Thursday, September 29, 2005

51 things about the Zombieslayer

1. I'm always hungry
2. I've changed states three times in the past five years and in that time, we've lived in both Northern and Southern CA
3. Every move we made in the past five years was done with less than a month's planning
4. My parents are still married
5. I can throw a football with extreme accuracy to twenty yards, and hit my favorite receiver (my younger brother) more often than not when throwing a bomb
6. I laughed when they made a big deal out of Adam Sandler throwing forty yards
7. I'm happy when I hit a baseball into the outfield
8. I'm proud of my cooking skills
9. I boxed, but never had the eyesight to be any good
10. So I took up wrestling instead
11. I never bought a cigarette, but if you smoke, I'll join you
12. To this day, I still enjoy top ramen
13. I can't read the bass clef fast enough on the piano so I just hit octaves with my left hand to keep up with my right
14. The funny thing is, most people don't notice
15. I've never been to Alaska
16. My wife has been bugging me to take her for years now
17. I can't play the guitar solos I wrote 15 years ago anymore
18. But I play bass today better than I did 15 years ago
19. Double standards piss me off, regardless of which way they go
20. I'm registered Green, just to keep a fourth party on the ballot
21. I use a fake name when I reserve a table at a restaurant
22. I know three other bloggers in person so far.
23. I'm hoping to meet more of you soon
24. I didn't have credit card debt until my job was outsourced
25. I will always be obsessed with fantasy everything
26. But I have yet to read a fantasy book besides Harry Potter and C.S. Lewis
27. I wish I had someone to play Dungeons and Dragons with
28. One of my best friends I've ever had told me I dance like a white boy
29. She insulted white boys by saying that
30. I didn't realize she was dying when I knew her
31. To this day, I wish I told her I loved her
32. I'm still crazy about my wife
33. I'm proud of my son
34. If I had to choose between movies, music, or books, I'd take music
35. I'll never forgive Tipper Gore, ever
36. I know what kind of women I attract and what kind I don't
37. My favorite album of the 2000s is Nightwish's Once
38. I have pieces of what will be a dark-ride in boxes in my garage
39. My next project is an animatronic baby dragon
40. I have yet to start it
41. I saw Tori Amos once in San Francisco rollerblading
42. Randy Rhoads is still my fav guitarist
43. I miss Freddie Mercury
44. My favorite football player ever was James Lofton
45. Second is either Lynn Dickey or Brett Favre
46. I was crazy about another woman when I met my wife
47. The other woman hated guns
48. Shooting pumpkins is one of my favorite things to do
49. I'm secure about every aspect of myself, except for my dancing skills and my lack of a baseball swing
50. Did I mention I'm a horrible dancer and can't hit a baseball?
51. I still have faith in the human race


Blogger Levi Nunnink said...

"45. Second is either Lynn Dickey or Brett Favre"

Brett Farve is about as cool as it gets. If I ever achieve 1/25th of his ruggedness I'll feel good about myself as a man.

9/29/2005 9:52 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Zombie - It's too bad we don't live close by. I thought about playing D&D many times but have nobody that would be remotely interested as a friend. There is no better feeling than a homerun smack, and I love Top Ramen too, but I like to put an egg in it. But the real inspiration for my reply is this: read George R.R. Martin if you want to pick up a fantasy series that will blow your mind. Warning, he is still writing them, but he hooked me real good. Amazing writer who has created a world that is just plain old medieval, mixed with a little magic. Good stuff. Oh, and there is no riff like the one in Crazy Train. I tried to learn it to no avail.

9/29/2005 10:12 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Levi - Favre's the man. He's the only QB I've ever see get in a DT's face and the DT backed down.

Scott - I have never hit a homerun in my life. I strike out too much too. It's funny, I coach baseball, but I can't play it worth a d***.

As for George R.R. Martin, I'll check him out. I already told Clothosfate that I'll read The Dark Tower books and have yet to start those. Plus there's an author that Liquidplastic told me to check out. I'll definitely start doing book reviews when I get back to reading again. I read in spurts. A dozen books in a month, then nothing for six months.

And of course Crazy Train is one of my fav songs.

9/29/2005 11:40 AM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

23. I'm hoping to meet more of you soon

That would be great fun to have a blogger's party somewhere.

You have to read the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King, remember?! Pleeeeeese? You won't be sorry. There are even zombie like characters in it called 'slow mutants'. Tell 'em Levi!
Fun post. I love reading things like this.

