Okay, I'll cave - here are my 50 answers...

1. Do you like blue cheese?
Hell.No. along with horseradish and wasabi – can’t stand it.

2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette?
among other things…

3. Do you own a gun?
no, though I might if I lived alone – River, my wife, hates them.

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
What’s Sonic?
A Sonic is a burger joint (should I use this word after #2?) here in the States.
I don’t usually eat there, and when I do I drink Coke, with no additional additives.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Only where dentists are concerned.

6. Do you like hot-dogs?
Piping hot.

7. Favorite Christmas Song?
Weird Al’s “Christmas at Ground Zero” among other assorted irreverant songs…

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Chocolate milk, ice cold.

9. Can you do push-ups?

10. What’s your favorite meal?
River’s ceasar salad, sometimes with chicken, sometimes with salmon, often plain is just fine it’s so good.

11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
I have a cut and polished red saphire (also called a Carolina Ruby, mined from the Apalachian Mountains) mounted in silver on an uncut red saphire chunk. Pretty cool looking.

12. Favorite hobby?
Dungeons and Dragons. Work to live, live to Game!!

13. Do you work with people who idolize you?
I am a solo entrepreneur, but my clients love me. Does that count?

14. Name a trait that you hate about yourself?
I don’t always speak my mind when I probably should.

16. Middle name?

17. Name 3 thoughts at this moment:
I should be outside moving things in from the storm, but nooo – here I sit.
It is nasty humid outside.
Why am I always in pain? Oh, yeah, I remember now…

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday:
a new pump and hose for the fountain, new lights for the fountain, chinese for dinner – I’m such a good cook!

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
water, OJ, milk – sorry, drank my share (and some of yours) of booze between the ages of 16 and 36. Now more than a couple fo drinks leaves me hurting for at least one long day. Still, I like whiskey and beer and tequila and vodka and probably Crown the best, which hurts me the most, go figure…

20. Current worry right now?
I can only pick one, right? How about the economy? I’m invested, so it’s a bit ugly but I should be well positioned if it ever turns around. More personal, you say? Well, I’m worried that my physical pain is going to cause me to stop doing what I love (massage therapy) and prevent me from taking up something to replace it (photography).

21. Current hate right now?
I try not to hate; it only leads to suffering.

22. Favorite place to be?
In bed with my wife.

23. How did you bring in New Years?
work work work

24. Favorite place to go?
Anywhere there are mountains, I guess.

25. What is your most recurring dream?
I have a dream where I’m driving on an expressway, going up an incline, cresting, and suddenly the road is gone. Not a lot of fun, but there it is.

26. Introvert or extrovert?
I’m introverted, though not as much as I used to be – thank you sex, drugs and rock&roll!

27. What color shirt are you wearing?
you caught me in my morning walk clothes – white undershirt – but I usually wear a tanktop in the summer and a t-shirt with a fantasy scene (You know, knights and dragons and wizards and stuff) in the winter.

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I might have done that once… I think I slept okay.

29. Can you whistle?
Sort of. You have to be close to hear it, but it is shrill so you might not want to.

30. Favorite color(s)?
Dark colors, like hunter green or midnight blue

31. Would you be a pirate?
Aren’t I?

32. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Whatever is in my head, and sometimes something of my own that makes no sense to the casual listener…

33. Favorite girl’s name?

34. Favorite boy’s name?
not Chad

35. What’s in your pocket right now?
empty as a whore house at mid-day mass

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
my daughter

37. Bed sheets as a child?
let’s see… clear out the fog… I think I had some cowboy sheets, some NFL sheets.

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had?
Do I have to pick just one? Okay, so I was 14, playing football, and had to go in the bull pen because I jumped offsides during practice. That’s where the whole team makes a circle and you’re in the middle; the coach calls out a team mate who has to try and knock you down; you have to keep your feet and the ball. We went around once and no one knocked me down so the coaches had me stay in for another round (assholes). Coach Gomez went up to the new recruit (illegally obtained from a senior high school) and told him to put me on my ass. He was at least 100 lbs bigger than me, but I was so mad I wasn’t going to back down. He charged and when he got close I launched into him with everything I had. That’s the last thing I remember. I woke up some time later, probably within a few minutes of the impact, and all I could see was a blinding white light; all I could feel was pain. Coach Crowley walked over and told me to “rub some dirt on it.” They rushed Robby to the hospital with a broken collarbone and left me lying there! I did get help from the assistant pastor (yes, this was a private christian school, though the coaches were hired from the Air Force Base) who managed to get me to the locker room. It took about an hour to get my pads off ‘cause every movement was agony. I was in bed for a couple days and hobbled for a couple weeks and took weekly visits to the Chiropractor for a year before most of the problem was resolved. I did rejoin the team when the pain was managable, ’cause my dad said I couldn’t be a quitter. I went on with my life, but there have been very few days where I don’t have some sort of pain – probably because that wasn’t the only injury I’ve had…

39. Do you love where you live?

40. How many TV’s are in your house?

41. What is your worst habit?
according to whom? I’m not sure I can pin one down… cussing, probably. I’m a little more free with my expressions these days.

42. How many dogs do you have?
We have a dog that’s sort of like a cat, so he can stay. I’ve had very few good experiences with dogs – and their owners – so I’d rather do without.

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
My wife loves me!

44. Do you own slippers?
Uh, no.

45. What is your favorite book?
I liked The Stand quite a bit.

46. What is your favorite candy?
Caramel squares are yummy, and anything with chocolate that doesn’t also taste like coffee (yuk-o)

47. What is your favorite sports team?
Sorry, not into sports much (see #38)

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
The Seasons (you know, “Good-by papa, it’s hard to die, when all the birds are singing in the sky” – gets me every time!)

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night?
sleeping, thank god

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
River hasn’t gotten out of bed yet… jump!

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