
3. Learn.

Things you should listen to:
1. Your mom
2. Your favorite music
3. Your baby's breathing in the middle of the night.

Things you should never listen to:
1. Politicians.
2. Anything that says "6 seconds to better abs!"

Things I would like to learn:
1. To be more patient
2. To be a better person
3. To be more positive (Wow, Paula, I think you and I were separated at birth).
4. How to be a productive businesswoman.

Fav Foods:
1. Cheese Pizza
2. Rice Pilaf
3. Potatoes
4. Mozzerella Sticks
Do I see a carb/cheese theme here?

Fav Beverages:
1. Diet coke
2. Diet Dr. Pepper
3. Water (well, it will be my favorite soon!)
4. Tea (see #3)

Shows Watched/Books Read as a kid:
1. Christopher Pike books
2. Ramona books
3. Sweet Valley High
4. Babysitter's Club

3:47 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Hi all...I knowt that I don't comment much, but I am one of the "lurkers" Here I go:

Things that scare me:
1. Thunderstorms
2. Death
3. Spiders

People that make me laugh:
1. My children
2. chidren I teach
3. Adam Sandler

Things I love:
1. Mashed potatoes
2. Shopping-shopping-shopping
3. My family and friends

Things I hate:
1. Magraines
2. Skinny women
3. bad service and horrible wait staff at restaurants.

Things I don't understand:
1. Why it is so hard to put the toilet seat down.
2. Why kids don't listen to you the first time.
3. Why there is still racism in our world.
Things I am doing right now:
1. Watching time...gotta pick Justin up from after school sports in 15 minutes.
2. listening to my youngest play with his wrestlers. Love the noises he makes.
3. This

Things I want to do before I die:
1. See my kids grow up to be adults and have children of their own. (I know, not very original)
2. Run a big race with my runner-girls.
3. Build a house (not sure if this will ever happen)

Things I can do:
1. Tie my shoes
2. ride a bike
3. do a cartwheel

Things you should listen to:
1. Alarm clock
2. Hip Hop/Rap
3. Anyone that needs a shoulder to cry on.

Things you should never listen to:
1. People telling you to do something you don't want to do.

Things I'd like to learn:
1. sign language
2. to play a musical instrument

Favorite Foods:
1. Potatoes
2. Spinich and Artichoke Corn Chips from Target
2. Almond Joy candy bars

Favorite Beverages
1. Bloody Mary's
2. Old Fashions
3. Mikes Hard Lemonade
4. Cappacino
5. I guess my list could get very long.

Shows watched and books read as a child:
1. Happy Days
2. Laverne and Shirley
3. Mork and Mindy
4. Judy Blume Books

I would like to tag:
1. Everyone and anyone. I love reading these things as much as doing them. You learn so much about people.

Way cool Erin. Hope all is well with you. Hope the two of you have a great trip...and you get to strengthen that tan of yours. Take lots of pictures...especially of the cute cabana boys.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Greg Pagel said...

Things That Scare Me
1. Illness
2. Unfamiliar places
3. Confrontation

People That Make Me Laugh
1. Melissa
2. My kids
3. Meff
4. My little brother
5. "FARTING PREACHER TWO!!" (on YouTube)
6. The Marx Brothers

Things I Love
1. The wife and kids
2. fleeting moments of contentment
3. Gigs that go well
4. Talking with good friends
5. "anime night" with the wife (sadly, that's NOT a sex thing)

Things I Hate
1. Greed, hatred, ingnorance
2. abused religion
3. Violence

Things I Don't Understand
1. How Bush won the 2004 election
2. Why so many smart people listen to stupid music
3. Why so many smart people watch such stupid TV shows
4. why more people can't see the connection between 1,2 & 3 above.

Things on my Desk
1. a melodica
2. a picture of Collin half-naked at my brother's wedding
3. "Piano Music of Robert Schumann, book one" edited by Clara Schumann
4. some Legos
5. "Meiczyslaw Horszowski plays Bach, Schumann and Chopin" CD (recorded when he was 100!)
6. A deck of "Tibetan Buddhism" cards Jenny sent me!
7. A Sony Handycam
8. a $5 Subway coupon
9. red, orange, blue, green and black Sharpie markers
10. A whole lot of other stuff

Things I'm Doing Right Now
1. thinking I should clean my desk
2. listening to Paige Ruh play "School's Out" (by David Glover, not Alice Cooper)
3. Smiling

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. See a cure for Chrohn's disease that I'm not allergic to
2. See a cure for diabetes
3. Make more money from playing and composing
4. See my kids grow up to have happy families of their own.

