Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Attack of the Meme

I was tagged by Christy over at LIVE and LEARN! for the viral meme floating around. So here goes.

First the rules:

1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog. Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, and add one more question of your own.

2. Tag other people.

Now the questions:

What are you wearing today? Khaki's and a summer shirt. I have city council meeting in a bit and can't look too casual, otherwise it'd be shorts and a golf shirt.

What's for dinner? A couple of turnips (raw) and a salad with lettuce, onions, radishes, carrots.

What would you eat for your last meal? That's a tough one. There are so many foods that would all taste good that it is hard to narrow it down. Probably a BBQ steak, a brat, a green salad, and some fresh fruit and melon.

What relaxes you most? Hard physical labor and spending time snuggling with L.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be? Probably Antarctica.  It's been hot here for days and the blast of cold might be refreshing for a few moments at least.

What language do you want to learn? Another tough one. Foreign languages seem to defeat me. I have tried Spanish, Russian, French and Latin; all I have to show for it is the ability to count to 100 in each of them. Computer languages come easy to me; I know about 40 fluently and another 30 or so to the level I can read and understand someone else's program written in them. I guess I'll say Spanish so I can try to watch the Spanish language channels on tv.

What do you love most about where you currently live? The rural agrarian life style and the friendliness of the community. I also love the definite seasons and how they remind one of the rhythms of life.

What style is your current home decorated in? American eclectic? You can judge for yourself from the pictures in this post.

If you were a time traveler what era would you live in? There are several periods that would be interesting to me. Ancient Rome might be interesting, the 1920's have a definite attraction, but I guess I'd say the 1940's and WWII as my current choice. That period was a time of intense scientific development and a time when whole countries were pulling together in the same direction trying to ensure their very survival. The experience would be intense.

What is your favorite color? Blue. Or Red. Or Green. Maybe I'm just color agnostic?

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? Shorts (and golf shirts).

What were you doing ten years ago? Working on several start-up companies. There was period in there where I was even listed on the masthead of Working Women Magazine as the CTO of their internet arm.

What are you going to do after this? City council meeting.

What are your favorite films? I have too many to list them all. Instead I'll list the first film that left me utterly awestruck and madly in love. That film was Dr. Zhivago and the love was Lara. The time was Jr. High School.

What are your favorite books? Almost anything by Asimov or Heinlein. Most any hard science fiction. Thrillers and Who-dunnit's. Philosophy. I guess just about any book since I read 2 to 4 novels a week.

Do you collect anything? Books and old computer equipment.

What makes you follow a blog? It piques my interest. That can be because it is humorous or because it talks about subjects not a part of my day to day life or because it is a techie blog or just because the viewpoints expressed are different than my own.

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today? Went for a walk.

Ann's Question: What makes you comment on a blog? The topic is something I feel I can contribute to. Reciprocation (I.E. you commented on my blog so I owe you a comment and vice versa.)

Amy's Question: What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time? Spend time with my wife L, walk the streets and parks of town, golf, program computers, and read.

Tonya's Question: What is a talent you wished you had? I sometimes think it would be neat to read minds, at least at a superficial level. On the other hand, it might not be too neat to hear what people really thought about you.

Noelle's Question: If you could go to heaven, who would you see and why? This may be controversial answer, but I'd have say God. I'd like to ask him what he was really trying to do with free will. If the question is what formerly living person, then I'd have to say my grandfather P.

Vickie's Question: Who is your favorite actor? Probably Harrison Ford or Johnny Depp. They seem to be able to play a role in a totally convincing manner.

Kitten's Question: Other than Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, etc. what are your most frequently visited websites? Slashdot. Since I don't Twitter or Facebook, I spend my time on techie and news sites.

SeptemberMom's Question: What was your favorite subject in school? Science and math.

Christy's question: As a child/teen how did you envision your adult life? Pretty much as it happened up to middle age anyway. The last 5 years were nowhere in my envisioning.

My Question: How much time do you spend on your average blog post? Between 15 and 25 minutes on average. Sometimes as little a 5 minutes.

Now that I'm done, I'll tag


Little Ms Blogger

to carry on the infection.


  1. Thanks for tagging me...I'll post answers this week....

  2. Wow! It must really be hot if you're thinking about Antarctica! I'm glad to come across someone else who likes to read philosophy from time to time. That's a rare find :) Great answers to the meme.


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