The Friday Fives

1. What is the stupidest way you almost died?

The first thing that comes to mind is a winter road trip over the mountains from Gunnison to Montrose and rounding a corner on a snow-packed road and driving far too fast for the conditions and came upon a couple of elk just standing in the middle of the road. I braked and slide and almost clipped one – these are huge animals and with the icy road, had I hit one of them there was a chance I could have been killed in a terrible car accident.

2. What is a thing that is universally hated by all people?

Universally is the crux of this question- there is someone out there who likes that one thing that no one else does. But generally, that thing that is universally hated is probably Nickelback.

3. What’s the worst song to play at a funeral?

“She Is Having My Baby” by Paul Anka

4. Which TV character influenced your sense of humor the most?

David Letterman

5. What was hugely hyped up but flopped?

“The Hobbit” movie – why did that have to happen? And two movies, really?

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2 Replies to “The Friday Fives”

  1. 1) Get. Allied for a possible shooting. Roll up to a hoard of bikers. Before the ambulance is even in park they are opening the doors and putting their shot buddy into the rig. My partner and I get out as quick as we can only to have two of the biggest men I’ve seen tell me he’s loaded already and the6 were going to help! They get in back with me and tell my partner to go. We were escorted by about twelve more bikers completely illegal blocking traffic clearing a path for the ambulance, like some sort of presidential motorcade. My partner radioed ahead and about 30 Denver Police met us at the er to address our escort. Both men in back as well as the patient were all armed.

    2) Mosquito bites. Seriously nobody likes those things.


    4) Andy Richter? I don’t think there’s any single character but a blend of many.

    5) Jupiter Ascending.

    I fear for the church group reading most of our answers. I probably have an additional handful of people thinking prayer might help my soul, it won’t.

  2. 1) Hmmm, so many. But I would put my travels between Breckenridge and Vail really high up there in stupid reason I should died. I got so used to the drive in the winter I would go like a bat outta hell down Vail pass to Vail, regardless of the blizzard conditions. Just whizzing in and out of slow pokes (or cautious drivers). The one time I remember was cresting the top of the pass and heading down, blizzard conditions and there was two 18-wheelers in the two lanes and, well, I wasn’t gonna let that deter me from breakneck speed going down on snow packed road with almost no visibility. So I chose the inside shoulder to skirt around these behemoths, right next to the 4 foot cement barrier separating the two directional highways. Needless to say the trucker was having no of it and started squeezing me, so with nowhere to go I sped up and just scratched my bumper on the cement barrier before the truck closed the gap for good. Phew.

    2) Zombies.

    3) She fucking hates me.

    4) Hawkeye Pierce

    5) All Star Wars except the original three.

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