18 questions

Feeling a little meme-y today as you can see. Found this at Neil’s.

1. Who do you admire the most and why?
I would have to say that I admire my little sister the most. She’s tougher and much more strong willed than I could ever be and I completely respect that in her. Growing up I wasn’t allowed to do much in the outside world like go over friend’s houses and go to parties and such. However, that didn’t matter much because we had each other growing up to play, talk and hang out with before my little brother came along to fulfill our lives even more. She’s also the first of my family to finish college and get a degree in nursing even though it was a tough road for her. I wasn’t able to finish up and she probably had the same (or more) issues with getting to that goal and walking away with a degree.

2. What would you have as your last meal if you were on death row?
Same thing Devina and I had when we went to Morimoto a couple of years back. The most expensive Omakase with a couple of bottles of wine. The best food I have ever had the pleasure of eating in my life.

3. What is your earliest memory?
When I was 3 or 4, I took apart my dad’s stereo with a screwdriver that was lying around. He wasn’t too happy. 🙂

4. If you had 3 wishes, what would your 3rd wish be?
To have three more wishes of course.

5. If you had to be blind or deaf, which would you choose?
Deaf. I could deal with not hearing anything, but couldn’t bear the thought of not being able to see.

6. Have you ever been dared to do something where the risk exceeded the reward (ie. jump off a building for a penny)?
When I was in the sixth grade, a bunch of us used to jump off a stone wall in the Weehawken baseball field onto an old thick mattress during lunchtime. That wall must have been a good 30 feet in the air and each of us did it. There was no dare involved, but in the code of young boys growing up, you never showed any weakness or else you were made fun of. You had to do what you had to do to prove yourself. Silly I know, but those were simpler times and kids did stupid shit like that without the threat of lawsuits. I must admit those were some fun-ass times.

7. If you were forced to live the rest of your existence in a fictional world from a movie, book and TV show which ones would you select?
Oh too easy. I’d be living the life of a Starfleet officer on the Star Trek series, preferably in the TNG through DS9 timeline. No conflicts on Earth, no sicknesses, no diseases, no prejudice, no hungry, no homeless and especially important, no money. There is absolutely no need to do anything but help your fellow man and doing what you love to do in life. There’s nothing wrong with being a musician, carpenter, physicist, biologist, doctor or even join the service and explore the galaxy. All without the need to require money to sustain yourself and your family.

Captain has a nice ring, doesn’t it?

8. If you had a superpower, which superpower would it be and why?
I’d have the power to steal other people’s powers like Rogue from X-Men. I could fly one day, have super strength another day, throw spider webs another day… The possibilities are endless.

9. What is your favourite vegetable?

10. In how many different languages do you know the meaning of at least one word?
Hmmm, that would have to be “I love you.” I know how to say it in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and German. One of my friends taught me how to say it in Russian, but I forgot.

11. What did you want to be when you were a child?
Don’t laugh… Wonder Woman, I even had the cape and the lasso.

12. What one event (if any) would you change in your personal past if you had the power to do it once?
I might have gone to Massachusetts for college instead of Rutgers.

13. What’s the one question you want to be asked of you in an interview?
Is 100k per year too little for you?

14. Have you ever cheated death?
A few times.

15. What was the most important decision you’ve ever had to make?
After reading a letter an ex-girlfriend sent to me, I decided to make amends with another ex-girlfriend, who is still one of my closest friends now.

16. Which sports team do you support the most, and why?
Much to the appreciation of all of my girlfriends, I don’t follow sports nearly as much as I used to when I was a kid. As a matter of fact, the only sports I watch during the year are the SuperBowl in bits and pieces, the US Open and perhaps a game or two of the World Series if it’s a team that I like. If I were to support a team, it would be the Mets. They need the help. 🙁

17. Mobile phones (cellphones) – evil or good?
They have their uses, but are utterly fucking annoying. I pretty much stopped using mine altogether.

18. What is your favourite song at the moment?
Moondance by Van Morrison.

Fresh? Lively? Charming?

