Fifty questions

Saw this on Scott’s site and figured “What the hey?”

1. Your name spelled backward.
divaD

2. Where were your parents born?
Honduras, Central America

3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
My 35GB mp3 collection I am mirroring on my Linux box at Devina’s for redundancy purposes. It took me a while to get that many mp3’s and I’ll be damned if I lose it all due to a bad drive… 😀

4. What’s your favorite restaurant?
As of right now, Morimoto’s in good ol’ Philadelphia.

5. Last time you swam in a pool?
Wow, when I was roughly 12 years old. So 15 years ago.

6. Have you ever been in a school play?
Yes, I have been in a few plays actually and emceed one of them.

7. How many kids do you want?
2 boys. My brother, sister and I are the last of our family name around, so I’d like to continue the family name since my sister will most likely lose hers.

8. Type of music you dislike most?
Country, followed very closely by today’s R&B and rap.

9. Are you registered to vote?
Yes, though not where I live now.

10. Do you have cable?
Yes I do.

11. Have you ever ridden on a moped?
No I haven’t… Yet.

12. Ever prank call anybody?
Hehe, only after watching that first season of The Simpsons.

13. Ever get a parking ticket?
Hehe, numerous amounts.

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Sky diving yes, not bungee jumping though.

15. Furthest place you ever traveled.
Honduras, Central America by plane. Orlando, Florida from Jersey in a car.

16. Do you have a garden?
No, though I would like a garden of venus fly traps and roses.

17. What’s your favorite comic strip?
Calvin and Hobbes, though it’s not being done anymore sadly.

18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
Of course I do, who doesn’t?

19. Bath or Shower, morning or night?
Shower in the morning.

20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month?
The Last Castle.

21. Favorite pizza topping?
Plain.

22. Chips or popcorn?
Does Doritos count? If not, then nither.

23. What’s your favorite color?
Black

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells?
No, I can’t say that I have… Why would I do this though? Can I get a good high off it??
*runs off to the nearest supermarket*

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
Ummm, no.

26. Orange or Apple juice?
Orange ’til the break of dawn baby.

27. Favorite musical artist?
Metallica.

28. Favorite type chocolate bar?
Whatchamacallit bars.

29. When was the last time you voted at the polls?
Back in 2000 I think.

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
Never.

31. Have you ever won a trophy?
I’ve won a lot of academic awards, though never a sports trophy.

32. Are you a good cook?
I’d like to think I am an OK cook.

33. Do you know how to pump your own gas?
Yes I do. I just wish we could do it here in Jersey.

34. Ever order an article from an infomercial?
Yes, I’ve bought too many things from those damn infomercials.

35. Sprite or 7-Up?
Sprite all the way baby!

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work?
When I was a cashier I had to wear that silly blue smock and a tie.

37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy?
Astroglide… Ummm, don’t ask. 😉

38. Ever throw up in public?
Yes, quite a few times actually. Most of them from drinking too much.

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love?
Millionaire.

40. Do you believe in love at first sight?
No, I believe in lust in first sight though.

41. Ever call a 1-900 number?
Yeah, they’re not all that they are cracked up to be.

42. Can exes be friends?
Yes they can, I am still good friends and regularly hang out with a couple of them.

43. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital?
My sister when she had her operation to remove a cyst.

44. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby?
I have no clue, but it was red when I was a wee lad.

45. What message is on your answering machine?
Umm, just my name I think.

46. What’s your all time favorite Saturday Night Live character?
Mr. Robinson from Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood. Generally any of Eddie Murphy’s characters were awesome.

47. What was the name of your first pet?
I had a snak without a name.

48. What is in your purse?
Nothing, though there’s a few dollars in my wallet.

49. Favorite thing to do before bedtime?
Can’t really say that here without it getting rated NC-17. 😆

50. What is one thing you are grateful for today?
Target… Man I love that store.

Monday Mission v2.38

Monday Mission baby!

When I was young, my Mom would always drink a cold Dr. Pepper in the morning. Me, I can go either way. I like a Cold Frappucchino in the Summer months and switch to warm Mocha Espresso in the Fall. Do you like to drink warm beverages in the morning or do you prefer yours cold?
I don’t understand people’s unfortunate fascination (err, addiction) with coffee or any caffeinated beverage. I myself love a ice cold glass of orange juice in the morning. At work sometimes I’ll make myself a nice cup of hot chocolate if it’s very cold outside (with marshmallows of course :grin:).

Have you ever been so upset with someone that you wanted to get revenge? What did you do? Or if you didn’t, what would you like to have done?
Yes I have, and I pretty much did to them what they did to me. I an “eye for an eye” mentality when it comes to hurtful things being done to me or those close to me.

Sometimes I can look back at my past and see so many things that I was too naive to take advantage of. A time where I could have moved ahead in my career if only I’d chosen to move, the High School girlfriend who said she would do anything if I just asked, and so on. Looking back, are there any opportunities you missed out on that you can see now but didn’t realize then?
Sometimes I ponder what would have happened to me if I had gone to Massachusetts for school instead of Rutgers. Now that I look back on it, if I had gone down that path, I would be a research chemist and most likely married by now.

