Friday, October 28, 2005

A Note for My 200th

So, here it is. #200. I am pretty proud of the whole thing to be honest. I can't believe I made it. In honor of the momentous occasion, I have decided to give you all a little bit of fun and allow you to ask any question of me that you would like. I will be thoroughly honest and honestly thorough.

I will answer all of the questions in the comments. Now you need not limit your questions to questions about me. This is not a selfish pat on the back kind of thing. I will answer philosophical questions, questions about you, trivia questions. You name the question, I will answer it.

I have always kind of liked the Peanuts strip where I think Lucy answers all of the questions for 25 cents. Well, I won't even charge you the two bits. So, come on folks, "The King is In."


Blogger Kross-Eyed Kitty said... you have a fantasy bog-whore? One that you go to faithfully everyday, without your wife knowing?!
Here via Michele...
congrats on 200!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

Hmmph. I'm responding to your post. You have an undergrad degree in anthro?! Give me a break! I thought I was the only one!

9:07 PM  
Blogger The Wife said...

Here is a question for the King. When you are sittng on the couch watching TV will you ever fold a batch of laundry that is sitting next to you?

9:12 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

A blog whore? Hmmm...I must say honestly that I do not. My wife knows that I visit several very nice women on a regular basis, but since she is reading this over my shoulder, I will definitively say...No! That is an emphatic, NO.

Oh, and Kitty, anthropologists are really just smart people who like to people watch and play in the dirt.

9:15 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Dear Wife,

In response to that question, I will say....Yes, but it will cost you. I will fold the clothes as much as you take the trash out to the trash can. Oh, I can tell this is going to get me in big trouble. Why did I ever make this promise? Hello, couch...

9:17 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

What do you mean that "you know Italian women's shoe sizes?" and how do they differ from other women's shoe sizes?

Michele sent me.

9:32 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Good question, Kenju. Women's shoe sizes in Italy usually run much narrower than sizes here in the States (Not sure about you Canadians out there). Now much depends on the brand of shoe, but for Fendi, the brand I sold, a size 8 shoe will generally run about a size 7 American. It is enough to drive any American woman totally nuts. If you have a narrow foot to begin with the sizes run about the same but I quite often needed to rub the number off the box just to sell the shoe. As for clothing sizes, a size 46 Italian is close to a size 8-10 American. A 42 is about a size 4 and a 38 is only worn by anorexic Japanese teenagers. Really! I can't believe I know this stuff.

9:42 PM  
Blogger jennypenny said...

a drunken police officer in Paraguay huh? that must have been some good times! lol i guess my question would be: how many countries have you lived in or visited?

here from micheles tonight

10:15 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

JennyPenny, I have lived in only two--Paraguay and here in the U.S. I have visited the following countries. Canada, Mexico, French Polynesia, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Honduras and again, the U.S. of A.

10:20 PM  
Blogger John Cowart said...

Wow, you've been to St Augustine, nation's oldest city, which is just down the road from where I live.Archaelogical digs go on there daily. In fact last week Hurricane Wilma uncovered a 200-year-old ship wreck ... so my question is:

As an anthropology student, did you participated in any digs and what sort of thing did you find?

2:47 AM  
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

are you and your queen planning on adding any more princes/princesses to your kingdom?
happy 200th!!!
and are you planning on celebrating with cake and ice cream?

5:22 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Oh, you are dredging up some painful memories. As an anthropology student, you only needed a field school if you were going to pursue a graduate degree. I badly wanted to but a graduate degree in anthropology takes on average 11 years to obtain. At age 34, when I got my BA, I just didn't have 11 years to play with so I never did a field school. My wife has threatened to pay for a field school at Crow Canyon or in Belize for a Christmas present just so I get to do it as that is my humble little dream. That being said, I have visited 30 Mayan sites and probably 15 Anasazi sites here in the West which is more than most PHd students. I will be Indiana Jones at some point, John, but not in the very near future.

5:35 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Okay, Better Safe, my wife liked you at one point, but the idea of another prince/princess in the kingdom just sent her into convulsions. So, no, not in any future that I can imagine. As for the cake and ice cream, I'm a fat guy, where's the whip cream and the maraschino cherry. Bring on the candy sprinkles cause we're gonna have a party.

5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it that makes it extra special?

5:41 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Thanks Daybyday. My favorite holiday is probably Christmas. It's always been a close call with Thanksgiving, but since I have little ones now it is becoming more and more fun to decorate the tree and set out the gifts and drink the Christmas slush. The extra special touches are all my wife's as she makes caramel pull-aparts for breakfast and starts about 15 of those advent calendar thingies. Touchdown and the Teenager absolutely love those things and it's fun to watch them every morning as they find something new. On Christmas Eve, we always have a "testimony" meeting where we tell about our year and what we learned about Christ. That has always been a special thing as well. Good times....

