Tagged Again…

I was tagged by Geek Mom Mashup for the follwing meme.

Rule #1: Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate letter of the alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an “A,” you’d replace the link under that letter and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don’t forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a pingback gets generated.

  1. acowboyswife.com
  2. bloggingcents.com
  3. caffeine-overload.com
  4. DadThing.com
  5. everythingandanythingblog.com
  6. forumfinder.net
  7. GeekMomMashup.com
  8. happykeg.com
  9. ipentimento.com
  10. juliesjournal.com
  11. kabalyero.com
  12. ladylike4.com
  13. michaelpark.net
  14. notjustmama.net
  15. originalmx5.net
  16. peapodsquadstuff.com
  17. qweddings.com
  18. rowdigrl.com
  19. shirleysdelight.com
  20. thesocalledme.net
  21. utada-online.net
  22. valmg.com
  23. wickedbabylon.com
  24. xaviermedia.com
  25. yimto.com
  26. zbudapest.com

Replaced link: delusionsofgrandeur.org
Previous tagger: http://geekmommashup.com/2008/01/24/who-are-you-calling-it/

Rule #2: You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate so that this thing spreads like a virus. 
TIP: Tag your frequent EntreCard droppers via its messaging system.

As for me, I will tag the following sites I have enjoyed reading for the first time in the past few days.  All of these sites I found via Entrecard:

7 Random Things – By Ace

Hi everybody!  Ace here!  I know you are probably thinking, “Wait a minute!  You are only 9 months old!  How can you be typing this blog post?”  Well, ya see, I’m telling Daddy what to type and he is typing it (I’ve got him wrapped around my little finger! :D)

Now while I can not actually speak English, me and Daddy understand each other.  We have our own language made up of simple sounds such as “Da”, “Ba”, “Ma”, “Du”, “Eee”, “Eww”, and “Uh”.  It’s quite complex.  Each sound combined with specific facial expressions and body language means something different.  There are literally thousands of possibilities of words and phrases from these 7 sounds.  Amazing, huh?

Daddy hasn’t quite caught on to all of them…so if something doesn’t make sense…it’s his fault!  I mean, just yesterday I kept asking him to turn the heat up, and he changed my diaper, tried to get me to drink a bottle, and bounced me on his knee.  Sometimes he is just clueless…but I know he tries. 🙂

So anyways, DooDaddy tagged us with the 7 Random Things meme. 

Daddy has done itMommy has done it.  So now it is my turn!  Here goes…

  1. I always got to poop first thing in the morning.  But, I know that Mommy or Daddy always change my diaper first thing in the morning too.  So, to be funny, I hold it until I have a fresh clean diaper on.  Oh…I crack myself up!  Sometimes Mommy and Daddy will try to outsmart me and wait until after I eat to change my diaper so they only have to do it once.  However, I have super bowel control and can hold it as long as necessary just to destroy that fresh clean diaper!  Muhaha!
  2. I like the taste of dog food!  It is G-O-O-D Good!  For some reason Mommy and Daddy get all upset when I suck on this tasty treat.  I don’t understand!  Buddy eats it…why can’t I?
  3. I hate the fact that I always got to look out the back window of the car!  Why don’t they turn my car seat around so I can see where we are going?  I always have to look at where we have been.  Totally unfair!
  4. I don’t understand why every morning I have to drag out all of my toys again?  I left them lay all over the floor the night before so that they are easy to find the next morning.  But somehow every morning they are all back in my toy-box and I have to drag them all out again.  It’s an unsolved mystery!
  5. I sleep in my own room, but sometimes I can hear Mommy and Daddy doing something in their room.  It sounds like they are jumping on their bed.  They sound like they are having fun!  But I don’t understand why the always say, “I need a cigarette now…” when they are done.  Why does jumping on the bed make you want to have a cigarette?  I don’t understand…
  6. I’m tired of mushy food!  Do you really think turkey and carrots ran through a food processor is tasty?  Please!  Bring on the pizza!  How about a pork chop every once in a while?
  7. I think Daddy is jealous of me sometimes.  Why?  I get more play than him.  😀 Every lady I have met wants to hold me against their chest.   I’ve touched more boobies in the past nine months that he has in the past 10 years!  You know what really makes him jealous?  When I get tired and I rub my face on them.  Daddy calls it motor-boating for some reason.  I call it….”Who Da Man!” Bow down Dad!  Bow down!

