October 24, 2003
Its All About Meme
I'd like to think I'm not completely dependent on memes. I rarely use 'em. But its sometimes hard for me to get my act together on Fridays which is why I occasionally do the Friday Five. Alas, today there is no Friday Five so I'm creating my own. My theme? None whatsoever.
1. What's your dream job?
Funny you should ask - I was just thinking about that. In all seriousness, I'd like to be a teacher, probably English or history. I think its sad that there's no money in it. Which is why I'm doing what I'm doing. Maybe, once I'm done here, I'll get a degree and a license to teach and spend the rest of my days dodging spitballs.
2. If you won, say, $100 million in the lottery, what would you do with it?
First, I'd pay off my house and the cars and get rid of any credit card debt. Then I'd invest it in some stable fund that would give me some modest amount of return on investment and make sure me and my family are set for the rest of our lives. Whatever's left over, I'd just give away. How bout a fund you use to just do nice things for people - like walk into a Starbucks on a Tuesday morning and pay for everyone's coffee? And I've done a lot of work with the homeless - they provided me with some tough life lessons and I think I need to pay them back.
3. What's your biggest weakness?
I don't drink, don't do anything illegal, don't gamble. I'd say at this point, cigarettes. I quit five years ago. On a recent trip to Paris, my wife and I both decided we could smoke a cigarette or two a day. When we got back, well, we never really quit. I haven't increased my intake but I can't seem to stop.
4. Describe the contents of your office desk.
Complete disrepair. As much as I try, its bad. The obligatory coffee, a left over bag (unopened) of baked Lays potato chips, the normal computer stuff (mouse, keyboard, speakers), a phone which will probably ring off the hook, clock radio, a team appreciation award, big-ass desk calendar, photos of my wife and our wedding, and a whole lot of paper. Oh, and several billion Post-Its.
5. If you could be a superhero, what powers would you have?
I'd fly, of course. X-ray vision would be a plus. I'd want to be able to read minds, but not all the time - only when I wanted to. And sing and make women swoon. Like Sinatra in the 50's. Super Crooner!