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9 June 2013
Do you wear slippers?
Slippers, no. My slippers fell apart. But I do wear thick, fuzzy socks
almost all the time. I never go barefoot.
How many pictures are in your living room?
Right now, five (one painting of the SF Bay Bridge and fourVanity Fair
prints of Gilbert & Sullivan folks)
Do you ever watch Brady Bunch reruns?
When the kids were young, and living at home, I watched so many Brady Bunch
reruns that I don't ever need to see one again. Ever.
Are you allergic to anything?
When was the last time you called in sick?
2003, when I had my bike accident (I retired after that)
Have you ever been in a car accident?
A very minor one, where we were sideswiped on the freeway late at night (fortunately
no other traffic). It sent us spinning across 4 lanes and we ended up in the
opposite direction, but no injuries to anybody in either car.
What is your favorite snack food?
So many! Ice cream, potato chips, peanuts, some crackers, a spoonful of peanut
Have you ever seen a tornado?
Only on TV
If you won a million dollars, what would you buy first?
A first class (plane and accommodations) trip to Africa for a photo safari and to see
the children that I sponsor there.
What time is it right now?
Do you think it's cool for men to wear flip-flops?
Weather-wise, of course. Fashion-wise, no.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Four, though I wear Birkenstocks 99% of the time
Do you think you are a hypochondriac?
No. I was a terrible hypochondriac as a kid, growing up claustrophobic in the
era of polio and iron lungs, but I think I've outgrown it.
Do you own a dictionary?
Yes, but I haven't looked at it in years, what with on-line dictionaries. I do,
however, consult a rhyming dictionary frequently.
Where was the last place you went on vacation?
Does the past 4 days in Santa Barbara count? If not, then the last place(s) we
went included Prague, Budapest, lots of towns in Germany and Austria, and, briefly, the
Netherlands, on our cruise along the Rhine and Danube.
Do you talk about your friends behind their back?
Oh sure. You always share things about what your friends are doing with other
friends. It would be pretty dull if you didn't let Friend B know that Friend A was
going on vacation or getting married, or was pregnant, or whatever. If I'm asked NOT
to say anything about something, though, I don't.
Are you actually fat but in complete denial about it?
Heck no. I'm actually fat and it would be silly to deny it...it's out there for
everyone to see!
What color is your mouse pad?
My desktop mousepod has a picture of baby Brianna on it. My laptop mousepad is
a picture of the Cathedral that I bought in Cologne.
Does your kitchen have a theme?
No, unless "messy" is a theme.