Things I Can Do
1. Watch my breath for several minutes (sometimes)
2. play jazz
3. work out on the elliptical for about an hour
4. make my kids laugh by impersonating Toshiro Mifune
5.

Things You Should Listen To
1. your true nature
2. whomever is speaking
3. George Webb

Things I Would Like To Learn
1. Japanese
2. a Martial art (I don't care which)
3. To pilot an airplane

Favorite Foods
1. anything Italian
2. Pad Thai
3. flaky cereal

Favorite Beverages
1. diet coke/pepsi
2. red sugar-free kool-aid

TV Shows I Watched, Books I Read as a Kid

TV:
1. Battlestar Galactica
2. Doctor Who
3. Battle Of The Planets
4. Mork and Mindy
5. Happy Days
6. 6 Million Dollar Man
7. Cheers

Books:
8. The novelized versions of "Star Wars" movies
9. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and it's sequels
10. about 4 of the "OZ" books by L. Frank Baum

People I Would Like To Tag
(Not sure what tag means in this case)
1. Tha Dalai Lama

6:40 PM  
Blogger the_meff said...

Well, as Ron Burgandy said, "when in Rome..."

Things That Scare Me
1. Unfounded Fears (I know this sounds like I'm trying to be cutesy but I'm actually serious)
2. Unbridled Compulsion
3. My potential demise prior to fulfilling my potential (awkward usage, I know, but you get the point)

People That Make Me Laugh
1. Carlos Mencia
2. The late Bill Hicks
3. Pagel (one good turn deserves another...you don't wanna' be in the room when we're together!)

Things I Love
1. The daily opportunity to improve ...what a gift!
2. Coffee (f.u. Burt!)
3. The sound of my girls laughing so hard they're on the verge of puking
4. Lord Devlin, my new greyhound

Things I Hate
1. The internet
2. Hollywood
3. blind faith (the concept, not the band)
* by the way, just 'cause I hate these things don't mean I don't indulge in them, so y'all don't think I'm all highbrow n' shit

Things I Don't Understand
1. the world's religeons
2. humanity
3. how they get all that peanut butter and jelly into a product called "Uncrustables"

Things on my Desk
1. A transistor radio (awaiting the start of baseball season)
2. A half-empty bottle of Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor
3. The ever present snout of Devlin

Things I'm Doing Right Now
1. Avoiding working on my novel
2. Wishing I had gone to Tae-Kwon-Do tonight
3. Wondering what compells me to complete this survey...

Three Things I Wanna' Do Pre-Rigor
1. Attain Black Belt status
2. Have a whole lotta' kids (3 ain't gonna' cut it)
3. In a greed-free way, make a shitload of money

Things I Can Do
1. Break a board with my limbs
2. Sing really good classic country...y'all should hear me do Buck Owens!
3. Give my daughters violent bodyslams at bedtime...as they age, we may move on to the DDT or a piledriver

Things You Should Listen To
1. John Edwards ('08 all the way!)
2. Beck's new album (The Information)
3. A Unitarian minister

Things I Would Like To Learn
1. A decent backstroke (currently, I look like a dolphin in a tuna net)
2. Pedal-steel guitar
3. How to manipulate the stock markets in such a way that would automatically empty gallons of funds into a high-yield money market that would accrue at a rate of 35 percent

Favorite Foods
1. The Crab Rangoon at the New Fortune Restaurant (downtown Cedarburg)
2. A bag of Matt's Cookies (usually downed in one sitting so BACK OFF!)
3. My wife's enchiladas (the actual dish, not what you're thinking....get yur mind outta' the gutter!!!!)

Favorite Beverages
1. Nestle's Quik (slurrrp!)
2. Coffee (once again...F.U. Burt!)
3. Blatz Beer (it's nasty bottom of the barrel swill...and i love it!)

Books and Shows as a Kid
(mostly see Greg's entry, pretty much verbatim, sans the Oz books)

People i'd like to tag
1. anyone who's "it!"

7:48 PM  
Blogger the_meff said...

Oh, and Erin?

