Friday, July 08, 2005

Oh Joy, Another Meme

I know Sam, you're just spreading the "happiness".

What I was doing ten years ago:
5 years ago:
1 year ago:

Yesterday: Pretty much the same answer to all of these - writing when I get the chance and working for my family. Over the years the boss has changed. Ten years ago it was my Grandfather but of late it's been my Mother. Pretty mundane stuff really and I don't want to go into details. Ten years ago I was publishing my own small but reasonably well received Diplomacy zine as a sideline, but the Internet (as a way of playing the game) and some personal problems ended that. Interestingly I average about twice as many hit daily on this blog as I had subscribers for my zine - which shows how pathetic it was.

5 snacks I enjoy:
Dill Pickle flavoured Doritos
Old Dutch Barbecue flavour potato chips
Hawkins Cheezies
Chocolate Chip cookies (the soft chewy type preferred)

5 songs I know all the words to:
Oh Canada!
God Save The Queen
The Star Spangled Banner
- As you can see I'm not much of a one for listening to music except as background.

5 Things I would do with $100 million:
Buys some well run businesses - it takes money to make money and once you have it you want to make more of it.
Give $1 million in a trust fund to the Library Fund of the University of Saskatchewan.
Spread another $9 million to various other charities that interest me.
Play poker with Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and the others at the big game at the Belagio.
Travel... a lot.

5 locations I would like to run away to:
Disneyland - what can I say, the one chance I had to go was thwarted by one University exam.
London - the one in England since I've already been to the one in Ontario.
New Zealand - I don't know why but New Zealand has always fascinated me

5 bad habits I have:
Forgetting things.
Not paying attention.
Either not talking enough or talking too much.
Eating junk food.

5 things I like doing:
Playing Poker online.
And of course Watching TV.

5 things I would never wear:
Jeans - I've tried in the past but when I take them off my legs tend to look like I've been sunburned and been really uncomfortable for hours afterwards
Thong underwear - I had enough wedgies in grade school.
Cowboy boots - can't get them to fit my feet.
A muscle shirt - there are some things that would be criminal to expose to the public.
Bermuda Shorts - for the same reason and yes I am talking about my legs.

5 TV shows I like:
The Amazing Race - The only reality show I desperately want to be on and can't because I'm Canadian.
Battlestar Galactica
Iron Chef - Japanese or the new American version, but not the one that was on UPN.
CSI - the original but New York isn't that bad
and a host of others of course.

5 Biggest joys of the moment:
My nephew Brian - 2 1/2 years old and I don't get to see him nearly enough.
Online Poker - I enjoy it even if I'm only adequate at it.
Listening to Big Band jazz or even classical music.
Having the hearing in my left ear come back.
(This last one requires a bit of an explanation. For the past few years the hearing in my left ear tends to become less than normal for about six months every year - sort of like a permanent case of swimmers ear. It always comes back, usually in June or July.)

5 Favorite toys:
My TV.
My DVD player.
My Computer.
My Shortwave Radio Receiver.
My Bike.

5 Next victims:
Well I could suggest Tim and Ronniecat but I doubt they'd be any more likely to reply than Sutpen or Cooke. On the other hand Linda probably would if she has the time.

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