Scott-I love Top Ramen too. Egg? Weird. I like petite peas in mine. I think that was the first thing I posted on Shawn's blog--petite peas.

9/29/2005 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

Thanks for the peek inside the head of Zombieslayer. Man, I can tell you'd have so much fun with all your little friends up here in N. CA, so let these be some of the bloggers you want to know more.
The ones about your wife and son choked me up. Faithful men are like the Star Spangled Banner, or something, it always touches me.

9/29/2005 12:10 PM  
Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

ZS - Can't dance, eh? You'd be in good company with my b/f. /sad sigh

However, the fact that you can cook makes up for the lack of dancing. :-P

9/29/2005 12:24 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Notta - If I remember correctly, you listed dancing as a sexy attribute in a man. That I definitely don't have. :(

Michele - It's God Bless America for me. Love that song, and it's one of the reasons I love this country so much - it's gorgeous.

I'm trying to head back to NoCal. So much nicer than SoCal and the people are warmer, friendlier, and without ulterior motives. Not that there aren't good people in SoCal, they are just harder to find.

Sadie - That would be great. I'll try to defend against your volleyball spikes.

The Dark Tower is #1 on my list of books to read, so I will soon, don't worry.

9/29/2005 1:05 PM  
Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

ZS - Your dancing comment reminds me of the dorky Brawny commercial where the guy in flannel is making a cake, holding a puppy, AND cleaning up a mess with, of course, a Brawny paper towel. H asked me what I thought was so funny when I was laughing at this commercial and why women would find this commercial so appealing. My response? "It's g-d sexy when a man knows his way around a kitchen and can actually clean up his own mess". That's a long way of me saying that, yes, it would be nide if a guy could dance, but there are other things....

9/29/2005 1:58 PM  
Blogger bsoholic said...

Why use a fake name when reserving a table? Just curious if this is something I should know about govt. tracking about eating habbits...

9/29/2005 2:07 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Sadie - That would be great. I'll try to defend against your volleyball spikes.

The Dark Tower is #1 on my list of books to read, so I will soon, don't worry.

I hope you're tall.
Let us know when you start the series. Then I can get all excited about sharing the journey with yet another soul.
First my mother shared it with me, then I shared it with Levi then he shared it with his mom--now you.
by the way--Thanks again for slaying more than just zombies in my defense.
;) you know of which I speak.

9/29/2005 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

I'm the one that said dancing well is sexy in a man on Sadie's blog. I added, however, if a guy just dances he gets big points, because it means he's fun. Actually dorky dancing is way cute. Levi has a cute little dancing style. Maybe if you come up, we'll play volleyball and you and Levi can dorky-dance.
Sadie, bad news, I'm not totally digging the Dark Tower. Don't let that hinder you, though, Zombie. It just might be me. (but probably not.)

9/29/2005 3:14 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Michele - Ah, that's right. I warned you I have C.R.S.

Don't worry, I'll still dance.

Sadie - Yeah, kind of pissed me off she jumped to that conclusion that you were forcing your beliefs. Some people get defensive without even bothering to listen to what people are saying.

As for my volleyball defense, I have no jumping skills whatsoever, but I've been known for leaping for spiked balls and keeping them in the air.

Bsoholic - Hate to disappoint you, but it's no Cloak & Dagger. Rather, folks slaughter my name so I just say something like Johnson.

Notta - I'll have you have you over for a bar-be-que sometime. Savage here seems to enjoy my cooking and we'll have half a dozen people over gabbing for hours. Good times.

9/29/2005 3:21 PM  
Blogger dave said...

you forgot to mention that you are general counsel and primary secret liason for RIPP (research institute of pimps and playas).

9/29/2005 3:36 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Michele said:
Sadie, bad news, I'm not totally digging the Dark Tower. Don't let that hinder you, though, Zombie. It just might be me. (but probably not.) me, Zombie. It IS just her.
I'm gonna have to corner you about this Michele--you better hide.

9/29/2005 3:57 PM  
Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

ZS - I would go for that. :-)

9/29/2005 4:00 PM  
Blogger Moni said...

#12-- I consider them a dietary staple. ;)

#32-33-- You da man! :)

#43-51-- meeee too. ;)

9/29/2005 4:16 PM  
Blogger tenxinchoden said...

