Saturday, June 23, 2012

a couple blasts from the past ...

sk: I had debated updating "The Ultimate Stevo Quiz" as my next post ... but I'm too damned lazy to change up even five of the questions.

Instead, I was perusing my Facebook page today, and stumbled upon a couple archives of just ... well, how f*cked up I am sometimes.



100 truths
by stevo on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 8:27pm ·
100 Truths...Dare to tell the truth!
After you've filled this out, tag 15 people and have them do the same.

sk: ok, but when i copied this i only counted 91 “truths”, so do i make up 9 new ones at the end? (guy in old school fidelity ad) why not …

1. Last beverage
a glass or three of little penguin shiraz. the dinner of champions! or employees of “company steve works for” …
2. Last phone call
to my brother.
3. Last text message
to chris, lucky dude, ringing in another sunset in clearwater right now …
4. Last song you listened to
“more than this” by matt nathanson.
5. Last time you cried
not sure. my guess is early october.

1. Dated someone twice?
hell no. you break up for a reason(s), why revisit the drama.
2. Been cheated on?
3. Kissed someone & regretted it?
4. Lost someone special?
in hindsight ... yup.
5. Been depressed?
according to the trained professionals, yup.
6. Been drunk and threw up?
(maury voice) our test determined that I have thrown up drunk more than (blank) times.

1. green.
2. red.
3. orange.
4. the baby blue in the chargers’ throwback uniforms. actually that might be number one, now that i think about it.

1. Made new friends
2. Fallen out of love
3. Laughed until you cried
4. Met someone who changed you
5. Found out who your true friends were
6. Found out someone was talking about you
yup, but who cares, you are what you are; if someone has a problem with that, then it sucks to be them.
7. Kissed anyone on your friend's list
fantasy list, no. reality list, only in a friendly manner.
8. How many kids do you want to have
1. but not anytime soon. if it’s a boy, shea marcus. if it’s a girl, bailey nicole.
9. Do you want to change your name
10. What did you do for your last birthday
alcohol, my brother, our buddy chris, and the isle were involved. enough said.
11. What time did you wake up today
12. What were you doing at midnight last night?
13. Name something you CANNOT wait for
august 15! the preseason home opener! the return of kitchen cooked chips! 105 and sunny! ooh, and one final, incredible, amazing grigsby tailgate at arrowhead! (seriously, tailgating is not the same without the entire grigsby clan. At least we get one more crack at it!)
14. Last time you saw your father
last saturday.
15. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life
texas, here i come!!! … in all seriousness, i’m not sure i’d change anything either past or present, no matter how ugly it was or how much i regret it. (“lost” voice) whatever happened, happened. but moving back to the metroplex would not suck …
16. What are you listening to right now
“i saw” by matt nathanson.
17. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom
18. What's getting on your nerves right now?
the revisionist history dick cheney and rush limbaugh are undertaking for the last 8 years. if you don't like the administration you've got, look in the mirror guys, you brought it on yourselves. don't lie about "mission accomplished" or being a "compassionate conservative", you might have maintained your hold on power ...
19. Most visited webpage,, and good friend’s blogs, like

1. What's your name
2. Nicknames
3. Relationship Status
happily not single.
4. Zodiac sign
5. Male or female or transgendered
6. Hair color
light brown most of the year, but the sun turns it blond in the summer.
7. Long or short
8. Height
5 11.
9. Do you have a crush on someone?
10: What do you like about yourself?
that i am comfortable being me. i think the worst thing in life is to hate who you are.
11. Piercings
not gonna happen.
12. Tattoos
not yet, but eventually i’ll enter the early 2000s and get inked up. i am one of the only 3 nba addicts in kc after all, you gotta have ink to root for the league …
13. Righty or lefty

1. First surgery
other than stitches, none that i can recall.
2. First piercing
isn’t gonna happen.
3. First best friend
ben or ryan. one of the two.
4. First sport you joined
soccer. seriously, i think it was like a requirement or something that every joco kid had to be on a team in the shawnee soccer club.
5. First pet
not sure. i think i had a gerbil or a hamster or something when i was really young.
6. First vacation
again, not sure, but i’d guess new york or dallas to visit the family.
7. First concert
wow. i’d guess paul mccartney in 92? can’t remember any before that one.
8. First crush
i’d guess stephanie? can’t remember any before her.

1. Eating
2. Drinking
3. I'm about to
bunker down for some nba playoff action.
4. Listening to
“bent” by matt nathanson. the guy is just incredible live. and go figure, it’s a live cd on itunes i’m listening to …
5. Waiting for
the magical trifecta of prerace perfection sunday morning!!! “taps” by the purdue marching band’s trumpet soloist, as the video boards honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice last year; “god bless america” by florence henderson, and of course, the moment guaranteed to make me have to re-answer the “when was the last time you cried” question earlier … “back home again in indiana” by our good friend, mr. jim nabors! “when i dream about the moonlight on the wabash” as the balloons fly, the greatest moment in motorsports, bar none. well, other than when dario won two years ago, and his better half ashley judd ran down the frontstretch in a revealing dress getting drenched in the rain, that might have been the greatest moment in motorsports …

1. Want kids?
wasn’t this question already asked?
2. Want to get married?
someday. not right now though.
3. Careers in mind?
i would love to get into sports administration. anything other than the hell on earth that i show up most days for now.

