35 Questions

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 1:45 AM

Christopher blogged these questions the other day.

1. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR BEDROOM WALLS?
White.

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I don't read a book, I read books. I'm terrible at sticking to just one book. Right now, I am reading:
  • Misunderestimated by Bill Sammon.
  • End of State (Left Behind Political Series) by Nessa Hart
  • Rumors of Another World by Philip Yancy
  • Learn to Read New Testament Greek and It's Still Greek to Me by David Alan Black
  • Just Started Back Reading: The Remanent by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
  • Planning to Start Back to Soon: Wild at Heartby John Eldredge

I plan to start Rush Limbaugh's second book and some others soon.

3. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
A big Dell logo pad for my main system, a blue (plain) ergonomic pad for my iMac.

4. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?
Monopoly.

5. FAVORITE MAGAZINE?
Time or eWeek

6. FAVORITE SMELL?
Ditto Christopher's choice: Freshly brewed coffee.

7. FAVORITE COLOR?
Ditto dittoing. For the one millionth time green, one of the darker shades.

8. LEAST FAVORITE COLOR?
Pink.

9. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOUR ANSWERING MACHINE PICKS UP?
Four.

10. MOST IMPORTANT MATERIAL THING IN MY LIFE?
As long as I'm following Christopher's lead, I'll say cotton.

11. FAVORITE FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM?
Vanilla.

12. DO YOU BREAK THE SPEED LIMIT DAILY?
No.

13. DO YOU HAVE A STUFFED ANIMAL IN YOUR ROOM SOMEWHERE?
Yes. I collect seasonal ones.

14. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY?
Usually cool. I don't like the really bad ones though — I've had enough hail for a looooooong time. Of course, hail isn't particularly scary, just annoying.

15. FAVORITE DRINK?
Water (filtered or bottled), coffee, iced tea (no sweetener, no lemon), Coke, lime-aide.

16. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?
September 24.

17. FAVORITE VEGETABLES?
Dittoing Christopher again. I love potatoes. Especially baked ones, but also fried, hash browned, mashed, twice baked, scalloped, au gratin, etc. I prefer Yukon Golds.

18. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A job that let me do a bit of everything. If I could only pick something “exciting,” I'd say a politician.

19. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOR HAIR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Brown, just like I have.

20. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
Yes.

21. TOP THREE FAVORITE MOVIES (IN ORDER)?
I'm not sure. I don't think I have favorites like that. Some good ones: The Great Escape, Shrek, Home Alone, The Passion of the Christ

22. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?
Usually, yes.

23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
Boxes, extra blankets, some pillows, an unopened Linksys EtherFast switch.

24. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER?
13

25. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH ON TV & IN PERSON?
Figure skating.

26. WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE BIGGEST FEAR?
I don't think I have a biggest fear.

27. FAVORITE CD OF ALL TIME & RIGHT NOW?
That's tough. Either Declaration by Steven Curtis Chapman or Woven and Spun by Nichole Nordeman

28. FAVORITE TV SHOW OF ALL TIME & RIGHT NOW?
All Time: I Love Lucy (others: I Dream of Jeannie, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Now: The Dick van Dyke Show

29. HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS?
Hot dogs, big kosher hot dogs… the kind Costco has in big packs and at their food court.

30. THE COOLEST PLACES YOU'VE EVER BEEN?
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO.

31. WHAT WALLPAPER AND/OR SCREEN SAVER IS ON YOUR COMPUTER RIGHT NOW?
My G5 has photos from a hike on the Katy Trail (randomly switching). PC has the Mandrake Linux 10 wallpaper at the moment. iMac has one of Apple's wallpaper collection and the PowerBook has the default Panther wallpaper.

32. DOES MCDONALD'S SKIMP ON YOUR FRIES & DO YOU CARE?
Sometimes, but my main concern is that they are hot, like Christopher.

33. FAVORITE CHAIN RESTAURANT?
Hollahan's and the Cracker Barrel.

34. IF YOU HAVE A BOY (OR HAVE ANOTHER BOY) WHAT WOULD YOU NAME HIM?
Mark

35. IF YOU COULD LEARN TO PLAY ONE INSTRUMENT OVERNIGHT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Piano (after all, if you can play the piano/electronic keyboard, you can sound like you play almost anything.)

Also Filed Under: Home: Autobiographical: 35 Questions

RE: 35 Questions
I agree - vanilla icecream is hard to beat :) Although, _adding_ chocolate chips and hazelnut cream does tend to make it even better :D
Posted by Flip - Jul 26, 2004 | 4:10 AM

RE: 35 Questions
A few comments or questions to prove that I read it all: Is the political Left Behind book any good. I am afraid to inform you that Cracker Barrel is evil and from the pit. Just thought I should let you know.
Posted by Christopher - Jul 26, 2004 | 9:14 AM

