Sunday, May 28, 2006

40 Questions

Forty is a number of cleansing and renewal. Hence the references of rain for forty days and forty nights. Or that guy wandering in the desert for forty years. Actually, I think he just put forty on his taxes, it was really thirty-seven. But none of this has anything to do with what follows.

Recently I encountered two sets of 40 questions, one via email and another posted on another blog. The teenage girl in me yearned to play along and answer the questions, but the wise-cracking teenage boy won out. So I took assorted questions from each and the result is as follows:

Participate with me on this. It's excurciatingly interesting. I only sent this to folks whose answers were sent to me first! This is what you are supposed to do if you have trouble figuring out the obvious, and try not to do more meaningful ways of sharing with others who you are and spoil the fun! Just give in, follow the other sheep, and do it. Copy, do not forward (repeat DO NOT FORWARD), this entire e-mail and paste it into new email. Change all the answers so that they apply to you (and only to you) then send this to a whole bunch of freakin' people you know *including* (repeat INCLUDING) the person who sent it to you. Now this one is difficult, put your name in the subject (repeat PUT YOUR NAME IN THE SUBJECT). The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known useless facts about your friends. It is a fun and easy 40 questions to answer. ;-P

1. First Name: Frank, but I also go by Hot Stuff. Hot Stuff Hashimoto at your service.
2. Were you named after anyone? I was never told that I was, but since my father and grandfather have the same name, I have a fairly good guess.
3. Can you handle the truth? You don't want the truth because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
4. Have you ever eaten dog food? No. But I'm stocking up on cat food for my retirement.
5. How often do you drink? At every meal with occasional sips between. I should probably drink more.
6. Do you talk in your sleep? Nope. Don't snore either. I stayed up all night one night to see and it didn't happen.
7. Have you ever been stung by a bee? Yes, it doesn't hurt much, but I hate all the bloating.
8. When did you last cry? Real men don't cry. American Idol or Meet the Press, I can't remember.
9. What is your favorite lunch meat? Bologna with a splash of oregano and garlic mayo.
10. Kids? Children! Is the word association section?
11. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? If I was another person I would be totally disoriented. I think I would be busy trying to figure out who I am, this other person. Then I would fall madly in love with myself. Just like I am now.
12. Do you have a journal? Nowadays they're called blogs. Get with it people.
13. Do you use sarcasm? No, I gave it up for lent.
14. What are you looking forward to? A computer monitor.
15. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? No! But I do unite them afterward!
16. Do you think you are strong? Physically or mentally?!? The other day I couldn't find the underwear at the store. I was afraid to ask so I just left. But I couldn't push open the door so I spent the night. Does that answer your question?
17. Shoe size? 9.5, 10 If I'm feeling lucky!
18. Red or pink? Pink! No really, PINK! Warning everyone, I'm coming out!!! WOO HOO!!!
19. What is the least favorite thing about yourself? Like I'm gonna tell you. Or I could give you a lame answer. How about my enormous ego?
20. Who do you miss the most? Bill Clinton!!!
21. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Black and blue. This should give you deep insight into who I am! Obviously a filler question.
22. Last thing you ate? Four cups of coffee and an Austrian goat milk Cappacino with Madagascar cinnamon.
23. What are you listening to right now? My inner dialogue telling me to get back to work.
24. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I'll agree with my sister, Cornflower blue. That way I would live forever!
25. What is your favorite smell? Gasoline. No really, gasoline!
26. The first thing you notice about people you are attracted to? You realize you are asking a very superficial question based on purely visual qualities since your very first things you notice are before the other person has openned their mouth. I would say that they look "hot".
27. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Social decorum requires that I say "Yes".
28. Hair color? Salt and Cayenne Pepper by L'Oreal.
29. Eye color? Same as Lake Michigan on any given day.
30. Do you wear contacts? I'm trying to cut back, but the reduced functionallity has been hard to get used to. My toes are screaming in pain.
31. Favorite food? The most expensive thing on the menu. I'm shallow like that.
32. What color shirt are you wearing? White! Fascinating, isn't it!
33. Summer or winter? Spring and fall. I prefer seasons that are also verbs.
34. Favorite dessert? The Sahara
35. Who is most likely to respond? The police. Try it. Dial 911.
36. Least likely to respond? My brother.
37. What is on your mouse pad? That is so old school. Get with the times and get one of those laser pointer mouse thingys.
38. What did you watch last night on TV? Survivor - Extreme Makeover Edition.
39. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Franz Ferdinand or Interpol. Don't look now, but your age is showing.
40. Do you have a special talent? NO! I am a Loser!


Anonymous said...

Okay, I was searching for something on Google, and your blog was one of the results. I read this post, just for the heck of it, even though it had nothing to do with what I was searching for. Your answers to the questions are hilarious! I just wanted to tell you that....

Unknown said...

Cool. Glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun putting it together.