1. Lips or eyes?
2. Hugs or kisses?
3. Shorter or taller?
4. Older or Younger?
5. Romantic or spontaneous?
6. Nice stomach or nice arms?
7. Spontaneous or loud?--> spontaneous.
8. Hook-up or relationship?
(see, who says i can't keep an answer short and simple ...)

1. Kissed a stranger?
2. Lost glasses/contacts?
3. Sex on first date?
(bill clinton voice) depends on the definition of the word “date”.
4. Broken someone's heart?
5. Had your own heart broken?
6. Been arrested?
yup. at least the roommate remembered to tivo "the practice" and wrestlemania’s main event during my unfortunate couple hours of incarceration. seriously, you have to love living in a city, a suburb, with so little actual crime, so little actual illegal activity, that failing to pay a speeding ticket 5 freaking days earlier results in your arrest on a sunday night at 9pm in your own home. why i will never move back to johnson county kansas 101 …
7. Turned someone down?
8. Cried when someone died?
9. Liked a friend that is a girl/boy?
yup. she was called "the wife" for a reason ...

1. Yourself?
most of the time.
2. Miracles?
some of the time.
3. Love at first sight
most of the time.
4. Heaven --> yup.
5. Santa Clause
6. Kiss on the first date?
7. Angels

1. Song
depends on my mood: “innocent” by our lady peace if i’m upbeat; “perfect memory” by remy zero if i’m not.
2. CD
“both sides of the gun” by ben harper, or “at the point (live)” by matt nathanson. i refuse to make a choice, they’re both awe inspiring.
3. TV Show
of all time, “nypd blue”. currently on the air, “lost”.
4. “American Idol” Contestant
of all time, the awesomeness that was (and is) blake lewis. this year, matt giraud.
5. Movie
“the devil’s advocate”.
6. Team
(ida mcbeth or rev. hal weeks voice) oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave? o’er the land of the free … and the home … of the … CHIEFS!!!
7. Pastime
either tailgating the day away at the sports complex, or floating in the pool. and a few lucky sundays each summer, both!
8. Roadtrip
three stand out: dallas in 05 for the chiefs / cowboys and celtics / mavs; indy in 06 for the 500; and houston in 07 for the chiefs / texans. if you put a gun to my head and made me pick one … i’d go with indy in 06. that for me was as good as it gets. arguably the best 3 days of my life. one of those “i’d give anything to go back and relive it” kind of weekends.
9. Concert
either “projekt revolution” at sandstone in 2004, ben harper at starlight in a friggin monsoon in 2006, or matt nathanson at the bottleneck last november. another “i refuse to choose” scenario, they all were beyond amazing experiences.

1. Is there one person you want to be with right now?
2. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time?
is this a joke? i’m lucky to just have one!
3. Will you repost this?
isn’t that the whole point of answering this?
4. Did you lie at any of these questions?


by stevo on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 10:42pm ·
I tagged you because I'm hoping you'll fill this out about yourself. I would love to find out more about you! Copy this, paste in a new note, replace my answers with yours and re-post this as your name followed by "ology".

sk: ok. since hannah led this off, i'll make sure she's tagged. (aw ...)

What is your salad dressing of choice?
sk: the "pink stuff" from pizza shoppe. or ranch if that's not available.

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
sk: uncle julio's in fort worth. best restaurant ever! (assuming its still open, i haven't been there in like 4 years. camp bowie at the west freeway, get off on hulen or montgomery, and take the access road south under the west freeway overpass. can't miss it on your right. wait, i do miss it, a lot ...)

in kc, probably heywards (college and antioch).

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
sk: uncle julio's fajita platter. ditto heyward's burnt ends platter(s), nancy's steak kabobs, and anything russ grills on sunday evening after a fun filled day at the pool.

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
sk: chicken, red onion, green peppers, and barbeque sauce. basically what california pizza kitchen makes on their bbq chicken. its that good.

What do you like to put on your toast?
sk: nothing, i don't eat toast.

How many televisions are in your house?
sk: 2. good enough for now.

What color is your cellphone?
sk: black and bruised.

Do you have an iPod?
sk: yup.

Are you right-handed or left-handed?
sk: righty.

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
sk: 5 wisdom teeth, if that counts.

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
sk: my big screen. heavy as holy hell. not that gregg and i got stuck on the steps back in the day trying to move it out of the apartment. its not a two man job, that's for sure.

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
sk: other than by that grizzled veteran known as "alcohol", nope.

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
sk: no.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
sk: i'm good with steve or stevo, so no, i wouldn't change.

