Monday, June 13, 2005

60 things about me...

I've been inspired by Kathleen to do my own "60 Things About Me" list. Not that you want or need to know...

1. I really, really, really, really hate George W. Bush. Really.

2. Given the option I'd choose Jif over Skippy, but I actually prefer "natural" peanut butters. My favorite is Krema (crunchy). The ONLY ingredient is peanuts. Thank goodness I'm not allergic.

3. I'm a natural blonde.

4. I've been known to sing in the car.

5. Shiraz/syrah is my favorite grape varietal.

6. My favorite pizza is a perfectly made pizza Margherita (made with fresh RIPE roma tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, freshly torn basil, and excellent quality extra virgin olive oil in a wood-burning oven). As far as more "traditional" pizza is concerned I love mushrooms (fresh), onions, and bacon.

7. I think that either Ashlee Simpson or Dubya may be the Antichrist...can't figure out which one.

8. I've never broken a bone. I try to keep myself out of situations in which I may bodily harm to myself (or others).

9. I think that Audrey Hepburn is just about the most beautiful person to have ever graced this planet.

10. I think that Leonardo Dicaprio isn't a very good actor (he was okay in What's Eating Gilbert Grape?).

11. I really hate ironing clothes. I try to buy wrinkle-free stuff as much as possible.

12. Asparagus is my favorite vegetable no matter how funny it makes my pee smell. (I like to put in the George Foreman grill for about 5 minutes with extra virgin olive oil and then sprinkle it lightly with sea salt. It's like candy...)

14. I can and do drink more milk than anyone you know.

15. I'd love to live in Adelaide or Melbourne, Australia more than anywhere else.

16. I have a very sensitive sense of smell. I can detect very minute amounts of TCA in wine and can smell things before anyone else.

17. I used to be able to recite the alphabet with one belch (middle school).

18. I think that double roll/triple roll toilet paper is one of the greatest developments of the past 20 years.

19. My lineage is 50% Swiss and 50% German. Hi! I'm about as white as it gets.

20. Cyndi Lauper is a not so guilty pleasure of mine.

21. I was afraid to walk barefoot on the grass when I was a young kid. It's as if it were lava. I don't know why.

22. Dark chocolate? Yes please.

23. I'm really uncomfortable with confrontation. I try to avoid it at all costs.

24. If I won the lotto I'd travel the world as much as possible. I pretty much want to go everywhere. I'd bring my friends. Problem is...I don't play the lotto.

25. No song soothes me more than "Atmosphere" by Joy Division. It's very relaxing and beautiful.

26. I'm not a morning person.

27. I think that the early comedy works of Bill Cosby are genius. (ie. "Noah", "Buck Buck", "The Chicken Heart", "Old Weird Harold", "Street Football", "Lone Ranger", and "Revenge" to name just a few)

28. I absolutely love it when women accesorize well. I just adore a woman that knows how to wear a silk scarf. European women with silk scarves drive me batty.

29. Charles Schulz and Jim Henson are two of the greatest geniuses to ever live, as far as I'm concerned.

30. I have wide feet and it's really hard to find shoes that fit.

31. I used to have a major acne problem when I was in middle school and high school.

32. My age.

33. I'm an Olympics addict. I spend all my free time glued to the TV during the Olympics.

34. I think there's something to be said for the abolition of the electoral college.

35. I think that women with glasses are sexy. Mind you, I find women without glasses sexy as well. But glasses are a definite turn on.

36. I give money to public TV and public radio. I also used to volunteer with various organizations, but I don't have the free time that I used to.

37. At one time I used to affiliated with the Republican Party. All ties have been severed. I have seen the light. Please forgive me. (I was a very liberal Republican...which doesn't make a lot of sense.)

38. I'm an only child.

39. You may have noticed that I don't blog about my parents. They don't have a computer, but it turns out they've been reading my blog from a public library computer. I've toned it down a bit. There are certain things that never need to know. I find myself censoring myself knowing that they're reading it. They're very nice and very private. I want to respect their privacy. I also don't mention my best friend by name as she's also a private person and I respect her privacy as well.

40. I haven't flown a kite since I was a kid in Oregon. I want to fly a kite again.

41. I know how to play 3-handed pinochle...and enjoy it.

42. I love Scrabble!

43. I can't blow bubbles (insert Michael Jackson joke here...)

44. I can't blink my left eye by itself. I can do both or the right.

45. The 7 books of the Chronicles of Narnia were my favorite childhood reading.

46. Ultimately I'd like to work for an Australian wine importer.

47. I love animals although I don't own any. I do have two pets by proxy. Huey (the black lab mix) and Hobo the cat are my landlords' pets who have free reign of the two-level house. They're awesome. Huey is the big lap-dog I know. He's very sweet.

48. I can swim...barely. I'm a large guy and you'd think that I float with ease. My body, which is perfect for floating, sinks like a rock.

49. I think that Bordeaux is overrated and Burgundy is the world's biggest minefield.

50. I work too much.

51. If food is the way to my heart, music is the way to my inner soul.

52. I don't "get" sake. My palate is pretty well developed, but sake really does nothing for me.

53. I'm a media junkie (TV, movies, music, etc.)

54. I hate math. Always have, always will. (I do well enough, but I just don't like it)

55. I don't date as much as I like or should. I always wait too long to ask out the women that I'm most interested in. Before you know it we're friends and she's involved with someone else.

56. I believe in creative swearing.

57. If there's a spider in my room I can't go to sleep until I remove him. I hate spiders.

58. I believe that John Ashcroft is the spawn of Idi Amin, Nicolai Ceaucescu, Kim Jong-Il, Hitler, Il Duce, Pol Pot, Ashlee Simpson, and other demons...

59. I really wish I had more free time to spend with my friends. My friends rock!

60. I'd rather be in Kalangadoo!

In other news...

Michael Jackson was acquitted of all charges. Bullshit! I wonder if he's celebrating by having a sleepover party with about 100 little boys???

I played poker last night with some friends and almost won. I don't play poker...

I got my digital camera today. I'll try to take some pictures and download soon. Hopefully I'll have some sort of picture posted this week...

The Reno 911 season premiere is tomorrow (Tuesday). Awesome!!!

Wendy was fired on Hell's Kitchen. Awesome! I didn't like her. I hope that Mike wins the whole thing...



Blogger Eri said...

Jason, accounts make posting pictures to your blog super-easy!


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