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Tagged II

There seems there is a blogger out there named Mooselicker and he or she was tagging some of the best bloggers in Ontario this past week. How do I know? Well two of the best bloggers there each tagged me with their questions. Some of my favorite bloggeresses, Cafe23 and The Camel Life each told there readers a bit more about themselves and asked some more of their reader to do the same, me being one of them, each, er, both.

So today you get twice the info; more info than you really want or need. If I haven’t scared you off yet grab a chair, opps sorry, read on. It might get long but if you follow my blog you know I post less like blogs and more like manuscripts anyway. So YOU must like to read! And know, at the end, there will be a surprise for you. OK?

So here are the answers to the questions Breezy K. posed to me and her other readers. If you enjoy a fun and zany read you might want to check her out at The Camel Life. Here goes….

1. Are you left or right-handed? Do you play into either stereotype?
I am right handed and what is the stereotype? I dunno? This is some hip idea that I am not privy too, isn’t it? I’m so not down!

2. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
On all my personality tests they say I am an introvert. I think I get the results from a lot of conservative answers. I am shy in a crowd but do possess many extroverted traits as well. Cooking, writing, popping jokes, leadership roles at work and school so …I dunno. I think I am something in-between that they haven’t defined yet.

Yea, definitely an introvert!

3. Who would win in a fight between a grilled cheese sandwich and a taco?
I am aware of the Power of the Taco but spice and got nothin’ on the ole grilled cheese. I swore by these in my youth. Put every imaginable leftover in one. Grilled cheese and tomato soup? A staple! Now, what are your cheat methods of making a grilled cheese.

4. Who is your favourite Kardashian sister and why?
My testosterone tells me Kim is my favorite.  (Did you hear her pet name is Jasmine, from the Disney cartoon? Check out the similarities in the way they look. Hmmmm? From the show, the one married to the wimpy white dude seems to be the most down to earth. But if I was to pick a favorite it might be one of Jenner’s kids. How ordinary would any of us look if we had cameras on us 24/7?

Have you seen my eye liner?

5. Do you write anything else outside of your blog?
I have an article being published next month in Bethany Christian magazine. I have wrote for my running club and my grad school’s business alumni newsletter. My favorite piece was a feature article in a Myrtle Beach weekly entertainment magazine where I took on the role of a bar drunk sitting at the waitress station at the bar called, Another Saturday Night with J. D, McKay. J.D was cheap, drunk, brusk, and the butt of all the bar staff’s jokes. I was actually running a nightclub at the time and tried to use funny stories that happened there in my stories.

6. Are you a vegetarian? have you tried meat substitutes? (JOKES, don’t worry, I’ll just ask one of the 300+ other people who already told me)
I eat meat. I don’t eat a lot of red meat but couldn’t survive without chicken.

7. Who is your biggest role model/inspiration in life?
Oh boy, I have so many. Joe Paterno, from Penn State University, RIP. My dad, my wife, my boss when I move to Myrtle Beach and worked in that hotel chain. The Dean of Business at my graduate school got me interested in writing and a very sharp guy as well. Joe Paterno was tops though and will be missed.

Her shirt got more attention at the bowl game then me and my mask of Joe.

8. What is your favourite junk food?
Donuts and also ice cream. I actually make ice cream at home and am trying to figure out how to make Donut Ice Cream.

9. Who is your favourite band/singer? and have you seen them in concert?
Hmm? For bands, it is Godsmack and no, I haven’t seen them. I love Jimmy Buffett and think he is a music genre all by himself for creating a coastal feeling. I’ve seen him a few times. And I love Celtic Woman too for their Irish Music. You can’t compare that to metal. I enjoy them and Irish music too and saw them once.

10. Do you have any brothers or sisters? (If not- want mine?)
I have a younger brother and older sister. Yes, I am the middle child!

11. What is your favourite (non-sexual) thing about the opposite sex?
One thing that comes to mind is that they inspire me to be a better person. Nice gals ( I know there are nice gals and not-so-nice gals) are helpful, friendly, and get to know you for you. My typical experiences with guys are that they constantly seem to one up you. I hate that. Where does it end? I don’t try to impress people and my favorite guys are humble as well. Ladies rarely seem to be like this to me. So to hang with some nice people / gals you better be one yourself it seems. Maybe I sometime try to one up them in ‘trying to be nice”. But I am happy and honored for the great gal pals (nothing sexual) that I have as friends (and blog followers!).

