My Answers to Questions No One Was Asking

Blair over at The Shameful  Sheep(go check her out) just posted her answers to some random questions. I agree with her that it would be fun to fill out, so here it goes:

What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

I’m going to agree with Blair here and pick Jennifer Lawrence. I know she would be sad that being my sister means she couldn’t date me, but she would have to live with it. She seems like fun.

What would you name your daughter if you had one?

I answered this one 17 years ago. Jessica. Not sure why, but I always liked that name.

What would you name your son if you had one?

I also already answered this one 21 years ago. Bradley. This one took some time. We had to discuss it quite a bit before landing on the name.

What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

This one is hard. I’ve been a TV addict for a long time. I can’t recall one show that really stood out as my absolute favorite. I really liked the Laff A Lympics. Since it is what popped in my head I will go with that.

What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?

I can’t remember what I did when I was eight. I can barely remember what I did last week. Probably something boring. It is always something boring. These days I wear scrubs to work on Halloween because it is easy and comfortable.

Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?

Yes, All of them. Loved all of Harry Potter. Really only liked the first book in the other series, but continued reading anyway.

Do you know who Kermit the frog is?

I do, but here is my dirty little secret: I don’t like the Muppets. Never have, never will.

Have you ever been to Olive Garden?

It’s funny that this one came up. My daughter just mentioned recently that she;s never been. She’s a big fan of breadsticks and wants to try theirs. I guess I will be going back soon.

What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?

I have no idea. I will assume since my younger sister is Kimberly, that that would have been my name had I been a girl.

If you have a nickname, what is it?

It will surprise no one who reads this blog that it is Tater. It came about because of my extreme love of tater tots. The only good thing about my time in jail was the free tater tots.

Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?

Rural. I live in the burbs now and hate it. If I have to be around people, I want to be in a city with a decent transit system and most of what I need within walking distance. If I’m going to have to drive everywhere anyway, I might was well be out where I have some space.

Where did you buy your jeans?

Amazon. I don’t even remember what brand they are.

How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real?

I don’t understand this question. Santa is real. Why are you trying to ruin Christmas?

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Here are mine:
    What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
    Jennifer Lawrence does sound like fun, but I have to go with the late, great, lamented Carrie Fisher.

    What would you name your daughter if you had one?
    Excellent choice on your part! My daughter is also named Jessica; chose the name 34 years ago.

    What would you name your son if you had one?
    My son is Chris – he’s 36.

    What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?
    It has to be Monty Python’s Flying Circus (if I can include high school in my childhood.) The best one was the time my grandmother turned it on, and just about the time we were thinking, “Wow, Grandma’s cooler than we realized,” she snapped, “That’s not the circus!” and changed the channel.
    If I can’t pick Monty Python, I’ll go with Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. “My assistant Jim will now wrestle the python…”

    What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?
    Nothing – we didn’t get to do holidays that year (It’s a long story. I’ll just say my father should never have had kids, except that if he hadn’t I wouldn’t be here to say it.)

    Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?
    Some of Harry Potter, all of Hunger Games, none of Twilight.

    Do you know who Kermit the Frog is?
    Yeah, my kids were big Sesame Street fans.

    Have you ever been to Olive Garden?
    Yes – it’s been a while. The third time they tried to get us drinking wine it started getting funny, especially with us being recovering alcoholics, and after the eighth time it was just dumb.

    What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
    Not a clue. I have no sisters, so no names there. Even as a boy I barely got away with the name James/Jim: the Czech branch of the family wanted (the first time I typed this my fingers came out with “vanted”) to name me Vaclav and the Tennessee hillbilly faction was pushing for Bethel. My mom told them all to have their own babies and name them whatever the hell they wanted.

    If you have a nickname, what is it?
    As a mortar gunner in the Marine Corps I picked up the nickname Short Round after I sort-of-accidentally-on-purpose dropped a few high explosive shells just close enough in front of my company commander to not hurt anyone but to get him to go away and leave us alone. It worked. He wet his pants, very visibly.

    Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?
    Rural, but we’d need it to be within half an hour of town. Peace and quiet, scenery, wildlife, and lower land prices are great, but we need access to stores, restaurants, and fast Internet.

    Where did you buy your jeans?
    It’s been so long I don’t have any, but I think it was CostCo.

    How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real?
    Trick question, right? What’s a Santa? (I said my father shouldn’t have had kids.)

  2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
    I’d have to go with Bette Midler. I love her, and she’d fit right in with my family, but be the not-ready-for-prime-time one.
    What would you name your daughter if you had one?
    Thirty-one years ago, after much struggling, I picked the name Jane (with her father’s help).
    What would you name your son if you had one?
    William or Kennard. I’d probably go with Kennard, since that was my father’s name. William was my grandfather and great-grandfather’s name.
    What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?
    I’m going to have to go with Rocky and Bullwinkle. The whole family loved this show. It fit our sense of humor (except for my mother, who seemed to lack a well-developed sense of humor, sadly) to a tee, like Mad magazine for TV. I have to also give a shout-out to Wild Kingdom, thanks to the previous commenter. He nailed it with the reference to Jim. Hahahahaha.
    What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?
    Not sure, but my mother was very creative with our costumes. It may have been a gypsy fortune teller. That’s certainly the one I recall best.
    Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?
    I’ve only read Hunger Games, all three. I had no desire to read the other two. None at all. When Jane declined to read beyond the third Harry Potter book, I knew I was right on that one.
    Do you know who Kermit the frog is?
    Yes, but not from my childhood.
    Have you ever been to Olive Garden?
    Yes, and I wasn’t really impressed. I think I’ve only been once or twice.
    What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
    I’m going to go with William.
    If you have a nickname, what is it?
    Um, not really. Sara Leigh is easy enough to remember and calls up lots of associations for people. Yeah, try living with always reminding people of pastry.
    Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?
    Well, neither. I’m pretty much of a city girl. If I had to live in one of those, it would have to be a close-in suburb, one that’s like a mini-city on its own.
    Where did you buy your jeans?
    White House|Black Market.
    How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real?
    I embraced fantastic things, so I refused to give up on this wonderful concept until fourth grade. I don’t know what age that works out to. I could probably do the math, but I’ld rather not.

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