Friday, July 31, 2009

Getting to know each other!

(From Muge on Facebook, who got it from Steve...)

To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your title as "Getting to know each other!", tag 25 people including me (tagging is done in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.

1. What time did you get up this morning?

2. How do you like your steak?
Medium; it should be a bright pink in the center. Smothered in suateed onions and portobello mushrooms.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Transformers 2

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Of all time? Probably "Newhart". Dick Loudon of the Stratford Inn was one of the funniest characters ever!

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Some place that has never heard of mosquitos. Is there any such place, other than Antarctica?

6. What did you have for breakfast?
A 5-oz can of Spicy Hot V8, a glass of orange juice, and a packet of Maple & Bown Sugar instant oatmeal.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?

8. What foods do you dislike?
Most types of seafood

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
Hilltop Steak House

10. Favorite dressing?
Balsamic & Basil Vinagrett

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
a horseless carriage, made by that Buick guy...

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Jeans, sneakers, and a loud Hawaiian shirt

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
I'd love to borrow a time machine and take a whirlwind tour of ancient history!

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Sorry, I wasn't listening; I had to grab a pitcher and top off that cup.

15. Where would you want to retire?
Canada. Or maybe new Zealand.

16. Favorite time of day?
Late night, when it's quiet and I actually have a little free time.

17. Where were you born?
In a hospital? I think it was the Carney Hospital in Dorchester.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Beach volleyball! (cue the "Benny Hill" music)

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
Um... Roger Daltry?

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
The one you would least expect...

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
Who? Who's on first!

22. Bird watcher?
Sure, that's right; a bird watcher! Nudge nudge, know what I mean, say no more!

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Most definitely a night owl.

24. Do you have any pets?
Not any more, alas.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
My cousin Mike will be driving down from Montreal for a visit next month.

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
When I was 5, I wanted to be an astronaut. Later, it turned out I *really* wanted to be... a lumberjack!

27. What is your best childhood memory?
I remember joining a parade in Dorchester when I was 3 years old. Lucky my mom had previously taught me to memorize our phone number!

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
I love cats. Dogs are too needy.

29. Are you married?
Not at this time.

30. Always wear your seat belt?

31. Been in a car accident?
My last car accident was in 1986, on the steepest part of Depot Street in Sharon, during a heavy snowstorm.

32. Any pet peeves?
Nuts, loonies, people who'd rather believe something silly like UFOs or ghosts, and refuse to actually think critically.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
White onion, green pepper, mushrooms, sausage, and pepperoni.

34. Favorite Flower?

35. Favorite ice cream?
Crescent Ridge Chocolate is a true classic.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Wendys for burgers. Bertucci's for pizza.

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
Once, with my mom in the back seat criticizing my performance. Aced it the second time, with a college buddy in the back seat.

38. From whom did you get your last email?
Last one from a human? Gina Pepin. Last one of any type? An automated notice from Facebook.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
I have no credit cards, I cancelled them all in 2002. Now I only use debit cards.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Hopped in my car a couple Saturdays ago with a friend and drove aimlessly for a while. Then we stopped for a pizza.

41. Like your job?
Sure, I enjoy it.

42. Broccoli?
As long as it's not overcooked. It should be a bright green, and still slightly crunchy. Tasty addition to fetucini alfredo, especially when you also add grilled checken breast.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
Not strictly a vacation, but I took a 4-week truck driving class in Kentucky a few years ago. Met a bunch of interesting folks down there, and had a lot of fun.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
My cousin Louis.

45. What are you listening to right now?
"Make Love To Me" (T'Pau, "Red")

46. What is your favorite color?
Sky blue

47. How many tattoos do you have?
If you count all of them? All totaled, I'd say Zero.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
Don't know yet.

49. What time did you finish this quiz?
about midnight

50. Coffee Drinker?
Occasionally, but I prefer tea.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

random iTunes list

(from a friend on facebook)

Once you've been tagged... (1) Open iTunes or other mp3 player. (2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode. (3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up--song title and artist--NO editing/cheating, please. (4) Choose 20 (or so) people to be tagged. It is generally considered to be in good taste to tag the person who tagged you.

If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about your musical tastes, or at least a random sampling thereof.

(To do this, go to "NOTES" under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, enter your 15 Shuffle Songs, Click 'Preview' below to tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click Publish, the little blue box at the bottom of your screen....)

Lionel Richie - Stuck On You
Johnny Rivers - Sea Cruise
God Fearing Man - Key Chain
Laura Branigan - The Lucky One
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - You've Been In Love Too Long

Abba - Chiquitia
Peet Seeger - Sweet Potatoes
Paul McCartney - Mrs. Vanderbilt
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
Shania Twain - Black Eyes, Blue Tears

Alanis Morissette - Baba
Edie Brickell - Little Miss S.
Bruce Springsteen - Drive All Night
Larry Berger - Sweet Apple Wine
Weird Al Yankovic - You're Pitiful

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Installed Fedora 11 on my netbook

I finally got a chance to put Fedora 11 on my Aspire One netbook. I had hoped to show it off at our Installfest a couple Saturdays ago, but alas, the Fedora release schedule slipped a couple weeks, and it wasn't available until long after the Installfest.

During the post-installation, after I added the rpmfusion repos, I ran across Logjam again, and I recalled creating a Livejournal account long ago. Looks like another year has come and gone.

This coming Wednesday we're celebrating the 15th anniversary of BLU, the Boston Linux & Unix user group. It's been 12 years since The Boston Computer Society dissolved. I miss the days we used to spend at the BCS Resource Center. It was kind of like a continuation of college life. But all things eventually come to an end, alas.

But enough fun for one day. I still have unfinished chores to take care of before going to sleep.

Current Mood: complacentcomplacent

(originally posted on my LiveJournal site: The Pizza Delivery Weasel)