20 Questions

I copied these 20 questions off of Matt Barton’s blog, ’cause he said I could. Feel free to share your answers, especially on your own blog.
1. Explain what ended your last relationship?
I’m currently in a wonderful relationship. My previous relationship ended because it was just too hard on both of us, and it was making us both spiral downward. I know that’s a frustratingly vague answer, but I need to respect her privacy, because she’s a tremendous person and a great friend to me. Neither of us did anything wrong, it was just too hard.
2. When was the last time you shaved?
No comment. I have to admit I pointed out that I wished I had shaved my legs in the emergency room last week when the nurse was putting EKG leads on my legs, and she laughed and said if we looked none of the nurses had shaved their legs in weeks.
3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
It’s not 8 a.m. yet, do I still have to answer the question? Um. I expect I’ll be making some coffee. Usually, I’m scrambling to get the dog out for his morning pee so I can go to work about 8 o’clock.
4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Letting the dog out for his morning pee. Just slighly earlier.
5. Some things you are excited about?
We had a great time Duckpin bowling last night with our friends David and Garrett and Amy. We so need to have a fun social thing. I’m excited that we launched a website yesterday at work that I designed. (If there’s something wrong with it, don’t tell me, I don’t want to know.) I’m excited that I have a day free to work on organizing the house.
6. What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O?
7. Your prom night, what do you remember about it?
Eh. I wasn’t very into the whole prom thing. If I’d been out of the closet in High School, a chance to slow dance with a girl would have been a really high priority, but the idea of being groped by a boy put me off the whole “going to prom” idea. So I would rather have been the groper than the gropee, I guess.
8. Do you have any famous ancestors?
My Dad used to be a VP at Firestone. One of my Dad’s relatives invented some sort of air brakes for trains. And further back in the 1880s or so, one of my relatives was some sort of Military leader in the Prussian Army. Other than that, just a bunch of solid, hard-working private people.
9. Last thing received in the mail?
A present we’re giving to one of my Cousins for Christmas. It’s cool.
10. How many different beverages have you had today?
None, so far. I need to go make coffee.
11. Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine?
For my mom and dad, and a few technophobe friends. Usually I use the e-mails to communicate.
12. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
When you can build a sand mermaid with big boobies over one of your friends, why go around writing your name? Priorities, people!
13. Any plans for Friday night?
Last night, bowling. Next Friday – running around shopping with the relatives in Iowa.
14. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
Not a fan of oceans and never put my head in one.
15. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Well yeah.
16. Do you re-use towels after you shower?
Yes, always. Within reason, of course. I use the same towel about four times, then get a new one. I grew up with five siblings and we all had one towel that was exclusively ours, of different colors. And there were a few spare bath towels for when yours was in the wash, but not enough for all of us, so you had to be sure to work it so you had a spare while yours was being cleaned. And in a house with four brothers who felt it was their job to steal everything first just to spite you, it make sense to learn to re-use your bath towel. Now, of course, I have ten bath towels that are all MINE! Stephanie seems to have the same thing going on, but she was an only child, so I don’t know why she needs so many. Maybe she just loves towels.
17. Describe your keychain(s)?
Why, are you going to steal my car? Oh, wait, this is just a inanimate list of questions. I try to keep the smallest ring possible, but that doesn’t seem to work anymore. I have a ring for my keys, a ring for all those discount cards, and a ring that holds my wi-fi detector — all of which are attached by a carabiner.
18. Where do you keep your change?
I try to keep most of the silver at work in a drawer for sodas, and the pennies go into Stephanie’s giant glass jar.
19. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
I testified at the Human Rights Ordinance hearings in front of the city-county council last year, on my experiences with homophobia and having been fired from a job because I’m gay.
20. What kind of winter coat do you own?
I have two – a puffy blue one for wet weather, and a blue wool one for dry days. I think they’re both within current styles, although they’re on the casual side.

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