Thursday, August 24, 2006

I've Been Tagged!!!!

I was tagged to do one of those "surveys," but this one is 51 questions long. For the sake of the blogging community, I am not going to tag anybody else, but I felt that it was worthwhile to answer the 51 (yeah, that's right, 51) questions anyway. You are more than welcome to answer 1, some, or all of these questions on my site (or your site) if you want, or make comments on my answers ... or do nothing at all. It's up to you ... aren't I great?

1. First name? Karl

2. Were you named after anyone? I don't think so. My middle name is Reiner, so I asked my parents if I was named after the comedian, and they said no. So ... how 'bout them Phillies?

3. Do you wish on stars? As a youngster, I probably wished on stars a few times ... I always gave them credit for getting me the Oscar the Grouch alarm clock.

4. When did you last cry? Phew, probably during a romantic comedy. Unfortunately, I am a sucker for some romantic comedies (Some Kind of Wonderful, Say Anything, Sleepless in Seattle). Actually, now that I think about it, I had some welling up in the eyes, when one of my best friends called this weekend and told me his older sister passed away ... tragic, she was far too young.

5. Do you like your handwriting? Oh Heavens no. I have seen chickens scratch more legibly.

6. What is your favorite lunch meat? Just regular turkey breast. If you smoke it, it starts tasting like ham, and that is just a crime.

7. What is your birth date? June 2, 1972 ... coincidentally, that is viewed as the greatest day the Earth has ever seen.

8. What is your most favorite album/CD? Rolling Stones - Some Girls. Every track is excellent, and it has a nice mix of rock, country, disco, a little punk, and some funk. Just a well-rounded album.

9. Favorite Jewelry not counting wedding/engagement ring and why? Outside of my wedding ring, I only really wear a watch, as far as jewelry is concerned. It is a cool Fossil Penn State watch, though.

10. Do you have a journal? I have a few blogs, so I guess these are like journals.

11. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Um, well, if I have to answer this one for you, then you obviously have no clue who I am.

12. What are your nicknames? I've had a tone of them. My favorite is Los, but only a handful of people call me that still. Here are some others: Kaz, Stupid German, Old Blue Eyes, BOFBPOS (that one is a work one), Kraut, The Winner ... to name a few.

13. Would you bungee jump? Never thought about doing it. But, if given the choice, I’d probably do the plane jumping thing first.


14. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. I guess it depends on how lazy I feel at the moment. Why the hell do you care anyway?

15. Do you think that you are strong? I guess kind of. I wouldn’t call myself a body builder, or anything like that, but I can work all day moving stuff, and never tire (gotta be the German blood). Mentally, I’m strong, because I never give up.

16. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate Chip Cookie dough, without a doubt. I don’t think a better flavor of ice cream is possible.

17. Shoe Size? 11 ½ (and you know what they say about a person’s shoe size, don’t ya … me neither).

18. Red or pink? If forced, I would say red, just because Santa Claus wears red, and I happen to love presents.

19. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? The beer gut (not hideous, but I’d like to lose it). But, I love beer too much to do anything about it.

20. What do you like most about yourself? My sense of humor. I can diffuse fights between friends, family members, and others, which is a good thing. Sometimes I can diffuse tense situations at work (however, my sarcasm can start fights as well).

21.Do you want everyone you send this to send it back? Actually, I don’t really care, because this is a long-ass questionnaire, and I hate these “being tagged” thingies. But hey, if you want to, be my guest.

22. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? I am wearing khakis and brown shoes.

23. What are you listening to right now? I listened to the Police last (I believe the song was “I Can’t Stand Losing You.”)

24. Last thing you ate? Cheerios … the multi wheat ones (I think) … not because I’m trying to be healthy, but because they were on sale.

25. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Indian Red, because I thought that was a cool name for a color … I believe Crayola has changed the name of the color for political purposes.

26. What is the weather like now ? Partly sunny – actually quite pleasant. Thank goodness I’m working today … sigh!

27. Last person you talked to on the phone? My wife, to wish her luck in the dart championship last night … that’s right, she’s on a dart team … and no, she doesn’t have testicles …except for mine.

28. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? I like a girl’s eyes, and her buttocks … that’s right, just like Kramer, I’m an Ass Man!

29. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? It would be great to be able to appear anywhere with just the snap of a finger … I’d never be late for work, and could save lots of money on gas (and tolls) … call me Thrifty Man!

