Saturday, November 12, 2016

Game of 4's Challenge

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A fellow motoblogger, SonjaM, tagged me in Game of 4's. A challenge in which 4 questions are provided, to be answered by 4 answers to each of the questions, and then to nominate 4 other bloggers. And since this wasn't done on FB, I'll take a crack at it. I tend to ignore posts like that on FB.

The questions are:
1. What is your favourite food?
2. What are your favourite drinks?
3. Places you've been?
4. Names that you're known by?


  1. Sashimi. I like vinegar flavor of the sushi rice but the raw fish is the real star.
  2. Prime rib. If I was to have beef, this would be my choice. 
  3. Roasted vegetables on the grill. Corn, squash, asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.
  4. Would it be against the rules to just say ethnic food? Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Vietnamese, Greek, German, Ethiopian, etc. Just about anything. Even American regional food qualifies. Bridget thought that this was cheating. So, shellfish. Lobster, scallops, crab, etc.
  1. Diet Coke.
  2. Americano. Since I retired, my commute has been riding to College Coffeehouse on the corner of College Road and University Ave to meet with friends and have an americano. I still get a 10% discount with my UAF id. Basically an improvement over brewed coffee which is also good.
  3. Hot chai tea with a little honey
  4. I used to really like grapefruit juice but it is not allowed by one of my medications. 

  1. Barrow. This is kind of the iconic tourist photo of the whale bone arch across the street from the Top of the World hotel. And next to what used to be Brower's, a local restaurant that had pretty decent pho.
  2. Singapore. We went on a treetop hike along these walkways about 10 m up in the trees. Lots of signs warning you not to carry plastic grocery bags as they attract monkeys. We didn't see any monkeys but being up in the trees was a lot cooler since you can feel the breeze.
  3. Ethiopia. My eye was really attracted by this rock wall along side of the road in Bahir Dar. There was a gate indicating that the property on the other side was part of a university.
  4. BC. This is what's left of Bear Glacier along highway 37A in British Columbia. I think Salmon Glacier in Stewart/Hyder was more impressive but I was having Ural problems and didn't feel like venturing up the rough road.

  1. RichardM. The unimaginative name that I've used as a blog nickname.
  2. RichardAK. The equally unimaginative name that I use on quite a few forums when RichardM is already taken.
  3. @rmachida. Another unimaginative identity used on Twitter. I think I've had it since the first few months of their existence.
  4. fxram. The legacy identity used by the university. "f" for Fairbanks campus. "x" for technical staff. I still use this identity all over the place.
And the four moto-bloggers tagged are:
David Masse: Retired, needs something to do
ToadMama: Created the last challenge
Steve Williams: Needs to practice being retired
Coop a.k.a. Coopdway: It should be snowing soon


  1. Thanks, Richard, for being such a good sport. I am definitely with you on the "Ethnic food", and love the variety, too. Looks like you are as fanciful as myself when it comes to nick names ;-)

    1. Yes, not very original on the names. But then again, it makes no sense to hide behind a nickname when your domain has your name. I think that I even have my cell phone number published.

  2. Good stuff Richard. Bridget might have been right with ethnic food being a cheat, but I'd have to agree. I love ethnic foods too. I'll have mine up in a day or two.

    1. Yeah, probably was a cheat. But I had a hard time thinking of another favorite.

  3. Good posting RichardM, guess I need to get hot on my own....

    1. I think it took longer to find pictures. I even thought of digging into the slides but then it may have taken months to complete the post.