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FridayQ: Ego

Posted on Friday, August 13th, 2004

Dave!What is an activity that you can do better than anybody else you know? Draw a map. It seems whenever somebody gives me directions and they draw a map to follow, it sucks ass. When I draw a map to show you how to get somewhere, you ain't getting lost. Helpful hint: unless you possess rudimentary drawing skills and have a sense of direction, use MapQuest (or MultiMap, if you're outside the US) instead of attempting to draw one.

What is a subject where you are smarter than anybody else you know? Movie trivia. Whenever somebody wants to know the name of a film or who was in it, I'm the guy they ask. People e-mail me. They call me at work. They stop me on the street. They apparently don't know about "What's the name of that guy who was a spy with his wife in that movie where he did that thing to that guy in that place with the alligator?" That would be Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner, who treed Stanley Tucci's character in the New Orleans Zoo at the Alligator Pit in the underrated movie Undercover Blues. Yep, I'm a genius.

What is a trait you possess that makes you superior to lesser humans? Intelligence. I see so many stupid people doing so many stupid things on a daily basis that sometimes I think we'd be better off if alien overlords would arrive and enslave us all. That way, when stupid people did something stupid, they'd be vaporized or have their brains sucked out.

FQ Fiction: Which of your many stellar accomplishments should be recorded in the history books? (Can't think of one? Make it up!). I'd have to say it would be the time I saved humanity from enslavement by the alien overlords and was elected Supreme Ruler of the planet Earth. Since all the stupid people were vaporized or brainless, all the remaining smart people realized it was the intelligent thing to do.

Stroke your ego at the FridayQ.

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  1. Tonya says:

    Wow- this really is all about the stroking, isn’t it? 😉

    What is an activity that you can do better than anybody else you know?
    Get people to talk/get to the belly of an issue/make them see things more clearly. For some reason, people flock to me with their problems. Over the years I’ve figured out how to work this and turn it around into a solution-finding machine. This has made me an excellent employee/public/client/member relations representative at nearly every organization I’ve worked with (W-2 or 1099). In high school, I was voted ” most likely to become an underpaid social worker” for this very same reason.

    What is a subject where you are smarter than anybody else you know? (anyone else I know being the operative phrase) A toss-up between geology/tectonics and solar weather. I’ve been rockhounding and closely monitoring seismology and solar meteorology for 8+ years. This is something I’ve been slacking with, however, in the last year, and need to get back into the swing of.

    What is a trait you possess that makes you superior to lesser humans?
    Cunning resourcefulness. I’ve pulled myself out of more dire, sticky and dangerous (financial, emotional, physical, travel-related..) situations at the last possible moment with this skill.. almost always unscathed and ready for more.

    Which of your many stellar accomplishments should be recorded in the history books?
    Tie between the time I left a lover physically shaking and trying to catch his breath in the basement — and the time I caught a bus to the west coast (from New England) on a last minute whim to start something new, with a 3 year old Ryan, and 7 months pregnant with Sarah… less than $1,000 in my pocket and no idea where I’d get off the bus… and created a very adventurous, abundant and satisfying life for myself as a result.

  2. Dave2 says:

    Forget the history books… you should have a book all of your own! It seems every time you share some interesting tidbit from your life (either here or in your own blog) I am left wanting to know more! I can only hope that you continue on with Adventure Journalist for a very long time so eventually all will be revealed. 🙂

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