Saturday, August 13, 2005

Patrick's Saturday Six Air Show Edition

I don't remember the air show here ever being cancelled.  But I think it has been. Clouds and rain. [Oh. . .it's next week. Ha.]

1. A reader to "Men's Journal" recently wrote about technological innovations, stating that there isn't any gadget he couldn't live without:  "To see how vital technology is, spend a few days in the backcountry without your phone, pager, PDA, laptop, cappuccino machine, or MP3 player.  You'll emerge cleansed and refreshed."  Could you go a whole week really roughing it with no modern conveniences?  Would you want to?

This is SOOOOO easy.  I can live without all that stuff. And the men they came in on.

In fact I still don't have most of it.  I just got a cell phone about six months ago.  And I'm in a business that almost requires them. Call my landline, cell whore. My vacations have often been to places where none of this stuff works anyway. Besides, I don't even have a pager, PDA, or MP3 player. I don't drink coffee, Starbucks losers. I don't have a laptop although I do live on my computer. But I can u
pload a journal entry by phone. Or not. And get my email that way, too. I refuse to take my cell phone to the toilet. So leave me a message.

2. What is the most you've ever paid for a:
   A) Shirt
   B) Pair of Shoes
   C) CD or Album
   D) DVD
   E) Book
   F) Vacation

Four thousand is the most I've paid for a week at a resort with my older daughter -- her graduation vacation present from high school.  I'm sure I paid a fortune for one of the silk blouses I bought at Fred Segal's in LA.  I  have some Stuart Weitzmann and Bruno Magli shoes, and they ain't cheap. But they're not $1000 either. At least the ones I bought.  So sue me.

On the other hand, I refuse to pay full boat for CD's or DVD's. I usually buy books in the paperback versions, not the hardcovers. And I always read someone else's paper. 

3. Looking back at the answers to#2, which one was the most foolish?

The vacation.  Resorts are way overpriced for what you get.  And I got food poisoning that trip. I should have had them comp my trip.  I always wondered what the other folks who got sick did.

4. Take this quiz:   Which snack food are you?

Spaghetti?  Since when was that a snack food? Personally I think I'm a bag of Cheetos. A big damn bag. 

5. There are three wells:  Love, Beauty and Creativity.  If you could only drink from one of them, which would you choose and why?

Creativity, nothing else comes close.  Love -- overrated, except the altruistic stuff and I'm no Mother Theresa. As for Beauty -- is there anything more self indulgent? Hey, I only get my hair done a coupla times a month, nails, too.

6. If you were another person, do you think you would be friends with the person you know as yourself?

I'd be calling myself for advice all the time.  Too bad I'm me and know that I haven't got a clue. 


meforevermore said...

lol I love 'em


artloner said...

This is SOOOOO easy.  I can live without all that stuff. And the men they came in on.

Ditto, Shug, Ditto!


shaz19743 said...

Cell phones have got a lot to answer for .....its text messaging that i fall foul of all the time .....theres no tone in a text button for sarcasam alerts "im kidding with ya" icon ......a flat text message can make even the most innocent of words appear to have a whole different meaning than the one intended .So id be happy togo without that little piece of technology !
I answered a text from a mate once as follows " great news you must be over the moon " ...the first line of their text had said "got offered that job i went for" .....all sounds fine till i realised i hadnt forwarded far on enough to read the last part of their message which said " but my mothers been taken ill " .....shaz puts her size 5's in it again ! x

mombzbe said...

Hmm.  Cheetos puffs, or crunchy Cheetos?