I should be celebrating today, but I’m feeling a little bummed out. I guess it’s because, in concert with my wife this morning, I’m finding myself wondering why we (she and me) live where we live. We’re fairly happy that Obama won the election. She’s ecstatic. I’m have hopes that the downward slide of the United States Supreme Court will be slowed.
Closer to home, we proved that notwithstanding Obama’s victory, another kind of bigotry is alive and well.
So I thought for today, I’d try to not write too seriously about politics. Or anything for that matter. Instead, I give you some insight into me and what I like by posting my answers to one of those — as I call them — Friends & Family Trivial Pursuit emails.
Don’t gorge. Take it slow and easy.
Welcome to the new 2008 edition of getting to know your family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to be lame and spoil the fun. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you.
Some of you may get this several times; that means you have lots of friends. The easiest way to do it is to hit ‘reply’ so you can change the answers or copy and paste. Have fun and be truthful!
2. What color are your socks right now?
Either dark blue or black. I can’t tell. I’m a struggling criminal defense attorney. I could probably argue it either way.
3. What are you listening to right now?
The loud hum of some kind of equipment outside my window.
4. What was the last thing that you ate?
Pizza, last night, while celebrating. I washed it down with Mumm’s blanc de noir. Not my mum’s, but someone’s, I’m sure.
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
You betcha. (Oh, can I say that now that the election is over?)
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
Mike, a client, so I won’t give a last name.
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
You betcha. (So sue me.)
8. How old are you today?
50, and I’ve been that way for some months now. It’s depressing at times, but I’m learning to live with it.
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I almost never watch sports on TV. If I do, I usually watch just a few minutes of either golf or football. But I always get confused, because I can’t figure out which racket you’re supposed to use to putt a field goal.
10. What is your favorite drink?
Diet Pepsi. A bottle of wine or two will do in a pinch, though.
11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Long, long time ago, I tried a few times. Then someone said it would inspire more confidence in potential clients if I stopped and since I didn’t care much for it anyway, I stopped. Can’t tell, though, if it had any impact on potential clients. Since my hair is fairly long, it has saved me some time and money.
12. Favorite food?
Cheeseburger and fries, probably. Steak will do in a pinch. Especially if it’s a filet, or at least a New York steak. And none of that chicken-fried steak, either. If I’m having steak, I want it cooked by a human.
13. What is the last movie you watched?
Hmmm…I can’t remember. It’s been awhile. And most of the movies I watch are for escapism, so they’re forgettable. It was probably something about someone trying to blow up something, or stop something from being blown up. I guess I blew this question.
14. Favorite day of the year?
I don’t really have a favorite. I used to love Halloween because we’d make really cool costumes and go to parties. My personal blog contains some articles about Halloween costumes I’ve made. (www.unspun.us)
15. How do you vent anger?
I don’t. Probably a bad thing. I’m told you can sometimes tell that I’m angry because I become more methodical and usually speak more calmly. At least, that’s how it works in a courtroom.
16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
The neighbor girl. Oh, wait. That was in high school. And, dad, I’m kidding. (I included my dad in the list of people I sent this to.) Did I HAVE a childhood, or a favorite toy? Hmmm…guess I’d have to say my dictionary. It might have been my button from the “We Never Guess, We Look It Up Club.” (Yes, I really did belong and I really did have such a button.)
17. What is your favorite season?
Summer. I hate being cold.
18. Cherries or Blueberries?
Sometimes. Usually I prefer cheeseburgers and fries (see above). Cherry Garcia, though, is a good substitute.
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?
Of course! What’re friends for? Besides, it’s the only time I have any contact with most of ’em! 😉
20. Who is the most likely to respond?
Hmmm…maybe I better remember to cc myself. No, better not: I’ll end up stuck in a loop.