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32 Random Questions

I saw this on a random blog the other day and figured it would be kinda fun. So I gave it a whirl.


1.) Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
My wife needs them closed to sleep, and what ever she needs I happily oblige. I could sleep on a sheet of plywood on the roof of a moving train.

2.) Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?
Nope. They never have anything decent anyways. The shower cap on the other hand…..

3.) Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked in for sure. I can’t sleep if the covers are all bunched up at my feet or neck.

4.) Have you ever stolen a street sign?
No, but if I came across a Burkard street I may think twice about it.

5.) Do you cut out coupons and then never use them?
Not really. I don’t think Cervelo accepts coupons, do they?

6.) Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
Swarm of bees, because I am pretty sure I have a chance to out run them.

7.) Do you always smile for pictures?
I am usually laughing or smiling all day, so if you can catch me at the right time, you can take a picture with a smile. I can’t force it though.

8.) Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
Only when I am going up or down stairs. Every time.

9.) Have you ever peed in the woods?
Have you ever run early in the morning?

10.) Do you still watch cartoons?
Everyday with my daughter. Now that she is older, I am starting to enjoy them as much as she does.

11.) Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
In the backyard, but you didn’t hear that from me.

12.) What do you drink with dinner?
On rare occasion a glass of water.

13.) What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
I would go for a chipotle mayo or hot sauce.

14.) What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Fight Club, Bourne Trilogy (try to pick just one), Snatch, and Aladdin.

15.) Were you ever a girl scout?

16.) Would you ever get in a metal cage and swim with sharks?
In a heart beat; as long as I had a chance to inspect the cage and the boat crew spoke English. Need them to understand “get me out of here”.

17.) Can you change the oil on your car?
Since the 7th grade

18.) Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Yup, right after I gave my wife a hard time for getting one. Perfect timing.

19.) Afraid of heights?
I was afraid as a kid, but I grew up and now I have no issues. My stomach still drops when I am really high.

20.) Do you sing in the car?

With the window rolled up or down. I will even bust an ‘air guitar’ solo once and a while.

21.) Is Christmas stressful?
These days it is hard not to be stressed during the holidays. I save up a couple days of vacation and take the days between Christmas and New Years off to decompress. Works like a charm.

22.) Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid.
Bus driver. I aimed high as a kid.

23.) Do you believe in ghosts?
Yup. I feel my son sometimes with me when I am running.

24.) The first concert you ever went to.
The Tragically Hip in 2005. They were awesome.

25.) Wal-Mart, Target, or Kmart?
For the purpose of people watching? Wal-Mart. For the purpose of shopping? None.

26.) Nike or Adidas?
Nike for clothing and New Balance for shoes…..

27.) Can you curl your tongue?
No, but it is a life skill I wish I had……..

28.) Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
I am a guy, we don’t cry.

29.) The last concert you saw?
Wallflowers, Third Eye Blind, and The Counting Crows. It was a corporate event that my wife insisted going to. I am not a fan of bands that were popular when I was in Junior High.

30.) Can you swim well?
To put it this way; the part of Escape from Alcatraz that I am worried about isn’t he swim, it is the sand ladder.

31.) Can you knit of crochet?
Never tried.

32.) Are you a dog person or a cat person?
Dog person, I have a Wheaton at home.

So there you go. Hopefully this gives you a little bit more insight into who I am, and some of the weird aspects of my personality. Hopefully I am not that weird.

Question: Would you ever get in a metal cage and swim with sharks?


2 responses

  1. I’ve swum with sharks and sting rays. No cage, no chain mail… Just a swim suit, mask, snorkel and flippers. Touched a 9′ nurse shark on the tail. It was, without a doubt, KICK ASS.

    November 15, 2013 at 1:53 am

  2. I would get in a cage with great whites in a heart beat, probably would not take long before I start thinking I could outswim them. I have swam with some milder sharks while snorkeling, but i never felt threatened.

    November 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

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