Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My last Random Dozen

April fools. My father used to say; April fools has gone past and you're the biggest fool at last. I guess that applies. Anywhoo here we go with the first Random Dozen in April.

1. Define a great relationship. Two great things that go great together. Kind of like salt and pepper, ketchup and mustard, Tom and Jerry. Wait that last one didn’t go together all that well. But you know what I mean. Seriously Diane and I have a great relationship. We are identical in some ways but totally different in others so we keep each other in check.

2. Why is it called a "drive-through" if you have to stop? (Real question: What was the last food/drink you purchased at a drive-through?) That would be two plain McChicken sandwiches. It’s one of the few things my youngest will eat. But the real question should be why not drive-by’s. I mean when was the last time you actually drove "through" something. Now that I think of it, the only real drive through I have ever seen was an ABC liquor store down in Florida. You actually drive into the building. That was a very long time ago though and I doubt they still do that.

3. As I type this, the Butler Bulldogs are getting ready to play in the NCAA championship game. Every Hoosier is hysterical about this except me. So in honor of the Bulldogs ... what is your favorite breed of dog? (I tried.)

I am really not a dog person so I will say my favorite dog is Oscar Mayor. And not those beef things either, the real ones.

4. If you had to move to a state besides the one you currently live in, where would you move?

I currently live in a state of confusion but I wouldn’t mind moving to Texas. Texas has always fascinated me.

5. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

I would have eaten less of that salmonella salad. Mom used to cut up chicken on a wooden cutting board, rinse it briefly and then cut up the salad on the same board. I thought it was normal to get the flu about once a month. No kidding.

6. Who's the funniest person you know?

Me. I make myself laugh sometimes. Ok not true. I make myself laugh all the time.

7. Did you get enough sleep last night?

Not even close. I am running on caffeine right now. It’s 8:15 pm and I am about to go to bed. (update. It's now 5 am and although I could use a little more sleep I slept better last night)

8. What's the first thing you thought about this morning?

Why is this alarm going off when I want to sleep?

9. Grilled or Fried? –HONESTLY

Linda I am from the south. There is only one way….Fried.

10. Are you afraid of the dark?

Most defiantly. I have been that way all my life. I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks, I do I do.

11.When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a forest ranger. I thought it would be pretty cool to sit up in one of those big towers and watch for fires. It's the picture I had in my head of what a forest ranger did. I will write about the incident that changed my mind in another post.

12. If you had one word to describe yourself , what would you choose?

People have always used the word Friendly to describe me so I will go with that. I have always been friendly but when I was younger I was shy so it took me a while to meet someone. Once I did, we usually became friends.

Have a great day,


Joyce said...

GMTA : ) I thought April Fools when I saw the Random this week too.

I'm thinking you are probably correct in #6. And #12...I don't know you in person but online you seem funny and friendly : )

Enjoy your day!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Well, you are someone who cracks me up consistently, mister. Salmonella Salad is going to be part of my regular vocab from now on, so thanks. Have a great Wednesday, friend!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Great post Greg. Although you're funny.. I still think God is the funniest. After all, He created us. He's the original humorist.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Ooops.. I apologize... my RD post is here:

I've switched blogs for my memes.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

"State of confusion" Ha! Who knew we lived in the same state?

Thanks for the laughs today. I also enjoyed your Monday post. I'm so envious that your market is open. Ours here won't open for a few more weeks.

Betty said...

You are funny! :) Some of the answers made me laugh.
Great to get to know you this way. Like I said on another blog, if I hadn´t chosen BC, I would choose the south to live in. The people are so friendly there.

skoots1mom said...

well done :)

Patrice said...

Again, we have lots in common, except for the dog thing. You need to meet my Higgins, you'll be hooked and want one then!

JCBeliever said...

Very funny about the salad

2Thinks said...

You know forest rangers may very well have to chase bears in the dark! Whew. Good thing you did not become one of those.

That salad reminded me of one my mom made once. She kept the vinegar under the sink with the ammonia, because sometimes you mix the two to clean floors, I think. So anyway, when she made the vinegar and oil dressing for dad's salad, she once grabbed the ammonia instead of the vinegar and poured it on. I think the smell was the first clue. Anyway, I'm pretty sure dad thought she was trying to kill him.

You're definately one funny guy, that's for shizzle.

Nel said...

How fun! Enjoyed your answers.

until next time... nel

Wanda said...

When you retire, just get a job at a local comedy club.... You are funnier that most!!

Pam Ponder said...

loved your answers..I sure got a laugh out of them, its really nice to see a man blogger around

I love your state of confusion answer :-)

Jenny said...

I think you would make a great Forest Ranger :) My son is also a 2 McChicken's plain kinda of kid, he has just recently started ordering the southern style chicken since it has no mayo. Your answer to #5 cracked me up.

Heart2Heart said...


Love these answers. I too, even as old as I am, am still afraid of the dark, thank goodness for lights and flashlights.

I too, wanted to be a forest ranger and save the animals of the forest.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

State of it!

Sound like your mom and mine were very similar, Betty Crocker she was not!

Great answers.


Mocha with Linda said...

Your answers are always so great! Salmonella Salad?! Oh my!

Loved your #4, both the state of confusion part and the Texas! C'mon over!

#6 - This post alone qualifies you!
#8 - My thoughts exactly!
#9 - AMEN. I'm making chicken fried steak for my sister's birthday Friday!
#11 - my cousin and her husband are both rangers in Death Valley. (well, I guess they're park, not forest)
#12 - you are, indeed!

The Bug said...

We have drive-through stores up here in Ohio - they're mostly for beer, but you can get cigarettes & snacks too. I thought it was THE MOST BIZARRE THING I HAD EVER SEEN when we moved up here. Sure, let's take the legwork out of drinking & driving! LOL.

prashant said...

Salmonella Salad is going to be part of my regular vocab from now on, so thanks. Have a great Wednesday, friend!
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