Friday Fives – ridin’ with the king


JayavarmanVII.jpgWhat is the oldest thing you own?

Besides myself?  My personal vessel is 48 years old.  Next to that?  Probably my childhood teddy bear.  He isn’t on display anywhere, because the dogs would eat him.  But, I am about 90% sure where he.  If I think of it, I’ll snap a pic and embed it.  I was never that close with my teddy bear, and I have no real memories of it.  Just glad I still have it.

What is the oldest home you’ve lived in?

Prolly the house I grew up in, likely built in the 60s.  Wanna see it?  Click here.  No darkness, no ghosts, hardly even a bad memory.  Excellent childhood on every level.  Hence why I am not a great artist.  Prince, Madonna, Hendrix, Tom Petty, John Lennon, Paul McCartney… all lost their ‘mums’ when they were young.. and spent their lives making up for it.  My mom is still alive, and I am the happiest man on earth about it.  She is still in Phx.

What is the oldest book you’ve read?

Drumroll…. Big surprise… Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland.  That was 1865.  What about the bible?  I never sat and read the bible for personal interest on my free time, despite growing up Catholic.  Don’t judge me!  You didn’t, either.  Like me, and everyone else… the bible was fed to me, and completely unrelateable on every level.  Put god above my parents?  My parents go work every day to raise us.  Then, they come up to feed us.  What does god do in that equation?  Oh… he makes it possible?   Well, that isn’t exactly picking up diapers, though, is it?

What is the oldest electronic device that you still use?

I can tell you the oldest technology I have, and its all weather based.  The actual things are not more than 20 years old, but the technology goes back to when we pretty much lived on ships.  A barometer, and a Galileo thermometer.  So… as for actual devices?  Well, our washer and drier are still kicking, and they are about 20 years old.  I am pretty pleased about that.  Still running, see, because there is no computer anything.  Its all mechanical.

 What is the oldest work of art/architecture that you’ve seen?

Wifey and I have been lucky to travel the world, and I would guess the oldest thing we have seen is Angkor Watt in Cambodia.  I believe it was 1200s, and done mostly big King Jaramayan.  That is likely a WAY bad spelling, but see I didn’t google that.  Its been a few years, but I remember our tour guide well.  He taught us all this while together there for 2 or 3 days.  Ok, let’s google and see how we did with the name and time period.  MAN… I was super close.  It is King Jayavarman


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