OK, are their any surprises there? The following are my answers to Janice’s questions in her recent tag at Cafe23. Janice is from Ontario. I enjoy her blog as she has a fun way with words and is full of surprises. She has shown us pictures of her shooting rifles and from a penitentiary museum after she once volunteered at one (!). So if you are ready for a few more things you may not know about me here they are.

1. Do you have any tattoos? If yes, of what and where? If not, what tattoo would you get if you had to get one?

No tatoos for me right now. If I got one I thought about getting a lightning bolt kinda thing, similar to the one on the Flash and get them on my ankles. Kinda like the god Mercury. I like to run and used to consider myself kinda fast.

2. What’s your alcoholic drink of choice?

Not enough space here! They are all my favorite ~ I know, that’s a bad sign. I used to say ‘whatever it is you put in my hand’. German beer, Cuervo margarittas, Tanqueray & Tonics, Frangelico, Sterling Cabernet, Dewars, Drambuie…. sorry, I know that doesn’t answer the question. Or does it?

3. What would you say is your best personality trait and why?

I want to say it is my sense of humor but judging by the 6 people that read my blog that can’t be it. So I think it must be that I am caring person. And that I love to help others out. I do work with charities and offer to help any one I can.

4. What would you say is the characteristic about yourself that you need to work on improving or changing?

I have no patience. Having kids has helped me a bit with this but still kinda have a short fuse.

5. Do you believe in God?

I believe in God and his Son, Jesus Christ. When I was younger it didn’t matter to me so much but I have witnessed too many amazing things not to believe there is not a reason behind it. God’s Will. And his will is good!

God has been great and we are very blessed!

6. If you could only accomplish one thing in 2012, what would it be?

Hmmm? I have two short term goals this year actually. A) I want / need to fix up our backyard, get a new deck and get it ready for my little girls to play in as they get older (this year’s home project) and B) Go on another vacation out of the country to someplace warm. We haven’t traveled out of the country in two years. We’re / I’m due! ~ kinda shallow goals, huh?

7. You have a choice between two questions: a) Which person’s blog do you enjoy reading the most, and why?
(Don’t worry, I don’t expect anyone to say it’s mine lol! I’m just curious to know how your minds work 😉 … You can only pick one!; or b) If you could meet any blogger in person, who would it be and why?

I’ll chose option B) But my answer really mirrors my answer for A though. Right now, with my limited time, I have narrowed down the blogs that I read regularly to about 12 or so. They are all interesting and all different, which makes the writers all interesting and different. I would like to get to know all of them better really. Cafe23 is a good one for example. Did you see this chic knocking off rounds with a rifle? Who would have thought? Leanne Shirtliffe (who doesn’t even know my bog exists) at Ironic Mom is is always very funny, with a great outlook on having kids. Plus she looks like Tea Leoni. Breezy K. at The Camel Life is funny too ( another Canadian).  I’ld like to meet all these people and more. Basically, I would love to meet anyone that reads / comments my blog as I feel I have gotten to know them all a little.

8. What will get you angry?

A) When things don’t work right. And B) when people don’t listen (I’m a manager), which in a way, goes back to my first reason of not working right.

Ya gotta hate that….

9. How would you describe your ideal significant other — looks-wise and personality-wise?

(Lets see if I can get this right) For obvious reasons, my ideal person is about my height, auburn hair, smart, great eyes (and other curvy things), athletic, a good person. Opps! That sounds like my significant other!

10. Why did you name your blog the name you named it?

I was unexpectedly thrown into the role of nanny when I lost my job. My wife took care of the kids for the most part prior. I never held a baby or changed a diaper before we had our two kids. So the idea of me taking care of these two for 10 hours a day, all by myself, was so scarey it was funny. But I had to do it so Daddy’s Day Dare, vs. Day Care was born. There were too many Daddy Day Care blogs out there already

11. What is one thing about yourself that you have never mentioned to anyone on WordPress (on your blog or comments)?

I want to answer this with a ‘reblog’ of sorts from a recent post by Ironic Mom called Two Truths and a Dare.

The rules are you write two things about yourself that are true and one thing that is false and then you (the readers) have to guess which one is false…. and nobody that reads my blog knows either. OK? Here goes….

1) I am good friends with the drummer in Godsmack
2) I have more speeding tickets than you and your whole family and actually lost my license once because of speeding.
3) My two wonderful daughters are not mine.

Which one is false?

Now at this point I think I am supposed to pick 11 more readers to tag.  And if you multiply that by 2 you get higher than the number of followers I have, unless you count by 5’s.

