Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Leftovers (Sept. 17)

Another week in the books. The weeks are flying by.

Word Association

Play along here.

1. Singapore :: Malaysia
2. blah blah blah :: blibbity blibbity
3. Stall :: Horse
4. Bowls :: Cereal
5. Entrance :: Exit
6. Antique :: Shop
7. Elizabeth :: Queen
8. Hook :: Captain
9. Width :: Length
10. Photo journalism :: Photoshop

Okay, so everything is pretty straightforward. I think.

Five Question Friday

Alright, the latest edition of 5QF. Gotta say, the third question is really really really lame. Sorry. It just is.

1. What is the first nightmare you remember?

I don't really have nightmares. I have bad dreams I guess but nothing like monsters or Freddy Krueger chasing me or something. I actually don't remember a ton of my dreams anyway, let alone actual nightmares. So I don't remember having any nightmares when I was young.

2. Even if you're not a sports fan, what's your favorite sport to play/watch?

My favorite sport to play is... well, does running count? If not, then I'd say... um, I was never very good at team sports. I guess that's why I like to run, because the only person I really compete against is myself. Soccer would be my favorite sport to both play and watch, though. I don't however play soccer very often. Like, once a year maybe although for a while I was playing every weekend.

3. If you could pull off one piece of trendy fashion, what would you want it to be (jeggings, hats, thigh high boots, etc.)?

Lame. Told you. I couldn't even name you one bit of trendy fashion for men obviously.

4. Did you make good grades in school?

No. I had terrible grades. I had to take an ROP class in high school to get extra credits so I was able to graduate on time. I failed a freshman English class, a class that at the beginning of the year the teacher said he doesn't fail students in but I managed to fail somehow. My effort in high school was nonexistent. I was apathetic about everything, unmotivated and disinterested. I don't know why I disliked school so much. I needed a good hard slap in the face.

5. What magazines do you subscribe to?

Runner's World (because I'm a runner), Men's Health (because I'm a man) and Cooking Light (because I cook).

You know what bugs me, though? I'm probably not the only man to subscribe to or read Cooking Light but everything about that magazine and many other food magazines are geared towards women. My daughters brought home some fundraisers recently and one of the options was a magazine subscription. So in the second listed "For Mom" magazines was Cooking Light, alongside Good Housekeeping and Real Simple. WTF? Only moms can read that? And then a lot of the ads in there are for women. Whatever I guess. Men should stick to Auto Trader or Popular Mechanics or stuff like that, right? I guess I didn't get that memo.

Cooking Light has some damn good recipes. So if I have to deal with those issues, so be it.

I'm almost like an addict sometimes when thinking about magazines. Oh, actually, just remembered I subscribed to Entertainment Weekly. I am so out of the loop with pop culture and stuff like that but I enjoy reading Entertainment Weekly, if nothing else to try and stay current with movies. Now that the girls are older and we can leave them with family members and not take diapers and bottles and change of clothes, etc., we actually can get out to watch a movie every now and then.


Anne said...

I agree. I think our society is definitely sexist...not all women like to cook either :) I think it's cool that you like Cooking Light.

Kerrie T. said...

Aw, c'mon, man! You'd look great in thigh-high boots! Don't sell yourself short!

Totally agree on Cooking Light. Mr. T likes that magazine and I noticed all the "articles" are geared toward women -- women's exercises, women's fashion, etc.