June 08, 2006


Today's Axis of Weevil Thursday Three is ALL about self-reliance and self-sufficiency! To that end, EACH ONE OF YOU will be required to make up your OWN three questions to answer! Now some of you might think that this is because I got sidetracked with eleventy-thousand other different things yesterday and simply forgot to formulate the contest for today. WELL, YOU'D BE WRONG! I just think it's time for you to show a little initiative, a little self-starterism, some up-by-the-bootstrapitis to show everyone that the Possumblog Reading Audience is full of go-getters and independent spirits!

That, and I forgot to do the questions.

SO, ANYWAY, please leave three questions and your answers in the comments below or a link back to your blog. Readers who don't have the same drive and energy that YOU do have the option of being lazy and stealing your questions and answering them in lieu of making up their own. BUT DON'T WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE to do it, or otherwise this will be QUITE boring.

And we CANNOT have that.

Very often.

Or more than once a week.

Okay, once a day.

OKAY, so it's boring all the time! DON'T BLAME ME--come up with something interesting yourselves!

Ahem. Sorry.

Now then, as for my questions and answers--

1. What do I most need to do--buy a new belt, have my shoes resoled, or have my eyes checked?

Hmm--I think I most need a new belt. The one I got at Christmas broke. It was reversible, and the buckle swivelled around so that it could be used equally well on either side. The only problem is that the swivel worked on a tiny metal axle arrangement, and one day I cinched myself up and the buckle popped right off the end of the axle. I had to fall back to using my ratty black leather belt I got several years ago from Wal-Mart.

Shoes would be next. Eyes? Nah.

2. Where do I want to go on vacation?

Somewhere quiet where I can sit and not do anything all day long. I don't think we're going to the beach this year--maybe Gatlinburg. But I'd rather not have to go and have to find ways to be entertained, I'd rather just be a vegetable.

3. What is my earliest memory?

I remember playing with a beach ball in our front yard, and picking at the little rubber valve stem. I was probably no more than about 18 to 20 months old.

So, there you go.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2006 08:13 AM

Despite my better judgement, I am up. You get to decide if it's too much information.

Posted by: Skinnydan at June 8, 2006 08:29 AM

What?! I have to do it myself. Sheesh, I have to do everything!

Well here are my less than insightful questions and answers.

Posted by: Sarah G. at June 8, 2006 09:31 AM

If you go to Gatlinburg let me know, maybe you can stop off in Chattanooga on the way and the bride and I can take the Possum clan to dinner.

Posted by: DaveH at June 8, 2006 09:42 AM

Why make up a question when Diane has a perfectly good one at her site?

The question and my answers are there.

Posted by: Janis at June 8, 2006 09:50 AM

But Dave, how would I ever explain my dirty secret blogging life to my dear wife and children!?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2006 09:51 AM

That would be Diane.

Posted by: Janis at June 8, 2006 09:51 AM

I promise, blogging would not come up. You can tell the boss that I'm an old Rev war buddy... after all, I used to own a brown bess too.

Posted by: DaveH at June 8, 2006 09:52 AM

Hmmmm--plausible deniability, eh, Dave? Just in case, do you know Mark Hubbs?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2006 10:01 AM

nope, do you know Jeff Lea? He's a big guy, about 6'6" does Dragoons?

Posted by: DaveH at June 8, 2006 10:16 AM

No, but Mark's about that big. Let's see--what about Steve Brown, who lives over there in Georgie?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2006 10:34 AM


Do you know any of the folks with the Alabama Division that do CW?

Posted by: DaveH at June 8, 2006 11:42 AM

Well, there's my good buddy Charlie McCulloh of the Yellowhammer Rifles--I'd put up a link, but Mu.nu doesn't like Tripod sites.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2006 12:20 PM

1. So what happened to Steevil's usual source of kung pao chicken while he was out on medical leave?
Two rumors--shut down permanently by the health dep't, or hadn't paid their rent.

2. So where is Steevil going to get kung pao chicken now?
Not from Kenny's Sub Shop (which is a Chinese carry-out, really). Kung pao should just be chicken, peanuts, with few scallions and hot peppers. Kenny's had LOTS of veggies when tried today.

3. How many emails did Steevil delete when he came back to work?
Between 2 and 3 thousand.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at June 8, 2006 02:32 PM

#4--Just exactly what WAS Steevil's favorite place to get kung pao chicken/mystery meat?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2006 02:35 PM

My questions and answers are finally up.

Posted by: Jordana at June 8, 2006 03:28 PM

Steevil doesn't want to be sued, so he won't put the name in print, but he will mention that a coworker was hospitalized with food poisoning after a meal there last year.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at June 8, 2006 03:36 PM

Oh sure--one bad experience with improperly cooked rat feces, and everyone gets ALL up in arms!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2006 04:06 PM

I'm a being up, mon. Also seeing as I like y'all here be a bonus question.

#4 Nascar or Indy cars?

Posted by: Tony von Krag at June 8, 2006 04:28 PM