1. Full name:
Christopher Michael Walsh. Mom and Dad couldn’t decide between either as a name and decided to use both. They found out later that Christopher was the most popular name for boys in 1973 and Michael was the second most popular. So I know a lot of Christophers and Michaels, and even some Christopher Michaels. I once worked with a guy named Christopher Michael Halsey.
2. What color underwear are you wearing?
Boringly white. (I do have two pairs of boxers for occasional wearin’: green with red highlights (they’re silk, too) and black with white highlights. That pair’s cotton.)
3. What are you listening to right now?
The Arizona Cardinals-Carolina Panthers playoff game.
4. Are your legs crossed?
5. What was the last thing you ate?
A cookie. Actual lunch was an OK lobster ravioli from Trader Joe’s.
6. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Clear! I’m subtle. (I know, there’s no “Clear” Crayola. I just thought that answer was funny.)
7. How is the weather right now?
40-ish and finally dry (after flood-causing amounts of snow and rain).
8. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Not sure; either Mom to give her a message from the office where I’m temping, or a call by slipjig and rafaela.
9. First thing you notice about the opposite sex?
That they are the opposite sex. (Sometimes it’s not obvious, y’know?)
10. Do you like the person who sent you this?
Very much so.
11. How are you today?
Decent. Well-rested, too.
12. Favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Milkshakes. (And I’ve had milkshakes with some alcohol added, too…)
13. Favorite alcoholic drink?
I don’t drink much, but probably my best drinking experience so far was via a bit of whiskey.
14. Favorite sports?
Football. I also want to watch and appreciate basketball more.
15. Hair color?
Blond, with a mix of white and red for non-blond touches.
16. Eye color?
Hazel-ish, It seems to change. I apparently had blue eyes for a decent chunk of my childhood.
17. Do you wear contacts?
No, and never. Seem like more trouble than they’re worth.
One older brother, T.J.
19. Favorite month?
I’ve never decided that.
20. Favorite food?
My family’s lentil soup. I’ve long been fond of soup. I should have Vietnamese soup soon (I’m a fool for pho)…
21. Last movie you watched?
The Godfather, on the Bagdad’s big screen. Amazing film.
22. Favorite day of the year?
Never decided that, either.
23. Saturday or Sunday?
See 19 and 22.
24. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
26. Summer or winter?
27. Hugs or kisses?
28. Chocolate or vanilla?
Both. (Hey, both can be sweet, and I have a sweet tooth.)
29. Do you want your friends to write back?
30. Who is most likely to respond?
Answer that question for me, people. Surprise me…
31. Who is least likely to respond?
The people who’ve already done it! I’m not expecting them to redo it on my account!
32. Living arrangements?
Small studio apartment, big enough for my own self.
33. What books are you reading?
Geek Love (slowly, slowly) by Katherine Dunn…kind of a tough read…
Zeppelins West by Joe R. Lansdale – sexed-up steampunk by one of the most distinctive writers of similes we have writing English!
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
34. What did you do last night?
Be amused and amusing at the Bagdad before that screening of The Godfather.
35. Did you wake up before your alarm went off this morning?
I didn’t have it set today. During the week, I tend to wake up before the alarm about half the time.
40. Favorite chips?
The cracked peppercorn chips Tim’s (a Salem, Oregon chip maker) used to make. I’m also working through various Kettle Foods brands to see what else I like.
41. Favorite car?
I’ve never been a big car person: they’re very functional for me. Whatever cars Mythbusters uses for stunts (BOOM!).
42. Favorite flowers?
Whichever one smells like rotting meat when it blooms. (Yeah, I’m not a big flowers guy.)
43. How many keys on your key ring?
44. Can you juggle?
Only barely, but I think that’d be a neat skill.
45. Favorite day of the week?
Hey, if it’s a day I’m upright and taking nourishment, it’s all good.
46. Red or white wine?
I never look inside the Franzia box to be sure. (This only works if you imagine me lifting an entire freaking box of the stuff up to my mouth and guzzling, which by the way HAS NEVER HAPPENED.)
47. What did you do for your last birthday?
Did laundry, then got serenaded in a birthday song by a roomful of people led by s00j during one of her house concerts. (Proof!)
48. Are you an organ donor?
49. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
Dream-related thoughts. I dream vividly.
50. What are you doing once this is finished?
Watching more football, eating, and running downtown to Powell’s. I’m in the mood for an errand.