April 10, 2004

Meme's The Word

Ahhh...questions for a Saturday morning! This was shamelessly stolen from Anne who claims to have abducted it from Mac.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4.
"He thought that dying would be easy compared to lying in a box for all the world to see this way." From The Black Brook, an excellent novel by Tom Drury.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
Coffee cup. Thankfully, with some hot coffee still in it.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
The "Roman" episode of Monster House...TiVoed.

4. WITHOUT LOOKING, can you guess what the time is?

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
A few cars driving by on the road not far from the house. And birds.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
I was headed out to dinner last night. I met my wife at our local Thai hangout.

8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
I was over at Amy's site.

9. What are you wearing?
Flannel PJ pants and a long-sleeve fleece sweatshirt-like thing. And socks. Its chilly this morning.

10. Did you dream last night?
Yes. But I'll be damed if I can tell you what it was about. This, however, is a bonus after horrible dreams the night before.

11. When did you last laugh?
See number 8. Amy always cracks me up.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Deep, dark red paint, college diplomas, four overly stuffed bookshelves and a couple small pieces of random art.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
After dinner last night we dropped by a store...there was this guy there who was majorly cross-eyed. Like, so cross-eyed I couldn't believe he could see at all.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
I dig it.

15. What is the last film you saw? In a movie theater?
Last film was the second Tomb Raider flick. It was...well...here's the thing. It would have been okay if it hadn't gone all Lord of the Rings toward the end. If you've seen it you know what I'm talking about. Total jumping of the shark. In theaters, I saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Or Eternal Sunlight of A Beautiful Mind. Or External Scrubbing of a Sunny Disposition. Whatever. It was good. Highly recommended.

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
A good lawyer.

17. Can you tell something about you that no one knows?
Wow. That's tough. Really tough. I just completed the rest of the questions and came back to this one with no good answer. I'll keep thinking...

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
With the wealth that exists, there's no excuse for anyone to go to bed hungry - in this country or in any other. I'd like to change that.

19. Do you like to dance?
No. Unless I'm by myself. And even then its not pretty.

20. George Bush: is he a power-crazy nut case or some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?
Neither. I think he's an average guy who's completely out of his depth. As much as I loathe him, I don't think he's evil. I don't think he's all that bright. I just don't think he has the skill to be the president. Nor has he been able to surround himself with people who have the necessary skills.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
At one point we were digging the name Emma. But now everyone seems to be using our idea. So its back to the drawing board.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
I honestly have no idea. Boys names are impossible for me.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
No, I'm quite happy being a man. Oh! Abroad! Yes, I think it would be a great experience. How cool would Paris be for a year?

Posted by Chris at April 10, 2004 8:29 AM

After being away from "The Rude" for a few days, I'm still the #1 commenter on this post? Well, **I** at least thought it was interesting, and I thought the same thing when I read Anne's. I agree wih the name "Emma" by the way...it's beautiful, but now (unfortunately) is getting TOO popular.

And Paris....ahhhhh...I want to get there before you do just so that I can tease you. ("I'm here and you're not!!! Na-na-na...) :)

Posted by: Zandria at April 12, 2004 10:05 PM