Subject: learn something about your friends
Okay, here's what you're supposed to do. Copy (not forward) this entire e-mail and paste it onto a new e-mail that you will send. Change all of the answers so that they apply to you. Then, send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about your friends. Remember to send yours back to the person who sent it to you.
(Sorry, Mickey Mouse won't give any starving child any money for this one.)
NAME: Steve White
SEX: Uh, I'm having trouble with this one. I rewrote my response three times, this last time including several rather complex diagrams and color illustrations. Then my PC crashed and I lost the whole thing. While it was rebooting, it occured to me to ask: Did you mean "gender"? Oh. Male.
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: With the woman I love, in a skytop Wonderland in which Cheshire contractors fade into the background, leaving behind only boxes.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OUIJA BOARDS: Haven't thought about them in years, actually. Good brand identity, I suppose.
YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS? Movies. Almost any movies, but in particular the ones in which (as Randy would say) "the bus comes in from the right and, rather than going out on the left, explodes." As long as it's not news. Ick.
WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Mouse pads! How very retro!
FAVORITE MAGAZINE: "Log" (http://www.davidchess.com/words/log.html).
FAVORITE SMELLS: Helen. The skin at the nape of her neck. Her breath, when it becomes moist. Her hair, late at night.
WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD: Being left.
BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD: That astonishing, religious experience when I look into the eyes of the person I love and see her looking back at me with that same astonishment.
FAVORITE CD/SOUNDTRACK: Quake II. Call me sentimental.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING? Oh my God, already?
DO YOU GET MOTION SICKNESS? No. I enjoy a moving experience.
ROLLER COASTERS-SCARY OR EXCITING? The ones I go on are exciting. The ones I avoid are scary.
PEN OR PENCIL?: Analog media are dead.
HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE? However many it takes for Helen to pick it up. I hate phones.
PET PEEVE: People who get in my way.
FUTURE SON'S NAME: Well, this is complicated.
FUTURE DAUGHTER'S NAME: This is too.
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Both, and Swiss Almond Vanilla and Thin Mint and Fresh Peach! Can I have nuts on that?
DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE? I bought a Miata last year. Any other questions?
DO YOU SLEEP WITH STUFFED ANIMALS? Not to the best of my knowledge. But you have me worried. Let me check ...
IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON, DEAD OR ALIVE: I would meet them alive. It seems much more sanitary.
WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN? Cancer. As I understand it, that means I enjoy eating on a regular basis, have financial considerations and own shoes. How about you?
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE POET? Oh, Robert Frost, I suppose, though it's not a strong favorite. It would actually tell you much more about me to say that this question makes my chest clench, and that I find myself hestitant to say that.
DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI? Of course not. They're structural! Do you eat bean poles?
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Probably pretty much what I do now, but without the regular deliveries of fertilizer.
IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD IT BE? What a curious question. I *can* dye my hair any color, of course. (So can you.) But I don't. If I did, I might pick a shade that looked just the same as my hair in the visible spectrum, but showed bright patterns in the ultraviolet, so as to attract butterflies.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE? Oh yes. Deeply, rapturously, wrenchingly.
WHAT IS ON YOUR WALLS IN YOUR LIVING ROOM? Paint, though, soon, some really fabulous photographs.
IS YOUR GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? Waiter!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SNAPPLE? I used to like Diet Peach, but it made me burp.
ARE YOU A LEFTY, RIGHTY OR AMBIDEXTROUS? I'm a twisted righty. I'm naturally right-handed, but my father was left-handed, So, I bat, golf, and tie my shoes left-handed.
WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED? A lovely maple floor. And a couple of random dust bunnies.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER? Two.
SAY ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU: Helen, my one true love, a miracle in my life, the source of my greatest joys and my greatest fears.
PERSON LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND TO THIS: Liz (I suspect - no offense!).
PERSON MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND: Helen.