Now I am supposed to tag 7 other people to do this meme, but I can’t read!  I’ve never read a blog in my life!  So we’ll just skip that part…yo, Dad…how about a bottle now?

7 Random Things

I was tagged by Chuck at D Is For Dad to do the 7 Random Things Meme.

The rules of the game are:

  1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
  2. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
  3. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
  4. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

However, since this is my blog and just about the only place where I get to make the rules I am going to do away with rules 3 and 4. 🙂

Random Thing #1:
When I left home to go to college I took one small bag with a few pairs of clothes, a nightstand, a pillow, and a blanket. Now I own enough stuff to fill up a semi…most of which sits in a closet, cabinet, or drawer. Garage sale anyone?

Random Thing #2:
We own four vehicles…but only two of them run. 🙂 I drive the Dodge Ram, Momma drives an Explorer, the Blazer is the project vehicle, and we own a Mazda Navajo. We sold the Navajo to a friend with an agreement to take monthly payments for a year. It was returned to us with locked up brakes and a busted transmission…six months and only one payment later. I get pissed every time I look at it, so it sits in a friends garage for now.

Random Thing #3:
I played guitar in a band in High School. We were called “The Space Monkeys”. Go ahead…laugh it up. 😀 We weren’t old enough to get into bars so we played at the local teen centers and even played at a homecoming dance…the only dance I attended in High School. Partying was way more important than girls, but I knew that eventually partying would lead to girls…and it did, but not the types you take home to see Mom. 😀

Random Thing #4:
I just got pulled over for speeding three weeks ago…first ticket ever! I was doing 76 MPH in a 65 MPH zone and it cost me $130 USD. The cop didn’t even use a radar…he used VASCAR. A method of timing me for a specific distance and calculating the speed. Momma asked why I didn’t argue that he calculated the speed wrong. I didn’t argue because his calculation was in my advantage…I was going 80 MPH. 🙂

Random Thing #5:
I used to be an avid skier. I grew up about 10 miles from a small ski resort in Ohio called Mad River Mountain and would ski every Friday and Saturday night throughout the winter. I moved to Colorado where the skiing is awesome…and I went twice in four years.

Random Thing #6:
I grew up out in the country where it was OK to pee outside. Now that I live in the city I still pee outside from time to time, but only when it’s dark and I can find an inconspicuous spot to stand where the neighbors won’t see and become totally jealous. 🙂

Random Thing #7:
It was very hard to write this post. I am not a random person. I like things planned out and usually have Plan B and Plan C in mind. It keeps things from getting out of control, but can be very boring to others…probably almost as boring as this post was to you. 😀

Ta Da! Seven random things about me!

Meme Mania

I’ve been tagged by two different people recently to complete a couple memes.  I was tagged by Tot’s Mom at Toddler Humor.  Here goes…

Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.

Link ONE must be about FAMILY : Pick one from the Family Category
Link TWO must be about FRIEND : I don’t have any 🙁  Momma is my best friend.
Link THREE must be about YOURSELF : The Traveling Dad
Link FOUR must be about your LOVE : Where’s Daddy At?
Link FIVE can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE : Super Baby or Super Dad?

The next meme is a bit more involved and I was tagged by Jen at My 3 Boys and I to complete it.  Each list was supposed to contain eight items each.  However I only got about three hours of sleep last night so I am going to stop at three items.  Here goes…

Three Things I Am Passionate About

  1. Momma and Ace – What would I do without them?
  2. Enjoying Life – I believe in work before play, but when the work is done…watch out!
  3. Putting Off Memes – Memes are not the most fun thing I can think of to do with my time, so they usually get put off until I am really bored (like right now) 🙂

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  1. Go Skydiving – This has got to be the most awesome rush a person could get!
  2. Buy A Farm – What’s better than the smell of fresh manure first thing in the morning?
  3. Finish This Meme – Eventually it will happen…

Three Things I Say Often

  1. “What’s up little man?” – Talking to Ace of course…
  2. “What’s wrong little man?” – Again, talking to Ace…
  3. “Blah, Blah, Blah” – Fits every boring situation.  Try it!