30 Favorite Drink? Nice cold glass of OJ in the morning, Lemonade in the afternoon, and a good Long Island Iced Tea at night.

32. Hair Color? Blonde (at least where I still have hair)

33. Eye Color? Ice Blue (because it sounds cool).

34. Do you wear contacts? Yes, but I’ve been thinking about getting laser surgery … so any tips would be helpful and appreciated.

35. Favorite Food? Geez, so many to choose from – Tacos, ribs, crabs …. I can’t decide, dammit!!!!

36. Last Movie You Watched? Top Secret! Watched it last night – it is without a doubt in my top 10 favorite movies of all time (a possible future blog).

37. Favorite Day of the Year? Christmas … because I love to give and receive presents.

38. Scary Movies or Happy Endings? Ummm…..I’m a scaredy cat, so give me the movies with happy endings (sounds like a cheap massage parlor).

39. Summer or winter? I am thankful that I live in an area that experiences all four seasons. I love ‘em all. However, when it is way too hot, I wish for winter, and when it is way too cold, I wish for summer.

40. Hugs Or Kisses? I guess it depends on who they are coming from.

41. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? Some pound cake with some nice cherry topping on the side … I also love cheese-cake.

42. Who is Most Likely To Respond? Nobody, because this is just too freakin’ long.

43. Who Is Least Likely To Respond? Everybody, because of the same reason.

44. What Books Are You Reading? I am reading a Photoshop book right now. I just finished a “Pro Wrestling Mysteries” book, so I got that going for me …

45. What's On Your Mouse Pad? At work, it is a Lockheed Martin pad … BORING!

46. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? The Phillies and Top Secret.

47. Favorite Smells? Coffee, bacon, a pipe, the smell of asphalt when the rain just starts hitting it (I know, I’m weird).

48. Favorite Sounds? Rain against a window (soothing in a way).

49. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Without a doubt, the Rolling Stones. They have been my favorite rock band since the 7th grade. I own over 50 of their albums (bootlegs, live stuff, studio stuff, etc.). Don’t get me wrong, I think the Beatles are good, but the Stones will always be my favorites.

50. What's the farthest you've been from home? Romania, I’m guessing … although I was in Alaska also, but I’m not sure which is further.

51. What's your major malfunction, Private Pyle? I eat too many damn potato chips, and I don’t like ham or potatoes for some reason.

10 comments:

Reverse said...

Beatles beat out the Rolling Stones in my eyes Los. I having every alblum, even the baby Beatles box set.

Los said...

Reverse - Don't you also like Wham?

Jeff said...

51 questions and nothin' on. Wasn't this a Springsteen song?

4. I cried this past weekend when I saw how bright the Gaff now is, and again when I tasted their Guinness.

7. Karl's birth an even greater moment than Jesus' life and death, or the end of World War II, or the Moon Landing, or the Berlin Wall falling ... Who knew?

15. Deodorant and mouthwash may help where you're strongest.

20. Your sense of humor and not your humility?

29. Call Karl "Superbater" -- because "Master" isn't heroic enough and would be a demotion.

38. Karl would rather give himself a Happy Ending than a scare.

44, 51. Karl actually read a "Pro Wrestling Mysteries" book, yet claims his major malfunction is eating too many potato chips while not liking ham or potatoes. Must REALLY hate ham and potatoes.

Los said...

Jeff - Now THAT was funny!

Reverse said...

sigh... I do like Wham.

Dirty Birdie said...

heee heeee, you said Wham....

I'm bored to death so I went ahead and posted my own answers.

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

Who's sister died? Was it anyone I know?

Los said...

Reverse - And the Crash Test Dummies.

Dirty Birdie - Glad I could give you something to keep yourself occupied at work.

Smokin' - I don't think you knew her. She was Davers's sister - she was about 12-15 years older than him.

-B- said...

Forgive my that I am leaving some of these out, because it's getting dark and I need to shave off the beard that's going to grow as I fill this out. Hum.

1. First name? Brian

2. Were you named after anyone? I was named after my Father. Groovus.

3. Do you wish on stars? When I was little I suppose.

4. When did you last cry? When my Father passed away in July of this year. Way too young.. 55. He was an amazing musician and a wonderful Father/Grandfather - (www.trainorjazz.com)- there's a plug for ya, Pop!!

