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Monday, January 23, 2006

I Guess I'm Just Too Tagalicious

Okay people, we got tagged again. Yep, I couldn't run fast enough and FredCQ over at Doomed to Rock somehow negotiated past the deflector shields and trap doors.

Oh well, it's been awhile since the last time we were tagged and Evil Twin Biff has been out of the office all morning (the last I heard, he was somewhere on the back nine flirting with that unusual girl that looks a little bit like Rosanna Arquette), so I guess the World won't come to a screeching halt if we relent and give the masses what they want.

Here goes . . .

Four Jobs You've Had In Your Life

1. Lifeguard -
This is actually an awesome job for a somewhat cool, but infinitely awkward dude who is good at swimming, enjoys sitting around in the sun and doesn't mind an occasional bikini-clad babe strutting by the pool.
2. Blockbuster Video Checkout Lackey - I'm pretty sure this one speaks for itself. It seemed like a good idea at the time . . . I did get to checkout 3 free movies a week.
3. Ski Instructor - This would be such an ideal career if it only paid a tad more.
4. Nintendo Line Worker - This was a temporary job, but it is worth mentioning simply because of the breakroom. They know how to take care of their day labor up there at Nintendo. I've never seen so many free video games.

Four Movies You Could Watch Over And Over

1. Highlander - This is such a cool flick. I've heard all the complaints, but I find that I really enjoy watching Connery and Lambert kicking immortal bootie and taking names all over the globe. There can be only one.
2. Memento - You almost need to watch this over and over just to get all the nuance. I love the reverse storytelling technique.
3. The Matrix - This is one of my new favorites. I just love the ideas that come up when I watch it. It has been copied so much, now that you forget how creative and cool looking it was (is.).
4. Pulp Fiction - Okay I know it is a tad over the top, but there are so many excellent performances intertwined in there that it is so easy to watch over and over and over again.

Four Places You've Lived

1. Little Rock, Arkansas
2. Galveston, Texas
3. Lubbock, Texas
4. Seattle, Washington

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch

1. CSI
2. PTI

3. Cold Case Files (the real one, not the fictional show.)
4. Miami Ink

Four Places You've Been on Vacation

1. New York City
2. Vera Cruz, Mexico

3. Paris, France
4. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Four Blogs You Visit Daily (If you ain't on here, don't cry. I check alot of blogs frequently, but these are my "everyday-ers")

1. Sadico Junction
2. Lingo Slinger
3. Underachiever's Corner
4. Terri's Web Stuff

Four of Your Favorite Foods

1. French Fries - I'm actually thinking about writing a French Fry book. Anyone interested in reading something like that? Naturally, it would have big, beautiful pictures.
2. Chips and Salsa - See #1.
3. Pizza - Does anyone not like pizza?
4. Coke - The drink, not the narcotic. Although, it might as well be - as addictive as it is. I just like the taste. Diet won't do . . . I want the real thing, baby.

Four Places You'd Rather Be

1. Dublin
2. Paris
3. Montreal (I think . . . haven't been there yet.)
4. Vancouver

Four Albums You Can't Live Without

1. U2 - "The Joshua Tree" - This was the very first CD I owned and it is still one of my favorites.
2. Pink Floyd - "Animals" - I love almost every Floyd album, but this one always comes to mind when I feel like putting them on.
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Texas Flood" - Just listen to it.
4. Peter Gabriel - "Us" - This 4th one is the toughest to pick, but I've been listening to him alot lately so it's as good a fit as any other.

Four Vehicles You've Owned (in chronological order)

1. 1967 Ford Mustang - This is the coolest looking car I have ever (or will ever) own. I still can't believe that my first set of wheels was a red and black '67 mustang. I was such a mack daddy.
2. Honda CRX - This car was actually amazingly fun to drive. It was a five-speed stick with a CD changer in the back and it could turn an a dime. It wasn't much bigger than a dime come to think of it.
3. Mitsubishi Eclipse - "The Silver Bullet" . . . 'nuff said.
4. Jeep Grand Cherokee - I love this automobile. The 4 wheel drive is excellent and it looks pretty good too.

Here's where not being one of my daily blogs pays off in dividends . . . I tag all four of my "gotta-have-it-once-every-24-hours" blogs. That means you - Sadie, Lingo, Undr and Terri (I know you just got back from your trip, so you get a lil' grace period.)

Any complaints can be written out long-hand on a crisp $100 and mailed expedited to yours truly.

Ben O.


Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

What a small world, I'm from bfe 70 miles to the east of Lubbock, Tx.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO honered and will do the tag tomorrow because I'm hijacking the computer. Dan will have to thumb wrestle me for it and I have longer, stronger thumbs!
I just watched Pulp Fiction the other night. I love that part when Vincent and Mia do the twist and then go back to her place and he's in the bathroom trying to talk himself out of sleeping with her while she's going through his pockets.
Then of course the scene where he drives that hypodermic needle into her chest and she wigs out.

Zed's Dead Baby, Zed's dead.


I also love Memento. Saw it twice in the theater. This guy behind me thought he had the whole movie figured out and since I had already seen it, I turned around and said," You don't have a clue. Now be quiet."

8:59 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I LOVE watching Miami Ink!

Have you ever tried C2? (The lower-sugar version of Coke) It's pretty good.

1:34 AM  
Blogger FredCQ said...

Animals is probably my favorite Pink Floyd release too. While it may not be their best, it is definately the one that I put on the most. It is the most listenable.

My list of Desert Island discs was similar. They are not necessarily my favorite CDs but they are the releases that I can listen too anytime.

5:56 AM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

Am I the only one who has not seen Pulp Fiction??? hhmmm a french fry book with big beautiful pics, put me down for a copy!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I'm right there with you on Cold Case Files (A&E). I love it when someone who thinks they got away with murder ten years previously is busted.

The French Fry book would be awesome!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Lingo Slinger said...

i am so glad that you visit daily... wouldn't be the same without you!! i miss you when you don't comment... if my site was a bar you'd be getting free drinks all the time!

I’m answering mine in your comments section… hope that’s okay!

Four Jobs You’ve Had In Your Life

1. Hair model
2. Club / Event promoter
3. Marketing Coordiator (muscic industry)
4. Account Manager (marketing firm) - current

Four Movies You Could Watch Over And Over

1. Magnolia
2. The Anniversary Party
3. Almost Famous
4. Boogie Nights

Four Places You’ve Lived

1. Wales U.K. (where I was born)
2. Downtown Toronto ON
3. Mississauga ON
4. Oakville ON

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch

1. Intervention
2. The Office
3. Family Guy
4. The Amazing Race

Four Places You’ve Been On Vacation

1. Cuba
2. Dominican Republic
3. Florida
4. Manchester U.K.

Four Blogs You Visit Daily

(Daily means: whenever I can, which often actually is daily.)

1. Procrastination Station
2. The Fork
3. Strip City
4. Less People Less Idiots

Four Of Your Favourite Foods

1. Pinneapple Coconut Curry Chicken Pad Thai
2. Thin crust pizza with roasted red peppers, feta cheese, and chicken.
3. Spinach & feta omelette
4. Shepherds Pie

Four Places You’d Rather Be

1. In Cuba at the pool bar
2. Collecting my lottery winnings at the head office downtown and posing for a photo with the big cheque.
3. At a spa getting a full body massage, seaweed wrap, mud bath, manicure, pedicure and facial.
4. On a cruise ship in the meditteranean

Four Albums You Can’t Live Without

1. Radiohead - Pablo Honey
2. Coldplay - Rush of Blood to the Head
3. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
4. Prestige House (compilation)

Four Vehicles You’ve Owned

1. 1990 Nissan 240 SX
2. 2003 MINI Cooper

That’s all i’ve owned.


Thanks Ben-O!!! I'm feelin' the love!


2:16 PM  
Blogger Lingo Slinger said...

By the way... That IS a sweet ride!! Man... What an amazing first car to have!

and Pulp Fiction is a great film!

2:20 PM  
Blogger StringMan said...

Put me down for Pulp Fiction, Joshua Tree, and I'll eat all four of your favorite foods for dinner tonight (really). I've got the pepto bismal to prove it.

I think the Blockbuster lackey could be a blogworthy topic on its own, if you haven't already done one. I always found it a little bit weird when the check out folks would start giving me their reviews of the movies. It was especially weird when it was teen flick I was picking up for my daughter. I felt like I needed to give a disclaimer.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

I'm glad to see that someone else gets tagged as much as I do.

8:11 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Highlander rules. I could watch that movie over and over.

One of my stupid former roommates saw that with us and started laughing at it. People who can't appreciate cheese are lacking something. good cheese rules!

"There can be only one!"

Plus, the soundtrack was one of Queen's finer moments. I love Queen too so that's saying something.

12:35 AM  
Blogger BUDDESS said...

My alltime fav movie Ghost - I have watched it too many times to even try to remember. This is a nice tag. Some interesting facts about you.

