August 21, 2008

32 things

1. When were you happiest?
Watching my newborn daughter in her crib smiling up at me some 14 yrs. ago.

2. What is your greatest fear?
Being lost in pitch blackness.

3. What is your earliest memory?
Watching the ambulance take my mom to the hospital so she could give birth to my youngest sister (who's three yrs. younger than me).

4. Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My father-in-law. At at very spry 70, he's not only the coolest guy I know, he's probably the funniest, nicest, most savvy and most loving person as well.

5. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Procrastination.

6. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Arrogance.

7. What was your most embarrassing moment?
Being involved in an incident at my high school the year after I graduated, and which was reported through the AP. The news went national and was widely reported in local news and newspapers across the country.

8. Aside from a property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
A fully restored Datsun 240-Z.

9. What is your most treasured possession?
My daughter (at least until she's 18, right?) ;-)

10. What makes you depressed?
Being lonely.

11. What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My big melon.

12. What is your most unappealing habit?
I spit a lot whenever I'm outside.

13. What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Iron Man's armor.

14. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Watching "Boiling Points" on MTV.

15. What do you owe your parents?
One hell of a lot.

16. To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
A certain friend from HS. Again.

17. What does love feel like?
Indescribable euphoria.

18. What or who is the love of your life?
My daughter.

19. What is your favourite smell?
Outdoor barbecue.

20. Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
Yes.

21. Which living person(s) do you most despise, and why?
Delaware Liberal. They're rock-like stupid.

22. What is the worst job you’ve done?
Grocery store pack-out guy for Pepsi. A pack-out guy stacks the shelves with "product." Back-breaking work for lousy pay.

23. What has been your biggest disappointment?
Not sticking with playing music after college.

24. If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Would have been more motivated with music and athletics.

25. If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Early 60s for the Space Race, and to advise Kennedy and Johnson to leave Vietnam alone. ;-)

26. How do you relax?
Reading, writing, watching TV/movies.

27. How often do you have sex?
Not as often as I'd like! ;-)

28. What is the closest you’ve come to death?
At birth. I was a "yellow baby" -- my blood and my mom's had mixed to a fairly dangerous degree, and it was touch and go there for a little while.

29. What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Enough $$ to retire, pay for daughter's college, and pay off mortgage.

30. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being the dad of one very smart, very creative, very lovely daughter.

31. What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
There's no such thing as a free lunch.

32. Tell us a secret.
I was once very close to a terrorist grenade attack.

(h/t to Duffy.)

Posted by Hube at August 21, 2008 04:38 PM | TrackBack

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"Being involved in an incident at my high school"

You can't leave that one just lying there.

"I was once very close to a terrorist grenade attack"

What!?

Posted by: Duffy at August 22, 2008 08:15 AM

Check your e-mail, Duff!

Posted by: Hube at August 22, 2008 11:41 AM

So, I'm thinking I NEED an email, as well! Or else we can do drinks and you can spill the beans -- all off the record, of course!

Posted by: Mike Matthews at August 23, 2008 10:10 AM

Mike: Name the time and place! I'm always up for a few drinks and good convo!

Posted by: Hube at August 23, 2008 12:18 PM

#32... were you thowing or catching????

Posted by: anoni at August 24, 2008 01:59 PM

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