Before The Nest gets on with sharing its world this week, I’d like to use my intro to note the passing of American broadcasting legend Regis Philbin this past Sunday at the age of 88. While the number of TV shows he hosted over a career that spanned five decades are too numerous for me to list, I will of course always remember him as the host that literally made the US primetime version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire a smashing success at the turn of the millennium. Regis is the only true celebrity I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting, which of course happened 19 years ago when yours truly (the creepy dumbass in the screenshot above) appeared as a zero dollar winning finalist contestant on the game show in January 2001. Some of you were around when I spent 33 weeks recalling that story from my life on this very blog back in 2014, and there are plenty of glimpses contained within that tale which display just how talented this man was at conducting a TV show. Thanks for the memories, Reege, and we hope that when St. Peter rendered his decision on your final destination, that you gave him your trademark response, “Is that your final answer?”
OK, now let’s share our world with Melanie’s questions for this week!
Are you a clean or messy person?
At work I’m as neat and tidy as possible, which is more than I can say for many of my co-workers. At home, I’m the very definition of a slob, you know, the kind of person who’d have four cans of half empty expired chocolate frosting currently in their icebox. I think the reason for this contradiction is because while I don’t mind living in a mess at all, I don’t want to make other people have to clean up after me, which would be the case anywhere outside of my messy nest. I don’t like to make people do things that I’m perfectly capable of doing myself…
If I asked you to describe yourself in five words – what would they be?
Only five? Dammit, I’m gonna have to ask George to edit down the list…
Do you enjoy being out in nature?
Well, that goes without saying…. if you consider walking around the park to
perv take pictures of squirrels to be “out in nature.” You’d never get me camping, though. Nuh uh. I’d rather sleep in my messy bedroom than in a body condom sleeping bag among the bugs and bears…
What could you spend all day talking about?
Me, myself and I. Now, I generally keep to myself and speak only when spoken to (and sometimes, not even then)…. but if you manage to push the right (or wrong) button and get me going, watch out. I’ll bore your fucking eardrums out talking about anything having to do with me. Nobody at Mecca wants to hear me drone on and on about the good old days at work, but it happens. Wanna know the exciting details behind how my shelf critters got their personalities and quirks? I’ll “entertain” you for hours. Oh, did I ever tell you I was on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Just a couple minutes ago? Oh…. well, wanna hear about it again?
Please feel free to share some gratitude from your life!
Today is Ody’s 11th birthday!