Today I tried on my black slacks, and they are just a skosh too tight (yeah it’s a real word, look it up). Of course, I wore them anyway. Are there any clothes you refuse to throw away even though they don’t (and never will) fit? Why do you keep them?
Nope, I actually get rid of a great deal of clothes every year because I either outgrow or wear them so much that they start to fall apart. Thus, I go out and purchase a new work wardrobe.

Although my speech classes eliminated most if it, I still have a little Okie accent left. I say “Git” instead of “Get” and “Collar” instead of “Color.” Do you have an accent? Are there any phrases or words you say that tip folks that “you aren’t from around these parts?”
Since I grew up in a very urban area, every once in a while I’ll start saying stuff that makes me sound like I am from an inner city area. I have found that lot of people I grew up with do not have the greatest of vocabulary and grammatical skills. Then again, I suppose having bad grammar is better than going the drug route some of my friends decided to venture on.

Speaking of phrases, it really drives me nuts when folks say “very unique” (Unique has no degrees, it is either unique or it isn’t) or “irregardless” (not a real word). Are there any words folks misspell or incorrect uses of words that simply drive you insane?
Incorrectly writing their for they’re or there and its for it’s is a big pet peeve of mine. The phrase “Not for nothing…” really irks me too…

I am guilty of using pet names a bit too often, like “honey,” “babe,” and “sweetie.” However, currently, no one uses any pet names on me (and I think I’d like one). Are there any pet names that you like to be called? Any you don’t? Do you (or did you) have any pet names for your partner?
Ever since that infamous Soup-Nazi Seinfeld episode, both Devina and I have called each other “schmoopie”. I know, I know… Shame on us…

BONUS: Why you so fly?
He said, Funky Cold Medina

And who said copying wasn’t nice

“Borrowed” from Dara and Jess

APPEARANCE
Hair: Very very short and dark brown
Height: 5’9″
Weight: Too much for my tastes
Figure: Huh? Average latino figure I suppose??

STYLE
Clothing: Khakis and sweater or button down for work. Jeans and some type of top otherwise.
Music: Everything except for country and Yanni or Enya
Makeup: Hmmm… not at the moment… 😉
Body art: Nope… not yet at least

RIGHT NOW
Wearing: Khakis and a sweater
Music: Stevie Ray Vaughn – Little Wing
Thinking of: Vacationing in australia
Feeling: Happy because I got my new phone

LAST THING YOU…
Bought: TDK VeloCD 24x burner
Did: Installed a new laser printer @ work
Read: XHTML specs. Looks like I gotta update this site’s code
Watched on TV: Star Trek: Voyager

EITHER / OR
Club or house party: Club
Tea or coffee: Tea (Earl Grey, hot :wonders who will get that:)
High achiever or easy-going: Easy going
Cats or dogs: Cats (dogs suck)
Single or taken: Taken
Pen or pencil: Pen
Gloves or mittens: Gloves
Food or candy: Food
Cassette or CD: CD
Snuff or cigarettes: Nope… Not I said the blind man
Coke or Pepsi: Neither (sometimes Sprite)
Matches or a lighter: Heat vision… 😉
Sunset Beach or The Bold and The Beautiful: Huh?? What’s that? I’m serious here… What is it?
Rickie Lake or Oprah Winfrey: Ummm ewww, aren’t they dead already?? Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

WHO DO YOU WANT TO…
Kill: Now I can’t say this here… 😉
Hear from: Anyone
Look like: Myself, just a wee bit thinner. 🙂
Be like: Myself, just with more money. 🙂

FAVORITE
Food: Sushi (especially eel)
Drink: Orange juice
Color: Black
Album: Toss up, Metallica – Master of Puppets or …And Justice for All
Shoes: Doc Martens
Site: Ben’s Bargains
Song: (of the moment) “Syncronicity II” by The Police
Vegetable: Celery
Fruit: Banana

LAST
Last movie you saw: Blazing Saddles (arguably the best movie Mel Brooks ever made)
Last movie you saw on the big screen: Monsters Inc.
Last phone number you called: My cell phone to check my messages
Last thing you had to drink: Hawaiin Punch
Last thing you ate: Turkey sandwich
Last time you cried: Hmmmm… When I last watched When a Man Loves a Woman
Last time you smiled: Today as I got my cell phone.
Last time you laughed: Yesterday watching a spanish comedy show, Que locos
Last person you hugged: Devina
Last person you kissed: Devina
Last thing you said: Oh shit!
Last person you talked to online: Ada
Last thing you smelled: The ozone form the printer right in front of me… :-/