6. What is your favorite lunch meat? I'm a big turkey fan!! (or just a big turkey)

7. What is your birth date? June 1, 1972 ... Just 1 day before Los's B-Day! Let's just say that is regardeed by many as the greatest WEEK in the history of the world!!

10. Do you have a journal? No, but a blog or two could do the trick.

11. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Not as much as I would like to - Now Los, he's the Supreme Master of sarcasm.

12. What are your nicknames? -B-, Bri, Crusty-B, FunkBucket, B-Boy, Yo, Hey Asshole!

13. Would you bungee jump? I have thought about it, but wouldn't have the guts (or enough stupidity or alcohol) in me to do it. Especially now since I have two kids. Yeah, that's it.

14. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. I guess it depends on how lazy I feel at the moment. Why the hell do you care anyway?(thanks for the answer, Los!)

15. Do you think that you are strong? Not as strong as I used to be. Haven't lifted heavily in some years now, unless you count that cheesesteak from Gino's.

16. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Cookies n Cream - hands down!! Chocolate Chip Cookie dough comes in at a close second.

17. Shoe Size? 11 or 11 ½ depending on how cheap the show is! Payless, baby!!!

18. Red or pink? Red - Don't think I could pull off the pink. Wait - that didn't sound right.

19. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I need to learn how to follow through with things - I must've started a million projects over the years...

20. What do you like most about yourself? My sense of humor. Also my calm nature - I get the humer from my Father, and the calmness from my Mother. It's a great mix.

21.Do you want everyone you send this to send it back? It's up the them - although I may not get back to everyone for a bit - this one takes the cake!

22. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Dark green pants and black shoes. Kickin' it!

23. What are you listening to right now? the Preston and Steve show Podcast!!!! Whooooo!!

24. Last thing you ate? A banana and some cinnamon oatmeal. Not so much watchin' my weight, but more like watchin' my wallet! lol

25. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue - It's probably my favorite color.

26. What is the weather like now ? Partly sunny, and very nice. Way too nice to be in this cubicle answering these questions!!

27. Last person you talked to on the phone? My friend Steve who's in San Diego. Trying out to be the drummer for a band called Foil

28. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? A great smile... then catch the rear view as well. Love the butts!!

29. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? The ability to fly at great speeds and out of the atmosphere. I really dug how Superman would fly out into space if he wanted to chill and get away from it all.

30 Favorite Drink? Unfortunately Diet Pepsi. I know that stuff can't be good for me! (Iced tea kinda rules too!)

32. Hair Color? Dark brown.

33. Eye Color? Blue - they can change to a gray when it's overcast. Freaky-deaky.

34. Do you wear contacts? No.

35. Favorite Food? All types of pizza, a good ballpark hot dog, fresh corn on the cobb, fresh veggies, salmon on the grill, slurp! Cinnamon Life cereal in the morning.

36. Last Movie You Watched? Finished watching the Band of Brother series (finally, right??)

37. Favorite Day of the Year? It would have to be Christmas - and Father's Day kicks @ss too.. both because of my kids.

38. Scary Movies or Happy Endings? Happy endings. What about Happy Movies with Scary Endings?? Huh?

39. Summer or winter? Summer - always. You'll find me at the beach.

40. Hugs Or Kisses? A little bit of both. You have to be close to me for me to puck up, though. Hugs do make the world go 'round.

41. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? Cookies n cream ice cream. I've always benn a vanilla guy. Maybe throw in a small piece of cake for good measure.

42. Who is Most Likely To Respond? Ink - because he made sure he tagged me as I hate these things!!! lol

44. What Books Are You Reading? Right now I am checking out a carpenter's how-to book. Would like to be handy around the house some day.

46. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? Mythbusters, Stunt Junkies, The Daily Show

47. Favorite Smells? Los, you're wierd. A great perfume on m'lady, cheeseburgers sizzlin' on the grill, cake in the oven.

48. Favorite Sounds? My kids' laughter, a thunderstorm, the ocean waves breaking on the beach.

49. Rolling Stones or Beatles? The Beatles - there are a lot of memories there for me, not to mention they took chances and always did things their way - it was more important musically than following the trends of their day.
The more I talk to Los, though - the Stones are growing on me!!

50. What's the farthest you've been from home? Germany - family vacation to Europe when I was about 15. Had a blast of a time over there.

51. What's your major malfunction, Private Pyle? A JELLY DONUT!!!!seriously though, I neeed to make more money!!!! Ahhhhh!!!

Whew!!

Ink and Stone said...