1:22 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Er, nice, Kitty.

I'm an every day-er? Wow! I should probably post more often then... ;-)
I accept the challenge, and will take advantage of the grace period, ta!
btw I LOVED the Highlander movie AND The Matrix. Cool list!

5:58 AM  
Anonymous mark said...

Four Jobs You’ve Had In Your Life
1. KMart Sporting Goods
2. Restaurant waiter in Hotel
3. Software teacher
4. Software developer

Four Movies You Could Watch Over And Over
1. It's a Wonderful Life
2. Casablanca
3. Gladiator
4. LOTR (All)

Four Places You’ve Lived
1. Littleton Colorado
2. Durango Colorado
3. Loveland Colorado
4. Littleton Colorado

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch
1. Extreme Home Makeover
2. Boston Legal
3. Football
4. Basketball and Hockey

Four Places You’ve Been On Vacation
1. Alaska
2. Tahiti
3. Jamaica
4. Sweden

Four Blogs You Visit Daily
1. John Battelle's Searchblog
2. Search Engine Roundtable
3. Slashdot (not really a blog)
4. Whatasavage.com :)

Four Places You’d Rather Be
1. Durango
2. Grand Lake
3. Soccer field
4. Anywhere but work

Four Albums You Can’t Live Without
1. Marley- Exodus
2. Sarah Mclachlan- Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
3. Willie Nelson- Greatest Hits
4. Van Morrison- Greatest Hits

Four Vehicles You’ve Owned
1. 1996 Jeep
2. 2004 Lexus

7:53 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Fuzz - Does anything exist 70 miles east of Lubbock? I'm pretty sure you can see for about 70 miles when you are standing in downtown Lubbock . . . and I don't remember seeing anything.

Sadie - I wouldn't take the whole "honored" thing too seriuosly. I am writing after having read your responses to the tag and they are really interesting (go check her page out if you haven't already.) Pulp Fiction was really interesting and very fun to watch and then they went down into that pawn shop basement and pulled out The Gimp and it just made a drastic 90 degree turn into Freaksville. I love that flick.

Laurie - I haven't tried C2 yet, but I should. Miami Ink is pretty cool. I love how artistic they all are . . . each totally different in his style, but all magnificent artists nonetheless.

Fred - Animals is Floyd's response the whole disco craze. I love listening to what real musicians were doing at the time Disco was going on. Most tried to incorporate a little bit of the disco feel into their music. Case in point - The end of "Sheep" on Animals . . . "Miss You" by the Stones . . . there are others . . . I forget.

Beading Gal - Okay, that's one large order of French Fry books . . . would you like an apple pie with that?

Kathleen - Cold Case Files is great. I love hearing Bill Curtis's Voice narrating it. Well, we already have two pre-orders on the French Fry Book.

Lingo - I want to go to Wales. Nice lists of 4.

Lingo 2 - I agree. It didn't drive to wonderfully, but dang it looked cool. I love the shape of the late 60's Mustangs. Best looking cars ever made IMHO.

Strings - Yep, you see it all working the counter at Blockbuster. Is that store even around anymore? Who actually gets off the couch, drives to a store and rents a movie for $4?

Sherry - I hadn't been tagged in awhile, but Fred snuck in there and hit me. I like them, but they can get out of hand. This one has been really fun - thanks FredcQ.

Zombster - Let's get something straight here people . . . Queen rocks. I don't care what anyone says, they have so many good songs it ain't even an issue with me. I love the song "Who Wants to Live Forever". That was the album that was sort of a double-soundtrack . . . didn't it also have the theme song for Iron Eagle on it?

Buddess - Thanks alot - I like Ghost too. I just love your lil' picture. I think we need to have an award for best lil' comment picture . . . you have my vote.

Terri - I had to do some cleaning . . . it's been awhile. Oh well. Isn't Highlander cool? I think The Matrix will be one of those movies that we will be looking back at years from now and having even more appreciation for it then. I am anxiously awaiting your responses to the tag.

Mark - get a name for that girl yet? Everyone - Mark is expecting his first child (a little girl) and they don't have any names . . . anyone have an idea? If so go check out his blog


and chime in.

Ben O.

11:18 AM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

I agree 100% with the four movies you have chose.
I know that will make you feel good that you have my approval. ;)

12:35 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Nypinta - Actually, for some strange reason it does feel good to hear people agree with ya. Hey, they are actually some pretty good flicks.

Ben O.

12:45 PM  
Blogger BUDDESS said...

I aim to please!! I love the lion too. Thank you for the vote.

2:57 AM  

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