Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Grand Theft Meme

Meme stolen from: http://sayingyes.typepad.com/saying_yes/

What is your favorite thing to wear? Red Sox t shirts

Last meal you had at a restaurant: Appetizers at TGIFriday's

Name one thing that scares you: The future

Who was the last person in your bed? My beloved

What were you doing at 7:00am? Staring at Sportscenter dreading the day

Last person you hugged? My beloved

Does anyone you know want to date you? Howls of derisive laughter, Bruce

When was your last encounter with the police? Hmmmmm....we have off duty officers who work where I work, so I guess that's it. My last adversarial one would have to be getting pulled over in Browns Mills, New Jersey because my license plate was off the system. I had changed to one of the fundraising plates, and apparently, they removed my old plate from the system before my new one had arrived in the mail.

Have you ever driven without a license? Inadvertently

What time of the day is it? Nearly midnight

Who/What made you angry today? My supervisor being unwilling or unable to answer a simple question.

Do you want anyone? How? Sexually? Yes.

Do you like birds? Not particularly

Do you download music? Yes, but I pay for it.

Do you care if your socks are dirty? Not at all. I mean, I don't care if they LOOK dirty. I care if they ARE dirty.

Opinion of Chinese symbol tattoos? Don't care.

What are you doing tonight? This.

Do you like to cuddle? Sure.

Do you love anyone? Many people.

Whose bed did you sleep in last night? Mine

Have you ever bungee jumped? No.

Have you ever gone whitewater rafting? No. Canoeing, though.

Has anyone ten years older than you ever hit on you? More howls of derisive laughter.

How many pets do you have? None.

Have you met a real redneck? Yes.

How is the weather right now? Cold.

What are you listening to right now? This Week in Tech, a podcast.

What was the last movie you watched? On TV? JFK. In a theater? The Clone Wars.

Do you wear contacts? No.

Where was the last place you went besides your house? Work.

What are you wearing? Denim shirt, black khakis, New Balance sneakers, and a loosened tie.

What's one thing you've learned this year? John McCain is shameless.

What do you usually order from Starbucks? Frappucino of one flavor or other.

Ever had someone sing to you? My wife does that a lot.

Have you ever fired a gun: Yes, a rifle. At boy scout camp.

Are you missing someone? Yes.

Favorite TV show? Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles

What do you have an obsession with? The fiction I'm trying to write.

Has anyone ever said you looked like a celeb? Once. When I was a lot thinner, a girl told me I looked like Corey Haim, I think. Or Corey Feldman. Or Cory Snyder. Cory something.

Who? See above.

Who would you like to see right now? Billy Joel in concert.

Ever had a near death experience? No.

Are you afraid of falling in love? I already fell.

Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't supposed to? Yes!

Has anyone you were really close to passed away recently? No.

What's something that really bugs you? People who don't want to face the consequences of their policy decisions.

Taco Bell or Burger King? Burger King, only because I usually get an upset stomach from Taco Bell.

Next time you will kiss someone? Probably tomorrow morning.

Favorite baseball team? The Red Sox. Duh.

Ever call a 1-900 phone number? Yes.

Nipple or Nose rings? Neither.

What's the longest time you've gone without sleep? Close to 24 hours probably.

Last time you went bowling? Maybe 2 years ago.

Where is the weirdest place you have slept? The front seat of a friend's car, because rain was flooding our tents.

Who did you last speak with on the phone? Probably a customer.

What does your last received text message say? A tweet from Robert Scoble.

What's the closest orange object to you? The cover of WC Heinz' novel "The Professional"


  1. "Do you download music? - Yes, but I pay for it."

    If you DIDNT pay for it, what would you write? :P

  2. Good question.

    I guess I was just trying to make the distinction. I believe people, even rich people, should be paid for their work.

  3. How do you pay the rich people, for, say "illegal" downloads of concerts and albums that are no longer in print or distributed through the tiny narrow "authorized" channels?

  4. Oh, I'm completely with you on that.

    I applauded loudly when Metallica started their website before the new album came out, where they were leaving live concerts from their archives for fans to download.

    It is clear to anyone with half a brain that the wave of the future is giving away (or nearly giving away) recordings and making money on tour.

    I, for one, a long with a lot of other obsessive fans, would happily pay Billy Joel $10 for a concert recording from his archives-I'm sure the same is true of a lot of groups.

    There is an argument to be made that the artist has a right to control what they have available for public consumption. I'm not sure if I buy it, but you can make the argument.

    But ITunes and Amazon MP3s proves that there is a market for legal music downloads. Just don't treat your customers like children, and they'll shower you with riches. Relatively speaking.

  5. "But ITunes and Amazon MP3s proves that there is a market for legal music downloads. Just don't treat your customers like children, and they'll shower you with riches. Relatively speaking."

    Amazon more than iTunes. The iTunes files, last time I checked, were non-standard, crippled, and did not play on a variety of equipment.

    I agree with your points.


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