Sunday, February 28, 2010

Here We Go


I don’t usually do these kinda things, but because she didn’t know my rules I’m gonna go ahead and participate. This is my only meme for 2009-2010. La Fraulein Senorita de San Francisco y Barcelona (how’s that for a title?) is looking for seven things folks don’t know about me. I like her blog, which is earthy and honest; sometimes silly, always frank and really entertaining. She jumps out of airplanes. She’s on my bucket list of people I’d like to meet.

Well, I betcha didn’t know these things about me. Don’t feel bad, I just found out about them myself.
  1. My First Wife and I really, really enjoy Middle Eastern and Persian restaurants. Varied food there, and lamb is cooked/served in a great number of delicious ways. Soups are outta this world! Wanna join us next time?
  2. When I was in the restaurant business I once served David Pogue and his wife. In fact, I gladly paid for their meals. He wrote one of the first (and still the best-selling) “…Dummies” books, Mac for Dummies. He autographed my copy. My First Wife came down to the restaurant to meet him, too. After their meal, we gave them a ride back to their hotel and visited there for a couple of more hours. What a night.
  3. I almost always take a Sunday afternoon nap. I always have. Our whole family always has. You cannot be a Nichols if you don’t. Exception: My First Wife has rarely taken a Sunday afternoon nap.
  4. Friday night, My First Wife and I had a date night. We went in my pickup. First we went to Lowe’s to look at shelving and toilet seats and stuff like that. Then we stopped by the Quik Trip for coffee to go. I held the door for her.
  5. During our marriage, My First Wife and I have moved around the country several times. Therefore, we have been church members in several different Protestant denominations. Our favorite denomination? The Four-Square Gospel.
  6. My First Wife and I have lived in seven states: Georgia, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Missouri, Kansas. Not necessarily in that order. Oh, our kids were with us in most of those states.We currently have grandkids in three of those states. Care to guess which ones?
  7. About five years ago our son was a contestant on Jeopardy. Did you get a chance to see him? He finished second in a close and exciting contest. Did you notice how handsome he is? The question that stumped everybody? "This movie was the first to feature rock 'n' roll music." Stay tuned...

8 comments:

kenju said...

OK, now, 'fess up about your son being on Jeopardy. When was it and how much did he win???!!

Senorita said...

Thank you for doing this. I like your answers. Next time I have to go to the hardware store, I will make sure I go with you so the door gets opened.

But wait, nowadays they have those automatic doors !

Cliff said...

kids in ks tx az

Nothing says big night out like shopping for toilet seats.

yes we'll join you for dinner and pick up the tab to boot.

Rachel said...

Your son must be smart to be on Jeopardy! I hope he won lots of cash!!

Which state did you enjoy living in the most?

Ily said...

Your #4 is hilarious! "I held the door for her." Ay, Pablito...sure you're not Cuban? lol

Love your list!! Now what's the answer to the Jeopardy question?? You know how I feel about cliffhangers!

Happy Monday!

PS - Don't forget to take your camera with you to the mall! :)

Mountain Mama said...

Howdy Paul! I took a look at your blog a day or so ago but didn't have time to comment.
Thanks for stopping by mine. It's always a pleasure to meet new blog friends.
I have been to a few Four Square Churches too and love them. I guess I love any Church where the Lord dwells.
I'm going to add you to my list. Hope it's ok. I like your blog!

jennifer said...

Your date night looking at shelves and toilet seats made me giggle. You couple of wild kids!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh, I wish I would have seen your son on Jeopardy...I love those kind of shows. I hope he won a nice chunk of change. Great answers Paul....