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
sk: absolutely, if there was a frosty cold coors light to enjoy with it.

sk: seriously, this is a question? easy, summer. i wish it was 105 and sunny every day! i think any day that the first thought when you roll out of bed is "whoa, its kinda cold, let me grab a t-shirt here", is too cold! what the hell did you think i'd say, spring?

sk: 4th of july. any day built around blowing stuff up, drinking ridiculous amounts of alcohol, getting a ton of sun, and doing it in the name of freedom, that's my kind of day.

Day of the week?
sk: sunday. my one, guaranteed, sleep in, "hit the remote and fire up 90210" morning. and of course, afternoon at the pool or the sports complex more than half of the time. (drew voice) good stuff.

sk: september. football kicks off, nba is barely a month away, and baseball hits the home stretch. plus its still usually in the 80s at worst during the day. what's not to love? (other than its the last good month of the year up here ...)

Missing someone?
sk: no.

sk: surprisingly upbeat, given everything going on.

What are you listening to?
sk: "heartbreak world" by matt nathanson. anything by that guy is golden.

Current worry?
sk: employment status at this time two months from now. as much as i hate my job, its still a dependable paycheck. then again, under this president, unemployment is as well, no way he'll shut off a government payment to anyone! so on second thought, (bobby mcferrin voice) don't worry! be happy!

First place you went this morning?
sk: the bathroom.

What's the last movie you saw?
sk: in the theater, the new "fast and the furious" movie from earlier this year. any movie, i watched one of my two favorites of all time, "saturday night fever", in a pathetically edited format earlier today on some cable channel.

How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
sk: two.

Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
sk: four years ago, during my unfortunate night of incarceration.

Last person you talked to?
sk: my brother.

Last person you hugged?
sk: my mom.

Do you always answer your phone?
sk: not if i don't recognize the number.

It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
sk: a drunk dial. i could lie and say a booty call, but come on, why insult reality. its a drunk dial.

If you could change your eye color what would it be?
sk: i'm good with blue, why change what works.

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
sk: always get cherry added to the coke.

Do you own a digital camera?
sk: yup.

Have you ever had a pet fish?
sk: no.

Favorite Christmas song(s)
sk: religious, "o holy night". secular, "someday at christmas".

What's on your wish list for your birthday?
sk: the chiefs first win at fake mile high. here's hoping dj, kellie, katie and i are there to witness it.

Can you do push ups?
sk: in minimal increments. and please don't ask for a definition of "minimal". use your imagination.

Can you do the splits?
sk: not a shot in hell.

Have you ever been in a car accident?
sk: yup, but neither was my fault.

Do you have an accent?
sk: sadly, no. i thought texas would rub off on me more.

What is the last movie to make you cry?
sk: united 93.

Plans tonight?
sk: finish typing up what i do for my eventual replacement, and enjoy a glass or four of shiraz. (former president bush voice) mission accomplished! y'all can guess which of the two "missions" i actually accomplished ...

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
sk: i know i've hit rock bottom. and rebounded. if i can come back, anyone can.

Name 3 things you bought yesterday.
sk: breakfast quesadillas at work, gas to fill the blazer, a few bottles of little penguin shiraz to get through the next week.

Have you ever been given roses?
sk: nope.

Met someone who changed your life?
sk: nope.

How will you bring in the New Year?
sk: the same way i always do: spend time with friends up until about 10:30ish, then give a convenient (and absolute bullsh*t) excuse to go home, sit on the couch, and raise a glass of champagne to "strokey" dick clark. as long as that man draws breath and hosts abc's coverage, i will ring it in with him on my couch. anyone is free to join me, but as long as "strokey" dick clark is ringing in the new year, i'll spend it with him on my couch. hokey, sure. pathetic, absolutely. a decade long tradition? (sarah palin voice) you betcha!

What song represents you?
sk: just one? i've got four. "i don't wanna be" by gavin degraw. "across the universe" by the beatles. "second place victory" by this day and age. and the one that best fits my style, "no shoes, no shirt, no problems" by kenny chesney.

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
sk: no. i was born for this day, for this age. as was everyone else.

Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
sk: no. close, but not quite.

Do you have any tattoos/piercings?
sk: shockingly, neither. although if i could ever find a tattoo i wanted, i'd get it. piercing, not a shot in hell.

Does anyone love you?
sk: my mommy on occasion. my daddy most of the time. my friends (including my brother) all of the time. so yes, i am loved.

Would you be a pirate?
sk: nope. wouldn't want to live on a boat.

What songs do you sing in the shower?
sk: whatever's on my mind at the time i enter said shower.

Ever had someone sing to you?
sk: probably my mommy as a kid. other than that, no.

Do you like to cuddle?
sk: when somewhat awake, sure, its muy bueno. but when trying to fall asleep, well, i sleep on my side in the fetal position. so unless she rolls my way and makes the effort, it ain't happening until the morning.

Have you held hands with anyone today?
sk: no.

Who was the last person you took a picture of?
sk: ayden. cutest kid ever.

Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
sk: a healthy combination of both. i'd like to think i've held on to the best of both. (aw ...)

Do you like pulpy orange juice?
sk: hell yes! even the concentrate stuff, i won't buy it unless it has pulp.

What is something your friends make fun of you for?
sk: being me. which in their defense, i completely understand. :)

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