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While Rome Burns...
November 3, 2008 - 8:45pm

I'm too distracted by the election to put together a proper post, so this meme from Lesboprof came at a good time. I don't usually do memes, but I can't say no to LP, so here goes...

The "Favorites" Meme

  1. Political show - Daily Show and Colbert Report, of course. Olbermann will do in a pinch, and Maddow is starting to show up on my radar.
    2. Picnic food – I'm not really a picnic guy, but in a pinch, a big ol' sub will do.
    3. Mixed drink – Raspberry daquiri. A bit girly, I know, but still. The best I ever had was in a pool in Kauai, on my honeymoon. For my money, raspberry and chocolate are nature's perfect flavors. Many years ago, Ben and Jerry's did 'chocolate raspberry' as a flavor of the month, and I ordered one in public. I enjoyed it so much that it became socially awkward.
    4. U.S. President – FDR.
    5. Kind of student to teach -- The ones who don't know they're smart until you point it out. I've had a few of those, and remember all of them.
    6. Hobby you do or wish you still did – Does blogging count? And I miss my dj days.
    7. Sports commentator – Tim McCarver. I know, I know, but he's informative as hell. I also enjoy John Madden every so often, since he sounds like an aneurysm in progress.
    8. Sport to watch on TV – Baseball. In a pinch, the Purina Fittest Dog competition. Or luge.
    9. Animal to have as a pet – Big floppy dogs.
    10. Halloween costume you have worn – Big Bird, when I was about five.
    11. Kind of dessert – See #3
    12. Comic strip – Dilbert, though the best ever was Calvin and Hobbes.
    13. Style or make of footwear – I've never cared about shoes.
    14. Ice cream flavor - See #3
    15. College or university president – Prefer not to answer.
    16. Internet news source – lately, I also check Brad DeLong's blog, the google news aggregator, and about twenty million other things.
    17. Vacation spot – Kauai, San Francisco, or Boston. A great hotel is the key ingredient. I don't believe in camping.
    18. Wine – A nice red zinfandel. Not that blush/pink crap; the red stuff.
    19. Way to waste time instead of working – being silly with the kids.
    20. Student excuse for late work -- "I couldn't get the paper done. (Pause) I'm in love."
    21. Reality show – No, thanks. If they can't be bothered to write it, I can't be bothered to watch it.
    22. Jewelry on a man – Nope. I feel the same way about tattoos on women. Call me retro, but there it is.
    23. Pizza topping – It's all about the sauce. Novices forget this.
    24. Children's movie – Finding Nemo or Cars. I also consider Matilda grossly underrated.
    25. Celebrity you wish would retire -- Carrot Top.


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