Friday, January 06, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Aw nuts..I have been tagged..

One of my favorite bloggers and a fellow Californian MJ has tagged moi. Its a rather interesting one however so I really dont mind doing this one.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I had just moved back to Cali from Georgia. I had lived there only two months when my wonderful son took off,literally. He stole my car, cleaned out my bank account ...and since he took off in the middle of the night in a driving rainstorm, he promptly totaled my car by running headlong into a large cement abuttment of some sort. I took all this as a sign from above and moved back from whence I came. The kid however did not make the return trip. He was AWOL for at least three months as I remember and when the police finally caught up with him..I gave him some tough love and told the cops to keep him, which they did. Boy was HE pissed LOL. But it was the best move I ever made on his part. He is now a fine upstanding person whom I love very much.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
I was living miserably here in Bakersfield, looking for a job locally of some type so I could get out of my depression. I also started blogging a year ago this week. I was going to San Diego at least two weeks out of every month. I working for Best Buy reviewing their customer service for all stores in the southern Cali I-15 corridor. Being on the road constantly had its ups and downs. The upside was getting out of Bakersfield, the downside was being alone all the time till I got to San Diego and then it was PARTY TIME! Since I am from SD I had lots of friends and family which made the trip worth it each and every month.

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. Necco's Thin Mints
2. Necco's Thin Mints
3. Rolo's
4. Moose Tracks Ice Cream, vanilla version.
5. PB&J sandwiches ( I am with you on this MJ, it IS a snack)

Five songs to which I know all the lyrics: Only five? Get a grip :)
1.Rosalita by Bruce Springsteen
2. ALL recorded music by Joe Bonamassa ( knew this was gonna be in here didnt ya?)
3. ALL of Eric Clapton's recorded music
4. ALL of AC/DC's recorded music
5. All the songs on "Slang" an album by Def Leppard

Five things I would do if I were a millionaire: Only a million..geez
1. Buy a little place on the coast of Cali. It would have to be little, coastal property is friggin expensive here!
2. Build a huge cattery for all the feral cats I feed and love.
3. Buy a ragtop Chevy..circa 1970's
4. Take a 6 month roadtrip thru the US and spend some quality time in Budapest and Paris
5. Give what ever was left to MoveOn.Org to fight the good fight against Bush and his cronies.

Five bad habits:
1.Smoking cigs
2. Eating Junk Food aka Jack-in-the-box
3. Picking up after myself.
4. Putting off going to work until the last few hours remain in the day. I make my own schedule and thats not a good thing for someone like moi.
5. Cussing like a trucker.

Five things I like doing:
1. Singing in the car real loud.
2. Listening to the blues on my Ipod
3. Sitting at my favorite bar in Ocean Beach, CA watching the sunset and talking to old friends.
4. Blogging, both types..serious as in my political blog and funny&eclectic as in this one.
5. Road trips..short ones, long ones..dont matter, I love to drive.

Five things I would never wear, buy or get new again:
1. I will never wear a bathing suit again.
2. I will never buy another pet, I seem to acquire them when I least expect them.(abused or abandoned ones seem to find me, the count is up to 10!)
3. I will never buy another desktop PC or otherwise..laptops rock!
4. Spandex..nuff said.
5. Gold Jewelry..what it does to the enviornment to remove gold from the ground is atrocious and disgusting.

Five favorite toys:
1. My laptop
2. My seven cats.
3. My three dogs.
4. My Ipod.
5. My DVR

Ok...that's it! Now comes the fun part: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot.

a la carter
waitress dreams
Friday Fishwrap
Moments in Time

NOW...the folks I am tagging for this lovely not blow it off..there will be hell to pay if you do..I pick you folks because I find you interesting and want to know more about you :)

Fantastic Alice

Alrighty then..have at it..we all look forward to YOUR lists dear friends and fellow bloggers :)

9 people gave us their .02 cents:

IT-Chick said...

answered... and posted my dear one

Bruce said...


FantasticAlice said...

Mine will be posted Monday. Gives my Sushi 101 a minute to stay on there... I am awfully proud of that one.

Besides Monday is a payroll day so I will actually enjoy the ability to use my brain once that day and and enjoy thinking up my answers.

When you come through this summer we will go for sushi.

Joel said...

Damn. I was hoping that I'd done this one....OK, I'll hack something out over the weekend.

Anonymous said...

U rock hun

The Zombieslayer said...

5. Gold Jewelry..what it does to the enviornment to remove gold from the ground is atrocious and disgusting.

I don't own any gold because it's bad luck. So many good people died for that stupid yellow rock. Although I admit, it looks good, give me silver any day over gold.

Sad about your son, but glad you scared him straight and he became an upstanding citizen out of it. Sometimes people need tough love. I'm glad it all worked out.

As for Slang, I've never heard it. High 'n Dry is one of my all time fav albums. Also love Hysteria, but DL kind of fell off the map for me until I went with my parents, my youngest brother, and my wife to see DL on their X tour. A good show.

Jenn said...

DUSTY! Sorry I didn't reply to your IM's the past couple nights. I'd actually been off work. Tuesday was my last night. I've been sicker than a dog and sleeping at nights as much as possible. My IM's were forwarded to the cell.

I'm getting ready to head out, but I jumped online just to tell you I'M SORRY! I wasn't ignoring you, I was out for the count.

Love you, Mami!

MJ said...

Rosalita! I love that tune. That goes hand in hand with singing loudly in the car :) Mmm. Peanut butter.

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