Three Things That Attract Me To My Best Friends

  1. Ability To Have Fun and Laugh – Boring friends…what’s the point.  I can bore myself.  I don’t need friends to do that for me. 😀
  2. See #1
  3. See #1

Three Things I Have Learned This Past Year

  1. Babies are not easily breakable – I am extremely surprised at how flexible Ace is and how he can fall smack on his face and not even care.  I think I would tear a few things (including my pants) if I stuck my foot in my mouth.
  2. When your wife is in the delivery room, in labor, and pushing…do not answer you cell phone…even if it is your Dad calling because he is lost and can not find the hospital. 🙂
  3. Blogging is pretty darn cool!

 Three People Who Should Do This Meme

  1. Anyone who thinks George Bush is a good president
  2. Anyone who thinks Britney Spears is a good Mom
  3. Anyone who is as bored as I was before doing this meme

Blah, Blah, Blah. 😀

Tag, I’m It

I’ve been tagged by Xbox4NappyRash, so you get to read all about my likes, dislikes, and otherwise boring yet amusing characteristics.

1. What were you doing ten years ago?

10 years ago I was 18 years old. I was attending my first semester of college and adjusting to life in the big city. I did this by consuming large amounts of alcohol before sneaking into dance clubs and getting my groove on with the ladies. OK… I have never had and probably never will have a groove to get on…more like a divot.

2. What were you doing one year ago?

  • About one year ago I was anticipating the birth of my little boy. My wife would have been somewhere around 5 to 6 months pregnant. I still do not know how 40 weeks equals nine months? Can anyone figure this out?
  • I was learning the art of pregnant sex. For those of you who have never experienced this phenomenon…things change. Things that worked before don’t work any more. Certain angles of attack are not possible and if they are still possible, most likely they are not comfortable.

3. What are five snacks you enjoy?

Well, I’m not really a snacky kinda guy. If I had to pick my favorites they would be…

  • Vanilla Ice Cream / Milkshakes
  • Tim Horton’s Iced Cappuccino
  • Doritos
  • Nutty Bars
  • Snickers

4. What are five songs you know the lyrics to?

Do I have to really know the actual lyrics? I know the lyrics that I sing. Momma always asks me if I’m listening to the same song as her when I sing in the car.

  • These Are My People by Rodney Adkins.
    – This reminds me so much of my life.“Well, we grew up down by the railroad tracks shooting BBs at old beer cans. Choking on the smoke from a Lucky Strike somebody lifted off of his old man.”

  • Watching You by Rodney Adkins.
    – This song came out about the time we found out that we were going to have a baby. Every time I heard this song I got a little teary eyed…“I’ve been watching you Dad. Hey aint that cool. I’m your Buckaroo. I wanna be like you.”

  • Online by Brad Praisely.
    – This song is just plain funny.“I’m so much cooler online.”

  • Mud On The Tires by Brad Paisley.
    – You ever been muddin’? If not you don’t know what you are missing.“I tell you what we need to do. Is grab a sleeping bag or two and build us a little campfire. And then with a little luck we might just get stuck. Let’s get a little mud on the tires.”
  • Livin’ Our Love Song by Jason Michael Carroll.
    – This reminds me a lot of me and Momma. “Something like this just don’t exist between a backwoods boy and a fairy tale princess.”

5. Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire

  • First I would invest a big chunk to help secure my family’s future.
  • Toys, toys, toys. I’m talking four wheelers, motorcycles, dirtbikes, boats, nice cars and trucks. I man can never have enough toys.
  • Then of course I would need some land for me and Ace to ride them on. I would love to have a farm and raise some beef cattle or something like that.
  • Get Momma whatever it is she wants. I’m guessing a nice farm house to go on the farm land, and a Corvette.
  • I probably wouldn’t quit working, but I would get a less demanding job. How am I going to maintain the farm and play with all of my toys if I have to work 40+ hours per week?

