Meme Time: 50 Random Questions About Me.

Via ***Dave:

1. What time did you get up this morning?
6:00 a.m. That’s standard for the Monday through Friday grind until August 17th when I’ll be switching to afternoon shift. Then it’s a crap shoot.

2. How do you like your steak?
I’m sure I’m going to appall a lot of people with this answer, but I like mine medium-well. Of course when you ask for it to be medium-well there’s only about a 50/50 chance of it actually being medium-well.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Currently my favorite is Better Off Ted, but you could also say The Big Bang Theory and Doctor Who. There are very few shows I make a point of watching.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Tokyo might be fun for awhile, but I’m pretty happy with Michigan overall. My reluctance to move out of state is probably why I’m not earning as much as I have in the past.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Haven’t had it yet, but will be grabbing a bowl of Raisin Bran and some orange juice courtesy of my employer in a moment.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
I don’t really have a favorite. It depends on my mood.

8. What foods do you dislike?
Raw tomatoes, Asparagus, anything overly spicy.

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
I’m a big fan of Red Robin burgers, but there’s also this little Mom and Pop Italian place here in Ann Arbor called Bella Italia which I highly recommend to anyone in the area. I love their Alfredo Chicken.

10. Favorite dressing?
Ranch mostly, though I used to be really fond of Thousand Island. I like a good Italian every now and then too.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix or a 2004 Honda Civic.

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Jeans and Hawaiian shirts or t-shirts. I’m not a snappy dresser.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
England, Japan, Hawaii, the Bahamas. All sorts of places. Alas I don’t get vacations very often and don’t have the cash it would take.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Neither. It’s half a cup.

15. Where would you want to retire?
Hadn’t thought about it. Considering my piss-poor planning I probably won’t be able to retire.

16. Favorite time of day?
Don’t really have one. Or I should say that it varies.

17. Where were you born?
Detroit, Michigan. Which is odd as I’ve never lived in Detroit itself.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Not a sports guy. I was born without the Male Sports Gene.

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
No one will tag me back because I don’t plan on tagging anyone.

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
See #19

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
No one in particular.

22. Bird watcher?
Not really.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I’m definitely a night owl. I have a hard time getting to bed before midnight. Which is a pain when you get up at 6AM.

24. Do you have any pets?
Two black cats. Melvin and Beanie. Neither of whom get along with the other.

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
Nothing I’ve not already blogged about.

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
Santa Claus. Thought it was the coolest job ever. Barring that I wanted to be an actor or a stunt man.

27. What is your best childhood memory?
Most of what I remember from my childhood are fragments and impressions of events. Just about any Christmas morning will do along with any number of moments from summer or winter playing outdoors.

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
**Dave’s response is pretty much what I would say: I enjoy dogs, but don’t want to take pack responsibility. So definitely cats.

29. Are you married?
Yes. Well into our ninth year now.

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Without fail. I’m one of those assholes who insist you do so as well if you’re riding with me.

31. Been in a car accident?
A couple. Broke my neck in one of them (not as bad as it sounds).

32. Any pet peeves?
A few. I tend to do repetitive things by routines and I always get annoyed when the routines are interrupted by something silly. This is mostly something that occurs in my job.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Pepperoni, mushroom, ham, sausage, pretty much any meat short of anchovies. I’m a fan of Hawaiian and Mediterranean Chicken pizzas.

34. Favorite Flower?
Never thought about it. Not much for flowers myself.

35. Favorite ice cream?
Cookie Dough, Rocky Road, Moose Tracks, though sometimes I’m quite partial to a simple but rich Vanilla.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
I love me some Arby’s, but it’s too expensive to eat there often.

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
Passed it on the first try.

38. From whom did you get your last email?
Coworker. It was notes on how her shift went last night.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Newegg.com, but I don’t have any credit cards.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Freaked out over my daughter’s decision to not come home in the fall. That was pretty spontaneous in that I hadn’t planned on it.

41. Like your job?
It’s OK. Doesn’t pay as well as I’d like (or am used to) and is far less technical than I’d prefer. In this economy, though, it’s better than a lot of stuff I could be doing.

42. Broccoli?
Sure. I particularly like it raw with ranch dressing to dip it in. Though a good steaming with butter is always nice. Maybe some cheddar poured over top.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
Disney World back when I was a teenager. Been meaning to get back there ever since.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
My wife, Anne. We ate at Red Robbin.

45. What are you listening to right now?
The gentle woosh of the A/C here at work. Don’t tend to listen to music much outside of the car.

46. What is your favorite color?
Blue.

47. How many tattoos do you have?
None. Not that I haven’t thought about it, but I can’t decide what I’d like to have done.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
None. I don’t tend to tag people with memes.

