1. The phone rings. Who do you want it to be?
Kath, but I'd also take any one with good news.
2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Grocery shopping in NYC, when you don't have a car, generally means that you don't use a cart - instead, you use a basket. And when I'm done with the cashier, I generally set my basket on fire.
3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
In general, I'm a listener. But it depends on the context; if I'm surrounded by people I don't know, I'm not even really a participant.
4. Do you take compliments well?
5. Are you an active person?
6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
No, probably not. But then again, if I was alone and lost in the wilderness I'd probably have a total psychotic breakdown and wouldn't really be paying attention near the end.
7. Do you like to ride horses?
No. But it's not as if the opportunity arises that often.
8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
Before my parents got divorced when I was 11, we spent every summer at the New England Music Camp in Maine. After they got divorced, I spent every summer until I was 16 at the Aaron Copland Music and Arts Program in Westchester, NY. And when I needed a summer job, I worked as a counselor/music director at Rosmarins Day Camp. Camp fucking rules. I miss camp.
9. What was your favorite game as a kid?
Probably Monopoly. I liked Life, too. I know there's another one that was totally awesome and I can't remember it.
10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, would you get involved with him/her?
I'm married, so it's a moot point.
11. Are you judgmental?
I am, but I try really, really hard not to be.
12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
In the words of Stephen Colbert, "I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion, be you Hindu, Muslim, or Jewish. I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior." Seriously, though: if religion was that important to the other person, they certainly wouldn't be dating a stubborn agnostic.
13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
My chasing days are long gone, but I did like the chase when it happened.
14. Can you speak another language?
You should hear Kath and I talk to our dogs.
15. If you had to choose, would you rather be deaf or blind?
What about taste? I could do without taste.
16. What's your favorite food?
As much as it pains my arteries to say it, I gotta go with steak au poivre, alongside most any form of potato.
17. Do you know how to shoot a gun?
No. And I suck at Halo.
18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
The puppies. And they're tiny, so I could grab them both very easily.
19. How often do you read books?
As often as I can; right now I'm bookless, and I've been all uptight about it.
20. Do you think more about the past, present or future?
21. What is your favorite children's book?
Tie between Norman Juster's "The Phantom Tollbooth" and Grover's "The Monster At The End of This Book."
22. What color are your eyes?
23. How tall are you?
5'8" and a half.
24. Where is your dream house located?
Probably not far from where I currently live; some swank-ass loft in Manhattan.
25. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Kath, checking in about a family gathering after Christmas.
26. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
You know what? I don't think I ever have, no.
27. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
I can honestly say that I've never been to an Olive Garden.
28. What are your keys on your key chain for?
Apartment, work file cabinet, and the band's rehearsal space (which I'll be turning in shortly).
29. What's your favorite color?
30. Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
My office is a 25-minute subway commute from my apartment... and I haven't really done any daydreaming today.
31. Where is your current pain at?
My current pain is at my brain, which is reeling at the horrendous grammar in that question.
32. Do you like mustard?
Oh yes. Spicy spicy spicy. Probably the only spicy food I can handle.
33. Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
34. Do you look like your mom or dad?
Mom, although I've got my dad's gray hair.
35. How long does it take you in the shower?
I've gotten better in recent years; it used to be upwards of 30 minutes.
36. Can you do splits?
37. What movie do you want to see right now?
The Departed; For Your Consideration; and that new magician movie with Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Jo, and directed by my boy Christopher "Memento" Nolan.
38. Do you put lotion on your dog or cats?
What? We give them baths every other month or so.
39. What did you do for New Year's?
The usual - party at Tillary.
40. Do you think The Grudge was scary?
Didn't see it.
41. What was the cause of your last accident?
I'm relatively accident-free, actually, so I can't remember.
42. Do you own a camera phone?
43. What are you drinking?
44. Was your mom a cheerleader?
45. What's the last letter of your middle name?
46. Who did you vote for on American Idol?
I would have voted for Simon Cowell to die in a fire, but that option was not available, regrettably.
47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
That depends on when Lily and Lola want to come in; generally, between 5-6.
48. Do you like care bears?
49. What do you buy at the movies?
These days, just water - maybe a pretzel. Kath likes the popcorn, though.
50. Do you know how to play poker?
I do. Although I've gotten really, really, REALLY bad.
51. Do you wear your seatbelt?
Only when I'm driving. Which is maybe twice a year. But I'm only in a car maybe twice a year.
52. What do you wear to sleep?
53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown?
I was born in NYC, so I'm sure I can think of a few things. But I grew up about an hour north of the city, and I can't think of anything earth-shatteringly big that's happened up there.
54. How many meals do you eat a day?
Three, with lots of munchie attacks at night.
55. Is your tongue pierced?
56. Do you always read MySpace bulletins?
No, unless I know the poster personally.
57. Do you have pets?
This question should have come before #38.
58. Do you like funny or serious people better?
This is kinda fucked up, but I think I gotta go with serious.
59. Ever been to LA?
The furthest West I've ever been is Provo, Utah.
60. Did you eat a cookie today?
No, but the day is still young.
61. Do you use cuss words in other languages?
No, but I curse enough in English for at least 5 foreign speakers.
62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?
I pay - for actual music. However, I'm most likely going to look into free copies of music software for my forthcoming ProTools setup.
63. Do you hate chocolate?
Do you hate America?
64. What do you and your parents fight about the most?
We haven't fought in at least 10 years, probably.
65. Is your cell usually on vibrate or ring?
Actually, it's on vibrate AND ring, in case I can't feel the vibrations.
66. Are you a gullible person?
I'm doing this freakin' meme, aren't I?
67. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy?
No. But my wife makes me very, very happy indeed.
68. If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what would it be?
Let me cut and paste from the Spinal Tap script:
Marty: If you could not play rock'n roll, what would you do?
David: Be a full time dreamer!
Viv: I'd probably get a bit stupid and start to make a fool
of myself in public, 'cause there wouldn't be a stage to
Derek: Probably work with children.
Mick: As long as there is, you know, sex and drugs, I can do
without the rock'n'roll.
Nigel: Well, I suppose I could, uh, work in a shop of some kind
or... or do uh... freelance... selling of some sort of...
uh... product, you know...
Marty: A salesman, you think you ....
Nigel: A salesman, like, maybe in a haberdasher, or maybe like
a...uh a chapeau shop, or something...you know, like:
"Would you...what size do you wear, sir?"
and then you answer me.
Marty: Uh...seven and a quarter.
Nigel: "I think we have that...", you see, something like that
I could do.
Marty: Yeah...you think you be happy doing something like
Nigel: "No! We're all out, do you wear black?", see, that sort of
thing, I think I could probably muster up.
Marty: Yeah, do you think you'd be happy doing that?
Nigel: Well, I don't know, wh-wh-what are the hours?
69. Are you easy to get along with?
I'd like to think so, but I know I can be a dick.
70. What is your favorite time of day?
The wee hours of the night.