Last year on facebook, it was not uncommon to be “tagged” in peoples’ lists about their firsts, favorites, etc. Like with emails I delete that require me to “Forward or 10 angels will die”, I generally don’t cut and paste status updates, nor do I participate in narcissistic exercises that are all about me.
However, since you took the time to look at my “place where I write stuff on the internet,” I will fill you in on some of the things that I like (my last few posts were all negative and stuff so I thought a happy vibe would be good):
Favorite Album: London Calling, The Clash
I first heard this about 1982 at Charlie’s house. From the title track “London Calling,” to the bonus track “Train in Vain,” I had found a band that would be in my life song list forever. I still listen to The Clash at least 3 times a week. R.I.P. Joe Strummer.
Favorite Hot Dog: Nu -Way Wieners, Macon, Ga.
I know, it is sacrilege not to say Willie’s. Willie’s is good, Nu-Way is its own category. Deep red skinny fried-then-grilled franks in a lilly white bun with beanless chili that you will sweat for days. Sounds yummy, huh?
Favorite Light Beer: Coors Light
I hate all other Coor’s products. Especially Killian’s, but Coor’s Lights, really cold, will do just fine.
Favorite IPA: Sweetwater
I love all IPAs, but since Sweetwater is brewed in Georgia, it gets top billing. Only drawbacks are huge hangover and it makes me fat(ter).
Favorite Del Taco Menu Item: Combo Burrito with green sauce and sour cream
I miss Del Taco. Combo Nachos and soft shell tacos come in second and third respectively.
Favorite Animal: Loosey
Loosey is my 4 pound, 15-year-old cat. My sister found her as a kitten at Sea Island 15 years ago. Loosey hates everyone but me and my 10-year-old son. She especially hates other cats. She is cool.
Favorite TV Show: Top Gear
A huge hit on BBC and BBC America. It is about 3 normal middle-aged men who get to drive all kids of cars. I love cars.
Favorite Car: “Little Red”
Little Red is my Merc C230. I have had him for 5 years. He is a 6 speed manual, 4 cylinder supercharged “budget” Mercedes. It cost less, a lot less, than your big-ass SUV. It gets 35 mpg on the interstate. And, it looks cool.
Favorite Movie: Raising Arizona
“Eight hundred leaf-tables and no chairs? You can’t sell leaf-tables and no chairs. Chairs, you got a dinette set. No chairs, you got dick!” Nuff said.
Favorite Author: William Faulkner
Although he is difficult to read, I spent 2 quarters at UGA in Dr. McAlexander’s class learning about how great he is. Dr. Mc would kick my ass if I didn’t pick Faulkner.
Favorite Poet: Bob Dylan
You might not like how he sounds, but you can’t argue that he isn’t one of the best American poets in our lifetime.
So. There you have it. A few of the things that I call my favorites. Enough about me. Why don’t you reply and tell me how great I am.