Via Jayski, ESPN reports on David Letterman’s Top Ten list becoming a Top Twelve for a night, with NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship drivers telling of the
top 12 perks of being a NASCAR driver:
- No. 12 — Matt Kenseth: “Crazy gas prices? I don’t care; I’m not payin’.”
- No. 11 — Kevin Harvick: “Bring your helmet to Taco Bell and they’ll fill it up with guacamole, free.”
- No. 10 — Jeff Gordon: “Don’t have to shave your body like Olympic swimmers â€¦ although, why not?”
- No. 9 — Greg Biffle: “Hasselhoff promised me one of those talking cars.”
- No. 8 — Tony Stewart: “I use old checkered flags to make fabulous throw pillows.”
- No. 7 — Jeff Burton: “There’s nothing like going through a car wash at 190 miles per hour.”
- No. 6 — Denny Hamlin: “GPS underpants.”
- No. 5 — Clint Bowyer: “Sorry, I forgot my joke — I was thinking about Jessica Alba — man, she’s hot.”
- No. 4 — Dale Earnhardt Jr.: “Run out of olive oil? A little Quaker State will spruce up any salad.”
- No. 3 — Jimmie Johnson: “Traveling to exotic locations like Martinsville, Virginia, and Dover, Delaware.”
- No. 2 — Carl Edwards: “At high school reunions, it’s fun to ask, ‘So what do you do for a living?’ “
- And the No. 1 perk of being a NASCAR driver — Kyle Busch: “After a race, your ass vibrates for days.”
Sep 12, 2008 Ask Me Weekend
It’s that time again! Let’s see if anyone’s paying attention.
Ask me a question you’d like me to answer in its own blog post. You’ve got all weekend to post, and as long as you don’t post something extremely stupid and offensive (in my sole judgment – don’t worry, no question posted for Ask Me Weekend has yet earned that label), I’ll write an answer for ya.
Have at it!
In an experiment borrowed from one Mr. Merlin Mann, here’s a little post for everyone about what all I’m doing, what I’ve been up to, and where you can find me online (aside from here). Merlin’s trying to do this on a roughly-monthly basis; since I don’t post much, I doubt I’ll do so that often. Anywho, here’s what’s what:
- spent a weekend in New York City for the first time, which was fun.
- saw Glenn Beck’s live stage show from a Victor, NY movie theater.
- attended his third annual NASCAR Pennsylvania 500 race at Pocono Raceway. Incidentally, he also learned, after two and a half years of taking pictures at this race, the best way to shoot pics of cars in motion.
- went to one or two weddings in August.
Oh, and he apparently got married, himself.
Coming up, Pauley:
- will be training to become a Monroe County election inspector for November’s general election.
- will be traveling to Canada more than a few weekends to spend time with his new wife.
- will be starting to fill out immigration paperwork soon so as not to need to travel to see said wife.
- will continue to work on organizing the apartment he moved into about a year ago.
Pauley can be found online at:
- well, here, obviously.
- Twitter, a site where one can post short, SMS-sized messages about what they’re doing at a certain moment.
- Facebook, a social networking site
- Flickr, where I post photos I’ve taken — some of them on my iPhone.
- FriendFeed, a site that brings all of the above (along with a few others sites) together, plus shows you some other links and photos and videos I wanted to share.
I think that’s got the high points covered. Comment if you think something else needs to be here.
For those who hadn’t heard, or didn’t know the date, my wife (!) and I got married last weekend, August 31st. Here are the photos my friend Steve took. For those who know me on Facebook, Yvonne’s been doing a good job of tagging me in any photos people put up there, too.