Friday Fives

1. What’s the worst potato chip flavor you’ve ever tasted?

That’s a tough one as I really like potato chips.  But probably the worst was was a beef German sausage flavored bag of chips.  Something was just not right.

2. The weirdest thing that happened to you this week?

Started working from home managing a 70 seat call center virtually.

3. What’s the best bad decision you ever made?

Going to work at Transameric – way in over my head, no training, pay cut, but I genuinely like my job

4. Best song for the apocalypse?

REM’s End of the World is too obvious.  Going to a bit more obscure – Dirty Blvd -by Lou Reed.

5. You have been appointed Gosh, God’s assistant for smaller, less serious everyday business. What are some of your policies and if necessary, how do you explain them to/conceal them from your boss?

Gosh has the power to clean up after people is a snap.  But hide it, the clean up only last for about a week – so there is a good chance God will miss it. 

The Friday Fives

1. What thing should never be mentioned in a job interview?
That time when I was on that month-long coke binge and spent all my time jacking 7-111. I thought of it as effective project management of a process that had a good return on the dollar. Very few recruiters seemed to agree.

2. What is the silliest thing you have heard people say about you?
I am cocky. Lord, it is so the opposite, and least inside my head.

3. What hobby/activity/anything would be a lot cooler if you added “but with fire” at the end?
Archery hunting. Venison on fire – comes to the table precooked.

4. What job is a bad idea to do from home?
Generally any of the surgical sciences and practices.

5. What is a weird food combination you really enjoy?

The Friday Fives

1. What is one news story we are all missing right now because it gets overshadowed by Corona Virus news?
I think locally it is the drastic drop in oil prices, which is supposed to last for months and its effect on the local fracking industry which is very challenged, cost/expense wise, when oil is under $42.00 a barrel. I am not necessarily pro-fracking but it is a big part of the Colorado economy.

2. What is the sickest you have ever been? Has it put you in hospital?
27-years old and a bad case of the chickenpox. Including what is called chickenpox pneumonia as the pox appears on the insides of the lungs.

3. What is your favorite holistic cure for common cold strains?
Wash your hands. Take oregano oil capsules and astragalus supreme. I generally don’t get colds or other viral sicknesses.

4. The coronavirus has started the largest work from home experiment in the US. What has your experience been like so far?
I haven’t started working from home yet, but based on past experiences, I don’t do well. And the plan for the CV flu deployment will be for me to be an on phone rep. working from home, which is really annoying as I haven’t been that kind of employee for nearly 20 years.

5.Are you scared/worried about getting the coronavirus?
Moderately. I fit many of the sick pron demographics, I work in a densely populated office tower and until recently used public transportation to get to work (I wimped out this week and have been driving it.)

The Friday Fives

1. Disney has remade all their movies as porn. What are some of the titles?
Snow White and the Seven Whores | Pron | Fantasia (uncut)

2. What is a Monty Python Quote that describes your sex life?
“It’s just a flesh wound!”

3. You’re locked inside your bathroom, what do you do to entertain yourself while you wait for help?
Well, there is always Vaseline.

4. What is your “and everybody clapped” story that is actually true?
I had an employee standoff with a guy who kinda had a psychotic episode and I was able to talk him down and escorted him out of our building with no violence or threats and when I returned to the work floor I got some applause.

5. What is the worst bus ride you’ve ever been on?
You would think it would be some commute from Hell on RTD but I am going to go with the opposite and recall one of the best bus trips ever with a high school pal, John O’Hearn while headed back to Boulder. O’Hearn had to go to Denver for some court thing as I remember and I don’t remember the jokes or anything but I remember we laughed lots and lots. And we were never very close while in school but this bus ride was fun.

The Friday Fives

1. Would you rather have the unpredictability of live theatre or the predictability of a movie?
I do enjoy live theater and have become very complacent in having the entertainments just come to me on the glowing big box. I should take more advantage of the live theater in Denver – from the professional to the many university programs and even amateur productions. Last fall we saw an amazing production of the “All That Jazz” down in Castlerock performed by a high school troop that was better than most collegiate programs I have seen. The show was full of satisfying surprises.

2. Do you prefer the symphony and/or opera to a live band or the other way around?
I’ve never seen live opera. I do love a good live bluesy band. Live symphony can be hit or miss.

3. When you go to a museum, where do you head first?
At the Denver Art Museum, I get a lot of satisfaction from the pre-Columbian and Latin American art collection.

4. Would you prefer a pub crawl or a sampling of beer or wine in one restaurant?
Pub crawl. There is something to be said about the satisfaction of some day drinking from place to place to place.

5. When you visit a new place, what is the first thing you like to visit – something recommended by a travel agency/travel book or something recommended by a friend?
I like friend’s advice and ideas from the local alternative newspaper for ideas of where to go and what to do.