Time was when I'd answer just about any quiz that came along, but I suddenly stopped seeing them as frequently as I had in the past. I found two recently that looked fun, so here's the first, via Paul.
1-What do you want people to say about you when you die?
Long live the Emperor!
2-How long does it take you to get ready to go out?
Kind of depends on where we're going and how enthusiastic I am about going there.
3-If you were an animal what would you be?
4-What's your biggest fear?
Well, clowns freak me out a bit.
5-What’s your most prized possesion?
My 60th anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings, I guess.
6-What’s the funniest word you can think of?
Hmmmm. Gary Larson once wrote that he found the very word "cow" inherently funny, and yeah, it is -- but I like "heebie-jeebies".
7-Do you get along with your parents? Yes.
8-What do you look for in the opposite sex? Eyes, hips, hair, and, well, let's just say "pleasing topography".
9-What was the most difficult thing you had to do? Tell The Daughter that her brother had died. Of all my memories of the whole week Little Quinn passed away, that moment is the one memory that is guaranteed to make me cry.
10-If you were given one day to live what would you do? Er -- I'm not going to answer that one honestly in this space. I'll just go with "leave a bag of burning dog poop on the White House doorstep".
11-If you could relive any day of your life either for good or to change it what would it be? I'd take the interview with The Store when they called way back in 2001. I'd already accepted a job that I'd turn out to both hate and suck at with another company.
12-What's the worst feeling in the world? What do you think?
The best? Being in someone's arms.
13-If you could meet anyone who ever existed who would it be? Carl Sagan.
14-What was the meanest thing you ever did as a little kid? Yeah, I'm not answering this, either.
15-What have you learned about love? Well, it hurts, scars, wounds and mars. As a thing in itself, it has a tendency to be many-splendored. You should set stuff free if you love it. If you love someone, you never have to apologize to them.
16-How have you changed in the past year? The hair's longer and grayer, the heart's lonelier, the brain's finding new stuff to think about. That's kind of how everybody changes, isn't it?