Friday Five for July 16th, 2004

1. What color ink pen do you like best? Doesn’t really matter to me, either black or blue.
2. Do you prefer plain paper or paper with lines (notebook paper)? I think that I am more of a lined paper person.
3. What’s better: books from the library, or reading online? Def. books from the library.
4. Which would you rather get, e-mail or snail mail? It doesn’t really matter.
5. Do you have a paper weight on your desk? No

Friday Five for July 9, 2003

1) Do you remember your first kiss? Vaguely. It was with my first “girlfriend”, Casey Clark.
2) How old were you when you had your first kiss? It was in the 5th or 6th grade, so I was 11 or 12 years old, I think?
3) Where did your first kiss occur? It was on the way to Casey house. Basicly, her friend pressured me into doing it. I remember liking it, even though it was awkward.
4) Where do you think is the most romantic place to exchange a kiss? (locations, not body parts) At the airport. Cliche? Maybe. But I think it’s romantic. Maybe not romantic, but passionate. It’s a very emotional kiss, regardless if the person is leaving or comming.
5) What type of kisser are you? (peck, smooch, French, sloppy, etc.) You would have to ask the women that I have kissed. I know that my lips were described has “soft” and “velvety”.

Friday Five For February 20, 2004

When was the last time you…
1. …went to the doctor? I remember going to Kaiser last January 2003, to get some medicine for a nasty cold that I had. But I didn’t see a doctor, I just talked to him over the phone. Before that, there was the drug testing for Target. But are they really doctors, or medical technicians? I guess the last time that I went into an office and sat on the bed/gurney thing, and had a doctor poke and prod me was about 3 years ago when I was living on campus and went to the student center with another really bad cold.
2. …went to the dentist? I honestly don’t know.
3. …filled your gas tank? This last Wednesday at the Arco on Bayshore Blvd near my work. Put $10 in the tank hoping that it will last me until payday. It won’t, but here’s to hoping.
4. …got enough sleep? About two weeks ago, I resorted to taking Nyquil for a couple of days to get me to sleep. I stopped cause I hate the after effects of Nyquil.
5. …backed up your computer? Right after Thanksgiving when I upgraded Windows XP from Home to Pro. Didn’t really back up the entire computer, just my photos, contact list, and email. Am holding off until I build my new computer to do a complete clean of the system, like deleting duplicate pictures, uninstalling stuff that I never use, and stuff like that.

Friday Five for February 13, 2004

1. Are you superstitious? No. At least I don’t think so.

2. What extremes have you heard of someone going to in the name of superstition? Can’t think of any instance. I’m sure there has been some, but I can’t think of them

3. Believer or not, what’s your favorite superstition? Either the one about opening an umbrella indoors or a black cat crossing the street.

4. Do you believe in luck? If yes, do you have a lucky number/article of clothing/ritual? I do believe in luck. No matter how much skill, planning, etc. you do, there is always that lucky/x factor that can’t be measured or controled. It’s just there. Don’t have a lucky number or clothes of any kind. It’s prbably more sacriligeous than anything, but I do make the sign of the cross on myself if I am trying something difficult or reckless.

5. Do you believe in astrology? Why or why not? I do believe in astrology. In Western Astrology, I am a Taurus; In Chinese Astrology, I am a Tiger. Not sure why I believe in it. I know that the descriptions are vague and stuff, however they do seem to fit me and my personalities. Maybe it because it’s so vague that I can allow myself to believe in it.

Friday Five for February 6, 2004

1. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? I can’t think of anythig right now…

2. What one thing would you like to try that your mother/friend/significant other would never approve of? A tattoo, I guess. Don’t think that my mom would be too thrilled. Actually, it would have to be straightening my hair, which I have done before.

3. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your risk factor? (1=never take risks, 10=it’s a lifestyle) At this point in my life, I guess I would give myself a 3 or 4, mainly because of the financial risks that I take, and the small amount of money I have saved.

4. What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you as a result of being bold/risky? Suzanne.

5. … and what’s the worst? Life?

Friday Five For January 30, 2004

You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first? My parents…actually, my brother first and then hand it off to my parents.

