20 Questions Tuesday: 91 - Random 1

There comes a time in a 20 Questions Tuesday blogger’s life when he needs a break from coming up with topics for questions. During those rare, brief times that blogger calls out to the twisting nether for his questioneers to question him in a more thoughtless random pattern. Well, readers, that time is now, and it seems next week

Thanks this week go to Lsig, Belsum, Sparky, Capt Mc Armpants, Scott St.Pierre, and Pami Jo.

On to the questions:
1. Do you believe in coincidence?
Yes, I do. Happenstance and I are long acquaintances. I also believe that some things are more than coincidence.

2. What color are your shoes?
Brown leather, tan leather, olive mesh, with lime green stripes. They RAWK

3. Star Wars fans vs. Star Trek fans- compare and contrast.
Star Wars and Star Trek fans are not mutually exclusive categories. Keeping that in mind, I understand that the more rabid fans of one genre may not agree with the other. Therefore I can make these distinctions. Star Wars is for the more martial of the geeks. The ones that thrive on the bounty that is hack and slash. Conflict is resolved in person with a light saber and a blaster. Star Trek is for the more cerebral. Not that it is more “thinking” than star wars, just that it is more distant. The conflict and conflict resolution in Trek is typically ship to ship and impersonal. Photon torpedoes and phaser banks win the day in that universe. I would say that Star Wars is the Marines and Star Trek is the Navy.

4. Why do we sing our babies to sleep with a song about them falling out of trees? What's that about?
I have often wondered that one. How bout we sing a song about safely floating or un-threateningly rocking to sleep?

5. How are you?
I have been better. You?

6. Budweiser and Clamato: discuss.
Ummm… wow. I am not a fan of Bud nor of Clamato. I can’t help but think this is a virulent gastronomical explosion waiting to happen.

7. Dill pickle potato chips versus ketchup potato chips versus roast chicken potato chips.
I have to choose one? Ewwwwwww.

8. Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, or Jade?
Hal Jordan

9. Why isn’t Kyle Minogue more popular in the US?
I honestly can’t think of any good reason.

10. Who’s your favorite Pope and why?
Hmmm… I am clearly most familiar with JP2, so I will have to go with the most recent non-current Pope. As far as Catholic doctrine goes, JP2 was really pretty progressive. He brought about many institutional changes that have set the plate for the following Popes to continue the modernization process.

11. What's your favorite libation?
Hmmm… Alcohol and I no longer agree with each other. I think I might be allergic to the stuff. Recently if I have the equivalent of a shot of whiskey or a beer, the following morning is like I have been on an all night binge drinking display of human debauchery. So, even if I am just being social with a couple beers or a glass of wine, I pay the price as if I had gotten ripped. I just stay away from it now unless drunkenness will be possible. If that is the case, I drink beer.

12. If you had to over-decorate your cubicle with a ceramic collection of something, what would you choose?
Hummels. It would be expensive, but it would freak people out for a 33 (soon to be 34) year old guy to have a collection of Hummels at work.

13. Would you pass the dutchie on the left hand side?
Get yer own Dutchie. I love that it is a bunch of kids singing this. Did you know one of them spent some time in the slammer for drug possession? Quelle Surprise?

14. Inquiring minds want to know more about your tatts.
No they don’t. I only have one. It is on the center my back just above my shoulder-blades. That’s all you get.

15. Chef Ming Tsai is coming over to cook dinner for you and the fam. What do you hope he prepares?
Not sure, maybe the Oven Roasted Pork Ribs, I think I would want a more traditional BBQ sauce and with maybe a ginger kick to it.

16. Why do we still use the English measurement system?
If there is one thing the US does well, it is stick to its guns no matter what evidence to the contrary may point to.

17. Public education. How do you fix it?
The metric system... duh. Sheesh, do I have to fix everything?

18. At what point during a town meeting are you most likely to drop your drawers and moon the mayor?
You know the point of the meeting where the one guy who just gets up to the mic and complains for 20 minutes about the smell of socks? When he’s done. Truth be told, there isn’t a “wrong” moment.

19. If time heals all wounds, why do we need doctors?
If we take the definition of “heal” to be “to free from ailment.” Then time does indeed heal all wounds, for given enough time the free-ing from ailment will be the sweet release of death.

20. If it snows & accumulates say 8 inches what would the total accumulation be if it had been rain?
It depends on the relative sogginess of the snow. The colder the weather it is, the more snow it take to equal an inch of rain. For super cold weather it could take up to 20 inches of snow to equal 1 inch of rain water. For those sloppy snowfalls where it is hovering just below freezing the ratio can be as close as 2 or 3 to 1. The average that is used is 10 to 11 inches of snow for 1 inch of rain.

To recap:
Details seem to be the only things left for the remodel
Cutting tiles
Staining the window frames and the new BATHROOM door
Then we move the office downstairs…
Maybe even this weekend
I am giddy with excitement
Sooo close
I needs to gets me some lunch
Listening to Don’t Make me a Target by Spoon off of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga