January 09, 2004

It's Been Awhile, So How About Some Cheddar?

When it comes to being a Cheddar X participant, I'm kind of a slacker, but I remember to do it once in awhile, and that counts for something. Doesn't it?

1. Do you have a pet name for your significant other? If so, how did it come about?

No pet names here, although I suppose I call her "Babe" sorta, kinda often.

2. What was your favorite cartoon growing up? What's your favorite cartoon now?

You really can't go wrong with Loony Toons. When it came to Saturday morning cartoons, good old Loony Toons never failed to entertain, even if it was the 800th time you saw a particular episode. Loony Toons were eternal, easily outlasting the likes of the Smurfs and the Snorks. Now, obviously, I have to say The Simpsons, with a little South Park thrown in for good measure.

3. What is your best way to save money?

I wish I fucking knew.

4. What was your most frivolous purchase in the last couple of months?

Oh boy. New computer speakers. A new, yet incredibly comfy, leather executive desk chair. Oh, and while I was in Hawaii, I got on this kick where Mel and I kept going back to this arcade where, in addition to video games, you could play to win tickets which, if you won enough of them, you could trade them in for prizes. Good Lord, I think I blew $150 at that stupid place, with just a bunch of crap to show for it. Although, I did eventually win a Gerber multi-tool, which came in extremely useful almost immediately, because I used it to remove Melissa's nine stitches. "Paging Dr. Rhodes for surgery please. And bring your Gerber multi-tool."

5. What word would you like to see banished from use forever?

Not that I would enjoy seeing it banished, but I would be quite pleased to hear all of America stop using "like" multiple times in a sentence. You know, like, it's like, totally like this, see? Whereas once it was associated primarily by vapid valley girls, it has now permeated the very fabric of our vernacular, and I think it's, like, time for it to go. As for an actual word that should be banished? Metrosexual. Jeez. Could that BE, like, any dumber?

6. What is the strangest thing about someone that has attracted you? (I.e. the way someone walked, the way they chewed, along those lines).

Bizarre, I know, but one of my last girlfriends had an artistic streak in her, and she could draw extremely well. Watching her draw, for some inexplicable reason, was just a total turn-on.

7. What was your most memorable New Year's Eve? Why?

This is a toughie, because New Year's Eves, by and large, basically suck. However, when I was in Hawaii during the 1999-2000 New Year's, with all the Y2k hype and gloom and doomers scratching their way to the surface, I remember walking over seven miles back to the condo along the ocean, knowing that Hawaii was in the last time zone on earth to make the turn to the new year, and I knew that the rest of the world had made it into 2000 without a hitch. It was a strangely calm and soothing new year. Maybe not the most entertaining, but certainly the most serene.

Posted by Ryan at January 9, 2004 09:46 AM
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