Friday Fives

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When was the last time you…

1. …went to the doctor?
About 14 months ago

2. …went to the dentist?
It has been over a year.

3. …filled your gas tank?
Thursday.

4. …got enough sleep?
Last night! Now that I have started this six day a week workout, sleep is not a problem.

5. …backed up your computer?
About three months ago. I take better care of my computer than I do myself.

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1. Are you superstitious?
I am not one of those that tosses salt over the shoulder when I spill salt. I don’t worry about walking on a crack on a sidewalk and I have never had a bad thing happen to me on Friday the 13th. Really. I haven’t . But I have a hunch that perhaps there is an interconnectedness of events, people and things in this world and disrupting that interconnectness might be what we call a superstition. But then again, I also think most supernatural stuff is hockum.

2. What extremes have you heard of someone going to in the name of superstition?I know people who are genuinely spooked by Friday the 13th and don’t go to work. (That is not why I took the day off!) and I know folks who always perform a ritual when running a yellow light to prevent any bad things from happening.

3. Believer or not, what’s your favorite superstition?I love the whole story of breaking a mirror and getting seven years bad luck. And all the black cat superstitions. I have a black cat and no real ill side effects.

4. Do you believe in luck? If yes, do you have a lucky number/article of clothing/ritual?I want to believe in luck. I want to believe that you can key in to a lucky number or deed and it will bring you good things. But, again, its hockum.

5. Do you believe in astrology? Why or why not?No. I am a gemini and it means absoutely nothing. But then again, there is this interconnectness of the universe thing. Maybe it is all related. Crap my head hurts after this one.

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1. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Join the Army, attend Jump School and jump out of an airplane.

2. What one thing would you like to try that your mother/friend/significant other would never approve of?
Sex in public. (Hell, this is probably something I might not approve of. But everyone has a fantasy of some sort.)

3. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your risk factor? (1=never take risks, 10=it’s a lifestyle)
(4) I am moderately risky. And I talk a good risky talk, but tend to back out at the last minute.

4. What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you as a result of being bold/risky?
By joining the army, I received a college education with most of my expenses paid and a bit of life experience to enable me to appreciate the experience.

5. … and what’s the worst?
Taking the job to edit the Gunnison Country Times when I had only been out of college a few months. I was so in over my head.

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You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first?
My bank to make arrangements for a big ass deposit. Then Julie and Mom

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
A Delorean or somekind of fancy fun to drive car. Then a fancy, fun to drive house.

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
Pay off Mom’s farm and Julie’s college.

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
I would set up a nice trust for the Craig Library, which is having lots of money problems. The library was my Dad’s pride and joy.

5. Do you invest any? If so, how?
I would invest a good chunk to grow for later. Probably in a combination of long term tax free bonds and the Motley Fool’s investment formula. It has shown a decent track record of growth based on the Dow Jones top five stocks. (Man, did I just pull that out of my ass!)

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At this moment, what is your favorite…

1. …song?
The Thrill Is Gone – by – B.B. King (He was on old school Letterman reruns last night and the song has stayed with me.)

2. …food?
Green Chili Smothered Chili Relleno. (I think that is going to be my lunch.)

3. …tv show?
That 70s Show (Damn, that Red Foreman is funny!)

4. …scent?
Vanilla. (Mmmmm, beans.)

5. …quote?
“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out all the wrong words.” Mark Twain. (Actually, my favorite Twain quote goes something like “There are few words in the English language and I will be damned if I can only use some of them. (referring to swear words). However, I cannot find the exact quote.)

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1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails?
It is a rotating collection of booze related quotes from W.C. Fields. Currently, it reads: “I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake–which I also keep handy.”

2. Did you have a senior quote in your high school yearbook? What was it? If you haven’t graduated yet, what would you like your quote to be?
That was 20 years ago, I hardly remember. However when signing a book or card for mass consumption, I was recently given a great line: “//insert another name from the card/book you are signing// appears to think well of you.” That makes me laugh.

3. If you had vanity plates on your car, what would they read? If you already have them, what do they say?
Veerlft (Veer left)

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say?
A silver mug from a wedding engraved “Groomsman” and a silver champagne bucket engraved: To: Lullabelle, love Snowball.

5. What would you like your epitaph to be?
“Get Off My Lawn!”

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What one thing are you most looking forward to . . .

1. …today?
The weekend and getting some errands done.

2 …over the next week?
Getting in a more stable daily exercise routine.

3. …this year?
Losing weight and getting into to better financial shape.

4 …over the next five years?
Owning a home, starting a business.

5. …for the rest of your life?
Being happy. Being healthy. Being published.

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1. You’ve just won a complete collection of movies starring one actor – what actor would you pick?
John Cusak.

2. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
Matrix II (?) I don’t get out to the movin’ picture shows very often.

3. What was the last video or DVD that you bought?
The box set of the Indiana Jones trilogy.

4. What movie could you watch over and over again and not get sick of?
Hmmm, so many choices. It used to be Casablanca with It’s a Wonderful Life a close second, but lately that film is probably either Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Blazing Saddles.

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend?
A late-scheduled Christmas party and watching the Bronco’s in their playoff bid.

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1. What was your biggest accomplishment this year?
Getting a job and ending my unemployment.

2. What was your biggest disappointment?
Getting a job and ending my unemployment.

3. What do you hope the new year brings?
Getting a better job and not going into unemployment.

4. Will you be making any New Year’s resolutions? If yes, what will they be?
Lose some weight and make exercise a regular part of my day.

5. What are your plans for New Year’s Eve?
Slim Cessna and his Auto Club will be playing his annual New Year’s Eve show at the Bluebird. I will be there, right up front with the gang.

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1. List your five favorite beverages.
Denver Pale Ale, Bombay Gin and Tonic, Ice Tea, Coca Cola, and a life long devotion to seek out the perfect cup of coffee.

2. List your five favorite websites.
Fark; Metafilter; altercation at msnbc/Slate; Top 10 Conservative Idiots; Harper’s Weekly Review And the sites listed on the right hand side of this page.

3. List your five favorite snack foods.
Popcorn. Sante Fe Gold tortilla chips and salsa, Red Vines, Gummy Bears, Pringles.

4. List your five favorite board and/or card games.
Pinochle, Chess, Domino Train; Scrabble, Risk.

5. List your five favorite computer and/or game system games.
The Age of Empire Series; Empire Earth; Black and White; Hoyle Solitaire/Mahjong; Chessmaster 8000.

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