Sheesh, it's only 51 questions, not the end of the world guys.

Here's mine, copied from my blog:

1. First name? Frederick (Rick)

2. Were you named after anyone? My Dad (I was born on his birthday, if I hadn't been, my name would be John)

3. Do you wish on stars? Does wishing they'd smack into something count?

4. When did you last cry? When my Uncle passed away about 2 years ago, before that was when mom went in the hospital for a heart attack... that was the emotional ones... my eyes teared up once when I kicked the wall of my apt. when I was asleep dreaming that I was kicking a giant crab that was trying to eat me. - that hurt.

5. Do you like your handwriting? Sure!

6. What is your favorite lunch meat? Smoked Turkey or Peppered Corned Beef (They're both really good)

7. What is your birth date? July 11, 1973 (Yes, yes, let the 7-11 jokes begin)

8. What is your most favorite album/CD? Ministry - Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste

9. Favorite Jewelry not counting wedding/engagement ring and why? My Celtic Cross with inlaid emerald ring.... because it's nice

10. Do you have a journal? Do blogs count?

11. Do you use sarcasm a lot? SUUUURRREEEEE, I use sarcasm alot

12. What are your nicknames? Have to ask my friends that, I don't call myself by my nicknames, nor do I remember them

13. Would you bungee jump? No and hell no, tie a rope around your feet and jump off a bridge?? I'm crazy, not stupid.

14. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Nope, laziness for the win

15. Do you think that you are strong? Strong in Mind, Strong in Body, Strong in Heart, Still working on the Spirit thing though

16. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mint Chocolate Chip by Breyers (Cookies and Cream is a close second)

17. Shoe Size? 11 or 12

18. Red or pink? Green, you 2-color gimp

19. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I tend to start a project and never finish it... really annoys me about myself, also I tend to get into dark little moods, though I'm working ont that (see #20)

20. What do you like most about yourself? My sense of loyalty, I try to be light hearted as much as possible - life is too short, ya know?

21.Do you want everyone you send this to send it back? Well, it's being blogged, so hopefully they'll blog it too

22. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Green pants, Brown shoes (earth colors!)

23. What are you listening to right now? I'm not listening to anything right now, but the last music I listened to was the Stones

24. Last thing you ate? Poptart, Orange juice, and Coffee

25. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Clear

26. What is the weather like now ? It's rainy and why do you care?

27. Last person you talked to on the phone? Some idiot who wanted to know how my Cingular service was doing...

28. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? From a distance - her body... Up close - her eyes (and if she's wearing any scent)

29. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I'd like to be able to cause demensia in people :) (According to Los, I already do)

30 Favorite Drink? Coffee with Irish Cream creamer in AM, Iced tea with lemon in the PM, Alcoholic - Long Island Iced Tea, Strawberry Daquiri, Kahlua, Hard Cider

32. Hair Color? Brown with bits of grey

33. Eye Color? Green with flecks of yellow

34. Do you wear contacts? Nope

35. Favorite Food? Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Steamed Crabs, Snow Crabs, King Crabs, Shrimp, Lobster, Tilapia, Corn on the cob, Ribs, Lasagna, Triscuits!

36. Last Movie You Watched? Unfortunately, Pearl Harbor... and it was complete ASS

37. Favorite Day of the Year? The days of the year that have a full moon

38. Scary Movies or Happy Endings? Both!

39. Summer or winter? Winter! (Screw this hot weather shit)

40. Hugs Or Kisses? Both!

41. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? Blueberry Pie, Lemon Merangue Pie, Apple Pie, I like pie

42. Who is Most Likely To Respond? Everybody, if they know what's good for them

43. Who Is Least Likely To Respond? See #42

44. What Books Are You Reading? Elementary Algebra, but not because I want to

45. What's On Your Mouse Pad? Trackball, baby! Mice are for SISSIES.

46. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? Um... something on the history channel involving Islam, Saladin, their contributions to civilization, and the crusades

47. Favorite Smells? Coffee, Egyptian Musk, Sandalwood, Coffee, Lilacs, Honeysuckle, Coffee

48. Favorite Sounds? Wind blowing through the trees, rain on the pavement, thunder, crashing waves of the ocean

49. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Stones (I think the Beatles are kinda boring)

50. What's the farthest you've been from home? Germany, I think, when I was 5. Is Austria further than Germany??

51. What's your major malfunction, Private Pyle? I used to be too trusting, now I'm too untrusting