Monday, May 26, 2008

The Alphabet Soup

A is for age:
38 and holding.

B is for burger of choice:
Home-made hot off the grill, thankyou.

C is for what kind of car you drive:
BMW 325i. Got it for a song. It's a standard, and the dealer wanted to unload it. Had to sing through the Schumann Liederkreis twice, but got it for the price of a Jetta (or thereabouts), with about 8K left to pay on my P.O.S. VW. If you need to make a car deal, feel free to ask me to come along.

D is for your dog's name:
I don't have a dog, but if I did, it would be named Algernon Sydney.

E is for essential item you use everyday:
Glasses. Blind as a bat without 'em. I wear contacts if I plan to be wearing sunglasses during the day.

F is for favorite TV show at the moment:
It's still Qunicy. Waiting for Big Love to start up again. Nothing like a primetime soap about polygamist mormons. Second in line is the Tudors. Not always the most historically accurate, I know, but great costumes and scenery. Good Latin for the most part too, but then again, it does take part mostly in England and not Rome. My favorite episodes were when Fisher and More got shorted by a head. Made me jump to my feet and grab my BCP! (cue Parry: Vivat, Vivat Regina Elizabetha!)

G is for favorite game:
Foil fencing.

H is for Hometown:
By birth and culture: Landstuhl, FRG. Where I grew up: LR, AR.

I is for instruments you play:
Organ, piano, harpsichord, tenor recorder.

J is for favorite juice:
Cranberry

K is for whose butt you'd like to kick:
It's being kicked as we speak. Can't talk about it much, though. All I can say is "God don't like ugly."

L is for last restaurant you ate at?
Royal Panda (best buffet sushi in town)

M is for your favorite Muppet:
The crotchety crones in the balcony.

N is for Number of Piercing:
Don't have any of those.

O is for overnight hospital stays:
Never had one.

P is for people you were with today:
Mike and Robert, Mark and Jonathan.

Q is for what you do with your quiet time:
Knit, read, study.

R is for biggest regret:
I have no regrets, hon! I'm a scorpio and I do have a tail longer than most people think. So, I'm not the one doing the regretting.

S is for status:
Upper Middle Class.

T is for time you woke up today:
6:30 Central

U is for what you consider unique:
Other than a 100 year old human corpse that doesn't decompose, a nun with three tits. Which reminds me of a great joke a heard off the Vicar of Dibley. A nun was in her bath. There came a knock at the door. The nun sighed, "who is it?" "It's the blind man", came the reply from behind the door. The nun sighed again, charitable sister as she was, not wanting to turn away a poor sightless sot. "Well, ok, come in". The man entered and said, "Nice tits. Where would you like me to hang your blinds?"

V is for vegetable you love:
White Asperagus

W is for worst habit:
Being able to sum up someone's character after one glance. My mom can do the same. It usually freaks people out.

X is for x-rays you've had:
Zillions.

Y is for yummy food you ate today:
Royal Panda sushi

Z is for zodiac sign:
Scorpio, hon. And everything they say about scorpios is true for me.

4 comments:

Charles said...

Jason, for your FBI profiler enjoyment:

A is for age:
56 for about a month; then 57 on 7/5

B is for burger of choice:
Jalapenos/Bacon/PepperJack cheso

C is for what kind of car you drive:
2006 Dodge Magnum SRT when crusin’;
1992 Saab 900 Cabriolet for mileage.

D is for your dog's name:
I haven't any dog.

E is for essential item you use everyday:
glasses (same as Nick, Lyn)

F is for favorite TV show at the moment:
Original CSI with Peterson as Grissom

G is for favorite game:
Wii bowling/boxing

H is for Hometown:
Visalia, CA/ adopted HT- Oakland, CA

I is for instruments you play:
string/electric basses; guitar; flute; piano sparingly

J is for favorite juice:
grapefruit

K is for whose butt you'd like to kick:
My employer’s, occasionally my own too.

