Tom over at the ever-wonderful If I Ran the Zoo tagged me
with the following far-too-long for how ultimately interesting it is (at least in my case) meme. So here we go....
Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. A vinaigrette with blue cheese chunks. But the Silver Palate Julee's Caesar is my favorite from the bottle.
Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. None. We just don't do that. Does Super Rica count? (On Tuesdays for the sopes.)
Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. Right now, have to say Jar in LA. Who's paying?
Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. 20% on the bill pre-tax.
Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick off of?
A. Cheese, because there are so many kinds.
Q. What is your favorite type of gum?
A. Dang, as in dang-gum it. (Not really a chewer.)
Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. Photos of the boys, of course.
Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. One, as in one too many (but it is baseball season).
Q. What’s your best feature?
A. I will quote (ok, paraphrase) from Desire
when the playing-a-European John Halliday says to Gary Cooper: "America is a big country," and Cooper leans in and says, "Six foot three."
Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. Wisdom teeth. My innocence. Not at the same time.
Q. Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?
Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?
A. Knock on enamel not for awhile, but then again I had so many as a kid I'm now in the "that filling has failed, time for a crown" phase of dentistry.
Q. What is the heaviest item you lifted last?
A. My sorry ass out of bed this morning.
Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. Is that a threat?
Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. Only if I could write a poem as good as Merwin's "On the Anniversary of My Death" about it.Every year without knowing it I have passed the dayWhen the last fires will wave to meAnd the silence will set outTireless travellerLike the beam of a lightless starThen I will no longerFind myself in life as in a strange garmentSurprised at the earthAnd the love of one womanAnd the shamelessness of menAs today writing after three days of rainHearing the wren sing and the falling ceaseAnd bowing not knowing to what
Q. Is love for real?
A. Yes indeedy.
Q. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
A. Zeus. Might as well aim high.
Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
A. A blue shirt is often nicce to match my eyes, but it really depends. If you next ask what I'm wearing now I'm hanging up the phone....
Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. Yes, my words.
Q. Have you ever saved someone’s life?
A. I don't think so, unless as a DJ I saved someone's life way back when. (Whatever happened to In Deep?)
Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. Beyond saving it from being boring and miserable, no. (Thanks, Amy!)
Q. Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000?
A. How about half naked for a mile for $50,000? Or could I run?
Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. Can I choose the person? If so, sure. (Someone warn Johan Santana.)
Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. No way. Pain ain't worth money.
Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. Even under a psuedonym? How would you ever know?
Q. Would you pose nude in a magazine for $250,000?
A. Are magazines that hard up these days?
Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?
A. Do you get the trip to the enmergency room included, or does it come out of the grand?
Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. Well, since I've already done so just for the thrill....Of course not.
Q. Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000?
Q. Give up MySpace forever for $30,000?
A. Does it count as "giving it up" if you've never had it? I'll give up making wild passionate love with Kate Winslet too.
Q: What is in your left pocket?
A. My wallet.
Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. One more cultural moment everyone shares but me, which makes me want to see it even less. (See the Lord of the Rings
Trilogy, or, don't, and be like me.)
Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A. Hardwood, but some rugs on that.
Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A. Why would I sit?
Q: Could you live with roommates?
A. A wife isn't a rommate--she's way better than that.
Q: How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?
Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A. Since they didn't catch me after that perfect murder, I guess it was the speeding ticket the one day a couple years ago going home at lunch to check in on the dogs. Pleading dog care doesn't get you out of a ticket, btw.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. Who says I have to grop up?
Q: Friend you talked to?
A. Real or imaginary?
Q: Last person you called?
A. A photographer we're hiring to cover an event.
Q: First place you went this morning?
A. To the curb to grab the newspaper. (The LA Times
, not the dreaded News-Press
which we cancelled months ago.)
Q: What can you not wait to do?
A. Fnish this damn questionnaire.
Q: What’s the last movie you saw?
A. Seven Chances
. Still enjoying that wonderful Keaton boxset.
Q: Are you a friendly person?
A. To friends, yes.
So, it's tagging time. I turn this meme over to Amy
(sorry, honey--at least I left all the local bloggers you know for you to tag), Cookie Jill
, and James
has hers done. And now Cookie Jill
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