RE: 35 Questions
1. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR BEDROOM WALLS? White. 2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Stephan King ? Dark Tower Wolves of Calla, George Weigel The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored . 3. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Nothing. 4. FAVORITE BOARD GAME? Pictionary 5. FAVORITE MAGAZINE? VeloNews 6. FAVORITE SMELL? Apple Cinnimon spice. Reminds me of skiing. 7. FAVORITE COLOR? Red 8. LEAST FAVORITE COLOR? Fushia. ;-) 9. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOUR ANSWERING MACHINE PICKS UP? Toll saver so 4 then 2. 10. MOST IMPORTANT MATERIAL THING IN MY LIFE? My running sneakers. 11. FAVORITE FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM? Strawberry. 12. DO YOU BREAK THE SPEED LIMIT DAILY? Yes. Drive about 10miles over the limit in an effort to stay with the flow. Going the limit has you constantly checking the mirror to see if someone is going to rearend you. Plus by going 10 over I get to drive in the middle lane which is much safer. 13. DO YOU HAVE A STUFFED ANIMAL IN YOUR ROOM SOMEWHERE? Yup. Splat the Cat (mockery of the Beanie Babies) and of course Pinky and the Brain. 14. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY? Love um when they are not hurting anyone. 15. FAVORITE DRINK(s)? Smart Water, Cranberry Raspberry juice, Raspberry Zinger Tea. Robert Mondavi 25 annirversay Cabernet Sauvgnon, Mike's Hard Limeoade. 16. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? June. 17. FAVORITE VEGETABLES? Steamed Carrots sliced length wise, Corn, Brocolli with melted Chedder cheese. 18. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Wide Recevier for the New England Patriots. 19. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOR HAIR, WHAT WOULD IT BE? My normal color without the grey. 20. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE? Yes and still am to Lucy. 21. TOP THREE FAVORITE MOVIES (IN ORDER)? Monty Python Holy Grail, Shawshank Redemption, Predator. 22. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS? Yes and no, depends. 23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED? Carpet?? 24. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER? 42. 25. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH ON TV & IN PERSON? Football on TV and in person, Triathlons. 26. WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE BIGGEST FEAR? Losing my wife. 27. FAVORITE CD OF ALL TIME & RIGHT NOW? All Time. Pop ? Dream of the Blue Turtles ? Sting. Jazz ? tie between Dave Brubeck's Time Out and Mile Davis Kind of Blue. Rock&Roll ? 3 way tie -- Van Halen's Fair Warning, Joe Satriani's Time Machine, and Steve Vai's Fire Garden. Heavy Metal ? Megadeth's Rust In Piece Christian ? DC Talk's Supernatural. Classical ? Mozart's 25th. Current Rush ? Chronicles, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones ? Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, Eric Johnson ? Venus Isle, Chopin ? Etudes. 28. FAVORITE TV SHOW OF ALL TIME & RIGHT NOW? All Time: tie between MASH and ST NG. Now: Enterprise, Good Eats and Coupling. 29. HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS? Hamburger. 30. THE COOLEST PLACES YOU'VE EVER BEEN? Without question and without a doubt Maui. 31. WHAT WALLPAPER AND/OR SCREEN SAVER IS ON YOUR COMPUTER RIGHT NOW? Work ? Group shot of Me, Lucy and Zack. Everything else has something from Hubblesite.org. Work saver has the Rally of Finland, home nothing. 32. DOES MCDONALD'S SKIMP ON YOUR FRIES & DO YOU CARE? Don't eat there, ever. 33. FAVORITE CHAIN RESTAURANT(s)? Uno's. 34. IF YOU HAVE A BOY (OR HAVE ANOTHER BOY) WHAT WOULD YOU NAME HIM? No clue at the moment. 35. IF YOU COULD LEARN TO PLAY ONE INSTRUMENT OVERNIGHT, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Guitar. Yes I sorta play now but to really know how to play really well, would be great.
Posted by Mark - Jul 26, 2004 | 2:36 PM

RE: 35 Questions
(mode="crank") Okay, it's nice if you plan on marrying someone, but 35 is otherwise too many to be the least bit entertaining. (/mode)
Posted by Ed Hurst - Jul 26, 2004 | 3:26 PM

RE: 35 Questions
Nice set of questions. It helps when people find your blog and you have to come out with something about yourself. I did my answers in my blog.
Posted by Eduardo - Jul 26, 2004 | 4:45 PM

RE: 35 Questions
BTW Tim, I've made a trackback post but it doesn't show here...
Posted by Eduardo - Jul 26, 2004 | 4:52 PM

RE: 35 Questions
Hey, Tim, is there a sarcasm tag for this blog? I couldn't find it for my last comment.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Jul 26, 2004 | 9:38 PM

RE: 35 Questions
Flip: sounds good to me. Christopher: I'm not as crazy about its writing style, but I would say its plot is better than all but the first few Left Behind books. Very likable characters. It is worth a read, I would say. I'm going to get the next one at the end of the month when it comes out. What's wrong with Cracker Barrel? Ed: It is a lot of questions! Eduardo: My trackback system seems to be broken. I'm waiting it out until I get SAFARI 2.0 working (this isn't SAFARI). Ed: Nope, the sarcasm tag is broken too.
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jul 26, 2004 | 10:17 PM

RE: 35 Questions
Well, doggone it! Okay, I've answered on my own blog.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Jul 26, 2004 | 10:46 PM

RE: 35 Questions
Ed caved! Tim: They like to slide wax paper into people's sandwiches. They will rue the day...
Posted by Christopher - Jul 26, 2004 | 11:54 PM

RE: 35 Questions
Yup, he did. Bwahahahah! Tell me now, do I sense first hand experience concerning Cracker Barrel sandwiches here?
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jul 27, 2004 | 1:05 AM

RE: 35 Questions
You would be correct Tim. I know it was one experience at one of the many Cracker Barrels but it doesn't matter! They are all evil! EVIL! I don't hold grudges long but when it involves my food... ARG...
Posted by Christopher - Jul 27, 2004 | 12:29 PM

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