Monday, April 16, 2012

#74. or, 11 questions

  I mentioned the other day how some of my friends are doing the A-Z Challenge throughout April. Well my friend Pish, over at Pish Posh, chose to write about limericks for her "L" entry. I was stricken with a bit of inspiration and whipped one up about her to leave in her comment section.  Be damned if she didn't decide to use it, along with one written by Super Earthling to update her "about me" section. If you feel inclined, and i hope you do, you can check it out here.

  Also last week, i mentioned that Brett Minor at The Transformed Non-Conformist  had tagged me to do a list of 11 question. I was pretty happy to be invited by him to do this. I've been thinking on some of the answers over the weekend so i hope you can get to know me a little better from these answers.

#1. Book or movie and why?
 I'm going to go with movie here. I love books but i really love renting a movie and spending an evening on the couch with my wife. The other night, during a movie,  i fell asleep on her boob. It was awesome! That rarely happens with a book.
#2. Real or e-book?
My wife has a Kindle, it's crazy convenient for travelling with but i still like a real book. For Fathers Day, my wife got me a first printing of a book off of e-bay, that came from England. It's neat to know that sometimes, the book you're reading belonged to someone else once. A book can have a life of it's own.
#3. Funniest thing that you've done in the last 5 years.
I struggled with this a bit. On my 40th Birthday, after a few drinks, some friends and i made, what for lack of a better term, was a bomb. Well, 2 bombs. Anyways, a bit of an accident really put a dampener on the rest of the evening. After that, i had t-shirts made up for everyone involved that said "I Survived Ken's 40th Birthday Blast." It was kind of funny, i'll tell you about that sometime.
#4. Do you put yourself into the books you read or the movies you watch?
I don't think so. I tend to get caught up in them but while they're happening i just go with it. After, yes. More with movies though. I mean, who wouldn't want to be John McLean kicking some ass? But if i could be a character in a movie, i'd be in this! It's from one of my favorite movies.

Everyone else hated it but i loved this movie. I always liked this scene for some reason. Know what it's from?
#5. How would your best friend describe you?
I asked my wife. (she's my best friend.) She said i was The Rock! I thought sweet, he's an awesome dude! (then i did that thing with my eyebrow.) She said "no no no!" I'm HER rock, calm, thoughtful ,and kind. Funny too. Plus irrestiably sexy! I added that last part on my own.  :)
#6. Favorite kind of car and why?
Well, The Batmobile of course. But the chances of ever actually getting to drive the batmobile are slim to none, so i'm going to say my truck.

i like big trucks with wide asses. That's not over compensating for anything, is it?

#7. Would your choice of party be catered meal or barbecue out back?
I would love to have a grand barbecue out in my back yard. All of my friends would be invited, there'd be a big fire pit going and i'd mix awesome drinks and maybe roast a pig. (We wouldn't blow anything up.)
#8. What's your favorite season and why?
That depends on the time of year. In the winter, it's winter. Because i'm Canadian and it's been genetically bred into us. If it's spring, summer, or fall, i'm going to say summer. I love the summer. I like camping, bare feet, and women in sun dresses. I'm also pretty busy then so the longer the season, the better. There's plenty of tractor'n to be done.
#9. What specific lesson have you learned. Spiritual, educational, occupational?
Spiritual:  As comfortable as it is to sleep naked, if you're on a field trip and you are overnighting in a church basement, you probably shouldn't. (that's most likely another post sometime.)
educational: You will NOT become better at spelling through osmosis from having a dictionary on the desk beside you while you are trying to blog!
occupational: You are not always going to make the right decision, but if you can make the best decision available, you're probably going to do alright.
#10. Besides writing, what's your favorite thing to do when you get some extra time?
Going into to town to have lunch with my wife. I'm assuming this would be day to day extra time, because i really like winter tropical vacation as well. But that's a planned event and i don't think it counts?
#11. What's one place you can be found at least one time every week?
Lately, it seems that at least once a week i find myself at the local John Deere dealership. They like to take my money.

