Looking Out From the Garage: May 2008

I got Meme'd... after 11 months on A|R

First time. So, I did a little research. Like many others here, it seems, I thought that Meme was pronounced like "me me", but I learned that it is actually "meem", rhymes with theme or dream. I also thought that it was an A|R thing... but found that it pre-dates A|R by quite a while. Interesting stuff... but it won't be my trivia answer. So, on to the show...

I actually got the meme orders twice... three and a half hours apart. And the first thing that occurred to me was Ruthmarie Hicks, what are you doing writing emails at 5:04 am? And LaShawn Norden, 8:35 am is a little better... but still, was I the first person you were thinking of in the morning? I don't think so... So you must be a morning person, too.

This is the Memorial Day 2008 Supermeme. I got nailed with asked eight specific quetions. Let's see how I do...

Who is your favorite musical artist?

That is a first rate evil question. It depends on my mood. And it varies a lot. A LOT. Rob Zombie and Parliament Funkadelic are both on the short list. As are Van Halen (I'll take mine with David Lee Roth, thank you...) and Cowboy Mouth... and Big Bad Voodoo Daddies... and Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies.

[Eyes closed, picking from a hat] Ok, the winner is... Metallica... or Apocalyptica...


Music is actually pretty important to me... and I like extremes.  Bach's Toccata and Fugue or Mozart rather than Kenny G or anything that is normally top 40...

Papa at 80kphWho is your favorite artist?

Not as evil as the first, but tough anyway...  Short list...  Claude Monet, Ansel Adams and then one of my favorite images of all time... Jaques-Henri Lartigue's Papa at 80kph.  Can you imagine anything that more exemplifies speed?

Who is your favorite blogger?

Jessica Horton would be my favorite from the A|R world.  She has an amazing story, the doesn't back down, and her sense of humor is seriously off... in a good way. 

Some honorable mentions would be Jason Sardi and Ken Cook.  Jason gets a little artsy for me sometimes, but the kid has a way of pulling things into a very sharp focus.  Ken needs to not hold back so much...  ;^ )

If you could meet anyone (alive or dead), who would it be and what is the most interesting thing about them?

Back to the evil questions I see...  I'm going to grab "meet" and take that as a way to eliminate people like my father who passed away 11 years ago.  Ansel Adams and Thomas Jefferson would be on the short list.  There are a lot of people that would be fun to grab lunch with and pick their brains...  Maybe JEB Stuart would be an interesting character... and Sir Henry Morgan. 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Race car driver... shocker, huh?  My plan was to be a mechanical engineer, work for a car company, make my way to the racing team... and then steal a car and show them that I could put down the lap times.  I because a photographer instead. 

What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know?

Define interesting and trivia...  I am evil good at Trivial Pursuit.  But, here is something fun...  According to the Constitution, there is no guarantee of the "right" to vote.  It outlines why one can't be denied the right to vote, but not why one can be...  For example, it would be Constitutional to disallow right-handed people from voting.  It might even be a good start...

If you could live in any point in history what would it be and why?

I think that we are in incredible times.  But, if I had to pick a point in the past, I would think that the period just before the american Revolution would be pretty cool.  Or the "Old West" of the 1800s. 

What is the most interesting job you have ever held?

Can we define interesting?  I loved being a photographer and assistant photographer.  I went cool places and met cool people... and then shot them.  I did a lot of industrial work with Chipp Jamison, and we had fun shooting in nuclear power plants and executive board rooms.  As a kid, perhaps the coolest thing was working at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.  I was in ride operations, and photographed season passes, loaded people on the skyride, boiled in the sun sitting on the big hill of the Loch Ness Monster (did I mention a fear of heights?) and gave "the spiel" from the back of the train riding around the park.  I met a LOT of girls...  In fact, there were moms introducing their daughters to me... if they only knew ;^ )

The winner would have to be the gig as a photographer and assistant.  Lots of groovy stories came from that.

Ok, here you go... I'm going to nail tag a few people to give their memes. 

Same 8 questions kids...

Marlene Scheffer

We grabbed a post lunch drink last week... even though she is from the complete opposite side of the country.  Ok, Marlene is on fire she's so fast... It was done before I asked. 

Tommie Berry

He's a brand new guy here in GA... Let's give him a nice welcome. 

Jonathan Washburn

The Kahuna... and I haven't seen him respond to one of these lately... might need some pushing.

Sara Washburn

Mrs. Kahuna... no cheating off of each other, huh?  Sara is a pretty cool young woman... Jon already knows that.  Sara also read my mind.  Of course, I had read her meme shortly after she posted it, but my swiss cheese brain lost that little factoid.

As long as we are hitting the big guns, let's try to pull Matt Heaton out of the shadows.  And just so he isn't standing there by himself... Bob Stewart.  Maybe these guys struck a deal to never be asked... I wasn't part of the deal.


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