Your full name:
Sex: Eschewing all joke answers -- Male
Your age: 38
Languages you speak: American English (I can get around in British English and Australian English as well)
Education: B.A., Vassar College
Where do you live?: The lovely but flood-prone town of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you settle?: Probably somewhere in this same general area, but a slightly ritzier town. (Though a place in London would be nice, too.)
What's currently on top of your "to do" list?: Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip, Mum mum mum mum mum mum, Get a job.
Name five places you'd love to return to:
- Disney World
- an office in midtown Manhattan
Quirky fact about you: I was born in a lighthouse; my mother was the sea. I crawled to school each morning when it occurred to me that life's just a mood ring we're not allowed to see.
Your most unusual traveling experience: I was in Paris for less than 48 hours once, and spent most of the time in a basement staring at a computer screen. Two work friends and I took a mad dash around the city the second night, so we could at least see a bit of it.
Favorite type of music: Sarcastic pop music (They Might Be Giants, Fountains of Wayne, early Oingo Boingo, Harvey Danger, Cracker), shading into smart rock songwriting more generally (Richard Thompson, Aimee Mann, Rilo Kiley, Nick Cave, the Kinks from '65 to '74).
What song are you listening to right now?: Nothing; the kids were in the room, so they had the TV on. Now it's blissfully quiet.
Favorite movies: Love, Actually; Much Ado About Nothing; The Princess Bride; The Incredibles; the "Wallace & Gromit" shorts
Favorite books: I don't re-read much, so it's a hard question-- I'll say Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October, P.G. Wodehouse's Joy in the Morning, and Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies.
Who would you like to meet?: Chip Kidd and Stephan Pastis
First thing you notice about the opposite sex?: Whether or not she's a redhead. Then, height. Then, general curvature in the important areas.
Are you in love?: I've been married fourteen years and have two kids, a mortgage, two minivans, an inflatable pool and a life with my wife. If that's not love, what is? (He said, channeling Fiddler on the Roof.)
Do you like the person that sent you this?: No one sent it, but Pat seems like a nice guy. (I only know him on-line.)
Your fave drink?: When I'm seriously drinking alcohol, it's bourbon-and-Coke. When I'm sipping, it's a whiskey sour. The other 99% of the time, it's water or sometimes a Sprite.
Favorite sport?: I used to watch baseball, but I drifted away. There just aren't enough hours in the day.
What's the worst advice you ever got: Nothing springs to mind; I don't pay attention to advice a lot of the time.
Will you tag anyone to do this?: Nope. But go ahead and grab it, if it amused you.