Posted by: toddzilla | September 25, 2008

I’ve been tagged…(somebody loves me!)

I have been caught up in an obviously Socialist scheme from a fellow Blogfrican Greg and have been requested to provide the following (against my will, I might add).

1. Tell us eight things about yourself on your blog.
2. When you are done writing these eight things about yourself on your blog, you tag eight people and list their names to do the same thing.
3. Leave them a comment informing them they have been tagged, and to read your blog so they will know they have been tagged and are now “it.”

Well, I have been…brace yourselves… in dire need of blog ideas lately.  So this is actually timely, Marxist though it may seem.  I will gladly attempt the first point, but the last two have already been taken as we have a tight little blog family here and anybody that I could think of has already been tagged.  So here goes…eight things about me (as if anybody really wants to know).

1) I got an email on my work account…from my own email address…that said that I need a larger penis and there are certain pills to help with this.  I am in bad shape because I’m obviously subconsiously sending myself emails about my anatomical inadequacies…OR…I’ve become a spam machine on the interwebs.  Hopefully, its not the latter.

2) Let’s see…8 things….I find the number 8 comforting because my first niece was born on January 24th therefore I do things in groups of four for comfort and eight is double 4, and doubly comforting and yes, I have a touch of the OCD.

3) My daughter is almost 10 months old and she RAWKS!  It makes me feel all tingly inside when she sees me walk in the door and smiles and crawls to me.  She says “Da Da” now too and it drives her mother crazy…tee-hee!  I love it!

4) I love tacos.  I don’t get enough tacos at home.  Somebody donate tacos to the “Give Todd Tacos Foundation”.  Tacos are great, but don’t be messing ’em up with any vegetables (except for the crunchy corn shell).  Tacos are made of all of the four basic food groups (meat, dairy, veggies, and sauce).   Remember the good ol’ days when there were food food groups and not some dinky food pyramid?  That goes to show you the excessive amount of Egyptian influence on America.  Somebody HAS to stop this!

5) If my Bears can’t do it this year…Then I am all in for the Bills!  I want the Bills to rock the Super Bowl.  Imagine a year where the Cubs and the Bills have a shot at it all.  I’m giddy.

6) I’m a Cubs fan.  Back in my day, North Carolina had no major professional sports…and…WGN on basic cable.  Throw in Shawon Dunston, Ryne Sandberg,  Harry Caray, and impressionable youth and BANG!  an NC Cubs fan.  I refuse to say anything about the playoffs.  We’ll just see how it goes.  Oh, and by the laws of fandom, Shannon is my mortal enemy…apparently.

7) I have two more to do??? Um…I have a terrible short-term memory.  I had to look, just now, to see what underwear I have on (snowflakes).  I’m just glad I have some on!  If I read something, I can remember it waaaay too long, but ask me what I had for supper last night…couldn’t tell you without thinking for a bit (ah, yes it was ham…pigs are wonderful, magical animals).

8) I’m a bit upset about the $700 Billion bailout.  The FED chairman and SEC chief call for immediate relief to solve a problem created by their lack of oversight of shady trading practices.  Meanwhile the executives of these companies, and the aforementioned chairmen will not be held liable, either politically or criminally for their mistakes, that my children will have to pay for.  Lehman Brothers was heavily invested in real estate…in REAL ESTATE.  Who invests in something at the height of an obvious bubble and on top of that does not diversify?  That guy will get a bonus and a golden parachute.  Is this the death bell of investment banking?  Has anyone considered the possibility that internet trading and brokerage firms have rendered investment banking obsolete?  Can we use that $700 Billion to pay off the faulty mortgages?  Give trickle-up economics a try?  How about sending taxpayers stock certificates in the companies whose debt we are about to subsidize.  What really gets me is that some will call for less government regulations of the stock market because of the bailout, when the lack of regulation helped cause this (and the Great Depression) in the first place.  Regulation of trade practices does not equal regulation and hindrance of a free market.  I get a little too worked up over politics/economics.

So there it is.  A little about me.  As always, lemme know what you think in the comments, and feel free to ask my opinion on anything!



  1. Who you callin’ too skinny, punk??

  2. It was actually me who hacked into your email to send those messages. Some things are just easier to hear from yourself.

  3. If I create a Give Todd Taco Foundation … we can put it into the Shannon Blosser Need More Nachos Foundations. The last set of nachos I had were nasty. The cook put BBQ sauce on the nachos. NASTY!

    By the way, I’m with you. This bailout is a joke. Stupid Republican socialism!

    Oh and …. GO RAYS!

  4. I enjoyed your Homer Simpson quote. For anyone not up on their Simpson references, here’s what Todd referred to earlier:

    Homer: Are you saying you’re never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
    Lisa: No.
    Homer: Ham?
    Lisa: No.
    Homer: Pork chops?
    Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
    Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

    In a weird twist of life, this is the second time this quote has come up in a blog site this week for me. What’s that about?!

  5. Leslie-


    Don’t give away my secrets!

  6. any chance we can get a new post in the near future?

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