Tuesday, April 13, 2004

22 Questions
This is fun...I saw this over at Planet Swank. Figured it'd give me a good excuse to post to Destroy All Blogs, since I've left it fallow for a month.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says.

Line 4 or sentence 4? Well, since line 4 is one word long, I'll give you the fourth sentence. From Gore Vidal's Creation: "This is a lot harder to believe than the passion of holy Demeter after her daughter went down into Hades," said Callias, "taking the spring and the summer with her, an observable fact."

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?

Uhm...a glass window in my office at work.

3. What is the last thing you watched on DVD? On actual TV?

Last night I viewed the last two episodes on Vol. 3 of the anime series Last Exile. I watched a few minutes of the Today show before leaving for work this morning.

4. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is.


5. Now look at the clock; what is the actual time?

4:15...but it wasn't that hard, since my co-worker announced his decision to leave at 4 about a quarter-hour ago...so I had a reference to go by.

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

Aside from the voices in my head telling me to bring a gun to work tomorrow? The photocopier.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

Damn...I haven't been outside since 8:30 am. Agh!

8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?

I was reading some political entries about the anti-Globalization movement on Wikipedia.

9. What are you wearing?

Really thin tan cargo pants (that are not suitable for this cold spell), a teal work shirt, dark brown loafers, and a gray hooded fleece.

10. Did you dream last night?

I'm sure I did, but I'll be dammned if I can remember what it was about.

11. When did you last laugh?

Probably when I joked about my boss here at work to my co-worker.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

Lots of references for graphic design (charts for standard envelope sizes, fraction to decimal conversion sheets, sample Pantone swatches, etc.) and a menu from the Chinese takeout place next door...my home away from home!

13. Seen anything weird lately?

My newborn son has diaper rash...that was a new one to me.

14. What do you think of this quiz?

It keeps me from working...so it's awesome!

15. What is the last film you saw?

I'm assuming this is referring to theatrical releases. In that case, it's Hellboy.

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?

Palatial estates for each of my good friends and relatives.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.

I lost a watermelon-eating contest at the Snowbird ski resort in Salt Lake City, Utah when I lived there as a child. I'm glad I lost, since the prize was a pair of lift-tickets and I have a horrible case of acrophobia. I can't even climb tall ladders. Acutally, that's two things you didn't know...guess I'm feeling generous.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

I'd make corporations illegal.

19. Do you like to dance?

I used to until I injured my back some time ago. I was quite the rave-goer in my 'youth'.

20. George Bush: is he a power-crazy nutcase or someone who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?

That's kind of a loaded question. Nutcases can still do things that needed to be done. That said, he's a power-crazy nutcase, without a doubt.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl; what do you call her?

Well, we had a name picked out...Mariposa (Spanish for 'Butterfly').

Imagine your first child is a boy; what do you call him?

My first child is a boy. His name is Manuel Alejandro Mayo. (I named him Manuel after my deceased identical twin, and my wife Natasha wanted to give him my name as a middle-name.)

22. Would you ever consider living abroad?

Sure...I have relatives in the Philippines, and I suppose that door's always open if my wife and I decide for some reason to uproot. What with all the crap going on with the Abu-Sayyaf, though, I think I'll stay in Ohio for now :)

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