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself? Either a new house, pay off all of my debt,….who am I kidding. I would goto Fry’s and buy the best Home
Theater PC system that I could buy with the biggest flat screen HDTV and best speaker system that I could get.

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else? I would pay off my families debt and bills…or buy my dad and brother new cars and get my mom all the moisenite (sp?) that she could want.

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom? I would give all of my friends that I know $500 each. Assuming that I have 100 friends, that would be $50,000.

5. Do you invest any? If so, how? If there is any left over, I would put it in some kind of investment fund or savings plans and just save it for my retirement. But honestly, not sure how much would be left. A million dollars isn’t that much money. It’s like that part in Austin Powers when Dr. Evil threatens the world for ONE
MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!! Yeah, whatever… Don’t get me wrong, I would be extremely grateful to
receive a million dollars. The thing that it would do is that it would clear my debt, and give me another chance at being financially responsible. It would offer me the security of a place to live. But I would still have to work and pay the bills in order to stay ahead. Lets face it, the bay area is an expensive place to live. I don’t think that I would change too much.

Now, a hundred million dollars…That’s when I would go crazy and get the swimming pool shaped like my head….

Friday Five For January 23, 2004

At this moment, what is your favorite…

1. …song? Fallen by Sarah Mclachlan

2. …food? Spam, if you can believe it. I’ve just about eaten more spam this month than what I ate all of last year. Not that there is anything wrong with spam (It’s an essential part of an Asian diet), it’s just that I don’t remember the last time that I have had so much of it.

3. …tv show? There is only one show, Angel.

4. …scent? Had a craving for vanilla for awhile now…

5. …quote? “I’m hotter than fresh roadkill, baby”

Friday Five for January 16, 2004

1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails? I don’t have a signature for my personal email, or for my newsgroups/forums usernames. I’ve been meaning to make one up, but just never got around to it. Usually, I just finish off an email with either Joe R. or Joe Rogers (which is pretty boring). My work email signature is:

Joe Rogers
SFSU Bookstore – Warehouse Supervisor
Phone (415) XXX-XXXX
Fax (415) XXX-XXXX

2. Did you have a senior quote in your high school yearbook? What was it? If you haven’t graduated yet, what would you like your quote to be? No senior quote in my high school yearbook. What a loser, huh? Don’t know what I would want it to be if I could have one.

3. If you had vanity plates on your car, what would they read? If you already have them, what do they say? I would want it to say Tygreye or Tygre. However, those two are already taken 🙁

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say? Well, years ago April gave me a memory box from the Bombay Company (**sigh** the Bombay Company days…) Anyway, went to Things Remembered and got the plaque engraved.

5. What would you like your epitaph to be?

“…It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life”

Not necessarily an epitaph, and it was originally stolen from Amber P., I think. But I really like the quote and the song and would want it played at my funeral/wake.

Friday Five for January 2nd, 2004

What one thing are you most looking forward to . . .

1. …today? Getting over the headache that I have.

2. …over the next week? Going out and seeing my friends.

3. …this year? um….getting a promotion and a raise, I guess.

4. …over the next five years? Paying off my car and getting ready to buy a house (or already have a house.)

5. …for the rest of your life? Finding happiness.

Friday Five For December 26th, 2003

1. What was your biggest accomplishment this year? I Think that it would have to be the Warehouse move. Even though it was just a move next door, there was still alot of work involved and it went pretty smooth.
2. What was your biggest disappointment? Loosing Suzanne…yeah, I know I lost her last year, but it seems that I just moved even further and further away from her, no matter what I did.
3. What do you hope the new year brings? A job promotion; at least one of my bills paid off; good health for my family, my friends and myself. But I think above all else, I hope for some resolution with Suzanne. Regardless if Suzanne and I get back together, or I find someone new in my life to replace the void that she left, or if I just come to better terms with the situation than what I have now. That is my biggest hope for the next year.
4. Will you be making any New Year’s resolutions? If yes, what will they be? I will….might get the list up while I’m on vacation here. Probably will wait until I get back.
5. What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Planning on attending a party in Fairfield, if my friends can get their act together…