Scalzi has issued the weekend assignment. Since it is the second assignment, he has switched it up some and challenged us to list our 2nd favorite of the following items: movie, book, album, school teacher, ice cream flavor, sports team, comfort food, celebrity crush, cartoon character and way to relax. In addition, if we feel like it, we can add in any other second favorite we like. It's hard for me to pick a top favorite on some of these items, but I'll still give it a shot. So here goes:
2nd Favorite Movie: "Fight Club" with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. I love a movie that can actually surprise me. This one threw me for a loop. Every time I watch it, I pick up something that I didn't previously catch.
2nd Favorite Book: "Waking the Dead" by Scott Spencer. I actually saw the movie first and loved the movie so much that I bought the book. The movie didn't really make a big splash but was so incredible that I had to read the book and it didn't disappoint me either. Again, it's one of those stories that surprises you and makes you think. Scott Spencer also wrote "Endless Love" which was turned into a movie.
2nd Favorite Album: Movies, Books, and Music are the hardest things for me to select. I have such diverse tastes. So, for this category I decided to think of what music I would want with me if I were on a deserted island and could only pick two. I could listen to Styx - Greatest Hits all day long and not be bored so that's how it made the cut.
2nd Favorite School Teacher: Another toughy! But, I'll select my 6th grade teacher in Pennsylvania - Mr. Cooper. I moved there that year and he took me under his wing.
2nd Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: This was actually my favorite ice cream as a child but got bumped to second place by Breyers All Natural Vanilla. My grandparents would take us to a place called Greenwood Dairies and I always ordered Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. -- Yum!
2nd Favorite Sports Team: I really don't follow sports all that much. I usually just support the local team. So, I'll select the Spurs as my 2nd since I lived in San Antonio and used to follow them when I lived there.
2nd Favorite Comfort Food: I'm not really a comfort food kind of person. But, who wouldn't choose chocolate (except for Irun) as number one. However, when I'm sick I love WonTon Soup, so I'll pick that as my 2nd.
2nd Favorite Celebrity Crush: Growing up he was number one but got pushed to second place when Brad Pitt came along. As such, my second favorite is Jon BonJovi (sorry Lisa).
2nd Favorite Cartoon Character: I'm not a big fan of cartoons. So this is a real challenge for me. But, I guess I'll go with Pepperment Patty.
2nd Favorite Way to Relax: I'm not exactly a relaxing kind of person. I am either engaged in what I am doing or I am sleeping. But, I'll go for watching movies as my second favorite.
For extra credit, I will add one more 2nd Favorite thing.
2nd Favorite Masked Vulgarity: This is a toughy! There are so many. But, I guess I'll have to pick Dang Nabbit!