As If You Really Care... TMI about bob_tomato (GTKY W/O)by Andrew Padgett
Dec 29, 2003 (Updated Apr 24, 2004)
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Seeing as how I'm really busy right now with work and family holiday events, a questionnaire is just the thing for posting on epinions... thanks to sarah for providing the questions and forum.
-Birth date: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver and Matt Damon all share my birthday with me (next year, Matt and I are going to try to sneak Sigourney away to Cozumel without Chevy...)
-Eye color: green, sometimes frighteningly so...
-Hair color: darker than blond, less than brown
-What does your name mean: Andrew means "strong and manly" hmmm... "bob_tomato" is stolen from the Veggie Tales kids video series - Veggie Tales is the way Sunday School stories SHOULD be taught!
-High school graduation year: 1984
-Favorite TV shows: Current Shows - The Simpsons, ER (have watched EVERY episode in first release...), CSI, and Law & Order. Old TV shows - Emergency (say again, Rampart?), Monty Python, The Cosby Show, Seinfeld
-In the car- ac or windows: AC of course - I live in Texas
-Favorite game: good financial or political simulations like Railroad Tycoon, Sim City, Civilization, etc.
-Favorite drink: a pint of Guinness in a dark pub after a European tour choir concert
-Favorite food: I often gauge the quality of a restaurant by the nachos they serve...
-Favorite color: whatever shade of brown exists in my wife's eyes at this moment...sigh...
-Favorite sounds: my kids saying "I love you dad!", my driver making solid contact with the golf ball, light snow falling at night in the Sierra Nevada, Sting in concert, "Lacrimosa" from Mozart's Requiem sung really well in a lartge cathedral (been there, done that) - and live music played really well in a wonderful acoustic space makes me tingle all over
-Favorite smell: my wife's hair laying across my chest
-Favorite soundtrack: "That Thing You Do"
-Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Helping my kids move into their own apartments
-Are you a good friend: yes, if I make the time and effort
-Chocolate or Vanilla cake: Chocolate
-What do you drive: 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager
-Do you sleep with a stuffed animal: no, but my wife does...
-Thunderstorms cool or scary: fun to watch from inside the house, NOT fun to drive through at night in the middle of Oklahoma while returning from Christmas in Denver
-If you could meet one person in the World, who would it
be: Jesus - got a few questions I need to get cleared up
-What do you wear to bed: various pajama pants (one at a time, silly), sometimes less, depends on the weather
-Guys- If a girl ever asked you for the shirt on your back,
would you give it to her? probably
-If you could have any occupation when you get older, what
would it be: recording engineer at a major studio
-What is your favorite quote: Arthur Dent: 'What's so bad about getting drunk?' Ford Prefect: 'You ask a glass of water'
-Have you ever been in love: you betcha
-Is the glass half-empty or half-full: pints of Guinness are half-empty :( everything else is half-full
-Which one, Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
-Are you a righty, lefty, or ambidextrous: righty who bats lefty
-What is your dream car: Audi TT coupe
-Nickname: "Dad-drew", and "would you make some coffee?"
-Favorite Salad Dressing: Bleu Cheese
-Do you Drink: occasionally - got an occasion handy?
-Have you ever been skinny dipping: yep
-Have you ever been convicted of a crime: nope
-Pets: "Oreo", border collie
-Favorite Movies: Bringing Up Baby, Monty Python's Holy Grail, Amelie, LOTR, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sleepless In seattle, A Hard Day's Night, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Ocean's Eleven (new) plus many more I could watch at the drop of a hat
-Favorite type of music: anything that requires intelligence, talent and skill to create and recreate - no clones please
-Hobbies: games, singing, golf
-Do you get along with your parents: actually, we get along very well
-Favorite beer: Guinness, Watney's Red Barrel, and a Belgian Trippel I once had at a Benedictine monastery near Brugges, OH MY...
-Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Bonus Best of W/O answer:
I am far too ignorant of current music to post a helpful best/worst of 2003 music review, and I don't have time to post a longer list of my choices for the best writers on the site, but I would be remiss if I did not mention my choice for Epinion's "Writer of the Year":
plorentz is on a lot of best lists, and Paul deserves every accolade we can give him. From his use of the word "infralapsarianism" while musing on the universal aspects of McDonald's, to a discussion with his mother, if she was David Bowie, Paul NEVER fails to entertain and challenge his readers. Besides possessing a sharp wit, incredible instincts for what will work in a review, and a wonderful sense of fun, I feel that I can count Paul as a real friend. Someday, I hope that we can get together for an evening of Limburger, Leinenkugel's, and karaoke... BTK!!