Friday, February 8, 2013

Random thoughts, volume III

  • Admit it, that institute video was really funny. 
  • Tonight I went to the apartment gym and had to walk past a guy who I thought was out for a walk. I got to the stair climber thing and was going and the guy walked in about 20 seconds later, saw me, turned on both TVs to Piers Morgan (or at least a blurry simulacrum thereof-I didn't have my glasses on so it could have in theory been just some random blurry bloated British guy interviewing someone about how the answer to our financial woes is to print more food stamps) and then sat on an exercise bike and glared at me. I worked out about 3x longer than I ever would have otherwise, just to prove a point. I forget what that point was, but I'm fairly certain I proved it because he eventually gave up waiting for the stair thing and left. About 2 seconds later I turned off the machine because my heart was beating like I'd swallowed a Shake Weight, stumbled out of the gym, and started dry heaving. Somehow I wandered home and made it up 3 more flights of stairs without passing out. #winning
  • My favorite presidents are George Washington, Calvin Coolidge, and Thomas Jefferson, in that order. 
  • My favorite movie is a tie between The Big Sleep and  The Hunt for Red October.  My 2nd favorite movie is a movie called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang that I only saw twice and will sadly probably never see again unless they release an edited version for some reason. I gave up R-rated movies a few years ago. I think the only R-rated movies I've seen in 5 years were Paranormal Activity 1-3 and The Trip, which I think is officially 'unrated' because it was a BBC thing, but would be roughly PG13+. So there you go.
  • My favorite candy is a tie between peppermint patties and Pico Ballas.  My favorite candy bar is Whatchamacallit. My favorite pop is Mountain Dew. My favorite food is steak. My favorite fruit is apples. My favorite book is Things as They Really Are by Neal A. Maxwell. My favorite cake is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. My favorite ice cream is bubble gum. My favorite place I've ever visited is Pittsburgh. My favorite store is
  • My favorite Woody Allen movies are Manhattan Murder Mystery, Bananas, and Annie Hall, in that order. My favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie is North by Northwest. My favorite Spielberg movie is Jaws. My favorite TV show ever was Fringe.
  • My favorite action movie is The Living Daylights, a Timothy Dalton Bond movie, though License to Kill technically had a slightly better plot. My favorite sci fi movie is the 2009 Star Trek reboot although I still really really like the first Iron Man. My favorite scary movie is Insidious. My favorite animated movie is a tie between The Incredibles and Meet the Robinsons. My favorite comedy is a tie between Fletch and Swingers. And I vastly prefer Warner Brothers animation to Disney.
  • I don't have a favorite band, although The Beatles were undisputedly the best, but my favorite song is Wires by Coconut Records (link is not the official video but just a fan video).
  • I am the only person left on the planet that will eat those combination bags of red and black licorice, though it's been years since I've found one in stores. Might only be a Utah thing nowadays.
  • My favorite restaurant is Chuck - A - Rama and I don't care what anyone says. 
  • I really love retro art, particularly WPA depression-era posters. They look like this:

  • And finally, my favorite scripture is Ether 12: 4:
Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might withasurety bhope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which chope cometh of dfaith, maketh an eanchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in fgood works, being led to gglorify God.


Hillary said...

Thanks for giving all the answers to any future birthday quiz.

Janalyn said...

YOU Are My Favorite Thing, Christian. My Very Favorite Thing.

Catlin said...

I love the list! I'll have to try out some of your favorites!

Kristen said...

Jon & Kathlene love that licorice, and Doug & I always got one of those bags for car trips, but yeah, I don't see them around anymore.

Hillary said...

As much as I love Fringe, I think I loved Ed more.

Christian said...

Ah ha, I wondered if that came from elsewhere in my family tree!

Christian said...

Kris; if memory serves, the licorice was always at Smith's Marketplace and Maverick. The Maverick ones were a grab bag, because you never knew if your package was going to be 5 days old or 5 years. :)

Catlin, if you check anything out, let me know so we can discuss!