It's meme time

After volunteering for (and doing an excellent job with) the In-Infamous Five Question Meme, RaJ recently returned the favor by tagging me to do this Five-ulous Meme. It’s not like I’d have otherwise posted much today, or for that matter, yesterday or the day before. Maybe I might have squeezed out something along the lines of "I just installed Kubuntu on my old (and I do mean old) notebook and I’m still waiting for KDE to finish loading. Wait, my cursor just moved. And now it’s gone. Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all."

So, let the memery begin!

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:

Whee! All The Way Home

Melanie in Orygun

Queen Of Drama

Radioactive Jam

The Electronic Replicant

Next, select five people to tag:
I think that just the other day, I tagged almost everybody that could reasonably be expected to play along, so do take this as more of a wish-list than as a series of expectations.

  • DWQ, who tagged me first.
  • Jason, to help him get his blog started.
  • Luisa Perkins, even though she recently did the 100 Things meme.
  • Cris, why not?
  • The other Erik.
What were you doing ten years ago?
Sherman, activate the Wayback machine! Doodleoo… doodleoo… doodleoo…
The year was 1997, and the place was a dilapidated farmhouse outside a historic town once known for chickens (or was it eggs?) Our hero was employed in a restaurant. Having been required to abandon the sobriquet of Robomobozobodobot to gain an account on what would be the last BBS he’d use, he instead became known as Cosmic Flurk. Flurk was a portmanteau of floam, slurm, and gunk, which to the author’s belief, were themselves portmanteaus of foam and slime, slug and worm, and goop and junk. It was supposed to suggest the emergence of life from interstellar debris. Meanwhile, our hero was of course using the Internet also, even having something of a long-distance relationship thanks to a particular computer dating site. Of course, his area code was so vast that his only match was six hours away by bus, which put something of a damper on things. Our hero regrets the way that eventually ended, among other things.
What were you doing one year ago?
The year was 2006, and the place was this very spot. Our hero, now thoroughly burned-out with the printing trade, had just completed a rigorous course of study which he believed would catapult him into the vaults of the heavens of hackerdom. These illusions would soon be ground to a fine powder beneath massive wheels of breathtaking indifference. Fortunately, our hero’s determination would eventually pay off.
Five Snacks You Enjoy
Wikipedia defines a snack as "a type of food not meant to be eaten as a main meal of the day. Rather, the food is intended as something to temporarily tide a person’s hunger, to provide a brief supply of energy for the body, or to be eaten for enjoyment of the taste." With that definition in mind, I list the following in no particular order:
  • Nutter Butters
  • ReeseStix
  • Carrots with ranch dip
  • Triscuits
  • M&M’s
Five Songs That You Know All The Lyrics To
Oddly enough (or perhaps not so oddly) although I was in a musical in high school, I don’t remember much more than the chorus and melody from a few of the songs. So, in no particular order, here are five other songs to which I do remember the lyrics:
  • Particle Man, They Might Be Giants
  • Hall of Heads, They Might Be Giants
  • Happy Birthday To You
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jafar’s Hour
Five Things You Would Do If You Were a Millionaire
Well, obviously…
  • Become a billionaire
  • Build an army of giant robots
  • Take over the world
  • Build a fleet of starships
  • Take over the galaxy
Five Bad Habits
Only five? Very well…
  • Maximizing the Snooze button.
  • Using memes as a substitute for real posts
  • Procrastination, as you’ve seen.
  • Using the British spelling of some words (such as behaviour) but not others (such as color.)
  • Overusing the words also, although, basically, naturally, obviously, and unfortunately.
Five Things You Like To Do
Let me answer it this way. Suppose I was suddenly on vacation. How would I spend it?
  • Visit a museum with an interesting new exhibit
  • Enjoy a new restaurant
  • See a movie or show
  • Read/Browse the web
  • Sleep in
Five Things You Would Never Wear Again
Not even if they somehow came back into style:
  • Running shorts
  • Chunky sunglasses
  • Disco shirts
  • Lemon-yellow slacks

And especially,

  • The Grade-School Haircut. (The "long bowl", the "mushroom", the "Prince Valiant", etc.)
Five Favorite Toys
My favorite toys were…
  • Legos
  • Transformers
  • GI Joe and Knockoffs
  • 160-in-One Project Kit
  • Things I made myself out of masking tape and paper towel tubes
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