Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tag, I'm it.

The lovely (but deluded) Astrogirl426 from Notes from the Bunker has tagged me (she claims to heart my blog - I think she's been living in the woods too long) and I am to relay 6 random facts about myself. I will attempt to reveal something new about myself, but most of you have been around here long enough to know all most of my secrets.

1. I moved 9 times between birth and 15 years, living in 4 states (MS, CA, GA, TX) and 1 foreign country(Germany). I have moved 7 times since then, living in 4 states (GA, CA, TX, MD) and 1 foreign country (Greece). In and amongst all of that I have visited, driven through, or otherwise took up space in 27 other states, the District of Columbia, and 7 other foreign countries.

2. I got to fly an Air Force T-37 jet trainer.

3. I was born a poor, black child*.

4. I had a part-time job that involved moving equipment from building to building between passes of soviet spy satellites.

5. I have stood on the point from which every distance in France is measured.

6. I ran into Dudley Moore in a McDonald's in Pacific Grove, CA. He was even shorter than he looked in the movies. I ran into Stevie Wonder coming out of an ice cream store in Monterey, CA. I waved but he didn't wave back, the stuck-up b@st@rd.

As usual, I don't tag people. If any of you are game, have at it.

*if you recognize this, you're as old a fart as I am.

13 deeply creased, dogeared comment(s):

MitMoi said...

I am not an old fart ...

I am an old fartress :)

Astrogirl426 said...

Oh no, I am not deluded. I think you are perfectly lovely, Bob, and have enjoyed all of your blog postings. So there. I guess you're going to just have to live with the burden of being admired. Sucks to be you ;)

meno said...

Boy, that's just so mean of Stevie not to wave back.

I recognize that too. I am a fartette.

Sober Briquette said...

"This is all I need. This lamp and this ashtray."

Pretty funny, Bob.

It's amazing what they can do in movies to make people look taller (or whatever).

ms chica said...

I saw Arthur Arthur before I started grade school. That movie taught me to say Damn it! with feeling. My mom was really sore about it.

Glamourpuss said...

Hmmm, I've never been called an old fart before...

But what fascinating facts - you really are most intriguing.

Puss

Franki said...

buncha old farts we are then aren't we?

Bob said...

mit - I misread you at first. I didn't think you'd refer to yourself as a castle.

astrogirl - I see you still have a veil over your eyes. I'll make allowances for you, then.

meno - I was pissed!

it is an expanding club, I see.

de - how do you feel about mexican cat juggling?

I guess the camera adds inches as well as pounds. IYKWIM

ms. chica - it's amazing what kids get from watching movies. I got ADD as a teen from trying to watch the blocked playboy channel.

puss - found your special purpose yet?

franki - yep. we know our shit from shinola.

Rachel said...

I guess I'm a young'un after all because I have absolutely NO IDEA what you people are chuckling and talking about...

Bob said...

rachel - you ARE a young'un, whether you recognize the quote or not.

(the quotes are from Steve Martin's movie "The Jerk")

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Um, I don't think the term "jerk" is even used anymore. Pass it on.

I can't believe Stevie Wonder didn't wave back to you. Was he wearing his shades?

Bob said...

hearts - I guess I'm a little behind the curve. I'm still getting the hang of this new-fangled typewriter.

yes, he was wearing his shades, but that's no excuse. (I should know, because I constantly avoid responding to people by wearing sunglasses and pretending I didn't see them)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

You type pretty well for a blind man.