Tagged again

OK, I have been tagged by a few different people, and I finally got around to it. I apologize for the delay, enjoy, and have a great weekend.

1. What did you do in 2005 that you hadn't done before? I got a phone call from a real estate company looking for Bob Massaquoi and Massaquoi’s Sticky Buns. I was doing research on the web for my company and I had fill out some information to get the information I needed so I made up some stuff, and about 5 minutes later a rep from this company calls up looking for Bob and his sticky buns. It was pretty funny.More serious stuff, I celebrated my first wedding anniversary. I went to Mexico for the weekend to see a concert.I also think I went 47 weddings this past year.
2. Did anyone close to you give birth? No, a few co-workers had some babies but nobody in our immediate family squeezed out a kid.
3. Did anyone close to you die? No.
4. Did you travel? Where did you go? Best holiday memory? Mrs. Shife and I went to Mexico, Illinois, Washington and Oregon. We went to some places in Idaho as well but we live here. The best memory was probably being with my wife in Mexico again celebrating our anniversary.
5. Best thing you bought? Well there was that Vietnamese boy …. OK, let’s see, I will say my wife’s new car. Well it is new to us. She really loves it and that is reason enough right there. It is a 1996 Toyota 4-Runner in case you were wondering.
6. Where did most of your money go? That effin Vietnamese boy. I guess stuff like that is illegal in the U.S. Still kidding. Most of our money went to nowhere in particular except bills and savings.
7. What do you wish you had done more of? I wish I would be more a little more spontaneous and do some more traveling especially on the weekends.
8. What do you wish you had done less of? This would be excellent time to insert the Vietnamese boy line again, but I guess I would have to say worrying and complaining.
9. What kept you sane? The meth. Yes, most definitely the meth. But probably my wife and a beer or seven on the weekends. Oh and seeing that fat little basset every day doesn’t hurt matters either.
10. What drove you mad? The Cardinals losing the NLCS to the Astros.
11. What made you celebrate? UNC winning the NCAA basketball championship.
12. What made you sad? The ongoing war in Iraq, the ineptitude of our government when it came to hurricane relief, environmental concerns, animal rights, human rights and just the sad state of affairs we have turned the planet Earth into.
13. How was your birthday this year? Mrs. Shife and I spent my birthday in Sun Valley, and it was really nice to get out of town and just be with her.
14. What political issue stirred you the most this year? Same as last year, the war in Iraq.
15. Were you in love in 2005? Yes.
16. What would you like to have in 2006 that you didn't have this year? The University of Idaho to have a winning football record.
17. What date from 2005 will be etched in your memory and why? There a few, but most likely April 22 because that is the anniversary of someone who passed away.
18. What song will remind you of 2005? Album? Green Day’s “Holiday” and their “American Idiot” album.
19. Compared to this time last year are you happier? Yes.
20. Biggest achievement this year? Getting off my ass and writing again.
21. Biggest disappointment this year? The Cardinals losing the NLCS to the Astros.
22. What is the one thing that would have made you more satisfied? More maturity. I still need to grow up in some areas of my life.
23. Best new person you met this year? My blog friends.
24. A valuable life lesson you learnt this year? Be satisfied. The day is yours. And, the first casualty of war is the truth.


  1. Hey glad you had some good trips. Total agreement on the whole first casualty of war thing.

  2. You kick ass...I loved #24...and that puke machine in drag...

  3. I wish you many spontaneous trips on weekends in the new year!

    have a great holiday!!

  4. I like learning about you. It makes reading your blog more interesting--not that it wasn't interesting to begin with. You know what I mean.
    Hey look, someone made an avatar for me...roboshrub (http://roboshrub.blogspot.com/) created it. He's got a great blog too.

  5. your Vietnamese boy line cracked me up, what is his name? ha!

    Maybe next year both Idaho and Purdue go undefeated?

  6. Nice answers. Nice to see you happier this year than you were last. If that's your only achievement then that's more than enough :)

  7. I love your dogs hair! I'll definitly be asking for some hair advice for the holidays

  8. Where'd you get your Vietnamese boy? I'm in the market.

  9. Good job covering multiple tags in one post. And congrats on not tearing your hair out while you were DOING it.

    Oh, and Green Day's album was definitely the theme for 2005.

  10. I love that picture of your dog that's classic!

  11. Best friends made this year are your blog friends? Aww, I feel special now.

  12. So...where's the boy now??? Or shouldn't we ask?

    May 2006 bring oh so much more fun and excitement to your life! (as I'm sure it will)

  13. Great answers!! I love learning more about the "man behind the funny posts"!


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