Rants, rambles, news and notes from another geek

Friday Five

(from www.fridayfive.org)

  1. What is your most prized posession?

Right now it is probably my TiVo. I know that is stupid, but with my work schedule, new baby and the rest of my life, it is the only way I get to watch the shows I like.

  1. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest?

Actually, this one is easy. I was given a CD player and 5 CDs in 1985. I was a headbanger then and I still have one of those CDs… Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force.

  1. Are you a packrat?

I hate it, but I am. Especially with tech/geek crap. I have a table in my basement where I collect dead computers and electronics so I can dismantle them for the parts. (I occasionally get into building BEAM Robots and the parts are useful.)

  1. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum?

When I walk into a spic-and-span clean house, I like it at first. But when I try to do it myself, I find that I’m spendinig all of my time either “putting things away” or “getting them back out”. So I prefer the look of spic-and-span but I can’t do it.

  1. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there?

No themes. My wife likes photos, so we have lots of those around.