Saturday, July 12, 2008

I've been tagged again...

Sam tagged me for a six random things meme. I did one of these back in February, but I'll come up with a new list for this one.

1. I'm sort of a beer snob. My favorites are Henry Weinhards, Smithwicks, Sam Adams, Dos Equis, and now Land Shark Lager. I really can't stand Budweiser, MGD, Coors, etc.

2. I've only been apprehended or detained by "the authorities" twice. The first time was in Guam. The second time was in Virginia. Those are each stories for later blog posts.

3. My favorite place to go on vacation is Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Our family has a condo and a boat up there. During our last shore duty in DC, we went up to the lake for about a week each summer.

YB and Daddy Driving the Boat
Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

4. My second favorite place to go on vacation is our timeshare resort in Orlando (see trip advisor reviews here). They've got a big pirate ship made out of foam rubber with four little-kid water slides going out in different directions. The staff all wear pirate-themed outfits and take the kids on treasure hunts around the campus, etc. Each time we've gone there, we've spent most of our time just enjoying the resort and then devote one day to Disney.

Daddy & the boys going down the pirate ship slide.
Horizons in Orlando

5. I'm always intrigued by stories about time-travel. I was in like 3rd or 4th grade when The Final Countdown came out in theaters. Then in like 5th and 6th grade one of my favorite movies was Time Bandits. Then of course there was the Back to the Future trilogy and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. More recently there was Timeline, Frequency, and Deja Vu.

Although they didn't involve time travel per se, the first and third Highlander movies held my interest with a similar sort of fascination. (Aside: I like to just ignore the second Highlander movie and pretend it didn't exist. That was horrible.)

Two of my most recent favorites along this theme were an excellent book, the Time Traveler's Wife, and an NBC TV series, the Journeyman. I was excited to see that Time Traveler's Wife is in production being filmed as a movie. Unfortunately, the Journeyman just sort of stopped during the writer's strike and it never started up again. They used to have the full episodes available to view on the NBC website, but NBC took them down.

6. Pet Peeve: People who drive around with their bass turned up so loud it reverberates through my chest cavity more than a block away. As I write this, I'm getting pretty pissed off at the people throwing a party about two blocks from here. With our windows and doors shut, the bass is vibrating our house and giving me a headache. I went outside to find out where it was coming from, and I can hear the music clear as day as if it was coming from my own house. I had to walk to the far corner of our housing area to see the flashing disco lights from a house just across the bike path / just outside our neighborhood.

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Let's see...
  • link to the person who tagged you. Check.
  • post the rules on your blog. Check.
  • write six random things about yourself. Check.
  • tag six people at the end of your post. Mmmm... I already tagged the people I know in my last post, but since she's new to the blogosphere, I'll tag MN Tall Girl.
  • let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. Check.
  • let the tagger know when your entry is up. Check.
Mission accomplished.

Oh, here's a bonus random thing about me:

7. In case you hadn't already figured it out, I'm one of those checklist type of people. I get a feeling of satisfaction from being able to cross things off a list.


Sagey said...

So umm yea... how many things have you checked off of your Honey Do List for move prep? ;-)

Sam said...

OMG Sagey said "move" *goes into convulsions*

Andy and I were JUST talking about the whole bass thing yesterday. Its ridiculous isn't it?

Nereus said...

First, Thanks for the mention in your previous post on my Retirement from the Navy.
Don't you just love it when you get tagged??

Hmmm. XO on a Submarine, Wouldn't have taken you to be a check list sorta guy. Just me, but I thought that was the first pre req on the qual path.

Beer snob, Well a few years in the USN and we all are.

I can't wait to hear the detained by authorities stories

I share your fascination of time travel/time line. Have you read some of the Alternate Timeline SF stories?

So you also hate those who want to share their musical taste? I know what you mean, nothing like having to sit at a stop light with one who shares 112 Db of 20hz so you have to see the dentist to re fill the dental work rattled loose.

So umm yea...Now about that moving check list...
I need you to come in on Saturday..


JoLee said...

Umm... so why don't you crank up some Barry Manilow to 112 Db of 20hz! Chuckle.