Thursday, September 30, 2010

Andy, in alphabetical order...

Cullen did this over on the tumblweeder. I have seen things like this before, but since we have taken on hundreds of a new reader here at Andy's Place, I figured it'd be a good time to get mo' personal.  Feel free to copy the alphabet, and respond in the comments, or just do it on your own blog if you want to.  Or not, if you don't want to.  But if you do, please drop a link in the comments, so I'll know all about it.

A - Age: 51

B - Bed size: King

C - Chore you hate: Reading blogs (just joshin'...nyuk!)  I can't think of any chore that I hate.  If I hate something I don't do it.  Okay...pulling weeds in the garden, or flowerbeds...but I really don't hate it when I see the results.

D - Don’t eat: Beef, pork, poultry, rutabagas.

E - Essential start your day item: Big glass of  water, and a trip to the crapper right out of the box.

F - Favorite board game: Mousetrap, or CandyLand (it's a toss-up).  I like Monopoly, too. 

G - Gold or Silver: Gold

H - Height: 5' (almost) 9"

I - Instruments you play: Radio

J - Job title: Small biniss owner, part time empluree, and general flunky

K - Kid(s): 4 (plus a bunch of other ones that have stayed at Andy's Place...long stories)

L - Love or lust: Yes (That was Cullen's answer...can't improve on that one)

M - Mom’s name: Mary Anne

N - Nicknames: Stud, Butch, Punkin', and Dufus

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Tonsillectomy at roughly 5 years of age...but I've stayed overnight at the horse-pital with The Mrs. several times...while she was crankin' out them kids.
P - Pants or pantyhose: Pants. Pantyhose if I’m robbing a bank. (That was Cullen's answer...nyuk!)

Q - Famous Movie Quote:  I've got two:  Who are those guys???”  And, "I used to be famous, but I heard about you!  You're The Postman.  Dude, YOU are famous!"  (That's not an exact quote, but it's Tom Petty talking to The's close enough)
R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Sibling(s): Sis three years older,  Brother two years older, Baby Brother 3 years younger (And Baby Brother's twin, Dean Austin that I never got to see.  That was probably best, from what I understand).

T - Time you wake up: Between 4:30 & 5:30 am, depending on what is on my plate for the day.  (No alarm clock necessary...I always wake up at the time I have decided to the night before).

U - Underwear: Joe Boxer bikinis (Not just every guy can get away with that, but being a stud-punkin I can.  Eat y'all's hearts out.  Just sayin'...)

V - Vegetable favorite: I will get all kinds of grief if I say Taters, 'Maters, or Corn, because none of them are really vegetables (at least I don't think so), so I'll go with Okra (fried, burrled, or mixed in with 'maters and oil).

W - Ways you run late: I don’t (that was Cullen's answer, and it's mine, too)

X - X-rays you’ve had: Just on my toofers, while sitting in the chair of death.  But, I've got pretty good chompers compared to all the rest of my fambly.

Y - Yummy food you make: I make a wicked Cookies & Cream ice cream with a mixed peanut butter and Hershey's syrup topping.  Dang, I'm hungry now.

Z - Zoo favorite: Cullen said:  Depends on the zoo. Here in Memphis it’s the “Teton Trek” exhibit which includes bears and wolves.

I think I'll just have to go with "Congerrss" (As Dubya would say).


  1. A - Age: nunya
    B - Bed size: queen whadda bout it?
    C - Chore you hate: Having to work for money
    D - Don’t eat: much liver
    E - Essential start your day item: coffee
    F - Favorite board game: monopoly
    G - Gold or Silver: Gold
    H - Height: 6'
    I - Instruments you play: piano
    J - Job title: not sure
    K - Kid(s): 2 + 6
    L - Love or lust: I'll go with yes
    M - Mom’s name: Mary Louise
    N - Nicknames: Jim, duh.
    O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: appendectomy, back surgery, quintuple heart bypass, cancer surgery and a couple of times just for kicks
    P - Pants or pantyhose: britches
    Q - Famous Movie Quote:  "I'm your huckleberry" and "You're no daisy". Yep, both from Tombstone. Oh, and "I'm having an old friend for dinner".
    R - Right or left handed: Right
    S - Sibling(s): All older, sister, brother, 2 brothers who aren't with us any more.
    T - Time you wake up: Ditto: Between 4:30 & 5:30 am, depending on what is on my plate for the day.  (No alarm clock necessary...I always wake up at the time I have decided to the night before).
    U - Underwear: Just draws
    V - Vegetable favorite: purple hull peas, so they're legumes, whadda about it?
    W - Ways you run late: Ditto: I don’t (that was Cullen's answer, and it's mine, too)
    X - X-rays you’ve had: Numerous
    Y - Yummy food you make: Anything I cook.
    Z - Zoo favorite: Politicians of course

  2. Are we supposed to use the same word for each letter? In other words, is 'A' always 'age' or can it be something of our choosing? Like 'astronaut' or 'arugula' or 'aikido' or 'ambulance' or 'authoritative' or 'asinine'??

  3. Jimbo, you crack me up. Seriously. I did not know you could tickle the ivories. You gotta come show us...we gots one of them piano thingies ya' know.

    Man, if purple hull peas were a vegetable, it would be up right on top of my list.

    As to the "Yummy food" deal...I'm sure that's true.

    And, as to the horse-spittle stays, and X-rays...DANG! I did not know you'd been through the mill so often.

    Come see us. We will break out the Monopoly board, and figure out which of us is gonna be richer when we croak.

  4. Monopoly. You guys have more patience than I.

  5. Inno: I did not make this game up, so I really don't know the rulz. But, I just followed like the obedient hound that I am.

    I'm a lab, and we ALWAYS just do as we've been told.

