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Monday, February 03, 2003

Monday Mission 0203

Taking PromoGuy's Monday Mission 3.05 for a little spin around the block:

1. Do you remember the first LP, 45, CD or CD single that you bought? Recreate the scene for me. The memory doesn't stretch that far back. Even though 45's were the music medium of choice for teenagers back then, I didn't buy a lot of 45's. My parents had a hi-fi which I wasn't allowed to touch. My best friend, Gail, had quite the collection of 45's, though. She had a little red and white record player that when you closed the lid, was its own little carrying case. We got more mileage out of that record player.

2. What was the last CD or song that you actually paid money for? My girls are the music buyers in our house now. They buy a lot of music, and occasionally, something for me. I can't remember the last CD though. Most of my CD collection basically replaces my previous album collection.

3. It is my personal opinion that "Munchos" and "Funions" are the most perfect snack food ever. What do you think is the best snack food ever?

  • O-Ke-Doke cheese popcorn — not suitable for eating while working at the computer.
  • O-Ke-Doke Corn Puffs — quite suitable for eating while working at the computer.
  • Andy Capp Hot Fries.
  • Bonus snack recipe: One small handful of potato chips; A couple segments of Hershey's plain; mix all ingredients in your mouth; crunch up really well until you can swallow without choking; repeat.

4. Comedian George Carlin once pointed we consider the things we like to keep around us to be our "stuff," whereas other people's stuff is just junk to us (ok, he used more colorful language, but you get the idea). What "stuff" do you have that someone else might just throw away if they were cleaning out your house? Several people have tried to clean out my stuff already. I prefer to get rid of my own stuff when I'm ready.

5. Do you think it is wrong for people to rush to e-Bay and start selling Space Shuttle Columbia collectibles? You'd be hard pressed to find someone who actually thinks this is a good idea. I'm not a regular e-Bay visitor, but I understand that there are lots of space enthusiasts who regularly buy, sell, and trade space program memorabilia. Some of them may have had sales going prior to the tragedy. Those people shouldn't be confused with the others.

6. Does it bother you when President Bush speaks about God and invokes scripture quotations from the Bible during his speeches? Sometimes he sounds like a wannabe preacher. When he does that, it seems like he's trying to get some kind of "dig" in at non-believers or people who believe something different than he believes. A truly felt and delivered "God bless America" or something along those lines is sufficient.

7. I have a friend who think's she's being photographed in public restrooms. What paranoid delusion do you have?* I don't have any delusions. At least I don't think I do.

Bonus: Can't you feel the weight of my stare? Oh, yeah. Come a little closer and let me help you with that?

*Question provided by cordle

Posted by Marie at February 3, 2003 8:17 PM


Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean that everyone really ISN'T out to get you. :p

Posted by: Ben at February 4, 2003 3:24 PM