So can you do me a favor? You all are funnier than me anyway. Let me know which of the above Truths is a Lie and then post Two Truths and a Lie about yourself. I would love to find out more about you this way and, hey, we’re all like family here anyway. Especially Breezy, Janice, Charity, Karen, Lora, Derek, Andi, Kristabel, Sarah, Worry Warts, Nikki, Kool Aid, Ms. Victoria, Laura, Kianys, Pat and anyone else who has been brave enough to leave a comment here (and I don’t know your name). I imagine we find out some really incredible things about each other.

Have a great weekend!

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28 thoughts on “Tagged II

  1. I was at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon. It was at a “restaurant” in this village. It was basically someone’s home with a single fluorescent light bulb. They had things like porcupine on the menu and monkey. We tried it, but didn’t have a whole serving.

  2. Laura, I have only gotten one right so far! You did get me. I want to be a consultant. We are all doing well here except for the not enough time in the day thing. I thought they answered my requests for an extra day in the week until I found out they do Feb. 29th every four years. I hope you and yours are doing great as well. How is that musician doing?

  3. I don’t get out too much either Derek! The monkey sounds really interesting. Where were you? Yours was the first one I got right I think. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Monkey was like roast beef with a greasier feel to it . They had some sort of gravy, which was sketchy, to go with it. You are right, I did not stand in line with a celebrity. It does happen quite a bit here, though. I just don’t get out much.

  5. Hi – my husband is now consulting…so #1 is true! The answer is #2, I don’t have any food allergies – gotcha! Good idea, I will write about my passing encounter with Tyler – nice to stop by – hope all is well with you and your brood!

  6. I forget what you said your husband did but I don’t think it was that. Am I wrong? SO I think #1 is not true. My falsehood is my #1 as I really don’t know Shannon any more. I think you should tell us more about you and the Stephen Tyler story. It sounds fun! Thanks for stopping by Laura!

  7. Spoiler alert! Just got a chance to read your posts and now I can’t guess – here’s my list:

    1) I’m married to a retired banker
    2) I ‘m allergic to shellfish
    3) Stephen Tyler of Aerosmith waved to me from his house on Lake Sunapee

  8. I am thinking you might have done Missionary work so maybe #1 could be true. And, if you wee like me, it was harder to come up with the 2 Truths so the 1 Lie came at the end (my logic is dazzling sometimes) So I will say #3 is false and I think it was some other celebrity in line with you.

    Thanks for playing Derek. So if #1 was true, what’s monkey taste like?

  9. You mean the answer with ‘what’s his name’ and the other sister? Yes we (her) watch that now and again here at the house when nothing is on. Who’s your fav? Yes, I will put you on the donuts ice cream list but since we are both on the east coast maybe we could meet 1/2 way? Like maybe DC? I had fun with your list Breezy, thanks for asking!

  10. Alright, here goes.

    1- I have eaten monkey before.
    2- I was once co-leader of an I Love Mel Gibson fan club
    3- During the summer on Cape Cod, I found myself in a line right next to Micheal J. Fox.

  11. great answers- love how much detail you went into on the Kardashian one! very impressive!!
    and if you find a way to make donut ice cream, please also find a way to deep freeze and ship it to your bud breezyk in Toronto. kthanks.

  12. If I haven’t gotten to know you a bit from your blogs and the wonderful sense of sarcasm you have I think your # 3 is not the truth. If # 1 is true I would love to hear more about that (you owe it to your followers!).

    I am with you in your extro / intro test. I get home from a gig and I can’t get out of my clothes fast enough and into something relaxing…now maybe that is because those fun clothes don’t fit anymore! Can I ask, did you have a different outlook on parties when you were (treading lightly here) high schoolish? Plus I can’t bounce back like I could back then either.

    Number 1 is not true (see the explanation above) I loved their band back then (Wrathchild) and the drummer was the best around but lost touch with them back in the 80’s. I’ll have more on #3 in the future but the greatest part of my life right now (they are only toddlers) are adopted.

  13. Actually I knew the drummer for Godsmack back in the 80’s and put he and his band up ( my fav. band back then) in the hotel I worked at but haven’t spoken to him since. Yes, they trashed the hotel room room, timeshare condo actually, and I had a rather uncomfortable talk with the owner of the resort later that week. So #1 is not true. Thanks for guessing! I hope you are feeling better!

  14. LOL anything with a scope =P

  15. No worries my friend, How about which is your favorite rifles?

  16. Awww, so sweet! I got your message, will check it out! 🙂
    Still can’t think of 2 truths and a lie! I feel like I’ve already said anything remotely interesting about myself on my blog that I’m willing to share =P
    I’m not tryin’ to cop-out, I promise 🙂

  17. If you have a way to make the sosrbet I can send you the recipe…

  18. I sent you the /a video via youtube. Most of those gifts came from money gifted to us from other people. I was out of work and our kids never suffered a bit due to the niceness of others (Angels) and thanks about this kids!