WOW... i guess now it won't be so hard to find you in those xillion *accordin to Ku38u that's more than a gazillion*... love this post...:-*

9/29/2005 8:03 PM  
Blogger tenxinchoden said...

i still don't understand y she want' to head to Alaska!!
Avtually we got plenty of white fallin on the month of december....burrrr! love snow though! not so proud of my cookin creative at it though(*)

9/29/2005 8:06 PM  
Blogger Bridget Jones said...

Zomb that list is so impressive I can't pic even a few faves. You are so definitely the man.

Dancing's over-rated!


9/29/2005 8:19 PM  
Blogger Liquidplastic said...

Good to see you taking your clothes off one piece at a time. Your wife will get pissed if you remove those BVD's ... so careful.

This is so revealing ... I am with you on number 1, 25, 26, & 51, no doubt about it ... although I am not always hungry for food to eat ... these day I am real hungry for knowledge, but not from books.

9/29/2005 8:50 PM  
Blogger clothosfate said...

1. I loved this post.

It made me laugh and almost cry, and made me feel like I know you better... hahaha. How wierd and wonderful is that, that we can feel we know someone better whom we've only ever known through blogs... this is a strange and magical time, the communication revolution.

My absolute favorite points :
4. My parents are still married
8. I'm proud of my cooking skills (yum)
21. I use a fake name when I reserve a table at a restaurant (hahaha)
25. I will always be obsessed with fantasy everything (hear hear)
32. I'm still crazy about my wife (its amazing how sexy this point is)
33. I'm proud of my son
39. My next project is an animatronic baby dragon
40. I have yet to start it
51. I still have faith in the human race (I feel ya)

Yet another post that inspires me... I hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea...?

9/29/2005 9:47 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Clothosfate - Please do. Looking forward to reading it. I stole this idea from Thom.

LP - Hmm...I didn't think of it that way. But it's true with me that I'm always hungry for knowledge as well as food. Good to see you like fantasy too.

Bridget - Thanks. I do wish I was better at the swing though. Love that dance. My wife refuses to dance with me though. She won't tell me why.

TC - Alaska's America's last frontier. There's just not much frontier left in this world except for the bottom of the ocean. After that, it's space.

Moni - You like Queen? That's too cool. Love Night at the Opera.

Notta - Okay. I'll let you know when. :)

Sadie - Well, I think Michele is out voted. So far, I've gotten several orders to read those books.

Dave - I thought it was top secret that the Zombieslayer Institute of Technology (Z.I.T.) and RIPP have a secret project together.

9/29/2005 10:17 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

1. I'm always hungry too. But, I never seem to eat. And it's not on purpose.
2. I've lived here all my life.
4. You're blessed and rare.
5. For a girl, I have a pretty good arm.
8. Good, at least one of us is.
9. Uh, street fighting? 'Cause let's rock 'n roll, bitches. God, I'm ghetto.
11. That's rad. I used to be the same way. A pack lasts me freakin' forever.
12. As in noodles?
16. Don't take her now. All this Global Warming stuff is going on.
17. You play guitar. It's hot. Period.
19. Amen!
21. Haha. Dork!
22. I'm the one you WANT to know. =P
27. Let's do this!
28-31. She knows.
32. For this, you leave me hope and put a smile on my face. She's a lucky lady.
33. You're every son's dream. My son's not so lucky.
34. Ditto. But it hurt to pick between the three.
36. Uh, it's pretty crazy the different types that "talk" to me.
38. Wow. I know you worded it so simple, but it seems so deep.
50. I'll teach you to dance. Then you can work your new found skill on your wife.
51. For this, you're my hero of the week.

Did I tell you I have a hero of the week? Maybe I should start blogging it.

9/30/2005 12:04 AM  
Blogger SME said...

Animatronic little dragons and really bad dancers and Tori Amos on rollerblades. You've left some indelible mental images here. Damn you.

9/30/2005 12:31 AM  
Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

For a quick hack n slash fix, I usually go with the Warhammer fantasy novels. Try the Trollslayer ones. They're actually pretty decent.

9/30/2005 5:52 AM  
Blogger Slade said...

What a great idea--shooting pumkins! My in-love's pumpkins are just now turning orange and Mr. Slade and I were able to bring some home this last time...never thought of shootig 'em...but will next time!

9/30/2005 6:06 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Too many things to respond to. Very interesting stuff. I'll have to do one eventually.

