Sunday, January 4, 2009

44 Odd Things

44 ODD Things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 44 things about your friends, and let them learn 44 things about you! Send back to me and to several more friends !!

1. Do you like blue cheese? Moderately.
2. Have you ever smoked? No.
3. Do you own a gun? No
4. What flavor of Kool Aid is your favorite? Plain (i.e., just water, with no powder added).
5. Do you get nervous before dentist appointments? Yes.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? I like them but don't really respect them.
7. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life.
8. Favorite thing to drink in the morning? Coffee with milk and Ovaltine.
9. Can you do push ups? Yes. It hurts more than it used to, though.
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring, a half-inch gold band that matches my wife's.
11. Favorite hobby? Writing fanfic.
12. Do you have A.D.D.? A pretty bad case.
13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? Aside from my ADD, which is a perpetual burden, my inability to express anger constructively.
14. Middle name? [Not available, but it's one of those virtue names like Felicity or Constance]
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. A) Methodists sure do sing better than Quakers (I have escorted my frail father to church, and am sitting in an adjoining room).B) The fog this morning was awfully pretty, lit up all dawn-rosy.C) I wish my knee didn't hurt every single day.
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Coffee, water, pomegranate juice.
17. Current worry? Work prospects.
18. Current hate right now? My seeming inability to communicate some very basic truths to a friend.
19. Favorite place to be? Sitting propped up on my bed, with a book or laptop in front of me, a warm mocha to my right and my sweetie to my left.
20. How did you bring in the new year? Alas, New Year's Eve was very unpleasant for me because of a misunderstanding with my wife, but we had a better New Year on January third.
21. Where would you like to go? I'd like to watch a space shuttle landing
.22. Name three people who will complete this: How on Earth should I know?
23. Do you own slippers? Yes. I tend to let them get too old to actually keep my feet warm nor to be comfortable against my soles, but right now I'm wearing some very nice slippers because my sweetie bought them for me.
24. What shirt are you wearing? A red-and-maroon print button-down shirt that is just a bit too short in the body and the sleeves for me but too pretty to get rid of, besides which it was given to me by a dear friend I don't get to see much of anymore. Besides, it was clean.
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Never tried. I have always presumed they would be rather chilly on a cold night.
26. Can you whistle? Yes. wish I had a wider range.
27. Favorite color? Blue. The blue of a clear summer sky.
28. Would you be a pirate? No, pirates steal and hurt people.
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Most often, I take advantage of the white sound of the running water to summon up the hallucination of a Sousa march played by a large marching band.
30. Favorite Girl's Name: Dorothy (my mother's name).
31. Favorite boy's name: Charles (the name of my grandfather, among others).
32. What's in your pocket right now? Cell phone, glasses case, my work schedule for the month, a 3x5 card with some other things I'm supposed to take care of right away, three pairs of disposible vinyl gloves.
33. Last thing that made you laugh? My reaction to one of these questions.
34. What vehicle do you drive? An Isuzi pickup truck, on "long-term loan" from an uncle who is too frail to drive it any longer.
35. Worst injury you've ever had? The hole in my head, if post-surgical wounds count. Otherwise, the chronic-strain injury I have created in my lower back.
36. Do you love where you live? Yes.
37. How many TVs do you have in your house? One. We watch videos once in awhile.
38. Who is your loudest friend? One of the voices in my head, if it really is a friend.
39. Do you have any pets? No, and I am not sure why not.
40. Does someone have a crush on you? Oh, dear, I hope not.
41. Your favorite book? Heavenly Discourse by C.E.S. Wood.
42. Do you collect anything? Not really. I read comic books, and for many years I accumulated them, but one day I discovered that I felt perfectly fine about releasing them back into the wild.
43. Favorite Sports Team? Brooklyn Dodger. Yes, I've heard, but you asked, and that's my answer.
44. What song do you want played at your funeral? Schiller's Ode to Freedom. I'd rather have all of Beethoven's Ninth, but I don't want to demand that much of people's time, so I'll invite them all to go home and YouTube it in my memory later on.

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