Tuesday, July 28, 2009

35 questions answered honestly

Name three types of people who should qualify for forced labor camps:
-People that are incredibly pushy in their efforts to get people to sign up for summer sales.
-Rude customer service people (especially over the phone).
-The folks that run Best Buy.

2. What was the last thing you ate?
-A bowl of Grape Nuts with 2% milk.

3. What’s a goal you have?
-I'd like to run a full marathon within 1 year from now.

4. What do you think of entertainment awards shows?
-Nothing is a bigger, more annoying waste of time.

5. How do you want to die?
-In my sleep.

6. What is your favorite vacation/get-away spot? Where will you be traveling next?
-I really love going to San Diego. Las Vegas is my next traveling destination.

7. How do you pronounce “gyro?”
-I fully support any way people want to say this word. I don't care at all.

8. What have you found entertaining lately?
-Freaks and Geeks. I've only seen one episode, but the whole series is on its way to me from Amazon and I can't wait to watch it.

9. Do you follow any blogs of nondescript people who you don't know? Why do you follow those blogs?
-Yes I do. I follow it because all of my co-workers do too.

10. What would you use a time machine for?
-I'd really like to see what the 50s were all about.

11. What is your favorite restaurant?
-I love eating at the India Palace in Provo and also Sam Hawk in Provo. That's not to say that I don't enjoy a taco at Chunga's or a cheeseburger from McDonald's. One of the best things I've ever tasted was some kind of cheese ball at a restaurant called Calle Ocho in New York City. Cuban cuisine has recently become my favorite cuisine.

12. What actors should be barred from acting?
-Michael Cera.

13. What’s the last book you read?
-It's honestly been forever since I've finished a book. How embarrassing. The book I've been trying to read is called The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan.

14. What’s the last movie you enjoyed?
-I liked watching Taken a lot. It was the last film I watched that I did not fall asleep in.

15. Reveal something that really bothers you.
-The fact that I have become hypercritical of certain styles of photography.

16. What will it say on your gravestone?
-Tyler Jordan Smith, January 31, 1983 - (year of my death), etc.

17. Put your iPod on shuffle and list the first three songs that come up, then explain yourself:
-The Beatles "Glass Onion" from The White Album
Melissa gifted this album to me in 2008.
-The Rentals "Friends of P" from The Return of the Rentals
Bridger gifted this album to me in 2001.
-Morrissey's "Suedehead" from the Love To See Him! bootleg
My brother gifted this album to me in 2005.

18. What is the biggest mistake you have ever made?
-Living at King Henry in Provo.

19. What kind of toppings do you generally request for your pizza?
-Cheese is my favorite, but I also love veggie pizzas and BBQ chicken pizzas.

20. Who/what would you love to have complete control over?
-My health.

21. What does your ideal Saturday consist of?
-Waking up super early to run in the morning, watching Giada at Home and taking a nap in the afternoon, then going out to dinner/having something fun to do in the evening.

22. What is one skill you lack completely but wish you could master with the snap of your fingers?
-I would love to be able to play anything I wanted on the organ.

23. What's something you live in constant fear of?
-The thought of someone hearing the song "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White Ts and sincerely thinking, "Oh I bet Jordan loves this song."

24. What was the first album you listened to non-stop, over and over again?
-10,000 Maniacs MTV Unplugged.

25. Have you ever seen a live, wild rat? How about a dead one?
-Yes and (just recently) yes.

26. What thing have you most aggressively promoted?
-The Blue Note Café when it still cared about running its business.

27. Is there a band or musical trend you would love to see erased completely?
-I feel like there is no place for a punk cover of any song, but especially not for old classics like "Somewhere over the Rainbow" or "My Favorite Things".

28. If you had to describe yourself using 3 words, what would they be?

29. Where is the last place that you'd see yourself living?
-Miami, FL

30. What was the last video you enjoyed on the internet?
-Not the last, but the one I enjoyed the most: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR_LHlFwlhk

31. What is your favorite smoothie combination?
-My sister makes an awesome smoothie with pineapple, peaches, oranges, lemon, Swiss chard, celery and spinach

32. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to your car?
-My first car was totaled in my neighborhood. Spencer Sandstrom was my passenger and saw it coming, but took the split second beforehand to brace himself rather than warn me. I have never ever been remotely upset about his decision.

33. What album have you been listening to most?
- Ron Sexsmith Time Being.

34. What clues you into a person's idiocy?
-The instant they start bragging about how much money they make using actual dollar amounts.

35. What is your favorite store to wander through?
-Harmons or Costco.

Friday, July 10, 2009

An interesting class of words

I was thinking the other day about a class of words that seem to be coupled with only one specific other word. Two examples are to come, but before I give them, I'd like for you to let me know the first word that comes to your mind after you read these words. Ready?

  1. hyperbaric

  2. hermetically

Was there a word that you immediately associated or coupled with the above words? Can you think of any other words that might be in a class similar to the two words above -- in that you only hear them used coupled with another specific word?