Monday, July 20, 2009

"Challenge" for Jaime

It's harder than you think!! Here is what you are supposed to do...and please don't spoil the fun...copy and paste into your own note, type in your answers and tag a bunch of people - including me. Use only ONE WORD answers.

Where is your cell phone...................pants
Your hair color..................................grey
Your father.......................................dead
Your favorite thing...........................fun
Your dream last night......................forgotten
Your favorite drink...........................absinthe
Your dream/goal.............................fun
The room you are in.........................bedroom
Your fear...........................................everything
Where do you want to be in 6 years......Caribbean
Muffins...............................................pass
One of your wish list items..................spacetravel
Where you grew up............................NooAwlins
The last thing you did........................ate
What are you wearing........................shorts
Your TV..............................................big
Your pets..........................................nonexistent
Your computer..................................old
Your life...........................................excellent
Your mood......................................happy
Missing someone..............................nope
Your car........................................sticky
Favorite store................................. REI
Your summer...................................lovely
Your favorite color............................red
When is the last time you laughed..........today
Last time you cried............................February
A favorite food...................................crawfish
A place I would rather be right now...........Caribbean
Your feet.......................................bare
Your job........................................none
Friday night....................................quiet
Favorite day...................................all
Favorite music................................rock
Favorite smell..................................sex

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nomothesia aner polutropos

This is going around on FaceBook. I'll do it here cuz I don't like FB very much.




Let others know a little more about yourself, re-post this as your name followed by "ology".


***********FOODOLOGY***************

What is your salad dressing of choice?
Bleu cheese, mostly

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Antoine's, New Orleans

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
Crawfish

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Not much of a pizza fan. Throw everything you can on there to hide the fact that it's pizza.

What do you like to put on your toast?
Orange marmalade – sweet, not that bitter English stuff

***********TECHNOLOGY***************

How many televisions are in your house?
4, I think

What color cell phone do you have?
Black, like my heart

Do you have an Ipod?
Got one of those itty-bitty ones as a gift. Not a fan of Apple crap.

***************BIOLOGY******************

Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Right, verging toward ambi.

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
No! Why would I do that?

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Chloe's bass speaker cabinet

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Close but not completely

************DUMBOLOGY******************

How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
A couple, mostly crocs in that shoe style

Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
Speeding ticket a year or so ago. Lots in the 60s.

Last person you talked to?
Ronnie

Last person you hugged?
MJ

**************FAVORITOLOGY****************

Season?
Summer

Holiday?
Christmas

Day of the week?
Saturday

Month?
August

***********CURRENTOLOGY*****************

Missing someone?
My dad. RIP, Marty!

Mood?
Happy and excited!

What are you listening to?
Vacuum cleaner

Watching?
Nothing

Worrying about?
Not much

***************RANDOMOLOGY*****************

First place you went this morning?
Bathroom

What's the last movie you saw?
Bad reworking of "Night of the Living Dead"

Do you smile often?
More than I used to

Sleeping alone tonight?
No. Rarely happens.

***************OTHER-OLOGY*****************

Do you always answer your phone?
Mostly but I do generally hate the phone.

It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
A mistake. I don't do texting.

If you could change your eye color what would it be?
I like what I have.

If you could change your hair color, what color would you change it to?
Return to its non-grey incarnation maybe

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
Don't go to Sonic

Do you own a digital camera?
Family has a couple

Have you ever had a pet fish?
Had a 55-gal tank for a while

Favorite Christmas song(s)?
Christmas in Hollis (Run_DMC) or Santa Claus, Come Straight to the Ghetto (James Brown)

What's on your wish list for your birthday?
Maybe a Caribbean vacation?

Can you do a chin up?
Probably can still do a couple

Can you do pushups?
Maybe a dozen or so

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Excited. It's like living in one of the sci-fi books I used to read in the 50s.

Do you have any saved texts?
No. Don't text..

Ever been in a car wreck?
A few. Not for more than 40 years, however.

Do you have an accent?
I slide into New Orleansisms sometimes, especially when I'm there or just returned from a visit there.

What is the last song to make you cry?
NA

Plans tonight?
Party with Jerry, Cori, and Molly who are arriving from New Orleans for a two-week visit!

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Sure. Often. It's where I used to have a tendency to reside. Not so much nowadays.

Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
Didn't buy anything yesterday.

Have you ever been given roses?
Yes

Current worry?
Anarchocapitalists trying to continue keeping this country going in a bad direction

Current hate right now?
Anarchocapitalists and willful stupidity. Kinda congruent but not completely

Met someone who changed your life?
Naturally. Ronnie and the two silly characters we produced together.

How did you bring in the New Year?
Sailing on a 47-ft. catamaran on San Francisco Bay. Nice but cold.

What song represents you?
Big Chief (Professor Longhair)

Name 5 people you think will most likely answer this?
NA

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
Fuck no! Don't even think that! Oh, you mean like maybe for a quick viewing/visit? Maybe in that case.

Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
Married for almost 19.

Do you have any tattoos/piercings?
One hole in left ear

Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now?
Of course. And 4 years from now. And… well, dunno if I'll make 4 more decades, but if I do, yep.

Does anyone love you?
Yep!

Would you be a pirate?
I have the sailing part down. I'm a great swordsman and used to be a fair shot. I like rum. Not big on the killing and pillaging stuff.

What songs do you sing in the shower?
Doo-wop, r&b, rock'n'roll…

Ever had someone sing to you?
No

When did you last cry?
February, the month after my father's death, I cried off and on

Do you like to cuddle?
Yep

Have you held hands with anyone today?
Chloe

Who was the last person you took a picture of?
Don't remember

What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?
Doo-wop, r&b, early rock'n'roll (It was the 50s.)

Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
New. I only have a couple of old friends.

Do you like pulpy orange juice?
Yes, especially fresh-squeezed

What is something your friends make fun of you for?
My excessive enthusiasm for a new (to me) activity

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Yes, definitely

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Probably not, although I do tend to go by my nickname-plus-title "Cap'n Franko"

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Sure. I grew up on Tabasco. Easy money.

Friday, July 10, 2009

69, dudes!

A Q&A meme for your enjoyment.

1.PICK ONE OF YOUR SCARS OUT. NOW HOW DID YOU GET IT?

Left knee has two little scars from 'scope surgery for torn meniscus.

2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?

Our room is an underwater scene, complete with fish, coral, and a shipwreck. Occasionally, it contains large groups of teens.


3. WOULD YOU RATHER PLAY FOOTBALL OR WATCH IT?

Play!

4. WHAT SPORT WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE BEST AT?

Tough one. I have the most external, objective feedback for gymnastics but I like sports in general.

5. WHAT WAS YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE?

Dick Cheney. No, Richard Nixon. No, Ronald Reagan. No, wait, I can't decide.

6. HOW DO YOU EXERCISE?

Casually, infrequently, and inadequately.

7. APPLES OR ORANGES?

Durian. Ok, oranges, blood oranges.

8. HAVE YOU EVER HUGGED SOMEONE?

I hope there's no one who can answer this in the negative! Constantly!

9. WOLVES OR TIGERS?

Werewolves. I am the loup-garou.

10. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?

Lots. Classical, doo-wop, blues, r&b, rock'n'roll…

11. HAVE YOU EVER WRITTEN POETRY?

Occasionally. My best are here and here.

No lucky 12?

13. DO YOU REMEMBER BIRTHDAYS?

Not really. I barely remember my own.

14. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?

Yes.

15. DO YOU HAVE A BIRTHMARK? WHERE?

No.

16. WOULD YOU CALL YOURSELF A ROMANTIC PERSON?

Kinda.

17. WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?

Snicker. That would take an entire blog, much less one post, much less one question on one post.

18. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU STARTED FILLING THIS IN?

Shopping at Home Depot.

19. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO CANADA?

Yes.

20. FAVORITE CHOCOLATE?

Milk chocolate.

21. FAVORITE CANDY (NON CHOCOLATE)?

Fruit-based candy is my favorite, in preference to chocolate. I'll go with gummi bears.

22. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA ICE CREAM?

Vanilla. No contest.

23. DO YOU OWN ANYTHING LEATHER?

Lotsa stuff. Interestingly, my saddle is not leather. (Wintec 2000AP)


24.FAVORITE PERFUME?

Panthere. Smells pretty good on Ronnie.

25. FAVORITE COLOGNE?

Sweat. But the girls gave me some Pi once and I like it ok.

