Saturday, August 09, 2003

Five Questions

This is kinda cool. I was asked five questions by SilverBlue, and to keep the chain going, the first person that asks in the comments will get their own set of five to post on their blog.

Here are the ones I had to answer:

1. Beef, Chicken, Pork or Shellfish (no RABBIT!)? What's your favorite dish?

Pork. Beef. Chicken. Scallops or shrimp. In that order. Crabs are too much work, and I don’t like lobster or most fish. It’s funny too, because most of my best recipes use chicken. By the way, did you get that one I sent you?

2. What is Rachel (Mookie) REALLY like? (She seems so sweet!)

Rachael is very much her own person. She has a wicked and wry sense of humor. She also tends to keep her feelings to herself, and only occasionally really lets you see her heart. She’s a great listener, but can keep up her end of a serious conversation. She’s generous with her time and herself, with both friends and volunteer work. I’m amazed at the diversity of her friends, because she’s about as anti-clique as you can be. She loves to be foolish, but doesn’t tolerate stupid well.

You rarely see her without a book at hand, on our trips to the library we put a limit on checkouts to whatever fits into a plastic grocery bag. She’s recently and unexpectedly drifted towards the feminine, and although she still owns too many black t-shirts, her school-year purchases this year include many actual blouses and – stunningly to me – a skirt.

So in my (admittedly biased) opinion, she’s a punk.

Oh, one more thing. She was born in Germany, so French people are instinctively afraid of her.

3. On the topic of talking blue rabbits (myself included), do you feel the recent floods of rain in the eastern portion of the United States will have an adverse effect on carrot production?

I hope not. Our dogs love baby carrots as treats.

4. Who is your greatest inspiration and why?

Probably my dad, and next my wife. My dad is the most quietly competent and dignified man I’ve ever met, and I constantly try to be like him. He’s one of those people who, if you give him a hammer and a 2x4, will build you a spiral staircase. He doesn’t let things get him down, and he’s always there for you if you need a friend.

My wife has some serious medical problems. She seldom complains, and we sometimes forget what a challenge each and every day is for her. She’s my best friend too.

5. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do, where would you go, and would you publish a book afterwards?
Good question. Part of me wants to visit a short list of people I think the world would be better off without, and make it so. Another part of me wants to go places where lots of pretty bisexual women get naked. I don’t know if there would be a market for a coffee-table book titled “Evil: Purple Faces and Bulging Eyes”. Being a selfish bastard gentleman, I probably wouldn’t publish the other either.