“Night Walks”: A Few of My Favorite Things, Part 2

(Sunday morning, 4:30 AM)

Continuing with the ‘Favorites’ from the last post :

Favorite Movie Genres

3. Comedy

2. Fantasy/Sci-Fi

1. Horror

Favorite Music Genre

4. Classic Rock

3. Rap

2. Jazz

1 . Other – I’m not sure if it’s Ambient, Mood, or what, but I have found groups like Moodorama on Spotify, lately, and have become a big fan.

Favorite Music Groups

Choosing 7 from a pool of about 30:

Honorable Mention: The Fugees

7. Outkast

6. Youngblood Brass Band – a great mix of Rap, Spoken Word, Jazz, and Rock

5. Thievery Corporation – I have a good friend, Maria, to thank for introducing me to this group 4 years ago.

Thievery Corporation in Washington DC

4. Beastie Boys

3. 311 – if there’s a group on this list that would get a shocked reaction from others, it’s 311. I first heard them in the late 1990’s, on local radio and in the Entertainment department at the Target I worked at, at that time. I’ve been a big fan since then.

2. Dirty Dozen Brass Band

1 . Public Enemy – I’ve written about PE before. Albums and songs from 1989 – 1991 are still on the current playlists.

Favorite Animal


Favorite Drinks (non-alcoholic; not counting water)

3. Green Tea (which I cannot drink any more – boo)

2. Apple Cider

1 . Mountain Dew

Favorite Drinks (alcoholic; not counting shots)

I very rarely drink, partly due to being on Warfarin, partly due to choice. If I do drink, these are my go-to drinks:

3. Bourbon Barrel Stout, if/when available

2. Whiskey Sour

1 . Bourbon and Coke/Rum and Coke

Favorite Foods

Unfortunately, “ALL THE FOODS” isn’t a choice:

5. Pepperjack Cheeseburger

4. Pizza

3. Baked Spaghetti

2. Cantaloupe

1 . Macaroni and Cheese

Favorite School Subjects/Classes

I’m not going to include Band in these lists:


5. Chemistry I

4. World Civ.

3. Spanish III

2. Chemistry II

1 . U.S. History


2. Chemistry Lab

1 . Unix


Honorable Mention: Political Science I. I wish I had taken this class with Dr. Clayton during a Presidential election year (2004) or a Midterm Election Year (2002, 2006).; I took it in 2003.

5. Calculus III (non-Speed School)

4. Chemistry I

3. Statics. I did not do well in this class but I liked the subject matter, the way the professor taught the class, and the fact that the professor played a little bit of music before class.

2. C Programming

1 . Latin III

JCTC (Jefferson Comm. and Tech. College)

(this list was tough to sort out the order)

Honorable Mention: Introduction to Game Development (online). If the professor had put even 25% more effort into that class (for example: he didn’t grade our first assignments until Week 11 or 12 – 17 assignments into that semester), this would be a Top 3 class.

5. Web Site Design and Production (online)

4. American Government (ESL merged) – this class was interesting, in a number of ways. One of the biggest is that our section was merged with the ESL section, leaving us with a very interesting mix of nationalities in the class. Off of the top of my head, I can remember students from: Iraq, Iran (he was in his late 40s or early 50s, if I had to guess), Turkey (he ended up being one of my good friends), Sudan, Somalia, Niger, and Nigeria. I could make political statements but I’ll refrain. 😉

3. Python I (online)

2. Sociology – the professor shaking my hand and hugging me after the JCTC Awards Ceremony back in May ranks up there as one of my favorite JCTC moments.

1 . Regional Geography of the World – this was an interesting class, made even better by the professor’s style; he would focus more on discussion, rather than reciting from the book or PowerPoints.

WKU, so far (all online)

2. Cultural Diversity in the U.S.

1 . Web Development

Favorite Cartoons/Anime

There was a large pool, and a lot of years, to sift through:

Honorable Mention: Hellsing. This is moving up the list, the more I watch episodes of it.

10. Spider-Man (the cartoon on Fox during the 90’s)

9. Teen Titans: GO!

8. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

7. ThunderCats (the original series)

6. Dragon Ball Z

5. Beast Wars: Transformers

4. X-Men

3. Batman: The Animated Adventures

2. Looney Toons/Merry Melodies

1 . Garfield and Friends

(I know, I left off Tiny Toons and Animaniacs – I couldn’t find a spot to fit them in, esp. Tiny Toons)

So, those, along with the previous blogs, are just a few of my favorite things. Sometimes, writing during slow times at work can lead to ‘interesting’ blog posts.

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