49. What time did you finish this quiz?
8:29 am

50. Coffee Drinker?
Yes, though not habitually. Mainly on the weekends at this point.

5 thoughts on “Meme Time: 50 Random Questions About Me.

  1. For what it’s worth:

    1. What time did you get up this morning?
    6:00 a.m. Rode my bike to work so needed some extra time. Usually get up at 6:45-7:00 am.

    2. How do you like your steak?
    Medium Rare

    3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
    Terminator Salvation

    4. What is your favorite TV show?
    Currently my favorite is Dexter.

    5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
    Spain.

    6. What did you have for breakfast?
    Two eggs, sunny side up, pumpernickle toast and V8 juice.

    7. What is your favorite cuisine?
    Can’t go wrong with pizza…well ok, you can, but I’m usually good at avoiding the bad stuff.

    8. What foods do you dislike?
    Parsnips, turnips, beets, anything made from organs (I’m looking at you Haggis!), not a big fan of radishes either.

    9. Favorite Place to Eat?
    My kitchen.

    10. Favorite dressing?
    Bleu Cheese.

    11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
    2008 Nissan Versa SL hatchback.

    12. What are your favorite clothes?
    Jeans and a button down shirt, untucked.  I like to look like a pseudo-slob and make older people cringe at my appearance.

    13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
    Europe, China, South America, Australia, New Zealand, pretty much any and every place.

    14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
    Why are you focussing on the measuring vessel? I’m more concerned with what is in the cup.

    15. Where would you want to retire?
    Some place warm.

    16. Favorite time of day?
    5:00 pm

    17. Where were you born?
    Canandaigua, NY

    18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
    Haven’t watched any sort of sport in years.  If I had to choose I’d say baseball, but I need to bring a book.

    19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
    WTF? Is this supposed to be on Facebook?

    20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
    WTF? Is this supposed to be on Facebook?

    21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
    WTF? Is this supposed to be on Facebook?

    22. Bird watcher?
    Sometimes, mainly to keep an eye on those bastards that keep shitting on my car.  And also on the freeway.

    23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
    Both.

    24. Do you have any pets?
    None.

    25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
    None I want to share.

    26. What did you want to be when you were little?
    An airforce pilot.

    27. What is your best childhood memory?
    None immediately come to mind and I don’t have that kind of time to dredge one up.

    28. Are you a cat or dog person?
    Dog.  I don’t understand cats, and I’m allergic to them.

    29. Are you married?
    No.

    30. Always wear your seat belt?
    Yes, always.

    31. Been in a car accident?
    A few. Nothing major, no injuries. At least one totalled car though.

    32. Any pet peeves?
    Meme lists come to mind. Stump dumb ignorance and the pride some people show in being that way.  Failure to signal before turning. Failure to use deodorant.

    33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
    Pretty much anything.  I’m not a fan of anchovies, but I’ll eat them if they’re on it.  I really like mushrooms, spinach, pepperoni and onions though.  Black Olives are good too.

    34. Favorite Flower?
    Venus Flytrap.

    35. Favorite ice cream?
    Death by Chocolate.

    36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
    Arby’s but my arteries can’t handle it more than on rare occasions.

    37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
    None. Came close though, failed to turn on the windshield wipers (it was raining).

    38. From whom did you get your last email?
    Facebook response from a friend.

    39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    Barnes and Nobles.

    40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
    I guess so, but nothing worth mentioning.

    41. Like your job?
    It allows me to pay the bills.

    42. Broccoli?
    Only if it’s cooked.  Steamed is best, with some melted cheddar on it. Damn, now I want some mac and cheese with brocolli.

    43. What was your favorite vacation?
    Camping in the Adirondacks.

    44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
    My friend Al.  It was more lunch than dinner.

    45. What are you listening to right now?
    “This Week in Science” podcast.

    46. What is your favorite color?
    Blue.

    47. How many tattoos do you have?
    None.

    48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
    Don’t know.  If I repost on Facebook probably 10 or so.

    49. What time did you finish this quiz?
    11:45 AM EST

    50. Coffee Drinker?
    Yes, but only sporadically.

  2. For what it’s worth heres mine too:

    1. What time did you get up this morning?
    I got up at a quarter to one.  In the afternoon.

    2. How do you like your steak?
    Medium Rare

    3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
    I have no idea.  Its been a long time.

    4. What is your favorite TV show?
    NCIS

    5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
    I like it here in Pittsburgh.

    6. What did you have for breakfast?
    I don’t eat breakfast.

    7. What is your favorite cuisine?
    Italian

    8. What foods do you dislike?
    Carrots, Cauliflower, certain other vegetables.

    9. Favorite Place to Eat?
    Golden Corral.  They have steaks 2 feet long.  Seriously.  Theyre huge.

    10. Favorite dressing?
    Dellalo Sweet Italian.

    11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
    1994 Z24 Cavalier

    12. What are your favorite clothes?
    Black Underarmour shorts and a tshirt

    13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
    Europe, Ireland, Germany

    14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
    Cup needs refilled

    15. Where would you want to retire?
    Haven’t thought about it.

    16. Favorite time of day?
    Midnight. 

    17. Where were you born?
    Pittsburgh PA

    18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
    Football.  I don’t watch that much though

    19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
    WTF? Is this supposed to be on Facebook?

