TBT: The Brutal Truth

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Another Meme Of 50

Via Kona, Jack, and Ms. Shakes ...

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

Same thing I always think: "Heh?!? Is that a fuckin' sea cow walking on dry land wearing my bathro--nah, it's just me. Whew!"

2. How much cash do you have on you?

None. Zilch.

3. What’s a word that rhymes with “DOOR?”


4. Favorite planet?

The moon ... because I'm a far leftist moonbat.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?

No cell phone here. I believe if you can't reach me at home, then you don't deserve to (even when I could be home at the time of your call). It's that whole "Don't Bother Me Unless I Bother You First" thing, you know?

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?

Again, no cell phone, and I can't stand the ringer on the phone on my desk so I've got a pulsating light hooked up to it. Other phones in the house ring so I can hear them whenever I'm not blaring some serious Bolthrower or Testament (hence the pulsating light on my phone).

7. What shirt are you wearing?

A dark red thermal.

8. Do you “label” yourself?

Yes, in fact, I have to retract something I said in an earlier Meme of 50 or HaloScan post at Ms. Shakes. I'm not an optimist nor am I a pessimist. I'm a "Pessoptimist" meaning I believe that great and wonderful things are happening all the time around the Earth ... just none of them to me!

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?

The same Rugged Outback waterproof boots I wore at my old job at a recycling yard. They used to be camoflauge but they're now blacken with oil, grime, and a few splotches of paint.

10. Bright or Dark Room?

Bright while jamming to music, reading blogs, watching TV, etc. Dark for sleeping, porn lubbing, or not home (and it's not really dark as I always keep the lamp on top of my TV on; more like dim -- can't stand complete darkness).

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

Ms. Shakes has been on my blogroll for a looong time -- even before a real HaloScan community showed up, and my monkey ass didn't show up to be part of it until well after it was entrenched (I tended to "make my rounds" back when I was Newb-Blogger). Don't know much about Jack, but Kona now ... heheh ... if he were playing Soldier of Fortune II online with my crew, he would always take the award for "Chatty Little Bitch" from my clanmate GrendalMaster and Gren would be sooooo jealous.

12. What does your watch look like?

I don't wear a watch although I have like three of them. When I'm in the mood to carry one along, I'll put it on a belt loop instead. The watch that gets that honor the most is the watch my father wore.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?

I was either reading blogs, fixing up my MP3 collection, or was so completely bored that I played and beat one my old PC games.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

No cell phone so this is N/A.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?

Shit, damned if I know ...

16. What's a word that you say a lot?

Fuck. That takes first place. Every possible adverb is tied for second.

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?

My daughter, Gwendolyn.

18. Last furry thing you touched?

Jake, my Republican Chicken-ese mutt.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

Two and they were legal.

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?


21. Favorite age you have been so far?

I'd say 16.

22. Your worst enemy?


23. What is your current desktop picture?

The cover from an old Industrial Workers magazine or poster dipicting the "Pyramid of A Capitalist System". I swiped it from Wikipedia.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?

"Rosie is driving me up a wall." (Said to my mother - I'm babysitting my brother John's cat until he finds a new place she meows constantly for attention only to run under the bed or under the bathroom sink when I go back there. From there, she proceeds to hiss and quietly roar at me).

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?

Gimme the million.

26. Do you like someone?

NO! People are overrated, Goddammit.

Of course I like someone. The hell kind of question is that?!?

27. The last song you listened to?

Iron Maiden's "The Wicker Man".

28. What time of day were you born?

I think it was 11:07 AM and, as my picture entails, I wasn't born; I was whelped. That fugly mugly of mine has stopped more sundials than clocks.

29. What’s your favorite number?

It changes daily. Today, it's 47.

30. Where did you live in 1987?

Same place -- Monroe, Michigan.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

To some extent.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?

Damned if I know. I don't have anything to be jealous about, really.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?

At home. My old man woke me and told me the WTC was being attacked. Ten or twenty minutes later, I saw the second plane hit.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?

Shove the machine against the wall. More than once.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?

Yes, but I hate that word. "Kind" reminds me too much of "nice" and I absolutely loath that word for exactly the same reasons George Carlin does.

36. If you had to get a tattoo.

I've had a tattoo on my left forearm ever since the 4th grade, and it's a fucking hyphen. It was going to be a crucifix but the parents pulled in while my 6th grade brother was giving it to me with a sewing needle, thread, and my older brother John's indian ink. He said, "Don't show that off when they come in." But I did. Didn't hurt and didn't bleed, either. Just never got it finshed and I'm kinda used to my hyphen now. Neither Jody and I got whipped or grouded for it, either, but Jody got his ass reamed. My stupid sister Darlene scrubbed my arm with lemon juice for twenty minutes trying to remove it. Nope, not gonna happen with expensive indian ink from an older brother's professional inkslinging kit.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?

German. Alas, like the Grateful Dead, I get by.

38. Would you move for the person you loved?

Yes, but she'd have to accept my daughter Gwen as part of the package deal.

39. Are you touchy feely?

Not at all and I only tend to accept being touched, groped, prodded, jabbed, and poked by people I've known for a while and they know to only do it sparingly.

40. What’s your life motto?

Try not to lend money to friends or family as it often times causes amnesia.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?

Clothes, my brain, and the stench of nicotene.

42. What’s your favourite town/city?


43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?

Shit, been a long time since I had cash ...

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?

I think it was 1993 or 1994.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?

Fuck, I can change the oil on anything. Well, maybe not everything -- sure wouldn't touch Paul Wolfowitz greasy friggin' dome. But I prefer big diesel rigs because you don't need to to jack 'em up. Just crawl under there with the right wrench, good drain pan, 2-3 clean 5 gallon buckets (or a 50 gallon drum) for the old oil, and 2-4 wrags. Draining 10-15 gallons of oil out of a rig is the easy part. Putting the 10-15 gallons of fresh oil back in the bastard will wear you out, especially if all you've got is a 1 gallon oil decanter and an old fashioned manual crank-pump on the fresh oil drum. It's like military PT, boys and girls.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

That one of her children is dying of lukemia (may already be dead).

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?

Not much.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?

At a funeral. Here's the deal: my dad, his mother, his best friend Harley's wife, and then Harley himself, followed by my brother-in-law Allen out in Las Vegas have all died within the last 3 years. Funerals is as fancy as it gets with me.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?

My back and hips are in constant pain, to point where I keep a cane handy.

50. Have you been burned by love?

Well, burned is putting it lightly. Glazed like a ham hock would be more apt.