Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I Answer Dude of the House's Questions. Yep.

So Jay (aka Dude of the House) tagged me in a blog post a while ago. Now, the honorable thing would have been to wait a year before acknowledging it, but I have no honor left, so I waited a month.

I'm supposed to answer these 7 questions, then add 10 random things about myself. I follow orders.

  1. What is your favorite song?
    • Damn... I'm already stuck? Maybe "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" by Joe Jackson? Or "Sulk" by Radiohead, because of the bass line? Or "You and I" by Stevie Wonder? Or "Broken Heart" by Spiritualized? Or "Waiting for Superman" by The Flaming Lips? Or "August & September" by The The? I can go back in time, too. How about "Comfortably Numb"? Or freakin' "Stairway to Heaven"? That's a great song as long as you take a decade break between playing it. Or I can go even further! Why not Sinatra singing "Body and Soul"? What about "The Cinema Show" by Genesis? How about "Scent of Lime" by The Long Winters? My head is exploding... Can I move on already? "Venus as a Boy" by Bjork. "Little Trip to Heaven" by Tom Waits. Alright, that's enough.
  2. What’s your favorite desert?
    • Desert? Seriously? OK... I haven't been to THAT MANY deserts, to be honest. I've been to the desert in Israel and it's beautiful, but I can't really compare it to other deserts. Was it supposed to be dessert? Because then it's Nutella.
  3. What do you do when you are upset?
    • I go, "Arrrrrghhhhhhhghhhhhhhhghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!" You know Inspector Clouseau's boss from the original movies? The one with the gun lighter? That's me.
  4. Which is your favorite pet?
    • We adopted two Pit Bulls in 2000. One of them, now 16, is still with us, and she's the greatest, stinkiest creature on Earth. I don't get cats. And I don't get small dogs.
  5. Which do you prefer, White or Whole Wheat?
    • White. Gotta live a little.
  6. What is your your biggest fear?
    • I'm afraid of fire. Does that count, or was I supposed to put something meaningful, like regret?
  7. What is your attitude mostly?
    • I probably have undiagnosed bipolar disorder. I move quickly from "I'm old and pointless" to "It's a Wonderful Life."

    And now, I must add 10 random things about myself. Here goes:

    1. I once worked for the security team on one of the Queen's parades in London. I had one those ear-pieces even. I was supposed to look at the crowd the whole time, but I couldn't help myself, and I turned around when the Queen passed with her freakin' chariot. She did that wave she does. You know, the wrist-wave. She looked like the Queen from the Naked Gun movies.
    2. I played bass in a band in London for 5 years. I was a Rock-God, to be more precise.
    3. I'm an Israeli, and I was in the military in Israel for 3 years. I consider it a waste of everybody's time, to be honest. I pride myself on being a terrible soldier.
    4. I jumped off a bridge in Israel. A bunch of us in our unit did that. The guy who jumped next to me later died from a landmine in Lebanon. 
    5. Obviously, I have issues.
    6. And to lighten up a bit: I danced in a cage once. In a gay club. Yea... You never really know where life will lead you, do you...
    7. My mom caught me stealing some candy when I was a kid, and she gave me THE LOOK. I haven't stolen anything since.
    8. I had a near-death experience once. With the tunnel (looked more like eye of the hurricane), and the light, and the clear decision to "stay away from the light" and everything. My wife says I was just drunk, though.
    9. I love being a father, but the responsibility is overwhelming.
    10. I love being a husband too, and the responsibility is just as overwhelming. I've taken the best years of her life!!! Poor thing was 22 when we shared our first beer. I was 54.
    11. I wasn't really 54.

    So there's that. Sorry if I depressed you. This stuff is always and forever at the back of my mind.

    Now I need to tag others? I know not everyone likes doing these things, so I promise I won't be offended if you ignore this tag or complain and call me bad names. Here are the five bloggers I shall indeed tag today:

    1. Tommy from Life of Dad
    2. Brent from Designer Daddy
    3. Lee from Souvenirs of Fatherhood
    4. James from Luke, I am Your Father
    5. John from Daddy's in Charge?



    1. Damn you now I am
      Going to get hit by a bus because it will take me forever to do this. Desert? Seriously? I would have gone with that one in Mongolia.

    2. Yep, it was "desert" when I received it from multiple people, too. Obviously a very talented writer conceived the questionnaire.

      1. I know, and now I realize that it looks like you're the one who started the "desert" thing... Sorry. If any of the people I tagged in turn makes fun of me for asking him about deserts, I deserve it.

    3. I just remembered how much I loved your old blog. :-) I mean, I love this blog too, of course and far be it from me to play favorites. But this post made me remember. :-) :-) :-)

      1. It is old-school, isn't it? But it's so draining! I mean, I've written about most of this stuff there, and then after I write about the most traumatic experience in my life, what's left? In a way, it was quitting altogether or taking a step back to this semi-detached blog.

        Thanks, though!

    4. There is nothing wrong with "I'm old and pointless" to "It's a Wonderful Life." I feel like i am "old and pointless" all the time! lol j/k I am sure it has more to do with the fact i am 42 years-old and have a 3 year old son! Especially because he loves to tell me i can't do anything right. I guess over the next few decades I am destined to get dumber and dumber while he gains intelligence....lol


      1. I'm only 39 so my 4yo boy still thinks I'm special. The other day we saw someone juggle with 3 balls. The next day he asked me if I could do it, and I said sure--then I juggled with one ball (and air-juggled the rest). He was very impressed.

    5. So I'm confused, why is it honorable to wait a year to acknowledge someone? Are you employing sarcasm, or is this some blogging rule I've yet to learn?

      1. I was joking, but mainly because when I started writing that sentence I thought it's been six months since I'd been tagged. When I realized it was only a month it was too late to change the beginning of the sentence, because who's got time to go back nowadays?



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