Why is there a thin sheet of ice on your desk?

I'd say it's time to check the thermostat over there...

Anything under 32 degrees Fahrenheit is probably trouble...

7:56 PM  
Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

These are some great comments!

By the way, despite my past blog experience, I had never heard of the term "MeMe" until today. So please forgive my breach of etiquette. It turned out for the best anyway. So there!

9:34 PM  
Blogger jenny said...

Things That Scare Me
1. Rich white men
2. Our environmental situation
3. public speaking

People That Make Me Laugh
1. Gilda Radner
2. Stephen Colbert
3. All the writers who write for "The Onion"

Things I Love
1. drinking too much coffee on a rainy day
2. my dog's silky belly
3. bedtime

Things I Hate
1. Politics
2. violence/war
3. our current administration

Things I Don't Understand
1. why our healthcare system sucks
2. why anyone would want to run an ironman triathalon(i volunteered in the medical tent this summer and saw way too many near death experiences)
3. violence

Things on my Desk
1. a biohazard container
2. lavender aurum cream
3. acupuncture needles


Things I'm Doing Right Now
1. drinking yerba mate with cream
2. looking at my sweet slumbering dog
3. stressing on all my paperwork for damn insurance companies

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. see the dalai lama in tibet
2. give birth in the deserts of mongolia surrounded by buddhist nuns
3. get my doctorate

Things I Can Do
1. sit in full lotus
2. a plethora of zany yoga poses
3. cure a hangover

Things You Should Listen To
1. blackaliscious
2. my husband's attempt to sing like a tuvin (throat sing)
3. my dog snore

Things I Would Like To Learn
1. The guitar
2. Tibetan
3. How to knit

Favorite Foods
1. Chicken tortilla soup
2. Nepalese Food (takari)
3. Ethiopian Food (Injera and alicha)

Favorite Beverages
1.coffee
2. tea
3. water

TV Shows I Watched, Books I Read as a Kid
1. H&R puff and stuff shows
2. Fantasy Island
3. gilligan's island

11:31 AM  
Blogger GMAFB said...

Things That Scare Me
1. Working things out
2. Changing course after the original course has been set
3. Not living long enough to see each of my kids grow up.

People That Make Me Laugh
1. Gen X'ers
2. Next Gen'ers
3. Certain parents at kids' sports, theatrical, etc. events

Things I Love
1. Sticking to my guns, right or wrong
2. Getting a baby-sitter one way or the other for some "me time"
3. People agreeimg with me, sympathizing with me, feeling my pain, etc. - right or wrong, self-inflicted or not

Things I Hate
1. People who don't agree with me, symapthize with (for) me, feel my pain etc.
2. People who pretend to be "deep" and feel the need to show everyone how "deep" they are
3. Quitters
4. Selfishness
5. Anything that includes alcohol

Things I Don't Understand
1. Why we all just can't get along
2. Why honest communication is essential on making things work between human beings
3. Why it's so difficult to just turn the page when I didn't like the previous page and didn't really want to do anything to improve it.

Things on my Desk
1. Bills
2. More bills
3. My "advisors" (aka Self Help books)
4. The only "person" I can really talk to, my PC

Things I'm Doing Right Now
1. Keeping myself from vomitting
2. Wondering what I am doing here
3. Thinking "how ashsme" it all is
4. Wondering if I made a mistake

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. Watch the kids grow up, not miss a thing, and see them start their families
2. Improve my relationship with my significant other (really)
3. Get fit

Things I Can Do
1. Avoid confrontation
2. Avoid fixing anything
3. Let things bother me but not tell anyone
4. Make my own decisions

Things You Should Listen To
1. People who don't agree with you
2. People who have been there, done that
3. Your kids

Things You Should Never Listen To
1. People who like to tell you what you "should" do who have never done it themselves
2. Some person trying to sell a book to make "you" better
3. Bloggers
4. Most people who have never been married, never had kids, never owned a home giving advice about the same
5. People who agree with everything you say, everything you do even when it is wrong
5. People who want to touch your shoulder, hold your hand, give you a hug when they should really be kicking you in the ass

Things I Would Like To Learn
1. How to explain life's little lessons to the kiddos
2. Tolerance
3. How to tactfully, respectfully, sincerely tell the people who are important in my life how I feel in a timely fashion and with a real sense of trying to improve the situation or at least understand it better
4. Why people will listen to anyone that agrees with them all the time

Favorite Foods
1. Scallops
2. Chocolate
3. Pizza

Favorite Beverages
1. Water
2. Skim milk out of the jug
3. Almost anything non-alcoholic and/or w/o caeffine.