5:52 AM  
Blogger Indigo said...

Congrats on your 200th. Here's my question for you, why does it matter which way the toilet roll is put on?

6:07 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Oh, Indy, you are so naive. I pity the fact that I have to explain this one to you. The whole world will come to a crashing halt if the roll is not put on correctly. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance and yet there are so many of you out there that just don't care. Over-the-toppers unite! Band together and stop the madness. Indy, it just doesn't work if it's not over the top. Anarchy will prevail if certain things don't have order and thought put into them. I hate to be so emphatic about this but the world as we know could be affected unless something is done. It matters greatly. I hope I've made my point clear on this matter. You and the wife, trying to tear down the fabric of human reason and sanity.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

K....Where did you go on your mission and have you been back since coming home?

10:44 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Happy 200th, K!

So, you're a Sagitarrius -- that means you have a birthday coming up... when is it?
A second question (optional, I may be pushing it here) - do you fit the standard Sagitarrius profile?

11:31 AM  
Blogger acoach2 said...

Great dog training blog! Keep up the great work. I have a web site on dog training, so I can relate. It pretty much covers all aspects ofdog training Stop by if you get some time.

7:30 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

I served my mission in the Asuncion, Paraguay mission and you can get a look at that country by clicking on the Encarnacion link on my blogroll. I actually have not been back but my brother who served in Uruguay and I want to go and visit in the next few years. It is my second home for sure.

My birthday is December 10, 1968 so you can all guess my age. As for whether or not I am a typical Sagittarius...I don't know. I am definitely one who loves words and verbal barbs and banter and I'm told that is very typical of Archers. I am very tactless and honest as well. As for irresponsible, I am definitely not that at all. Its a hard call really but I like being an archer and the fact that my wife is one also often means things get quite interesting around here.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Paul Sveda said...

You know, I am drawing a complete blank on anything I could ask. Perhaps the episode of the West Wing erased my thought process, or the brandy & wine. Either way, congrats on the accomplishment and before I leave I must say that Michele sent me..



8:33 PM  
Blogger YellowRose said...

Congrats on your 200th!

My question is, "How did you meet your wife?" I love a good love story! ;)

Here via Micheles!

8:35 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Thanks Paul for the comment.
YellowRose, I met my wife in probably the eighth grade. She was a junior high cheerleader from a rival junior high and I was a basketball player so we saw each other at a basketball game. We then went to the same high school but never dated until 12 years after our high school graduation when her best friend (an ex-girlfriend of mine) e-mailed me to tell me I should date her. I didn't but eventually we hooked up and the rest is history. Not particularly exciting in this version but I can spice it up if you like. It was a torrid affair...

8:50 PM  
Blogger mommy d said...

Why do you know Italian women's shoe sizes? Seems strange unless your wife is a shoe fanatic. Michele sent me tonight!

8:52 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

I worked as a manager of a Fendi shop in Las Vegas and learning shoe sizes was an occupational hazard. I also know clothes sizes and handbag styles as well.

9:00 PM  
Blogger The Complimenting Commenter said...

Congrats on hitting #200! That is great. Very cool blog overall.

My question: If you could compliment anyone, who would it be?

9:04 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Well, Complimenting Commenter, I would probably compliment you for your exceptional good manners first of all, and then I would compliment my wife cause if I didn't then I'd hear about it forever. And lastly, I'd compliment my Teenager for setting a personal best in every event she swam in this weekend. Yippee!!!

9:07 PM  
Blogger WendyWings said...

Congrats on reaching 200 :)
Michele didn't send me but I came over anyway :)

11:24 PM  
Blogger Le laquet said...

200 posts - wahey!! *starts singing* "congratulations and jubilations, da da da da .... I son't know the rest of the words but the thought was here!! or there!"

A question? Ummmm ... where are you and here royal highness planning on going on holiday next?"

12:04 AM  
Blogger WDM Info Services said...

Have you listed your blog in a blog directory?

"real world blog" is what I used to find your blog on google

real world blog

1:10 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

You have the same birthdate as my mother! (different year of course)

4:05 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

The Wife and I are planning a couple of things over the next year. In May/June we are taking the whole family to Washington D.C. to stay with my sister for a week. Do the Smithsonian thing and visit the National Zoo and the Capitol, stuff like that. The Wife and the Teenager have never been so it will be a great trip. After that, the Wife and I will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary, but we don't know where to go. Either the Caribbean or Maui if we had our druthers, but even San Francisco would be nice. We'll just have to see.

