November 08, 2004

Another Instant List

Now that the election's over, I can start having some fun with blogging again. Not that covering the elections and saving democracy and beating the barbarians back from the gates (kid=love) wasn't a gas, but it's time to relax just a tad before the anti-Mark Dayton revolution kicks off.

And nothing's better for good relaxing blog fun than one of Red's surveys.

Forthwith and anon:

Ten movies you'd watch over and over: Casablanca, The Big Red One, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Eternal Sunshine, A Bridge Too Far, Best Years Of Our Lives, Magnificent Seven, Das Boot, Return of the King and The Great Escape.

Nine people you enjoy the company of: Nuke, the NARN guys, my little bro Jim, Odin.

Eight things you're wearing: The usual guy at work ensemble - polo, khakis, underwear, footwear - makes seven if you count shoes and socks as four.

Seven things on your mind: Need to get new windows, need to refinance again, want to find some way to take the show national, the toilet is running and I need to replace the flapper valve, my kids' study habits, I need a vacation, it's mortgage time again.

Six objects you touch every day: Keys, steering wheel, keyboard(s), stove, toilet handle, guitar, alarm clock.

Five things you do every day: Blog. Wake the kids. Work. Cook dinner. Play some musical instrument.

Four bands (etc) that you couldn't live without: E Street Band. Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Richard Thompson. Franky Perez and the Highway Saints.

Three of your favorite songs at this moment: I've been singing "My City of Ruins" to myself constantly for the past week. There's this stupid Kelly Clarkson song (I think it's called "Low", but I'll be damned if I go look it up) which my daughter plays all the time that's pretty irresistably poperrific. And for some reason, I played a cassette of one of my old songs, "Great Northern Avenue", and I've been humming it over and over for a few weeks now. It's from my old band's demo tape from 1987, and not to butter myself up excessively, but dang, it's good. Yes, I may just try to post it pretty quick here.

Two people who have influenced your life the most: Beyond my parents? Bob Richardson (my first boss, at KEYJ in Jamestown, ND) and Dr. James Blake (my English major advisor in college).

One person who you love more than anyone in the world: The kids. Which is two people. So sue me.

Posted by Mitch at November 8, 2004 02:46 PM | TrackBack

Can't believe one other person (besides my husband) has even seen "Das Boot" let alone likes it as well as I do!

Posted by: Colleen at November 8, 2004 04:03 PM

Das Boot is amazing - especially if you watch it in the original German. I can't stand the English overdub, and subtitles are better but still distracting). Those seven years of German sure pay off!

Posted by: mitch at November 8, 2004 04:34 PM

Well, you've got me on that one...I've only seen the sub-titled version. One year of 8th grade German won't cut it...all I remember is "der bleistift" and that probably doesn't come up too often in Das Boot.....I had a German immigrant grandfather, however, and how I would love to speak German.

Posted by: Colleen at November 8, 2004 08:41 PM

Bleistift = Pencil.

Don't recall it coming up.

Posted by: mitch at November 8, 2004 09:11 PM

Jurgen Prochnow!

Posted by: Eliza-beta at November 9, 2004 06:49 AM

undetectable.. and V E R Y modern..
perfect for covert operations.

Read what covert operations have done to america:

Better you all deal with reality, before it deals with you nutcases who re-elect a phantom.

Posted by: A german at November 9, 2004 10:02 AM