    ( im going to stick with the answers Bog Brother used for these 3 questions)

    20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
    WTF? Is this supposed to be on Facebook?

    21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
    WTF? Is this supposed to be on Facebook?

    22. Bird watcher?
    Sometimes, mainly to keep an eye on those bastards that keep shitting on my car.  And also on the freeway.  ( I like Bog Brothers answer to this one also so im gonna keep it)

    23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
    Night

    24. Do you have any pets?
    No

    25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
    None I can think of.

    26. What did you want to be when you were little?
    I wanted to be a carpenter like my dad.

    27. What is your best childhood memory?
    None come to mind

    28. Are you a cat or dog person?
    Neither really.

    29. Are you married?
    No.  Don’t plan on it.  I do have a girl i plan to spend the rest of my life with.  I don’t see a reason to get married.

    30. Always wear your seat belt?
    Usually

    31. Been in a car accident?
    No.  My dad did wreck my first car after less than a month though.  I wasn’t even there.

    32. Any pet peeves?
    Ignorance.  Especially on the road.

    33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
    Pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, black olives.

    34. Favorite Flower?
    Not much for flowers.

    35. Favorite ice cream?
    DQ Blizzard.  Cookie Dough

    36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
    Sonic.

    37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
    Haven’t taken it yet.  I will be next week.

    38. From whom did you get your last email?
    my friend Dez

    39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    Don’t have a credit card.  Don’t plan on getting one.

    40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
    Nothing worth a mention.

    41. Like your job?
    yes.  I work for my dad doing home remodeling.

    42. Broccoli?
    I like brocolli in a Chicken Fettuchini.  Other than that I don’t like it.

    43. What was your favorite vacation?
    Camping.  Anywhere.  Only differnece it makes to me is who i go with. 

    44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
    Ex girlfriend.

    45. What are you listening to right now?
    Metallica

    46. What is your favorite color?
    Black.

    47. How many tattoos do you have?
    None yet

    48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
    None

    49. What time did you finish this quiz?
    2:30

    50. Coffee Drinker?
    No

  3. Why not, I’m up for a survey/

    1. What time did you get up this morning?
    I am recently off a dig and in recuperation time so I got up at 2:30pm.

    2. How do you like your steak?
    Medium-Rare, raw is good.

    3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
    Coraline? I don’t really remember.

    4. What is your favorite TV show?
    The Venture Brothers/Futurama

    5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
    In a Gothic manor either in the British countryside or forested New England.

    6. What did you have for breakfast?
    Rice pudding and Tea

    7. What is your favorite cuisine?
    Good Italian food, its also the food I’m best at cooking. Nothing like homemade pasta.

    8. What foods do you dislike?
    As a traveler/Anthropologist I have eaten some strange things. The most vile thing I have ever eaten was a grub. The texture is vomit inducing.

    9. Favorite Place to Eat?
    A local family owned Italian restaurant near my home in Jersey. Andiamo

    10. Favorite dressing?
    Don’t normally eat salad, but I like oil and garlic.

    11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
    2001 Green Volkswagon Jetta

    12. What are your favorite clothes?
    Loose Hemp Drawstring pants and classy button down shirts. I never leave the house without a button down on. It’s an OCD thing.

    13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
    So many places are still on my list. Easter Island and northern Italy being 2.

    14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
    I drink to fast, it’s either full or empty.

    15. Where would you want to retire?
    Previously described Gothic Manor.

    16. Favorite time of day?
    Dusk, best time for photographs and the most comfortable temperatures.

    17. Where were you born?
    Suffern, New York

    18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
    I’m sports tolerant, I don’t really “like” sports, but I like Irish Road bowling.

    19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
    I don’t play tag, too much running involved.

    20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
    I’m not a fast runner, who ever is closer.

    21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
    ?

    22. Bird watcher?
    Yes, people watching is more interesting though.

    23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
    Night person, that’s when all the fun happens.

    24. Do you have any pets?
    My lifestyle isn’t too conducive to pets, however I plan on getting some Dogs.

    25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
    The bronze age site I just dug at is going to get an exact carbon-date soon. I’ll be heading back to Boston in less then a month.

    26. What did you want to be when you were little?
    A paleontologist, I liked dinosaurs and dirt. I still like dirt, but people are more interesting.

