A Riposte Post

Name the top three most important things you want to accomplish this year.  Well, funny you should ask.  I’m in the process of doing a self evaluation because even though I did one in September, the powers that be at work have decided everyone will do them at the same time, starting now.  Or something like that.  Getting the details straight when it’s something I don’t really care about is not one of my strong points.  I’m being asked to set goals.  And even worse, describe how I’m going to attain them.  Gawd I hate these things.  Okay, so I will strive to get to work on time, be pleasant and helpful all day long, and save the planet from destruction in my spare time.  I hope at least one of those is lofty enough for them. 

Name your favourite type of street food.  There are not a lot of street food vendors in this part of the country.  We’re more into food courts inside big shopping malls.  So if I was at one of those right now and hungry, I’d probably get a chicken BLT sub loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, pickles and whatever else looks yummy, on a whole grain bun.  OR, (if nobody I know appears to be paying attention) a big ass container of New York Fries.  Because those things are to die for.

What would you do with a six month break from work?  Not much if I wasn’t getting a paycheque.

Which of your friends lives the farthest away from you?  Huh.  You’re presuming that I have some of those kicking around.  Distances don’t really mean that much anymore.  I could be living down the street from one friend and have another one living in Mexico and not see either one of them for a year.  But that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t talk!  The internet is a wonderful thing.

What’s the coolest vehicle you’ve ever driven?  My brothers dark green volkswagen fastback, circa 1968.  I also had a very cool beetle in the late 70’s.  Yep, it’s quite possible that I do not know the meaning of the word ‘cool’.

What are you irrational about?  Are we talking about being totally deprived of normal mental clarity and sound judgment, or just a bit illogical?  Or all of those things?  The New York Fries purchase instead of getting something with some nutrients in it could be an example of unstable thinking I guess.  Normally I believe I’m pretty clear headed.  I still do stupid things, but I’m absolutely cognizant of the fact that they’re brainless and idiotic, so I don’t think that counts.

What trends do you predict will be big in 2012?  We’ll probably get up to some ridiculously high I-phone number.  Get your new I-Phone 15.5!  More video entertainment, more speed, more electronic devices that talk to eachother.  Baby Boomers are in their sixties.  Heavy metal will infiltrate retirement homes.  It’s just a matter of time.

If you had only 5 more years to live, would you change anything about your life?  Probably not.  I like my life.  But maybe when it got down to the last 3 or 4 months I’d eat a LOT of New York Fries – what the hell, two or three times a day, because why not if you’re about to kick the bucket anyway?  Might be a fun way to end it all.  Life is all about keeping it fun.