Wednesday, June 28, 2006

EDSBS Round Table

Every Day Should Be Saturday took a turn with some Round Table questions. Even though I'm not a blogpoller, I still decided to throw my two cents in. Here goes.

1. Education. List the region of the country you were born in, what universities you attended and at least one other you would have attended if your alma mater didn’t exist.

Born and raised in Ohio - Cleveland area.

BS in Computer Engineering from Notre Dame - thus explaining all the bells and whistles (and lack of artistic eye) on my site. Supposedly doing some grad school work at Ohio U in the near future.

If Notre Dame didn't exist? I looked at Kettering and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Cleveland State is my dad's alma matter. There are also the local options - Case Western, and the Jesuit school John Carroll.

2. Sports Affiliations. List your top 10 favorite teams in all of sports in decending order. For instance, your alma mater’s football team may be number 1, but perhaps there is a professional team that squeezes in before you get to your alma mater’s lacrosse team.

1. Notre Dame football
2. Cleveland Indians
3. Cleveland Browns
4. Notre Dame women's basketball
5. Notre Dame baseball
6. Cleveland Cavaliers
7. Notre Dame men's basketball
8. Any team that wears USA across their chest
9. Any team that wears IRISH across their chest
10. The underdog

3. Movies. List the movie you’ve watched the most, your favorite sports related movie, the movie you secretly love but don’t like to admit it (possibly a chick flick or b film), and the movie you were (or still are) most looking forward to from this summer’s season.

Most: I watch Rudy every time it's on TBS. But it would probably be something that goes back to my childhood: The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music (yeah, I said it), or the Adam West-era Batman.

Favorite Sports Movie: I'll be cliche: Rudy. But, if you play recreational baseball or softball in the Cleveland area, you develop a deep apprecation for Major League and Major League II. Field of Dreams is up there, too.

Secretly Love: 10 Things I Hate About You

4. Music. List your favorite band from middle school, high school, college and today. Also, as with the movies, include the song you secretly love but don’t like to admit. If Nickleback is involved in any of these responses, please give a detailed explanation as to why, god, why.

Middle School: The Monkees - I grew up watching reruns of the show.

High School: When you're 17, and the girl you like is a huge Beatles fan, you start digging through your parents' record collection for their Beatles albums.

College: I would have to define this as my Snoop/Dre phase.

Today: Um, I don't know. I'm all over the place. Should I try to sound classy and mention my new Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane CD?

Secretly Love: Anything by Kelly Clarkson. It's good music. Kelly is "attainable hot," and I may or may not have a thing for passionate women.

5. Books. Favorite book you’ve finished, worst book you’ve finished and the book you really should read but haven’t gotten around to it.

Favorite Book: Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite author. I'd have to go obscure and pick Player Piano, the story of an engineer who decides to give up the business and move to a farm in the middle of nowhere. Sounds like a great idea.

Worst Book I've Finished: If a book is that bad, I just won't finish it. I will admit that I struggled through the first half of Catch-22 until I realized that it was being intentionally absurd. From that point on I couldn't put it down.

Should Read: I didn't finish any book I was assigned in 12th grade. The Great Gatsby, what I read of it, was good, and I keep saying that I'll read the whole thing one day. I also plan to one day read all 1700+ combined pages of Ayn Rand's Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. No, really.

6. Travel. Favorite city you’ve every been to and the one place you still must visit before you shuffle off this mortal coil.

Favorite City: I've only been to the Washington, DC, area once, and I can't wait to get back this summer.

Still Must Visit: My homeland, Slovakia. As I understand it, I'm from the town of Kosice.

7. What do you love most about college football in 20 words or less?

Passion, intensity, pageantry. That I have a blog and am compelled to answer another blog's questions speaks for itself.