I agree with Sadie - Dark Tower is a MUST read. It's not "typical" Stephen King. You just have to get through the first one - The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed... for the ENTIRE book... After that it gets GREAT. And now the series is finished so you don't have to wait 3 years to continue like I did.

9/30/2005 6:27 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

This is GREAT! Let's go to Alaska and eat your good cooking!

9/30/2005 6:35 AM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Laura said--
And now the series is finished so you don't have to wait 3 years to continue like I did.

Are you kidding? I had to wait like 5 years after I read Wizard and Glass. I started the series in highschool.
It was nice when the last three came out all close together.

9/30/2005 7:42 AM  
Blogger jenbeauty said...

What a great list and a cool way to get to know someone.

9/30/2005 8:03 AM  
Blogger Thomcat said...

zombieslayer - good list, and it's nice to know that you could peg a zombie accurately with a football from 20 yards out ...

9/30/2005 8:22 AM  
Blogger dave said...

you saw tori amos rollerskating? are you sure it wasn't a horse?

9/30/2005 10:55 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Dude - makes me want to put on "Crazy Train", get out the D&D and put on my Cheese-head hat.

Okay, I don't really have a cheese-head hat, but I always sort of wanted one. The Denver Bronco plastic hat thingies are not nearly as cool.

Thanks for the laugh - Ben O.

9/30/2005 11:07 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Dave - I'm sure I'm sure. You think Tori looks like a horse? I think she's cute. She was rollerblading in a dress in San Francisco with that smirk she always has on her face.

Thom - The problem is, we'd lose the football. You know how when you were a kid, you always managed to get balls stuck on the roof? Well, if we knock some balls over the compound wall, we're not getting them back.

Jenbeauty - Thanks. I'm not tagging you or anything, but if you'd want to give it a try... :)

Sadie - Wow. You seem to be as into those books as I am into Harry Potter books. I need to get started.

Kris - And you make the martinis and it will be all good.

Laura - Nice thing about King is he does a lot that's not typical Stephen King. Forgot the name, but once I read one of a Prince trapped in a tower. That was excellent, but not typical King as well.

By the way, please do the list. I know you have ink, own a chopper, are indifferent about the Bears...

Slade - Before you shoot them, take a Sharpie and put an evil face on them with big buck teeth. That's our tradition.

ZL - You play? I bought my son $91 of Warhammer stuff and helped him make a killer table with realistic looking terrain. He never plays though. :(

SME - I need to start cracking on that dragon. I'll put a video clip of it in action when I finish it. Unfortunately, I won't get it done by this Halloween.

Jenn - You play D&D? We'll definitely get some good campaigns going when the zombies come. I hope there's a DM out there because I want to be a player. I'm tired of being the DM.

As for street fighting, I'd rather fight in the ring with a mouthpiece. I like my teeth too much.

I want to see your hero of the week series. That would be cool. We need more positive vibes going around.

9/30/2005 11:22 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Ben O. - Welcome. You play D&D and like Randy Rhoads? You'll definitely be welcome in my anti-zombie compound when the zombies come. :)

By the way, I have utmost respect for Bronco fans. They'll have a blizzard and they'll still find a way to make it to the game.

9/30/2005 11:26 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Cool - I was wondering what I was going to do when the Zombies take over.

Yep - Broncos fans are pretty crazy. I think football should be played out in the cold, though.

Ben O.

9/30/2005 12:04 PM  
Blogger snavy said...

Very cool list!! I'm a dance teacher - if you help me prepare for the zombie plague, I'll teach you how to dance. Deal?

9/30/2005 4:38 PM  
Blogger clothosfate said...

Zombieslayer, that King book was called Eyes of the Dragon, one of my earliest favorites! Thats where I first met Flagg...

9/30/2005 5:23 PM  
Blogger clothosfate said...

oh p.s. My boyfriend says that the zombie plague has already begun!

9/30/2005 5:24 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Ben O - You and me both. I'm a Packer fan where they have the frozen tundra. Haven't been to a game yet.

Snavylyn - Sounds like a good deal to me. :)

Clothosfate - Yes! That's the book. And yes, the zombies are out and about but not yet an immediate threat. The thing is, it could turn drastically for the worse any day now and my fortress is still in funding stage. :(

9/30/2005 5:51 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

21. So does my husband
51. Me, too, no matter what I say on my blog.

9/30/2005 8:10 PM  

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