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Yo yourself!

Pardon the absense -- I'm feeling guilty for not having posted items related to the wedding and honeymoon, so haven't posted anything at all. That and I've been quite busy at work since my return. First was the whole "read all the email that happened while you were gone" thing, followed quickly by the "read all the email from people who waited until you returned and slammed you on your first day back thinking they could sneak in their priority" thing, followed again quickly with the "by the way, these tasks need to be completed soon and we are so glad you are back" thing and the "we made these decisions in a vaccum and you need to clean up our mess because we had no clue what to do while you were gone" thing.

The above paragraph reminds me of an episode of Dexter's Lab where Dexter created a dog language translator. "It's a thing!"

Welcome to the friends list, 2ndavemusic!

I am participating in the current meme that is going around asking people for interview questions. However, I'm being very selective with the list of people who I'm doing that with. With the exception of homestar, who was the first person I say doing this and signed up immediately for, I'm only doing this with my non-game show type people on my friends list. I figure that the game show type people will be throwing this around in a viscious circle and there might be a bit of duplication. The other group of people may have a different perspective that I'm curious about.

Having said that, here are my answers to spacecadetjen, cut tagged for your protection.

1. How did you meet your wife and what did you find so appealing about her?
Techincally, that's two questions... *snicker* Jen and I met through her ex-husband, actually. I used to work with him at El Pollo Loco, and became friends with his friends quickly. After graduating college in 1994, I moved out of my parents house into a house with his best friend and his brother. We collectively have been around each other for some time. He started dating her and bringing her to our gatherings. He and she married. He cheated on her and left. They divorced. I, knowing that many of her friends were originally his friends, called her to let her know that regardless of the twithead's actions, she still had a friend in me. We talked ... a lot ... afterwards. Several months later, we started dating. As for what was appealing, Jen was very easy to be myself around. Mind you, I am myself wherever I go, but it's easier around her.

2. What is one of your happiest memories?
My parents used to rent a beachfront house in Newport Beach for July 4th week every year. One year, our next door neighbor was Richard Hatch. No, not that Richard Hatch, but rather this Richard Hatch, from Battlestar Galactica. As a kid, this was distinctly cool. Anyway, one night when he was out and about in the sand known as the front yard (beachfront, remember?), and after much encouragement from my parents, I went over and asked for his autograph.

Yeah, it's kitsch. But it's better than saying how the main thing I remember from a trip to Seattle as a kid was seeig a preview week of Sale of the Century...

3. Do you have an interest that very few people know about? Care to share?
Most of my interests are wide out in the open for all to see. I am not one to particular hide anything, though I somehow surprised my team lead the other day with my game show fascination. *shrug* I guess if anything, it would be religion's role in society. It's not something that I talk about or do serious research on, but something I note when I see it. This ties in directly with one of my favorite television shows, Babylon 5, but I digress...

4. Who would you say was your role model/hero when you were growing up?
The kitsch answer to this would be my father, which is true to a certain degree. But, since I rather like not giving standard answers to things, I'd rather focus on Charlie Tuna. To me, he was the bomb. He was a radio DJ *and* worked on a game show. Again, as a kid who was interested in both, that was just too much, and I wanted so much to be like him. I still harbor a secret dream to be a DJ at an all 80's radio station, which really isn't much of a secret now that I've told y'all that. =)

5. What's your favorite kind of cookie?
Chocolate chocolate chip. To quote a fictional character, "I've never met a chocolate that I didn't like."


In amongst all of this busy times, the house is still a disaster. This weekend, we (as in she and me) are taking the time to clean it up finally, but mainly because we need to find the change of status forms for our benefits. Being married has its benefits, and the looniest of them all is that fact that I am now a AAA member for more years than I've been alive. We both had AAA accounts, charged individually. I closed my account and joined hers. She started AAA off of her parents account, which they started some 31 year ago. So when Jen split off that account, AAA kept her years the same as her parents. Me joining her account bumped my years up as well. Just kinda funny...

General shout outs, which may or may not mean anything even to the people they are directed to (which is my little secret that I'm not sharing)
* Good luck in DC!
* Yo yourself!
* Agree to disagree and get over it!
* Get some sleep, man...
* I'm sorry to hear about the job. =(
* Went by Anaheim yesterday. Should have stopped by to pick up the monkey for you...
* Stay true to yourself
* I'm still jealous of you, dang nammit!
* Sputnik Sputnik Sputnik! ... Skylab?

Comments

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jumbach
Jun. 6th, 2003 10:18 am (UTC)
Glad you're back! I was thinking of starting a pool to see when you'd post again.

I'm a marginal game show geek, and have lots of other interests. I'd love to do the interview thing with you.
rialtus
Jun. 6th, 2003 07:28 pm (UTC)
Ask away, Jim!
2ndavemusic
Jun. 6th, 2003 11:26 am (UTC)
The AAA time-space paradox
My wife had a similar experience. She'd only gotten her driver's license about a year before we got married, and--pow!--suddenly she'd been a member for 14 years. Weird.
rialtus
Jun. 6th, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC)
The AAA time-space paradox
I went from 14 years to 31 years in a heartbeat. In theory, and with a few generations, there should be a 16 year old that will be a member for some 60 some years...
riversidedimple
Jun. 6th, 2003 03:31 pm (UTC)
I promise.....I will sleep...next Tuesday is looking good to get some sleep in. I would today, but I'm going to tonite's Dodgers game. =D I will be back tomorrow, have most of my day planned out, probably get no sleep there, too....Sunday looks like a study day since I have a final on Monday, yeah, and then I have bowling night on Monday, but I will be sure to take a nap before bowling, as always. =D

Yeah, Tuesday is looking REEEEEALLY good for sleep. =P
rialtus
Jun. 6th, 2003 07:48 pm (UTC)
To sleep, perchance to dream.
Reminds me of a saying from my old Borg Club days -- Sleep but don't explode.

(I guess you had to be there... but it was funny at the time!)
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