Wednesday, March 05, 2014

32 Questions

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being self-sufficient. In terms of employment that means being self-employed. Never having to worry that a boss, supervisor or manager will cut you loose in an effort to save their own ass. It also means truly controlling your own destiny and likely working harder than you have ever worked in your life.

What is your greatest fear?
Disappointing those around me – mainly my family.

Which living person do you most admire?
My wife. She has done so much that goes unappreciated or under-appreciated and unnoticed.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Having a short fuse.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What is your greatest extravagance?
Dining out.

What is your favorite journey?
My first job after moving to the Twin Cities. I stayed on for nearly ten years and while I struggled to make myself valuable those struggles taught me most of everything I know today and opened the doors to a new career path with, I hope, more job security.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
The ability to multi-task. That just means that you are distracted.

On what occasions do you lie?
To keep from hurting a family member.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My nose. Or maybe my wirey arms.

Which living person do you most despise?
People who refuse to take responsibility for their failures. Embrace them and learn from them.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

What is your greatest regret?
Holding a grudge too long and never fully repairing that damaged relationship before it was too late.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My wife and kids.

When and where were you happiest?
During a trip we won to Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Being more mechanically skilled.

What is your current state of mind?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Be a couple inches taller. In today’s world, height is very important.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Convincing my wife to marry me.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
A cloud. Just imagine the view.

What is your most treasured possession?
My family. They are healthy and that’s good.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing a loved one.

Where would you like to live?
A place in “the country” fairly close to a small town overlooking a river or creek where I have space to roam, solitude when I want it and a close replication to the on-the-farm environment I was lucky enough to grow up in.

What is your favorite occupation?
Toiling away in the garden.

What is your most marked characteristic?
I can say most anything, true or not, and get away with it by following it up with a laugh.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
A good father.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
A good mother.

What do you most value in your friends?

What are your favorite television shows?
Recently I can’t miss “The Walking Dead”, I am sad to see “How I Met Your Mother” coming to an end, the comedy of “30 Rock” is as close to genius as there is and “Fringe” was vastly underappreciated and managed to combine elements of family and loss into a sprawling and fantastic sci-fi drama that topped anything that “The X-Files” ever achieved.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents.

How would you like to die?
I’d like to know when so I can delete my browser history. Kidding.

What is your motto?
Pants are too restricting.

1 comment:

asplenia said...

Really liked what you wrote here - you can always tell someone is a good person when they revere their partners and their parents.

RE: browser history, set it to delete when you log out! haha