These are my answers (from about a month ago) to a really dumb chain e-mail which I got from a really close friend. I’m posting this here just for fun but please, if you get the e-mail, don’t propagate it. Invent something better. These questions are really dumb even for a goofy “getting to know you” meme. I mean, who really cares about the color of the shirt I’m wearing? For the record, even though I answered this thing, I did not forward it on to anyone.
> 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Bart Starr the Green Bay quarterback in the first Superbowl (which is when I was born more or less)
> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I get a little misty-eyed most every day, just reading a sad story in the paper, hearing a song, looking at my daughter….
> 3. Do you like your handwriting?
I actually don’t write cursive — strictly block lettering, ALL CAPS. It looks OK.
> 4 . WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Rouse’s Cajun turkey
> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
One ancient Greek goddess…
> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Used to, like 20-25 years ago. These days I try to avoid it.
> 8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS ?
> 9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Not unless you paid me and it would have to be a bundle.
> 10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
> 11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
> 12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Only when I haven’t bathed recently.
> 13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Anything from Brocato’s
> 14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
I rate everyone on a scale of 1-10 based purely on physical appearance, and never give them a second chance. (Kidding!)
> 15. Favorite Color?
> 16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
> 17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
> 18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
I ain’t playin’ it forward, so no.
> 19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
> 20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
An apple. Royal Gala if you must know.
> 21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The quiet hum of the AC.
> 22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
> 23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Sage. Rosemary. Basil. And other herbs.
> 24.. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Old college friend Amanda who was visiting from Memphis.
> 25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS?
> 26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Does porn count?
> 27. HAIR COLOR ?
It was blond but I guess it’s more brown these days.
> 28. EYE COLOR?
> 29. Do you wear contacts?
> 30. Favorite cuisine?
> 31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy movies with scary endings.
> 32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The original stage version of Sweeney Todd (not the remake with Johnny Depp!)
> 33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
It’s plaid with orange and blue and white.
> 34. Do you like SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer, but the longer I live in the subtropics the more I like winter.
> 35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Depends on the body part.
> 36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
> 37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
> 38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
> 39. What book are you reading now?
From Hell. It’s a graphic novel the library just acquired.
> 40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
> 41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T. V. LAST NIGHT?
n/a… actually Xy was watching CSI so I was subjected to some of that while she gave me a pedicure.
> 42. FAVORITE SOUND?
The quiet hum of the AC.
> 43. ROLLING STONES, BEATLES, OR JON BON JOVI?
> 44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Moscow or Honolulu.
> 45. Any new news in your life?
Our administrative assistant is back at her desk today after being out for a month for surgery.
> 46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
> 47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
> 48. WHAT TIME IS IT NOW?