Thursday, February 26, 2009

More Random Things

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? I share a first name with my father. I don't recommend this. We've had lots of confusion with mail, phone calls, credit reports. For example, when I go to the Jiffy Lube down here in Springville, my dad's info in Bountiful comes up. As for my middle name of Kimball, that's my mom's maiden name.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Hmm, my eyes got a little teary whenI was reading my student papers the other night about drug addiction, abuse, murder, job loss, etc.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? It's OK. But like most everyone else, I do precious little handwriting anymore.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I like tuna at home and smoked turkey at Subway.

DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Oh, yeah. I'm in deep.

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yeah, Iwould be attracted to my own irreverence, humor, sarcasm, lightmindedness, smell, etc.



WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I hate all forms of cereal, which I consider equivalent to dog kibble with tons of sugar added. About every two years, I will chew my way through a bowl of Captain Crunch, but it always scratches up the roof of my mouth.


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? I like to get a double cone at Baskin-Robbins with mint chip and chocolate fudge. At home my favorite is mint chip, but only with lots of little tiny chocolate flakes, not bigger chunks of chocolate.

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Physically, I've never liked having such light-blond hair. Personality-wise, I think I'm too passive and lightminded about too many things, lacking in passion and drive and leadership mojo.

WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Interesting question, but I'm not aware of missing anyone per se. I suppose I wish all my siblings lived in state.

WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? None. I'm just in my garmies, which I use as lounge wear around the house.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Ann is reading the boys stories in the next room, and electronic book keeps making animal sounds, most notably an elephant but also others.

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? I don't watch any sports. They all bore me.

HAIR COLOR? Very light blond, probably with lots of gray/white mixed in that you can't see because it's already all so light.

EYE COLOR? Dominantly blue with some hazel leanings.

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Tried them once and was relieved when one of them tore, because they were uncomfortable to me. I've never felt the need to try them again. I got my wife to stop wearing them too, because they made her eyes look more tired, with circles underneath.

FAVORITE FOOD? I'm not the kind of person to commit to one and only favorite food, but I love all forms of Asian food (especially sushi and Indian), fries with ketchup, ribs, broccoli.

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Scary movies are not fun, but I don't like Hollywood formula movies either. I like the more independent type of stuff, with recent examples including No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood. I also really liked some of the recent raunchy comedies, which I suppose have happy endings, such as Pineapple Express, Role Models, Superbad, etc.

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Hmm, maybe Frost/Nixon? Really enjoyed that one, better than expected.

SUMMER OR WINTER? Don't like either one as well as spring and fall, but probably prefer winter over summer. I enjoy the holidays and the dark evenings, and summer bugs me for a number of reasons that I've written about before.

HUGS OR KISSES? Kisses with my wife, neither for anybody else.

FAVORITE DESSERT? I'm not a big dessert guy, but there are some things I enjoy when I'm in the mood, such as my wife's chocolate-chip cookies.

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I'm currently in the middle of Bleak House, America in Danger, Rough Stone Rolling, and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I'm also in the middle of a novel I'm publishing later this year, Rift by Todd Robert Petersen.

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? An airliner (Jordan made it for us).

WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? I never watch TV, but last night I did watch an episode of Big Love on DVD. I'm only just finishing up season one and am quite engrossed in it.


ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles, by far. I somewhat enjoy a couple of Stones songs, but by and large they do nothing for me, whereas the Beatles fascinate me enough to actually read books about them, let alone own pretty much all their albums.


DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Writing, I suppose, although I'm no magician at it.

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