Yet another batch of 13 questions stolen by stealth from all over Al Gore's creation.
Has anyone told you a secret this week?
Yes, and I was so excited about being trusted like that, that I immediately told the first ten people I saw. (The actual answer is no. No secrets this week, but I'm really hopeful about next week.)
Have you ever given someone a hickey?
….Um…. (No, I'm NOT blushing. My face is sunburned.)
Who was the last person to call you?
Lovely Wife, to remind me to leave the checkbook at home for her. Exciting, eh?
Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
No, I do not THINK so, I KNOW so! And I'm setting up cameras and microphones and I'm going to prove it. Bwah-ha-ha-ha!
Did you watch cartoons as a child?
Of course. Buggs Bunny / Looney Tunes (Yosimite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Daffy, Elmer, etc.); also Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo, Spider Man.
How many siblings do you have?
Big Sister, Younger Brother. Big Brother passed away in 2001.
Are you shy around the opposite sex?
I’m pretty shy around everybody at first. I'm probably more shy around men than women though. I don't know baseball stats or football stats and I despise NASCAR, so to my own detriment, I assume that I have nothing to talk to other men about.
What movie do you know every line to?
Once upon a time, I knew Smokey and the Bandit pretty good. ("Daddy, look at that big, ugly alligator!" "That reminds me, I need to call your mama.") These days I just know a few lines from various movies. I saw Rocket Man again recently. I know a few lines from that. I like books better, I don't like my entertainment to be spoon fed so much.
Yet another way I'm boring.
Do you own any band t-shirts?
Yes, a couple of Disciple ones. I don't go to many concerts any more, the ticket prices are ridiculous.
What is your favorite salad dressing?
Ranch. More boring-ness, I'm afraid. And while we're on the subject, why don't restaurants have Thousand Island any more? That was the big dog before Ranch was invented.
Do you read for fun?
Oh Yeah. Now we're cookin' with gas. A mix of fiction to escape the bonds of this mortal existence for a while, and technical stuff, partly to keep up with changes in engineering for work, and partly because I'm simply a geek and like math and physics related books.
Do you cry a lot?
No. I haven't cried in a few days now. Really though, I rarely cry, but don't you feel all fresh and renewed after a good cry?
Who was the last person to text message you?
I'm 44, not 14; there are no text messages in my world. I hate ALL telephones, especially cell phones and use them as little as possible. I'm an electrical engineer who has to ask Number Two Daughter how to do the simplest things on a cell phone because I don't care enough to learn for myself. I hold the frazzlin' thing upside down half the time and you expect me to be able to retrieve and possibly respond to a text message? Not gonna happen.