  Now i am supposed to tag 11 more people and allow them the opportunity to do these as well. I looked at my list of the people that i follow and i haven't really got to know them well enough to be comfortable sending this on. The ones that i do, this has already been sent on to. I feel a little bad about that and it's like i'm dropping the ball here. Sorry. If you're reading this and would like to answer these 11 questions, by all means take them and answer them. I had a lot of fun doing this and was happy to be asked. seems that i have been dubbed, The Almighty Sceptor Wielding Limerick King of the Blogosphere by Super Earthling, The Great and Powerful Limerick Queen. It appears we may be limerick royalty. Big shoes indeed! I wonder if the position comes with crowns, that would be awesome.  :)


  1. You know, Ken, if I’d known Pish was going to immortalize our limericks, I would have spent a lot more time trying to come up with something memorable. LOL

    I really loved #5. LOL I can just imagine my husband making the same assumption. In fact, throughout your list here I kept being reminded of my husband because he and I are best friends too and many of your answers would probably be his.

    As for our extremely important Royal Status *cue brass horns*, I’m wearing my tiara right now as I type. I never plan to take it off, which my husband kind of likes when we…um…never mind. ;-) Anyway, I hope by now you have a suitable crown and are wearing it as you ride your tractor and while you pretend you are The Rock. We have to keep up appearances, you know. :D

    1. speaking of "um...nevermind", my crown keeps bouncing askew whien i'm doing that and a crown with a chin strap just looks silly. Any suggestions?

  2. Good answers to some good questions. I always said a book is better than a movie... but I still like movies better because they are so suspenseful. Plus it gives your mind a rest from reading so much detail describing a scene. It's much easier to just look and actually see it.

    1. Exactly! while i like to give my imagination a workout with a book, a movie can just happen. I'm pretty forgiving with movies and can enjoy just about anything. I'm not the fellow that looks for mistakes in them to complain about. Still though, the odd one leaves you thinking WTF?

  3. Joe Versus the Volcano is my hands down FAVORITE Tom Hanks movie!

    And building a bomb on your birthday is so MacGyverish it just adds to your awesomeness (because you're a rancher with a back 40 - I don't even know what that means and it makes me squee!)

    1. Looking back, it probably wasn't the best idea i ever participated in.

  4. You call your wife your best friend and she calls you her rock.

    That makes me happy and hope I feel that way some day!

    Never sleep naked in a church basement. Check.

    1. Hope that that little tid bit will be useful to you some day. :)

  5. I am with you on Joe vs. the Volcano. Great movie.

    I knew you would do fine on the tag. Thanks for playing along.

    1. It was pretty fun, thanks for asking me.
      Also, i didn't really expect to get much love for that movie. I'm surprised, but happy about that. :)

    2. Oh is that the movie? I couldn't even hazard a guess. But I kinda liked that movie - from what I can remember.

  6. Loved all your answers! LOL at the sleeping naked, that's always the biggest bummer when staying somewhere else for us too. I like the feel of sheets on my skin and skin on my skin and well, you get the idea. Pajamas are just plain a nuisance. That's one of the joys of kids growing up and leaving home. You can walk around naked anytime you want!

    Now we really do want to hear the birthday bomb story... get writing!! :-)

    1. Ya, i guess i'll have to get to that one sometime. ;)
      Pajamas ARE a nuisance, pajamas in a sleeping bag are pure hell!

  7. If you aren't going to blow anything up I am not coming to your BBQ. I mean where am I gonna get a T-shirt?
    Winter bred into me? NO. I hate snow with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. Love me some rain though. :)

    1. Sure, you're invited! The more the merrier.

      Maybe that snow & cold Canadian thing ends at the Rockies?

    2. I was born in Calgary and spent my first 15 years there. Don't recall hating it that much then but I do now.