6. Five Bad Habits

  • I’m a smoker and chew tobacco on occasion. I know. I need to quit and am working on it.
  • I’m too quiet. I was voted “Quietest Person” in high school. I’ve improved some since then, but still need to work on this.
  • I know the answer for everything and share it. I really don’t like to brag, but I’m a jack of all trades and know a little bit about a lot of stuff. I’m an electronic engineer, computer whiz, do computer programming, can fix almost anything, can do plumbing, electrical, wood working, am addicted to the Learning Channel and Discovery, lived in the country, worked on a farm milking cows, lived in the city, traveled all over the US and to Japan once, am a husband, and a Dad. So if someone has a question I usually have some kind of relevant answer and this tends to bother some people.
  • I never say no. Since I “know everything” people always come to me for help and I don’t have the heart to tell them no. I will put my stuff on the back burner for way too long to help everyone else out. Then my stuff gets piled up and this stresses me out.
  • I plan everything. I analyze and analyze every situation and decision. Momma is totally opposite. She gets an idea and does it spontaneously. I would like to be somewhere in the middle. 😉

7. Five Things You Like To Do

My little head is trying to speak at this point, but in order to keep this clean I will try to only list thoughts from my big head.

  • Spend time with Ace. The little booger is so entertaining and lovable. If I had a bad day it all disappears the first time he smiles at me.
  • Going camping. Nothing is better than snuggling up next to Momma in a tent, then waking up in the morning and cooking breakfast over the fire. Man I can’t wait until Ace gets a bit older so we can do this again.
  • Playing Euchre with friends. I love to just sit around a table with friends, drink some beer, and play some cards. A Friday night just can’t get any better than this.
  • Work around the house. Now while this sounds like work to some, I actually enjoy it! I love to build things, fix things, and make things better.
  • And of course writing on DadThing.com and reading all of your comments!

8. Five Things You Would Never Wear

  • Spandex – If I wanted you to see my junk I would just show you. Why cover it all up with a skin tight piece of material that leaves hardly anything to the imagination anyways… 😉
  • Suspenders – If your pants don’t fit, buy new pants. Your shoulders were designed to hold up your shirt, not your pants.
  • A shirt that let my belly hang out…if I ever get a big belly that is.
  • Whitey-Tighteys – I’ve got very little ass and whitey tighteys turn in to whitey baggies when they cover my rear. Not attractive in the least.
  • A Banana Hammock…nuff said.

9. Five Favorite Toys

I really don’t have a lot of fancy toys. That’s probably why toys was one of the first things that came to mind in the millionaire question. I can only think of four.

  • I have a lot of various tools and saws. I like to go down and work in the woodshop when I get a chance.
  • My computer. While old and slow it still works and I enjoy using it. It’s about time to get a new one though. 733MHz and 128 MB of RAM just doesn’t work to well with today’s applications.
  • When playing on my computer I sometimes turn on my police scanner. It’s entertaining, and sometimes scary, to hear what is going on in the city.
  • My push mower. While this is not officially a toy, it is an object that I enjoy using. Therefore it is kind of a toy in my eyes. I don’t know why, but mowing the yard is fun for me.

10. Five Things You Hate To Do

  • Leave town for work – This means I don’t get to see my little man and Momma every night and that is just depressing…and lonely.
  • Go shopping – I know what I want before I get to the store. In and out as quickly as possible. If I spend time browsing a store I get depressed from finding a bunch of stuff I want and will never be able to afford.
  • Watch sappy movies – Bring on the fire, explosions, and gun fire!
  • Be bored – I’m always doing something and have a couple projects in the works. If I have nothing to do I entertain myself by coming up with ideas of things to do next.
  • I really hate to shave – I put it off as long as possible. I usually only shave twice a week, and that is only because once it gets so long Momma won’t love on me because of my prickly face. 😉

Anyways, enough about me. Let’s see. Who should I tag as the next victims…