Monday, June 27, 2005

World Making More Sense / 5 Right Now Meme

Finally, a supreme court decision that has the justices I like on my side and the justices I loathe on the other. Perhaps my sense of progressive/liberal freefall over agreeing with The Dark Side on the eminent domain/property rights debacle and the medical marijuana idiocy was premature....

Anyway, it's Monday morning and creativity ain't exactly squirting from my pores. So, I'll just do the 5 Things Meme (via Karl and Ray).


5 things you feel right now:
  1. Hungry
  2. Hopeful
  3. Achey (leg muscles still aching from running this AM)
  4. Distracted
  5. Punchy
Last 5 things you bought:

I'm going to ignore groceries, since that was the last thing I went shopping for and the resulting list (chikcen breasts, frozen chopped spinach, cherries, 1% milk, Scooby Doo mac-n-cheese...) would be terribly uninteresting.
  1. Cookie Mintster in a chocolate dipped ice cream cone at Cold Stone Creamery. $6 for an ice cream cone. Fucking insane.
  2. "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way," by Bruce Campbell
  3. Tan guayaberra
  4. Corona beer flip-flops
  5. An hour of indoor rock climbing for me, Christine, and the kids
5 objects of lust:

I'm skipping the obvious "hot women" list -- here's my "I'd Hit It" list if you want to know those --- and will instead limit my use of "object" to the less dehumanizing, more inanimate sense...
  1. Absurdly tricked-out Black Mini Cooper S Convertible
  2. Special U2 Edition iPod (not for the U2 connection, just because black+red=sweet)
  3. Sonos Digital Music System
  4. Alienware ALX with SLI
  5. Sony 61" HDTV Plasma WEGA HDTV
5 things in your pockets or purse:
  1. Wallet
  2. Cell phone
  3. $1.24 in change
  4. Keys
  5. Shiner Bock bottle cap
5 things you collect:
  1. Video games that I barely have time to play.
  2. Books and magazines that I barely have time to read.
  3. Music. My digital music library is over 147GBs, with over 27,000 individual tracks. Needless to say, I hardly have time to actually listen to much of it, but it's comforting to know it's there.
  4. Small gargoyle statues (more of a "used to collect" realy -- haven't bought them in years, but I'll eventually kickstart this collection again)
  5. Aches and pains in my ankles and feet (220 lb. men are not really that well designed for running...)
5 true statements you can make that most people can't:
  1. I fell in love with, dated for 10 years, married, and remain happily married (13 years this August) to my high school sweetheart.
  2. I have (had? He may be dead by now) a paranoid schizophrenic uncle that was called in for questioning regarding the Son of Sam murders.
  3. I had an "outie" belly button for 36 years, but now I have an "innie."
  4. I have almost no recollection of the majority of my childhood prior to age 9 or so, and almost no memories of my father at all.
  5. In my mid-teens I briefly, but very seriously, considered attending Junior Seminary. Luckily, they declined to admit me at about the same time I realized that maybe it wasn't such a good idea...
Mood: Pleasant
Now Playing: Foo Fighters, "In Your Honor"


Ray in New Orleans said...

So what you're saying is, your belly caught up to and finally surpassed your belly button.

I'm with you.

Gregg P. said...

Actually, no. Not that my belly isn't giving it the old college try, mind you.

ABasically, I had an outie and then I developed a small umbilical hernia about 12 years ago. As time went on the hernia gradually became less small, and it really became a problem about 3 or 4 years back, when I started working out more. So last Spring I got the hernia repaired, but the process also turned my outie into an innie. The surgeon hadn't mentioned that part, so when I took the bandages off it was a bit of a shock. I've since come to think of it as a fairly unusual and significant bit of body modification.....