As part of the latest craze to hit the blogosphere, I asked Cel to give me five questions. Here they are, now with answers, too!
1. You’re at an ice cream bar, with every type of ice cream and topping imagineable. What do you put on your sundae?
Surprisingly, I saved this question to last. I would definaltely include chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, and some chocolate sauce. Probably some vanilla, too. I’d skip the cherries, and whipped cream doesn’t really make the ultimate list, either. Probably chocolate chips, and maybe a caramel sauce, or a Heath shell. Not necessarily all at once, though.
2. What’s your favourite colour, and why?
Red. I don’t remember why I chose it in the first place, but I remember (at a young age) thinking that I should change my favorite color to red. Actually, I think was related to the fact that Benny, the youngest character in the Boxcar Children series, liked red. I really liked those books when I was younger.
I still like red, partly because it stands out. I have a few red knit shirts, and I like to wear them. Some years ago, my parents let me choose the color of my room, and I chose red. I liked it then, and never minded it. My room was painted an off-white color when I left for college, though.
3. How would your closest friend/family member describe you? How would you want them to describe you?
You don’t know how long I spent, trying to figure out who would know me best. I think I would be described as nice boy, book smart, it not sreet smart. A good worker, and a good friend. Perhaps a bit of a procrastinator, and maybe a bit easy to read, but a nice guy.
Obviously, I wouldn’t mind most of those descriptions. The book smart thing and the easy to read things are somewhat related. When I look at my communications with other people, I sometimes feel like I’m not getting what they mean. I understand what they say perfectly, but as soon as I try and analyze why they said that, or how they really feel about me, or something else, I feel like I’m just guessing. On the contrary, sometimes people will react to me in a way that makes me think that they can read me like a book. I actually had a rant going about this, but I left it as a draft. It’s like times when I’m nervous about making some silly announcement over the intercom at work, like announcing that a customer’s lights are on, and then I do it, and three people will compliment me on making a good announcement. I know that it wasn’t good enough to be worthy of a compliment, so it must have been that they thought I needed encouragement. As it turns out, I appreciated it right then, but I very soon got to wondering how well I can be read. There have been other instances of this, too. All in all, I’m happy with myself, and my image.
4. What tv show do you never miss? What’s the big attraction to it?
Here is one area where I differ from most folks my age. I have never been really big on television. My family hasn’t, either. We even went almost a whole year without TV, about 3 years ago, after the cable rates went up again. Basic cable now comes with about 50 channels here, and we mainly watched the news, and a few shows, maybe 3 things per week. Later, we got satellite, which was cheaper, and has more channels.
Consequently, I’ve never had a show that I would never miss. For a while, though, I was watching every episode of “8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter”, which I thought was pretty funny. That was before John Ritter died. I haven’t seen the show afterwards, yet. A few summers ago, TV land had The Three Stooges on every afternoon, and I often watched that, but then they stopped showing them.
I guess, actually, my family also watched “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, and watched most episodes until ABC decided to have it on about 9 nights per week. Then we just kind of stopped watching. We aslo watched “Diagnosis Murder”, “Touched by an Angel” and “Kids say the Danrdest things” regularly, while they were on. Both Cosby and Dick Van Dyke are rather funny.
5. What are your top 5 books of all time?
If you asked top five Authors, this would have been a much easier question. I would probably list Agatha Christie, Tom Clancy, John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Stephen Coonts. Books is harder. I think I’ll just list some that I enjoyed.
Seven Dials Society, by Agatha Christie (or some similar title with “Seven Dials”)
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie (Also published as “Ten Little Indians”)
The Client, by John Grisham
Red Storm Rising, by Tom Clancy
The Borrowers, by someone who’s name I’ve forgotten
So there you have it, my 5. I’ve put in for another few, over at PDP, but I think the craze may be over. If you want a set for yourself, give me a holler, and I’ll do what I can for you.
(I’m too lazy to go to Celtic’s Blog and get the official ending, so this will have to do.)