Monday, February 15, 2010

Random Monday Meme

My brain is not functioning on all cylinders today, so I offer some randomness in the way of a meme. Enjoy!

1. Would you consider selling your soul to the devil if he made you a really, really good offer?

What could the devil offer me in exchange for my soul that I couldn’t obtain on my own, with time, practice and mindful attention? Whatever it is, I’m not sure I want it.

2. How often do you exercise?

Ugh. OK. Right now, not all that much. I’m supposed to be training for a triathlon in late May, but I’m having a hard time getting my jones up to do anything except hibernate. Spring’s coming soon, right? Normally, I do something almost every day for half an hour minimum. During the summer when I’m training, it will be at least twice that.

3. What would you do if someone painted your house lime green by mistake?

I have to be honest; I think my house is that color now.

4. What food will you never eat again for the rest of your life?

Watermelon. Ever since I was 6 and pissed off a wasp nest while eating it, I’ve never been able to tolerate even the smell of watermelon. My wife, bless her, disinfects the kitchen after she brings it into the house.

5. Would you ever drastically change your hair color? What about drastically change the style?

I won’t ever color my hair, and since my hair has done nothing but get shorter over the years, I suspect it won’t change stylistically all that much either. I really like my ultralow-maintenance hair.

6. You had a party and you need to clean up, but it’s late and you want to go to bed. When do you clean up?

This question comes up at our house with some regularity, and the answer is that things get cleaned up as well as they can be the night before. However, if there’s more than a dishwasher load, the rest will sit until the morning, when the dishwasher can be rerun.

7. Would you ever walk in front of an obstructed window (during the daytime) naked?

I don’t go out of my way to show it off, but I’ve got no fear that someone will see my nudidity. I don’t often think about whether the window is open if I’m near it during the day. In the evening, I notice it more.

8. What is your favorite meal of the day?

For variety, dinner can’t be beat. For its feeling of comfort, though, breakfast wins this award.

9. Could you give up the internet for a month?

Sure, I could! It’s a pain in the ass during school, but I don’t mind unplugging. In fact, I relish my time offline.

10. How much do you use your imagination on a regular basis?

I really do lead a rich internal life.

11. What is the craziest thing you heard over the weekend?

That John Mayer was hung out to dry because he used the n-word--not because he said it, but because he’s white. There’s a post in the works on this, as soon as I can figure out how to communicate my feelings about this issue properly.

12. What is the last thing you changed, and what is something you’ll never change?

I got a new cell phone yesterday. My other one was introduced to a snowbank back at Xmas and did not recover. The new one cost $10. I think I will never change my belief that people are inherently intelligent, powerful and capable, however often individuals may demonstrate to my too-judgmental mind the exact opposite.


Kizz said...

Make sure you read the whole Mayer article before you start writing. That particular indiscretion is but the one sliver of what dribbled from his foolish cake hole during the Q&A.

the passionate hairdresser said...

I agree with Kizz...someone needs to introduce that individual to DUCT TAPE!!

Regarding your meme:

#3: Brian, your house is YELLOW (I know,I're color-blind..still...)
#6: If Bessie is over, more gets cleaned than is necessary, but not always put back where it belongs!!! :)