What’s this page about?
A list of questions you may or may not have about me, my blog or anything else. Have a question not answered here? Send me a message or post a comment.
What’s a NSFAQ?
Not So Frequently Asked Question
This name goes back to my college days. In my Sophomore year, I was setting up an e-mail account and after my room-mate came up with his, I had decided on politicalcowboy, due to my strong like for politics and my love of the West.
Are you a real cowboy?
No, I just like to dress western. Just ask any of the real cowboys up in this part of the country, they will agree.
Have you ever ridden a horse?
Yes, and I was sure glad when the K-Mart manager came out and unplugged it! But really, I have ridden a horse. Bucked off? No, though I have been kicked in the ankle by one.
Do you have any other nicknames?
Yes; at work they call me “Scotch Tape.” A co-worker thought he heard another co-worker call me “Scotch Tape” and from then on, the name has just sorta stuck with me.
Are you married?
No, but I wish I were, because somebody out there needs me to kill spiders (and etc…) for her. Killing spiders for myself is kinda boring really. I mean, I see a spider in the house, I kill it, but at this stage, there’s not really any meaning to it…
Are you dating/courting/going out with anyone?
First, I’m not exactly sure what to call it. “Dating” is considered by some to be activity done by a compromising new evangelical; “courting” is viewed by others to be activity done by an extremely old fashioned legalist that has to do everything in quite formal attire; “going out” by far is worse than dating, on the level of a theological liberal. Second, I am praying about it. Right now there are a lot of emotions to sort through. As a male, I have a hard time dealing with all that. In all seriousness, I don’t want to make an entirely emotions-based decision.
What is your occupation?
I work in the deli at my local Wal-Mart. Been with the company for 6 years now; began on overnights, served a short while unloading, and was able to move to the deli.
Are you one of those disgruntled Wal-Mart employees that they show on the evening news?
No. I am quite thankful for my job and for my employer. The company I work for is not perfect (and it wouldn’t matter who I work for, if there were a truly perfect corporation out there, the instant they hired me, it would cease to be perfect, as I am imperfect), but it is a good company to work for.
Does Wal-Mart respond to negative stories about them in the news?
Yes, check out www.walmartfacts.com
Is it true that every city/town in Wyoming starting with the letter C is known for strong winds?
Yes, as well as the ones that start with A, B, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z
What’s it mean to “pull a New York Times?”
To report/comment on something well after the original fact. See my post Peaceful blogging for the sprouting of this phrase on my blog. Conversely, a “reverse New York Times” is reporting/commenting on something well in advance.
What kind of impact has global warming had on Cody, WY?
Apparently, Cody, WY ceased to be part of the globe sometime last year. It’s OK though. So have parts of TX, the Rocky Mountain west, Washington D.C. and oth3er places. Our summer was cooler than it has been, overnight lows this weekend (12/5-6/09) are supposed to be below zero; daytime highs no higher than the 20’s.
Page edited 12/4/2009: because I realized how severely behind the times I was; even the New York Times looked timely compared to this; I’ve been in the deli and off overnights how long now???? Sheesh! Also an update was made on 12/5/09 at the request of the unofficial official grammarian (whose mother ironically has a birthday on the same day) to correct an answer into the use of the subjunctive. Also, I added some further information to the aforementioned answer. Also, another question has been added.