The Friday Fives

1. What fictional character has actually made you angry or upset?

In the movie “True Believer” Kurt wood Smith played such an asshole that for years, I pledged that if I were to ever cross his path, I would punch him out.

2. What historical figure fascinates you?

Napoleon. I don’t know a lot about him. But from what I have gleaned, he’s fascinating.

3. Who is just the best, the best?

Pete Rose.

4. What “Friends” character are you?


5. What celeb or famous person is alive today that really should be your best friend?

Bill Murray – and drinks are always on him.

The Friday Fives

1. If you had a racehorse. What would you call it?

Allegedly Letterkenny

2. Have you ever named your car/truck?

Yup.  “Trogg.”

3. Do you have a nickname? What’s the story behind it?

Wah.  Started while I was working at a call center for Ryder Trucks and my manager was a hockey mom and she started calling me Wah and it kind of stuck.  (There is also R-Dub and RW which I also answer to.)

4. Besides a nickname, what other name would you go by if you could change your name?

Pete.  A good basic, no explanation behind it necessary. A solid name – Pete.

5. If you could name a new letter in the alphabet what would it be and how/when would it be used?

Gelmon.  It lands right after Gelmon and would be used in the spelling of slurred words to make them easier to understand.

Friday Fives

1. Add Fukin’ to any band name. Which band escalates from 0 to 100 the fastest.

Fukin’ Dokken! ?

2. What’s your “I fuked up” moment?

I am so clumsy and sometimes just obtuse so there are many, but generally, I would say the entire 8 month Viasat ordeal.

3. What’s your “Here just take my fukin’ money!” product or service.

Xfinity. I just can’t seem to unplug.

4. What’s a simple fukin’ thing to do that people just don’t seem to understand?

I am a broken record on this, but Jesus Fukin’ Christo, people – use your blinkers!

5. What’s the fukin’ deal?

The only thing that I can figure is on 11/8/16 our nation suffered from a temporary psychosis. I mean really. Donald Trump was elected president. I am still stumped.

Friday Fives

1. If you could only listen to 5 musicians for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Well, I have already ranted on not liking The Doors and I guess Ryan Adams is off the list now.  So let’s see.  Springsteen, The Beatles, The Rollingstones, Tom Petty, and Perry Como (Just the Christmas stuff)

2. If you could only read 5 books for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Moby-Dick, Huckleberry Finn, Fire In August, The Book of Lists, Cryptonomicon

3. If you could only have 5 childhood memories to recall for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Hanging out in Grandpa Nall’s shed out back.  Riding around in Dad’s Jeep hunting on Great Divide. Christmas Eve while a high school freshman (I think that was the year.) Doing one of the college radio morning shows, and my first promotion in the army

4. If you could only eat 5 things for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Avocados, Romaine lettuce, raspberries, my homemade seitan loaf thingy I have created, and pistachios

5. If you could only have five words to describe the world today what would they be?

Preening president protesting processes perhaps purposely

Friday Fives

1. If you were given $5.7 billion, how would you spend the money?

Well, I wouldn’t build a wall! Maybe use it to re-boot and redesign the American health care system which is broken in multiple ways. Does anyone remember the blissful days when insurance companies were non-profit mutual insurance coops and hospitals were affordable and not overbuilt castles? Throwing a bit of $5 billion around to some politicians could probably get this thing started.

2. Does five-year-old you respect you today?

Probably not. I was supposed to end up like Rob Petry on the Dick Van Dyke show and be a professional television comedy writer.

3. What do you do now that you didn’t do five years ago?

I eat pretty cleanly and mostly vegetarian.

4. Same thing in reverse, what do you no longer do that you did five years ago?

Relatedly, I don’t eat fast food – there was a time when I ate lots and lots and lots of fast food, usually daily. Ask my heart how that went.

5. What’s the best activity you can do that costs less than $5?

Read a book from the library. Seriously people, we need to get back to reading.

Friday Fives

It’s Superbowl weekend and the Patriots have returned yet I couldn’t care less.

1. What is the first Superbowl halftime show that you remember?
I can’t remember the year nor the teams playing but I do recall several different years watching the halftime performance of “Up With People!” My mom was a big fan of the “The People” and we watched them every year. I wasn’t much of a football fan until I was in college in Gunnison.

2. As a young child, do remember any family Superbowl rituals?
My dad and uncle Don would usually watch the game together. I am pretty certain I was down the street at the skating rink and ice skating on a cold January day.

3. Is football still relevant? Will it be a thing in 20 years from now?
Due to CTE, I am feeling bad about my enjoyment of the game – it is so violent but there is so much money and marketing behind the sport I don’t see it going away any time soon. I do like watching college basketball as well as men’s soccer on television but not with the passion of watching football.
Yes, it will be a thing in 20 years – but probably not in the form we are watching now.

4. What is a good replacement national gathering for Superbowl mania?
This, Sepak takraw Asian foot volleyball:

5. What is your favorite football movie or tv episode?
The Thanksgiving “Friends” episode when they play football in the park.