5:56 AM  
Anonymous mar said...

Congrats on your 200th. I am here via Michele's, first time. Should I stick to or change to blogger??? Do you play an instrument?

6:18 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Well, mar, an excellent question. My experience with blogger has been quite a good one but I don't do a whole lot of graphics or audio stuff, so what I need is limited and blogger does very well. I saw your blog and it, too, looks nice and professional. In short, stick with what is working. Switching over is a pain. As for an instrument, I play the Wife like a fiddle but that is as far as I go. I always wanted to play the piano but my fingers never really did what I wanted them to do so I got frustrated and gave up quite early. So, no instruments. The Teenager in my house does play the flute and Touchdown plays the recorder and the drums, oh, and today she has the shake-a-shake-a thing.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Le laquet said...

Excellent, Washington is on my "places to see before I am 50" list - it used to be a "places to see before I'm 40" list ... but as I am a scant 8 months younger than you (i.e. just celebrated my 10th 26th birthday) I have now given myself 10 years breathing space!!

Just in case I'm allowed another question (and because people need to know) what are druthers?

Have a great week your majesty!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Indigo said...

I don't buy it, the whole tp roll thing. Nope.

You are exactly 1 day older than my dear hubby. So, from now on when he moans about his birthday and that he's almost 50 (yes, he is dramatic), I'm going to remind him that he's not as old as you so he can quit his whining.

My next question:

Are you ready for NaNo yet? Have you told the wife yet?

7:12 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Okay, so I'm an old fart. Thanks alot for reminding me that I'm a full decade past my 26th birthday. As for druthers, it is a killing of the English language that really means "had rather" as in "I had rather visit the Caribbean than any other place." So if I had my "had rathers"(druthers), I would go there. Probably doesn't make sense, but we all know what it means out here.

I'm older than your husband by exactly one day? I can't catch a break today. As for the other questions. I am ready. I will be posting tomorrow on my preparations. The Wife does know but has no idea what it entails. Should make for an interesting week.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

oh no, the queen no longer likes me. i hope she's not one of those "off with your head" queens!!!
i had no idea that this was a dog training blog, see what happens when i miss a day

8:49 AM  
Blogger utenzi said...

Michele sent me your way, K. It's been a while since I've visited Utah. Except for Dooce, of course.

Congratulations on hitting 200, K. You're a little ahead of me. I think I've got 178 now.

A question, huh? Why do they institute daylight savings time just before the trick-or-treaters could really use the extra hour of light?

6:26 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Good question, Utenzi, but I believe it is for all the trick-or-treaters that wake up at 5:00 A.M. and want to get an early start. I know my kids will be dressed up as Tinkerbell and a Lion right at the crack of dawn and since that is now an hour earlier I am so much happier. Arrrrggggghhhhh!!!!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Um, yeah, since I've never been here, I'll ask the ultimate stupid question: 200 what?

Michele sent me.

6:36 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Karen, not so dumb a question to be honest. It is 200 official posts to this particular blog. In blogger and most other blog sites, the site tracks how many times you post to your blog. This happens to be the 200th time I have posted something. Please come back again.

7:16 PM  
Blogger The Wife said...

Ok, this is getting ridiculous...all weekend long I have been directed to the blog, well fine.

Can you get the phone?
Who is picking up the Teenager?
Indy has a poopy diaper, can you change him?
Have you looked at the paint samples for the accent wall in our room?
Did you take the garbage out?
How much is the loft bunkbed with the desk underneath?
How many pair of underwear did Touchdown go through today?
Who was on the phone?
Can you help me change my fantasy football picks?

Please post another blog soon.

6:41 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

To the wife,

I am.
I always do.
Too many.
I don't remember, not important.
Tomorrow, when I'm not busy.

P.S. I love you.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Indigo said...

Fantasy football picks? The wife plays fantasy football????

Okay, I must address this. You can me Indy, and you call your kid Indy, and your wife just asked if you change Indy's poopy diaper. I'm going to assume she is talking about baby-Indy, not blogger-Indy. Right?

8:26 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Does your diaper needs to be changed? I mean you gotta do what you gotta do.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

Ah no, thanks for askin'

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you get rid of the annoying popup that makes it so I can't right click on your blog? You see I do that to keep your page as it is, and open up other links in a new window (what can I say, i like to keep you page handy). Anway. It's annoying to get that message, and I am too stupid to remember that it's going to happen.

3:16 AM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Uh, Travis, I don't have any idea how to fix whatever is happening to you. I am so sorry, but I am a total dipstick when it comes to this computer mumbo-jumbo.

6:04 AM  

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