LI – An Oddball’s Oddities

As famous quoted in Mrs. Doubtfire, “HELLOOO!” Welcome back to another Sunday morning, which means another post of my weekly rants/blog. In keeping a little with last week’s extra-long post of gratitude, I recently saw on Facebook a post about “weird facts” about someone. I copied that list, and I’m gonna put a little bit about me, based on these questions. Some of them are mundane, others interesting. Of course, besides simply answering, I’ll add my two-cents’ worth. Here goes:

  1. Do you like bleu cheese? Most definitely! It’s my number one favorite. Where there’s no blue cheese (is it blue or bleu? That has always confused me🤔), or if it tastes weird, I’ll opt for Ranch.
  2. Coke or Pepsi? Actually, neither. Both are too acidic for me. Even Dr Pepper in excess causes bad acid reflux.
  3. Do you own a gun? No, I don’t. I’m not against gun ownership, but I don’t personally own one. The whole gun issue is a topic for another day.
  4. What flavor of Kool-Aid do you prefer? On those occasions I drink it, I prefer grape. Second choice would be cherry.
  5. Do you like hot dogs? Once in a while. Preferably, the all-beef ones. The other cheap hot dogs are made with mystery meat. I really don’t want to see how those things are made🤮😵!
  6. Favorite TV shows? I don’t even know what’s on anymore. Believe it or not, I never saw a single episode of Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Brooklyn Nine Nine, or anything else. Hell, I never even watched Friends, Frazier, the Office, or any of those things. When I was little, my dad would have M*A*S*H on every week. Okay, I saw every episode of the original Transformers cartoon, along with all seven of the movies. Seven, you ask? Transformers: The Movie from 1986, all five Bay movies and Bumblebee.
  7. Do you believe in ghosts? Well, I don’t disbelieve, as they might exist. However, I’ve never had the misfortune of experiencing one, so I reserve judgement.
  8. What do you drink in the morning? Depends on the morning. On BioLife donation days, water. When I have to work a double, an energy drink. Terrible for me, yes. But, you gotta do what you need to get through the day!
  9. Can you do a push-up? Ah, hell no! Not only am I way outta shape, with my right arm fucked up the way it is, I couldn’t to save my life. I have trouble lifting it over my head some days.
  10. Favorite jewelry? I don’t wear any. Unless you count my smartwatch. I wear that so I know how much I walk at work, or talk on the phone while driving (technically, I’m not holding a phone!). Oh, you don’t wear a wedding ring? Nope. That thing was uncomfortable as fuck. Could never stand it😖.
  11. Favorite hobby? Currently, writing for my blog would be it.
  12. Do you have ADD/ADHD? Quite the opposite. If I stay in one place long enough, I would probably fall asleep. Sometimes I wish I had it. Maybe I wouldn’t be the fat fuck I am now.
  13. Do you wear glasses? The. Fucking. Time. I’m blind without the damn things. Even with them I can hardly see for shit. I guess I need new glasses. The ones I’m using are like seven years old😲.
  14. Favorite cartoon character? Of all time, definitely the Transformer Optimus Prime. Other than that, I’d say Squidward from the SpongeBob cartoons, but that’s because I identify with him: hates people and gets annoyed easily. I’m more like Squidward every day.
  15. Three things you did yesterday? As of the date I’m writing this, I worked; paid some bills; acquired my gym membership.
  16. Three drinks you drink? Let’s see, water, Dr Pepper and energy drinks. I drink Powerade a lot, simply because it doesn’t cause the acid reflux that sodas do. Okay that was four things, but I think that covers everything. Tea is gross; I can’t stand the aftertaste of coffee, no matter how much shit I put in it to mask the flavor.
  17. Current worries? Getting a second job and all things financial/bills. That and trying not to succumb to heart problems like so many in my family have. I don’t have any problems as of yet (*knocks on wood*), and, contrary to what some may think the way I eat and the crap I drink, I’d kinda like to keep it that way.
  18. Do you believe in magic? Not really. The so-called “magicians” like Penn & Teller and David Copperfield are really just illusionists. Lots of sleight of hand and distraction from what they’re doing. I’ve never witnessed any real magic. Now, if tomorrow, I woke up to find several thousand dollars in the bank, then I might
