Okay, I never do this sort of thing, but I just got off the phone with Annette and I have about a half hour to kill and I don’t want to do anything productive. So I’ll do this meme, which I stumbled across here and here.
My uncle once: I don’t know, which one? My great Uncle Martin gave me a ride on a snowmobile a long time ago.
Never in my life: Have I jumped out of an airplane (nor will I).
When I was five: My kindergarten teacher was named Mrs. Cotton and we called her Mrs. Cotton-candy.
High school was: Okay; better for me than for most people, I think.
I will never forget: The night my son was born and I went home from the hospital to pick up some things and I noticed outside that the sky was full of stars.
I once met: Nobody– I can’t think of anyone “famous” that I’ve met.
Once at a bar: Just once? Um, I saw Detroit beat LA at 3 in the afternoon (said bar was in Hawaii).
By noon I’m usually: Ready for lunch.
Last night: I watched Detroit lose to San Antonio and I stayed up too late monkeying around on my computer.
If only I had: Uh, a million dollars, the concentration to finish writing my textbook, a decent chip shot.
Next time I go to church: I’ll certainly be sitting near my mother.
I have a confession to make: Uh-oh; did they catch me?
When I turn my head left: A poster that is a detail of a picture by Howard Finster.
When I turn my head right: A picture Will made when he was 3, a poster from the College Hill Arts Festival (in Cedar Falls), and a sleeping dog.
You know when I’m lying when: I brag about my chipping and straight drives.
Every day I think about: Umm, what’s for dinner, what will Will be like when he’s older, when will I write something really good, etc.
By this time next year: Getting ready to Europe and getting ready to be done teaching (again).
I have a hard time understanding: Math and foreign languages.
If I ever go back to school I’ll: …be WAAAAYYY too educated, but I’d probably study elementary education.
You know I like you when: Um, I’m not sure… if I invite you to dinner?
If I won an award the first person I’d thank is: Depends on the award, but probably Annette and Will.
My ideal breakfast is: Just coffee; or eggs (just the whites) mixed with cheddar cheese and Canadian bacon; or plain yogurt mixed with high fiber cereal with a bannana on the side (But I’m getting sick of eggs and my cholesterol is too high, so I think I am going to be eating the second one more and more…).
A song I love, but do not have is: Jeez, I don’t know; I’ve got like 4000 songs on my iPod right now….
If you visit my hometown, I suggest: Go by UNI, have coffee at Cup o’ Joe, go to the Ice House Museum, go to The Brown Bottle. Oh, and go during Sturgis Falls Days.
Why won’t anyone: Just do every single little thing that I tell them and do it exactly right?
If you spend the night at my house: You’ll probably be staying in the room I am in right now.
I’d stop my wedding for: Ah, I can’t really do that. I’m already married.
The world could do without: Oh so many things, but I’ll go with dumb people and ill-fitting pants.
I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: … think too hard about this metaphor. Icky.
Paper clips are more useful than: Watermellons (I’m getting kind of worn out by this at this point…)
If I do anything well: It’s writing and teaching. And maybe cooking.
And by the way: I’ve got to go walk the dog here soon.
The last time I was drunk: It depends on what you mean by “drunk,” but if you mean “DRUNK-drunk,” like can’t get up in the morning at all and/or pukin’ in the bushes drunk, that was a long time ago….