  19. hmmm i think glazed donuts…the filling in the creme/custard ones might just squish out. Your could use a ‘cakey’ type of donut like entenmans chocolate if you wanted…they might hold up better….

    Oh and I’ll def let you know if I’m in the area…butt-kicking sorbet sounds unreal!!!

  20. Hey, I can’t watch that video in your December post about your angels! Nor can I comment on that post. Do you turn the comment box off after a certain number of days? Your kids are so adorable, btw. I think I told you that already, but I’ll tell ya again =P

  21. Ooh, I’ve been away and just checked back in time to find this! Hmm….Two truths and a lie? My first guess was #3 for the lie…and after checking back through the archives, I’m gonna stick with that guess!

    Here’s mine:
    1) I almost lost my license but not for speeding — for multiple accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel.
    2) I have a dog named Lila.
    3) I love teenagers and enjoy having one in the house!

    Oh, and here’s the test for extrovert/introvert: it’s not about what you do, it’s about how you get your energy. Me, I go to a party, have a great time, then go home and want to collapse. I’m a classic introvert. Some of my friends go to a party and spend the time making more plans for the next day. Eek, no thanks! I need to have a one on, one off approach to my social life.

  22. I have not read the comment of others and response as yet. But I am going to say #2 is not accurate: 2) I have more speeding tickets than you and your whole family and actually lost my license once because of speeding.

    #1 I think is the truth because everyone know or have met someone famous
    #3 because I have been reading your blog and waiting for the magazine article to publish so that you can share your story with us of how your two angels came into your life.

    This is how I came to number 2 not being accurate. I might be wrong so I am happy no money is being lay out on the table, lol. The number of speeding tickets can be in any range that is more than one. The amount of ticket one has plus their family can be of a small or a great percentage. Leaving this statement questionable.

  23. That is a GREAT idea. I’ve struggled with the idea of chopping up the donuts into bite size pieces and then adding them to the churn but thought they would get too soggy and dissolve too much over an hour long churn. The good would be the ice cream base would have the donut taste. The bad would be no donut pieces or sloppy ones. Freezing them makes sense. That’s what I do with the Oreo cookies in my Holiday ice cream. Now, can I get your opinion? Glazed donuts or something fancier like a creme or custard filled? And them add them to what kind of ice cream base? A complimentary one or a contrasting one?

    I don’t know if you ever made ice cream at home or not but I thought You would get a kick out of the ingredients. In a 2 Qt. batch I add:

    4-5 Lg eggs
    1 1/2 cups of sugar
    4 cups of heavy whipping cream
    and then ‘lighten’ it up with using
    2 cups of skim milk instead of the whole milk

    Now can you imagine throwing donuts into that mix as well? You will have to help me finish it off and why I reduce the ice cream making to holidays or special events. However in the summer I also have some kick-butt sorbet recipes as well! Next time you are in the country stop by and I’ll make you some! Thanks for dropping by!

  24. So you told her Uncle Andy was a cross-dresser, eh? There goes those fun weekends in Columbia at the kids museum! Dylan is already talking about going back again. Maybe we could get annual memberships for their B-days? Thanks for adding in Fav-Sister in law! I’ll post my pic of me in the Tinker Bell outfit next to see what she says and allow you to defend me one more time.

  25. Ahhh, thanks for the nice words on my family! You know they mean a lot to me. BTW, You are at the top of the list for number 11. I mean it. I really appreciate your time in checking in here in 3D and adding your opinions and putting up with all of mine. (I don’t think you suck at all) You’ve been awesome and I don’t just say that because you carry a big gun! Don’t worry on the 2T&1L. Earth shattering would be fun but not necessary. I know you have this whole thing going on with 30 and balls…. 🙂 There’s two good Truths there!

  26. Haha nicely done, Andy! I enjoyed reading your answers. The first #11 is good 🙂 I hope you had fun! =P

    Hmm, two truths and a lie …. Oh man, this is hard. Okay, I’ve been sitting here for like five minutes and I can’t think of anything. I suck 😦 … I shall return with something earth-shattering, I promise! =P

    Beautiful family, btw 🙂

  27. Fave sis-n-law on said:

    Nikki fell over laughing ” why does uncle andy have on a bra?” I’m gonna let her call you later & you can answer that 1! LOL

  28. donut ice cream…that sounds insane and delicious!!! maybe freeze some chunks of donut and then swirl them through the ice cream at the end of churning???

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