X marks your experiences

Here goes another (I wonder how much of this people know about me):

Place an X by all the things you’ve done, or remove the X from the ones you have not, then answer the following questions and post it on your blog.” My comments in [].

( x )Smoked a cigarette [that’s according to my sister, but I have no recollection of it]
( ) Drank so much you threw up
( x ) Crashed a friend’s car
( ) Stolen a car
( x ) Been in love [phileo, agape, koinonia]
( ) Been dumped
( x) Shoplifted
( ) Been laid off/fired
( x ) Quit your job
( ) Been in a fist fight? [Does Wing Chun count?]
( ) Snuck out of your parent’s house
( x ) Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
( ) Been arrested
( ) Gone on a blind date
( x ) Lied to a friend
( x ) Skipped school
( ) Seen someone die
( x )Been to Mexico
( x ) Been on a plane
( x ) Been lost
( x ) Been on the opposite side of the country
( x ) Gone to Washington, DC
( x ) Swam in the ocean
( x ) Felt like dying
( x ) Cried yourself to sleep
( x ) Played cops and robbers
( ) Recently colored with crayons
( x ) Sang karaoke
( ) Paid for a meal with only coins
( x ) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
( x ) Made prank phone calls…
( ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( x ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( ) Practiced kissing on your hand and/or pillow
( ) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about
( x ) Made a bonfire on the beach
( x ) Crashed a party
( x ) Gone roller-skating [roller-skating when I was little, roller blading when I was older]
( x ) Ice-skating
( ) Ever been the butt end of a joke from a comedy show?

Any nicknames;? BJ, Beej
What is your favorite drink? water, juice, coffee, milk tea
Tattoos? no.
Body piercing? only 3, including the ones on my ears.
How much do you love your job? It’s fine. Lots of work, supportive management, learning so much.
Birthplace? San Francisco
Favorite vacation spot? Anywhere new.
Ever been to Africa? No
Ever steal any traffic signs? Yes
Ever been in a car accident? Yes
Salad dressing? Kraft zesty Italian
Favorite pie? Fresh Strawberry
Favorite Number? 7,8,12,22
Favorite movie? The Princess Bride
Favorite holiday? Christmas
Favorite food? Yes. Food is a favorite.
Favorite day of the week? Friday
Favorite brand of body soap? Dove
Favorite current TV show? CSI
Favorite smell? Recently, it’s the smell of the woods, probably because I live in the city and I don’t experience it as much as I did before.
Toothpaste? Colgate
What do you do to relax? Read, watch TV, play around with this website.
Message to your friends reading this- “Thanks for reading this.”
How do you see yourself in 10 years? Not sure, God knows.
What do you enjoy receiving? Affirmation, including comments. :)

The Day the Earth Shook

Today is the 100th anniversary of the great quake (check out the old-fashioned design on that site).

The earthquake hit San Francisco at 5:12:05 a.m. There were two shocks. The second one was stronger. It lasted 40 seconds, but in those seconds, energy equivalent to several nuclear bombs was released.

Some scientists say that the quake was about 30 times the energy released in the Loma Prieta quake of 1989.  Wow.  And I remember that one.

I keep saying I need to get my emergency kit together.  If a quake happened and phones and computers were down.  I wonder how I would get a hold of my family.  I wonder where we would meet.  At church?  Our church building has gone through seismic retrofitting, so the 4 stories should still be standing, right?  I hope it won’t end up as a pile of rubble on top of the social hall. 

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If anyone happens to be shopping at the Embarcadero Center , check out the Peet’s Coffee there.  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to leave my mark.  If for some sad, unfortunate reason you don’t live in this great city, here are some pictures: 

Peet's picture wall 

A close up… 

picture on the wall 

Yeah, I’m a coffee-lover. 

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On a more healthy note, I was able to play some tennis today.  No, I didn’t see my buddy Peter out there today.  Maybe he just plays on the weekends.  The sun was out and the weather was warm enough for shorts.  Too bad my legs were as white as the snow I was sliding on last weekend.  Hey now, they’re coming out of hibernation so gimme a break.  My new favorite line: Love means nothing to me.  I’m a tennis player.  Ha!  Someone should make a sticker with that.