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40 Things You Never Wanted to Know About Me

A Really Wordy Wednesday…

Not another boring survey!Do you ever fill out the random surveys people send you? I almost never do, but just ran across one I filled out a couple of years ago. So if you are bored, this should exacerbate that situation… and if you can’t sleep, this may just be the ticket. Disclaimer: I didn’t make up the questions.

  1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My middle name is the same as my dads and his dads. Oh, and there’s an angel named after me.
  2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I spilled some milk on the kitchen floor whilst preparing to feed my baby girl in the middle of the night (pumped breast milk to be specific) and am pretty sure I cried over it. [Remember this was two years ago]
  3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I’m told it has a “serial killer” look to it. Too, neat I guess. My mom taught school. That’s my excuse… for the handwriting, not mass murder. No excuse for the latter other than “they had it coming.”
  4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Don’t eat lunch meat really. I’m on a no carcinogenic animal byproduct diet.
  5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? We have the most wonderful little 8 month old girl in the world. [She’s now 2½]
  6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? No. Run. Run fast.
  7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Never.
  8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Nope, and they never call any more.
  9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Nah. My back is sore enough already from picking up my little girl. Now, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane I’d consider.
  10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Muesli, Cheerios, Pizza, the usual.
  11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Um… yes. Glad you didn’t ask about my straitjacket.
  12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Coffee with dark chocolate chips mixed in. Also quite like pistachio Italian ice.
  13. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their number of heads. If they have more than one I notice it straight away.
  14. RED OR PINK? Red Communist or Pinko Commie? Tough choice.
  15. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My rugged good looks. Hate that.
  16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My Dad.
  17. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? Nope. I’d not wish that on anyone. It’s bad enough I’m posting this where you can read it.
  18. WHAT ACTOR/ACTRESS WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? I think Kate Winslet would do a fine job.
  19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Stormy winds in the trees outside my office window.
  20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Green… “leafy, growing things, green”.
  21. FAVORITE SMELLS? The air right after it rains.
  22. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Don’t watch sports.
  23. HAIR COLOR? Dirty blond. I’ll wash it tomorrow.
  24. EYE COLOR? Blue
  25. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? I’m having trouble reading this question. That’d be, no.
  26. FAVORITE FOOD? Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian… okay, just about anything.
  27. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Romances for me… then I can be surprised if the ending is scary or happy.
  28. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Black.
  29. SUMMER OR WINTER? Um… Autumn.
  30. HUGS OR KISSES? I’m married. Stop asking.
  31. WHAT’S THE LAST THING YOU THINK OF AT NIGHT? Have you seen my wife and daughter? I think “I’m the luckiest guy on Earth!”
  32. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? By my bed, “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey (last name starts with “N” I think)
  33. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? My mouse.
  34. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? LOST. [This was 2 years ago]
  35. FAVORITE SOUND(S). My daughter laughing.
  36. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles.
  37. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Palau, Micronesia (scuba diving)
  38. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Yes.
  39. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Orlando. And before you ask, no, not at Disney World.
  40. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? I love learning about my friends, but I’m not inflicting this upon anyone else.

Apparently I lied about that last one, but that was two years ago. The pressure to publish is so great I’ve lowered my editorial standards. Do you ever fill these things out? Please leave a comment and share the answer to any of these that catch your fancy… or make fun of my answers. I can take it. Maybe.

Do you ever fill out the random surveys people send you? I almost never do, but just ran across one I filled out a couple of years ago. So if you are bored, this should exacerbate that situation… and if you can’t sleep, this may just be the ticket. Disclaimer: I didn’t make up the questions.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My middle name is the same as my dad’s and his dad’s. Oh, and there’s an angel named after me.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I spilled some milk on the kitchen floor whilst preparing to feed Molly in the middle of the night (pumped breast milk to be specific) and am pretty sure I cried over it. [remember this was two years ago]

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I’m told it has a “serial killer” look to it. Too, neat I guess. My mom taught school. That’s my excuse… for the handwriting, not mass murder. No excuse for the latter other than “they had it coming.”

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Don’t eat lunch meat really. I’m on a no carcinogenic animal byproduct diet.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? We have the most wonderful little 8 month old girl in the world. [now 2½]

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? No. Run. Run fast.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Never.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Nope, and they never call any more.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Nah. My back is sore enough already from picking up my little girl. Now, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane I’d consider.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Muesli, Cheerios, Pizza, the usual.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Um… yes. Glad you didn’t ask about my straitjacket.

12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Coffee with dark chocolate chips mixed in. Also quite like pistachio Italian ice.

13. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their number of heads. If they have more than one I notice it straight away.

14. RED OR PINK? Red Communist or Pinko Commie? Tough choice.

15. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My rugged good looks. Hate that.

16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My Dad.

17. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? Nope. I’d not wish that on anyone. It’s bad enough I’m posting this where you can read it.

18. WHAT ACTOR/ACTRESS WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? I think Kate Winslet would do a fine job.

19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Storm winds in the trees outside my office window.

20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Green… “leafy, growing things, green”.

21. FAVORITE SMELLS? The air right after it rains.

22. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Don’t watch sports.

