Sunday, May 29, 2005

Fluffed 'n Stuffed

I'm honored to be tagged, I think. On the theory that there's no fool like an old fool, let 'er buck!

Three names you go buy (that won't give away your identity): Never had to go buy one, got given the only name I go by by my parents. I did go from AKA to DBA once.

Three screen names you've had: Only two, Gordon and Anonymous.

Three physical things you like about yourself: Still pretty strong, no (OK, one!) gray hair, good balance. Hard to pick only three items from a menu of perfection!

Three physical things you don't like about yourself: Dicky-Do Syndrome (my tummy sticks out farther than my Dicky-Do) and my toenails suck. Other than that, everything's as it was meant to be. I got better things to do than kvetch about shit I got no control over.

Three parts of your heritage: Scots, English, Polish. A North Atlantic/Baltic chowder(head?) via Illinois, although I'm from L.A.

Three things you are wearing right now: Sweat pants, pocket tee, moccasins. Good thing ya didn't ask for one more or I'd be describing a lot of cartoon characters!

Three favorite bands/musical artists: Emmylou Harris, Kathy Kallick, Jimmy Buffett. Silly question: why limit yourself to three? I can have a hundred favorites if I want, and I do, so there!

Three favorite songs: Out of thousands? Gimme a break! OK, Big Rock Candy Mountain and Do-Re-Mi by Woody Guthrie, original or any cover. Geronimo's Cadillac by Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer.

Three things you want in a relationship: Common interests, humor, to be supported in the manner to which I would like to become accustomed. Don't want 'em, got 'em!

Three physical things about the preferred sex that appeals to you: As long as they don't look like Jabba the Hutt or stop a clock, just a smile and a nice general appearance. One thing I've noticed as I get older: back when I was a kid, the pretty girls were all as young as I was. Now, there's more pretty gals in their fifties (and beyond) than you can shake a stick at. Gray hair and a little amplitude don't hurt a bit.

Three of your favorite hobbies: Motorcycles, that's it. Street or strip, track or trail. More of a calling than a hobby, tho'. I eat, sleep, breathe, talk, ride, collect, dream, live and love 'em. My folks said I was going through a phase. If they were right, I'd say that just shy of fifty years is a fairly long phase.

Three things you want to do really badly right now: I do enough things really badly. There are, however, some things I would like to do really well, but that wasn't the question.

Three things that scare you: The fact that half of my countrymen are brain-dead scared-shitless blind idiots, that a good many of the entirety of us don't seem to give a shit that they've been sold down the river by their "leaders", and that I may not live long enough to see the USA turn around and be a nation to be proud of again.

Three of your everyday essentials: Coffee, cigarettes (roll 'em myself), family (wifey and my pups).

Three careers you have considered/are considering: Writer, but I'm lazy and have no discipline or imagination. Retirement. At one time I wanted a career in the motorcycle industry. I managed to pull that one off.

Three places you want to go on vacation: Russia, including Siberia; Scandinavia, including Finland; New Mexico.

Three kids' names you like: I don't give a shit what people call their spawn, but I like Biblical names like Cain or Ananias.

Three things you want to do before you die: Learn to play a stringed instrument; deck George Bush (and a bunch of others) on national TV, or alternatively, to have a front row seat at the twelve-rope hanging that will signify a sea change in American politics and culture; win a National Championship Hare 'n Hound, one-handed while drinking a beer and gettin' head from Arriana Huffington.

Three ways you are stereotypically a boy: I can pee through a knothole, ride a bike no hands, and have a picture on my wall of Steve McQueen riding a Triumph.

Three ways you are stereotypically a girl: I don't mind sitting down to pee, I liked City of Angels, and I go nuts over bargains.

Three celeb crushes: Jill Hennessy, Lucy Lawless (she could crush me! Oooh, Xena...), Lexa Doig. Danica Patrick just had the highest-ever finish (4th) by a woman in the Indy 500, so add her to the list.

It ain't my style to tag folks in public, 'cuz maybe they'd rather not be bothered with it, but you know who you are.

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