Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tagged - Mark's Likes and Dislikes

Thanks for the invite, Alabaster .... Made me sit down and think for a bit ....

Mark's Likes....

1. Baseball - far and away, the best pure game ever invented. There's nothing like sitting out by the pool on a hot summer day listening to a game on the radio. Preferably with Vin Scully doing play-by-play. Which is a good segue into Like #2....

2. Satellite Radio - Because I like all kinds of music -- 60s, 70s, 80s, etc. Classical, modern country, classic country, folk, rock, Broadway show tunes, .. and yes, I'll even listen to that damn rap crap. And satellite radio quenches my thirst for all that and more, including broadcasting of every Major League Baseball game throughout the regular season and playoffs. I can't fathom ever going back to over-the-air radio.

3. Summer weather - the hotter and more humid, the better. Here in the northeast U.S. the summers are so short, those sultry days are here and gone in a blink of the eye. I can never get enough. Sunday evenings in the hot summer are for sitting on the front porch listening to Classic Country. Merle Haggard, George Jones, Don Williams ....

4. A certain NFL football team that will remain nameless lest it give away our hometown. But I've been going to their home games for 37 seasons, having missed only a handful of games since I bought my first season ticket at the age of 14 (I'm now 50). There's nothing like the raw excitement of an NFL football game.

5. My life since I've met Jen. Never have I been so happy .. so content .. so in love with anyone in my entire life. Despite the fact we can't be together as much as we'd like (which is 24/7), she brings joy to every minute of my day. She's worth every second of the 50 years it took me to find her.

Mark's Dislikes ...

1. Bette Midler's "The Wind Beneath my Wings". The song just goes right through me .. I like Bette Midler; I actually don't mind the song itself. But put the two together and it's like fingernails on the blackboard. Besides, everyone knows JEN is the wind beneath my wings.

2. Corned beef. 'Tis the season!!! My apologies to the Emerald Isle, but I'd rather eat the TV Guide.

3. Howard Stern. Can somebody tell me how this untalented, homely, cynical moron ever got a job in show business? Some people love this guy, but I can't change the station fast enough when he's on. I do not see the attraction.

4. The long, Northeastern U.S. winters. Yes, I love a fresh snowfall as much as the next guy .. and nothing beats a White Christmas ... but my goodness, when you're watching the cold rain turn to snowflakes on Mother's Day .. well, enough's enough.

5. Motorcycles. OK, I can sense your shock. What red-blooded American male deeply entrenched in a mid-life crisis, who's out having wild sex with a woman other than his wife, doesn't love the freedom of the open road offered up by a Harley-Davidson? That would be me. They're loud, dangerous and frankly, they scare the shit out of me. The last and only time I rode one was as a passenger when I was 19 years old.

And Jen will feel a lot better during those thunderstorms when I'm buried with her underneath the sheets with my tongue planted firmly in her ..... ahem...

And now ... my TAG will be .... none other than Daniel of 29 Pearls in Your Kiss. Good luck, my friend ... Hope you can keep the momentum going ...


  1. Damnit Mark we were gonna sing Wind Beneath Your Wings at your wedding to Jen :P :P :P

    Great likes and dislikes gorgeous~!


  2. Thanks for the tag! This looks fun.

    Re: Like #4 -- My first NFL game was your home town team, about 93 or 94? My uncle's a lifelong fan of of those couple teams from your town, and they're still the ones I root for when it doesn't conflict with the ones from my part of my state. ;-)

    Aren't we cryptic. Lol.

  3. Al: As long as you're naked, you can sing for us anytime --- even Wind Beneath My Wings..

    Daniel: I think those teams in "your part of your state" have met with much greater success than mine. And I'm sure I was at that game you attended back in the mid-90's -- you weren't the drunk guy we found in the Men's bathroom trough that day, were you????

  4. Mark:

    That's true, it's been a good couple of years from the teams from my part of my state. Apart from the baseball team, god bless 'em.

    And pretty sure I wasn't the drunk guy, cause I was about 14. Lol.


  5. I'm with you on Howard Stern and motorcycles but baseball has to be the most boring thing EVER!

    Come on down to FL for some Hot, Humid weather almost all freakin' year!

  6. #3: You should go to Puerto Rico then... The weather's like that, basically all year round!!! ;)


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