L is for last restaurant you ate at?
LITTLE ITALY, Visalia

M is for your favorite Muppet:
the Swedish Chef, furshta hurda

N is for Number of Piercing:
one in each ear

O is for overnight hospital stays:
Two pediatric eye surgeries; one gastric bypass (since remediated!)

P is for people you were with today:
My lovely bride

Q is for what you do with your quiet time:
Posit the cosmos

R is for biggest regret:
Not having stayed a middle school choral teacher. Didn’t know how good I had it.

S is for status:
Mellow. Very uncharacteristic; should change very shortly

T is for time you woke up today:
5:30am

U is for what you consider unique:
My three grown daughters

V is for vegetable you love:
Lima beans, black eye peas, artichokes, asparagus

W is for worst habit:
feeling constantly guilty about everything

X is for x-rays you've had:
Everywhere, except my naughty bits ...

Y is for yummy food you ate today:
Yet to occur. Did have a sausage biscuit for breakfast.

Z is for zodiac sign:
Cancer

Charles said...

Ah, birds of a featherboa, flock together, whoa.
Jason, whenever I think of the VICAR OF DIBLEY I immediately word associate to tits! (I like fat girls, viva la Sigmund!)What's become of that actress?

Oops, in the TV show category, I limited my response to those still running. So, given your QUINCY plug, best show EVER?

DEADWOOD! HBO

I take it you're familiar with Ian McShane? His work, not his person...:P

Jason Pennington said...

Dawn French played the good vicar, no, no, no, no....YES!

My favorite VOD episode is when the verger is called upon to read from Holy Scripture in an ancient edition of the KJV, whose typset uses the archaic letter "s", which appears on the page as a lower-case "f". The episode ends JUST in the moment that she, the verger, goes to read the word "succour" -- "...and He shall be thy Fuc--". I lost control of all body function at that moment.

In real life, this reminds me of similar lector follies such as "anus the high priest", "flaming baziers", and my all time favorite from school: "canaan-ities, Erem-ities, and Hi-tities". At that moment all of us boys sitting in chapel wished to be in the land of the High tities. A school boy's dream.

JP

klohs said...

A is for age:
48 yrs. 5 mos.

B is for burger of choice:
home-grilled avec oignons

C is for what kind of car you drive:
1999 Honda Accord

D is for your dog's name:
My mother's dog, LuLu [who considers me her sibling and bestest friend]

E is for essential item you use everyday:
contact lenses w/reading glasses

F is for favorite TV show at the moment:
no cable TV; awaiting fiberoptic!

G is for favorite game:
1) scrabble
2) hottubbing

H is for Hometown:
Alexandria, La.

I is for instruments you play:
ca. 1888 reed organ

J is for favorite juice:
1) grape 2) pomegranate

K is for whose butt you'd like to kick:
One of my former employeresse's

L is for last restaurant you ate at?
Zeus'

M is for your favorite Muppet:
don't have one

N is for Number of Piercing:
none

O is for overnight hospital stays:
2 (1 tonsillectomy; 1 crushed right elbow)

P is for people you were with today:
My two coworkers who know when not to bother me ;-)

Q is for what you do with your quiet time:
Read, listen to music, pretend to clean house, watch old movies on DVD

R is for biggest regret:
1) having ever taught schoolchildren
2) not continuing piano lessons

S is for status:
Mellow.
[Of course, with today's pharmaceuticals, that don't mean nar' a thaing.]

T is for time you woke up today:
7:30 AM

U is for what you consider unique:
Unique about what?

V is for vegetable you love:
Loves me some green beans, black beans, black-eyed peas

W is for worst habit:
1) procrastination
2) sleep apnea

X is for x-rays you've had:
lost count

Y is for yummy food you ate today:
Meche's Doughnuts [it was a coworker's birthin' day today!]

Z is for zodiac sign:
Aquarius [see G.2]