Friday, November 28, 2008

Post-holiday resonses to pre-holiday tags

Jin ran by and tagged me so quickly and surreptitiously that I almost didn't catch it, what with all the holiday hubbub and all.

1. Five names you go by:

a. Joe
b. Joseph
c. Bubs
d. Dad
e. Sir

2. Three things you are wearing right now:

a. Reading glasses
b. My 2008 Lincolnwood Turkey Trot long sleeve tee
c. Black Chuck Taylors

3. Two things you want very badly at the moment:

a. To weigh 20 pounds less than I do
b. To not have a painful bone spur on my foot

4. Three people who will probably fill this out:

Holiday season. No time for tagging now. Move on.

5. Two things you did last night:

a. Taught the palm-heel strike to my 4 year old niece.
b. Slept like a rock.

6. Two things you ate today:

a. Mi Xao Do Biên

b. Spring roll

7. Two people you last talked to on the phone:

a. My brother
b. Mizbubs

8. Two things you are going to do tomorrow:

a. Sleep late
b. Put up Christmas decorations

9. Two longest car rides:

a. Chicago to San Antonio--about 1200 miles, more or less
b. Chicago to New Orleans--about 950 miles, more or less

10. Two of your favorite beverages:

a. Ice water
b. Strong coffee with half and half

Right around the same time Jin tagged me, I got hit with another one.

Tim Broderick, a really cool writer/artist who's a friend of Johnny Yen, tagged Johnny and I. Tim asked what movies we'd watch if it was just a dad's night--no mom around. You can see Mr. Yen's response here.

Depending on the time of night, and night of the week, we might just watch Metalocalypse on Adult Swim. The youngest votes for watching Eraserhead again, as soon as I replace the copy that got lost. The eldest votes for any awful exploitation movie that MizBubs wouldn't bother with. The final possibility would be to go with sentimental favorites from the girls' younger years: The Nightmare Before Christmas or Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Or Freaks.

I lack the will right now to tag others, but if you'd like to play, consider yourself tagged with either or both of these little exercises.

Enjoy your weekend!


Doc said...

Bubs- I just wanted to tell you that the comment you left on my Thanksgiving post was the greatest thing that anyone has ever said about anything I've ever written. I hope the kids got something out of it, and that you and the family had a wonderful holiday, but I'm certain you did. I've seen how you eat around your house and I know from past articles that Mizbub's family are a hoot. I hope the bourbon went down smooth.

Thanks again,

Freida Bee said...

My 2008 Lincolnwood Turkey Trot long sleeve tee

Oh, now you went and got me so hot-n-bothered that I'm not even going to chastise you for putting up Christmas decorations the day after Christmas.

Happy holiday season, turkey eating time, Bubs's.

Mnmom said...

My siblings and cousins and I all sat around exchanging bone spur and arthritis stories, then became absolutely HORRIFIED at ourselves! Next we'll be talking Ben Gay and fiber!

Erik Donald France said...

Reading glasses, want to lose twenty pounds, must be in the same basic cohort . . .

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hmmm, I wonder how your copy of Eraserhead got "lost"? I am assuming that you are in agreement that it is the most excruciatingly boring film ever made.

Not that I am accusing you of anything.

Bubs said...

Barbara, I love Eraserhead, as do the kids. MizBubs might have been a suspect but she doesn't pull stunts like that. We think it was a friend of the kids who "borrowed" it.

Erik, yes. This has been strange year that way.

MnMom, it's funny--on any given morning with the running club I belong to, you have a collection of runners ages 25-55, mostly in the 30-40 range, fit people, and to hear them discuss their litany of injuries and ailments you'd think you were in a nursing home.

Frieda, please don't judge me. It's now Sunday and we haven't gotten them up yet.

Doc, you ARE welcome.

Freida Bee said...

Well, I meant the day after Thanksgiving anyway and it's really more that I'm jealous that you don't string your kids along, acting like you don't care (when they obviously do), because you're too lazy go to all the trouble. (Or, I am jealous because you are a more efficient brand of lazy and you know you'll have to do it anyways and you get it done and don't have to deal with all that complaining and begging.)

"Darling, Mommy thinks Christmas is a crock of shit holiday branded by corporations for profits and Santa is just a big lie. Sorry."

(Maybe if I get that out of my system, I won't say it out loud.)

Oh. oh. I feel a "bah humbug" coming on.

justacoolcat said...

Chucky's and reading glasses? That is so DethKlok

Beth said...

I haven't seen Eraserhead in eons. Need to watch it soon.

John Donald Carlucci said...

I hate metal, but i LOVE Metalocalypse! I am buying the boxset of this darn show. Shesh

"The Incredible Torture Show"
Lord, does he hang out with Jin? I watched ten minutes of this thing years ago and turned it off. Shudder.