BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

It's meme-sheep time! Baaaaahhhh!

The following, untitled, meme was snagged from sohma_g's journal.

It is long and personal and rather pointless, but filling it out seemed a better use of my time that feeling depressed about everything else.

Where did you take your default pic?
Many years back we'd gotten Daughter #1 a Barbie digital cam, and I was trying to get it set up for her. I shot maybe a dozen pics with it before handing it over to her. It was broken within a week.

What exactly are you wearing right now?
Open long-sleeved shirt (blue/grey stripes) and red briefs.

What is your current problem?
I have ultimately failed at everything that I have ever attempted, and am in a descending spiral of lower expectations that are STILL amassing new failures. I probably couldn't get hired to run a fry machine at McDonalds at this point.

What makes you most happy?
What is this "happy" you speak of? I would very much like to win a big Lottery prize, I think that might come close.

If you could go back in time and change something would you?
I would have bought stock in the "I.T. market" instead of paying off my mortgage ... hell, I talked my Mom into buying Microsoft when it was still an "emerging" company!

Name something obvious about you:
I'm starting to look OLD.

Name something that people might not know about you:
I almost never get to sleep in an actual bed.

What's the name of the song that you're listening to?
Dimmu Borgir's Progenies of the Great Apocalypse

Any celeb you would marry?
The less fucked up of the Olsen twins, but mainly for her money (plus The Girls are huge fans).

Name someone with the same birthday as you?
Sir Arthur Guinness (yes, as in the beer), Jim Henson (as in Kermit the Frog), Kevin Sorbo (Hurcules, etc.).

Do you have a crush on someone?
Nah ...

Ever sang in front of a large audience?
Singing ... hmmm ... not that I can recall, I've spoken before large groups, though.

What do you usually order from Starbucks?
Regular coffee, Venti ... amazingly, it's less expensive than either Dunkin' Donuts' or White Hen's.

Do you still watch kiddy movies or kiddie TV shows?
I live with a 10 and a 6 year old ... I can't avoid it.

Do you speak any other languages?
I have a minimal grasp of "get me fed" French and Spanish. I do better talking to computers, but the eats aren't as good.

What magazines do you read?
"Back in the day" I subscribed to a shitload of mags, currently I don't think I get any.

Have you ever ridden in a Hummer limo?
No, but I see one every few days down here.

Has anyone you've been really close with passed away?

Do you ever watch MTV?
I wouldn't say that I never watch MTV, but I hate the "hip-hop/rap" crap and that's all they've seemed to play for the past decade.

What's something that really annoys you?
Stupidity, and people who are locked into "systems" so they don't have to THINK.

Chapter 1: you!
Middle name:

None really ... in college it was "Manic", when I was "a professional" it was BT.

Current location:
Downtown Chicago (or, as Sohma answered this: "at my desk").

Eye color:
Grey/blue/green depending on time of day and what's in retrograde, apparently.

Chapter 2: family
Do you live with your parents:
Nope ... they're both dead. Damn near everybody is dead.

Do you get along with your parents:
My Dad died when I was 2 ... my Mom and I had our ups and downs, but were good friends by the time she died.

Are your parents married/separated/divorced:
My Dad died a couple of years into their marriage and my Mom never re-married.

Do you have any siblings:
1 brother, but we don't talk because his wife is a lying, stealing, scheming sack of shit. As soon as she's in a box, we'll be OK.

Chapter 3: favorites
Ice cream flavor:
Oh, I don't know, something "nutty", Butter Pecan if all else fails.


The generic version of the T-Gel stuff.

Chapter 4: do you?
Sing in the shower?

Write on your hand?

Call people back:
This presumes that somebody would ever call me ... I return most calls.

Believe in love:
What do you mean by "believe"?

Sleep on a certain side of the bed:
I wish I got to sleep in a bed. Most of the time I fall asleep slumped over on my desk, or in a "reading chair" or on a couch. I'm exiled from the bedroom because I snore like a 747 on take-off.

Have any bad habits:
I punch holes in walls and doors out of anger and frustration. Just be glad I don't hit people ... yet.

Chapter 5: Have You Ever?
Broke a bone:
Dozens ... most in one real ugly car crash.

Gotten stitches:
More than I could count ... I have a 12" scar up my gut, an 8" scar transverse that, and places where they put back together my arm and leg..

Taken painkillers:
Vicodin is a very nice thing to have ... except that I can't read or work on the computer if I'm taking it.

Gone SCUBA diving:
Yep ... off the Yucatan coast near Tulum.

Been stung by a bee:
Sure ... but that sucker died for his effort!

Thrown up in a restaurant:
Uhhhhh ... back in my drinking days it might have happened ... but there's a lot that "might have happened" from back then that I couldn't swear to one way or the other!

Been to overnight camp:
My Mom was very happy to get the hell rid of us for weeks at a time during the summer.

Sworn in front of your parents:
I'd fucking swear at the fucking Pope.

Had detention:
I assume that it happened on occasion ... grade school was a LONG LONG time ago, though.

Been sent to the principals office?
Again, we're talking more than 30 years ago ... I think I might have had to do that.

Been called a hoe:
No, but I may have been called a rake!

Chaper 6: Who/What was the last?
Person to text you?
The mother of one of Daughter #1's friends ... but it took me 3 days to figure out how to open the message!

What did it say?
That they were going to be in the park.

Person to call you:
The Wife ... her desk is on the other side of the apartment, so she calls me from the business line if she wants something.

Person you hugged:
Daughter #1.

Person you tackled?
Dunno ... it was probably back in college ... if I tackled somebody they'd probably be in the hospital.

Thing you touched:
The large glass of iced coffee in front of me.

Thing you ate:
Left-over pizza.

Thing you drank:
Iced coffee.

Thing you said:
"Hey, Dusty" (to the cat)


Now, wasn't that fun?

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