50 Odd Things

Lifted from Lujza.

1. Do you like cheese?
Heck yeah. When I was a kid I used to get a container of parmesean as a joke gift. Favorite these days is Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar.

2. Have you ever smoked heroin?
Um no, not to my knowledge.

3. Do you own a gun?
Yep. Its kept locked up.

4. Your favorite song?
Hard to say as it depends on my mood. I've been enjoying Don Tiki's "The Natives are Restless" alot. Favorite song of all time is probably something classic by The Beatles or Led Zeppelin.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Depends if the exam includes a prostate check.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
They're gross since they're made of leftover meats and dyed to look uniform but the Miller's hot dogs are pretty damned tasty too.

7. Favorite Christmas song?
Mela Kamiki by Jimmy Buffett. Or Christmas in Capetown by Randy Newman.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Coffee and I try to follow it up with the same amount of water.

9. Can you do push ups?
Yeah, a few. I once did 15 one armed pushups.

10. What do you think about your job?
I love it. Kids are almost always a hoot. And, since I'm an unabashed geek, I like messing around with computers all day and resolving other people's problems with them. Its also a totally sweet commute.

11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
The only jewelry I have is a gold wedding band.

12. Favorite hobby?
Going out for long bike rides with my dog through the redwoods. I also love photography but not sure if that counts as a hobby since I've been earning some money by doing it.

13. Bedtime?
I shoot for 11 but usually end up going to bed closer to midnight.

14. Do you have A.D.D.?
No but I am highly distractable.

15. What one trait do you hate about yourself?
I wish I could focus more and see individual tasks through to completion more quickly.

16. Middle Name?
Carl, after my father and his father before him and his father before him. I'm the 13th Carl in the line and Grady is the 14th.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment…
Need to go use the bathroom.
Is my lip healing or getting worse.
Not looking forward to a couple of hours of driving tomorrow even though I'm very much looking forward to the party on the other end.

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday.
Sake, beer and cheesecake.

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
Coffee, diet Coke and Ovaltine (and water, of course).

20. Current worry right now?
Not getting my first paycheck until the 10th of December.

21. Current hate?
People who behave like they are the only people that exist. A pretty prevalent attitude in my town unfortunately.

22. Favorite place to be?
On the beach with my wife, kids and dog.

23. How did you bring in the New Year?
At Pigeon Point up on the coast with my family and my wife's brother and his family. It was a ton of fun.

24. Where would you like to go?
Back to South Africa.

25. Name three people who will complete this.
I can name three people I'd like to read their responses to this since I don't know for sure who will pick it up.
I'd like to read Amy, Ryan and seed.

26. Do you own slippers?
Yes, but I rarely wear them.

27. What shirt are you wearing?
My black OP long sleeve pique.

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
No, not really, too much like a slip n'slide.

29. Can you whistle?
Yep, quite well. I can whistle without pausing for breath because I can whistle while inhaling as well as exhaling. And Grady has learned how to whistle already as well.

30. Favorite color?

31. Would you be a pirate?
No, they smell, they have awful teeth and they live by making other people miserable. I do like rum, swords and firearms though.

32. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Where'd you go? by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

33. Favorite girl’s name?

34. Favorite boy’s name?
Draco, just kidding. I guess I'm partial to Graydon and Sullivan but I've also been a fan of Nicholas for a long time too.

35. What’s in your pocket right now?
My wallet and I had some Super Immunity Boosters from Trader Joe's but I already took them as I'm fighting off a cold (working around so many kids will do that).

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
Gotta be my boys, they are pretty damned funny when they aren't being pretty damned annoying.

37. Best bed sheets as a child?
My Star Wars sheets stand out.

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had?
Blowing my right ankle all to hell and requiring surgery three times including plates and screws. Yeah, that was a tough way to start my sophomore year of college.

39. What happened to 39?
Ten months from now.

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?

41. Who is your loudest friend?
My wife can get loud when she gets worked up. But both of my boys can be excrutiatingly loud with their screeching contests.

42. This was missing from Lujza's 50 so I'll make one up: Favorite gadget?
Probably my Clie UX50 because my Rebel XTi isn't a gadget, its a full on camera.

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
Probably, I'm a pretty nice guy.

44. What’s your favorite quote?
"Winners never quit and quitters never win."

45. What is your favorite book?
A Mantis Carol by Sir Laurens van der Post.

46. What is your favorite candy?
Skor or Watchamacallit or Butterfingers.

47. Favorite Sports Team?
Probably the San Francisco Giants.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
Where'd You Go by the Bosstones.

49. What were you doing 12 AM last night?
Sleeping, like a good boy!

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
"What's that noise?" my wife asked me if someone was going through our garbage.