Courtesy of my friend Bev over at Funny the World, comes this meme du jour:
1. What color is your toothbrush?
Blue and white (it's electrified!)
2. Name one person who made you smile today.
My 12-Step sponsor, Luke.
3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
5. What is your favorite candy bar?
Payday. It's got nuts.
6. Have you ever been to a strip club?
Yes. And before you ask, it was a straight strip club -- I was still working on Wall Street at the time and it was considered part of my job to "entertain" clients. So shut up.
7. What is the last thing you said aloud
"What is the last thing you said aloud." My lips move when I read.
8. What is your favorite ice cream?
Hands down, Butter Pecan.
9. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Coffee. I'm having it now.
10, Do you like your wallet?
I do. It's a Coach. I've had it for about 4 years, but I've had the same model of Coach wallet for about 25 years. It's a tri-fold. It's perfect.
11, What was the last thing you ate?
A turkey and cheese on whole wheat.
12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
Probably. I'm on a shoe-buying binge. The old ones are getting disgusting.
13, The last sporting event you watched?
I watched the Yankees get their asses handed to them by Cleveland yesterday afternoon, but I turned it off after the third inning.
14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
Just plain, preferably with butter. Just like my hero, Bev.
15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to?
I don't "do" text.
16. Ever go camping?
Yes. Every where from Baxter State Park in Maine (where the Appalachian Trail begins) to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. I actually like camping.
17, Do you take vitamins daily?
Yes. Centrum Silver plus a Biotin pill and a B-12 sublingual.
18, Do you go to church every Sunday?
For what? Look, let's get this straight. I believe in God, I just don't believe in YOUR God. Okay?
19, Do you have a tan?
20,Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
No. I'm an equal-opportunity vomiter.
21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
Soda is out because of carbonation. I drink a lot of Crystal Lite.
22, What did your last text message say?
I don't "do" text.
23, What are you doing tomorrow?
25, Look to your left, what do you see?
The window looking south towards Peddie School. It's a nice view.
26, What color is your watch?
Black band, stainless case, black face with white numerals.
27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?
"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and Olivia Newton-John. I'm pretty gay.
29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
I don't "do" fast food.
30. What is your favorite number?
Whichever number will cause me to win MegaMillions.
31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
My friend Richard T. He called last night around 7:30 p.m.
32. Any plans today?
Yup. A 12-Step meeting in Plainsboro, NJ, then maybe a quick trip to Sam's Club.
33. How many states have you lived in?
Seven. In chronological order: Delaware, California, Tennessee, Maryland, Washington (State), New York and New Jersey.
34. Biggest annoyance right now?
Summer traffic on Friday afternoons on the NJ Turnpike (does EVERYONE in New York City have a beach house down the Jersey shore????)
35, Last song listened to?
"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. It's ubiquitous these days. I like his voice so I hope he doesn't become a "one-hit wonder."
36. Can you say the alphabet backwards?
37. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
Only when we rent a beach house. I don't want foreigners to know how we Americans really live.
38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
My Jack Purcell blue canvas sneakers. I would wear them to work if I could.
39. Are you jealous of anyone?
No. It's a pointless waste of energy based, primarily, on self-pity.
40. Is anyone jealous of you?
I would hope not. See 39, above.
41. Do you love anyone?
Yes. Dozens. Am I "in love" with anyone? No.
42. Do any of your friends have children?
Yup. My friends seem to fall into two categories, either "Scorched Earth" or "Be Fruitful and Multiply", but almost nothing in between.
43. What do you usually do during the day?
Oh, blog, read other blogs, blog some more, cop an attitude when asked to actually "work", blog some more, read some more blogs...
44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
No. Wow. That's a change. I don't hate my ex anymore. I wonder when that happened?
45. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?
Yes. Part of my duties include answering phones.
46. What color is your car?
"Arrest Me Red."
47. Do you like cats?
I'd better or my friend Jan would stop talking to me.
48. Are you thinking about someone right now
Yes. My friend Jan.
49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Are you kidding? I live about 20 miles from Six Flags Great Adventure -- I LOVE bodacious roller coasters and Six Flags has got 'em. But the crowds can be overwhelming.
50. How did you get your worst scar?
It's about 12" long and runs down the inside of my left forearm. It's where they harvested a vein (and they were clearly in a hurry when they did it) during my quadruple-bypass surgery five years ago last month. That scar is a constant reminder to me of how badly I used to treat myself and how lucky I am to be alive today.