  19. Favorite place to be? For the most part, far away from the public. I don’t mind the company of select individuals, though. I’d love to be able to just go for a drive with no real destination. However, being broke all the time simply isn’t conducive to this.
  20. How did you ring in the New Year? I think I actually might have been sleeping. Hell, I don’t remember. Getting old is a bitch.
  21. Where would you like to visit? I’d love to visit some of the US historic sites in the East, such as Independence Hall, Washington DC, and other such places. Some aspects American history are fascinating.
  22. What is your favorite color? Actually, there are two: red and blue.
  23. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I never have. I don’t think it’d be very comfortable. Wouldn’t they get awfully sticky in the heat of the summer?
  24. Can you whistle? I would have to say no. Some people can emit an ear-piercing whistle. If I do, it’s quiet as a mouse.
  25. What are you doing right now? Duh! I’m obviously writing this blog post🤦‍♂️!
  26. Where would you rather be right now? I honestly don’t know. My life is made up of work and home. My last real vacation was two years ago. I didn’t even get to take any time off last year. The reason behind that, I’d rather not discuss here. Suffice it to say I’m still rather pissed off about that…
  27. Favorite food? By far, steak. Medium rare, please. I’d let it slide at medium, but if you like your steak beyond that, order the chicken, you steak-hating bitch!Image result for steak donenessImage result for steak doneness
  28. Least favorite thing to do? This list is probably too numerous to expound upon here.
  29. What’s in your pockets? The pockets of the shorts I’m currently wearing are empty. All my clothes pockets are empty. Probably because, as I write this, the time is 22:30, and I’m not planning on going anywhere tonight.
  30. Last thing that made you laugh? If I have to guess, I’d say it’s something off-the-wall and unexpected that my 10-year-old son told me today.
  31. Favorite animal? Either a cat or a dog. I identify with a cat, because I’m sedentary and couldn’t give a shit about most things. I like dogs because they’re funny to watch, and they’re faithful.
  32. What’s your most recent injury? I think I burned myself on the grill the other day at work. My thumb turned purple for a few hours. As far as major injuries, when I got hit by a car and broke my leg back in 1989.
  33. How many TVs are in your house? There are four. One in the main bedroom, one upstairs, one in the living room, and another in the boys’ bedroom, just for the PlayStation.
  34. Worst pain ever? Which kind of pain? Physical pain: the broken leg in the aforementioned accident from 30 years ago. Emotional pain: other than my very existence, when my dad died in 2007. I still remember the exact day: 06/24/07. The Sunday after Father’s Day that year. The 24th of June, to this day, is somewhat difficult. Twelve years later, I still grieve a lot.
  35. Do you like to dance? Are you kidding me? Is this even a question? Not just no, but hell no! Not only do I have “two left feet”, I would never subject myself to the humiliation of everyone watching me writhe around like a complete idiot. So, no. I hate dancing.
  36. Are your parents still alive? My mom still is. As I mentioned a little bit ago, my dad passed around 12 years ago.
  37. Do you like camping? I don’t even remember the last time I went camping or slept in a tent. It might be interesting to do it, and disconnect from technology for a bit, but I am the farthest thing from an outdoorsman as you can get. If I were ever lost in the mountains or a forest, I’d end up dying before being rescued. I wouldn’t know the first thing about anything.

There’s your random facts about me for this week. Maybe you’ve learned something. Maybe you hate me more. Maybe you understand me a little better. Maybe you couldn’t give two shits, and just read this for the hell of it🤣. Whatever the case, I hope you got a kick out of this. Those who know me know that I normally don’t talk about myself, and I dislike attention. It takes quite a bit for me to open up. Have a pleasant day or evening, whenever you might be reading this. And always remember, as I say every week, be safe and be well.

One thought on “LI – An Oddball’s Oddities

  1. I will always love Wiley Coyote – ALWAYS! However!!!!!! Hahaha There is a character trait in each key roll of SpongeBob each of us (in my family) totally related to, too! 😅 don’t ask.

    Great reading this morning. TY

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