Friday, August 18, 2006

More Me

More "me" from the Get to Know Your Blogger series...

...something you do that other bloggers who read you might find odd if they saw you doing it. I don't know, I seem to be a pretty normal person. I suppose someone might think it'’s odd that I eat peanuts AND the shell at the same time.

...when you were 7, what you wanted to be when you grew up - that you never told anyone about. Seven? Seriously? I can hardly remember what I wanted to be “when I grew up” when I was 20! That being said (when I was older) I secretly wanted to be a TV personality such as news anchor or talk show host. I even submitted a resume and head shot for an audition as host of a daytime variety show in Minneapolis one time back in the 80'’s, but was never called for an interview.

...the thing you don't tell people at work about yourself. Believe it or not - THIS! So far, either no one from my office has stumbled on this blog yet or they have but are choosing not to mention it. I don't have any problem with them reading it, but don't necessarily want to encourage the initial onslaught of chiding which will happen once they inevitably discover it.

...what you like to do when no one else is going to be home for a stretch of time. Believe it or not - THIS! Oh sorry, did I just say that? But that's partially true. If I have a little extra "me" time I like to get caught up and write a few posts ahead - you know, so I don't have to write memes when I'm too busy to write a real story.

...the thing you believe - politically - that you don't admit to people who think you think like they do. (What an oddly worded question!) If I know someone has a different
belief than me I usually choose not to discuss politics with them (likewise with religion). Having a debate about an issue implies that I think my opinion is right and theirs is wrong - and I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I choose to support my political beliefs privately and through the voting process. Also, I don't affiliate myself with any one party and vote instead for the candidate that most closely aligns with my viewpoints. To assume that any single party automatically represents the best side of all issues doesn't make any sense to me.

...that one thing from your childhood, outside of your parents, that you try to maintain some kind of connection with, and how. Definitely my music. I started playing piano when I was 5 years old and have never stopped since.

...a song or group or singer you secretly like that everyone else groans about. Michael Bublé. At least that's who most men groan about. you close the bathroom door when you're the only one home? What does "“you're the only one home" mean? Heh. But to answer the question? At home, yes because I never know if a neighbor kid is going to come barging in unannounced. In hotels, no.


Anonymous said...

Eat peanuts AND the shell at the same time?

They should rephrase the bathroom question.

Waya said...

I'm agree with you about the politics and religion issues, I vote for the "lesser of the two evils" believe it or not, and I don't like to discuss this on my blog. I leave religion and politics at home.

Heather said...

Great answers...mostly because they sound similar to what I think!

The bathroom door...depends on how badly I have to go...sometimes that second to close the door is the difference.

Hmmm. Maybe I shared too much.

Karl said...

Yeah, same here on the politics and religion. It's rare that I ever mention those...anywhere, let alone on my blog. Both tend to polarize people. I enjoy lots of different people, doesn't matter what their political positions may be. So I choose to enjoy them for all the OTHER crazy things they believe. That way there are few(er) arguments.

yellojkt said...

I think this is a set of very leading meme question that are trying to get you to admit that you surf pornsites, are an admirer of Hitler, and take Open Door Dumps.

Not that I would ever admit to those things. Not on a blog.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

chanakin - I did say that I was a "pretty normal person." I suppose I've should have said I was a "pretty regular guy." Oh well - too late!

waya - Yeah, it's too bad it usually only boils down to 2 or 3 candidates. I'd be interested in see how the run-off voting process works.

heather - Sounds like you've been taking after your toddlers! Play hard until the last possible second and then - EMERGENCY!!!

karl - I agree. The only people who should be polarized are those who live in the Arctic.

yello - So you're saying you didn't just admit to those things? Um, right.

Jenn said...

peanuts and shells? Okay, how much floss do you REALLY go through on a weekly basis?

Mr. Coffee likes Buble. So do I. But I always giggle and feel like I'm saying something obscene when I say his name..

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you eat the peanut shells!!!