The Friday Fives

1. What holiday movie are you convinced people only pretend to enjoy?

The live action Grinch Who Stole Christmas remake with Jim Carrey. Bad movie. Stay with the cute, 30-monute animated gem, folks.

2. What completely baseless holiday season conspiracy would you like to start?

The Elf on The Shelf is a part of an NSA plot to learn you secret family Christmas cookie recipe.

3. What holiday song are you convinced people only pretend to enjoy?

“All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carrey. Not a great song.

4. What holiday food/beverage are you convinced people only pretend to enjoy?


5. What is the weirdest holiday gift suggestion you have discovered while shopping onlline?

Giving a gift of a cow to a village in Asia or Africa.

The Friday Fives

1. What is the most disturbing thing you’ve heard said casually?

There was this click of folks running around together working in the fraud department where I worked. They were involved in a sex club/cult, and the unfiltered stories they told were quite disturbing. I am not a prude, but their stories usually leave my mouth agape.

2. You go to bed like normal, but when you wake up you’re in a hospital 200 years later, and you haven’t physically aged a day. What’s the first thing you ask?

Did the Broncos win.?

3. What TV show never gets old to you?

I still tune into Friends reruns and the Star Trek franchise.

4. What is the worst movie you have ever seen?

Leviathan is a really bad knockoff of The Abyss. There are many others, certainly, but I walked out of the theater on this one. So Bad

5. What movie would never be made nowadays?

Blazing Saddles

The Friday Fives

1. What’s an innocuous word that sounds ridiculously sexual?

Well I go with the obvious one: MOIST.

2. What is your best weight loss tip?

Trulicity. Just one shot a week and you forget to even eat much less eat less.

3. What was younger you hilariously wrong about, like completely missed the mark on that one?

I was on my 30s when I realized that Holland and The Netherlands were the same country (And I lived in Germany for a bit so I should have known better.)

4. What is a ‘strange’ food from your culture that outsiders often find bizarre, but you think everyone should try at least once?

I grew up living in a border city next to the foreign land of Utah and we always seemed to have at any gathering of food, family and friends some sort of Jello salad – a stple in the Utah culture that bled into to Craig due to the Mormon population. ( I still kind of have an affinity for Peach Jello with spiced peaches and cottage cheese as a side dish.)

5. What is the most extreme temperature you have experienced?

32 degrees below zero – with wind and snow. Craig is one fucking cold place.

The Friday Fives

1. What did you purchase as an adult because you could never have it as a child?

Legos. My parents never ponied up for Legos.

2. What was your favorite toy as a child?

Gi Joe . I had his rescue jet and lots of accessories.

3. What was the first video game you played?

I am of the olds. “Pong” on the original Pong player on a black and white Magnavox TV.

4. As a child, what was your favorite breakfast cereal?

Toss up between Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries or Lucky Charms – they’re magically delicious.

5. What is your best, most beloved childhood memory?

I took many camping trips to local reservoirs with my cousins and running around unsupervised in the woods.

The Friday Fives

1. What do you think is the most addictive non-drug?

Coffee / Caffeine. Gots to gots to haves it.

2. What brand has your loyalty?

Nikon. I spent a number of years always with a camera in my hands while working as a newspaper reporter,
and my mighty, mighty Nikon was my old reliable. I may go find some black and white film, pull that great camera out of its bag, and grab some arty pics.

3. What is your favorite poverty meal that you will eat, no matter how much money you have?

Ramen. Delicious. Doctored up with some sriracha and soy sauce, some green onions, and a hard-boiled egg, it is delightful and costs nothing.

4. What is the far worst thing that happened to you this year?

My dang car was stolen! Those bastards.

5. What is your favorite Conspiracy Theory?

I am not a huge conspiracy theory believer. But I enjoy reading about the faked moon mission. I don’t believe the moon landing was fake, but the stories make me smile. People can be very stupid sometimes.