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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Seven Up

Okay, here's another tag for ya . . .

Seven things I want to do before I die -

1. Snow Ski in Switzerland (say that 10 times real fast)
2. Write a novel
3. See a baseball game at Wrigley Field and Fenway Park
4. Finish climbing all of Colorado's fourteeners
5. Tour the UK hitting all the pubs
6. Run a marathon
7. Perform in a rock concert before actual living people

Seven things I can do -

1. Name that tune
2. Almost always beat the on-screen contestants on Jeopardy
3. Maintain an aquarium
4. Open a can with a Swiss Army Knife
5. Draw
6. Play saxophone (at least I used to . . . it's been awhile, but I've still got it)
7. Swim all 4 classic strokes . . . including the butterfly

Seven things I cannot do -

1. Juggle
2. Eat just one piece of pizza (come to think of it . . . it should be a crime to only eat one piece)
3. A standing back-flip
4. Whistle by using my fingers
5. The Splits
6. Listen to a Michael Bolton song all the way through
7. Levitate

Seven things I say alot -

1. "Okay, here's one for ya . . ."
2. "Dude"
3. "Out the wazoo"
4. "I'm no expert"
5. "Buffoon"
6. "I am so putting this in my blog"
7. "Would you like fries with that?" (I'm only kidding . . . I couldn't think of a 7th thing.)

Seven things I find attractive in the opposite sex -

1. Heart
2. Legs
3. Eyes
4. Integrity
5. Coolness
6. Sense of humor
7. Willingness to make something I am into (that is so not important) seem important

Seven celebrity crushes (I am changing this one to "Celebrities I am into", thus allowing me to include some dudes) -

1. Chevy Chase (Still the funniest out there. I would pay good money to see Fletch III)
2. Al Pacino
3. Robert DeNiro
4. Bono
5. Stephen King
6. Oprah (Every guy out there reading this is wondering why, but I would be up for meeting her . . . no doubt.)
7. The Cast of Who's Line is it Anyway?

Okay - that's it . . . that's the freakin' list.

Any complaints can be typed out on a crisp $100 bill and sent postage paid to yours truly.

Ben O.


Blogger Nonny said...

Wow that's kinda freaky Ben, I did a post yesterday called "10 Things I'd like to do before I die" 10 being way cooler than 7. Anywhoo my list and your list are similar in that they are totally do-able. Well I said "become immortal" but I'm still working on that.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Nonny - I would have had trouble coming up with 10 of all the things I listed. I will have to surf on over and check out your list.

That whole immortal thing is gonna be tough. Would you really want to live here on Earth forever, though?

Ben O.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Hey - thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll stop back again.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

"I am so putting this in my blog"

That cracked me up. I liked this post. Heck, I like all your posts.

9:22 AM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

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2:27 PM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

1. Snow Ski in Switzerland (say that 10 times real fast)
I not going to say it 10 times fast, but I'd go for the chocolate and massages by big burly Sweedish men.
2. Write a novel
6. Run a marathon

Me too! Except I'm too lazy... for both of them.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Hey! Someone (almost) stole my name!
Now, am I the only one who is mildly disturbed that you put 7 guys in for your celebrity crushes? Seriously, Ben, I know you justified it ... but not even one female celebrity crush?

word verif: xoglua - Yoga, as practised on Planet Xog

3:08 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Teri - always glad to have "new" people stopping by - come back anytime.

Sadie - Thanks for the compliment. I know that you have used the ole "I am so putting this in my blog" too. I consider that one of the best bonuses of having one of these freaking timewasters in the first place . . . the threat of public exposure to anyone at anytime.

NyPinta - I don't know about the whole Swedish Massage thing . . . it's just a tad too creepy for me. They do have a couple of blond haired ladies over there, I have heard . . . but alas . . . I am happily married.


Terri - I know . . . I almost cut out that whole part of the tag . . . I just couldn't come up with any celebrity ladies. I am just so not into people like Paris Hilton and Ashlee Simpson. Maybe I should do the 7 female celebrity ANTI-crushes.

Ben O.