23. HAIR COLOR? Dirty blond. I’ll wash it tomorrow.

24. EYE COLOR? Blue

25. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? I’m having trouble reading this question. That’d be, no.

26. FAVORITE FOOD? Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian… okay, just about anything.

27. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Romances for me… then I can be surprised if the ending is scary or happy.

28. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Black.

29. SUMMER OR WINTER? Um… Autumn.

30. HUGS OR KISSES? I’m married. Stop asking.

31. WHAT’S THE LAST THING YOU THINK OF AT NIGHT? Have you seen my wife and daughter? I think “I’m the luckiest guy on Earth!”

32. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? By my bed, “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey (last name starts with “N” I think)

33. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? My mouse.

34. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? LOST. [this was 2 years ago]

35. FAVORITE SOUND(S). My daughter laughing.

36. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles.

37. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Palau, Micronesia (scuba diving)

38. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Yes.

39. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Orlando. And before you ask, no, not at Disney World.

40. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? I love learning about my friends, but I’m not inflicting this upon anyone else.

Apparently I lied about that last one, but that was two years ago, and the pressure to publish is so great I’ve lowered my editorial standards. Do you ever fill these things out? Please leave a comment and share the answer to any of these that catch your fancy… or make fun of my answers. I can take it. Maybe.

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  1. Boldly Mocking

    WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
    As in a book-book? Anything longer than 140 chars is too much for me to comprehend #kthxbai

    1. Michael Schmid

      I’m only funny in 140 characters or less. My wife put a character limit on our conversations. Well, for me.

  2. Rachael

    “a witty comment”

    I’m good at following instructions! 😉

    Hope you are enjoying the smell of the rain right now. 🙂

    1. Michael Schmid

      LOL. I kinda asked for that didn’t I, Rachael? I’m about to head out into that rain. We’ll see how it smells/feels. 😉

  3. Mitzi

    OK….the one thing that for some reason surprised me about this entire thing was that you don’t watch sports. We don’t in our house either….but I guess I should have known that would be a duh question…I mean you do like dressing up after all. (have y’all gone to that favorite Ren Faire yet?)

    And YES…I did indeed read the entire Q/A OCD has that affect on me. (((HUGS)))

    1. Michael Schmid

      LOL. Nope we’ve not been to Scarborough once this year. And what about having been to a RenFaire (other than it may mean daddy is a big geek) precludes my watching sports? Have a great evening. I must imagine our storms are headed your way now.

  4. kristina

    I love this. I do those surveys at work all the time to waste time. Ha!

    1. Michael Schmid

      LOL. Weren’t you complaining on twitter about 12 hour days a while back, Kristina? Maybe if you weren’t filling out surveys all the time they could be shorter? 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my silly blog. I’ll write a deep meaning filled one next… maybe.

  5. Alex | Perfecting Dad

    You don’t watch sports either! I thought I was the only one. Huh, who are in the Stanley Cup playoffs? Chicago Bulls vs Mighty Ducks I think. How many people on the field at once? They’re trying to get the ball that to the orange side. Wait a sec, why did they switch directions? Those guys have huge headsets. How long is this game?

    1. Michael Schmid

      Too funny, Alex! I’m not that bad. I cheer every time the Dallas Cowboys hit a home run! 😉

  6. Ivy

    I thought about playing along and posting my answers on Unscripted Life, but I got bored after like question six or seven. I had much more fun reading your answers rather than writing my own.

    Very funny! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Michael Schmid

      Hi, Ivy. Glad you enjoyed it. I almost never fill these out, but when I found one I had done two years ago, I figured I’d torture you all by sharing it. 😉

  7. Terri

    This was great, it made me laugh. I don’t think I have ever done a survey. I don’t think I want to either.. I’m not witty enough for them :). You can totally get away with them, I wanted to read each and every question.

    1. Michael Schmid

      Thanks so much, Terri! I rarely do surveys. Perhaps I’ll post one once a year? Glad it made you laugh!

  8. OneMommy

    LOL – I got a lot of these on FB in the day… I cried over spilled breast milk, too – my husband couldn’t understand why at the time. You are a good daddy to get up at night to do a feeding.

    Stopping by from Mom Loop Friday follow…

    1. Michael Schmid

      LOL. Yeah, I’m the one who puts our daughter to bed each night and gets up with her if she cries. Only fair since my wife does all the work during the day. Besides it gives me some quality hugging time with my 2 year old. 🙂

  9. Abby

    I’m responding to your Twitter plea for comments. 😉 You’re funny! #2 reminded me of the time my husband unplugged a freezer full of breastmilk to plug in a Shop-vac. As long as we are married, he will never live that down.

    1. Michael Schmid

      I know. I’m so needy aren’t I, Abby? Regarding #2… he unplugged a whole freezer of breastmilk. What’s more shocking is he was using the shop-vac!?

  10. Mary Kathryn Johnson

    You Are Too Funny!
    My Fav’s:
    1. Coffee with Dark Choc Chips!
    2. Dirty Blond…
    3. My Mouse.

    Honorable mention:
    “Have you seen my wife and daughter?” (Good answer!)

    Happy Wednesday!

    1. Michael Schmid

      Don’t encourage me, Mary Kathryn.

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