Hmm, I’m not entirely sure these quiz results represent me accurately. However, I did answer the questions as honestly as I could. I suppose my friends who read this can judge this as accurate or not. “Center of attention?” Me? I doubt it, but who knows. 🙂

Your total score is 50

Interpretation of Results
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who’s constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out.

Found at Lisa’s.

The Rainbow Connection

Monday Mission 3.42

1. What is the most expensive car repair you’d have to pay for?
Roughly $2000 for transmission repairs and a tune up on my old Corolla. That was the most painful check I ever had to write in my life… Well, that and the down payment for Tera.

2. I did some traveling this weekend. Not too far, just about two hours in the car. What is the longest time you’ve ever spent riding/driving in a car?
Hehe, I’m infamous for my long-ass drives. I’ve driven to Orlando, Florida four times to visit a close friend (unfortunately not anymore :sniff: :sniff:) from New Brunswick, NJ. The fastest I made it back was in 19 hours straight through. It would have been faster, but I ran into a snow storm that started in Maryland up through New Jersey.

3. Fall seems to be a pretty busy time of year: football, school starting, Halloween, thanksgiving, traveling, family functions. Are the next few weeks going to be busy for you? What do you have going on?
November and December are notorious family birthday months for me (Mom, Dad and sis). Plus Thanksgiving and Xmas means a great deal of travelling back home. I’ll definitely be busiest looking for a new job though which isn’t going as bad as I thought. I have a second interview tomorrow for a position that I will most likely get. 🙂

4. Changing seasons usually also means changing clothing. Do you have a routine to switch clothing around in your closet or dressers? Do you look forward to the chance to wear some different clothes for a change?
Essentially, the sweaters and such get brought out of their homes in my luggage. If I do obtain that Network Admin position, I’ll need to buy a good deal of suits as it’s a very professional dress there. It’s not a biggie for me because I actually like wearing suits. It’ll be a welcomed change from wearing T-shirts and jeans while at my last position.

5. Here in Oklahoma, we don’t have a lot you can do in the fall except take hay rides and maybe visit a pumpkin patch. What I’d really like to do is go pick apples on an orchard. Have you ever been to pick apples or visit a farm in the fall? Is that something you (would) enjoy?
I’ve never been pumpkin or apple picking, nor taken a hay ride. Fortunately, it’s not out of my grasp as the area near me is surrounded by loads of farm area. I’m looking forward to doing each of those things mentioned above with my sweetie when time permits. 🙂

6. A friend of mine from long ago used to make Apple Butter. It was amazing and I’ve never been able to find any I liked as well. It is a taste that just says “fall.” Are there any tastes or smells that once you’ve taken them in, you just know fall is really here?
Pumpkin pies… To me, that starts the fall season. Also, that crisp autumny smell in the air when the temperature starts dropping.

7. Isn’t there something you’ve been meaning to do for a while? You know, that thing? Yeah. So, what’s the holdup?
Hmmm, all that’s on my mind now is getting my ass re-employed. 🙂

BONUS: Why are there so many songs about rainbows?
And what’s on the other side
Rainbow’s are visions
They’re only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told and some chose to
Believe it
But I know they’re wrong wait and see

Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

I miss Jim Henson.

Nice ride baby

Haven’t done these in forever and a day… 🙂

Friday Five

1. What vehicle do you drive?
A 2000 white Nissan Altima.

2. How long have you had it?
1 year this month, sadly with roughly 30,000 miles added on it. Yes, you read that right… thirty thousand miles.

3. What is the coolest feature on your vehicle?
The new 16″ rims and tires I put on it… It now handles like a dream and I can take exit ramps at 40-50mph. 😀

4. What is the most annoying thing about your vehicle?
Not crazy about the acceleration above 75 mph, but other than that I am perfectly happy with my car.

5. If money were no object, what vehicle would you be driving right now?
A nice black V8 Mercedes SL55 AMG with a dark window tint.