    27. What is your best childhood memory?
    Anytime in Disney World.

    28. Are you a cat or dog person?
    Both are equal.

    29. Are you married?
    Nope

    30. Always wear your seat belt?
    Yes, driving in other countries is deadly without them.

    31. Been in a car accident?
    Almost slid into a tree on Christmas. Does that count?

    32. Any pet peeves?
    Stupidity, the blindly religious, and people who Twilight was a good movie.

    33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
    Everything, if it’s good pizza any topping is great.

    34. Favorite Flower?
    Roses, my grandmother always smelt of roses.

    35. Favorite ice cream?
    Mmmm, Ice cream.

    36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
    Can’t eat fast food, my stomach kicks it up immediatly.

    37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
    Not once.

    38. From whom did you get your last email?
    ?

    39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    Games Workshop

    40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
    I don’t really plan things so pretty much everything.

    41. Like your job?
    You don’t just fall into Archaeology. You have to love it to do it.

    42. Broccoli?
    Asparagus?

    43. What was your favorite vacation?
    Disney world is still one of my favorite places.

    44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
    My father.

    45. What are you listening to right now?
    Some crackpots talking about UFOs on the History channel.

    46. What is your favorite color?
    Green

    47. How many tattoos do you have?
    2, A peace sign on my forearm and a skull with a Pickax and shovel crossing behind it on my upper arm.

    48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
    none

    49. What time did you finish this quiz?
    GAME TIME!

    50. Coffee Drinker?
    Drinking some now.

  4. Why not, I’m up for a survey

    1. What time did you get up this morning?
    8:30 am. Guy’s gotta work.

    2. How do you like your steak?
    Vegetarian for 13 years, but if I had to choose…medium rare.

    3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
    Harry Potter: The Half Blood Prince

    4. What is your favorite TV show?
    Real Time with Bill Mahr, various sci-fi shows.

    5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
    Mexico or the Philippines

    6. What did you have for breakfast?
    Don’t eat breakfast. Can’t remember the last time I ate before noon…

    7. What is your favorite cuisine?
    Mexican. Being Mexican I supppose it’s not a suprise.

    8. What foods do you dislike?
    I’m a texture snob. I hate slimy, squishy things like eggplant and squash.

    9. Favorite Place to Eat?
    Dont much care. Good food is good food.

    10. Favorite dressing?
    Bleu cheese, no contest.

    11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
    2000 Daewoo Leganza (I know…)

    12. What are your favorite clothes?
    Black t-shirt, black work shirt, black jeans, and black boots. Saves time on the morning routine.

    13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
    Anywhere and everywhere given the money.

    14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
    If it’s a beer, doesnt matter, it’ll be empty soon enough.

    15. Where would you want to retire?
    Mexico or the Philippines.

    16. Favorite time of day?
    3:00 am. When everyone else us asleep and I’m all alone.

    17. Where were you born?
    El Centro, CA

    18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
    Sumo

    19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
    Dunno.

    20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
    See 19

    21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
    Dont care really.

    22. Bird watcher?
    When I see ‘em I suppose. I don’t seek them out.

    23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
    Night person. Way Way Night person.

    24. Do you have any pets?
    One dog. A black lab named Athena.

    25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
    Got a new Iphone app on the AppStore for sale. I guess that’s exciting.

    26. What did you want to be when you were little?
    A traveller, a la Anthony Bourdain or Marco Polo.

    27. What is your best childhood memory?
    Mom teaching me to read.

    28. Are you a cat or dog person?
    Like both, but cant stand the smell of feline urine.

    29. Are you married?
    Yes, 8 years tomorrow.

    30. Always wear your seat belt?
    Compulsively.

    31. Been in a car accident?
    Drove up onto a embankment covered with snow once, but didnt get hurt.

    32. Any pet peeves?
    “Stupidity, the blindly religious, and people who think Twilight was a good movie.” Ditto that.

    33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
    Mushrooms, olives, and jalapeno

    34. Favorite Flower?
    Passion Flowers.

    35. Favorite ice cream?
    Pistachio

    36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
    Taco Bell

    37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
    1 time. Proctor had it out for me I swear.

    38. From whom did you get your last email?
    Myself actually.

    39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    Wherever my wife wanted the most product from. I’m a pussy like that.

    40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
    Became subject to this meme.

    41. Like your job?
    Very much actually. Computer Science research is nifty.

    42. Broccoli?
    Stir fried.  Yum.

    43. What was your favorite vacation?
    Travelling cross country in a van with my wife.

    44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
    Wife.

    45. What are you listening to right now?
    Van canto. An acapella symphonic metal band.

    46. What is your favorite color?
    Black

    47. How many tattoos do you have?
    Want one, but none yet

    48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
    none

    49. What time did you finish this quiz?
    11:13 pm North Dakota time.

    50. Coffee Drinker?
    Nope. But I drink way too much soda.

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