The Friday Fives

1. What’s your favorite color this week?

I like purple to look at and blue to wear

2. What job would be very unsuitable for you?

I think I would really enjoy computer programming but I am pretty dyslexic and would probably suck really bad at it.

3. What’s your favorite Olympic sport?

I like watching table tennis and badminton.

4. Have you ever found yourself stuck out in the rain?

Not very often. I grew up in the high mountain desert and Denver doesn’t get a lot of rain very often. There have been a few commutes, especially when I worked downtown where i got caught in an afternoon thunderstorm but I never got soaked in the rain.

5. What does the tooth fairy do with our teeth?

They are used to feed the fire that fuels our dreams

The Friday Fives

Some famous guy

1. If you could design your life exactly how you’d like, how famous would you be?
I don’t think I would like to be really famous – like everybody knows my name famous – but maybe a famous writer and philosopher-king with a series of bestsellers and sold-out book store book signings.

2. How often would you travel?
As little as possible. I like other destinations – I hate planning trips and the obligation of having to go through with those plans and hate the traveling that is part of travel itself. That is why we need to double down and get serious about Star Trek technology and give me a transporter.

3. How many people would live with you?
Very few.

4. How often would you eat out at restaurants?
Quite often – it is nice to have other people cook for me.

5. What new hobby would you get into?
Maybe golf?

The Friday Fives

1. Where is the best local pizza?

Denver has a lot of pizza joints and many different styles – but lately my go to is Williams 303 over on Lowry.

2. Is there any food better than pizza?  

Silly question, no. I could eat pizza every day.

3. What is the best topping on pizza?

Back in my meat eating days: pepperoni. Nowadays pizza must always include jalapeño peppers.

4. What would be the worst pizza topping?

Broccoli doesn’t have a place on pizza.

5. Whatever became of Pizzagate?

It is now a ride down at QA on-land in Orlando.

The Friday Fives

1. What’s Something That You Can Say During Sex, But Also At A Job Interview?

“So, how is it going so far?” “Want to see my reference?” “This is so better than the last time!”

2. What do you think won’t exist in 2030?

Television networks. Life/culture will continue to get more and more and more segmented due to technology and social blending that tribalism will so refract that there will be little nationalistic and perhaps even familial and nationalistic identities will dissolve.

3. What smell is the most nostalgic for you?

My mother’s fresh baked bread cooking and my father and the faint scent of his recently smoked tobacco pipe.

4. Who is your favorite Clem?

There are very few Clem’s in the world. I worked with a Clem at a grocery store back in my high school days. A decent, nice guy. Not my favorite Clem, probably. A Clem is that kind of buddy who is there always, day-night whenever you need that friend. I think my favorite Clem might by Donny from is “The Big Lebowski. “Yes – now that is a definition of a Clem.

5. Where’s the most unexpected place you’ve run into someone you knew?

I think a version of this question has appeared before, but I was in a Stuttgart subdivision park just strolling along and ran into a school chum from Craig, Wade Allen, who was an exchange student at the time and going to “uni” just down the road. Pretty odd to find a high school friend randomly on the other side of the world.

The Friday Fives

1. If you were forced to only watch one show in reruns, what show would be on the looping rerun reel.

Lately, I have been obsessed with a rewatch of “Lost.” Damn, it still holds up. current television I have been watching one of the worst shows I have ever seen, – S.W.A.T. on CB with Shemar Moore. I can’t stop watching it! but if I had to watch a show in reruns on a continuous loop it would be either “The Andy Giffith show (so wholesome and normal (yet can we discuss why in rural small-town North Carolina there are virtually no black folk? Kinda weird, ya think?)) If not that then may “Barney Miller” – I love that show. each episode is like a mini one-act play. There is a reason it won all the Emmys. You can find it on the Roku channel among other places. Check it out again.

2. What is a super popular TV show or movie that you can’t stand?

I never could get into three big deal shows. “Game of Thrones” was nothing more than a televised Harlequin bodice ripper. “Breaking Bad” was too damn intense for a heart patient, and I don’t do zombie shit so I never got into “The Walking Dead.” In fact, I do generally don’t do horror movies, shows, or books. I have read some Stephen King books and enjoyed “The Shining” but more for the Kubrick-ness than the horror movie aspect. While in the army, while on guard duty. We would watch a ton of movies on pirated VHS (usually shipped over family friends from the states ) or rented over at the PX. and invariably those flix were going to be horror flicks if I wasn’t quick enough to load up the weekend playlist. In fact, as I type this I realized that GIs sitting on “Charge Quarters” duty or effectually referred to as CQ might be considered the first “bingers.” In basic training, I remember a drill sergeant I was on CQ with obsessed with watching “superblocks” of broadcasts of “Soul Train” running on some Columbia, SC UHF channel on Saturdays. Anyway – “Breaking Bad,” “Walking Dead,” and “Game of Thrones. “

3. What food is actually worse when hot?

Ice Cream – Duh!

(But can we take a moment and just have a quick chat about Rand Paul’s terrible, terrible toupee? i mean really – take a look at that thing. Here is a guy – coming from a rich family – and he is/was some kind of optometrist and a rich guy on his own – that hair, that miserable toupee, is the choice he makes day after day after day. I think based on that toupee alone we should never trust his judgment on anything.)

4. French Fries? Crinkle cut, waffle cut, not peeled, standard? McDonald’s or somewhere else?

Five Guys fries are so God-damned decadent it is scary how good they are.

5. What is the worst US state and why is it Mississippi?

How can a state with all that natural beauty – a gulf coastal boundary and Faulkner be so damn obtuse and stubbornly backward? (Really, Faulkner, people. Go forth and read him. I have a few copies of “The Portable Faulkner” that I am willing to give away to anyone willing to give him a try. “As I Lay Dying ” – one of my absolute favorite books – pretty approachable by Faulkner standards (He is pretty well known for his stream of consciousness approach to the dramatic fiction narrative and for having a single sentence that can go on for pages and pages – which seems ridiculous until you take the time to read it and go back and look at the craftsmanship and realize the Nobel-worthy genius actually was quite warranted.