26. DO YOU OWN AN INSTRUMENT?

Family has: piano, synthesizer, 2 acoustic guitars, 2 acoustic-electric guitars, 1 electric guitar, 1 electric bass, and a variety of drums/percussion-devices. I think that's it. For now.

27. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ON SOMEONE (OPPOSITE SEX)?

Usually it's whatever is most prominent for them. Fancy hair, big nose, large breasts, whatever they're emphasizing.

28. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?

As I answered on a previous meme: Best: Ronnie after sex. Runners-up: Uptown New Orleans in the early Fall. Offshore sea air. Cool, fresh N2O from a full-coverage mask. 100LL avgas. Crawfish boiling.

29. FAVORITE SOUND THAT YOU HEAR OFTEN?

Laughter.

30. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

Buying a(nother) speaker cabinet for our "music room."

31. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?

In certain situations.

32. COULD YOU EVER SEE YOURSELF MOVING FROM WHERE YOU ARE?

Oh yeah! Caribbean, here I come.

33. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE OF ALL TIME?

I like "Snow White," although they Disney-fied a GREAT vampire story.

34. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG OF ALL TIME?

Can't answer this. Too many.

35. WOULD YOU EAT SHIT FOR MONEY?

No.

36. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES?

Green.

37. HAVE YOU EVER SLEPT WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?

Yes. Not my own.

38. IF SO WHAT WAS/IS ITS NAME?

Too many to recollect.

39. WHO WAS YOUR FIRST CRUSH WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE?

Can't remember that far back.

No 40?

41. WHAT KIND OF HAIR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?

Long. Or short. Or none.

42. WHO OUT OF YOUR CURRENT FRIENDS (SAME SEX) HAVE YOU KNOWN THE LONGEST?

Mange (Mike Mangiapane) met in 8th grade.

43. NOW THE OPPOSITE SEX?

Gretchen, from college, plus she's married to music pal Big Daddy O.

No 44?

45. SUNRISE OR SUNSET?

Both are beautiful. I'm more typically awake for sunset.

46. WHERE AT?

Offshore or up on a mountain.

No 47 or 48?

49. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES?

Again, too many to list.

50. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF GOING FOR YOUR HONEYMOON?

For our honeymoon, we chartered a Swan sailboat out of St. Martin. Two weeks alone, cruising the Caribbean. It was perfect.

51. CAN YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?

Enough to amuse myself: keyboard and guitar.

52. DO YOU SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?

No.

53. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE EVER GAVE YOU (OF THE OPPOSITE SEX)?

No idea.

54. WHO IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE SINGER?

Too many to list.

55. ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND?

Guess I gotta say the Better Half Dozen but the Greybeards are coming on strong.

56. WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU LIKE TO READ?

Yes.

57. DO YOU LIKE POETRY?

Yes.

58. HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR COFFEE?

I don't drink coffee. Or beer. Coke and distilled booze instead, please.

59. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PHRASE TO USE?

So many phrases… Howzabout: Un-fucking-believable!

60. DRAGONS OR DINOSAURS?

Context, please. Fried, broiled, what? I like pink dinosaurs (mentioned near the bottom of that link)!

61. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?

Ya don't have much choice about falling in love. It happens despite "objective" circumstances.

62. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU?

Say it as plainly as you can. Say it loud. Say it often.

63. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED.

69, dudes!

64. BLONDES, REDHEADS OR BRUNETTES?

Yes.

65. WOULD YOU PREFER TO GO ICE SKATING OR ROLLER SKATING?

Not real fond of either but they're both ok. No preference.

66. WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU CALL OFTEN?

I don't like or use the phone very much. I guess Ronnie's cell.

67. WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?

Willful ignorance.

68. HAVE YOU EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?

Sure.

69. ANY LAST THOUGHTS?

Do you know something I don’t?

Just for the hell of it

...cuz I'm finding Facebook kinda boring and just not well suited to my personal style and pace.

Us dancing at Jerry and Cori's wedding. Fall 2004.


MJ bumpin' butts with Jerry. Chloe mostly hidden in background.


Destin, FL '96-'97.


How parents and children should feel about each other.


An early Halloween.


A more recent Halloween.


Sisters!



And how's your life going?