DO YOU…
Smoke: nope
Do drugs: Not in a long time
Sleep with stuffed animals: Nope
Have a crush: Nope
Have a boyfriend/girlfriend: Girlfriend
Have a dream that keeps coming back: Nope
Play an instrument: Guitar
Believe there is life on other planets: Damn straight
Read the newspaper: Not often
Have any gay or lesbian friends: Yuppers
Believe in miracles: Yuppers
Believe it’s possible to remain faithful forever: Nope
Consider yourself tolerant of others: Quite
Consider police a friend or foe: Both
Like the taste of alcohol: Just wines
Have a favorite stooge: Nah… Never liked them idjits
Believe in astrology: Yuppers
Believe in magic: Alakazam! Si senor.
Pray: Nope
Go to church: Nope, I sleep in
Have any secrets: Always
Have any pets: 1 cat, Tony
Go to or plan to go to college: Went, dropped out, plan to go back.
Have a degree: Not yet
Talk to strangers who instant message you: Only if they are interesting
Wear hats: Nope
Have any piercings: Nope
Have any tattoos: Nope
Hate yourself: Never
Wish on stars: Nope
Like your handwriting: Depends on if it is sloppy or not
Believe in witches: Yuppers
Believe in satan: Yuppers
Believe in ghosts: Yuppers
Trust others easily: Nope
Like sarcasm: It can be funny at times
Take walks in the rain: I hate wet weather
Kiss with your eyes closed: Most of the time
Sing in the shower: Nope… Only in my car

Dressing room hijinks

Friday Five baby!

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for someone else?
Hmmmm, you know I have seem to forgotten this… A few years back I made my ex Steph a nice Valentine’s candle-lit dinner and if I remember correctly I think we were broken up at the time (she’ll fill in the details regarding that). If I remember correctly I made her some type of mushroom appetizer and a seared sashimi yellow-fin tuna with some type of rice, baby greens (entree) and some creme brulee (dessert).

What are your erogenous zones?
The neck

how old were you the first time you had sex?
Ummm, funny story about that one actually… My first was actually a gift from my best friend at the time (don’t ask). It all happened a few days before my 17th birthday… Now that I look back on it I should have waited till I was with my first girlfriend… Eh well.

What’s the most unusual place you’ve ever had sex?
There’s a huge list. The craziest is probably the Victoria’s Secret dressing room in the Newport Centre mall in Jersey City… It should also be noted that the salesgirls were watching too… Ummm… Oh yeah, I’d stay away from The Gap dressing room there too (of course all this was when they allowed more than one person in a dressing room many many years ago).

Do you have plans for Valentine’s day or is it just another Thursday?
Not that I know of. My birthday is two days away (16th) so I am usually surprised with something. I think Devina’s taking me away somewhere but I have no clue…

Nothing terribly new to report here other than a few slight tweaks on the web page. I changed the ugly ass grey color on the side here and made it so that only the most current entry shows up. However, if you look on the right side, you’ll see the previous ten entries before this one… I forgot where I saw this but I thought it was a neat idear…

Got this from my friend Denise… Yeah… I say it just about says it all.. 😉

You’re from NY if…

  1. You say “The City” and expect everyone to know that this means Manhattan.
  2. You have never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.
  3. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park at 3:30 on the Friday before a long weekend, but can’t find Wisconsin on a map.
  4. Hookers and the homeless are invisible to you.
  5. The subway map makes sense to you.
  6. You think the subway should never be called anything prissy, like the Metro.
  7. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
  8. You’ve considered smacking someone just for saying “The Big Apple”.
  9. Your door has more than two locks.
  10. The most frequently used part of your car is the horn.
  11. You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.
  12. You call an 8′ x 10′ plot of patchy grass a yard.
  13. You consider Westchester “Upstate”.
  14. You cried the day Ed Koch took over for Judge Wapner.
  15. You walk faster than some people run.
  16. You see nothing odd about the speed of an auctioneer’s speaking.
  17. You’re paying $1,200 for a studio the size of a walk-in closet and you think it’s a “steal.”
  18. You’ve been to New Jersey twice and got lost both times.
  19. You pay more each month to insure your car than most people in the U.S. pay in rent.
  20. You haven’t seen more than twelve stars in the night sky since you went away to camp as a kid.
  21. You go to dinner at 9pm and head out to the clubs when most Americans are heading to bed.
  22. Your closet is filled with black clothes.
  23. When foreigners ask directions, you are nice to them. When other New Yorkers ask directions, you ignore them.
  24. You pay $5 without blinking for a beer that cost the bar 28 cents.
  25. You take fashion seriously.
  26. When you pass a celebrity on the street, you don’t go to pieces.
  27. You have 27 different menus next to your telephone.
  28. Going to Brooklyn is considered a “road trip.”
  29. America west of the Hudson is still theoretical to you.
  30. You’ve stopped thinking about how many hands touched the subway pole.
  31. You’re suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.
  32. You haven’t cooked a meal since helping mom last Thanksgiving.
  33. You take a taxi to get to your health club to exercise.
  34. Your idea of “personal space” is no one actually breathing on you.
  35. $50 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.
  36. You have a minimum of five “worst cab ride ever” stories.
  37. You don’t hear sirens anymore.
  38. You’ve mentally blocked out all thoughts of the city’s air quality and what it’s doing to your lungs.
  39. You live / work in a building with a larger population than some American towns