Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I'm with the band

Brian and I have been playing together since I was sixteen or seventeen, that's half my life. We're not that great, but about ten of the songs we've written in all these years are actually worth listening to. So next month, we're going to a proffessional recording studio to lay them down proper. Don't expect to see us on VH1 or even in a local bar, 'rock star' is not in our collective career paths. But, if you like the sweet, natural sounds of acoustic bass and guitar, coupled with gritty, rumbling vocals and cunning lyrics, we'll sell you a copy of our CD at cost. Or... if that doesn't work -- we'll pay you to take one.

Cindy hates our name, she says all she can think of is chewing gum, but we've gone by 'Wintergreen' for at least ten years (the first band we were in together was called 'Metal Shop', circa 1987). We're not seriously considering changing now, but just for kicks, tell me what you think of any of the following: 'Wintergray', 'Winterscum', 'Winter Warriors', or 'Holy Crap it's Winter Already'.

Nooo waaaay. . .

I stole these from somebody elses blog because some of them AMAZED the crap out of me. And since I found it on the internet, every word must be true.

DID YOU KNOW..........
• American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
• Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
• The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
• Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
• The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
• The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
• Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
• The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.
• Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
• Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.
• Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
• Adolph Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
• All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
• Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
• The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
• Pearls melt in vinegar.
• Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
• The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
• A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
• Richard Milhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton!

More non-narcissism

I'm doing this because I like talking about me. Leave a comment if you want to talk about me too.

Actually my sister did it on her blog, Junk from Jamie, and I admire her greatly. Is that a good enough reason? I'm still on a "gee, I hope I'm not egotistical" kick.

1. First name: --Chilldaddy
2. Do you flirt? --I am totally appropriate with members of the opposite sex at all times (my wife is a very jealous and homocidal woman)
3. Do you wish on stars? --pssh, no
4. When did you last cry? --when Bongo-Ben died
5. Do you like your handwriting? -- yeah, it's all cool and sloppy, like I try to be
6. What is your favorite lunch meat? --smoked turkey
7. What is your most embarrassing CD? -- Veggie Tales, they make me laugh
8. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? --yes, but I wouldn't be able to be around me for long periods of time
9. Do you have a journal? --no, probably never will, probably will always wish I had
10. Do you use sarcasm a lot? --I don't think so, do I?
11. What are your nicknames? --"Pastor", "Duece Daddy", "Ratchet Ray" (when I wrestled)
12. Would you bungee jump? --nope, not cuz I'm a wimp, though - cuz I'm too cool to express emotions like 'thrill'.
13. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? --I avoid that at all costs
14. Do you think that you are strong? --compared to women and children, I won't armwrestle other men
15. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? --mint chocolate chip and moosetracks
16. Shoe Size? --9 1/2
17. Red or pink? --neither, gray, brown or green
18. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? --my passivity
19. Who do you miss most? --army buddies and Bongo Ben
20. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? --blue. (I'm wearing hospital scrubs at the moment)

For all of you who refused to post pictures of yourselves on your blog, here's a little easier challenge: post your answers to this quizz.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

I showed you mine...

I have a question; why don't the cool bloggers use pictures of themselves in their profiles or anywhere on their page? Is it for security or privacy or some fear that nobody will read your blog if they know what you look like?

I guess it's just another example of how nerds like me are forced to sit outside the circle and wonder what the cool people are doing and why they're doing it. See, that's my real fear. Since I use my own likeness, am I perceived as 'uncool' or 'egotistical' or something? (I did get a 70% for narcissism on that personality profile down the page)

That's what I love about blogging, though, everbody is free to be who they are on their own blog. So if I am an 'uncool narcissist', that's okay. Right?

I still wonder what everbody looks like, though, please consider posting one little picture of yourselves on your blogs, for me, your bud, lil' ol' Chilldaddy. If not, please comment and leave me a valid excuse (as defined by your high school algebra teacher) why you won't.

Come on bloggers, this is a challenge.

Monday, November 07, 2005

mrs. chilldaddy's personality profile

Stability results were moderately high which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.
Orderliness results were low which suggests you are overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense too often of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.
Extraversion results were medium which suggests you are moderately talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting.
trait snapshot:
messy, disorganized, not rule conscious, rebellious, rash, weird, ambivalent about chaos, likes bizarre things, anti-authority, not good at saving money, not a perfectionist, leaves many things unfinished, low self control, strange, desires more attention, romantic daydreamer, abstract, impractical, unproductive, leisurely, likes the unknown
Dave Ramsey says if two people that are just alike get married,
one of them is not neccessary. I wonder who he might be?

Friday, November 04, 2005

Caption contest winner #2

DCver, you're the man.

Congratulations, your prize is a all-expense paid holiday to wherever it is that you went.*

Nobody should send him any money, though, he's on vacation and everybody knows that people on vacation have no use for money.

*winner must pay all expenses incurred on holiday

So what? So I took a personality test.

Yeah! I got the high score, baby!
I didn't win anything.
Here's more stuff it said about me:
Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..
Orderliness results were moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.
Extraversion results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.
trait snapshot:
social, outgoing, worry free, optimistic, upbeat, tough, likes large parties, makes friends easily, rarely irritated, open, enjoys leadership, trusting, dominant, thrill seeker, strong, does not like to be alone, assertive, mind over heart, confident, controlling, feels desirable, likes the spotlight, loves food, social chameleon, hard working, concerned about others
And this is why I am known as 'Chilldaddy'. Most of this is 'Dead-on', some of it is 'Dead-wrong'. Click the graph to get your own personality test.