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

2. Almost always beat the on-screen contestants on Jeopardy

I beat about 30-40% of them, so you're beating me. I was going to apply for Jeopardy, but didn't live close enough to L.A. If you go to their website, you'll see how to do it. You won't be allowed because you're in Colorado, but you might want to see it just to know what it takes to be on that show.

By the way, pleeeease bring your sax to my anti-zombie compound when the zombies come. We currently have no sax players.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Celebrity anti-crushes ... now that would work!
Or I could make some suggestions. There seem to be a lot of guys who battle to come up with good ones. Girls don't seem to have that problem, strangely enough.
Paris Hilton... YUCK!!
But what about classy babes like Michelle Pheiffer? Or am I just showing my age now...?

6:46 AM  
Blogger Lingo Slinger said...

Ben O: I will gladly join you on your UK pub Tour, call me when you're ready!

Can you beat Ken Jennings? I've been waiting for someone to bring that geeky (yet smug) know it all down!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Chloe said...

You'll have an unforgettable experience at Wrigley Field. I fell in love the moment I saw it in person.

6:13 PM  
Blogger J. Hi said...

I've done 1 1/2 of the things on your 'Seven things I want to do before I die' list and it was so worth it. :)

9:02 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Zombs - You got it . . . I have been told that my sax playing can actually kill a zombie dead from within a quarter-mile away.

Terri - Michelle is okay . . . I actually prefer J-lo's acting to her singing. Have you seen the flick "Out of Sight" with her and George Clooney? That is a really fun movie and she is fantastic in it.

Lingo - You're in on the UK pubcrawl too, huh? I think it would be a pretty good trip. I don't know about that know-it-all redhead. I always play along, though with the show and I find at the end that I am always answering all the questions before the players. I need to tryout sometime.

Chloe - I so want to hit Chicago and check out Wrigley. After this year, maybe the Sox are the way to go, though.

J.hi - I am almost afraid to ask, but which 1 and a half of the seven have ya done?

Ben O.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

I always say "I am so putting this in my blog", I'm sure a lot of us bloggers do though.

"Would you like fries with that?" laughed me!

I also ALWAYS say dude too!


12:15 AM  
Blogger Underachiever said...

OH I am sending you my complaint on the $100 bill but I am sending it C.O.D.! You pay for the postage yourself. Hmph!

Benny, the lists were awesome.

Chevy Chase Rules!


PS Oprah? Oh yeah she's rich.
Carry on.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

um...good thing you changed your actor thingie becuase those were pretty much ALL men.

mm hmm...

i can whistle with my fingers. damn hear pop your ear drum too.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Crystal - Dude is such a cool word. I even sounds cool rolling off the tongue (all the youths out there are snickering behind my back).

Undr - tell me you like the Fletch movies. Chevy is pretty cool. Remember the video for Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al"?

Tanya K. - I think I can hear you whistling now . . . nope, there go my eardrums.


Ben O.

12:55 PM  
Blogger J. Hi said...

I was trying to be all mysterious but if you must know---I saw a baseball game at Fenway (Roger Clemens pitching) and I was up on stage during a rock concert. The band I saw was pulling people up on stage to dance around (so I was sort of performing.) It was quite a rush being in front of all those real live people even though I cannot play or sing. I sounded cooler when I was mysterious. :)

2:39 PM  
Blogger puremood said...

Nice answers! LOL @ the pizza! I so could eat only one but only if it was served with wings or cheese sticks so I could indulge in those instead!!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

J.hi - sorry to pull back the veil and ruin your mysteriousness. If it makes you feel better - I will still think of you that way. What band was it that pulled you up on stage?

Puremood - I absolutely love pizza. I am especcially fond of pizza buffets. I always laugh when I see people going for salad . . . dude! Why waste that room when it would be so much better served filling it with pizza?

Ben O.

4:06 PM  
Blogger J. Hi said...

It was Cowboy Mouth--one of my favorite bands to see live.

5:49 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Never heard of 'em . . . sound pretty cool, though. Getting on stage with any band would be a thrill.

Ben O.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I'm with you on the Wrigley Field wish.

Interesting that you and Nonny discussed Immortalness as I just did an entry on that (about two weeks or so ago) and would I want to be Immortal a la Highlander.

10:40 AM  

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