    But, go ahead on and spread your wings, and fly! Fly! Fly, my friend!

    You've got the skilz to make this somewhat interesting, so don't pass up your big chance. Just sayin'...

  6. Cullen, we are older than you are. You will age in to it. Trust me.

  7. A - Age: 41

    B - Bed size: King. But our two dogs (no, not that guy) will join wife-n-me if we let 'em and it starts feelin' more like a twin.

    C - Chore you hate: Fishing the hairball out of shower drain every year or so. I pull up so much that a hippie could take it and weave a smock from it.

    D - Don’t eat: Coconut. The devil himself invented that crap and tries to sneak it into cookies.

    E - Essential start your day item: Coffee. Stupid-strong coffee.

    F - Favorite board game: Yahtzee is boring as heck except for the funky dance my wife does when she gets a decent roll.

    G - Gold or Silver: Gold, at the '88 Olympics for dead lifting a cleaning jerk.

    H - Height: 6'1" but I used to be 6'2" back in college. I'll be Danny DeVito in a few more years.

    I - Instruments you play: OK at guitar, can fake a bass 'cuz it's guitar-ish enough.

    J - Job title: Lead (rhymes with 'weed') Engraver at my main job, plus burger joint maintenance guy for a few hours a week in the mornings. That extra $500 or so a month comes in danged handy. And what it lacks in prestige, it more than makes up for with burns from the deep fryer.

    K - Kid(s): 4 Step. None of my own making. But I try hard.

    L - Love or lust: Love when it comes to people, lust when it comes to classic cars, nice guns and fast computers.

    M - Mom’s name: Rosalie Ann

    N - Nicknames: Nothin' that's ever really stuck.

    O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: None. Except for getting stitches after a bike wipe-out, I've only seen a doc twice since Reagan was prez. And those were just check-ups to renew my CDL.

    P - Pants or pantyhose: I guess it depends on whether she has nice legs.

    Q - Famous Movie Quote: "Chicks dig me 'cuz I rarely wear underwear. And when I do, it's usually something unusual."

    R - Right or left handed: Right

    S - Sibling(s): 1 bro, three years younger.

    T - Time you wake up: 3:45 on burger joint days, closer to 8 on the other days.

    U - Underwear: See movie quote.

    V - Vegetable favorite: broccoli when it's cooked just right. Not into it when it's cooked down to mush, nor when it's raw and sticks in my teef.

    W - Ways you run late: I'm pretty good at hittin' the snooze bar without really waking all the way up.

    X - X-rays you’ve had: Dental and one to see if my face was broke after the bike wipeout cited above.

    Y - Yummy food you make: Except for the occasional BBQ (of which I am King), I don't cook anything more complicated than toasting an Eggo.

    Z - Zoo favorite: At the Portland Zoo, the polar bear exhibit has plexiglas walls on their swimmin' area so you can get within about 6" of them.

  8. A - Age: 65
    B - Bed size: Bed? Convertible couch, rarely converted.
    C - Chore you hate: Housework. ALL of it.
    D - Don’t eat: tripe
    E - Essential start your day item: coffee and LOTS of it.
    F - Favorite board game: monopoly, if pronounced "bored"
    G - Gold or Silver: Teeth and Hair
    H - Height: 5' 8"
    I - Instruments you play: stereo
    J - Job title: Heh. Fun-neee!
    K - Kid(s): 3
    L - Love or lust: Ineligible
    M - Mom’s name: Marie
    N - Nicknames: Buck, Sarge in past lives.
    O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: hemorrhoidectomy, back surgery, Legionnaire's Disease
    P - Pants or pantyhose: See Cullen
    Q - Famous Movie Quote: "We need the eggs."
    R - Right or left handed: Right
    S - Sibling(s): An older sister.
    T - Time you wake up: Whenever I feel like it.
    U - Underwear: Underwear?
    V - Vegetable favorite: asparagus
    W - Ways you run late: I don’t
    X - X-rays you’ve had: There isn't a part of my body that hasn't been X-rayed.
    Y - Yummy food you make: Navy Bean Soup.
    Z - Zoo favorite: San Diego (playing it straight); any number of bars (otherwise)

  9. Siblings should read "Younger sister"

  10. Age: Old Enough

    Bed Size: Queen, of course! :)

    Chore You Hate: I dislike all of them on an equal basis.

    Don't Eat: Shellfish

    Essential Start Your Day Item: Coffee

    Favorite Board Game: Backgammon

    Gold or Silver: Silver

    Height: I'm just shy of 6 feet tall!

    Instruments you play: Piano, sorta. Pretty good at kazoo too.

    Job Title: Flunky.

    Kids: Baby goats.

    Love or Lust: Either.

    Mom's Name: Laura.

    Nicknames: Many.

    Overnight Hospital Stay: Tonsils out when I was 18.

    Pants or pantyhose: Pants.

    Movie Quote: "I have made FY-AH!" (Castaway)

    Right or Left Handed: Right

    Siblings: 1 bruddah, 2 sistahs, I'm 20 years younger than the brother and 12 years younger than the sisters.

    Time You Wake Up: 4:00 a.m., usually. Dog gets up, I get up.

    Underwear: Yes?

    Vegetable Favorite: Cucumbers (is that a vegetable?)

    Ways You Run Late: Very few.

    X-Rays You've Had: Tooths, leg (broke that in 5th grade); foot (broke that on New Years Eve 1987); buncha sports injury x-rays.....

    Yummy Food I Make: Noodles.

    Zoo Favorite: Giraffes, elephants, and all the babies....

  11. HA! Y'all just crack me up. Thanks for playing along. These things are silly, but you really do learn things about folks.

    I never knew Inno was a cleaning jerk lifter! Nor that Staci can dunk a roundball, and boil noodles.


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