Monday, June 15, 2009

Once Upon A Time, I Was Popular

June is the month of love, the month of marriage, the month of when young men's fancies turn to women, beer, food, sports, the great outdoors, more women, etc., etc., etc.

June is also the month of me getting tagged with meme's.

David Cranmer, in his infinite wisdom (or for his wicked sense of humor in that he wants to see me squirm a little bit while doing this), tagged with me with what I consider to be an ultra rare meme. Ultra rare in the sense that I actually get this at work periodically from my friends.

So, since I consider David (doesn't seem right to call him Dave) an all around good egg, I decided to take him up on his offer. The official title of this meme is called Four Play, but the unofficial title will be How much is G telling the truth and how bad is G pulling your leg?

Four Movies That You Can See Over and Over:

Tender Mercies
Saving Grace

Four Places You Have Lived

Connecticut (Hartford County: house)
Connecticut (Hartford County: apartment)
Connecticut (Hartford County: trailer home)
Connecticut (Hartford County: house)

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch

America Undercover
The Deadliest Catch
Dexter (just started getting into this)
Deep Space Nine

Four Places You Have Been On A Vacation


Four Of Your Favorite Foods

Deviled Eggs
Fried Bologna

Four Websites You Visit Daily

Are you serious? Four? Like I'm gonna narrow down a list of 45 blogs, an e-zine and ten other general purpose websites, just to satisfy this question. How 'bout this instead: Four regions that contain my very favorite websites/blogs.

The Southwest, The South, The Midwest and The East Coast.

Four Places You Would Rather Be

circa 1993 visiting with my grandmother
circa 1984 visiting with my grandfather
circa 2001 visiting with my father
Driving US 6 coast to coast

Four Things You Hope To Do Before You Die

Commercially publish something (anything for that matter) I wrote
Leave such a lasting imprint on people that when I die, no matter where they are, they'll say, "He really was a good old boy."
Grow my hair. Or color my mustache.
I want to be still mobile and not, repeat, not stuck in a wheelchair due to my body breaking down

Four Novels You Wish You Were Reading For The First Time

Congratulations David, you found a way to make me squirm. Gonna tweak this a little bit (hammer, hammer, saw, saw, nail, nail). There, all finished.

One Novel You Hope To Read In Perpetuity And Three Others That You Don't

Anything by David Cranmer

My unfinished novel sitting on my music cabinet (if it ever sees the light of day, God help us all)
Anything by Madonna
Anything by L. Ron Hubbard (for a dead guy, his stuff is remarkably bad)

Four People You Believe Will Respond

I don't tag. But if you wish to give a shot, please feel free to do so and to give credit where credit is due.

Update 6/16: My computer came back from the manufacturer and is back to operational functionality. Broken connectors and chips, it should be back in my hands sometime tomorrow.


  1. Hey we've lived the same places only you in Hartford count, Connecticut and me in Randall county , Texas.

  2. Wow. A true coincidence. I just now suggested Saving Grace to Jannie on her blog. Great film. (Responding to her query about Waking Ned Devine, another favorite.

  3. The one question that I was really interested to read the answer to, you cheated and didn't answer - lol! (Four novels you wish you were reading for the first time)

  4. Travis: I guess home is just a state of mind. But I do love where I live.

    Lynn: That movie is so wickedly funny that I can watch it over and over again. Rowan Atkinson plays a clueless vicar with such sweetness that he is truly memorable in it.

    Talon: I've read so many novels throughout the decades of my life, only a few have ever made a lasting impression on me.

    Unfortunately, none have gotten to that point of me wanting to read them for the first time.

    So I figure I would put just a tiny little twist on that particular question, just to see what I could come up with.

  5. Ah,senor we have much in common if you're telling the truth that is. Dexter (My wife and I loved the first two seasons), deviled eggs, and I mentioned visiting my dad circa 1985.

    I'm working on that novel for you to read. Hopefully, it will be done by the end of the next decade.

  6. Of course I am. :-]

    Seriously, one of the few things I do well is make deviled eggs. Can't keep people away from them, be it at a picnic or at the office Christmas paty.

    As for Dexter, I just started getting into around Memorial day weekend when they had a mini-marathon of sorts.

    For my dad, 2001 was just before his health started going seriously south.

    By the next decade for the book? Hmmm, we're gonna have to do something about that.

  7. G: Those sentiments about your grandparents and dad brought tears to my eyes.

    And love so many other answers too.

    I LOVE the deadliest catch. And it's the new Ice Road Truckers season, altho that is getting a little stale, hope the hot babe stirs up things a bit this year.

    I freaking LOVE devilled eggs. In fact, I made 11 a few days ago. (The 12th egg had gone for muffins I made with Kelly.) I think the trick is finely finely chopped onion, garlic powder and a little mustard with your mayo. Worcheshire too. Spritx of lemon. Paprika, of course. And sometimes I cut the mayo's fattening effect with some plain yogourt. But not always.

    And getting something published, it's jsut a mmatter of time if you keep at it!

    I might do this meme some day, but I just finished one, so it may be a while. And my mind does tend to wander, as you know.


  8. Thanks. I lost my grandparents when I was in my twenties, and my dad about five years ago (time does fly don't it?)

    I was never really able to get into Ice Truckers much. But the deadliest catch I managed to follow almost from day one.

    Well, when I do deviled eggs, I always like to kick it up a notch, so everything gets a bit spicy: mustard (usually Guldens, sometimes Jack Daniels), hot sauce for the pepper, and I always try to use Cain's.

    As for the mind wandering, well, sometimes our best creations come from when our minds drift out over the vast expanse of the world around us.

  9. With lots of mustard and paprika on those deviled eggs and I'm there.

  10. Maybe I should do a post on favorite deviled egg receipes.

    Betcha we can come up with some beauts.

  11. A little nip 'o bourbon in the devilled eggs you mean??

  12. Fried Bologne is one of your favorite foods? Dude, you need to get out of Connecticut more.

  13. Charles: What can I say, it was one of the foods I grew up on when I was a kid. It was one of the few things my dad made for lumch that I would eat.

    You know, I could of said French Toasted Ham, Turkey, Swiss with Dijon mustard sandwiches.

    Jannie: I wish. :-]

    Actually, Jack Daniels makes quite a few good gourmet mustards, one of which is called "Old No. 7". Has a good kick to it.

    I also like using a course ground mustard as well.

  14. Heard they were going to show the first three seasons of Dexter on On Demand sometime this summer. I of course have already seen them. One of my favorite shows. And John Lithgow is joining this year as a serial killer. Can't wait.

  15. John Lithgow makes an excellent villian.

    Like I said, I just started getting into this series last month. I liked Michael C. Hall's work in Six Feet Under, but it took me a while to come around to this one.

    I like it so far. I may spend the summer searching for the book that it's based on.

  16. There are 3 (read them all) and the series diverge after season 1/book 1

  17. It would make sense for the book and the series to diverge. I mean, the series can stay true to the book for only so long before really running out of material.

    Thanks for the tip.

  18. What was the Jack Daniels thing, then?


  19. Mustard, my dear friend, mustard.

    The actual drink itself gives me severe heartburn, so I had to switch to Jim Beam.


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