1. What is a bigger pet peeve for you: someone trying to talk on a cell phone during a movie, a baby crying in a restaurant, a dog barking on your street, or music played loud enough to rattle windows. Let's do a little process of elimination here: if a baby is crying in a restaurant, it's most likely not the fault of the baby, so I can't get annoyed by that. I could get annoyed if the parent(s) are ignoring the baby, though; dogs bark all the time, and like the crying baby, it's not their fault, it's the way they are wired. if it goes on too long, I'm annoyed at the owner; since I am guilty every once in a while of playing music loud enough to rattle windows, I don't get annoyed by it (though if I was annoying someone, I'd hope they'd let me know); it's NEVER right to use a cell phone inside a movie theater. Luckily, I've never had to deal with that, but if I did, I'd have no problem taking the cell phone and making sure it had a very intimate conversation with its owner's pancreas.
2. What is your favorite cologne or perfume that you wear most often? Which one is the one you like the scent of, but don't wear often or at all? I'm not a cologne kind of guy. I have a bottle somewhere that my wife gave me a while ago that I sometimes remember to put a little on if we are going somewhere, but I don't even know what it is called. I prefer "Eau de Moi" and fortunately, I have a failrly pleasant "natural" smell. You'll just have to take my word on that. Somehow I think that is just fine with you.
3. In your opinion, what is the best way to tell someone you value how much they mean to you? Who cares? How can I concentrate on this when "Vampire Bats" is on CBS in just five short hours! Has there ever been a cooler concept for a made-for-tv movie? I predict that in the aftermath of this stunning piece of television, the Emmy award will be re-named the "Vampire Bat." OK, if my arm is twisted: I don't think there is an answer for this because there are different levels of caring for people. I think actions speak louder than words, though. And what says "I love you" more than forcing someone to watch two hours of bats attacking people? It's realism at it's finest. I am tingling with anticipation. Christmas comes early this year.
4. Earlier this week, I posted a personality quiz: If you haven't taken it, please do; if you already have, how accurate were the results compared with your true personality. Nailed it. I'm middle of the road, not too abrasive, not too challenged. Modest, too.
5. When was the last time you feel you got as much sleep as you really needed in a single night? I fell asleep last night at midnight (after the time change) and woke up at 10 AM, so I think that qualifies as getting enough sleep. Man, I love Sunday sometimes. Remind me of this entry when the first bambino comes along and I have to get up 37 times per night.
6. If a stranger walked up to you and handed you a briefcase with enough money to pay off every debt you had down to the penny, do you think you could start from then on living debt-free? At least for a while, but I am more intrigued to know why a complete stranger is giving me money. Why do I have the feeling that the same person is going to return to my home at some point looking for an internal organ or two? Another point: what fun is living debt-free? As someone who has had plenty of debt at times, and at other times been debt-free, I can tell you that life is much more exhilirating when you owe money to other entities. It's certainly incentive to get up everyday and make something out of your life. Of course, if it's a vampire bat handing me that briefcase of money...