jayfurr: (Furr's Gifts)
Y'all know the game: post two things about yourself that are absolutely true ... and one outright lie. Then everyone else gets to guess which is the lie.

Here's mine:

1) In the mid 1990s the Raleigh News and Observer ran a full-page story declaring that I was "Captain Internet". This did not get me any dates, however. I even have a plaque hanging in my office at home commemorating this dubious "honor".

2) In the early 1990s, while I was in graduate school at Virginia Tech, I received a research grant to study the effects of quantum gravity on social networking (although we called it 'posting a lot of messages on USENET newsgroups', not 'social networking', but it was basically the same thing). The embarrassing thing about it was that I'd applied for the grant as a JOKE.

3) My wife and I have been on the national ABC evening news. In fact, our first date was part of the lead story one night. And not in the background, either! We got to SPEAK.

Okay: which one's the lie? (Then post your own "two truths and a lie" to the comments.)

jayfurr: (Furr's Gifts)
Y'all know the game: post two things about yourself that are absolutely true ... and one outright lie. Then everyone else gets to guess which is the lie.

Here's mine:

1) In the mid 1990s the Raleigh News and Observer ran a full-page story declaring that I was "Captain Internet". This did not get me any dates, however. I even have a plaque hanging in my office at home commemorating this dubious "honor".

2) In the early 1990s, while I was in graduate school at Virginia Tech, I received a research grant to study the effects of quantum gravity on social networking (although we called it 'posting a lot of messages on USENET newsgroups', not 'social networking', but it was basically the same thing). The embarrassing thing about it was that I'd applied for the grant as a JOKE.

3) My wife and I have been on the national ABC evening news. In fact, our first date was part of the lead story one night. And not in the background, either! We got to SPEAK.

Okay: which one's the lie? (Then post your own "two truths and a lie" to the comments.)

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Apparently I'm the last to know about memes these days, but there's one that's been going around called "sum up your life in six words". See this site for more and a link to a book called "Not quite what I was planning", collecting many thousands of such.

I read about it this morning in USA Today, sitting at the breakfast buffet at my hotel before heading to the airport for my trip home from Kentucky to Vermont. I thought for a few minutes, as anyone would, what my six-word summary ought to be.

In the end, I figured I should just go with the single sentence that's probably been said to me more often than any other sentence of six words:

"Jay, just shut the hell up."

Now, let's have your six-word life summaries.

Meme

Sep. 22nd, 2008 12:24 pm
jayfurr: (Maple Donut)
Meme (from [livejournal.com profile] bethzebra)

If you're on my friends list, I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine... you're on my list, so I want to know you better!

Comment here and repost a blank one on your own journal. (If, of course, you're in the mood.)

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) Favourite and least favourite food?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

jayfurr: (Aaaaaaaaaaaargh! Redux)
No more memes for me. I post an ask-me-questions meme and NO ONE responds. Probably no one's reading this. I should go away and eat worms.

jayfurr: (Default)
From [livejournal.com profile] saxikath:

Ask me seven questions. Not just any seven questions though. No, to keep it interesting, use the seven questions as per below - just copy and paste the following, replace the blanks with something you want to know/ask (e.g. 3. Donkeys or sandcastles and why?), anything you want, personal, silly, surreal or deep, comment away and I'll answer honestly as I can! Then post this in your own LJ and see what kind of things people want to ask you!

1. What do you think of _____________ ?

2. When did you last ____________?

3. __________ or ___________ and why?

4. What did you ______________?

5. What's your favorite ______________?

6. How would you ______________?

7. Who would you most like to ________ ?

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