AJ is nosy, but I’ll humor her

One thing I’ve learned about blogging on WordPress is that it can have a certain social-media aspect to it. The more you blog, the more you notice the people who are reading your stuff and, if you’re cool like I am, you try to reciprocate.

It can be a little like Facebook, but with a lot more creativity than Facebook, because most bloggers aren’t just reposting memes or writing one-liners, they’re actually stringing their own words together to form real sentences and paragraphs!

Let’s be honest, I probably wouldn’t have snagged that Lobster Award if I hadn’t made a new acquaintance in Dahlia, who lives in India, and I surely wouldn’t be answering the questions I’m about to answer if I hadn’t met AJ, who, thanks to a huge time differential, is usually feeling perky in Malaysia about the same time my morning coffee is brewing in America.

So yeah, AJ is pretty cool, and I know from reading her Words from Sonobe blog that she’s been to Texas, has bungee-jumped, and knows how to fold paper into small squares. She also has some real attitude concerning the workplace, which is one of the things I like best about her, because I feel the same way. Work sucks, and neither one of us is afraid to admit it!

So anyway, AJ popped up this morning and asked a bunch of nosy questions (in a social-media sorta way), but there’s nothing too terrible here, so I’ll give it a go.

4 NAMES PEOPLE CALL ME OTHER THAN MY REAL NAME:

Daddy
Grandpa
Dude
Asshole

4 JOBS THAT I HAVE HAD:

Civilian KP duty on an Army base: It sucked. The only good thing was playing basketball with the leftover rolls.
Census-taker: It sucked. All the guys were sent to the rough side of town, where the inhabitants were usually quite demonstrative in their dislike for probing questions.
Executive news editor: It sucked, but less than any other job I’ve ever had.
Big Orange price-changer grunt: It sucks. How would you like peeling hundreds of labels while wearing a day-glow orange shirt at 5 o’clock in the morning?

4 MOVIES I HAVE WATCHED MORE THAN ONCE:

The Sound of Music
Silence of the Lambs
The Godfather
Jason and the Argonauts

4 BOOKS/AUTHORS I’D RECOMMEND:

Lonesome Dove by James McMurtry
The Bounty Trilogy by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
Mister Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

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4 PLACES I HAVE VISITED (with the shot glasses to prove it):

Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota
Someplace in Canada
Luckenbach, Texas
Monarch butterfly sanctuary in Michoacan, Mexico

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4 THINGS I’D RATHER BE DOING NOW:

Flying an airplane
Driving across West Texas
Smoking a brisket
Rolling enchiladas

4 FOODS I DO NOT LIKE:

Turnips: Now you know why the Shadowy Vale gnomes were down to their last turnip.
Menudo: Or anything else featuring guts
Crawfish: Something about sucking brains I do not like.
Raw oysters: I was only drunk enough once, and paid the ultimate price.

4 OF MY FAVORITE FOODS:

Smoked sausage
Chicken-fried steak
Enchiladas
Filet mignon

4 SHOWS I WATCH:

Game of Thrones
The Americans
Homeland
The Walking Dead

4 THINGS I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR:

I've been mowing the grass since an early age. Not my favorite activity.
I’ve been mowing the grass since an early age. Not my favorite activity.

Unloading the dishwasher
End of the mowing season
End of the gutter-cleaning season
Not dying

4 THINGS I AM ALWAYS SAYING:

“What the fuck???”
“Why must we suffer?”
“I can’t believe it’s only Tuesday.”
“Of course! It’s fucking New Jersey!”

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  1. You’ve been to the SPAM Museum! I am so jealous!!

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  2. Menudo is a food? I thought it was a boy band.

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  3. Why don’t you fly anymore? I don’t know much about it, but I assume you have to keep current with certifications. Did you rent time with prop planes, jets etc?

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  4. I’m nosy and I’m proud of it! 🙂 I looked up Menudo and after reading the description, think it sounds bleargh! Like the magickmermaid, I’m envious that you went to the spam museum! I love spam! 🙂 And since you did the four fact survey, I’m going to celebrate with cupcakes!!! 😀

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  5. Had to look up Spam museum – refuse to look up any of the food stuff you hate. Most of it sounds pretty gross – so thanks for the heads up 😉 Best was the four things you are looking forward to doing this year 😀 PS. This time you let your autocorrect win 😉

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