Six Random Things

Todd

Brent Logan tagged me, according to the “official” rules:

  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Write 6 random things about yourself.
  • Tag 6-ish people at the end of your post.
  • Let each person know he/she has been tagged.
  • Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Here are six random things about me:

  1. A number of the TV shows I love are critically acclaimed, but they commercially bomb. Friday Night Lights. Pushing Daisies. Freeks and Geeks (admittedly, I came late to the party on that one). Viva Laughlin*. And, of course, Arrested Development. This fact, of course, makes me feel cool and superior to people who mostly enjoy commercial successes.
  2. I have a serious problem with trying new flavors of chewing gum. When I’m at the grocery checkout, and I see “Extra Fruit Sensations Berry Pearadise” I’m powerless to withstand a purchase. And, typically, I don’t like the new flavor at all. A complete waste of $1.09.
  3. I’ve become something of a University of Texas fan. Some might point to their former #1 ranking and the likelihood of their playing at the Orange Bowl as the reasons for my favor. But they’re not. I’m a fan because I went to the Longhorn’s season-opener. The stadium was glorious. The fans were raucous. The atmosphere was charged. Something spiritual happened. And now I’m a fan. Oh, and I have a UT hat.
  4. I can’t really stand jazz music. Particularly smooth jazz. Ugh.
  5. I’m getting old(er). I have a goodly number of gray hairs. I don’t understand why the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana are cool. And I like going to bed no later than 10:00 p.m.
  6. This is perhaps the most random: I had a suite mate in college, a physics major, who was convinced that time machines would not be invented for public use in his lifetime. He reasoned that if a time machine were publicly available, that he would come back and tell his present (or past, depending upon one’s perspective) self about the technology. I argued that it was possible that his future-self decided that he needed to wait until his past-self was more prepared and able to process the time machine revelation, but he made a promise to himself that he would go back to his college-freshman-self and he wasn’t one to break a promise to himself. So how does that translate into a random thing about me? I find myself thinking about that conversation on a surprisingly frequent basis.

I’m tagging:

  1. Kirk
  2. Bobby“Tagged” Post
  3. Chris
  4. Laura“Tagged” Post
  5. Kim
  6. John
  7. Erin“Tagged” Post

Thanks for the easy blog post Brent.

Happy Monday everyone.
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*Please note that “Viva Laughlin” was intended to be a joke. I don’t know that I wouldn’t have loved Viva Laughlin as it was cancelled after only two episodes. But from what I’ve seen, it probably deserved the axe. However, I do the other shows listed.

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16 Comments

  1. November 10, 2008 at 11:53 am — Reply

    Hi Todd – It’s Jessica from Central. I found your blog through Erin’s. Anyway, I enjoyed your six random things :) I also enjoy Arrested Development – I’m sad it didn’t last :( Have a good day, and tell your wife hi for me!

  2. November 10, 2008 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    I’m still waiting for my blog to be added to the side with the rest of the world’s blogs over there… 😉

  3. erin
    November 10, 2008 at 1:44 pm — Reply

    I’m finished!

  4. November 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm — Reply

    Okay that last one was hilarious. And random.

    Sincerely, a fellow Arrested Development AND Freaks and Geeks fan.

  5. November 10, 2008 at 9:38 pm — Reply

    Harding had a Physics major? Who knew?
    Tobias Funke

  6. November 10, 2008 at 11:49 pm — Reply

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  7. November 10, 2008 at 11:52 pm — Reply

    Your challenge has been met and posted.

    More than a month between posts. Douglas and Main would be sooooo disappointed.

    By the way, any of these blogs you challenged local by chance?

  8. November 11, 2008 at 12:11 am — Reply

    Nice list! I’m not a big fan of jazz, either, but any performing musician has to at least fake liking jazz. That way, when you hit the wrong note, you can claim “it was a jazz chord.” Who could argue?! 😉

  9. November 11, 2008 at 9:35 am — Reply

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  10. November 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm — Reply

    Ohhhh, so you’re the other “Arrested Development” fan! I heard there was another one out there. For the longest time I thought I was the only one.

  11. Brad
    November 11, 2008 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    Friday Night Lights is the best show on tv. Clear eyes full hearts can’t lose!

  12. November 12, 2008 at 10:42 pm — Reply

    Hey, a couple points, check out Fancast.com, we have a ton of absolutely free shows, including Arrested Development, Friday Nght Lights and Pushing Daisies – the full library at http://www.fancast.com/full_episodes

    And Pushing Daisies fans in particular might be interested to know there is an interview with the Executive Producer Bryan Fuller and he says he would be into making a Pushing Daisies movie or comic book and also touches on the possibility of changing networks (like Scrubs). The interview is at

    http://thebiz.fancast.com/2008/11/a_pushing_daisies_movie.html

    They are also looking for feedback and comments on whether fans would watch a movie and how you feel about so many plot lines being left unfinished if it is the end.

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  14. November 20, 2008 at 9:33 pm — Reply

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  15. Austin Conscience
    November 22, 2008 at 9:46 am — Reply

    Hook Em, Todd.

    Texas Fight! Texas Fight! OU Sucks.

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Six Random Things