TV Shows I Watched, Books I Read as a Kid
1. Homeword Bound
2. Moonbeam
3. The Big Valley
4. Love American Style
5. The Night Stalker
6. The Twilight Zone
7. Leave It To Beaver
8. The Munsters
9. The Beverly Hillbillies
10. Speed Racer
11. The Incredible Journey

People I Would Like To Tag
1. "Tag"??
2. "meme"??
3. not hip to the lingo

1:19 PM  
Blogger Gregg said...

I guess I'm a little late to this party, but I figured I'd add my two cents, anyway.

Things That Scare Me
1. The idea of being stuck in a rut...forever
2. Heights (when combined with roof pitches)
3. Not having very interesting answers for this meme

People That Make Me Laugh
OK, let's start with the heavyweights first...
1. Dave Barry
2. Steve Martin (brilliant writer)
3. Al Franken
4. Ellen DeGeneres
5. Adam Sandler
And just off the top of my head...
6. Christopher Titus (not his canceled sitcom, cuz that kinda blew. but his 90-minute special, "Norman Rockwell is Bleeding." good stuff.)
7. And after reading many of his blog entries, and comments...Greg Pagel.

Things I Love
1. Concerts
2. Clear nights when you can see about a gazillion and fourteen stars in the sky
3. Books! BooksBooksBooksBooks!!
4. Hangin' with friends and laughing

Things I Hate
1. Making typos (I know, I know. Go scour my blog...I know they're there. But that doesn't mean I have to like 'em.)
2. The "n" word
3. Writer's block

Things I Don't Understand
1. Quantum physics
2. Why 98 percent of the utterly STUPID reality shows all over cable and the networks haven't been canceled yet, and how they continue to invade my television
3. Why I'm not worth at least 49 mil by now

Things on my Desk
1. A Post-It note with an unattributed quote that says, "My karma ran over your dogma."
2. Five parrots (two furry, two wooden, and one made out of some cheap ceramicky material, but I bought it anyway cuz it was a parrot)
3. Many, many black and blue roller ball pens, and a few Sharpies
4. Clutter
5. More (and more) of No. 4

Things I'm Doing Right Now
1. Wondering when the hell it might reach six degrees above zero!
2. Listening to "Hate Me," by Blue October
3. Pondering

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. Go to a book signing and be the guy sitting behind the desk, asking, "Who should I make this out to?"
2. Spend several days in Taos, New Mexico, with some good books, my camera and a notebook and pen, trying to put into words how blue the sky is there.
3. Be my own boss
4. Save a life
5. Find my "The One"

Things I Can Do
1. Write a little
2. Shoot a pretty good dart
3. Hold my own at "Trivial Pursuit: Pop Culture Edition"

Things You Should Listen To
1. Your iPod
2. Your mother when she tells you to always wear clean underwear
3. Your heart (cuz Roxette told you to)

Things You Should Never Listen To
1. Self-doubt
2. Self-absorbed, condescending assholes
3. Rush Limbaugh/Michael Savage/Ann Coulter/Sean Hannity/Bill O'Reilly
4. Michael Bolton

Things I Would Like To Learn
1. Speed reading
2. To play the piano
3. How to beat the blackjack tables in Vegas with a foolproof card-counting method

Favorite Foods
1. Pizza
2. Sandwiches (a la Joey)
3. Most fruits and vegetables
4. Pickled beef tongue (no, I am not making that up)

Favorite Beverages
1. Dasani water, or City of Two Rivers water
2. Diet 7-Up/Diet Dew
3. Um...beeeer

TV Shows I Watched, Books I Read as a Kid
Many of the ones already listed above...
1. Love Boat
2. Fantasy Island
3. Land of the Lost
Books? I'm completely ashamed to say that I can't remember many of the books I read as a kid. Except the Star Wars trilogy.

People I Would Like To Tag
1. Adam Duritz
2. Edward Norton
3. Barry Sanders
4. Bill Parcells
5. Natalie Goldberg
(can't argue with Natalie Portman, either.)

10:19 PM  

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