Do you button shirts top-to-bottom or bottom-to-top?Top to bottom. Soup
What is your favorite sandwich?Creamy peanut butter and homemade strawberry jelly. Salad
What was a family project you helped work on as a child?My dad let me help out on lots of projects growing up. We had one house that we repainted every room, took down wallpaper, redid tile and flooring and built an entire room in the basement on it. Main Course
When have you acted phony?I wouldn't say it's so much phony as during some of my job interviews last year, I suppressed some of parts of my personality. Like I wouldn't be happy-go-lucky but a but more serious and professional. Again, it's not acting phony so much as trying to present myself as a hard worker who was professional and be a good fit for the organization. Dessert
Do you write letters or postcards? If so, to whom?You know, with e-mail I don't do this as much anymore. Aloha Friday
What idiotic things have you done for love?
Oh goodness, where do I begin and not sound bitter about it? Cause golly, it's a long list. Certainly I've never pulled a Dustin Hoffman from The Graduate to be sure....but hey, give me time. And it never seems to end well...Yeah, Tom Hanks will definitely not be playing me in a romantic comedy with Meg Ryan any time soon...
What do you do to stop hiccups?
I tend to try to scare myself or hold my breath. Or drink a glass of water slowly.
Play the Boo-Yay game. Tell us about a “boo” and a “yay” from the past week.
Boo - The Titans and Redskins both lost.
Yay - My sister and my nephew celebrated their b'days this week. And we just got news...my nephew had to have some hearing tests done--they were worried about his upper range hearing. And he is fine...so that is good news. Casual Curiositythe art of Pablo Picasso
That I honestly don't know as much about it as I should....Health insuranceThat it's one of those things that you don't appreciate it as much until you have to pay for your own individual policy and realize--wow, it costs a lot. But you know, you can't afford to really be without it. the year 1937It was a good year....a lot of stuff happened. AntsWhy is it when I think of this, I hear the old joke from childhood that goes...What did the Pink Panther say when he stepped on an ant? Dead-ant, Dead-ant....Ballroom dancingI'd so love to have the ability to dance but I've got two left feet. I remember in junior high, we had dance as part of P.E. once a week. Yeah, that was traumatic...I mean, first of all, we all worried which girl we'd be paired up with to dance and then you had to worry--will I step on her feet and look like a fool? Of course, it's not like any of this really stuck since this was the early 80s and the guy teaching dance was stuck in the 70s...so if you need some bad discoing done, I am your guy. We did some dance to Copacbana and then some song about two pinapples and shaking a tree--I mean, this dance was choreographed to this one song that I have no idea what it is, so it's useless to me now! But I still vaguely recall it and should I hear the song, I might be able to show you the routine....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/21/2005 09:25:00 AM