Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Oil and vinegar
Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. Marietta Diner for breakfast, The Rib Ranch for lunch, O'Charley's for dinner
Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. 20% or a little over
Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
A: BBQ potato chips
Q. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
A. Pepperoni and sausage
Q. What do you like to put on your toast?
Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. Which computer? None (solid gray background) on my work laptop (running Windows), Fedora default on my other laptop (running Fedora Linux), "Ripples Moss" on the Mac.
Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A: 3. The main TV in the living room, a small TV in my office that I don't use much now that Jeopardy is on at 7 PM, and another small one that has a builtin DVD player in Mary's office, where I was staying after I got home from the hospital.
Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. Right, but the right hand is out of commission for the time being, so I'm doing everything with my left.
Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. Tonsils and adenoids.
Q. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A. I forget; it was before I was in the hospital.
Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. I was sedated for three days after my stroke.
Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Q. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
A. I like the one I have, but I might consider changing it to Holten because that's the way everyone wants to spell it.
Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. Not by mistake.
Q. Have you ever saved someone's life?
Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. Yes. A lot of people at the hospital. Thank God for them.
Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. They can take my right pinky, since it's not doing me any good.
Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. In a New York minute.
Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A. The correct question is, "would anyone buy the magazine?"
Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. I would have no problem with killing someone who was threatening my life or the lives of Mary or my friends.
Q: What is in your left pocket?
A: My wallet, money clip and cell phone. I don't put anything in my right pocket since my stroke.
Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. I've never watched it.
Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A: Laminate (Pergo) and vinyl.
Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A: Sit. It's easier to reach everything.
Q: Could you live with roommates?
Q: How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A: I got stopped by the cops in Des Moines for walking back to my hotel after dinner. Seems they thought I was armed, and I guess no one walks in downtown Des Moines after 5 PM.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Major league ballplayer.
Q: Friend you talked to?
Q: Last person who called you?
A: The rehab doctor's office to remind me that I have an appointment Thursday at 11:30.
Q: Person you hugged?
A: 14. I don't know why.
A: Any but summer.
Q: Missing someone?
A: Not really.
A: A little bored
Q: Listening to?
A: Smooth Jazz on Sky FM (via iTunes).
A: The three computers in my office.
Q: Worrying about?
Q: First place you went this morning?
A: Didn't go out until 12:30, when I went to Los Bravos with Mary.
Q: What can you not wait to do?
A: Start NaNoWriMo.
Q: What's the last movie you saw?
A: "Good Luck Chuck". It was OK, but not all that great.
Q: Do you smile often?
A: Not really, simply because I spend the better part of the day working.
Q: Are you a friendly person?