Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Random Factoids about Moi

Five names you go by:
1. Chris (in person)
2. Christopher (in print, so I'm not mistaken for female)
3. Jimmy or Jimbo (my weird, random nickname at work)
4. Bigs
5. Bigsy (the Australian version of Bigs)

Two of your favorite smells:
1. Ground coffee
2. Anything printed with ink (I'm a sniffer of printed matter)

Three things you are wearing right now:
1. Mormon garments (clean too, I might add)
2. Khaki pants
3. Brown leather slip-on shoes that are sort of cloggish

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. To feel secure about my career (I feel queasy about my future the majority of every day)
2. To have enough free time to work on a novel

Two things you did last night:
1. Read Diary of a Wimpy Kid to the boys in their blanket tent
2. Tossed and turned with gas blasting out both ends all night

Two last things you cried over:
1. Felt some eye moisture while watching Glenn Beck's conversion story on DVD
2. Felt some eye moisture while reading student papers about abuse, addiction, murder, etc.

Two things you ate today:
1. A steak burrito on whole-wheat tortilla at Cafe Rio
2. Two boiled eggs for breakfast

Two people you last talked to on the phone:
1. My wife
2. The nurse with my colonoscopy results (the one polyp taken was benign)

Five favorite bands/songs (these are not necessarily my top five, just the first five faves that come to mind):
1. Stereolab
2. Radiohead
3. Beatles
4. Black Sabbath (until Ozzy left)
5. The Cars (first three albums only)

Two things that you are proud of:
1. Having published five books
2. Having done the treadmill three times a week for over five years now

Two things that you are not proud of:
1. That my triglycerides are high from too much fat in my diet
2. That I don't enjoy being a Mormon much even though I believe in it

Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
1. Try to catch up at work on the catalog, video scripts, etc.
2. Teach my night class at Utah Valley University

Two longest car rides:
1. In 1990 I drove from Boston to Salt Lake City when I moved
2. In 1995 I did a three-week road trip from Salt Lake City to Washington D.C., New York City, Palmyra, Kirtland, and Nauvoo—and then back again

Two favorite beverages:
1. Coke
2. Sharps

Two of your favorite memories:
1. Going on a trip to London and Paris with just my wife
2. Growing up in Rancho Palos Verdes, California until age 10


Montgomery Q said...

What's Sharps? I think I will try and find some for lunch.

You forgot my nickname for you, Chrissy.

Boy Mom said...

Hey, I'm not sure how i ended up here but nice to meet you.

Montgomery just gave me a copy of Mormon Tabernacle Enquirer. So informative thanks for keeping your key board poised over the throbbing pulse of Mormonism... wait, is throbbing a bad word?

Cafe Rio has whole wheat tortillas? Who knew!