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Chasing The American Dream

August 06, 2005


I’ve been double tagged by Alyson and Alyssa. Sorry it took so long.

10 Years Ago Today I was living in Jacksonville, FL. I took a rare ‘me’ vacation. I went to Vegas for the first time. I read black jack books prior to the trip so I’d be ready to play. I ended up winning over $300. “Beginner’s luck,” my friends said. “Don’t ever come back,” they said. I haven’t since.

Five Years Ago Today I was living in Coudersport, PA. Home of Big Brother. I owned a small ranch-style house with 3 acres of land. Can you picture this big-city boy riding on a lawn tractor? Comical.

1 Year Ago Today Oh my. I was living in here in Plantation. It was one year ago that CBG and I started forming a wonderful friendship. {Sigh}

Yesterday All my troubles seemed so far away…

Tomorrow I might see a movie. War of the Worlds? Wedding Crashers? Fantastic 4? Anyone seen anything good lately?

5 Snacks I enjoy: Stacy’s Cinnamon Pita Chips (it may be the best snack of all-time), Reddenbacher low-fat Kettle Pop Corn, 1 million varieties of dry cereal (current faves are honey bunches of oats, and Kellogs’s Low Fat Granola with raisins)

5 Bands That I Know the Lyrics to Most of Their Songs: Beatles, Snow Patrol, Live, REM, Vertical Horizon

5 Things I Would Do with a $100,000,000: 100 million dollars? Set up a trust for Andy, take Andy on a whirlwind trip to see a game in every baseball park, help family, spend $$ advertising and publishing my book, figure out where I want to live and buy a cool house

5 Locations I Would Like to Run Away to: Napa Valley, Pebble Beach, Somewhere in Italy, Scotland, Oregon coast

5 Bad Habits I Have: can’t keep a story short, staying up all night, falling for the wrong woman, impatience. (OK. Who noticed I only listed 4?)

5 Things I Like Doing: going to concerts, writing, eating, attending sporting events, three-letter word, starts with S and ends in X.

5 Things I would Never Wear: clogs, bolo tie, speedo, t-shirts that are five sizes too small so I can show off my muscles (oh, forgot. I don’t have any to show off), searsucker suit

5 TV Shows I Like(d): Seinfeld, Survivor, World Poker Tour, Real World, Emeril Live

5 Movies I Like: Oh what the hell. Here are my top 10. The Graduate, Rain Man, Shawshank Redemption, In The Heat of the Night, African Queen, Garden State, Field of Dreams, Rear Window, any juvenile John Hughes Brat Pack Movie (16 Candles, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller), Die Hard

5 Famous People I would Like to Meet: “Mrs. Right,” Jack Nicklaus, Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, The NYNY blogging community (Stephanie, Heather, Esther, Amanda, Ari, Ken W, Jennifer, Bex, etc.

5 Biggest Joys at the Moment: My son, my iPod, my Blog, you (my readers), my car

5 favorite toys: iPod, cell phone, digital camera, laptop, lincoln logs (kidding, ran out of ideas)

5 People to Tag: This is purely optional, OK? Lots of you have probably already been tagged. How about some of you new commenters? ESS, Mari, Quotablex, Sassy, and Miss Happenstance.


  • go to scotland! i live there and its beautiful on the 7 days of the year that its not raining. but really- v nice

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:43 AM, August 06, 2005  

  • War of the Worlds sucked.... go see Wedding Crashers. The hand job under the table alone is worth seeing.- Got you wondering now, don't I? Ha!

    I got tagged? Well, if you insist....

    By Anonymous alexis, at 12:46 PM, August 06, 2005  

  • nice post! :) I actually thought War of the Worlds was excellent! would see it again..not really my type of movie. I am all for Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory!

    By Blogger Amanda, at 2:58 PM, August 06, 2005  

  • Wow. I'm famous now? Cool. I think.

    By Blogger Ken Wheaton, at 8:23 PM, August 07, 2005  

  • You like the same exact movies that I like. Did you see One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest? It's one of my very favorites, along with Grapes of Wrath... you know I'm a Steinbeck addict!

    So, have I been officially tagged? This is very cool, and this is the first time I've been tagged! Now what do I do? LOL!

    By Blogger Mari, at 1:21 AM, August 08, 2005  

  • Well, aren't I superflattered? Most people just use me for my Ken Wheaton connections :-P.

    By Blogger Ari, at 11:47 AM, August 08, 2005  

  • Ari - I voted for your buddy in Cosmo. Okay the fact that I just wrote that is weird.

    Plantation - tis the first time I have been tagged woo hoo. Will get right on it.
    I saw Wedding Planners last weekend. The movie is hilarious

    By Blogger Sass, at 2:34 PM, August 08, 2005  

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