Thursday, December 11, 2008

In Which I Forget To Enter A Title

Being tagged by Linda couldn't have happened at a better time. I have been struggling to flesh out a post that I'd been working on for a little while, and taking a break to talk about "five things that I love" should help give me a fresh start....

  1. My truck. I drive a 1998 Ford F-150 V8, and I absolutely love it. It gets 15 miles per gallon at best, and until recently I couldn't afford to fill its mammoth gas tank without taking out a small loan. It has a lot of power under the hood, and can carry a ton (literally) in the bed without a flinch. People say that guys with big trucks are compensating for something, and while that may be true for some guys, I'm pretty sure that's not the case for me. Just ask The Boss.
  2. New Balance shoes. I've worn nothing but New Balance brand shoes for the past ten years. They are incredibly comfortable, durable as heck, and easy on the wallet. I retired my last pair of New Balance shoes recently after two and a half years, and my new pair are more comfortable than my slippers.
  3. Small wallets. Some guys have wallets that are so huge and full of receipts that the thickness of it rivals some dictionary's. Not me. I use a leather business card holder as a wallet, and I don't keep anything in there that I don't need. Debit card, license, insurance information, maybe some cash, and that's it. A decent small wallet can be hard to find.
  4. Nalgene bottles. Being as clumsy as I tend to be, it helps to be able to carry around a water bottle that doesn't dent or shatter when you drop it. The one I've had for a number of years has been dropped hundreds of times, and despite being all scratched up, is still intact.
  5. My pocket knife. I've carried around a small pocket knife pretty much every where I've gone for the past five years. It has come in handy more times than I ever would have thought, and the blade remains as sharp as the day I bought it. It's 1.5 inch blade isn't considered a weapon, and it fits nicely in my pocket without taking up a lot of space.

I'm supposed to tag a few people to take part in this, but I'm not going to. Anyone who wishes to keep this going, be my guest. Thanks, Linda, for the award and for giving me something to write about.


Employee No. 3699 said...

I hopped on it just like you...nothing to write about.

x said...

I LOVE me some New Balance. How do they make those things so comfy, yet sturdy? I walk around all day in four inch heels so you can imagine the heaven my feet are in when I rock the NB's. Aaaaahhhh.

P.S. I might pretend you tagged me on this in a future post if I'm dry. :)

Heather said...

My husband drives a 1999 GMC Sierra, and he loves that piece of crap. Ok, ok, so it's not a piece of crap. Just literally every piece attached to it is broken or falling off. But the engine keeps on keepin on.

Miss Grace said...

I can't stand the giant wallet bulge.

Lola said...

What do they say about a woman who drives a gangsta Jeep with a Hemi?

I was going to do this today, as well, thanks to Linda, but I got all cranky when I looked at the boxes of Christmas cards mocking me from the corner of my desk.

Moonspun said...

Maybe your title should be "must have love's for a baddass geek"
I am so with you on New Balance. They have been my sneaker of choice for years. Love them.
Men in pick up trucks turn me on. I'd personally rather drive a truck than a car. My hubby would rather drive a car than a truck. I think our masculine jeans got switched somewhere. Oh well, he can't be totally perfect.

Aunt Becky said...

I always wanted a big ole pickup truck. 'Til I had kidlets and realized it was impractical. Sadly.

Cape Cod Gal said...

I forgot you drive a big ass truck. I think I just fell more in love with you.

If you tell me that you wear jeans and workboots too, I will have to staulk you! (Obviously, I'm far as you know)

Badass Geek said...

Employee No 3699: I appreciate it!

X: Please do! There is nothing quite so horrible as being dry.

Husband: The engine is the most important part, so long as it stays under the hood and not in pieces on the freeway.

Miss Grace: Can you stand other types of bulges?

Lola: I think they say, "Damn."

Moonspun: Trucks are pretty much essential to have in our part of the country. Especially in the winter.

Aunt Becky: Maybe, if you ask nicely, I'll let you drive mine sometime.

Cape Cod Gal: Jeans, definately. I've only spent one day in khaki's in the past year, and that was for my parents anniversary party. As far as workboots? During the winter, definately.

splodge said...

Thanks - I like the way you've opened this up to all of us to use when we're fumbling for words.

I'll probably have to resort to that - my real life time is currently consumed with events which I cannot post about, so I can't think straight.

Y'all have to excuse me if I'm late with my comments.

If you carry a pocket knife in the UK you risk being arrested.

The Word verification is turdsin and it's going to be added into my vocabulary:-D

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