Last week when I was starving for ideas I asked for help. Now, thanks to your excellent questions, I've had enough blog fodder to write 3 separate posts! This is number 2.
By pure coincidence, I was able to answer all the questions this week in list form.
Since my musical tastes are all over the place, I couldn't think of a good way to represent who my favorite musicians actually are. Fortunately, mp3 players now have the ability to keep statistics on stuff like this.
Here is an alphabetical list of my 30 most-played artists:
Bread (no really)
Hall and Oates
Harry Connick, Jr.
Huey Lewis and the News
Like I said... I have fairly eclectic musical tastes. I've seen this kind of thing done before in memes but feel free to share your own list if you have one.
First of all, thank you for the generous offer. I could definitely use some help painting my garage. However, after we've finished that, I can recommend several fun things to do in our area such as:
Mall of America - 2.5 million sq/ft of retail space plus a Nickelodeon Universe theme park, Underwater Adventures aquarium and a Lego Imagination Center. Make sure you have lots of time and plenty of money.
Water Park of America - This ginormous water park sits directly across the street from the Mall of America. It's a pretty typical park and hotel but the kids will love it all the same. Especially the Flow Rider Surf Simulator.
Valley Fair - A Six Flags type of amusement park containing 7 major roller coasters and a very entertaining water park. You won't be bored... or dry.
Science Museum of Minnesota - One of the midwest's premium science museums. This is the place we saw this unforgettable exhibit. Also contains an excellent omni theater.
Minnesota Children's Museum - Any kid who likes to learn, explore and have fun will have a blast at this place. There's so much to do here that one day won't seem like enough.
Minnesota Zoo - Considered a "natural" environment habitat, this wildlife refuge features prominent Minnesota species as well as traditional zoo animals. Ride the monorail around the grounds or relax to the mellow music inside the gigantic underwater aquarium.
Well Roger, in the course of the 30+ years SNL has been on the air, there have been far too many sketches and characters to remember. Fortunately, a person can go to this amazing archive site to find all things SNL, which is exactly what I did to to construct this list. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite SNL bits from past to present.
Mr. BillSo thanks Elizabeth, Phil and Roger... that was fun!
All Robert Smigle cartoons. Especially The X-Presidents, The Ambiguously Gay Duo, and Fun With Real Audio
The Chris Farley Show (with Paul McCartney as guest)
Donahue - Phil Hartman
Hardball - Darrell Hammond
Jeopardy - Will Ferrell
The "More Cowbell" sketch - Christopher Walken
Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood - Eddie Murphy
Mr. Short-Term Memory - Tom Hanks
Nick Burns Computer Guy - Jimmy Fallon
The O'Reilly Factor - Darrell Hammond
Spade in America - David Spade
Wayne's World - Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey
The following Weekend Update hosts:
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd/Jane Curtin/Bill Murray, Dennis Miller, Norm MacDonald, Colin Quinn, Jimmy Fallon/Tina Fey/Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers
About 200 other routines I can't think of or have room for.
Stay tuned for Part III where I attempt to answer VE's probing questions. And if you've ever attempted to answer probing questions, you know how difficult that can be.