August 5, 2004

35 Questions

Everything you never cared to know about me one way or the other:

1) WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR BEDROOM WALLS?

Purple. (My wife picked it.)

2) WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?

The Pillars of Hercules by Paul Theroux.

3) WHAT’S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

Eric Cartman.

4) FAVORITE BOARD GAME?

Chess. Otherwise you might as well just play one of those “games” on the back of the Froot Loops box.

5) FAVORITE MAGAZINE?

The Atlantic Monthly.

6) FAVORITE SMELL?

What?

7) FAVORITE COLOR?

Blue. I guess.

8) LEAST FAVORITE COLOR?

Brown.

9) HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOUR ANSWERING MACHINE PICKS UP?

Three. I should make it one instead.

10) MOST IMPORTANT MATERIAL THING IN MY LIFE?

My 110-year old house.

11) FAVORITE FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM?

Chocolate. Are there other flavors?

12) DO YOU BREAK THE SPEED LIMIT DAILY?

Yeah, and I get busted for it every six months.

13) DO YOU HAVE A STUFFED ANIMAL IN YOUR ROOM SOMEWHERE?

Hell no.

14) STORMS - COOL OR SCARY?

Cool. Awesome, even. Especially when they’re scary.

15) FAVORITE DRINK?

Red wine. Merlot or cab. Occasionally a nice Chianti. (Hold the fava beans.)

16) WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?

Just before the leaves turn orange.

17) FAVORITE VEGETABLES?

Vegetables are boring, but if I have to eat one I guess I’ll take a carrot.

18) IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Travel writer.

19) IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOR HAIR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If I could have any color hair I would just dye it, now wouldn’t I?

20) HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?

I’m married so, yeah, I’d say so.

21) TOP THREE FAVORITE MOVIES (IN ORDER)?

Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, Blade Runner, and Gattaca

22) DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?

Yep.

23) WHAT’S UNDER YOUR BED?

Nothing. Not even air. My bed sits directly on the floor.

24) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER?

i.

25) FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH ON TV & IN PERSON?

Baseball.

26) WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE BIGGEST FEAR?

Next question…

27) FAVORITE CD OF ALL TIME & RIGHT NOW?

I have no idea what my favorite CD of all time would be. But if I had to pick what my favorite CD is right now it would have to be something by Nick Cave, Dead Can Dance, or Sixteen Horsepower.

28) FAVORITE TV SHOW OF ALL TIME & RIGHT NOW?

Homicide: Life on the Street.

29) HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS?

Definitely not hot dogs except at baseball games and campgrounds.

30) THE COOLEST PLACES YOU’VE EVER BEEN?

Chile. The jungles of Central America. The Sahara.

31) WHAT WALLPAPER AND/OR SCREENSAVER IS ON YOUR COMPUTER RIGHT NOW?

SETI@home.

32) DOES MCDONALD’S SKIMP ON YOUR FRIES & DO YOU CARE?

I only like their breakfast sandwiches.

33) FAVORITE CHAIN RESTAURANT?

Does Starbucks count as a restaurant?

34) IF YOU HAVE A BOY (OR HAVE ANOTHER BOY) WHAT WOULD YOU NAME HIM?

N/A

35) IF YOU COULD LEARN TO PLAY ONE INSTRUMENT OVERNIGHT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The kazoo!


All questions stolen from Mike Silverman.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at August 5, 2004 9:32 PM
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