Thursday, March 6, 2008

MEME From Bellamocha - 6 Random Things - 3/6/08

I’ve been tagged by Bellamocha and have to tell you six random things about myself. I could not think of anything very interesting. I am a pretty boring guy. I thought about telling you about when I was an astronaut or CIA Agent, but I thought I would save those for future blogs.

1)I have a bizarre brain. Those of you who have read my blogs realize that already. Here are some of my eccentricities: I cannot play Chess or Backgammon. I have never won a game of either in my life. My brain does not work that way. Though, I have seldom lost at Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit.


I also love to throw stuff away. I get a really good feeling when something runs out and I can toss the container. I love reading books with short chapters. I often read well into a book before I realize I have read it before. I usually go ahead and finish it, since I have gone that far. If I am reading a book and a character is mentioned that has been previously introduced I will go back and find this character and refresh myself. When I watch a movie I have to hear every single word. I will pause and go back if I miss something. I often use closed captions. I store my dvds in alphabetical order. I am certain that a psychologist could analyze all of this.



2)I love food. If you could see me, you would not be surprised by that admission. You may even fear for your own safety. My favorite food is Italian. Nothing is a close second. But I do not like Marinara sauce at all. I prefer wine, white, or clam sauces. My favorite Italian foods are Carbonara and Marsala. I love veal (Sorry PETA). I love all seafood except scallops. I think they taste like ass. My favorite dessert is Crème Brulee.


My least favorite foods are a five way tie: balut, monkey brains, dog, greens, and anything consumed on Fear Factor or Survivor.


3)I love TV, particularly situation comedies. My favorite of all time is Seinfeld followed closely by Frasier and Becker. I can watch reruns of these every day. I often do. Some programs that I watched and loved when they were on but cannot stand reruns of are Married With Children, Mash and Cheers. My favorites of the newer shows are Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, and Rules of Engagement. I love Family Guy and King of the Hill but never Grokked the Simpsons. Somebody gets it as it has been on forever. I prefer Letterman to Leno.


4)I love dogs. I much prefer them to people. I guess I would rather have a creature crap in my floor than lie to me. I don't like cats. I think they are capable of lying to me. I am also allergic to them and once had one pee in my gym bag. That is a smell you will not soon forget. I go all soft over a puppy but could care less about looking at your new born baby. I will leave that chore to womenfolk.

5)I am a water creature. When I travel, any body of water that I see is soothing to me. I immediately think of fishing. I could never live where there are no lakes, streams, or seas.


6)I do not like to get dirty. I cannot stand to get grease, grime, or mud on my hands. That is why I generally have to pay big bucks to have work done on my car. I will call AAA for anything at all. That is a combination of being lazy and not liking to get soiled.

I often look like an outlaw biker but I am a very preppy person. I don't like tattoos (on women) or piercings that are possible to be found by accident (also talking women here). Maybe I should clarify my position on tattoos. One of these tattoos I find acceptable and maybe even sexy. The other tattoo is as appealing as the food at the end of paragraph 2. I will leave you to guess my taste in body art.



So now that you know all about me, I am tagging a few of my blogging friends to do the same. Heather, Lucy, Keith, the original Little Wing, Tumblewords, Paisley, and Robin.

17 comments:

bellamocha said...

I'm so glad you did this- thank you!! I loved how you gave such your six facts such detail, it made them really interesting to read!
We are a veal-loving family and have it at least once a month. I sometimes wonder if we should be vegeterian as we really love animals, but we love meat too much. We're dog lovers too...there's no doubt that they can be a whole lot better-natured, more trustworthy, and mor eloving than a few humans I can think of...

I'm glad I tagged you, thanks!

myrtle beached whale said...

I am sure that you got more information than you wanted. I tend to get carried away.

Babaloo said...

Hiya, just popping in to say Hello, seeing that you had a look at my blog earlier. I like your 6 facts and I find a lot of parallels here. Will definitely be back. :)

Jules said...

HI there.

Thanks for coming an visiting, and leaving a comment too!

So here is a question for you. I noticed that you like all the Die Hard movies. Have you ever read any of Matt Reilly's books? They are a lot like Die Hard movies - full of action.

Lucy said...

Wow! where do I begin? I just loved this insight into the weird and wonderful Rick! I have a friend ( also named Rick, who doesn't alphabetize his dvds but instead numbers them and logs them in a notebook!) I am so with you on the italian food on the scrabble the dogs SEINFELD! water and dirt!
haha These were such fun random things Rick, love how open you are and as always how funny! ♥

keith hillman said...

I've been blogged!I just hope I can do it justice. Your list is a hard act to follow. My entire life has been random - it would be more fun for me to find 6 normal things about myself! Anyway, I'll buzz you when it's done.

Tell you what, if that was a Scrabble board or Snakes and Ladders tattooed on her back it might be fun!

paisley said...

well rick... we had a good thing going till you got to the piercings and the tattoos..... oh yeah... and i am kind of a slob too....LOL

i am such a blog slut i don't think i have any secrets anymore...

but i would be honored to offer you a place in my blogroll as my way of saying thanks for thinking of me......

myrtle beached whale said...

Paisley,
We all have our preferences. You probably don't like big, fat men with lots of nose hair. Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. I hope you will bring your tattoos around and keep reading my drivel.

Robin said...

This is why I enjoy your blog, I never know quite what I'm going to find. That Mr. Bean baby is seriously scary looking though!

Thanks for the tag, too.

Expatmum said...

OK, thus proving that after 18 years here I am still learning - What the hell is "balut"?

myrtle beached whale said...

Expatmum:

A balut is a delicacy in the Philippines. It is a fertilized duck egg. If you look at the photo you can actually see the ducklings head and beak. It is what a young, drunk American serviceman tries while his buddies are getting tattoos.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Someone admitted loving veal out loud. My true soul mate :).
You have such a fast mind with these prompts. I find you and your writing amazing as always.
Miss Rose

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm with Bellamocha and like that your facts were detailed. It's given me some things to think about for my 100th post. This is a great blog you have here-- I've read several posts now (AI was hilarious) and still going....

Expatmum said...

Thanks for the info. I thought it was a baby alligator's head, but obviously I know nothing!

myrtle beached whale said...

thank you all for visiting.

Expatmum:

Had I ever tried a baby alligator head I am sure it would have made my list.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

you seem to have as many weird things as i do! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

You are great with details and you know how I love details!!

I did learn something new about you by reading this post.