And so it is that I have been tagged by a fellow blogger to do this list thing. I was kind of hoping that I would avoid this blogging trend, but I also knew it was inevitable. Like that darn beach ball that is often bounced around the crowd at concerts, it always finds its way to me, daring me to cooly punch it just right so that it will travel through the air a respectable distance and on to the next stoner, I mean music fan.
The uncomfortable truth is that I always envision hitting it at just the wrong angle and very uncooly sending it into the back of the head of the guy in front of me. I think there was a Kevin Costner movie once where I heard the line, "If you envision it, it will duly suck." Or something like that.
But let's move away from that beach ball story that may or may have not been relevant and get back to the subject at hand. Only because it was Rex who tagged me will I do it. Well, Rex or any pretty girl. Because Rex's blog is such a great read and because he and I live in the same town (you gotta be cool with your fellow townsfolk), I will answer these little questions. But I will break the rules in one small but important area.
After finishing this little "get to know ya" list, I will not be attempting to send that beach ball back into the crowd. I will not be tagging others. They can adopt it as they wish, but the pressure is not on. Read, smile, and move on if you like. My parents were hippies and I'm a laid back dude, too.
5 JOBS YOU'VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE: hotel bellman, luggage salesman, record store guy, pizza guy, auto parts delivery guy
5 MOVIES YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER: fearless, carlito's way, true romance, swingers, leap of faith
5 PLACES YOU'VE LIVED: franklin, nashville, murfreesboro, that's all folks
5 TV SHOWS YOU LOVE TO WATCH: IFC (it's a channel, not a show - but I'm counting it), the office, black books, coupling, and love monkey (that one hasn't started yet, but I just finished the novel that it's based on and trust that it will be one of my favorite shows)
5 PLACES YOU'VE BEEN ON VACATION: madrid, paris, d.c., amelia island, nyc
5 WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY: dooce, nashville library, podcast alley, ice magazine, and a whole slew of blogs
5 OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS: not much of a foodie, it's the same list I had in fourth grade - pizza, spaghetti, steak & peas, chili, 0h...and Skyline Chili from Cincinnati
5 PLACES YOU'D RATHER BE: nyc, chicago, amsterdam, black mountain n.c., las vegas
5 ALBUMS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: are you serious? only five? hmmm, right this minute it's The Rising by Springsteen, Triage by David Baerwald, The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits, Skin by Peter Himmelman, and 620 W. Surf by Michael McDermott
5 PEOPLE YOU'D TAG TO PLAY THIS GAME: Take it and run with it. I'll call on no members of the class. Answer if you like and have fun.